Archive of 2010 September

05Sep2010
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Deputy Sheriff David Lambert

Deputy David Lambert succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile accident one month earlier.

He was responding to backup another deputy who called for assistance when he swerved to avoid a vehicle at the intersection of U.S. Highway 61 and Oak Ridge Road. His patrol car overturned, causing him to suffer severe injuries. He was flown to a nearby hospital where he underwent several

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05Sep2010
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Sheriff Garry Welford

Sheriff Garry Welford was struck and killed by the driver of a vehicle being pursued by deputies.
At approximately 2:45 pm deputies from the George County Sheriff's Office were pursuing a pick-up truck that had failed to stop for them. The driver of the vehicle was wanted on a warrant for failing to appear for sentencing on a narcotics charge. Sheriff Welford was laying spike strips

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05Sep2010
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Detective Lieutenant Liusila Brown

Detective Lieutenant Liusila Brown was shot and killed while on duty in Paga Pago at the American Samoa High Court Building.

Lieutenant Brown was providing security at the courthouse. A man had just been found not guilty of assault and weapons charges. As Lieutenant Brown stood guard in front of the courthouse, a member of the defendant's family approached him, drew a handgun, and fired

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05Sep2010
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Deputy Sheriff Samuel A. Smith 


Deputy Samuel Smith was killed in an automobile accident on California Road while responding to a domestic disturbance call.

His patrol car left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a tree before bursting into flames. Deputy Smith had served with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office for only nine months. He was 23 years old. Deputy Samuel Smith was killed in an automobile accident

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05Sep2010
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Corporal Matthew Edwards

Corporal Matthew Edwards was shot and killed while responding to reports of a burglary in progress at an apartment complex on Pine Street at approximately 6:00 am.
He and his partner encountered a man in the parking lot fitting the description of the suspect. As Corporal Edwards was speaking to him, the subject suddenly produced a handgun and fatally shot the officer. Corporal Edwards'

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05Sep2010
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Deputy Sheriff Shawn Hess

Deputy Shawn Hess was killed in a vehicle accident while responding to a call to backup an officer from the Richlands Police Department at approximately 5:30 am.

He was driving westbound on U.S. Route 460 when his patrol car left the road, struck a guard rail and went down a ravine, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.

Deputy Hess had served with the Tazewell County Sheriff's

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05Sep2010
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Police Officer Carlos Ledesma 


Police Officer Carlos Ledesma was shot and killed while conducting an undercover 'reverse' bust operation in Phoenix. Officer Ledesma was working an undercover operation with two other officers. They were attempting to sell 500 pounds of marijuana. They had just arrived to complete the deal when the suspects came out firing at them. Two of the officers were able to return fire and both

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05Sep2010
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Deputy Sheriff Jon Willis

Deputy Jon Willis was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call at approximately 7:30 pm.

As Deputy Willis, who was wearing a vest, entered the home, a male subject came out of a bedroom and opened fire, striking him twice. The man then committed suicide. Deputy Willis had served with the agency for nine years. He is survived by his son and daughter. Willis was

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05Sep2010
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Inspector Timothy Charles Barnes

Inspector Timothy Barnes suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after completing physical training at the NCDMV License and Theft Bureau inspector training program.

He was transported to Mission Hospital in Asheville after collapsing and passed away a short time later.

Inspector Barnes had served with the NCDMV License and Theft Bureau for only nine weeks. He had previously served with

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03Sep2010
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Corrections Officer Kellie Pena

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas. Date of Death: Friday, September 3, 2010. Age: 34 Corrections Officer Kellie Pena passed away as the result of complications from an injury he received while struggling with an inmate. On August 19, 2010, Officer Pena and three other officers attempted to restrain an inmate at the Neal Unit in Amarillo, Texas. During the confrontation the

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