Gift with Donation

“The mission of Gallagher's Army: Fallen Officer Fund is simple. We want to get a check into the hands of the surviving family members of a police officer who has been killed in the line of duty as quickly as possible. This show of financial support to be used in any way the family sees fit will in no way compensate for their loss; rather, it's a sign of appreciation, respect and support from a grateful nation” Mike Gallagher, founder, Gallaghers Army: Fallen Officer Fund



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11Feb2016
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Police Officer Jason Moszer

Police Officer Jason Moszer was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call in the area of 3rd Street North and 9th Avenue North in which shots had been fired. The subject, who was armed with multiple long guns, called dispatchers after barricading himself inside of his home and told them he was going to shoot at officers. The subject then shot Officer Moszer, who had setup on

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11Feb2016
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Major Greg “Lem” Barney

Major Greg Barney was shot and killed while assisting members of the Clayton County Police Department at an apartment complex in the 6600 block of Church Street. Major Barney, who was not wearing a vest, was assigned to the perimeter while other officers served a warrant at an apartment. When officers knocked on the door the subject ran out of a back door and encountered Major Barney. The

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10Feb2016
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Deputy Sheriff Scott Ballantyne

Deputy Sheriff Scott Ballantyne and Mr. James Chavez, a civilian pilot, were killed in an airplane crash near Lake Success at approximately 4:15 pm. The aircraft was assisting deputies on the ground search for a subject wanted for brandishing a firearm. It was preparing to leave the area after the suspect was arrested when it suddenly lost altitude and crashed into a mountain. Deputy

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10Feb2016
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Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer

Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day while attempting to question a juvenile in the area of 30 Road and E Road, in Grand Junction, at approximately 11:15 am. He and other deputies were investigating reports of an armed subject in the area and spotted the juvenile, who matched the description of the subject. As Deputy Geer spoke to the juvenile, the

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10Feb2016
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Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey

Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon were shot and killed by a wanted subject shortly before noon. The deputies had been dispatched to the restaurant, at 3412 Merchant Boulevard in Abingdon, after a report was received that the subject was there. Deputy Dailey located the man sitting at a table inside of the restaurant and engaged him in conversation. Without warning,

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10Feb2016
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Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon

Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon and Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey were shot and killed by a wanted subject shortly before noon. The deputies had been dispatched to the restaurant, at 3412 Merchant Boulevard in Abingdon, after a report was received that the subject was there. Deputy Dailey located the man sitting at a table inside of the restaurant and engaged him in conversation. Without warning,

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05Feb2016
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Sergeant Jason Goodding

Sergeant Jason Goodding was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to serve a warrant on a subject on the 300 block of Broadway Street at approximately 9:30 pm. They observed the subject walking along the street and recognized him as having an active felony warrant. The subject resisted arrest and was tasered. However, he was still able to shoot Sergeant Goodding three times.

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20Jan2016
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Correctional Officer Adam Conrad

Correctional Officer Adam Conrad was killed in a vehicle crash while conducting a prisoner transport at approximately 8:00 am. The transport van he was driving went out of control while driving through an area of snow near Mount Vernon, Illinois. The van crossed the center median of I-57, near milepost 84, and was struck by a tractor trailer heading in the opposite direction. Officer Conrad

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17Jan2016
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Police Officer Douglas Scott Barney

Police Officer Doug Barney was shot and killed after responding to an accident near the intersection of 4500 South and 2300 East, in Holladay, shortly after 10:00 am. Upon arriving at the scene he observed a man and woman who had been involved in the crash walking away from the vehicles. As he attempted to make contact with the pair the male subject produced a handgun and shot him in the head,

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17Jan2016
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Police Officer Thomas Cottrell

Police Officer Thomas Cottrell was shot and killed from ambush behind the village's municipal building shortly after 11:00 pm. At approximately 11:20 pm dispatchers received a call from a female subject stating that police officers in Danville were in danger. She stated her ex-boyfriend was armed and intended to kill a police officer. Dispatchers were unable to reach Officer Cottrell on the

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29Dec2015
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Police Officer Juan Feliciano

Police Officer Juan Feliciano suffered a fatal heart attack while assisting with bicycle inspections at the NYPD's Driver Training Facility at Floyd Bennett Field. Officer Feliciano loaded several department bicycles into a van at the 28th Precinct and transported them to a training and repair facility in Brooklyn. Once there he began to off-load the bicycles. As he was removing the bicycles

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28Dec2015
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Lieutenant Luz M. Soto

Lieutenant Luz Soto, Commander Frank Román, and Agent Rosario Hernández de Hoyo were shot inside the Puerto Rico Police Department's Ponce regional headquarters by a disgruntled police officer. The officer had taken Lieutenant Soto, his supervisor, hostage. Commander Román and Agent Hernández de Hoyo engaged the subject in which they were both fatally wounded, along with Lieutenant Soto.

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28Dec2015
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Commander Frank Roma’n

Commander Frank Román, Lieutenant Luz Soto, and Agent Rosario Hernández de Hoyo were shot inside the Puerto Rico Police Department's Ponce regional headquarters by a disgruntled police officer. The officer had taken Lieutenant Soto, his supervisor, hostage. Commander Román and Agent Hernández de Hoyo engaged the subject in which they were both fatally wounded, along with Lieutenant Soto.

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28Dec2015
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Agent Rosario Hernandez de Hoyo

Agent Rosario Hernández de Hoyo, Lieutenant Luz Soto, and Commander Frank Román were shot inside the Puerto Rico Police Department's Ponce regional headquarters by a disgruntled police officer. The officer had taken Lieutenant Soto, his supervisor, hostage. Commander Román and Agent Hernández de Hoyo engaged the subject in which they were both fatally wounded, along with Lieutenant Soto.

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17Dec2015
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Trooper Eli M. McCarson

Trooper Eli McCarson was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a domestic violence call. Trooper McCarson was responding to a domestic violence call and was traveling on Quinton-Alloway Road near Route 49. He was driving in heavy rain when he lost control of the patrol car and struck a utility pole. Trooper McCarson was taken to The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, where he

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12Dec2015
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Police Officer Jesse Tarplin

Police Officer Jesse Tarplin was killed in a motorcycle crash while escorting a funeral procession during an off duty assignment at approximately 12:45 pm. The procession was leaving the funeral home when Officer Tarplin's motorcycle collided with the back of a vehicle near the intersection of Utoy Springs Road and Fairburn Road SW. He was transported Grady Memorial Hospital where he succumbed

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10Dec2015
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Police Officer Noah Leotta

Police Officer Noah Leotta succumbed to injuries sustained on December 3rd, 2015, when he was struck by a drunk driver near the intersection of Rockville Pike and Edmonston Drive. He was conducting a traffic stop on Rockville Pike at approximately 9:45 pm while working a special assignment on the agency's Holiday Alcohol Task Force. He had contacted the driver and was getting back into his

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28Nov2015
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Police Officer Lloyd E. Reed, Jr.

Police Officer Lloyd Reed was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a home at 131 Ligonier Street, in New Florence. He was fatally shot by the subject as he arrived at the location. Despite being wounded, Officer Reed was able to return fire and wounded the subject. The man fled the scene but was arrested by members of the Pennsylvania State Police approximately

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27Nov2015
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Police Officer Garrett Preston Russell Swasey

Police Officer Garrett Swasey was shot and killed while responding to an active shooter at a medical facility at 3480 Centennial Boulevard shortly after 11:30 am. A subject armed with a rifle had entered the facility and opened fire on employees and patients before barricading himself inside. Officer Swasey was among the initial responders and was fatally shot at the scene along with two

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23Nov2015
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Police Officer Ryan P. Copeland

Police Officer Ryan Copeland was killed in a vehicle collision on County Highway N, near Bublitz Road in the town of Albion, at approximately 12:30 pm. He was just beginning his shift and was traveling westbound when a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources pickup truck crossed the center line and struck his patrol car head-on. Officer Copeland succumbed to his injuries at the scene. It

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20Nov2015
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Special investigator Diane DiGiacomo

Special Investigator Diane DiGiacomo died as the result of cancer that developed following prolonged exposure to toxic materials while conducting search and rescue operations after the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11th, 2001. Investigator DiGiacomo and other agents from the ASPCA's Humane Law Enforcement division were assigned to search for abandoned animals in homes and

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19Nov2015
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Corporal William Solomon

Corporal William Solomon succumbed to injuries sustained on March 2nd, 2015, when he was struck by a drunk driver at the Garden City Terminal in Savannah, Georgia. Corporal Solomon was directing traffic at the facility when he was struck by a tractor trailer driven by a drunk driver. He was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. He remained in a coma until passing away from

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18Nov2015
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Police Officer Ricardo Galvez

Police Officer Ricky Galvez was shot and killed from ambush while he sat in his vehicle in the Downey Police Department's parking lot at approximately 11:00 pm. Officer Galvez was preparing to go off duty when he was approached by two subjects who opened fire on him. Another officer who was nearby heard the shots and pursued the subjects into the neighboring city of Montbello, where they

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15Nov2015
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Trooper Jaimie L. Jursevics

Trooper Jaimie Jursevics was struck and killed by a drunk driver while investigating a minor crash on I-25, near Tomah Road, in Douglas County. She was outside of her vehicle when she was struck by a car at approximately 8:50 pm. Trooper Jursevics succumbed to her injuries at the scene. The driver who struck her fled the scene but was arrested a short while later by members of the Palmer

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10Nov2015
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Chief of Police Darrell Lemond Allen

Chief of Police Darrell Allen succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 10 days earlier while struggling with a subject inside of a club at 301 East Avenue B in Temple, Texas. Chief Allen and another Marlin Police Department officer were working a secondary employment assignment at the club when Chief Allen attempted to arrest a subject for creating a disturbance at approximately 1:20 am. The man

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07Nov2015
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Police Officer Stacy L. Case

Police Officer Stacy Case was killed in a vehicle crash when her patrol collided with a University of South Carolina Police Department patrol car at the intersection of College Street and Park Street. She was responding to a call involving a suspected suicide call when the collision occurred at approximately 10:30 pm. She was transported to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital where she succumbed

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06Nov2015
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Police Officer Daniel Ellis

Police Officer Daniel Ellis died two days after being shot while attempting to apprehend a robbery suspect. Officer Ellis and another officer responded to an apartment to search for an armed robbery suspect. While searching the apartment, the suspect opened fire, striking Officer Ellis in the head. The second officer returned fire, striking the suspect. Officer Ellis was taken to the

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05Nov2015
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Police Officer Bryce Hanes

Police Officer Bryce Hanes was killed when his patrol car was struck by a juvenile drunk driver at the intersection of Fourth Street and Etiwanda Avenue, in Ontario, at approximately 2:15 am. Officer Hanes was returning to his patrol area after transporting a prisoner to the West Valley Detention Center. He was driving through the intersection when the drunk driver ran a red light and collided

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29Oct2015
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Police Officer Daniel Webster

Police Officer Dan Webster succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on October 21st, 2015, while making a traffic stop. He had stopped a motorcycle that was displaying a stolen license plate near the intersection of Central Avenue and Eubank Boulevard at approximately 8:00 pm. Officer Webster had placed one handcuff on the subject's left wrist when the man pretended to be injured by complaining

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29Oct2015
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Sergeant William “Karl” Keesee

Sergeant Karl Keesee was killed in a single vehicle crash on US 84 approximately two miles west of Goldthwaite, Texas. His patrol car left the roadway and overturned, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. Sergeant Keesee had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for 25 years and was assigned to Brownwood, Region 5. Read more:

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28Oct2015
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Deputy Constable Jeffrey Radford

Deputy Constable Jeffrey Radford was killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Lucius McCelvey Dr. and N.E. HK Dodgen Loop, in Temple, shortly before 7:00 pm. He was returning to Temple after serving papers in Troy, Texas, when his department vehicle collided with another car. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The two occupants of the other

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25Oct2015
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Park Ranger James Marvin Wallen, Jr.

Park Ranger Jimmy Wallen succumbed to injuries sustained on June 3rd, 1989, when the patrol car he and his partner were in was struck by another vehicle on Amnicola Highway as they exited Hamilton County Riverpark. Rescue personnel resuscitated him at the scene before transporting him to a local hospital. He suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the crash and remained in nursing

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20Oct2015
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Police Officer Randolph Holder

Police Officer Randolph Holder was shot and killed while pursuing an armed male subject. He and his partner were on patrol in the East Harlem section of Manhattan when they responded to a call of shots fired. The officers spoke to a victim who informed them that one of the males who had been firing a gun had also robbed him at gunpoint and fled on a bicycle. The officers canvassed the area for

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18Oct2015
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Investigator Steven Martin Sandberg

Investigator Steve Sandberg was shot and killed while guarding a prisoner at St. Cloud Hospital, in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The prisoner was in custody in connection with a domestic assault in Aitkin County. At approximately 5:15 am the subject attacked and disarmed Investigator Sandberg in the hospital room. The man then fatally shot Investigator Sandberg with his own service weapon. Another

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16Oct2015
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K9 Koa

K9 Koa died from injuries sustained five days earlier while conducting a training exercise. Koa inadvertently ran into the path of a moving vehicle during the training and suffered several injuries. She was taken to a veterinary hospital in Colorado where she was put down after her condition worsened and it was determined she could not recover. K9 Koa was an explosives detention canine who

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06Oct2015
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Police Officer Anthony Lossiah

Police Officer Tony Lossiah succumbed to injuries sustained in the line of duty. He was taken to Mission Hospital, in Asheville, where he developed complications from the original injury. Officer Lossiah had served with the Cherokee Indian Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and children. Read more:

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30Sep2015
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Police Officer Greg Alia

Police Officer Greg Alia was shot and killed when he and two other officers responded to a suspicious person call at the Richland Mall shortly before 8:00 am. The officers located the subject inside a van in the mall's parking lot. As they spoke to him the man became uncooperative and then fled on foot into the mall. During the ensuing struggle the subject produced a stolen .40 caliber handgun

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28Sep2015
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Deputy Sheriff Rosemary Vela

Deputy Sheriff Rosemary Vela was killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to backup another deputy. She was traveling on Highway 70 West, near Huntersville, when her patrol car left the roadway during a period of heavy rain. The vehicle struck a tree and then came to rest in a creek. Deputy Vela had served with the Madison County Sheriff's Office for five months and had previously

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22Sep2015
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Deputy Sheriff Bill Myers

Deputy Sheriff Bill Myers was shot and killed while serving a domestic violence injunction at a local attorney's office on Plew Avenue, in Shalimar, at approximately 8:20 am. He had served the papers on the subject and was leaving the office when the man opened fire from behind, striking him multiple times in the back and the back of the head. The man fled to a local hotel where he

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21Sep2015
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Trooper Nathan-Michael W. Smith

Trooper Nathan-Michael Smith was killed in a single vehicle crash at approximately 7:10 am while responding to assist another trooper whom he believed to be in distress at an accident scene in Dinwiddie County He was exiting I-295 south onto I-95 north, in Prince George County, when his patrol car left the roadway, overturned, and struck several trees. He was extricated from the vehicle and

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19Sep2015
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Police Officer Kevin Toatley

Police Officer Kevin Toatley was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by the driver of a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction on the South Fulton Parkway, near Buffington Road, at approximately 12:30 am. His patrol car burst into flames following the crash. The five occupants of the other vehicle, including three children, were injured in the crash. Officer Toatley had served

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17Sep2015
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Sergeant Eric Meier

Sergeant Eric Meier suffered a fatal heart attack while hiking in a remote, rugged area while searching for a marijuana grow operation. The grow had been reported in a section of farmland and woods off of Lybolt Road, near Gordon Road. The officer he was with requested medical assistance when Sergeant Meier began to fall ill. He was brought out of the remote area and transported to Orange

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17Sep2015
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Trooper Kyle D. Young

Trooper Kyle Young suffered a fatal medical emergency while participating in a training session with the agency's Tactical Services Unit at the Ethan Allen Firing Range, in Jericho. Trooper Young was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Vermont State Police for 21 months. He is survived by his two daughters and partner. Read more:

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16Sep2015
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Deputy Sheriff Richard Allen Hall

Deputy Sheriff Richard Hall was killed in a vehicle crash on Highway 280, just north of I-16 in Bryan County, at approximately 5:15 pm. Deputy Hall was attempting to make a U-turn when his Department vehicle was struck by a pickup truck. The driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries. Deputy Hall had served with the Chatham County Sheriff's Office for 14 years. Read more:

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14Sep2015
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Deputy Sheriff Dwight Maness

Deputy Sheriff Dwight Maness succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 11 months earlier after being ambushed while en route to a domestic disturbance at a home in Holiday Hills. He and two other deputies had gone to the home in the 1300 block of Northeast Shore Drive after a friend of the subject's wife called to request a welfare check. The subject answered the door and stated he did not need

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13Sep2015
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Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder

Trooper Joseph Ponder was shot and killed after conducting a vehicle stop. Trooper Ponder was on patrol when he observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation. He conducted a vehicle stop on Interstate 24, in the western part of Kentucky. The vehicle fled during the stop, leading Trooper Ponder on a nine-mile pursuit. During the chase, the suspect abruptly stopped his vehicle, causing Trooper

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13Sep2015
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Deputy Sheriff Steven “Brett” Hawkins

Deputy Sheriff Brett Hawkins suffered a fatal heart attack following an emergency response. The call involved a frantic subject and a subsequent search of the home and large surrounding area. He suffered the heart attack several hours after returning following his shift. Deputy Hawkins had served with the Harrison County Sheriff's Office for three years. He had previously served with the

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12Sep2015
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Deputy Chief John P. McKee

Deputy Chief John McKee died as the result of cancer he developed following his assignment to assist with search and rescue efforts at the World Trade Center site immediately following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Following the attacks, Chief McKee spent over one month at the ground zero site coordinating the allocation of his agency's resources and personnel for the search and

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01Sep2015
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Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz

Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was shot and killed while investigating suspicious activity. At approximately 8:00 am Lieutenant Gliniewicz radioed his dispatcher that he was stopping to investigate three suspicious males that he observed near Route 12 and Sayton Road, in Fox Lake. Shortly thereafter he radioed in a foot pursuit. When backup officers arrived they found Lieutenant Gliniewicz mortally

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28Aug2015
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Trooper James M. Bava

Trooper James Bava was killed in a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway FF and County Road 977, in Audrain County, shortly before 8:30 am. He was initiating a traffic stop of a motorcycle when his patrol car crashed. Trooper Bava had served with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for two years and was assigned to Troop F. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, and three

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28Aug2015
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Trooper Chad H. Wolf

Trooper Chad Wolf was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle. Trooper Wolf was on motorcycle patrol and traveling northbound in the right lane of Dixie Highway and crossing over southbound I-75 when a vehicle towing an empty trailer traveling in the left lane quickly changed lanes in an attempt to access the I-75 entrance ramp. As the vehicle changed lanes, it struck Trooper Wolf's

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28Aug2015
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Deputy Sheriff Darren H. Goforth

Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth was shot and killed from ambush while pumping gas into his patrol car at a commercial gas station at the intersection of West and Telge Roads, in Cypress. Deputy Goforth was on patrol and had completed an assignment at the scene of a vehicle collision. He went to a local gas station to fuel his patrol car. As Deputy Goforth stood next to his patrol car filling it

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26Aug2015
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Police Officer Henry Nelson

Police Officer Henry Nelson was shot and killed at approximately 3:00 pm while responding to a domestic disturbance call where three women had been stabbed by a male subject at a home on Anna Street in Sunset. When Officer Nelson arrived the subject opened fire and fatally wounded him. The subject fled the scene and crashed his vehicle into a nearby gas station where he barricaded himself for

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24Aug2015
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Louisiana State Police Senior Trooper Steven Vincent Dies

Louisiana State Police Senior Trooper Steven Vincent died this morning after he was shot in the head yesterday afternoon with a sawed off shotgun, State Police reports. "We are heartbroken over this senseless and tragic death," State Police Superintendent Col. Michael Edmonson said. "our thoughts and prayers are with his surviving wife Katherine and his son Ethan, as well as his entire

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24Aug2015
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Sergeant Peggy Vassallo

Sergeant Peggy Vassallo was struck and killed by a vehicle while rendering aid to another driver after being involved in an accident shortly before 8:00 am. Sergeant Vassallo, who was in full uniform, was en route to work when she was involved in a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Lindbergh Blvd and Old Jamestown Rd, in St. Louis County. The other driver was complaining of neck pain,

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20Aug2015
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Detention Officer Tronoski Jones

Detention Officer Tronoski Jones suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to deal with a combative inmate at the Baker Street Jail shortly after 4:00 am. The inmate was being moved from a recreational area to a cell when he began to argue. OC spray was deployed when he became combative and non-compliant. Officer Jones collapsed during the incident and passed away a short time

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15Aug2015
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Deputy Sheriff Carl Howell

Deputy Sheriff Carl Howell was shot and killed while responding to a domestic battery call on the 4100 block of Montez Drive in east Carson City at approximately 2:20 am. The first deputies to arrive on scene located an injured woman in front of the home. As other deputies checked on the woman's injuries Deputy Howell approached the home to speak to the male subject. The subject ambushed

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14Aug2015
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Sergeant Joseph Abdella

Sergeant Joseph Abdella suffered a fatal heart attack after assembling an obstacle course for a training session for the Detroit Police Department's Mounted Unit in Palmer Park. He had spent approximately six hours moving heavy lumber and hundreds of hay bails to simulate conditions that the officers and horses might encounter while on duty. Sergeant Abdella began to feel ill and advised one

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10Aug2015
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Deputy Sheriff Craig S. Whisenand

Deputy Sheriff Craig Whisenand was killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to a domestic disturbance call in Armington at approximately 10:30 pm. Dispatchers lost contact with him prior to his arrival to the call. Another deputy located the accident scene just before midnight at the intersection of Springfield Road and Tomm Road, in Delavan. Deputy Whisenand was pronounced dead at

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09Aug2015
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First Lieutenant Arthur A. Green, III

First Lieutenant Arthur Green was killed in an airplane crash in Harbor Springs, Michigan, while en route to mandatory in service training. He was on official travel status when the Piper Cherokee he was piloting struck a large tree while on final approach to the Harbor Springs Municipal Airport shortly after 11:00 pm. He had taken off from the Detroit City Airport, approximately 270 miles

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07Aug2015
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Sergeant David Gibbs

Sergeant David Gibbs was killed in a vehicle collision after his cruiser lost control on a wet road and went into oncoming traffic and was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The wreck occurred on westbound Highway 210 near Buffalo. Sergeant Gibbs was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Read more:

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06Aug2015
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Detective Brent L. Hanger

Detective Brent Hanger suffered a fatal heart attack while hiking into a remote area of Chinook Pass, near Yakima, to investigate reports of a marijuana growing operation. He began to suffer chest pains and shortness of breath. Other detectives who were with him immediately called for assistance and started CPR after he collapsed, but were unable to revive him. Detective Hanger had served

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05Aug2015
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Police Officer Thomas LaValley

Police Officer Thomas LaValley was shot and killed when he and several other officers responded to a domestic violence call involving a man threatening other family members with a gun at approximately 9:15 pm. When officers arrived at the home in the 3500 block of Del Rio Street, in the Queensborough area of the city, the subject opened fire. Officer LaValley was was struck multiple times. He

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01Aug2015
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Deputy Sheriff Delton Daniels

Deputy Sheriff Del Daniels succumbed to injuries sustained 11 days earlier when the patrol SUV he was a passenger in left the roadway and overturned in a ditch on Highway 15-401, near McColl. It is believed that the vehicle may have struck standing water in the roadway during a period of heavy rain. Deputy Daniels was transported to a hospital in Florence where he remained on life support

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01Aug2015
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Police Officer Sean Bolton

Police Officer Sean Bolton was shot and killed when he interrupted a drug deal near the intersection of Cottonwood Road and Perkins Road at approximately 9:15 pm. Officer Bolton observed an illegally parked vehicle near the intersection occupied by multiple people. As he approached it he was shot several times by one of the occupants of the vehicle, who then fled the scene and remains at

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22Jul2015
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Sergeant Scott Lunger

Sergeant Scott Lunger was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop near the intersection of Myrtle Street and Lyon Street at approximately 3:15 am. Sergeant Lunger observed a vehicle driving erratically. He conducted a vehicle stop with the assistance of a second unit. As Sergeant Lunger and the officer approached the vehicle, an occupant opened fire, killing Sergeant Lunger. The other

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17Jul2015
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Police Officer Vernell Brown, Jr.

Police Officer Vernell Brown succumbed to injuries sustained five days earlier when he was struck by a car on U.S. 90, on the I-10 East split, while investigating a separate car fire. He was training two police recruits at the scene when two other vehicles were involved in a crash. One of the vehicles then veered off the road and struck Officer Brown. He was transported to a local hospital

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15Jul2015
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Corrections Officer Timothy Davison

Corrections Officer Timothy Davison was beaten to death by an inmate in the Telford Unit in Bowie County. He was escorting an inmate from a dayroom to his cell when the man attacked him with an iron bar used to open slots in cell doors, inflicting serious injuries. Officer Davison was flown to a hospital in Texarkana where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. The inmate who

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12Jul2015
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Scranton Patrolman John James Wilding

Patrolman John Wilding succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night at approximately 3:20 am while pursuing three juveniles who had stolen a vehicle. The juveniles bailed out of the vehicle in the area of the 300 block of North Main Avenue with several officers, including Patrolman Wilding, chasing them on foot. Patrolman Wilding jumped over a small wall behind a restaurant at 301 North

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07Jul2015
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Correctional Officer Gregory Dale Mitchell

Correctional Officer Gregory Mitchell died in an industrial accident at the Hays State Prison in Trion, Georgia. He was performing maintenance functions at the prison when he was knocked out of a mechanical cart by a ladder. He suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident. Officer Mitchell had served with the Georgia Department of Corrections for 25 years. He is survived by his

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26Jun2015
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Bakersfield Police Officer David Joseph Nelson

Police Officer David Nelson was killed in a vehicle crash while involved in a vehicle pursuit at approximately 2:40 am. The pursuit started when he attempted to conduct a traffic stop of an unlicensed vehicle. He chased the car for several blocks until his cruiser left the roadway and struck a retaining wall and a utility pole at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Panorama Drive,

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25Jun2015
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San Angelo Sergeant Korby Kennedy

Sergeant Korby Kennedy was killed in a motorcycle crash on Knickerbocker Road, near Albert Street, while escorting a parade at approximately 6:00 pm. He and other officers were escorting a parade of boats for the upcoming San Angelo Drag Boat Races. He was traveling on Knickerbocker Road when a vehicle pulled out of a parking lot into his path. He was transported to Shannon Medical Center,

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24Jun2015
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Hutto Police Sergeant Christopher Kelley

Sergeant Chris Kelley was struck and killed by a subject who had just stolen a patrol car following a struggle as officers attempted to arrest him. Detectives and officers were attempting to serve a warrant and located him on Herrera Trail at approximately 10:00 am. The subject began to struggle with them, broke free, and then got into the vehicle and drove away. He struck Sergeant Kelley and

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23Jun2015
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Kentucky State Trooper Eric K. Chrisman

Trooper Eric Chrisman was killed in a vehicle crash on the US Route 62 near the Tennessee River Bridge in Livingston County at 5:48 pm. He was responding to a reckless driver complaint when his vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and crossed into the path of an oncoming tractor trailer. Trooper Chrisman's vehicle was struck on the driver's side, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. Trooper

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20Jun2015
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New Orleans Police Officer Daryle Holloway

Police Officer Daryle Holloway was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner to the Central Lockup at approximately 8:00 am. The prisoner had been arrested for aggravated assault earlier during the previous shift. He had been handcuffed behind his back but managed to maneuver his arms to the front of his body. He then produced a handgun he had concealed on his person, crawled through the

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19Jun2015
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Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim

Police Officer Sonny Kim was shot and killed after responding to a 911 call at a home near the intersection of Roe Street and Whetsel Avenue at approximately 9:30 am. The caller stated a man was walking on the sidewalk at that location with a gun in his waistband and acting belligerent. Officer Kim was the first officer to arrive at the location and was approached by the subject who made the

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18Jun2015
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Chehalis Police Officer Rick Silva

Police Officer Rick Silva died while undergoing surgery to correct a duty related injury suffer sustained in February 2015 while attempting to arrest a shoplifting suspect. The offender, who was armed with a knife, resisted arrest. During the ensuing struggle Officer Silva injured his hip in the same location in which he had suffered a previous duty injury. The second injury required him to

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16Jun2015
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Montgomery County Sheriff Ladson O’Connor

Sheriff Ladson O'Connor was in killed a in a vehicle crash during a pursuit of two subjects on Highway 56 near the Toombs County / Montgomery County line at approximately 1:00 am. The pursuit started in Toombs County when deputies attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle fled as its occupants fired shots at the pursuing Toombs County deputies. Sheriff O'Connor joined the pursuit near the

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14Jun2015
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Deputy U.S. Marshal Zacarias Toro

Deputy U.S. Marshal Zacarias Toro died as the result of cancer that he developed following his assignment to assist with search and rescue efforts at the World Trade Center site immediately following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. He was also assigned to provide security for members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency at Ground Zero following the attacks and was exposed to toxic conditions

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30May2015
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New Jersey State Trooper Anthony Raspa

Trooper Anthony Raspa was killed in a vehicle crash on I-195 near mile marker 9 in Monmouth County, New Jersey, at approximately 12:48 am. His patrol car he was driving struck a deer in the travel lane, and then left the roadway and collided with a tree. He and his partner were both transported to CentraState Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Trooper Raspa had served with the New

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28May2015
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Georgia State Police Officer Toure Heywood

Police Officer Toure Heywood succumbed to injuries sustained 12 years earlier when he was struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop. As he spoke to the occupants of the vehicle a second vehicle struck the first car head-on and then struck him. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in ICU for several days. His health continued to deteriorate as a result of the

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25May2015
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Mississippi Department of Corrections Iris Smith

Sergeant Iris Smith was killed in a vehicle collision at approximately 3:15 pm when the prisoner transport van she was driving collided with the back of a tractor trailer on U.S. 49, at J M Tatum Industrial Drive, in Hattiesburg. She was following an ambulance that was transporting an inmate to a local hospital when the crash occurred. Sergeant Smith had served with the Mississippi

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25May2015
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Rio Rancho Officer Gregg “Nigel” Benner

Officer Nigel Benner was shot and killed while making a traffic stop near the intersection of Pinetree Road and Southern Road at approximately 8:15 pm. After making contact with the two occupants the vehicle fled and Officer Benner pursued it a short distance before it stopped again in the area of 900 Pinetree Road SE. One of the subjects opened fire on Officer Benner, wounding him, before

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24May2015
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New Orleans Patrolman James Bennett, Jr.

Patrolman James Bennett was shot and killed from ambush while working an overtime detail at a construction site of the Guste Homes Public Housing Complex. Patrolman Bennett was patrolling a site where homes were being built when he was shot and killed by an unknown person. Patrolman Bennett's patrol car was found crashed near the intersection of Erato Street and Freret Street shortly after

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23May2015
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Colorado State Trooper Taylor Thyfault

Trooper Taylor Thyfault was struck and killed by a vehicle that was fleeing from other officers. Trooper Thyfault was riding along with a trooper as part of his required training and was at the scene of an unrelated vehicle crash on Colorado Highway 66, near Weld County Road 1. As they conducted their accident investigation, a vehicle pursuit approached their location. The trooper and Trooper

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21May2015
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North Carolina Inspector James Bowling

Inspector Robbie Bowling was killed in a vehicle crash on Old Hillsborough Road, near Longleaf Pine Place in Mebane, at approximately 11:30 am. His department vehicle collided head-on with a cement mixer after crossing the center line. The vehicle became engulfed in flames and he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Inspector Bowling had served with the North Carolina Department of Motor

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21May2015
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Gallagher’s Army donates First Responders Bibles to Baltimore Police

Nationally Syndicated Radio Host Mike Gallagher had the Executive Director of his Charitable Foundation, Joey Hudson, travel to Baltimore this week to deliver First Responders Bibles that his foundation freely distributes around the nation. The Gallagher's Army Fallen Officer Fund presented 1000 First Responders Bibles to the Baltimore Police Department at a meeting with a group of local pastors

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20May2015
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Omaha Detective Kerrie Orozco

Detective Kerrie Orozco was shot and killed as she and other members of the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force attempted to serve a warrant on a man wanted for a shooting in September 2014. The subject opened fire on the officers as they approached a home near the intersection of Read Street and Martin Avenue. Members of the task force returned fire, fatally wounding the man. Detective Orozco

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18May2015
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Houston Police Officer Richard Martin

Officer Richard Martin was intentionally struck and killed by a vehicle as he set up spike strips at the intersection of N Kirkwood Road and St. Mary's Lane during a vehicle pursuit at approximately 2:30 am. Officers from the Houston Police Department were pursing the U-Haul van after it had been carjacked in North Houston. The driver of the vehicle fired several shots at officers during the

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15May2015
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Johnson County Reserve Deputy Sonny Smith

Reserve Deputy Sonny Smith was shot and killed as he and other deputies searched for a burglary suspect in the area of County Road 1723 at approximately 2:30 am. He located the subject hiding in a wooded area and pursued him on foot. During the pursuit the man opened fire with a .22 caliber handgun, striking Deputy Smith in the neck. Despite the wound, Deputy Smith returned fire and wounded

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09May2015
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Hattiesburg Police Officer Benjamin Deen

Police Officer Benjamin Deen and Police Officer Liqori Tate were shot and killed while making a traffic stop of a vehicle occupied by three subjects near the intersection of 4th Street and Gordon Street in downtown Hattiesburg. One of the subjects stole the patrol car after both officers were shot. All three occupants of the vehicle, two brothers and a female, were apprehended later in the

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09May2015
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Hattiesburg Police Officer Liquori Tate

Police Officer Liqori Tate and Police Officer Benjamin Deen were shot and killed while making a traffic stop of a vehicle occupied by three subjects near the intersection of 4th Street and Gordon Street in downtown Hattiesburg. One of the subjects stole the patrol car after both officers were shot. All three occupants of the vehicle, two brothers and a female, were apprehended later in the

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05May2015
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Allegheny Detective Paul J. Koropal

Detective Paul Koropal suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in serving of 11 search warrants in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He and other members of a federal narcotics task force were serving the warrants when he told his partner he wasn't feeling well. He was taken to the Uniontown Hospital where he suffered a fatal heart attack at approximately 2:30 pm. Detective Koropal

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05May2015
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Coeur d’Alene Sergeant Greg Moore

Sergeant Greg Moore was shot and killed after stopping a suspicious male. Sergeant Moore was patrolling in the area of Wilbur Avenue and Joanna Drive in response to a several car break-ins that had taken place in the area. At 1:30 am he stopped a suspicious male and radioed the man's information in, but made no further radio contact. A citizen heard gunshots, found Sergeant Moore in the

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05May2015
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Ligonier Lieutenant Eric A. Eslary

Lieutenant Eric Eslary was killed in a vehicle collision on Route 30, near Clark Hollow Road, at approximately 2:00 am. His patrol SUV was struck head-on by a van driving the wrong way on the divided highway. His canine partner suffered serious injuries and underwent surgery at an emergency animal hospital. The two occupants of the van were critically injured. Lieutenant Eslary had served

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04May2015
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New York City Detective Brian Moore

Police Officer Brian Moore succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two days earlier when he attempted to question a suspicious person in Queens. Officer Moore and his partner were assigned to a plainclothes Anti-Crime Unit and on patrol in an unmarked car when they observed a male walking on a sidewalk and adjusting an object in his waistband. The officers pulled alongside the subject and asked

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20Apr2015
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Coos Deputy Sheriff Gil Datan

Deputy Sheriff Gil Datan was killed in an ATV crash while patrolling timber lands between Green Acres Road and South Sumner Road, near Coos Bay. It is believed that he was thrown from the ATV when it rolled down a steep embankment between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. The vehicle landed on top of him, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. A massive search was initiated after he failed to check in

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12Apr2015
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Pearsall Police Officer Michael Villarreal

Police Officer Mike Villarreal was killed in a vehicle crash on Highway 97, five miles west of Jourdanton, at approximately 1:30 pm. He was transporting a juvenile offender to the Atascosa Juvenile Detention Facility when his patrol car and a large pickup truck collided head-on. Officer Villarreal suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. The juvenile offender and other driver both

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10Apr2015
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Manchester Township Corporal Scott R. Thompson

Corporal Scott Thompson suffered a fatal heart attack while working out in the police department gym as part of its wellness program. He was transported to Community Medical Center where he passed away. Corporal Thompson had served with the Manchester Township Police Department for 17 years. He had previously served with the Seaside Park Police Department, South Toms River Police

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07Apr2015
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Jeanerette Police Officer Juandre Gilliam

Police Officer Juandre Gilliam was killed in a crash during a vehicle pursuit at approximately 10:30 pm. A vehicle he was attempting to stop for a traffic violation fled, and he pursued it onto St. Peter Street where his vehicle overturned near Route 182. Officer Gilliam was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Iberia General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Both

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06Apr2015
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Ocala Police Officer Jared Forsyth

Police Officer Jared Forsyth was accidentally shot and killed while participating in firearms training at the Lowell Correctional Institution's firing range on NW Gainesville Road at approximately 3:00 pm. A firearm was accidentally discharged during the training and the round struck Officer Forsyth in the side of his chest, between the panels of his vest. He was transported to Ocala Regional

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04Apr2015
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Montgomery Police Officer David Lee Colley

Police Officer David Colley was killed when his patrol car collided with a tractor trailer at the intersection of Narrow Lane Road and East South Boulevard. He was responding to a call when the crash occurred at approximately 6:00 am. He was transported to Baptist Medical Center South where he succumbed to his injuries. Officer Colley had served with the Montgomery Police Department for two

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24Mar2015
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San Jose Police Officer Michael Johnson

Police Officer Michael Johnson was shot and killed as he and other officers responded to a suicide threat at an apartment in the 2600 block of Senter Road shortly after 6:40 pm. A friend of the subject in the apartment had called police and stated the man was drunk and was possibly having thoughts of hurting himself. As officers approached the building the man stepped onto the balcony and

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24Mar2015
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Wisconsin Trooper Trevor Casper

Trooper Trevor Casper was shot and killed in Fond du Lac while attempting to apprehend a bank robbery and murder suspect at approximately 5:30 pm. The subject was believed to have robbed a bank in Wausaukee approximately four hours earlier. Approximately one hour after the bank robbery the suspect abandoned the vehicle he was driving, murdered a citizen, and stole a second vehicle in Marinette

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19Mar2015
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Navajo Police Officer Alex Yazzie

Police Officer Alex Yazzie was shot and killed near Red Valley, Arizona, while pursuing a subject who had shot at another officer who had responded to a domestic violence call in Little Water Trading Post, New Mexico, shortly after 4:00 pm. The initial call involved a report of a barricade situation in which a subject armed with an AR-15 rifle was holding his family hostage. The man opened

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18Mar2015
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El Paso Patrolman Adrian Arellano

Patrolman Adrian Arellano was killed when his police motorcycle collided with another vehicle at North Yarbrough Drive and Edgemere Boulevard while escorting a funeral procession through the intersection. A second officer was directing traffic at the intersection when the driver of a small sedan disregarded the officer's signals and entered the intersection. Patrolman Arellano's motorcycle

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17Mar2015
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Pell City Lieutenant Richard Woods

Lieutenant Richard Woods suffered a fatal heat attack while assisting other rescue personnel extricate several teenagers from a vehicle following a serious accident on Cogswell Avenue, at 5th Street, at approximately 4:30 pm. Paramedics immediately began to render aid to Lieutenant Woods. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away a short time later. Lieutenant Woods had

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15Mar2015
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Clayton County Police Officer Darryl Wallace

Police Officer Darryl Wallace was killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to a prowler call at approximately 8:30 pm. He had his emergency equipment activated and was attempting to pass another vehicle when his patrol car left the roadway at the intersection of Tara Boulevard and Old Poston Road. Officer Wallace had served with the Clayton County Police Department for only five

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13Mar2015
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New York State Trooper Donald R. Fredenburg, Jr.

Trooper Donald Fredenburg suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a morning training run at the New York State Police Academy. He and other newly sworn in troopers had just begun their run around the SUNY Albany campus when he suddenly collapsed. Academy staff immediately provided medical attention, including the use of an AED, which restarted his heart. He was transported to

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12Mar2015
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Stone Park Patrolman George S. Nissen

Patrolman George Nissen succumbed to injuries sustained 10 years earlier when he was assaulted while attempting to break up a large fight on February 13th, 2005. He had responded with other officers to the disturbance at a bar at 1622 North Mannheim Road. As Patrolman Nissen approached one of the subjects in the fight he was attacked and thrown to the ground, striking his head on the

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11Mar2015
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Nicholasville Police Officer Burke Rhoads

Police Officer Burke Rhoads was killed in a vehicle collision at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Rogers Road, in Garrard County, at approximately 7:00 am. He was en route to Eastern Kentucky University to take a training course when another vehicle turned in front of his patrol car. The collision spun the patrol car around into oncoming traffic, where it was struck a second time from the

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10Mar2015
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Warren County Deputy Sheriff Johnny Gatson

Deputy Sheriff Johnny Gatson died as the result of injuries suffered a single vehicle crash that occurred on February 23rd, 2015. He was traveling on Oak Ridge Road when his patrol car struck a patch of black ice, left the roadway, and struck a tree. The collision caused him to suffer a fractured leg. He was treated and later released from the hospital. He was recovering at home when he began

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10Mar2015
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Deputy U.S. Marshall Shot to Death

Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells was shot and killed as he and other members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force attempted to serve an arrest warrant on a double-murder suspect at the Elm Grove Motel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Shots were exchanged as the team attempted to take the man into custody and Deputy Wells was struck. He was transported to a local hospital by another deputy marshal

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05Mar2015
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Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III

Police Officer Robert Wilson was shot and killed when he and his partner interrupted a robbery at a video game store at 2101 West Lehigh Avenue at approximately 4:45 pm. The officers were conducting a security check of the businesses in the strip mall and had parked in front of the store. Officer Wilson went into the store to conduct the security check and to buy a video game for one of his sons.

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02Mar2015
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Special Agent William Sheldon

Special Agent Bill Sheldon died as the result of cancer he developed as a direct result of participating in rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. Agent Sheldon assisted with directing people away from the towers on the day of the attack. He was then exposed to toxic debris while assisting with the search and recovery efforts at Ground

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26Jan2015
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Sergeant Charles Kerry Mitchum

Sergeant Kerry Mitchum was killed in a single vehicle crash on Oak Lane, near Highway 59, in Stapleton. He was en route to the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office firing range at approximately 3:00 pm when his department vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. He was flown to the University of South Alabama Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Read more:

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09Jan2015
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Police Officer Craig Chandler

Police Officer Craig Chandler succumbed to injuries sustained two months earlier when he was involved in a crash during a pursuit of a moped. He and other officers were attempting to detain a group of individuals who were riding dirt bikes, which are illegal to operate in the city. One of the people they were attempting to detain was picked up on a moped which then fled the scene. Both the

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22Dec2014
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Florida Police Officer Shot and Killed

A man trying to avoid arrest shot a Florida police officer and then ran him over early Sunday, killing the officer, police said. The Tarpon Springs Police Department said officer Charles "Charlie K" Kondek was shot and killed Sunday while responding to a call regarding a noise complaint about 2 a.m. Investigators say the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Marco Antonio Parilla Jr., was

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22Dec2014
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Two New York Police Officers Slain

Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, two New York City police officers, were gunned down on Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, according to witnesses in the area. Please keep these families in your prayers.  Show your support by donating to our Fallen Officer

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07Dec2014
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Deputy Sheriff Grant William Whitaker

  Ingham County Sheriff's Office, Michigan --  Deputy Sheriff Grant Whitaker was killed in a vehicle crash during a pursuit on Dexter Trail, one mile east of Route 52, at approximately 2:00 am. Deputy Whitaker's patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree during the pursuit, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. The vehicle he was pursuing continued to flee and the driver

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23Nov2014
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Deputy Sheriff James “Bart” Hart

  Elmore County Sheriff's Office, Alabama -- Deputy Sheriff Bart Hart was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on on Firetower Road, near Marshell Road in Wetumpka, at approximately 7:45 pm. He had just cleared the scene of another accident and was traveling south when the other vehicle crossed the center line at a high rate of speed and struck his patrol car. Despite

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05Nov2014
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Investigator Holmes Smith

  Clarendon County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina -- Investigator Holmes Smith was killed in a single vehicle crash on Sumter Highway, near I-95, in Alcolu at approximately 2:30 pm. He was returning to Clarendon County after meeting with South Carolina Law Enforcement Division special agents in Sumter County as part of an auto theft investigation. Investigator Holmes had

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31Oct2014
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Police Officer David Payne

  Chandler Police Department, Arizona -- Police Officer David Payne was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver at the intersection of Chandler Boulevard and Pennington Drive. He was stopped at a red light at 12:40 am when the drunk driver rear-ended his motorcycle and then fled the scene. The driver was arrested a short time later and charged with

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26Oct2014
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Patrolman Robert Blajszczak

  Summerville Police Department, South Carolina -- Patrolman Robert Blajszczak died six days after suffering a heart attack while conducting a traffic stop on the 600 block of Main Street. During the stop he began to suffer a medical emergency. A passing officer saw Patrolman Blajszczak in distress and immediately radioed for assistance. He was transported to a local hospital

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25Oct2014
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Deputy Sheriff John Timothy Williamson

  Butler County Sheriff's Office, Alabama -- Deputy Sheriff Tim Williamson suffered a heart attack following a struggle with a subject he was attempting to arrest. Believing he had strained a muscle during the struggle, he did not seek medical treatment. The pain in his chest continued and on October 23rd, 2014, it became severe after he responded to several calls for service. He

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24Oct2014
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Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver

  Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California -- Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver was shot and killed as he and another deputy investigated a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a motel in the 2000 block of Arden Way. A male occupant of the vehicle opened fire on the deputies with an AR-15 rifle, striking Deputy Oliver in the forehead. The man and a female occupant then

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20Oct2014
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Police Officer Eddie Johnson, Jr.

  Alton Police Department, Missouri  --  Police Officer Eddie Johnson was killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to a structure fire at a home in Royal Oak, approximately six miles west of Alton. During the response his patrol car left U.S. 160 fives miles west of Alton, struck a driveway entrance, and overturned several times. It is believed that Officer Johnson was

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09Oct2014
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Sergeant Michael Naylor

Midland County Sheriff's Office, Texas --  Sergeant Mike Naylor was shot and killed as he and other deputies served a warrant on a child sexual predator at a home on the 3800 block of North County Road 1247. The officers attempted to make contact with the man, but he refused to come to the door. Deputies then broke out a window of the home to make visual and verbal contact with the man,

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30Sep2014
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Trooper David Kedra

  Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania -- Trooper David Kedra was accidentally shot and killed while participating in a training exercise at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Complex, in Plymouth Township, at approximately 4:45 pm. During the exercise a live round was discharged and struck Trooper Kedra in the chest. He was flown to Temple University Hospital where

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08Sep2014
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Deputy Sheriff Joseph Matuskovic

  Charleston County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina -- Deputy Sheriff Joe Matuskovic was shot and killed as he and several other deputies responded to a disturbance call at an apartment complex at the intersection of Ashley River Road and Carriage Lane. Two deputies working an overtime assignment at the complex had requested assistance from additional deputies to help deal with

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03Sep2014
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Police Officer Daryl Pierson

  Rochester Police Department, New York --  Police Officer Daryl Pierson was shot and killed near the intersection of Hudson Avenue and Warsaw Street while involved in a foot pursuit of a suspect following a traffic stop. The man that Officer Pierson was chasing had been paroled only three weeks prior while serving a sentence for attempted armed robbery. A bystander was also

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23Aug2014
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Chief of Police Michael Pimentel

  Elmendorf Police Department, Texas -- Chief of Police Michael Pimentel was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle in a residential area near the intersection of South 1st Avenue and East 9th Street at approximately 11:30 am. A struggle ensued during the stop and Chief Pimentel was shot multiple times. He was flown to University Hospital where he succumbed to his

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14Aug2014
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Deputy Sheriff Joseph James Dunn

  Cascade County Sheriff's Office, Montana --  Deputy Sheriff Joe Dunn was struck and killed by a vehicle that was being pursued by other deputies near Belt, Montana. The driver of the vehicle had been pursued from Great Falls, Montana, along Highway 87 at high speeds when he struck Deputy Dunn near mile marker 77, killing him. The man then turned around the continued back to

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12Aug2014
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Lieutenant Patrick Libertone

  Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California -- Lieutenant Patrick Libertone suffered a fatal heart attack while making a traffic stop of a reckless driver who had cut him off in the Riverside area. He spoke to the driver briefly and was walking back to his patrol car when he collapsed on the sidewalk. An off duty paramedic who witnessed the incident immediately began

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30Jul2014
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Police Officer Scott Patrick

    Mendota Heights Police Department, Minnesota --  Police Officer Scott Patrick was shot and killed while making a traffic stop near the intersection of Dodd Road and Smith Avenue, in West St. Paul, at 12:20 pm. Officer Patrick was standing next to his patrol car's door when the subject fired multiple shots, striking him in the head. He was transported to Regions

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13Jul2014
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Police Officer Melvin Santiago

  Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey --  Police Officer Melvin Santiago was shot and killed at 4:09 am when he and his partner responded to a robbery call at a 24-hour pharmacy on the corner of Communipaw Avenue and John F. Kennedy Boulevard. A male subject had entered the store and assaulted a private security guard. He severely beat the guard and stole his service weapon

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23Jun2014
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Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares, Jr.

  Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana --  Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares was shot and killed at approximately 4:00 pm while investigating two suspicious men while off duty. Deputy Bares was cutting grass when he observed the men crash their car into a ditch on South Hospital Drive. He called the sheriff's office to report the incident and suspicious activity, then approached

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08Jun2014
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Police Officer Alyn Beck

  Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada --  Police Officer Alyn Beck and Police Officer Igor Soldo were shot and killed from ambush while eating lunch at a pizza restaurant in the 300 block of North Nellis Boulevard. Two subjects, a male and a female, approached them at their table and shot them execution style without warning. Despite being wounded, one of the officers

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08Jun2014
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Police Officer Igor Soldo

  Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada  -- Police Officer Igor Soldo and Police Officer Alyn Beck were shot and killed from ambush while eating lunch at a pizza restaurant in the 300 block of North Nellis Boulevard. Two subjects, a male and a female, approached them at their table and shot them execution style without warning. Despite being wounded, one of the

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02Jun2014
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Sergeant Daryl Giles

Philadelphia School Police Department, Pennsylvania -- Sergeant Daryl Giles suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after breaking up a large fight at George Washington High School, on Bustleton Avenue, in Northeast Philadelphia. He struggled with two students as he broke up the fight. Following the fight he informed other officers that he was suffering chest pains, and a short time later

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09Apr2014
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Police Officer II Chris Cortijo

  Los Angeles Police Department, California --  Police Officer Chris Cortijo succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when his police motorcycle was struck from behind by an impaired driver at the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard at Saticoy Street. Officer Cortijo was stopped at a red light when the impaired driver struck him from behind at full speed, trapping him

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31Mar2014
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Police Officer David W. Smith

Johnson City Police Department, New York -- Police Officer Dave Smith was shot and killed with his own service weapon after responding to a disturbance call at a business, at 32 Harrison Street, at approximately 7:00 am. An employee at the business began arguing with other employees and assaulted one of them upon arriving at work. As Officer Smith arrived at the scene the employee ran out

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24Mar2014
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Master-at-Arms Mark Mayo

  United States Navy Security Forces, U.S. Government --  Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo was shot and killed aboard the USS Mahan by a civilian who had boarded the ship while it was docked at Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 1. The subject was confronted by the Petty Officer of the Watch on the ship's quarterdeck. During the ensuing struggle the subject was able to disarm the

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19Mar2014
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Deputy Sheriff Ricky Del Fiorentino

  Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, California --  Deputy Sheriff Ricky Del Fiorentino was shot and killed while searching for a subject who had abducted two people in Oregon earlier in the day and then shot at a store owner near Leggett, California. Officers from multiple agencies were searching the area when Deputy Del Fiorentino came across the subject's car on a dirt road in

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03Mar2014
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Detective John Hobbs

  Phoenix Police Department, Arizona --  Detective John Hobbs was shot and killed as he and other members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team attempted to serve a felony warrant on a man who had recently been released from prison. The subject fled in a vehicle and was pursued by the detectives until crashing at the intersection of 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road. The subject then

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11Feb2014
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Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Scott Pine

  Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida --  Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Pine was shot and killed while responding to reports of car break-ins in a gated community off of South Apopka Vineland Road. When deputies arrived shortly after 11:00 pm one subject fled on foot. Deputies located the subject shortly after midnight near the intersection of South Apopka Vineland Road and

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14Jan2014
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Deputy Sheriff David “Bubba” Johnson

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee --  Deputy Sheriff David Johnson was killed in a single vehicle crash on U.S. 41A Bypass at approximately 11:20 pm. His patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree, causing him to suffer fatal

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11Dec2013
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Deputy Sheriff Adam Davis

Bell County Sheriff's Office, Texas --  Deputy Sheriff Adam Davis was killed in a single vehicle crash on FM 1237, near Asa Road, while responding to a report of a subject brandishing a gun near Troy. His patrol car left the roadway at a 90-degree curve in the road and rolled over several times. He suffer severe head injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to Scott &

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06Dec2013
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Sergeant Robert Baron

  Sandoval County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico -- Sergeant Rob Baron succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was struck by a vehicle on I-25, near San Felipe Pueblo. Sergeant Baron was investigating a previous accident during a period of blizzard-like conditions when another vehicle lost control and struck him. He was transported to the University of New Mexico

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16Oct2013
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Lieutenant Clay Crabb

Austin Police Department, Texas -- Lieutenant Clay Crabb was killed in an automobile collision on U.S. Highway 290, near Sawyer Ranch Road in Hays County, while en route to the police station. His patrol car hydroplaned and slid into oncoming traffic and was struck by another vehicle during a period of heavy rain. Lieutenant Crabb had served with the Austin Police Department for 15

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06Oct2013
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Special Agent Joseph M. Peters

United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government --  Special Agent Joseph Peters was killed by an improvised explosive device while accompanying soldiers during combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Three soldiers were also killed in the explosion. Special Agent Peters had served in the U.S. Army for six years and was assigned to the 286th Military

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02Oct2013
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Deputy Sheriff Billy “Bubba” Kennedy

  Upton County Sheriff's Department, Texas -- Deputy Sheriff Billy Kennedy was shot and killed after responding to a call at a convenience store on South Burleson Avenue, in McCamey, at approximately 11:15 pm. After he arrived at the scene he encountered a male subject. During the encounter the two exchanged gunfire. Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy Kennedy was able to return

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27Sep2013
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Deputy Sheriff Dustin Blake Hamilton

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana --  Deputy Sheriff Dustin Hamilton was killed in a vehicle collision on Joor Road, between Mickens Road and Lovette Road, at approximately 7:10 pm. He had just completed an overtime detail when his patrol car collided with another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. Deputy Hamilton had served with the East Baton Rouge Parish

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26Sep2013
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Detective Sergeant Frank J. Lema, Sr.

United States Department of Defense - Naval Station Newport Police Department,  U.S. Government -- Detective Sergeant Frank Lema was struck and killed by a government truck  on-board the base at approximately 1:30 pm. He was transported to a  local hospital before being transferred to Rhode Island Hospital. He succumbed  to his injuries approximately nine hours after being

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21Sep2013
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Police Officer Jon Coutchie

  Laguna Beach Police Department, California --  Police Officer Jon Coutchie was killed in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of South Coast Highway and Cleo Street while looking for a speeding vehicle that had evaded other officers. His motorcycle was involved in a collision with a pickup truck in the intersection. Officer Coutchie was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served

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20Sep2013
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Police Officer Rod Bradway

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indiana --  Officer Rod Bradway was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute call in a northwest Indianapolis apartment complex.  Upon arrival, Officer Bradway heard cries for help and made entry into an apartment where he came under fire and was mortally wounded. Officer Bradway was able to return fire on the subject and is

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01Sep2013
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Sergeant Derek Johnson

Draper Police Department, Utah -- Sergeant Derek Johnson was shot and killed when he stopped to check on a vehicle parked on the side of South Fort Street shortly before 6:00 am. A male subject in the vehicle immediately opened fire on Sergeant Johnson, shooting him before he was able to exit his patrol car. Despite being mortally wounded, Sergeant Johnson was able to radio a distress

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05Aug2013
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Corporal Mike Wilson

  Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, Florida -- Corporal Mike Wilson was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call at an apartment complex on Veterans Boulevard in Port Charlotte. The call involved a man in a physical fight with his wife and son. As Corporal Wilson walked up to the stairs to the apartment the male subject emerged and opened fire from the second

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15Jun2013
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Police Officer William Jason Sprague

Texarkana Police Department, Texas --  Police Officer William Sprague succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while investigating a disturbance at Grady T. Wallace Park at approximately 12:30 am. Officer Sprague had responded to reports of the disturbance, involving approximately 100 people, and was attempting to make contact with the

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26Aug2012
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Gallagher’s Army Featured in Greenville Journal

The Friday, August 24, 2012 issue of The Greenville Journal featured Gallagher's

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22Jul2012
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First Responders Bible

Help Gallagher's Army, in partnership with the National Bible Association, distribute 15,000 Bibles to our First Responders across the nation.

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