Archive of 2012 January


Master Corporal Sandra E. “Sandy” Rogers

Aiken Department of Public Safety, South Carolina Master Corporal Sandy Rogers was shot and killed while responding to a call for a suspicious vehicle at Eustis Park at approximately 7:50 am. Master Corporal Rogers arrived on scene and radioed that she was approaching a blue vehicle. Another officer called for her one minute later and did not receive a response.  Master Corporal Rogers was

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Police Officer William D. “Bill” Talbert

Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland Police Officer Bill Talbert died as the result of contracting Hepatitis C. Officer Talbert contracted the disease following a blood transfusion after being injured by a drunk driver on June 30, 1983. He was standing between his patrol car and another vehicle when a drunk driver struck one of the vehicles, causing Officer Talbert to be pinned

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Senior Police Officer Gail Thomas

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia Senior Police Officer Gail Thomas was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver while assisting other officers with a traffic incident on the exit ramp from southbound I-75 to northbound I-85. She had just exited her vehicle when she was struck. The drunk driver was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, and reckless driving. Officer

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Deputy Sheriff James I. Thacker

Pike County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Deputy Sheriff James Thacker was killed in an automobile accident on U.S. 460, just past Marrowbone Creek Road, at approximately 9:00 pm. He was en route to Elkhorn City to serve civil papers towards the end of his shift when a speeding SUV crossed the center line and struck his patrol car head-on. The SUV then collided with another vehicle. Deputy

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Officer Garret Davis

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii Officer Garret Davis was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car was rear-ended on H-1, near the Kaonohi Street overpass, at approximately 8:20 pm. He had stopped his marked patrol car behind a stalled vehicle on the left shoulder. Before he was able to exit his car it was struck from behind by another vehicle and burst into flames. Officer

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Corporal Barbara Ester

Arkansas Department of Correction, Arkansas Corporal Barbara Ester was stabbed to death by an inmate at the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys, Arkansas. She had observed an inmate in possession of contraband pair of sneakers and entered the open barracks to confiscate them. As she approached the inmate he suddenly stabbed her twice in the stomach with a shank. Corporal Ester was

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Deputy Sheriff Randall L. Benoit

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Deputy Sheriff Randall Benoit was killed in an automobile accident at the intersection of Highway 27 and Red Rose Drive in Carlyss at approximately 8:00 am. His patrol car was struck head-on by another vehicle, causing fatal injuries. Deputy Benoit had served with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office for 18 years and was assigned to the Civil

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Correctional Officer Clarence Tariq Hammond, III

Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan Correctional Officer Clarence Hammond was shot and killed in a botched robbery attempt as he arrived home at an apartment complex on Harlo Avenue, in Madison Heights, at approximately 12:30 am. Officer Hammond, who was still in uniform, and his girlfriend had pulled into a parking spot next to a van with an opened door. A subject immediately

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Detective Andrew F. Faggio

New Haven Police Department, Connecticut Detective Andrew Faggio succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on January 31, 2003, while en route to a stakeout assignment at approximately 4:00 am. He was cresting a hill on Durham Road, in Madison, when he encountered an oncoming vehicle in his travel lane. He swerved to avoid striking the vehicle, but his car spun around and

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Deputy Sheriff William Coleman

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona Deputy Sheriff William Coleman was shot and killed while responding to a burglary call in Anthem at approximately 4:15 am. As he and another deputy arrived at the scene they encountered a male subject inside of a van at a medical building near the intersection of Anthem Way and Gavilan Peak Parkway. As they attempted to make contact with the man he

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