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Engelbert Humperdinck
06-27-2007, 07:33 AM
*** From our past ***

Trooper Bobby L. Wells Jr.
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol
Mississippi
End of Watch: Tuesday, June 27, 1995
Biographical Info
Age: 30
Tour of Duty: 1 year, 7 months
Badge Number: E-48
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: Tuesday, June 27, 1995
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Trooper Wells was killed when he was struck by a vehicle after stopping a traffic violator on I-55 near Hernando. No charges were filed against the driver who struck him.

Trooper Wells had served with the agency for just over 18 months. He was survived by his parents and sister.

A section of I-55, at mile marker 277, was dedicated in Trooper Wells' memory.

Engelbert Humperdinck
06-29-2007, 09:36 AM
Deputy Sheriff Charles Cook
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office
Missouri
End of Watch: Thursday, June 28, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 28
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Date of Incident: Saturday, June 23, 2007
Weapon Used: Automobile; Motorcycle
Suspect Info: At large


Deputy Cook succumbed to injuries sustained 5 days earlier while pursuing a motorcycle on the Belt Highway. The motorcycle had been observed harassing a St. Joseph police officer by continuously driving past the officer and doing wheelies while the officer was conducting a traffic stop.

The officer radioed the situation in to dispatch and Deputy Cook responded to the scene. As the motorcycle fled northbound on the highway Deputy Cook attempted to catch up to it. As he crested a small hill he encountered a semi truck turning left across the highway. Deputy Cook swerved to avoid striking the truck but his patrol SUV left the roadway and struck a traffic control box.

He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in critical condition until succumbing to his injuries. The motorcyclist who caused the incident was not captured.

Deputy Cook had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and 2-year-old son.

Engelbert Humperdinck
06-29-2007, 09:39 AM
*** From our past ***

Patrol Officer Henry Lee Bond
Wiggins Police Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Saturday, June 28, 1969
Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, June 28, 1969
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Served less than 10 years


Officer Bond was shot and killed when he responded to a domestic disturbance call.

When Officer Bond arrived at the scene, he was met by a man. Officer Bond exited his patrol vehicle and approached the man. He asked "Are you having trouble, can I help you?" The man then drew a weapon and opened fire, striking Officer Bond in the Stomach, killing him.

The suspect was convicted of murder, but spent less than 10 years in prison.

Officer Bond was survived by his wife and nine children.

Engelbert Humperdinck
06-29-2007, 09:41 AM
*** From our past ***

Patrolman Rory Welch Key
Hernando Police Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Friday, June 28, 1974
Biographical Info
Age: 61
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, June 28, 1974
Weapon Used: Handgun; 9 mm
Suspect Info: Sentenced to life


Patrolman Key was shot and killed after responding to a shoplifting call. Upon arrival to the scene he was informed that the suspect was involved in a minor traffic accident. He located the suspect and ordered him out of his vehicle at gunpoint after several request for him to exit the car. As Patrolman Key began searching the suspect, the man spun around and shot Patrolman Key in the leg with a 9 mm handgun. Patrolman Key was able to return fire, striking the suspect.

The two men then positioned themselves on opposite sides a truck and had a shootout where Patrolman Key shot the suspect in the legs and waist, instead of in the chest, in attempt to wound the man. Patrolman Key's weapon jammed and the man jumped on top of the truck and shot him. The suspect was apprehended by responding officers and subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Key had been with the agency for three years and is survived by his wife, three sons, and three daughters.

Engelbert Humperdinck
06-29-2007, 09:44 AM
*** From our past ***

Deputy Len J. Rowell
Pearl River County Sheriff's Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Tuesday, June 28, 1994
Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, June 28, 1994
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Committed suicide


Deputy Rowell was shot and killed by the suspect who had shot and killed Greenville, Alabama, Officer Gary Heath on June 14, 1994. Deputy Rowell had pulled the suspect over at about 0345 hours and called in the tag number. Dispatch came back with nothing on the tag number. As he approached the car, the suspect came out shooting. Deputy Rowell was struck six times in the vest and once in the shoulder as he reached for his weapon. He fell to the ground unconscious and was then shot twice in the face.
After the suspect murdered Deputy Rowell he was stopped by Lieutenant Coy Smith of the Alabama Public Safety Commission. As he sat in his cruiser calling in the tag number the suspect shot him in the head, killing him. The suspect committed suicide after being surrounded by federal agents later in the day.

Engelbert Humperdinck
06-29-2007, 05:24 PM
*** From our Past ***

Sergeant William O. Swindoll
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol
Mississippi
End of Watch: Saturday, October 5, 1968
Biographical Info
Age: 51
Tour of Duty: 17 years
Badge Number: A-34
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Saturday, October 5, 1968
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Sergeant Swindoll was killed in an automobile accident on Highway 51 near Valley Hill. He had been with the agency for 17 years and was assigned to the Driver Improvement Unit.

jmb
06-29-2007, 05:44 PM
Mr. Swindoll was one of my neighbors when I was a young girl in Cleveland. His wife always made popcorn balls for us neighborhood kids at Halloween. He and Daddy used to joke each other about sitting behind billboards running radar. We were all saddened to hear the news of his death. May he rest in peace.

Engelbert Humperdinck
06-30-2007, 08:26 PM
Deputy Sheriff Michael Page
Bowie County Sheriff's Department
Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, June 30, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 34
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, June 30, 2007
Weapon Used: Officer's handgun
Suspect Info: Committed suicide


Deputy Page was shot and killed with his own service weapon during a struggle with a hit-and-run suspect.

Deputy Page had responded to a report of car striking a utility pole. As he arrived on the scene he observed a man running into the nearby woods. A scuffle ensued in the woods and Deputy Page was struck over the head and then shot in the shoulder with his own weapon.

Paramedics and other deputies who responded to the scene located Deputy Page as he walked himself out of the woods. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds a short time later.

The suspect's body was found later in the day with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Deputy Page had served with the Bowie County Sheriff's Department for 3 years and had previously served with the Texarkana Police Department. He is survived by his wife and children.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-03-2007, 02:26 PM
*** From our past ***

Police Officer Clifton Tillman
Gulfport Police Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Saturday, July 3, 1943
Biographical Info
Age: 43
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, July 3, 1943
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed


Officer Tillman was shot and killed as he and his partner responded to a complaint involving an armed man threatening another person in a cafeteria near the intersection of 25th Avenue and 28th Street. The suspect, who was seated in a car, fired a shot through the windshield and struck Officer Tillman in the chest. The suspect was shot and killed by return gunfire.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-08-2007, 11:25 AM
*** From our past ***

Constable Rufus Ola Crum
Tippah County Sheriff's Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Saturday, July 5, 1947
Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, July 5, 1947
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available
Constable Crum was shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest near Blue Mountain, Mississippi.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-08-2007, 11:27 AM
*** From our past ***

Deputy Sheriff A. H. (Holly) Koerper
Warren County Sheriff's Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Saturday, July 6, 1974
Biographical Info
Age: 72
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Stabbed
Date of Incident: Saturday, July 6, 1974
Weapon Used: Edged weapon; Knife
Suspect Info: Sentenced to life


Deputy Koerper was stabbed to death during an escape attempt at the Warren County Jail. The suspect stabbed him 26 times with a butcher knife. The suspect then freed his girlfriend, who was also a prisoner at the jail, and fled. Both escapees were arrested a short time later. The male suspect was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-08-2007, 11:30 AM
*** From our past ***

Sheriff Harold Ray Presley
Lee County Sheriff's Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Friday, July 6, 2001
Biographical Info
Age: 53
Tour of Duty: 13 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, July 6, 2001
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed


Sheriff Harold Presley was shot and killed by a suspect who had fled from police earlier in the night.

The suspect had fled the scene of a roadblock and exchanged shots with pursuing officers. He managed to elude officers during a foot chase after crashing his vehicle. Later in the evening, Sheriff Presley received a call from a homeowner whose dogs were barking.

When he arrived on the scene at approximately 0515 hours, he and the homeowner went to a shed on the property. When Sheriff Presley opened the door, the suspect inside immediately opened fire, striking Sheriff Presley several times. Although mortally wounded, Sheriff Presley was able to return fire and kill the suspect as well.

Sheriff Presley had been with the Lee County Sheriff's Department for 13 years, and had been the sheriff for eight years.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-08-2007, 11:32 AM
Police Officer Adam Joseph Menuez
Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribal Police Department
Tribal Police
End of Watch: Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 27
Tour of Duty: 5 months
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Incident Location: Nevada
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Officer Adam Menuez was killed in automobile accident on Rio Vista Street, on the Stillwater Indian Reservation, while responding to a call at approximately 4:30 am.

He lost control of his 2006 Dodge Charger patrol car and struck a guardrail on a bridge as he rounded a bend in the roadway. The vehicle overturned and became submerged in an irrigation canal. He was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Fallon Churchill Banner Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Menuez was a US Army veteran of the War on Terrorism. He had served with the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribal Police Department for only 5 months.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-08-2007, 11:34 AM
Master Trooper David Rich
Indiana State Police
Indiana
End of Watch: Thursday, July 5, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 41
Tour of Duty: 18 years
Badge Number: 5398
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, July 5, 2007
Weapon Used: Shotgun
Suspect Info: Shot and killed


Master Trooper David Rich was shot and killed by a suspect on US 24, in Wabash, Indiana.

Trooper Rich stopped to help a motorist he believed was stranded about one mile west of Wabash. Unbeknownst to Trooper Rich, the man was driving a vehicle that his dad had reported stolen earlier in the day. The suspect shot Trooper Rich in the chest with a shotgun and then killed himself.

Trooper Rich had served with the Indiana State Police for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and twin sons.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-08-2007, 11:35 AM
Deputy Sheriff Joshua Norris
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
Louisiana
End of Watch: Thursday, July 5, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 22
Tour of Duty: 11 months
Badge Number: JP276
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, July 5, 2007
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: In custody


Deputy Norris was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance with gunfire call.

As Deputy Norris approached the house, he immediately encountered gunfire and was struck once in the upper right chest.

Fellow officers, responding just after the shooting drove their vehicles between the house and Deputy Norris to shield him from fire and recovered the wounded officer.

Deputy Norris was transported to Ochsner Medical Center West Bank where he died from his wounds.

Deputy Norris was wearing a bullet resistant vest at the time he was shot, but he was struck under his arm where his vest did not offer protection.

The suspect was later found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was taken to University Hospital in critical condition.

Deputy Norris had served with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office for 11 months. He is survived by his fiancee.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-08-2007, 11:36 AM
Police Officer Dayle Weston (Wes) Hardy
Plano Police Department
Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, July 7, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 31
Tour of Duty: 12 years
Badge Number: 1503
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Date of Incident: Saturday, July 7, 2007
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Officer Dayle Hardy was killed when his police motorcycle collided with a vehicle at the intersection of Independence Parkway and Russell Creek Drive.

He was transported to Baylor Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Officer Hardy had served with the Plano Police Department for 8 years and had previously served with the Wise County Sheriff's Office for 4 years. He is survived by his wife and twin 3-year-old daughters.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-08-2007, 11:38 AM
Police Officer Robert Kozminski
Grand Rapids Police Department
Michigan
End of Watch: Sunday, July 8, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, July 8, 2007
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available


Officer Kozminski was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance at a home on Emerald Avenue NE at approximately 1:40 am.

Baloo
07-08-2007, 01:04 PM
Engelbert Humperdink, it is so sad to read all of these, but thank you so much for reminding us of the sacrifices that others have made "to serve and protect"... Having a law enforecement background, I truly appreciate you thoughtfulness to our fallen brothers and sisters... may God bless and watch over all of those who are serving us today as well as the loved ones of those who have fallen... we have peace in knowing that those who have gone before us were met by the comforting embrace of our Lord and shall never again know the sorrows and suffering of this Earth...

Pirate_129
07-08-2007, 02:20 PM
*** From our past ***

Sheriff Harold Ray Presley
Lee County Sheriff's Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Friday, July 6, 2001
Biographical Info
Age: 53
Tour of Duty: 13 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, July 6, 2001
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed


Sheriff Harold Presley was shot and killed by a suspect who had fled from police earlier in the night.

The suspect had fled the scene of a roadblock and exchanged shots with pursuing officers. He managed to elude officers during a foot chase after crashing his vehicle. Later in the evening, Sheriff Presley received a call from a homeowner whose dogs were barking.

When he arrived on the scene at approximately 0515 hours, he and the homeowner went to a shed on the property. When Sheriff Presley opened the door, the suspect inside immediately opened fire, striking Sheriff Presley several times. Although mortally wounded, Sheriff Presley was able to return fire and kill the suspect as well.

Sheriff Presley had been with the Lee County Sheriff's Department for 13 years, and had been the sheriff for eight years.

I arrived on scene within about ten minutes of Harold Ray being killed. I had the pelasure of working with this very charismatic man for a little over two years before his death.

Harold Ray was a genuine man that meant alot to not only law enforcement, but to his community as well. I was unpacking some boxes in my office a couple of weeks ago and found a copy of the Tupelo newspaper announcing Harold Ray's death and all I could think about was Harold Ray sitting in Heaven with his first cousin Elvis talking about what everyone still down here was doing. God Bless and continue to comfort the family and many friends Sheriff Presley left behind.

daisy
07-08-2007, 02:39 PM
*** From our past ***

Trooper Bobby L. Wells Jr.
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol
Mississippi
End of Watch: Tuesday, June 27, 1995
Biographical Info
Age: 30
Tour of Duty: 1 year, 7 months
Badge Number: E-48
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: Tuesday, June 27, 1995
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Trooper Wells was killed when he was struck by a vehicle after stopping a traffic violator on I-55 near Hernando. No charges were filed against the driver who struck him.

Trooper Wells had served with the agency for just over 18 months. He was survived by his parents and sister.

A section of I-55, at mile marker 277, was dedicated in Trooper Wells' memory.

Englebirt, my daddy worked with a Wells guy up in Ripley, MS. and I am wondering if this was their son. They had a daughter and the mom was a nurse. My dad worked for Soil Conservation Service. The sister would be Betsy.

I tried looking it up to see where he was from with no success.?????

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-09-2007, 12:47 PM
*** From our past ***
Chief Deputy Sheriff Frank Smith
Leflore County Sheriff's Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Friday, July 9, 1926
Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, July 9, 1926
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available

Chief Deputy Smith was shot and killed in the line of duty.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-14-2007, 03:11 PM
*** From our past ***

Deputy Sheriff William M. Grubbs
Simpson County Sheriff's Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Monday, July 14, 1986
Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Monday, July 14, 1986
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Deputy Grubbs was killed in an automobile accident while on duty.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-14-2007, 03:14 PM
Sergeant Karl Strohsal
Longwood Police Department
Florida
End of Watch: Saturday, July 14, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 58
Tour of Duty: 32 years
Badge Number: L3607
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: Saturday, July 14, 2007
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Sergeant Strohsal was struck and killed by a vehicle on I-4, in Volusia County. Sergeant Strohsal's unmarked vehicle had been involved in an accident and became disabled in the center lane. He had activated his emergency lights, exited the vehicle, and was standing in front of it when he observed an SUV approaching at a high rate of speed.

As Sergeant Strohsal attempted to run across the inside lane to the shoulder, the SUV changed lanes at the last moment to avoid striking the patrol car but instead struck Sergeant Strohsal.

Sergeant Strohsal had served with the Longwood Police Department for 18 years and had previously served with the New York City Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, and grandchildren.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-15-2007, 10:18 AM
Police Officer Russel Timoshenko
New York City Police Department
New York
End of Watch: Saturday, July 14, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 23
Tour of Duty: 1 year, 6 months
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, July 9, 2007
Weapon Used: Handgun; .45 caliber
Suspect Info: Three apprehended


Officer Russel Timoshenko succumbed to gunshot wounds inflicted five days earlier when he and his partner made a traffic stop.

The two officers were on patrol when they spotted a suspicious vehicle. A check of DMV records revealed that the license plate on the vehicle belonged to another vehicle. The officers conducted a traffic stop at the corner of Lefferts and Rogers Avenues, in Brooklyn. Unknown to the officers, the vehicle they had stopped was stolen.

Officer Timoshenko approached the vehicle from the passenger side as his partner approached from the driver's side. As they drew near the car, one suspect opened fire with a .45 caliber handgun, striking Officer Timoshenko twice in the face. Another suspect opened fire on his partner with a 9mm handgun, striking him in the arm and chest. That officer was saved by his bullet resistant vest. Despite his wounds, he was able to return fire and radio his location and a description of the vehicle to fellow officers.

Members of the Brooklyn South Homicide squad, who were in the area investigating an unrelated case, arrived on the scene within seconds and rushed Officer Timoshenko to Kings County Hospital.

The suspects fled, but ditched their vehicle about five blocks from the shooting scene, leaving behind their .45 caliber handgun, 9mm handgun, and a loaded 9mm TEC-9. Investigators were able to lift a fingerprint from a box of chicken left in the vehicle, which led to the arrest of the driver the following day.

Two days later, detectives from the New York City Police Department, along with members of the Pennsylvania State Police, United States Marshals Service, and several other agencies, arrested both suspects on I-80 in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

All three suspects where charged with aggravated murder and other charges related to the murder of Officer Timoshenko and the wounding of his partner.

Officer Timoshenko had served with the New York City Police Department for 1.5 years and was assigned to the 71st Precinct. He is survived by his parents.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-18-2007, 12:13 PM
*** From our past ***
Trooper Marcus Lamastus
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol
Mississippi
End of Watch: Saturday, July 17, 1965
Biographical Info
Age: 37
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Badge Number: D-34
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, July 17, 1965
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed


Trooper Lamastus was shot and killed after chasing an ex-convict underneath a house in Mound Bayou at 1540 hours. The suspect was shot and killed by other deputies who were also at the scene. Trooper Lamastus had been with the agency for three years and was assigned to Troop D. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-18-2007, 12:15 PM
Chief Deputy Tommy Martin
Douglas County Sheriff's Department
Illinois
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: 29 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, June 21, 2007
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Apprehended

Deputy Martin succumbed to wounds he received one month earlier, when he was shot while investigating a home invasion robbery.

Deputy Martin was conducting a canvass for two suspects who has just committed a home invasion robbery and murder in Camargo. The suspects fled the victims home in his pickup truck and the van of a second victim who interrupted the robbery.

Deputy Martin spotted the two suspect vehicles. Before he could exit his cruiser one of the men approached him and opened fire, hitting him in the face and chest.

The suspects then fled, leading police on a chase at up to 100 MPH, firing at officers as they headed south on Interstate 57. The suspects exited the interstate at Arcola, heading west on Illinois 133. They crashed their vehicle as they crossed the railroad tracks just east of U.S. 45.

Officers immediately apprehended one suspect who was still in the van. The second suspect bailed fled on foot and ran into the nearby First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust, where he demanded cash from the bank employees and took some of them hostage. He later surrendered after a seven hour standoff.

Deputy Martin was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital where he died one month later from his wounds.

Chief Deputy Martin had served with the Douglas County Sheriff's Officer for 29 years.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-18-2007, 12:16 PM
*** From our past ***
Correctional Officer Argentra Cotton
Mississippi Department of Corrections
Mississippi
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 18, 1989
Biographical Info
Age: 34
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Stabbed
Date of Incident: Tuesday, July 18, 1989
Weapon Used: Edged weapon; Shank
Suspect Info: Sentenced to death

Officer Cotton was stabbed to death by a maximum security inmate in the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Mississippi. The inmate had escaped from his cellblock and stabbed Officer Cotton to death with a shank. The inmate attached Officer Cotton from behind and stabbed him several times in the neck and back. Another officer was able to draw the inmate's attention away from Officer Cotton long enough for Officer Cotton to escape into the control tower. The inmate was taken into custody a short time later. Officer Cotton was transported to Bolivar County Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds a short time later.

The suspect was charged with Officer Cotton's murder and was sentenced to death.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-18-2007, 12:19 PM
*** From our past ***
Deputy Sheriff Bruce Wayne Evans
Jackson County Sheriff's Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 18, 2000
Biographical Info
Age: 30
Tour of Duty: 7 years
Badge Number: 65
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Date of Incident: Tuesday, July 18, 2000
Weapon Used: Automobile
Suspect Info: Sentenced to life

Deputy Evans was killed after being struck by a vehicle being pursued by other officers on State Route 613.

Deputy Evans and his partner had setup a roadblock when they were notified that the pursuit was about to enter their county. The suspect vehicle came to a stop approximately one and half miles from the roadblock, and Deputy Evans was notified the pursuit was over. The officers began to drive to where the pursuit had ended when shots were fired and the suspects fled again. Deputy Evans stopped on the shoulder and the officers took cover behind his vehicle.
More shots were fired approximately 200 yards from Deputy Evans' location. The suspect vehicle exited the roadway and collided into the cruiser at 85 mph. Deputy Evans and his partner tried to move out of the way. After his cruiser was struck, he was pinned underneath. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect and another occupant of the vehicle received minor injuries in the accident and were arrested. The driver was charged with capital murder and aggravated assault on a police officer. He was convicted and sentenced to life without parole. Deputy Evans had been in law enforcement for seven years and was employed with the Jackson County Sheriff's Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

jmb
07-18-2007, 12:43 PM
Chief Deputy Tommy Martin
Douglas County Sheriff's Department
Illinois
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: 29 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, June 21, 2007
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Apprehended

Deputy Martin succumbed to wounds he received one month earlier, when he was shot while investigating a home invasion robbery.

Deputy Martin was conducting a canvass for two suspects who has just committed a home invasion robbery and murder in Camargo. The suspects fled the victims home in his pickup truck and the van of a second victim who interrupted the robbery.

Deputy Martin spotted the two suspect vehicles. Before he could exit his cruiser one of the men approached him and opened fire, hitting him in the face and chest.

The suspects then fled, leading police on a chase at up to 100 MPH, firing at officers as they headed south on Interstate 57. The suspects exited the interstate at Arcola, heading west on Illinois 133. They crashed their vehicle as they crossed the railroad tracks just east of U.S. 45.

Officers immediately apprehended one suspect who was still in the van. The second suspect bailed fled on foot and ran into the nearby First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust, where he demanded cash from the bank employees and took some of them hostage. He later surrendered after a seven hour standoff.

Deputy Martin was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital where he died one month later from his wounds.

Chief Deputy Martin had served with the Douglas County Sheriff's Officer for 29 years.

Thank you for this update. This is my neck of the woods. I had not heard he had died.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-18-2007, 07:51 PM
Deputy Sheriff William John Walters
Kemper County Sheriff's Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Sunday, July 15, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 59
Tour of Duty: 7 months
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Sunday, July 15, 2007
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Deputy Walters was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle on Highway 16, near DeKalb. The accident occurred during a period of heavy rain.

Both occupants of the other vehicle were also killed.

Deputy Walters had served with the agency for 7 months.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-22-2007, 11:11 AM
*** From our past ***


Deputy Sheriff Gary W. Lenior
Pearl River County Sheriff's Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Thursday, July 22, 1993
Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Thursday, July 22, 1993
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Deputy Lenior was killed in an accident while responding to a call. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-27-2007, 05:22 PM
Border Patrol Agent Eric N. Cabral
United States Department of Homeland Security - Border Patrol
U.S. Government
End of Watch: Thursday, July 26, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 31
Tour of Duty: 1 year, 10 months
Badge Number: O-143
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion
Date of Incident: Thursday, July 26, 2007
Incident Location: California
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Border Patrol Agent Cabral suffered a fatal heart attack as the result of heat exposure as he and another agent were tracking a group of illegal aliens north of I-8 near Jacumba, California. He had been separated from his partner when a third agent found him. Agents initiated CPR and emergency medical services were rendered. Agent Cabral was flown to a hospital in San Diego, where he was pronounced dead.

Agent Cabral had served with the Border Patrol for less than 2 years. He is survived by his parents and sisters.

MDollfus46
07-28-2007, 09:51 AM
All of these brave men/women died long before their time. Here I am whinning about the aches and pains of being over 60. I do joke about my age, but I realize how lucky I really am. Probably not me, but I'd bet a gold guinea that many are alive today because these brave law enforcement officers gave up their lives and left family behind. Rather humbling.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-28-2007, 10:59 AM
*** From our past ***

Trooper Tommie Earl Owens
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol
Mississippi
End of Watch: Friday, July 28, 1989
Biographical Info
Age: 30
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: G-27
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Struck by train
Date of Incident: Friday, July 28, 1989
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Trooper Owens was killed when his patrol car was struck by a freight train while on patrol in Lowndes County, Mississippi. He had just reported in for duty when the accident occurred.
Trooper Owens was assigned to Troop G and had been with the agency for two years.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-28-2007, 11:00 AM
Police Officer George Cortez Jr.
Phoenix Police Department
Arizona
End of Watch: Friday, July 27, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 23
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, July 27, 2007
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: At large


Officer Cortez was shot and killed after responding to a cash-checking store to investigate reports of a forgery-in-progress.

At approximately 0830 hours Officer Cortez responded to a call that a man was passing forged checks at a check-cashing business on West 83rd Avenue, near Encanto Boulevard. Officer Cortez entered the business and was attempting to apprehend the suspect when he was shot. He was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital where he died from his injuries.

The suspect fled the scene. On July 28th, several suspects were taken into custody.

Officer Cortez had served with the Phoenix Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Engelbert Humperdinck
07-29-2007, 10:27 PM
*** From our past ***


Chief Deputy Willie Perry
Leake County Sheriff's Office
Mississippi
End of Watch: Sunday, July 29, 2001
Biographical Info
Age: 58
Tour of Duty: 35 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: Sunday, July 29, 2001
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: No charges filed


Chief Deputy Willie Perry was struck by a vehicle and killed while conducting a roadside driver's license checkpoint on Mississippi 35 near Carthage.

He and his partner had their vehicle stopped on the side of the road with the emergency lights activated when the incident occurred. The driver of the vehicle that struck him was an assistant district attorney and no charges were filed against him.

Deputy Perry had been employed with the Leake County Sheriff's Office for 18 months, and had been in law enforcement for nearly 35 years.

He is survived by his daughter and two sons.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-01-2007, 09:18 AM
Officer Doug Scott Russell
California Highway Patrol
California
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 46
Tour of Duty: 22 years
Badge Number: 11619
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Date of Incident: Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Weapon Used: Automobile
Suspect Info: In custody

Officer Doug Russell was struck and killed while deploying a spike strip to stop a vehicle involved in a pursuit.

The pursuit began after Rancho Cordova police were dispatched at 12:23 pm on a welfare check on a person in a brown, four-door sedan parked on Horn Road in Rancho Cordova. As officers approached, the driver sped off, tossing items out of his vehicle. A police pursuit ensued, going onto eastbound Highway 50.

Officer Russell was deploying the spike strip when the car swerved and hit him. He was airlifted to University of California Davis Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

After striking the officer, the vehicle continued until officers were able to spin the car and stop it on Missouri Flat Road. The driver was taken into custody and transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

The 22-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol worked out of the Placerville office. He is survived by his wife.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-01-2007, 09:24 AM
As of July 31, there have been 106 law enforcement officer line of duty deaths in this country in 2007. Please take a minute from your day today, to say a prayer for these officers, those who've gone before and for the families they leave behind. Without these brave officers, and their families, we'd surely be living in a place we only see on the TV. May God bless them all.

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 106
Accidental (http://www.odmp.org/search.php?searching=1&yearfrom=2007&yearto=2007&cause=1): 1
Aircraft accident (http://www.odmp.org/search.php?searching=1&yearfrom=2007&yearto=2007&cause=2): 2
Automobile accident (http://www.odmp.org/search.php?searching=1&yearfrom=2007&yearto=2007&cause=6): 31
Boating accident (http://www.odmp.org/search.php?searching=1&yearfrom=2007&yearto=2007&cause=8): 1
Bomb (http://www.odmp.org/search.php?searching=1&yearfrom=2007&yearto=2007&cause=9): 2
Drowned (http://www.odmp.org/search.php?searching=1&yearfrom=2007&yearto=2007&cause=11): 3
Exposure to toxins (http://www.odmp.org/search.php?searching=1&yearfrom=2007&yearto=2007&cause=16): 1
Gunfire (http://www.odmp.org/search.php?searching=1&yearfrom=2007&yearto=2007&cause=19): 41
Gunfire (Accidental) (http://www.odmp.org/search.php?searching=1&yearfrom=2007&yearto=2007&cause=20): 3
Heart attack (http://www.odmp.org/search.php?searching=1&yearfrom=2007&yearto=2007&cause=21): 3
Heat exhaustion (http://www.odmp.org/search.php?searching=1&yearfrom=2007&yearto=2007&cause=22): 1
Motorcycle accident (http://www.odmp.org/search.php?searching=1&yearfrom=2007&yearto=2007&cause=23): 3
Struck by vehicle (http://www.odmp.org/search.php?searching=1&yearfrom=2007&yearto=2007&cause=26): 4
Vehicle pursuit (http://www.odmp.org/search.php?searching=1&yearfrom=2007&yearto=2007&cause=33): 3
Vehicular assault (http://www.odmp.org/search.php?searching=1&yearfrom=2007&yearto=2007&cause=31): 5
Weather/Natural disaster (http://www.odmp.org/search.php?searching=1&yearfrom=2007&yearto=2007&cause=32): 2

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-03-2007, 11:44 PM
Special Agent Kimberly D. Place
United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
U.S. Government
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 43
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Incident Location: Massachusetts
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Special Agent Place was killed when her vehicle was struck head-on on I-91 in West Springfield, Massachusetts, at approximately 6:30 pm. The driver of the vehicle that caused the accident had lost control of his speed vehicle, crossed the center median, and struck her vehicle.

Agent Place was returning from an enforcement operation in New Hampshire at the time of the accident.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-06-2007, 04:32 PM
*** From our past ***


Investigator B. Cowart
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Investigation
Mississippi
End of Watch: Friday, August 6, 1965
Biographical Info
Age: 53
Tour of Duty: 19 years
Badge Number: B-13
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: Friday, August 6, 1965
Weapon Used: Person
Suspect Info: Charges dismissed


Investigator Cowart suffered a fatal heart attack after being pushed by a prisoner at the Clay County Jail at 1145 hours. He was assisting West Point police officers with a civil rights march of students at Mississippi State University and was searching a student who had been arrested for blocking a sidewalk. The student suddenly spun around, grabbed Investigator Cowart, and pushed him to the ground. Investigator Cowart suffered the heart attack and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The student was charged with manslaughter but the charges were later dismissed.

Investigator Cowart had been with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety for 19 years and was survived by his wife, two daughters, and four siblings.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-06-2007, 04:33 PM
Chief of Police David Richard
Port Barre Police Department
Louisiana
End of Watch: Sunday, August 5, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 54
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Date of Incident: Sunday, August 5, 2007
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Chief Richard was killed when he lost control of his vehicle while responding to assist officers with a vehicle pursuit.

Chief Richard was traveling eastbound on U.S. Route 190 when he lost control of his vehicle before he could become involved in the pursuit. Chief Richardís vehicle left the roadway and struck several trees, ejecting him from the car. He died at the scene of the crash as a result of his injuries.

Chief Richard had served as Chief of Police for the Port Barre Police Department for five years.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-07-2007, 11:37 PM
Auxiliary Sergeant Stephen Bollinger
Franklin County Sheriff's Department
Ohio
End of Watch: Sunday, August 5, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 58
Tour of Duty: 27 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Sunday, August 5, 2007
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Sergeant Stephen Bollinger was killed in an automobile accident while he and another deputy returned from an assignment.

Another deputy was driving on Orders Road around 1 pm when he lost control of the vehicle and hit a utility pole. Sergeant Bollinger was a passenger in the vehicle. Both deputies were transported to Grant Medical Center and Sergeant Bollinger was pronounced dead.

Sergeant Bollinger had retired with 27 years service and was working as an auxiliary officer. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-09-2007, 06:31 AM
*** From our past ***
Sheriff Michael L. McKee
Kemper County Sheriff's Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Saturday, August 9, 1997
Biographical Info
Age: 42
Tour of Duty: 9 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, August 9, 1997
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Shot and killed by another officer


Sheriff McKee was shot and killed after responding to a suspect's house late on a Saturday night. The suspect had previously shot and killed his father. A Dekalb police officer who went to check on Sheriff McKee was shot in the thigh and wounded but was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-11-2007, 12:33 PM
Sergeant Christopher Reyka
Broward County Sheriff's Office
Florida
End of Watch: Friday, August 10, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 51
Tour of Duty: 18 years
Badge Number: 9463
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, August 10, 2007
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: At large


Sergeant Christopher Reyka was shot and killed while checking on two suspicious vehicles in a convenience store parking lot at approximately 1:20 am.

He had parked next to the two vehicles and was checking their license plates.

As he exited his patrol car, an occupant of one of the vehicles also exited the car and opened fire, striking Sergeant Reyka several times. Customers of the store immediately called 911 to report the shooting.

Sergeant Reyka was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds a short time later.

The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.

Sergeant Reyka had served with the Broward County Sheriff's Office for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-11-2007, 12:38 PM
Detective John Smith
Bastrop Police Department
Louisiana
End of Watch: Friday, August 10, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 40
Tour of Duty: 18 years
Badge Number: Not available


Detective Charles (Chuck) Wilson
Bastrop Police Department
Louisiana
End of Watch: Friday, August 10, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 34
Tour of Duty: 11 years
Badge Number: Not available


Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, August 10, 2007
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: One killed


Detectives John Smith and Charles "Chuck" Wilson were shot and killed while investigating a vehicle parked at a hotel that was wanted in connection with a homicide in Texas.

Detective Wilson and Detective Smith were shot and killed at approximately 1330 hours at the hotel, which is in the main square of Bastrop. A male suspect was also killed. Two paramedics who rushed to the scene to aid the Detectives were wounded.

A female suspect who was also wanted in connection with a murder in Harris County, Texas, was taken into custody by the US Marshal's office in Houston, Texas on August 12th. Three people were arrested for helping the female suspect escape.

Detective Smith had served on the Bastrop Police Department for 18 years and was assigned to the detective division. He is survived by his wife.

Detective Wilson had served on the Bastrop Police Department for 11 years.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-13-2007, 12:11 AM
*** From our past ***

Police Officer Timothy Lee Webster
Crystal Springs Police Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Saturday, August 13, 2005
Biographical Info
Age: 32
Tour of Duty: 2 months
Badge Number: CS10
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, August 13, 2005
Weapon Used: Officer's handgun
Suspect Info: Charged with murder


Officer Timothy Webster was shot and killed after conducting a vehicle stop on Jackson Street.

The suspect fled on foot when the vehicle was stopped. Officer Webster pursued the suspect on foot and was able to catch up to him on Kendall Lane. The two struggled and the suspect was able to gain control of Officer Webster's service weapon. The suspect shot Officer Webster just above his bullet-resistant vest, and killed him

The suspect escaped but was apprehended the next day. He was charged with murder. The suspect's mother and another woman were also arrested and charged with aiding a fugitive for their attempts to hide him.

Officer Webster had served with the Crystal Springs Police Department for two months. He is survived by his wife, three children, brother, three sisters, and two nieces.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-13-2007, 09:28 AM
Officer Benjamin Wilcher
Gary Police Department
Indiana
End of Watch: Sunday, August 12, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 28
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Date of Incident: Saturday, August 11, 2007
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Officer Wilcher was injured when his patrol car collided with another patrol car at the intersection of 35th Avenue and Virginia Street during a vehicle pursuit. He was taken to St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields, Illinois, where he died from his injuries the next day. The suspect being chased by the officer remained at large.

Officer Wilcher had served with the Gary Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-14-2007, 05:31 PM
Deputy Chief George (Bill) Stanford
Cheyenne Police Department
Wyoming
End of Watch: Monday, August 13, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 45
Tour of Duty: 22 years
Badge Number: P301
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: Monday, August 13, 2007
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Deputy Chief Stanford suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in the department's mandatory physical fitness training. He was running on a treadmill in the department gym when he collapsed.

He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away.

Deputy Chief Stanford had served with the Cheyenne Police Department for 22 years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-15-2007, 11:31 PM
Sergeant Ron Harrison
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Florida
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 55
Tour of Duty: 20 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed


Sergeant Ron Harrison was shot and killed while sitting in his patrol car.

He had just finished a DWI checkpoint and was sitting in his patrol car near the intersection of Lumsden Road and Kings Avenue in the town of Brandon, when a suspect approached his vehicle and fired into the car through the open passenger side window, striking Sergeant Harrison multiple times.

Sergeant Harrison activated his lights and siren and tried to drive off but lost control of his patrol car, struck another vehicle and then crashed into a tree.

The sergeant was taken to Brandon Community Hospital, where he died from his wounds.

A short time later, a woman called 911 saying her boyfriend may have been involved in the shooting of a deputy and was at a home. A SWAT team then converged on that home and negotiations began with the suspect who was barricaded inside. The suspect fired multiple shots at the SWAT team, who returned fire, killing him.

Sergeant Harrison had served with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office for 20 years and is survived by his four children.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-15-2007, 11:33 PM
Police Officer Ariel Anton Frett
Virgin Islands Police Department
Virgin Islands
End of Watch: Thursday, February 8, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 52
Tour of Duty: 25 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, February 8, 2007
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Shot and wounded


Officer Ariel Frett was shot and killed while attempting to take police action against a group of four suspects while off duty.

The suspects assaulted Officer Frett and then shot him after stealing his gun.

A second off duty officer who happened across the scene was able to return fire and wounded one of the teenage suspects, who was then taken into custody.

Officer Frett had served with the Virgin Islands Police Department for 25 years. He is survived by his three sons, three daughters, four sisters, five brothers, and four grandchildren.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-16-2007, 12:39 AM
Police Officer Norvell Brown
St. Louis Police Department
Missouri
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 22
Tour of Duty: 1 year
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: At large


Police Officer Brown was shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest on the 600 block of Semple Avenue in north St. Louis.

Officer Brown was wearing a bullet resistant vest, but the bullet entered through his armpit, hit his lung and pierced an artery.

Officer Brown was able to radio that he needed assistance and an undercover officer who quickly arrived at the scene performed CPR and transported Officer Brown to Barnes Jewish Hospital in the back of a squad car. Officer Brown later died from his wounds.

Officer Brown had served with the St. Louis Police Department for one year.

maxim
08-16-2007, 06:56 AM
Deputy Chief George (Bill) Stanford
Cheyenne Police Department
Wyoming
End of Watch: Monday, August 13, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 45
Tour of Duty: 22 years
Badge Number: P301
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: Monday, August 13, 2007
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Deputy Chief Stanford suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in the department's mandatory physical fitness training. He was running on a treadmill in the department gym when he collapsed.

He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away.

Deputy Chief Stanford had served with the Cheyenne Police Department for 22 years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

Bill was a classmate of mine for ten weeks in Fall of 2001. Big fellow with a great smile and booming laugh. I've talked with another classmate and we are shocked by his death - too young!

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-17-2007, 07:26 PM
Detective Corporal Kenneth Armstrong
Montgomery Police Department
Alabama
End of Watch: Friday, August 17, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 32
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Friday, August 17, 2007
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Detective Corporal Armstrong was killed in an automobile at the intersection of Decatur Street and North Bridge Road while en route to a crime scene. His department vehicle collided with another vehicle at the intersection.

Detective Armstrong is survived by his wife and two children.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-19-2007, 01:13 AM
*** From our past ***

Trooper Hurfu L. Duckworth
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol
Mississippi
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 19, 1959
Biographical Info
Age: 32
Tour of Duty: 12 years
Badge Number: 86
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, August 19, 1959
Weapon Used: Handgun; .22 caliber
Suspect Info: Apprehended


Trooper Duckworth was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance in Hattiesburg at 1950 hours. The suspect was apprehended later in the evening and still had Trooper Duckworth's gunbelt.
Trooper Duckworth had been with the agency for 12 years and was assigned to Troop J. He was survived by his wife.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-19-2007, 01:17 AM
*** From our past ***

Lieutenant William Louis Skinner
Jackson Police Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Thursday, August 19, 1971
Biographical Info
Age: 36
Tour of Duty: 11 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, August 18, 1971
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Paroled


Lieutenant Skinner was shot and killed during a standoff with a group of militants who were barricaded in a house. Lieutenant Skinner was standing beneath a tree when he was struck in the head by a single round that had been fired from underneath the house.

Another Jackson officer and a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent were also wounded during the shootout.

Eleven suspects were arrested and charged with Lieutenant Skinner's murder. Only a few of the suspects were convicted and sentenced to very short sentences.

Lieutenant Skinner had served with the agency for 11 years. He was survived by three sons, all of whom became law enforcement officers.






On a personal note, when stationed in Jackson I came to know and admire one of Lt. Skinners son's, Bill. Bill had taken a medical retirement from the Jackson Police Department after becoming commander of the SWAT unit. Bill put himself through law school and had become a justice court judge. He was fair, honest, and strict. I'm sure his father is proud of him. I am.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-19-2007, 03:57 PM
*** From our past ***

Patrolman Lawyer Young
Drew Police Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Sunday, August 20, 1972
Biographical Info
Age: 41
Tour of Duty: 5 years
Badge Number: 2711
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, August 20, 1972
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed


Patrolman Young was shot and killed by a suspect that was unhappy that he had been issued a summons for driving with no license.

The suspect was also shot and killed in the gunfire.

Patrolman Young had served with the Drew Police Department for five years and was survived by his wife and two children.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-19-2007, 04:04 PM
*** From our past ***

Narcotics Agent Marc Lee Whatley
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Narcotics
Mississippi
End of Watch: Thursday, August 20, 1998
Biographical Info
Age: 29
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Thursday, August 20, 1998
Weapon Used: Automobile
Suspect Info: Not available


Agent Whatley was killed in a traffic accident near Bay Springs, Mississippi, when the vehicle in which he was driving struck a truck which was pulling a cattle trailer. The truck had pulled in front of them as they were chasing a possible drug suspect. Another narcotics officer was injured in the accident. Agent Whatley is survived by his wife, one-year-old daughter, and eight-year-old son.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-21-2007, 05:10 PM
Reserve Deputy Joe Bill Galloway
Holmes County Sheriff's Office
Florida
End of Watch: Monday, August 20, 2007Biographical Info
Age: 61
Tour of Duty: 1 year
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Date of Incident: Monday, August 20, 2007
Incident Location: Alabama
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Deputy Galloway was killed when his patrol car struck a tree during a
vehicle pursuit.

He was attempting to catch a speeding motorist and had just crossed the state line into Geneva County, Alabama, when he lost control of his patrol car. The vehicle struck a tree and flipped onto its roof, killing Deputy Galloway.

Deputy Galloway was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had had served with the Holmes County Sheriff's Office for 1 year. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

The nephew of Deputy Galloway, Deputy Sheriff Lonny Lee Lindey, of the Holmes County Sheriff's Office was shot and killed in the line of duty on September 17, 1996.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-22-2007, 06:46 AM
Patrolman Walter T. Barclay Jr.
Philadelphia Police Department
Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Sunday, August 19, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 64
Tour of Duty: 1 year, 6 months
Badge Number: 1410
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Not available
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Released from prison


Patrolman Barclay died from complications of a gunshot wounded that he received 40 years earlier when he was shot and wounded by a burglary suspect.

Patrolman Barclay was attempting to arrest a suspect for burglary in the rear of the 6000 block of North 5th Street when he was shot in the thigh, abdomen and shoulder. He was left paralyzed from the waist down and forced to retire from the police force.

Patrolman Barclay suffered countless complications over the span of 40 years as a result of the wounds and died from complications of that gunshot wound.

The suspect was arrested in 1966 and charged with aggravated assault. He was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison. He has since been released. He was arrested by the Philadelphia Police Department after Patrolman Barclay died, however the District Attorney has yet to make a decision on formal charges.

Patrolman Barclay had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 1 1/2 years at the time he was wounded. He is survived by his brother and sister.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-22-2007, 06:47 AM
Trooper Jack Holland Jr.
Ohio State Highway Patrol
Ohio
End of Watch: Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: 19 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Animal related
Date of Incident: Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Trooper Jack Holland died from a yellow jacket sting while inspecting salvage vehicles.

He was stung about 1 pm, while sitting at his desk at the highway patrol's Seville commercial driver's license facility.

Paramedics brought Trooper Holland to the Lodi emergency room at about 1:15 pm, where he was pronounced dead at 2:30 pm.

Trooper Holland was a 19-year highway patrol veteran.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-26-2007, 11:42 AM
*** From our past ***

Chief Investigator Thomas Wayne Daughdrill Sr.
Pike County Sheriff's Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 26, 1992
Biographical Info
Age: 41
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, August 26, 1992
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available


Investigator Daughdrill was shot and killed while responding to a burglary call. He is survived by his wife.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-28-2007, 06:51 PM
*** From our past ***
Deputy Sheriff Dave H. Jennings Jr.
Tallahatchie County Sheriff's Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Saturday, August 28, 1976
Biographical Info
Age: 66
Tour of Duty: 41 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, August 28, 1976
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available


Deputy Jennings was shot and killed after responding to a shooting call on Deep Slue Road. When he arrived at the scene he encountered man sitting in a car that had been backed into a ditch. As Deputy Jennings approached the man another man shouted to the deputy that the man had just shot his daughter.

At the same time the man in the car attacked Deputy Jennings. During the ensuing struggle the man was able to gain control of Deputy Jennings' service weapon and shot him. Deputy Jennings returned fire with a backup weapon, wounding the suspect. The suspect fled the scene in Deputy Jennings' patrol car. He was arrested a short time later, charged in connection with Deputy Jennings' death, and convicted of capital murder.

Deputy Jennings had served in law enforcement for 41 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-28-2007, 06:53 PM
*** From our past ***

Deputy Bobby Joe McCrary
Rankin County Sheriff's Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Monday, August 28, 1995
Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Stabbed
Date of Incident: Monday, August 28, 1995
Weapon Used: Edged weapon; Knife
Suspect Info: Not available


Deputy McCrary was stabbed to death after making a traffic stop of a stolen vehicle. He had just received a radio transmission with a description of the stolen vehicle and began to follow it. Deputy McCrary was following the vehicle and waiting for other deputies to arrive when the suspect suddenly stopped and ran towards his patrol car with a butcher's knife. He was able to radio in what was happening, but the suspect began to stab him before he was able to exit his patrol car.

He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The suspect in the case was an escapee from a local drug treatment center.

Engelbert Humperdinck
08-28-2007, 06:54 PM
Officer Germaine Casey
Rio Rancho Police Department
New Mexico
End of Watch: Monday, August 27, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 40
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Date of Incident: Monday, August 27, 2007
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Officer Germaine Casey succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident providing an escort for President George W. Bush. The accident occurred as the motorcade returned to Kirtland Air Force Base.

As the motorcade rounded a curve Officer Casey's motorcycle left the roadway and struck a tree. He was treated by other officers and medical personnel on the scene and then transported to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Casey had served with the Rio Rancho police department for 2 years and had previously served with the University of New Mexico Police Department. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-03-2007, 08:14 AM
*** From our past ***

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Edd Roberts
Claiborne County Sheriff's Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Saturday, September 3, 1977
Biographical Info
Age: 73
Tour of Duty: 12 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, September 3, 1977
Weapon Used: Officer's handgun
Suspect Info: Not available


Deputy Roberts was shot and killed with his own weapon as he attempted to arrest a suspect for burglary.

Deputy Roberts had served with the Claiborne County Sheriff's Department for 12 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-04-2007, 06:20 AM
*** From our past ***

Sheriff Marion F. Simpson
Madison County Sheriff's Office
Mississippi
End of Watch: Friday, September 4, 1959
Biographical Info
Age: 53
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Friday, September 4, 1959
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Sheriff Simpson was killed in an automobile accident while returning from Tougaloo where he was looking for two suspects that had beaten a Constable to near death a few day prior.
Sheriff Simpson had been with the agency for four years. Prior to being elected Madison County Sheriff, he served South Pacific during World War II and as the mayor of Canton from 1948 to 1955. Sheriff Simpson was survived by his wife and daughter.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-07-2007, 01:42 PM
*** From our past ***

Trooper James H. Tingle
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol
Mississippi
End of Watch: Thursday, September 7, 1950
Biographical Info
Age: 26
Tour of Duty: 6 months
Badge Number: 179
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, September 7, 1950
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Two executed


Trooper Tingle was shot and killed while on duty. The four suspects in the case shot and killed Dallas, Texas, Police Officer Johnny Sides in January 1951 when they were stopped for running a red light. The four suspect were caught in Arkansas two days after shooting Officer Sides. Two were subsequently executed and two were sentenced to life in prison.
Trooper Tingle had been with the agency for six months and was survived by his wife and daughter.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-08-2007, 05:13 AM
*** From our past ***
Police Officer Jacob Otto Wolff
Gulfport Police Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 8, 1937
Biographical Info
Age: 58
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, September 8, 1937
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available


Officer Wolff was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to investigate a report of a stolen vehicle at a local tire store on 13th Street. As the two officers approached the vehicle the two occupants opened fire, striking both officers. Officer Wolff succumbed to his wounds.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-08-2007, 05:16 AM
*** From our past ***

Assistant Chief Emma Mae Horton
Goodman Police Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Friday, September 8, 2000
Biographical Info
Age: 38
Tour of Duty: 5 years
Badge Number: G-2
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, September 8, 2000
Weapon Used: Shotgun
Suspect Info: Acquitted


Assistant Chief Horton was shot and killed by another officer in her department after the officer became enraged over a scheduling conflict.

Assistant Chief Horton had stopped by the officer's home in the morning to talk with the officer's wife and daughter. The suspect ordered Assistant Chief Horton out of the home and then immediately shot her in the buttocks with a department-issued shotgun. She was able to enter a bathroom, closed the door, and called for help, but the suspect began shooting through the door with two department issued .40 caliber handguns. Assistant Chief Horton was shot a total of seven times and transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. She never drew her own weapon during the incident.

Assistant Chief Goodman had served with the agency for 5 years.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-09-2007, 04:46 PM
Corporal John (Scott) Gardner
Odessa Police Department
Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, September 8, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available


Corporal Arlie Jones
Odessa Police Department
Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, September 8, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 48
Tour of Duty: 23 years
Badge Number: Not available

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, September 8, 2007
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Apprehended

Incident Details
Corporal Scott Gardner and Corporal Arlie Jones were shot and killed while responding to domestic violence call.

When Corporal Jones, Corporal Scott and a third officer arrived, the victim left her home and told the officers that her husband had hit her. The officers were unable to gain entry into the home through the front door. They then attempted to gain entry through the back door. As they did, the suspect opened fire on them, killing Corporal Jones and Corporal Gardner and critically wounding the third officer.

The suspect was shot and taken into custody after a four hour standoff.

Corporal Jones had served with the Odessa Police Department for 23 years.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-11-2007, 06:04 AM
Honoring Law Enforcement Officers Killed as a Result of 9/11
73 officers from a total of eight local, state, and federal agencies were killed when terrorist hijackers working for the al Qaeda terrorist network, headed by Osama bin Laden, crashed two of four hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York City on the morning of September 11, 2001. After the impact of the first plane, putting the safety of others before their own, law enforcement officers along with fire and EMS personnel, rushed to the burning Twin Towers of the World Trade Center to aid the victims and lead them to safety. Due to their quick actions, it is estimated that over 25,000 people were saved.

As the evacuation continued, the first tower unexpectedly collapsed due as a result of the intense fire caused by the impact. The second tower collapsed a short time later. 71 law enforcement officers, 343 members of the New York City Fire Department and over 2,800 civilians were killed at the World Trade Center site.

<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td width="12">
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</td><td width="12">
</td></tr></tbody></table>Known simply as 9/11, the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, caused more law enforcement line of duty of deaths than any other single incident in American history. The following 73 law enforcement officers died as a direct result of the attacks.
New York City Fire Department, NY (http://www.odmp.org/agency.php?agencyid=4466)

Fire Marshal Ronald Bucca (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=16195)New York City Police Department, NY (http://www.odmp.org/agency.php?agencyid=2758)

Sergeant John Coughlin (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15823)
Sergeant Michael Curtin (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15822)
Police Officer John D'Allara (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15829)
Police Officer Vincent Danz (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15827)
Police Officer Jerome Dominguez (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15828)
Police Officer Stephen Driscoll (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15833)
Police Officer Mark Ellis (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15815)
Police Officer Robert Fazio (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15819)
Sergeant Rodney Gillis (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15821)
Police Officer Ronald Kloepfer (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15831)
Police Officer Thomas Langone (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15830)
Police Officer James Leahy (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15817)
Police Officer Brian McDonnell (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15835)
Police Officer John Perry (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15820)
Police Officer Glen Pettit (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15814)
Detective Claude Richards (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15824)
Sergeant Timothy Roy (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15846)
Police Officer Moira Smith (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15818)
Police Officer Ramon Suarez (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15816)
Police Officer Paul Talty (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15834)
Police Officer Santos Valentin (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15832)
Detective Joseph Vigiano (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15825)
Police Officer Walter Weaver (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15826)
Detective James Zadroga (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=18280)New York State Office of Court Administration, NY (http://www.odmp.org/agency.php?agencyid=2764)

Senior Court Officer Thomas Jurgens (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15836)
Captain William Thompson (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15847)
Senior Court Officer Mitchel Wallace (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15837)New York State Office of Tax Enforcement - Petroleum, Alcohol and Tobacco Bureau, NY (http://www.odmp.org/agency.php?agencyid=2766)

Bureau Chief Charles Mills (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15848)New York State Office of Tax Enforcement - Revenue Crimes Bureau, NY (http://www.odmp.org/agency.php?agencyid=347)

Investigator Clyde Frazier (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15838)
Investigator Richard Moore (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15841)
Investigator Salvatore Papasso (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15839)
Assistant Deputy Commissioner William Pohlmann (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15840)Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, NY (http://www.odmp.org/agency.php?agencyid=3173)

Police Officer Christopher Amoroso (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15779)
Police Officer Maurice Barry (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15780)
Police Officer Liam Callahan (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15781)
Lieutenant Robert Cirri (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15782)
Police Officer Clinton Davis (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15783)
Police Officer Donald Foreman (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15784)
Police Officer Gregg Froehner (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15785)
Police Officer Thomas Gorman (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15786)
Police Officer Uhuru Houston (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15787)
Police Officer George Howard (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15778)
Police Officer Stephen Huczko (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15788)
Inspector Anthony Infante (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15789)
Police Officer Paul Jurgens (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15790)
Sergeant Robert Kaulfers (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15791)
Police Officer Paul Laszczynski (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15792)
Police Officer David LeMagne (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15793)
Police Officer John Lennon (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15794)
Police Officer John Levi (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15795)
Police Officer James Lynch (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15796)
Captain Kathy Mazza (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15797)
Police Officer Donald McIntyre (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15799)
Police Officer Walter McNeil (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15800)
Director of Public Safety Fred Morrone (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15798)
Police Officer Joseph Navas (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15801)
Police Officer James Nelson (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15802)
Police Officer Alfonse Niedermeyer (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15803)
Police Officer James Parham (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15804)
Police Officer Dominick Pezzulo (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15845)
Police Officer Bruce Reynolds (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15805)
Police Officer Antonio Rodrigues (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15806)
Police Officer Richard Rodriguez (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15807)
Chief James Romito (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15808)
Police Officer John Skala (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15809)
Police Officer Walwyn Stuart (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15810)
Police Officer Kenneth Tietjen (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15811)
Police Officer Nathaniel Webb (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15812)
Police Officer Michael Wholey (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15813)United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, US (http://www.odmp.org/agency.php?agencyid=1251)

Special Agent Leonard Hatton (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15842)United States Department of the Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service, US (http://www.odmp.org/agency.php?agencyid=3954)

Refuge Manager Richard Guadagno (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=16220)United States Department of the Treasury - Secret Service Special Services Division (http://www.odmp.org/agency.php?agencyid=4835)

Master Special Officer Craig Miller (http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15843)

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-13-2007, 06:05 AM
*** From our past ***

Sergeant James Amos Meeks
Mississippi Department of Corrections
Mississippi
End of Watch: Tuesday, September 12, 1972
Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, September 12, 1972
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available


Sergeant Meeks was shot and killed in the line of duty.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-13-2007, 06:06 AM
*** From our past***

Trooper Adrian Cole
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol
Mississippi
End of Watch: Friday, September 13, 1940
Biographical Info
Age: 33
Tour of Duty: 1 year
Badge Number: 105
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Date of Incident: Not available
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Trooper Cole was killed in a motorcycle accident on Highway 49 in Simpson County while attempting to catch up to a traffic violator at 1300 hours.

Trooper Cole was assigned to Troop C and had served with the agency for one year. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-13-2007, 06:09 AM
*** From our past ***

Town Marshal Lige Denman
Crowder Police Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 13, 1939
Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Unidentified
Date of Incident: Not available
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

No further information about the death of Town Marshal Lige Denman is currently available.

fuzzis
09-13-2007, 06:26 AM
Did you see that the third officer in Odessa (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20751063/) passed from his wounds? :smt009

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-13-2007, 07:31 PM
Corporal Abel Marquez
Odessa Police Department
Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 32
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, September 8, 2007
Weapon Used: Shotgun
Suspect Info: Apprehended


Corporal Abel Marquez, Corporal Scott Gardner, and Corporal Arlie Jones were shot and killed when they responded to a domestic violence call.

When the three officers arrived, the victim left her home and told the officers that her husband had hit her. The officers were unable to gain entry into the home through the front door. They then attempted to gain entry through the back door. As they did, the suspect opened fire, killing Corporal Jones and Corporal Gardner, and critically wounding Corporal Marquez.

The suspect was later shot and taken into custody after a four hour standoff.

Corporal Marquez was transported to a local hospital where he remained unconscious until passing away four days later.

Corporal Marquez is survived by his two children and two brothers, both whom also served with the Odessa Police Department. One of his brothers was the first officer on scene following the shooting and transported him to the hospital in a patrol car.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-15-2007, 09:01 AM
Police Officer Jose Somohano
Miami-Dade Police Department
Florida
End of Watch: Thursday, September 13, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 37
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, September 13, 2007
Weapon Used: Rifle; AK-47
Suspect Info: Shot and killed


Police Officer Jose Somohano was shot and killed during a traffic stop.

Officer Somohano and his partner observed a vehicle driving erratically. When they attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect fled on foot into a house. Officer Somohano and his partner called for back-up, and two officers who were involved in a nearby surveillance operation responded. As those two additional back-up officers responded, the suspect opened fire on all four officers through a window in the house. Officer Somohano was shot and killed and the other three officers were wounded.

The suspect was located later that day in an apartment complex by members of the Broward Country Sheriff's Department. He was shot and killed by the Miami-Dade SWAT team after opening fire on them as they attempted to take him into custody.

Officer Somohano had served with the Miami-Dade Police Department for four years and had previously served with the Miami-Dade Public Schools Police Department. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-15-2007, 09:04 AM
*** From our past ***

Agent Harold Lane Caldwell
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Narcotics
Mississippi
End of Watch: Friday, September 14, 1979
Biographical Info
Age: 25
Tour of Duty: 2 years, 6 months
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, September 14, 1979
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available


Agent Caldwell was shot and killed while backing up local officers investigating a kidnapping case in Corinth, Mississippi.

Agent Caldwell had served with the agency for 2.5 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-17-2007, 05:52 PM
*** From our past ***

Deputy Sheriff Thomas M. Plummer Jr.
Madison County Sheriff's Office
Mississippi
End of Watch: Sunday, September 17, 1944
Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, September 17, 1944
Weapon Used: Handgun; .25 caliber
Suspect Info: Shot and killed by Dep. Plummer


Deputy Plummer was shot and killed while off-duty when a reckless driver almost smashed into his car as he parked it in front of his home. Deputy Plummer had just returned from a trip with his 11-year-old son. He sent his son inside as he parked his car. A car driven by the suspect came down the street in a reckless manor and almost crashed into Deputy Plummer's automobile. When the Suspect stopped his car, Deputy Plummer exited his car to investigate. The suspect then produced a .25 Caliber handgun and shot Deputy Plummer. Deputy Plummer was able to shoot and kill the suspect before he died.
Deputy Plummer had been with the agency for one year and had served for five years with the state highway patrol prior to his appointment to the Madison County Sheriff's Department. Deputy Plummer was survived by his wife and three children.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-17-2007, 05:53 PM
*** From our past ***
Patrol Officer Andrew C. Robinson
Arcola Police Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Saturday, September 17, 1988
Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: Saturday, September 17, 1988
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Officer Robinson was struck and killed by a vehicle while on duty.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-19-2007, 05:13 AM
*** From our past ***
Officer John Reid Sandifer
Jackson Police Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Sunday, September 18, 1994
Biographical Info
Age: 39
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Date of Incident: Saturday, September 17, 1994
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Officer Sandifer died one day after his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle making a U-turn.

He is survived by his wife, step-son, and step-daughter, three sisters, four nieces and four nephews.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-19-2007, 05:14 AM
Police Officer David Camden
Temple Police Department
Texas
End of Watch: Friday, September 14, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 39
Tour of Duty: 14 years
Badge Number: 498
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Date of Incident: Friday, September 14, 2007
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Officer David Camden was killed in a motorcycle accident on North 8th Street while providing a funeral escort.

As he traveled from one intersection to another, one of the vehicles in the procession turned left in front of him while attempting to exit the procession.

Officer Camden's motorcycle collided with the vehicle and he was thrown from the bike. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Officer Camden had served with the Temple Police Department for 11 years, and had previously served as an auxiliary officer with the Belton Police Department for 3 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, brother, and mother.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-19-2007, 05:15 AM
Police Officer Nick Erfle
Phoenix Police Department
Arizona
End of Watch: Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 33
Tour of Duty: 8 years
Badge Number: 6994
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed


Officer Nick Erfle was shot after he and his partner approached three people for jaywalking and obstructing traffic on 24th Street, one block north of Thomas Road.

They determined that a 24-year-old male had a misdemeanor warrant and as they attempted to take him into custody, the suspect drew a weapon and shot Officer Erfle in the face. He was rushed to Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center where he died from his injuries an hour later.

The suspect then carjacked a vehicle and took the driver hostage. About an hour later, an unmarked special assignments unit spotted a car and suspect matching the carjacked vehicle's description.

They began surveillance and managed to box in the vehicle at 27th Avenue and McDowell Road. The suspect pointed his gun at the hostage and he was shot and killed by an officer. The driver of the vehicle was not injured. The two females who were with the suspect when he was initially stopped were taken into custody for questioning.

Officer Erfle had served with the Phoenix Police Department for 8 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-20-2007, 03:33 PM
Deputy Marshal Bucky E. Burke
United States Department of Justice - Marshals Service
U.S. Government
End of Watch: Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Incident Location: Georgia
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Deputy Marshal Bucky Burke suffered a fatal heart attack while completing a class run at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia. He had just completed a scenario exercise before starting the run.

He was transported to Southeast Regional Medical Center, where he passed away a short time later.

Deputy Marshal Burke was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the United States Marshals Service for 4 years. He had previously served as chief of police for the Loyal, Kentucky, Police Department, and as a police officer with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Police.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-22-2007, 01:56 AM
Detective Mario Moreno
San Antonio Police Department
Texas
End of Watch: Friday, September 21, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 37
Tour of Duty: 11 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, September 21, 2007
Weapon Used: Shotgun
Suspect Info: Shot and killed


Detective Moreno was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a suspect who had shot his girlfriend the previous day.

Detective Moreno, along with other officers assigned to the Repeat Offender Program, went to a apartment complex where the suspect was hiding. With the assistance of the shooting victim, the suspect was lured out into the parking lot. When the suspect spotted the officers, he fled on foot, with Detective Moreno in close pursuit. During the chase, the suspect drew a shotgun and opened fire, striking Detective Moreno in the face. Other officers returned fire, killing the suspect.

Detective Moreno was transported to University Hospital, but died from his wounds a shot time later.

Detective Moreno had served with the San Antonio Police Department for 11 years and is survived by his wife and two young children.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-22-2007, 01:58 AM
*** From our past ***
Captain Walter W. Smith
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol
Mississippi
End of Watch: Thursday, September 22, 1955
Biographical Info
Age: 45
Tour of Duty: 17 years
Badge Number: 9
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Thursday, September 22, 1955
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Captain Walter Smith was killed in an automobile accident near Water Valley at 2130 hours.

He had been employed with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety for 17 years, and is survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-23-2007, 09:58 AM
*** From our past ***
Agent Robert Henry McLeod
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Narcotics
Mississippi
End of Watch: Saturday, September 23, 1989
Biographical Info
Age: 24
Tour of Duty: 11 months
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Saturday, September 23, 1989
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Agent McLeod was killed in a single car accident on Highway 25 near Starkville, Mississippi.

Agent McLeod had served with the agency for 11 months. He was survived by his wife.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-28-2007, 06:44 AM
*** From our past ***
Corporal James Calvin (Jamie) Walker
Waynesboro Police Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Biographical Info
Age: 32
Tour of Duty: 2 years, 6 months
Badge Number: 32
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Weapon Used: Shotgun
Suspect Info: Sentenced to life


Corporal James Walker was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on a suspected stolen vehicle near the city library.

After stopping the vehicle, Corporal Walker approached the driver's side when the driver opened fire with a shotgun, fatally wounding him. The suspect fled the scene in the stolen van and abandoned it just outside of the city limits.

The suspect was taken into custody approximately three hours later. He was charged with capital murder and grand larceny. On August 27, 2007, the suspect was sentenced to life without parole.

Corporal Walker had served with the Waynesboro Police Department for 2 1/2 years. He is survived by his two daughters, parents, and two siblings.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-29-2007, 01:01 AM
*** From our past ***

Sheriff James Posey
Franklin County Sheriff's Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 29, 1982
Biographical Info
Age: 37
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, September 29, 1982
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed


Sheriff Posey was shot and killed after voluntarily taking the place of four hostages. The suspect had taken a woman and her three children hostage and Sheriff Posey negotiated the exchange. Moments later the suspect shot Sheriff Posey in the chest as they both sat in a police car at a roadblock in Lincoln County. After Sheriff Posey fell from the car other deputies returned fire and killed the suspect.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-30-2007, 01:36 PM
Police Officer Daniel Talbot
Revere Police Department
Massachusetts
End of Watch: Saturday, September 29, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 30
Tour of Duty: 5 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, September 29, 2007
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available


Officer Talbot was shot and killed while participating an anti-gang operation. He was shot once in the head by a suspect in the parking lot of Revere High School.

He was transported to a local hospital following the shooting, where he remained in grave condition all day until succumbing to the wound.

Officer Talbot had served with the Revere Police Department for 5 years and was assigned to the Gang Unit. He is survived by his fiancee.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-30-2007, 01:38 PM
*** From our past ***
Deputy Sheriff Joe Kenneth Cosby
Panola County Sheriff's Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Friday, September 30, 1988
Biographical Info
Age: 47
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: P-5
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, September 30, 1988
Weapon Used: Officer's handgun
Suspect Info: Sentenced to life


Deputy Cosby was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner from the jail. The prisoner attempted to flee and during the ensuing struggle the man gained control of Deputy Cosby's weapon and shot him.

The suspect was convicted and sentenced to three life sentences.

Deputy Cosby was survived by his wife and two daughters.

Engelbert Humperdinck
09-30-2007, 01:40 PM
*** From our past ***
Deputy Sheriff John R. Klem III
Forrest County Sheriff's Office
Mississippi
End of Watch: Monday, September 30, 1985
Biographical Info
Age: 44
Tour of Duty: 13 years
Badge Number: Forrest-20
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, September 15, 1985
Weapon Used: Officer's handgun
Suspect Info: Sentenced to life


Deputy Klem succumbed to gunshot wounds received two weeks earlier while searching a subject. He had responded to a call at a convenience store about a man bothering the two female clerks at 0055 hours. When Deputy Klem arrived he recognized the suspect as being involved in an incident the previous night. As he patted the man down the suspect suddenly attacked him. The man gained control of Deputy Klem's weapon and shot him twice. Deputy Klem was transported to Forrest General Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The suspect was arrested and sentenced to life in prison.


Deputy Klem had been with the agency for 13 years and was survived by his wife and three sons.

Pirate_129
09-30-2007, 09:11 PM
John,

I think I can speak for not just everyone in law enforcement, but the citizens of our community as a whole when I thank you for the sacrifice your father gave in our protection. His memory has been an inspiration to countless people that may have not even known him. I also feel certain that his halo (and badge) are shining a little brighter in Heaven because of the wondeful son he has that has carried on his legacy. The world needs more folks like you and your dad NH. God Bless and may the memories of your father and the prayers of your friends comfort you and yours when the loss seems too much.

Pirate_129

Engelbert Humperdinck
10-01-2007, 07:28 AM
*** From our past ***

Deputy Sheriff Howard Lee Hagwood
Forrest County Sheriff's Office
Mississippi
End of Watch: Saturday, October 1, 1927
Biographical Info
Age: 43
Tour of Duty: 7 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Struck by train
Date of Incident: Thursday, September 15, 1927
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Deputy Howard Hagwood succumbed to injuries sustained two weeks earlier when his patrol car was struck by a train.

He was responding to assist other deputies search for a gunman when he attempted to cross a railroad crossing as the train approached.

He suffered severe injuries in the accident and was transported to a local hospital. He remained in the hospital for two weeks until succumbing to his injuries.

Deputy Hagwood had served with the Forrest County Sheriff's Office for 7 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

No-Halo
10-01-2007, 11:28 AM
John,

I think I can speak for not just everyone in law enforcement, but the citizens of our community as a whole when I thank you for the sacrifice your father gave in our protection. His memory has been an inspiration to countless people that may have not even known him. I also feel certain that his halo (and badge) are shining a little brighter in Heaven because of the wondeful son he has that has carried on his legacy. The world needs more folks like you and your dad NH. God Bless and may the memories of your father and the prayers of your friends comfort you and yours when the loss seems too much.

Pirate_129
Thank you for your kind words Pirate....they truely help during this time.

Engelbert Humperdinck
10-02-2007, 06:12 AM
Deputy Constable Jason Norling
Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 5
Texas
End of Watch: Monday, October 1, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 38
Tour of Duty: 8 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: Monday, October 1, 2007
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Deputy Constable Jason Norling was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on the Westpark Tollway.

He was standing next to the driver's side window of the vehicle he had stopped when the collision occurred.

He was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Deputy Constable Norling had served with the Precinct 5 Constable's Office for 8 years

Engelbert Humperdinck
10-04-2007, 12:44 PM
Corrections Officer Susan Louise Canfield
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Texas
End of Watch: Monday, September 24, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 59
Tour of Duty: 7 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Date of Incident: Monday, September 24, 2007
Weapon Used: Automobile
Suspect Info: In custody

Corrections Officer Susan Canfield was killed during an escape by two inmates.

The two inmates were working outside, along with more than 70 other inmates. A group of six corrections officers and a supervisor — all armed — were watching the inmates. A prison spokesman stated that a male corrections officer took what appeared to be a watch from one of the two. As the officer was taking the watch, one of the inmates pulled him from the horse, taking his weapons.

The two prisoners initially stole a City of Huntsville flatbed truck from the City Service Center off Highway 75 North. The two then ran over Canfield near the service center. Canfield, who was trying to apprehend the two subjects, was on horseback at the time.

Shots were exchanged between corections officers and the two inmates, but no one was injured in the gunfight. Canfield’s horse was hit in the exchange. One inmate was captured shortly after the escape and the other was captured about two hours later.

Officer Canfield had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 7 years. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, son, two grandchildren, mother, and three siblings.

Engelbert Humperdinck
10-04-2007, 12:45 PM
*** From our past ***
Sheriff Lloyd Silas Jones
Simpson County Sheriff's Department
Mississippi
End of Watch: Wednesday, October 4, 1995
Biographical Info
Age: 66
Tour of Duty: 19 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, October 4, 1995
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Sentenced to life


Sheriff Jones and a jail trusty were shot and killed by a suspect in Sheriff Jones' front yard. After two trials the suspect was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. Sheriff Jones had been sheriff for 19 years and is survived by his wife, three sons, and daughters.

Engelbert Humperdinck
10-05-2007, 06:11 AM
*** From our past ***

Sergeant William O. Swindoll
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol
Mississippi
End of Watch: Saturday, October 5, 1968
Biographical Info
Age: 51
Tour of Duty: 17 years
Badge Number: A-34
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Saturday, October 5, 1968
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Sergeant Swindoll was killed in an automobile accident on Highway 51 near Valley Hill. He had been with the agency for 17 years and was assigned to the Driver Improvement Unit.

Engelbert Humperdinck
10-07-2007, 08:20 AM
Police Officer Alfred L. Gordon Sr.
Orlando Police Department
Florida
End of Watch: Thursday, October 4, 2007
Biographical Info
Age: 52
Tour of Duty: 29 years, 6 months
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, October 4, 2007
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Apprehended


Officer Gordon was shot and killed while attempting to take police action during an off duty robbery attempt.

Officer Gordon had gone to an ATM at the intersection of Silver Star Road and North Hiawassee Road, in Orange County, at approximately 1:00 am. As he returned to his car he was approached by two juveniles armed with a handgun.

Officer Gordon drew his off duty weapon but was shot twice before being able to fire. He was found in his car with gun on his lap a short time later by an off duty Orange County Sheriff's Office deputy. His department identification was found on the ground nearby.

Two juveniles were arrested two days later and charged in connection with Officer Gordon's murder. One of the juveniles had been released from prison only weeks earlier after serving several years for an armed robbery.

Officer Gordon was a veteran of the US Army where he served as an MP for 11 years. He had served with the Orlando Police Department for 18 1/2 years and was assigned to the Orlando International Airport. He is survived by his son.