Archive of 2011 September

30Sep2011

Sergeant Paul Stuckey

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Sergeant Paul Stuckey was shot and killed while responding to reports of night hunting in West Feliciana Parish. Sergeant Stuckey had notified his supervisor at approximately 2:15 am that he had received a report that someone was hunting near St. Francisville. A fisherman located his body at daybreak at an old ferry landing along the

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30Sep2011

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Mike Roberts

Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Reserve Deputies Mike Roberts and Tim Lowry were killed when their patrol car collided with a tractor trailer on State Highway 39, at about 6:50 pm, while serving warrants. As they crested a hill they encountered a semi that had just made a U-turn. Their patrol car struck the duals of the trailer. Both deputies suffered massive head injuries as a

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30Sep2011

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Tim Lowry

Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Reserve Deputies Tim Lowry and Mike Roberts were killed when their patrol car collided with a tractor trailer on State Highway 39, at about 6:50 pm, while serving warrants. As they crested a hill they encountered a semi that had just made a U-turn. Their patrol car struck the duals of the trailer. Both deputies suffered massive head injuries as a

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28Sep2011

Deputy Sheriff Bryan Sleeper

Burleigh County Sheriff's Department, North Dakota Deputy Sheriff Bryan Sleeper suffered a fatal heart attack while assisting another deputy arrest a combative subject at about 12:45 am. The other deputy had attempted to stop the man for speeding, but the suspect refused to stop and drove to his home. During the ensuing confrontation, the man was tased twice before Deputy Sleeper could

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20Sep2011

Trooper Mark Toney

Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Trooper Mark Toney was killed in an automobile accident on U.S. Highway 65/69, south of Indianola, at about 4:40 pm. He was traveling with emergency equipment activated when the patrol car left the roadway and overturned several times, landing in a field. The vehicle burst into flames during the accident. The crash investigation determined that Trooper Toney's

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18Sep2011

Deputy Sheriff Derrick Whittle

Union County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Deputy Sheriff Derrick Whittle succumbed to injuries sustained three days earlier in an automobile accident at approximately 3:30 pm. He was responding to a domestic disturbance involving weapons when his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree near the intersection of Mt. Pleasant Church Road and Bowers Circle. He was transported to a local

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16Sep2011

Lieutenant Joseph Szczerba

New Castle County Police Department, Delaware Lieutenant Joe Szczerba was fatally stabbed while struggling with a suspect shortly after midnight. Lieutenant Szczerba had responded to backup other officers who were searching for a disorderly man near Penn Acres Park. He located the man at East Roosevelt Avenue and Fithian Drive and, after a short foot chase, began to struggle with him. During

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13Sep2011

Officer Eric Charles Fontes

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii Officer Eric Fontes was struck and killed by an automobile while conducting a traffic stop with other officers on Farrington Highway at about 10:30 pm. The stopped vehicle was located along the median in the left hand lane. Another car entered the scene and struck one of the patrol cars, Officer Fontes, and a second officer. Officer Fontes succumbed to

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12Sep2011

Officer Sherman Abrams

New York City Police Department, New York Police Officer Sherman Abrams passed away following a training run along the East River with his academy class. He collapsed shortly after the run finished. He was transported to Beth Israel Hospital where he passed away. Officer Abrams had served with the New York City Police Department for two months and had previously served with the New York

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10Sep2011

Corporal Kevin Aigner

Travis County Constable's Office - Precinct 2, Texas Corporal Kevin Aigner passed away while assisting residents in an area devastated by a wildfire. He was working his post on Wharton Cove when he began to have trouble breathing. He was flown to Seton Medical Center where he later died. Corporal Aigner had served with the Travis County Precinct 2 Constable's Office for 12 years and had

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