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Police Officer William Evans

Police Officer Billy Evans was struck and killed by a vehicle whose driver was attempting to breach a barricade at the United States Capitol. Officer Evans and other officers were stationed outside of the north vehicle access point along Constitution Avenue when the driver intentionally drove into Officer Evans and a second officer. The driver

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Trooper Chad Walker

Trooper Chad Walker succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained five days earlier when he was ambushed while stopping to assist what he believed was a disabled vehicle near Mexia, Texas. He was travelling on FM 2838, near U.S. Highway 84, when he observed the vehicle parked on the shoulder at about 7:45 pm. As he pulled

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Corrections Officer Luis Arturo Hernandez, Sr.

Corrections Officer Art Hernandez died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while assigned to the Rufus H. Duncan Unit in Diboll, Texas. Officer Hernandez had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and three children. Beginning in early

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Reserve Deputy Sheriff James Driver

Reserve Deputy Sheriff James Driver was killed in a vehicle crash near the intersection of West State Road 45 and West Eller Road while responding to an accident with injury. An oncoming vehicle pulling a trailer attempted to stop, but the driver lost control. The vehicle’s trailer struck Deputy Driver’s patrol car, which rolled over.

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Sergeant Shane Owens

Sergeant Shane Owens died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty at the Broward County Main Jail. Sergeant Owens had served with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for 30 years. He Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19

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Trooper Joseph Gallagher

Trooper Joseph Gallagher succumbed to injuries sustained on December 18th, 2017, when he was struck by a vehicle. Trooper Gallagher was assisting a motorist on the westbound Long Island Expressway at the entrance ramp to the Sagtikos Parkway when he was struck by a passing motorist who was distracted by three texting conversations. Trooper Gallagher

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Corporal Kyle Jeffrey Davis

Corporal Kyle Davis died after being assaulted inside of the Washington County Correctional Facility while booking a prisoner. Seventeen subjects had been arrested as part of a large multiagency narcotics investigation and were being booked into the jail. One of the men began to struggle with officers while being booked and struck Corporal Davis in

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Senior Master Trooper Todd A. Hanneken

Senior Master Trooper Todd Hanneken was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Illinois 10 near County Road 600 E in Bondville. His vehicle left the roadway before striking a utility pole and tree at about 10:45 am. Trooper Hanneken is survived by his wife, two sons, parents, and brother. His father also served with the

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Correctional Officer Robert McFarland

Correctional Officer Robert McFarland and Nurse Lorena Schulte were assaulted and beaten to death by two inmates in the Anamosa State Penitentiary infirmary during an escape attempt. The inmates had developed a ruse to gain access to the infirmary by claiming to be there as part of the prison repair program. Once inside they attacked

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Police Officer Eric Talley

Police Officer Eric Talley was shot and killed at about 2:30 pm while responding to an active shooter incident at the King Sooper grocery store at 3600 Table Mesa Drive. Officer Talley was the first officer to arrive at the scene and was shot as he engaged the gunman. The subject was taken into custody

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Police Officer Kevin Valencia

Police Officer Kevin Valencia succumbed to complications of gunshot wounds sustained on June 11th, 2018, while responding to a domestic disturbance at 4932 Eaglesmere Drive. A convicted felon who was on probation for arson was holding his two children and his girlfriend’s two children in the apartment. The man’s girlfriend had called the police following

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Border Patrol Agent Alejandro Flores-Bañuelos

Border Patrol Agent Alejandro Flores-Bañuelos was struck and killed by a vehicle on Highway 86, north of Marina Drive, near Salton City, California. He was the first to arrive at the scene of a vehicle crash that occurred during a dust storm that caused low visibility. He was assisting an elderly patient who was still

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Police Officer Gary Hibbs

Police Officer Gary Hibbs suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to arrest a subject at an apartment on 14th Place. He and other officers had responded to the apartment on March 4th, 2021, to investigate a domestic violence call. During the investigation, he attempted to place a subject under arrest, but the man resisted

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Officer Jesse Madsen

Police Officer Jesse Madsen was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a wrong-way driver on I-275, near Hillsborough Avenue, just before 1:00 am. He was responding to reports of a vehicle driving in the wrong direction when he was struck by the car. Officer Madsen and the other driver were both killed

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Police Officer II Jose Anzora

Police Officer Jose Anzora succumbed to injuries sustained on February 26th, 2021, when he was struck by a car while directing traffic near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Wall Street. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained until succumbing to his injuries. Officer Anzora had served with the

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Captain Justin Williams Bedwell

Captain Justin Bedwell succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two days earlier following a vehicle pursuit of two brothers that started in neighboring Seminole County. The pursuit started when Seminole County deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a pickup truck for reckless driving. The vehicle fled and the occupants opened fire on the

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Police Officer Dominic Jared Winum

Police Officer Nick Winum was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop near Judy Lane at approximately 3:30 pm. An occupant of the vehicle got out and opened fire on Officer Winum before he was able to get out of his patrol car. The subject fled the scene after the shooting and was located

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Reserve Deputy Constable Martinus Mitchum

Reserve Deputy Constable Martinus Mitchum was shot and killed outside of George Washington Carver High School while escorting a disorderly subject off the property during a high school basketball playoff game. The subject had been denied entry into the game and became engaged in an altercation with a staff member. Deputy Constable Mitchum, who was

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Deputy Sheriff Thomas Albanese

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Albanese was killed in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Del Amo Boulevard and Paramount Boulevard, in Lakewood, at about 9:00 am. His patrol motorcycle collided with a vehicle in the intersection and he suffered fatal injuries. Deputy Albanese was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Los

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Officer Carlos Mendoza

Officer Carlos Mendoza died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty at the Pharr Cargo Facility in Pharr, Texas. Officer Mendoza had served with the United States Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field Operations and the legacy United States Customs Service for 22 years. In early 2020,

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Natural Resources Officer Jason Lagore

Natural Resources Officer Jason Lagore died after suffering a medical emergency while conducting a search for a juvenile who had fallen through the ice at Rocky Fork Lake at Rocky Fork State Park. Two juveniles had fallen through the ice but one was able to get to shore. Officer Lagore and other first responders were

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Lieutenant Eugene Lasco

Lieutenant Eugene Lasco was stabbed to death by an inmate at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Indiana. The prisoner was being escorted through a common area when he began to assault another corrections officer. When Lieutenant Lasco came to the officer’s assistance the inmate stabbed him as well before being subdued by other

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Police Officer Horacio Dominguez

Police Officer Horacio Dominguez was killed in a vehicle crash on I-75 near mile marker 51 in Collier County at about 1:20 am. One of the rear tires on his patrol vehicle blew out, causing his vehicle to go out of control and overturn several times. Officer Dominguez suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Officer

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Deputy Sheriff Michael Magli

Deputy Sheriff Michael Magli was struck and killed by a drunk driver who fled at a high rate of speed after a sheriff’s sergeant attempted to stop him. Deputies and rescue personnel had responded to reports of a subject passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle at the intersection of Forelock Road and East

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Sergeant Richard Paul Brown

Sergeant Paul Brown died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Sergeant Brown had served with the Fresno Police Department for 28 years and was assigned to the Central District. He is survived by his wife and three children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders

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Police Officer Mitchell Penton

Police Officer Mitchell Penton was struck and killed by a vehicle operated by an intoxicated driver at about 1:45 am. He was working at the scene of a vehicle collision in the northbound lanes of the North Central Expressway at Walnut Hill Lane. He was securing traffic with the emergency lights from his patrol car

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Chief of Police Timothy John Sheehan

Chief of Police Tim Sheehan suffered a fatal heart attack the day after responding to a call in which he had to perform CPR on a citizen. He had returned to duty the following morning when he suffered a heart attack while clearing snow from his vehicle. Chief Sheehan had served with the California Borough

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Deputy Sheriff Ross Dixon

Deputy Sheriff Ross Dixon died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty at the Cambria County Courthouse. Deputy Dixon had served with the Cambria County Sheriff’s Office for 35 years. He is survived by his wife and four children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers

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Patrolman Darian Jarrott

Patrolman Darian Jarrott was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop of a known offender on I-10 near milepost 101 in Luna County. The driver of the vehicle was the subject of an ongoing narcotics investigation and was en route to Las Cruces to participate in a drug deal. Patrolman Jarrott was assisting members

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Detention Officer Robert Perez

Detention Officer Robert Perez died as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak at the Harris County Jail. Detention Officer Perez was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for five years. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted

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Agent Juan Rosado-López

Agent Juan Rosado-López died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Agent Rosado-López had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 23 years and was assigned to the Caguas Highway Division. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19

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Special Agent Daniel Alfin

Special Agent Daniel Alfin and Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger were shot and killed while executing a search warrant in Sunrise, Florida, as part of an investigation involving child pornography and violent crimes against children. A team was making entry into the apartment at 10100 Reflections Boulevard when a subject inside opened fire. Special Agent Schwartzenberger

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Special Agent Laura Ann Schwartzenberger

Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger and Special Agent Daniel Alfin were shot and killed while executing a search warrant in Sunrise, Florida, as part of an investigation involving child pornography and violent crimes against children. A team was making entry into the apartment at 10100 Reflections Boulevard when a subject inside opened fire. Special Agent Schwartzenberger

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Lieutenant Michael Boutte

Lieutenant Michael Boutte was shot and killed after responding to a call involving a subjecting attempting suicide. Lieutenant Boutte responded to a report of an attempted suicide on Caesar Necaise Road in the town of Necaise. He was shot and critically wounded as he exited his patrol car. The subject was shot and wounded by

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Captain Michael D’Angelo Garigan

Captain Mike Garigan died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure at the Gordon County Jail. Captain Garigan had served with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office for 30 years and served as the commander of the Gordon County Jail. He is survived by his wife, three children, four grandchildren, and

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Officer Byron Don Shields

Officer Byron Shields died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty. Officer Shields was a U.S. Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm and had served with the United States Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field Operations for 18 years. He is survived by his mother,

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Police Officer Brandon M. Stalker

Police Officer Brandon Stalker was shot and killed at about 6:30 pm during a barricade involving an arson suspect. At approximately 2:20 am the front doors of the historic Rosary Cathedral had been set on fire and racial statements were spray painted onto the walls. At approximately 3:30 pm officers spotted the suspect near his

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Deputy Sheriff Adam Gibson

Deputy Sheriff Adam Gibson and K9 Riley were shot and killed in the parking lot of the Cal Expo and State Fair facility following a vehicle pursuit of a parolee. Deputies noticed the subject and vehicle, which matched the description of one used in a recent burglary series, in a parking lot near Arden Way

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Corrections Officer Joseph A. Martini

Corrections Officer Joseph Martini died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty at the Ulster County Jail. Officer Martini had served with the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office for 22 years. He is survived by his two children and parents. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers

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Lieutenant John Reynolds

Lieutenant John Reynolds died of complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a confirmed exposure while on duty. Lieutenant Reynolds had served with the Garden Grove Police Department for 25 years and had previously served with the Orange County Probation Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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Police Officer Jerry Steven Hemphill

Police Officer Steve Hemphill died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty while providing support at a health screening checkpoint at the main campus in Gainesville, Georgia. Officer Hemphill had served with the Lanier Technical College Police Department for three years. He had previously served with the

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Lieutenant Treva Preston

Lieutenant Treva Preston died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Hamilton Unit in Bryan, Texas. Lieutenant Preston had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 16 years. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country

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Corporal Christine Peters

Corporal Christine Peters succumbed to injuries sustained 12 days earlier when she was struck by a vehicle on Edmonston Road, north of Cherrywood Lane, while assisting officers from the United States Park Police at the scene of a crash at about 10:00 pm. Another vehicle struck Officer Peters while she was outside of her vehicle.

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Detective Sergeant Stephen R. Desfosses

Detective Sergeant Stephen Desfosses died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure while on duty. Sergeant Desfosses had served with the Norton Police Department for 30 years. He is survived by his wife and four children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the

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Sergeant Frederick H. “Butch” Cameron

Sergeant Butch Cameron died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Fairfax County Judicial Center. Sergeant Cameron served as a National Trustee for Law Enforcement United and extremely devoted to the organization’s mission of supporting the Officer Down Memorial Page, Concerns of Police Survivors, and Spirit of Blue. In

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Police Officer Melton “Fox” Gore

Police Officer Melton Gore was struck and killed by a vehicle while clearing debris from the roadway near the interchange of Highway 22 and Highway 31. Officer Gore had served with the Horry County Police Department for 23 years and was assigned to the Environmental Services Unit.

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Agent Eliezer Hernández-Cartagena

Agent Eliezer Hernández-Cartagena and Agent Luis Marrero-Díaz, of the Puerto Rico Police Department, were murdered while attempting to arrest a man who had just murdered Agent Luis Salamán-Conde, of the Carolina Municipal Police Department. Agent Salamán-Conde had responded to a vehicle crash on Avenida Roberto Clemente. One of the drivers involved in the crash opened

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Agent Luis X. Salamán-Conde

Agent Luis Salamán-Conde was shot and killed after responding to the scene of an accident on Avenida Roberto Clemente in Carolina. Agent Salamán-Conde had responded to a vehicle crash on Avenida Roberto Clemente. One of the drivers involved in the crash opened fire on him with an AK-47 rifle, killing him. The man then carjacked

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Agent Luis A. Marrero-Díaz

Agent Luis Marrero-Díaz and Agent Eliezer Hernández-Cartagena, of the Carolina Municipal Police Department, were murdered while attempting to arrest a man who had just murdered Agent Luis Salamán-Conde, of the Carolina Municipal Police Department. Agent Salamán-Conde had responded to a vehicle crash on Avenida Roberto Clemente. One of the drivers involved in the crash opened

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Master Corporal Brian Roy LaVigne

Master Corporal Brian LaVigne was killed when his patrol car was intentionally rammed by another vehicle on West Lumsden Road, near South King’s Avenue, in Brandon. Deputies had responded to an apartment complex nearby after a man started throwing furniture and clothing off his balcony. A short time later, the man disrobed and started throwing

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Police Officer Arturo Villegas

Police Officer Art Villegas died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty. Officer Villegas had served with the Alamo Police Department for two years. He had previously served with the Lyons Police Department and Oak Park Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his six

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Conservation Officer Steven Reighard

Conservation Officer Steve Reighard died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty. Officer Reighard had served with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for 16 years and was assigned to Dickinson County. He is survived by his wife and son. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement

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Officer Brian David Sicknick

Officer Brian Sicknick succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day while physically engaging with protestors on the grounds of the United States Capitol. Some of the protestors began to riot and forcefully breached the entrances of the Capitol Building while Congress was in session certifying the Electoral College votes following the 2020 presidential election. Officer

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Lieutenant William Lyle Gardner

Lieutenant William Gardner died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure while assisting EMS personnel on a medical call involving a COVID-19 positive patient in the 100 block of Rogers Circle. Lieutenant Gardner had served with the Denver City Police Department for 33 years. He is survived by his wife,

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Sergeant David G. Crumpler

Sergeant David Crumpler died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an exposure while on duty. Sergeant Crumpler had served with the Henry County Police Department for 26 years. He is survived by his four children, grandchild, mother, and brother. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout

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Deputy Sheriff Johnathan David Price

Deputy Sheriff Johnathan Price was killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Maiden Down Road and Jackson Road at approximately 10:50 pm. His patrol car collided with another vehicle at the intersection. Deputy Price and the driver of the other vehicle were both killed in the crash. Deputy Price had served with the

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Sergeant Bruce Watson

Sergeant Bruce Watson was killed in a motorcycle crash near the intersection of Shadow Creek Parkway and Kingsley Drive in Pearland. He had just completed a funeral escort when his department motorcycle collided with an SUV. He was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Sergeant Watson was a U.S. Army

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Sergeant Daniel Mobley

Sergeant Daniel Mobley was struck and killed by a vehicle on I-75/85, near Williams Street in Atlanta, at about 9:00 am while on the scene of a previous crash involving another DeKalb County police officer. Sergeant Mobley had served with the DeKalb County Police Department for 22 years.

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Sergeant Gordon William Best

Sergeant Gordon Best was killed in a vehicle crash at 3809 Hwy 17 S near 39th Avenue S, while responding to a call at about 4:00 am. His patrol car left the roadway and struck a utility pole during a period of rain. Sergeant Best had served with the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public

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2020

Officer Troy Allen Adkins

Officer Troy Adkins died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Port of El Paso in El Paso, Texas. Officer Adkins was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the United States Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field Operations for 13 years. He is survived by

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Police Officer Kendle Blackburn

Police Officer Kendle Blackburn died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 from a presumed exposure while on duty. Officer Blackburn had served with the Lebanon Police Department for 16 years and had previously served with the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office for five years. He is survived by his wife and three children. In

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Officer Randall Versie Smith

Officer Randy Smith died as the result of complications of an inadvertent gunshot wound suffered on March 25th, 1995, while responding to a domestic disturbance call at 916 18th Street in Ensley. An armed man was in the house with a small child who had been left inside as the mother fled the home at

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Corrections Officer V Joe Landin

Corrections Officer V Joe Landin died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Montford Unit in Lubbock, Texas. Officer Landin had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 25 years. He is survived by his two sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren.

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Corrections Officer V Phillip Holbert

Corrections Officer V Phillip Holbert died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Formby State Jail in Plainview. Officer Holbert had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 14 years. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, three grandchildren, and sister. His

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Sergeant Patrick Snook

Sergeant Patrick Snook died from complications after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak within the unit he supervised. Sergeant Snook was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Henry County Police Department for 22 years. He is survived by his wife and four children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other

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Special Deputy Sheriff Lee Daniel Manns

Special Deputy Sheriff LD Manns died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while serving civil papers. Deputy Manns had served with the Breathitt County Sheriff’s Office for two years. He is survived by his wife and three children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first

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Security Control Specialist Jerry William Jones

Security Control Specialist Jerry Jones died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Tarrant County Jail. Specialist Jones had served with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, granddaughter, mother, and sister.

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Sergeant David Lynn Schmidt

Sergeant David Schmidt died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty at the Seagoville Police Department. Sergeant Schmidt had served with the Seagoville Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and three brothers. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and

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Unit Team Supervisor Gabe Morales

Unit Team Supervisor Gabe Morales died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the El Dorado Correctional Facility. Supervisor Morales had served with the Kansas Department of Corrections for six years. He is survived by his wife, two children, mother, and three siblings. In early 2020,

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Police Officer Christopher Lynn Elder

Police Officer Christopher Elder died of complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a confirmed exposure while on duty at the Milford Police Department. Officer Elder had served with the Milford Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his three children and sister. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and

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Lieutenant Craig L. King

Lieutenant Craig King died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Tarrant County Jail. Lieutenant King had served with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office for 17 years. He is survived by his four children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement

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Officer Andrew Raymond Bouchard

Officer Andy Bouchard died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Houston Seaport. Officer Bouchard was a U.S. Army veteran of the Persian Gulf War and had served with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field Operations for 13 years. He is survived by his wife

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Sheriff Allan J. Weber

Sheriff Allan Weber died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Gove County Emergency Operations Center at 521 Garfield Street in Quinter. Sheriff Weber had served with the Gove County Sheriff’s Office for 24 years. He is survived by his wife and four children. In early 2020, thousands of

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Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon

Sheriff Benny Napoleon died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Sheriff Napoleon had served in law enforcement for 45 years. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these

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Police Officer Jason Nicholas Shuping

Police Officer Jason Shuping was shot and killed while responding to an attempted carjacking at a fast-food restaurant at 7761 Gateway Lane NW. A North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agent had encountered an abandoned vehicle at the scene of a single-car crash on the I-85 exit ramp to Bruton Smith Boulevard. As the agent and

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Deputy Sheriff Jane Alice Ash

Deputy Sheriff Jane Ash died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an exposure while on duty at the Effingham County Jail. Deputy Ash had served with the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office for two years. She is survived by her son and grandchildren. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other

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Corrections Officer IV Harold Paul “Skip” Smith, Sr.

Corrections Officer IV Harold Smith died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Jordan Unit in Pampa, Texas. Officer Smith had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 5-1/2 years. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout

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Lieutenant Russell Freeman

Lieutenant Russell Freeman died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak amongst employees and inmates at the Gloria McDonald Women’s Facility. Lieutenant Freeman had served with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections for 29 years. He is survived by his wife and three children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement

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Officer Tyler Avery Herndon

Mount Holly Police Department, North Carolina End of Watch Friday, December 11, 2020 Police Officer Tyler Herndon was shot and killed while he and other officers responded to a burglary in progress at a car wash at 313 Beatty Drive at about 3:30 am. The subject was shot and wounded by other officers on the scene.

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Master Corporal Norman Daye, Jr.

Master Corporal Norman Daye died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Master Corporal Daye had served with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office for 16 years and was assigned to the Warrant Squad. He had previously served with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by his parents, brother, sister,

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Corrections Officer V Timothy Beggs

Corrections Officer V Timothy Beggs died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at Hospital Galveston in Galveston, Texas. Officer Beggs was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 13 years. He is survived by his wife, four children,

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Sergeant Lyle Gene Denny

Sergeant Lyle Denny died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a confirmed exposure while on duty. Sergeant Denny had served in law enforcement for 42 years and was the School Resource Officer for Panhandle High School. He is survived by his wife, daughter, two granddaughters, brother, and sister. In early 2020, thousands

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Captain Billy Dewayne Allen, Sr.

Captain Billy Allen died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty. Captain Allen had served with the Fort Sill Police Department for 25 years. He is survived by his wife and six children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the

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Sergeant Herschel Turner

Sergeant Herschel Turner was struck and killed by a police car while assisting a neighboring agency at the scene of a traffic stop on Chambers Road near Lance Drive. He and a Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department officer had stopped a stolen vehicle at about 12:30 am. Another Bellefonte Neighbors officer was arriving at the scene

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Trooper Jennifer M. Czarnecki

New York State Police, New York End of Watch Saturday, December 5, 2020 Trooper Jennifer Czarnecki died as the result of cancer that she developed following her assignment to the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. Trooper Czarnecki had served with the New York State Police for

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Patrolman Cassie Marie Johnson

Patrolman Cassie Johnson succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day while responding to a parking complaint in the 200 block Garrison Avenue at about 2:30 pm. Despite her wounds, she was able to return fire and wounded the subject. The man was arrested a short distance away. Patrolman Johnson was transported to Charleston Area

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Police Officer Leslie L. Graves

Police Officer Les Graves died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty. Officer Graves had served with the Perryton Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife, six children, and eight siblings. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders

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Officer Richard Rios

Officer Richard Rios died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while assigned to the Ysleta Port of Entry in El Paso, Texas. Officer Rios had served with the Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field Operations for 17 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters,

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Officer Jose A. Santana

Officer Jose Santana died from complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Laredo Port of Entry in Laredo, Texas. Officer Santana had served with the Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field Operations for 12 years and had previously served with the Laredo Police Department for six years. He is survived by

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Detective Sergeant Te’Juan Fontrese “T.J.” Johnson

Detective Sergeant T.J. Johnson from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Sergeant Johnson had served with the Charlestown Police Department for 13 years. He is survived by three children, fiancée, mother, father, and five siblings. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted

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Officer Andy Ornelas

Officer Andy Ornelas succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash near the intersection of West Avenue N-3 and North 32nd Street, in Palmdale, nine days earlier. He was en route to a vehicle crash at about 7:05 pm when another vehicle attempted a U-turn after missing its turn into a driveway. The vehicle turned

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Chief Deputy Constable M. Wayne Rhodes

Chief Deputy Constable Wayne Rhodes died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Chief Deputy Rhodes had served with the Denton County Constable’s Office – Precinct 2 for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, six children, and 16 grandchildren. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other

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Deputy Sheriff Jared Michael Allison

Deputy Sheriff Jared Allison succumbed to injuries sustained on Thanksgiving Day while attempting to stop a motorcycle on U.S. 301 Bypass in Rocky Mount. He had just completed a traffic stop and was attempting to catch a motorcycle when another car attempted a left turn in front of him at the intersection with May Drive.

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Deputy Sheriff John J. “Sonny” Kuhar, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Sonny Kuhar died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Cambria County Human Services and 911 building in Ebensburg. Deputy Kuhar had served in law enforcement for 60 years, starting in 1960. Prior to joining the Cambria County Sheriff’s Office in the 1980s he had served with

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Senior Police Officer Ernest Leal, Jr.

Senior Police Officer Ernest Leal died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Officer Leal had served with the Houston Police Department for 36 years and was assigned to the North Patrol Division. He is survived by his wife, four children, mother, and three siblings. In early 2020, thousands of law

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Captain Philip Edward Street

Captain Philip Street died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Walker County Jail. Captain Street had served with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office for seven years and had previously served as the elected sheriff of Dade County for 20 years. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers

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Police Officer Titus T. Moore

Police Officer Titus Moore died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty. Officer Moore had served with the Chicago Police Department for 14 years and was assigned to the 3rd District. He is survived by his father and two sisters. His father had also served with the

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Correctional Officer Glenn F. Martinez

Correctional Officer Glenn Martinez died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Guam Adult Correctional Facility. Officer Martinez had served with the Guam Department of Corrections for 23 years. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted

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Detention Officer Dwight Willis

Detention Officer Dwight Willis died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Greene County Jail. Detention Officer Willis had served with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office for 19 years. He is survived by his wife. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other

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Sergeant James Scott LaRue

Sergeant James LaRue died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty at the Seminole County Jail. Sergeant LaRue was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office for 21 years. He is survived by his wife and four children. In early

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Correctional Officer Richard Allen Wright

Correctional Officer Richard Wright died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Vandalia. Officer Wright had served with the Missouri Department of Corrections for 15 years. He had previously served with the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office and

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Officer Domingo Jasso, III

Officer Domingo Jasso died as the result of complication after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Progreso/Donna Port of Entry in Progresso, Texas. Officer Jasso had served with the United States Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field Operations for nine years. He is survived by his wife, three children, parents, and two

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Police Officer Charlie Cortez

Police Officer Charlie Cortez died after the 24-foot fisheries enforcement vessel he was in capsized after being struck by a rogue wave in the Puget Sound, Washington, at about 9:00 pm. He and his partner had just escorted a distressed boater into Tulalip Bay when their vessel was struck by the wave and capsized. A

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Air Interdiction Agent Christopher Doyle Carney

Air Interdiction Agent Christopher Carney died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty in McAllen, Texas. Air Interdiction Agent Carney was a U.S. Army veteran and recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross. He had served with Customs and Border Protection – Air and Marine Operations for two years and was assigned

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Deputy Constable Brad Andrew Briscoe

Deputy Constable Brad Briscoe died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Deputy Constable Briscoe had served with the Brazoria County Constable’s Office – Precinct 1 for six months and had previously served with the Angleton Police Department. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, parents, and two siblings. In

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Lieutenant Marzell Jerome Brooks

Lieutenant Marzell Brooks died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Lieutenant Brooks had served with the Brookhaven Police Department for 28 years and was assigned to Brookhaven High School. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic

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Agent Juan R. Ramírez-Padilla

Agent Juan Ramírez-Padilla died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Agent Ramírez-Padilla had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 27 years and was assigned to the Río Grande Barracks. He is survived by his wife, son, and two daughters. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and

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Police Officer Travis C. Wallace

Police Officer Travis Wallace was shot and killed in the 1200 block of Highway 49 while attempting to arrest a subject wanted for a shooting that occurred the previous week. Officer Wallace and another officer saw the subject in a vehicle and conducted a traffic stop as it exited a motel parking lot. The suspect

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Corrections Officer Rodrick Rodgers

Corrections Officer Rodrick Rodgers died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Eastham Unit in Lovelady, Texas. Officer Rodgers had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 10 years. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the

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Sergeant Sean Sebastian Rios

Sergeant Sean Rios was shot and killed in the 7700 block of North Freeway at about 1:30 pm while en route to start his shift at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. He encountered two vehicles and an armed man on the roadway and became engaged in a shootout with the subject. Sergeant Rios was fatally wounded

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Police Officer Marshall Waters, Jr.

Police Officer Marshall Waters succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on October 17th, 2020, while conducting a traffic stop on Highway 425 near the Franklin Parish / Richland Parish border. The vehicle had just been stolen during an armed commercial robbery in Rayville. As Officer Waters stepped from his patrol car the driver of the

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First Lieutenant Roberto Rodríguez-Hernández

First Lieutenant Roberto Rodríguez-Hernández died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Lieutenant Rodríguez-Hernández had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for over 33 years and was the commander of the Río Grande District. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons. In early 2020, thousands of law

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Sergeant William Darnell

Sergeant Bill Darnell died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. In 2008 Sergeant Darnell was ambushed and shot point-blank in the face during a domestic disturbance call. Despite his wounds, Sergeant Darnell was able to fight back and killed his attacker. As a result of his courage, Sergeant Darnell was

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Deputy Sheriff Johnny R. Tunches

Deputy Sheriff Johnny Tunches died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. He had served with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for 29 years and was assigned to District 2. He is survived by his wife and three daughters. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders

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Lieutenant Loyd Ray Hamm

Lieutenant Loyd Hamm died as a result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Lieutenant Loyd had served with the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office for 17 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, three grandchildren, mother, and six siblings. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout

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Corporal Avery Hillman

Corporal Avery Hillman died as a result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at Crisp Regional Hospital. Corporal Hillman was a veteran of the Georgia National Guard. He had served with the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office for 30 years and was assigned to the Hospital Division. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement

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Corporal Daniel R. Abramovitz

Corporal Daniel Abramovitz was killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of 211th Street and McIntyre Road at about 4:00 pm. His department vehicle collided with the side of a school bus that failed to yield at the intersection. Corporal Abramovitz had served with the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office for 26 years and was

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Police Officer Jerad Lindsey

Police Officer Jerad Lindsey died as the result of complications after he contracted COVID-19 while on duty. Officer Lindsey is survived by his wife and two sons. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many

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Deputy Sheriff Raul Gomez

Deputy Sheriff Roy Gomez died as a result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Deputy Gomez had served with the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office for 12 years and was assigned to supervise the Inmate Work Squad. He is survived by his wife and two children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers

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Corporal Adam McMillan

Corporal Adam McMillan succumbed to injuries sustained on October 8th, 2020, when his patrol car collided with a transit bus at the intersection of Eight Mile Road and Beechmont Avenue in Anderson Township. Corporal McMillan had served with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for 19 years and was assigned to the Traffic Safety Section.

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Police Officer Alex Arango

Police Officer Alex Arango died after contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure when he responded to a domestic disturbance call in the 400 block of Andenwood Drive on September 28th, 2020. Officer Arango had served with the Everman Police Department for 27 years. He is survived by his wife, son, two daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and

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Deputy Sheriff LaKiya Louise Rouse

Deputy Sheriff LaKiya Rouse died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty at the Guilford County Courthouse. Deputy Rouse had served with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office for 10 months. She was survived by her parents, sister, and brother.

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Sergeant Harold L. Preston

Sergeant Harold Preston was shot and killed at about 9:30 am as he and other officers responded to a domestic disturbance call in an apartment complex in the 2600 block of Holly Hall Street. Police were called to the scene by a woman who had been locked out of her apartment by her estranged husband

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Sergeant Conley Jumper

Sergeant Conley Jumper was killed when a suspect attempted to flee during a traffic stop on I-85 near White Horse Road. As deputies attempted to arrest the driver, the man started to struggle with them. Sergeant Jumper arrived to backup the deputies as they were struggling with the man. The subject was able to pull

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Sergeant Harry Cohen

Sergeant Harry Cohen suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in training with the canine unit. Sergeant Cohen had served with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for 24 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Investigator Lemuel Delray Bruce

Investigator Lemuel Bruce was shot and killed at about 3:30 am while conducting surveillance as part of an ongoing arson investigation in the Timbergrove and Heights areas. He and six other investigators were conducting surveillance following a string of vehicle fires. Investigator Bruce noticed a car matching the description near the intersection of Seamist Drive

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Major Rickie A. Groves

Major Rickie Groves died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure at the Kennett Police Department. Major Groves had served with the Kennett Police Department for 35 years. He is survived by his five children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide

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Detective Curt Holland

Detective Curt Holland was killed when his department vehicle was struck head-on by a drunk driver near the intersection of Colorado 2 and Turnberry Parkway. The drunk driver was traveling southbound on Colorado 2 at a high rate of speed when his pickup truck crossed the center line and struck Detective Holland’s vehicle head-on. The

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Sheriff Pete Smith

Sheriff Pete Smith died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Sheriff Smith had served as the elected sheriff of Sumter County for 16 years. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their

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Detective Kevin Dwaine Collins

Detective Kevin Collins was shot and killed at about 12:05 pm as he and other detectives were conducting an ongoing investigation at a hotel at 210 North Blake Street. He and another detective were shot as they arrived at the location. Two suspects were also wounded in the shootout and taken into custody. One of

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Police Officer Jacob William Hancher

Police Officer Jacob Hancher was shot and killed as he and other officers responded to a domestic incident at an apartment in the 400 block of 14th Avenue South at about 10:00 pm. A man opened fire on the officers, killing Officer Hancher and wounding a second officer. The subject was found deceased a short

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Sergeant Dennis R. Oliver, Jr.

Sergeant Dennis Oliver died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a presumed exposure while on duty at the Highland Village Police Department. Sergeant Oliver had served with the Highland Village Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and two sons. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other

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Correctional Officer Donald E. Parker

Correctional Officer Donald Parker died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Neal Unit in Potter County, Texas. Officer Parker had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for nine years and was assigned as a Food Service Manager. He is survived by two sons. In early 2020, thousands

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Police Officer Aubrey Travis Johnson, Jr.

Police Officer Aubrey Johnson died after suffering complications from an on-duty injury that occurred in a foot pursuit of a narcotics suspect on September 17th, 2020. During the foot pursuit, Officer Johnson suffered a torn Achilles tendon. He was discharged from the hospital and began physical therapy. On October 1st, 2020, he called a family

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Deputy Sheriff Anthony White

Deputy Sheriff Anthony White and Deputy Sheriff Kenny Ingram were killed in a vehicle crash on I-20 at exit 190 in Columbia County. They were en route to Augusta, Georgia, to pick up an inmate to be returned to Fulton County. Their department vehicle struck the back of a tractor-trailer that had stopped in traffic.

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Deputy Sheriff Kenny B. Ingram

Deputy Sheriff Kenny Ingram and Deputy Sheriff Anthony White were killed in a vehicle crash on I-20 at exit 190 in Columbia County. They were en route to Augusta, Georgia, to pick up an inmate to be returned to Fulton County. Their department vehicle struck the back of a tractor-trailer that had stopped in traffic.

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Detective Marcus Thomas

Detective Marcus Thomas died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Detective Thomas had served with the Newark Police Department for 27 years. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their

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Captain Jeff Sewell

Captain Jeff Sewell died as the result of complications after contracted COVID-19 while on duty. Captain Sewell had served with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for 32 years and was assigned to the Officers Assistance Program. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and five grandchildren. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and

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Police Officer Jose Antonio Buso, Sr.

Police Officer Tony Buso died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Officer Buso had served with the Alamo Colleges Police Department for eight years and was assigned to Palo Alto College. He had previously served with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by his wife, five

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Sergeant Ethan Kaskin

Sergeant Ethan Kaskin was killed when his department vehicle was struck head-on on the Highway 24 bridge, near Wham Road in Anderson County, at 6:30 am. An oncoming vehicle crossed the center line and struck his vehicle head-on, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. Sergeant Kaskin had served with the Anderson Police Department for 12

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Customs Officer Renie Tumanda

Customs Officer Renie Tumanda died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a presumed exposure during an outbreak among officers assigned to the Port Authority of Guam. Officer Tumanda had served with the Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency for six years. Officer Tumanda is survived by his wife, three children, parents, and two brothers. In

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Master Jail Officer Robert Charles Sunukjian

Master Jail Officer Robert Sunukjian died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail. Officer Sunukjian had served with the Hampton Roads Regional Jail for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and parents. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders

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Senior Federal Air Marshal Kenneth R. Meisel

Senior Federal Air Marshal Kenneth Meisel died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty. He was exposed to traveling public in airports and aircraft during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior Federal Air Marshal Meisel was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the Federal

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Captain Randy M. Vallot

Captain Randy Vallot died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a confirmed exposure during an outbreak within the agency. Captain Vallot had served with the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and seven children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout

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Deputy Sheriff Christopher Smith

Deputy Sheriff Chris Smith died after contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure at the McLennan County Tax Office at 215 North 5th Street in Waco. Deputy Smith was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He had served with the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office for two years and had previously served with the Waco Police Department for

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Sergeant Charles Edward Norton

Sergeant Charles Norton died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a presumed exposure while on duty. Sergeant Norton had served with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, two grandchildren, and two sisters. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other

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Sergeant Alvin R. Sugrañes-Lebrón

Sergeant Alvin Sugrañes-Lebrón was shot and killed at the main gate of the Guayama 500 Correctional Institution by a disgruntled corrections officer who worked at another facility. Unbeknownst to Sergeant Sugrañes-Lebrón the officer had just murdered another member of the agency whom he was romantically involved with and a neighbor. The officer was denied access

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Sergeant Eric John Twisdale

Sergeant Eric Twisdale died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure at the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Sergeant Twisdale had served with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office for 22 years and had previously served with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted

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Officer Carlo Jay Cayabyab

Officer Carlo Cayabyab died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Tecate Port of Entry in Tecate, California. Officer Cayabyab had served with the United States Customs and Border Patrol – Office of Field Operations for 15 years. He is survived by his mother, brother, and sister. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement

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Senior Airman Jason Khai Phan

Senior Airman Jason Phan was killed in a single-vehicle crash while patrolling the perimeter of the Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait. Two other Air Force Security Forces personnel were injured in the crash. Senior Airman Phan was assigned to the 66th Security Forces Squadron. He is survived by his parents.

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Corrections Officer Susan Ann Roberts

Corrections Officer Susan Roberts died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Williamson County Jail at 306 West 4th Street in Georgetown. Officer Roberts had served with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office for 11 years. She is survived by her husband, two children, five grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her son also

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Deputy Sheriff Angela Chavers

Deputy Sheriff Angela Chavers died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates Main Detention Center. Deputy Chavers had served with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for 18 years and was assigned to the Inmate Management Division. She is survived by her son and niece, who she had custody of. In early

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Deputy Sheriff Ryan Phillip Hendrix

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Hendrix was shot and killed when he responded to a vehicle tampering and shooting call in the area of Bethea Drive and Piney Ridge Drive in Mountain Home. A citizen called 911 at about 3:00 am after discovering someone breaking into a vehicle. The citizen retrieved a firearm and confronted the subject.

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Investigator Luis “Mario” Herrera

Investigator Mario Herrera succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on August 26th, 2020, when he and other members of the Metro Area Task Force served an arrest warrant at a home in the area of N 33rd Street and Vine Street. As officers approached the home two subjects inside, including the juvenile homicide suspect, fled

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Detective Jose Mora

Detective Jose Mora died after contracting COVID-19 while transporting a homicide suspect back to Fresno County from Oklahoma. Detective Mora had served with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office for 16 years and had previously served with the Firebaugh Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and four children. In early 2020,

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Police Officer Sean C. Peek

Police Officer Sean Peek died several hours after attempting to rescue a suspect who jumped into the Cohansey River near the Washington Street Bridge at about 1:30 am. He and other officers had responded to the Bridgeton Fire Department EMT satellite station at 15 Mayor Aitken Drive after a woman was observed damaging an ambulance.

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Detective James M. Skernivitz

Detective James Skernivitz was shot and killed at about 10:00 pm in the area of West 65th Street and Storer Avenue while working in an undercover capacity as part of a federal task force supporting Operation Legend. An informant who was with Detective Skernivitz was also killed when three subjects approached the vehicle and attempted

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Trooper Thomas William Devlin

Trooper Thomas Devlin succumbed to injuries sustained on July 26th, 2018, when he was struck by a vehicle on Route 3, south of exit 29 in Billerica, while conducting a traffic stop. He was speaking to the driver of the vehicle he stopped when another vehicle entered the shoulder of the roadway and struck him,

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Captain Stanley Curtis Elrod

Captain Stan Elrod was struck and killed by a drunk driver while jogging while on duty as part of his department’s wellness program. He was jogging along Hunt Road, between Booger Hill Road to Moons Grove Road in Madison County, when a vehicle crossed over the center line and struck him. The driver of the

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Detective Peter “Pietro” Gianfrancesco

Detective Peter Gianfrancesco died as the result of cancer that he developed following his assignment to the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. Detective Gianfrancesco had served with the New York City Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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Corporal Bryant Searcy

Corporal Bryant Searcy was killed when he was assaulted by an inmate at about 10:00 pm at Jail Division 2 at 525 Clinton Street in Detroit. He suffered severe injuries during the struggle with the inmate after he was attacked. He was transported to Detroit Receiving Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The inmate

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Corporal Charles E. Holt

Corporal Charles Holt died after contracting COVID-19 at the Tarrant County Corrections Center while working at the booking desk. Corporal Holt had served with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office for six years. He is survived by his wife and three sons. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the

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Sergeant Mayra Rodríguez-Burgado

Sergeant Mayra Rodríguez-Burgado died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty. Sergeant Rodríguez-Burgado had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 27 years. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, grandchildren, mother, and brother. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted

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Police Officer Tamarris Leon-Wesley Bohannon

Police Officer Tamarris Bohannon succumbed to a gunshot sustained the previous night when he and other officers were ambushed in the 3700 block of Hartford Street at about 6:00 pm. He and other officers were dispatched to reports of a shooting in the area. They were searching for a victim when a man opened fire

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Deputy Sheriff Maurice Ford

Deputy Sheriff Maurice Ford died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmate at the West Detention Center at 38811 James Wheeler Way in Belle Glade. Deputy Ford had served with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and son. In early 2020, thousands of

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Police Officer Bryan Brown

Police Officer Bryan Brown was killed as he and other officers responded to reports of an armed man driving erratically near the Desert Diamond Why Casino near Why, Arizona, at about 9:00 a.m. When Officer Brown arrived at the scene the man immediately approached him while holding a broken bottle, prompting Officer Brown to back

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Corrections Officer V James Weston, Jr.

Corrections Officer V James Weston died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Johnston Unit in Winnsboro, Texas. Officer Johnston had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 13 years. He is survived by his two sons. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first

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Police Officer Jorge Cabrera

Police Officer Jorge Cabrera died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a presumed exposure while on duty. Officer Cabrera had served with the Mission police Department for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and three children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted

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Sergeant Ricardo Perez-Ortiz

Sergeant Ricardo Perez-Ortiz succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on April 30th, 2020, when he was confronted by armed subjects while en route to work at 11:50 pm. He was in uniform and driving his personal vehicle on Avenue Jesús T. Piñero at the interchange with Highway 18 when he was surrounded by a group of

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Sergeant Raul Salazar, Jr.

Sergeant Raul Salazar died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Sergeant Salazar had served with the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office for seven years and had served in law enforcement for 22 years. He had previously served with the Beeville Police Department, Texas A&M University Kingsville Police Department, Kingsville Police Department, and Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office.

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Deputy Sheriff Richard Treadwell

Deputy Sheriff Rick Treadwell died as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty. Deputy Treadwell had served with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years and was assigned to the Dane County Law Enforcement Training Center. He is survived by his wife and three children. In early 2020, thousands

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Detective Irving Gene Callender, III

Detective Irving Callender died as a result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Detective Callender had served with the Newark Police Department for 15 years and was assigned to the Executive Protection Unit. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and niece whom he raised. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement

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Officer Lucas Saucedo

Officer Lucas Saucedo died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty at the Port of Eagle Pass in Eagle Pass, Texas. Officer Saucedo Had served with the United States Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field Operations for 15 years. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first

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Ranger Brendan Unitt

Ranger Brendan Unitt drowned while responding to a distressed boater on Horsetooth Reservoir near Soldier Canyon Dam at about 9:30 pm. Ranger Unitt had been conducting a foot patrol at the campgrounds on the west shore of the reservoir when a strong-wind event occurred. He was dispatched to assist a distressed boater, but when he

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Sergeant Virgil Thomas

Sergeant Virgil Thomas died after contracting COVID-19 during a call for service. Sergeant Thomas had served with the Richmond Police Department for 24 years. He had previously served with the Albany Police Department and Novato Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and four children. In early 2020, thousands of law

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Corporal Michael Ambrosino

Corporal Michael Ambrosino died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a presumed exposure while on duty. Corporal Ambrosino had served with the Horry County Police Department for seven years and had served in law enforcement for 36 years. He had previously served as a law enforcement in New York state with the New York

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Corrections Officer V Herbert Garcia

Corrections Officer V Herbert Garcia died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Terrell Unit. Officer Garcia had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 29 years and was assigned to the Southern Regional Transportation Unit. He is survived by his three children. In early 2020, thousands of

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Detention Deputy Charles Pugh, II

Detention Deputy Charles Pugh died after contracting COVID-19 following a confirmed exposure in the Santa Rosa County Jail. Deputy Pugh had served with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office for five years and had previously served with the Florida Department fo Corrections for one year. He is survived by his wife and two children. In

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Lieutenant Maybelle W. Hendricks

Lieutenant Maybelle Hendricks died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Lieutenant Hendricks had served in law enforcement for 39 years. Prior to serving with the Ridgeville Police Department, she had served with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, St. George Police Department, Summerville Police Department, and Colleton County Sheriff’s Office. She is

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Police Officer Bobby Rodriguez Montgomery

Police Officer Bobby Montgomery died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Officer Montgomery had served with the Memphis Police Department for 17 years and was assigned to the Tillman Station. He is survived by his wife and three children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first

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Lieutenant Aldemar Rengifo

Lieutenant Aldemar Rengifo died after contracting COVID-19 during an exposure while on duty. Lieutenant Rengifo had served with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and son. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic

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Corrections Officer V Elizabeth Jones

Corrections Officer V Elizabeth Jones died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak amongst staff and inmates at the Carol Young Medical Facility in Galveston County. Officer Jones had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 18 years. She is survived by her husband and two children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement

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Special Deputy Marshal Anthony Charles McGrew

Special Deputy Marshal Anthony McGrew died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the federal courthouse in the Frank M. Scarlett Federal Building in Brunswick, Georgia. Special Deputy Marshal McGrew was a U.S. Navy veteran. He had served with the United States Marshals Service for two years and had previously served with the Kingsland, Georgia,

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Deputy Sheriff Stephen Bradley Crazywolf Dutton

Deputy Sheriff Steven Dutton died after contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty. Deputy Dutton was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, three children, and 10 grandchildren. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due

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Corrections Officer IV Lebouath Boua

Corrections Officer IV Lebouath Boua died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Coffield Unit in Tennessee Colony, Texas. Officer Boua had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for four years. He is survived by two children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first

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Correctional Officer Dudley J. Champ

Correctional Officer Dudley Champ died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility. Officer Champ was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for one year. He is survived by his wife and two sons. In early 2020, thousands of law

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Police Officer Sheena Dae Yarbrough-Powell

Police Officer Sheena Yarbrough-Powell was killed when her patrol car was struck head-on by a drunk, wrong-way driver on Cardinal Drive near the Highway 347 overpass. The crash occurred on the divided highway at approximately 2:30 am. Her partner was seriously injured in the crash. The 18-year-old driver of the other vehicle was also injured

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Sergeant Gilbert Polanco

Sergeant Gilbert Polanco died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at San Quentin State Prison. Sergeant Polanco was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for 34 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter. In early 2020, thousands of law

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Deputy Sheriff Philip Kraverotis

Deputy Sheriff Philip Kraverotis died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Effingham County Judicial Complex. Deputy Kraverotis had served with the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office for 15 years and was assigned to the Courts Division. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter. In early 2020, thousands

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Border Patrol Agent Marco A. Gonzales

Border Patrol Agent Marco Gonzales died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Brackettsville Station in Brackettsville, Texas. Agent Gonzales was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the United States Border Patrol for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and his parents. In early 2020, thousands of

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Lieutenant Chris Cunningham

Lieutenant Chris Cunningham died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a confirmed exposure while on duty. Lieutenant Cunningham was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, five children, and three grandchildren. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and

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Chief Probation Officer Leslie Dale Allen

Chief Probation Officer Dale Allen died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of an exposure while on duty. Chief Allen was a U.S. Army veteran where he served as a military police officer. He had served with the Athens-Clarke County Probation Services for 10 years and had previously served with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office.

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Sergeant Steven Splan

Sergeant Steven Splan suffered a fatal heart attack several hours after cutting and removing a large tree that had fallen onto Bloomfield Hills Parkway east of Woodward Avenue at approximately 12:30 pm. He returned to the station and was found unresponsive at approximately 11:00 pm. Sergeant Splan had served with the Bloomfield Hills Police Department

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Corrections Officer Daniel Glenn Oaks

Corrections Officer Dan Oaks died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Yakima County Jail. Officer Oaks had served with the Yakima County Department of Corrections for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and two children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders

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Deputy Sheriff Michael Stevens

Deputy Sheriff Mickey Stevens died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Galveston County Jail. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these

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Trooper Caleb Starr

Trooper Caleb Starr succumbed to injuries sustained three weeks earlier when his vehicle was struck head-on by an intoxicated driver in Ionia County. He was traveling west on Grand River Avenue, in Boston Township, responding to a low-priority call when a vehicle crossed the center line and struck his vehicle. He had to be extricated

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Captain Kevin Trahan

Captain Kevin Trahan died after contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure at the Church Point Police Department building on June 26th. Captain Trahan had served in law enforcement for 26 years. He had served with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office before joining the Church Point Police Department. He is survived by his wife, daughter, two

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Sergeant Parnell Guyton

Sergeant Parnell Guyton died after contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty. Sergeant Guyton had served with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Police Department for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and son. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19

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Correctional Officer Jairo Antonio Bravo

Correctional Officer Jairo Bravo died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center at 7000 NW 41st Street in Miami, Florida. Officer Bravo had served with the Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for six months and had previously served

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Lieutenant Erik L. Lloyd

Lieutenant Erik Lloyd died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a presumed exposure while on duty. Lieutenant Lloyd had served with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for 30 years and was assigned to the Force Investigation Team. He is survived by his wife, two children, five grandchildren, and parents. In early 2020, thousands

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Special Agent John Bost, III

Special Agent John Bost was killed as the result of an accidental discharge of a rifle inside of the Kīhei police station in Maui, Hawaii. Special Agent Bost had served with the ATF for 15 years and had previously served with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, North Carolina, for five years. He is survived by his

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Corrections Officer V Eric Johnson

Corrections Officer V Eric Johnson died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Byrd Unit in Huntsville, Texas. Officer Johnson had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, four children, and parents. His wife, father, and stepmother also work for

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Corrections Officer IV Ruben Martinez

Corrections Officer IV Ruben Martinez died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Lopez State Jail. Officer Martinez had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for two years. He is survived by his three children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout

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Deputy Sheriff Dylan Pickle

Deputy Sheriff Dylan Pickle was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a safety checkpoint on Hamilton Road near Seely Drive. He and several other deputies were conducting the checkpoint when a vehicle struck him and a second deputy at about 9:45 pm. Both deputies were transported to a hospital in Tupelo where Deputy

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Senior Police Officer Sharon Williams

Senior Police Officer Sharon Williams died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Officer Williams had served with the New Orleans Police Department for 30 years. She is survived by her son. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements

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Sergeant Corey Pendergrass

Sergeant Corey Pendergrass died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty on June 13th, 2020. Sergeant Pendergrass had served with the Lauderhill Police Department for 20 years and had previously served with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for three years. He is survived by his wife and six children. Sergeant Pendergrass was posthumously promoted to the

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Investigator Mark Brown

Investigator Mark Brown died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty. He had been assigned to protest marches, COVID testing sites, and food giveaways during the pandemic. Investigator Brown had served with the Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct 5 for three years and had served in law enforcement for 23 years. He

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Border Patrol Agent Agustin Aguilar, Jr.

Border Patrol Agent Agustin Aguilar died after contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty. Agent Aguilar had served with the United States Border Patrol for 19 years and was assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station. He is survived by his wife, three children, parents, and 10 siblings. In early 2020, thousands of

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Deputy Sheriff Oscar W. Rocha

Deputy Sheriff Oscar Rocha died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, California. He remained on a ventilator for approximately one month before passing away. Deputy Rocha had served with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years and was planning on retiring in January

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Deputy Sheriff William K. Nichols

Deputy Sheriff William Nichols drowned while attempting to save his son from a rip current near Sandestin, Walton County, Florida. He was able to get his son to safety but was swept back away from shore. His body was recovered a short time later. Deputy Nichols had served with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office for

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Lieutenant Brian McNair

Lieutenant Brian McNair died as the result of contracting COVID-19 following a confirmed exposure to three positive inmates in the Hall County Jail. Lieutenant McNair had served with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years and had previously served with the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by his wife and nine children.

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Corrections Officer IV Jackson Pongay

Corrections Officer IV Jackson Pongay died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Lychner State Jail in Humble. Officer Pongay had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for four years. He is survived by his wife and one child. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and

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Deputy Sheriff William Garner

Deputy Sheriff Bill Garner was struck and killed by a vehicle while at the scene of a single-vehicle crash near mile marker 164 on I-85 at about 7:15 pm. He was assisting the occupants of the involved vehicle when another vehicle lost control, entered the median, and struck him. Deputy Garner was transported to St.

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Master Sergeant Henry Turner

Master Sergeant Henry Turner died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. Sergeant Turner had served with the Louisiana Department of Corrections for 24 years. He is survived by his wife and three sons. Two of his sons also work for the agency. In early

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Captain Steven M. Gaudet, Jr.

Captain Steven Gaudet died as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure while on duty. It is believed he was exposed during a 4th of July event at the town hall on July 3rd, 2020. Captain Gaudet had served with the Pearl River Police Department for three years and had previously served with

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Master Detention Deputy Richard Barry

Master Detention Deputy Rick Barry died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Lake County Detention Center in Tavares, Florida. Deputy Barry was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years. He is survived by his wife and one child. In

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Corrections Officer V Jerry Esparza

Corrections Officer V Jerry Esparza died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Jester III Unit in Richmond, Texas. Officer Esparza had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 25 years. He is survived by his wife and four children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers

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Director N. Kyle Coleman

Director Kyle Coleman died after contracting COVID-19 while coordinating the county’s emergency response to the pandemic. Director Coleman had served in law enforcement for 46 years. He had retired from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office before joining the Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office, where remained a sworn law enforcement officer and served as the county’s

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Master Police Officer Robert J. Hall

Master Police Officer Bob Hall died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty. Officer Hall had been assigned to work at several protests between May 18th, 2020, and June 25th, 2020, in which he came in contact with other officers and members of the community. Officer Hall had served with the Columbia

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Investigator Donald K. Sumner

Investigator Donald Sumner died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and patients at the facility. Investigator Sumner was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Patton State Hospital Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and seven children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers

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Police Officer Jonathan P. Shoop

Police Officer Jonathan Shoop was shot and killed in the 10300 block of Woodinville Drive following a vehicle pursuit. At approximately 9:40 pm Officer Shoop and his field training officer attempted to stop a vehicle for failing to display a license plate. The vehicle fled the stop, struck a man on a scooter, and then

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Officer Roel De La Fuente

Officer Roel De La Fuente died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of presumed exposure at the Pharr Commercial Facility in Hidalgo County, Texas. Officer De La Fuente had served with the United States Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field Operations for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Border Patrol Agent Enrique J. Rositas, Jr.

Border Patrol Agent Enrique Rositas died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty at the McAllen Station. Agent Rositas was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He had served with the United States Border Patrol for 22 years and was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector. He is survived by his wife,

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Police Officer Ismael Chavez

Police Officer Ismael Chavez and Police Officer Edelmiro Garza were shot and killed from ambush while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a home in the 3500 block of Queta Street. They had approached the front door of the home when they were suddenly ambushed and shot before drawing their weapons or making an

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Police Officer Edelmiro Garza, Jr.

Police Officer Edelmiro Garza and Police Officer Ismael Chavez were shot and killed from ambush while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a home in the 3500 block of Queta Street. They had approached the front door of the home when they were suddenly ambushed and shot before drawing their weapons or making an

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orrections Officer Jose Alfredo Diramos “Joe” Kates

Corrections Officer Joe Kates died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at North Kern State Prison. Officer Kates had served with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for four years. He is survived by his wife and children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders

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Lieutenant Bobby Almager

Lieutenant Bobby Almager died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak within the agency, including multiple officers on his squad. Lieutenant Almager had served with the Corpus Christi International Airport Department of Public Safety for 24 years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other

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Officer Alfonso H. Murrieta

Officer Alfonso Murrieta died after contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty at Tucson International Airport in Arizona. Officer Murrieta volunteered to assist with local policing duties at the airport after an outbreak of COVID-19 amongst members of the Tucson International Airport Police Department disrupted staffing. Officer Murrieta had served with the United

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Captain Glenn Allen Green

Captain Glenn Green died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak amongst staff and inmates at the Pike County Correctional Facility. Captain Green was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He had previously served with the Mississippi Highway Patrol. He was predeceased by one son and is survived by his wife, daughter, and two

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Corrections Officer Kenneth Harbin

Corrections Officer Kenneth Harbin died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Daniel Unit in Snyder, Texas. Officer Harbin had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for over 30 years. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during

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Police Officer Anthony Dia

Police Officer Anthony Dia was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance at a Home Depot store at 1035 West Alexis Road at about 12:30 am. A drunk subject had started to harass participants of an informal car show that was in the parking lot of the store. Officer Dia was the first officer

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Chief Deputy Lee R. Weber

Chief Deputy Lee Weber drowned in the Missouri River two miles north of Fort Pierre while attempting to rescue his 8-year-old son who had fallen out of a moving boat. Multiple agencies are involved in search and recovery efforts for his body. Chief Deputy Weber dove into the water without a life jacket in an

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Sergeant Kelvin Dewayne Mixon

Sergeant Kelvin Mixon died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among members of the Edwards Police Department. He remained on a ventilator in the ICU for several weeks before passing away. Sergeant Mixon had served with the Edwards Police Department for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, son, three daughters, grandchildren, and siblings.

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Parole Officer IV Joseph William Lange

Parole Officer IV Joseph Lange died after contracting COVID-19 while performing offender supervision duties. Officer Lange had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Parole Division for 25 years and was assigned to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. He is survived by his son, mother, father, and two half-sisters. In early

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Police Officer Jason Judd

Police Officer Jason Judd was killed in a motorcycle crash at Liberty High School near 97th Avenue and Deer Valley Road. He had completed a motor demonstration for the Youth Citizen Police Academy Camp when he was involved in the crash on one of the sidewalks. The juveniles had already departed the demonstration and did

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Sergeant Craig Vincent Johnson

Sergeant Craig Johnson succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous morning when he was shot multiple times during a traffic stop near the intersection of East 21st Street and South 89th East Avenue. An officer on Sergeant Johnson’s squad had conducted the traffic stop at 3:30 am and determined the vehicle had to be impounded.

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Juvenile Corrections Officer Sean Rahina Wilson

Juvenile Corrections Officer Sean Wilson died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and juvenile offenders at the Giddings State School in Lee County, Texas. Officer Wilson had served with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department for six years. He is survived by his wife and son. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers

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Correctional Officer Jose Marquez

Correctional Officer Jose Marquez died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among inmates and correctional staff at the Cook County Jail at 2650 S. California Avenue in Chicago. Officer Marquez had served with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department – Department of Correction’s for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and five children. In

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Sergeant Dale Multer

Sergeant Dale Multer died after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while serving civil papers. Sergeant Multer served 24 years in law enforcement and was planning to retire next year. He is survived by his wife, two children, and his grandchildren. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout

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Corrections Officer Richard Bianchi

Corrections Officer Richard Bianchi was killed in a vehicle crash on Highway 44 four miles east of Old Station Road near Redding. He was en route from the High Desert State Prison to Redding Hospital to perform guard duty for an inmate at the hospital. His department vehicle left the roadway and overturned, causing him

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Deputy Sheriff Steven Allen Minor

Deputy Sheriff Steven Minor died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Deputy Minor had served with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office for 19 years. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, three grandchildren, twin brother, and two sisters. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted

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Master Detention Deputy Lynn Jones

Master Detention Deputy Lynn Jones died after contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure during an outbreak at the Lake County Jail at 441 W Main Street in Tavares. At the time of Deputy Jones’ exposure, 18 staff members and over 100 inmates had tested positive. Deputy Jones had served with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office

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Assistant Chief Gail Green-Gilliam

Assistant Chief Gail Green-Gilliam died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a presumed exposure during an outbreak within the Phenix City Police Department. She was taken to a hospital in Columbus, Georgia, where she remained on a ventilator for several weeks. Assistant Chief Green-Gilliam had served with the Phenix City Police Department for 33

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Police Officer Michael Lee

Police Officer Michael Lee died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty. Officer Lee had served with the Navajo Division of Public Safety for 29 years and was assigned to the Chinle Police District. He is survived by his wife and children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other

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Police Officer Destin Legieza

Police Officer Destin Legieza was killed in a vehicle crash on Franklin Road between Murray Lane to Concord Road shortly before 6:00 am. A drunk driver traveling in the opposite direction crossed the center line and struck Officer Legieza’s patrol SUV head-on. The other driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was charged with vehicular homicide

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Wildlife Officer Julian Keen, Jr.

Wildlife Officer Julian Keen was shot and killed in Labelle when he attempted to stop a hit-and-run suspect while off duty. Hendry County deputies located Officer Keen’s body after responding to reports of a shooting near the intersection of Nobles Road and Apache Circle. Three subjects were taken into custody. Officer Keen had served with

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Deputy Sheriff Juan Menchaca

Deputy Sheriff Juan Menchaca died as a result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Deputy Menchaca had served with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for 14 years and was assigned to the Courts Division. He had over 32 years of law enforcement experience and had previously served with the Nacogdoches Police Department and

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Police Officer Dale Thomas Provins, Jr.

Police Officer Dale Provins succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash 10 days earlier in the 200 block of Old Clairton Road. An oncoming vehicle crossed the center line and struck Officer Provins’ patrol car head-on. Officer Provins was flown to a hospital in Pittsburgh where he succumbed to his injuries on June 13th,

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Deputy Sheriff James H. Blair

Deputy Sheriff James Blair was shot and killed while transporting a subject from an involuntary psychiatric evaluation at a mental health facility at 3087 Mississippi 13 in Mendenhall. The evaluation had just completed, and Deputy Blair was placing the man back into the patrol car when he was attacked. The subject was able to gain

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Corrections Officer V Thomas Adedayo Ogungbire

Corrections Officer V Thomas Ogungbire died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak at the Hutchins State Jail in Dallas County. Officer Ogungbire had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and two children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders

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Border Patrol Agent Johan Mordan

Border Patrol Agent Johan Mordan died while conducting a foot patrol in a remote area of desert in the Bootheel section of New Mexico. Other agents began searching for him after losing radio contact. They located him unresponsive on a rugged trail and immediately began CPR as they waited for a helicopter to transport him

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Sergeant Mikkos Leonardo Newman

Sergeant Mikkos Newman died after contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure when he responded to a call involving the discharging of a firearm into a dwelling at 1216 Raccoon Road on May 25th, 2020. He came in contact with several individuals at the scene. Sergeant Newman had served with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for

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Park Ranger Thomas E. Booz

Park Ranger Thomas Booz died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty. Park Ranger Booz had served with the Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation for 32 years. He is survived by his wife, step-daughter, and siblings. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and

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Animal Control Officer Darrian May Young

Animal Control Officer Darrian Young succumbed to injuries sustained on June 4th, 2020, when her patrol truck was struck by a drunk driver at the intersection of South Custer Road and South Raisinville Road. She was driving on South Raisinville Road at approximately 8:00 a.m. when the drunk driver ran a red light and struck

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Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller

Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller was shot and killed as he and other deputies investigated reports of a suspicious vehicle. Deputies had originally responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle that contained guns and bomb-making materials in the area of Jamison Creek in Boulder Creek. As they arrived at the scene, they observed the van driving away

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Sergeant Jose Manuel Novoa

Police Officer Jose Novoa died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty. Officer Novoa had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 27 years and was assigned to the 9th Police District. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. He was posthumously promoted to the

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Sheriff Andy Deric Clark

Sheriff Andy Clark was killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 36 and M Highway, near Osborn, while responding to assist a deputy in an emergency situation. His patrol car collided with another vehicle at the intersection at 11:30 am. Sheriff Clark had served in law enforcement for 22 years with the

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Police Officer Efren Coronel

Police Officer Efren Coronel died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a confirmed exposure at the intersection of 8th Street and Main Street during the arrest of an offender who was positive with COVID-19. Officer Coronel had served with the El Centro Police Department for 24 years. He is survived by his wife and

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Police Officer Scott Hutton

Police Officer Scott Hutton was shot and killed when he went to pick up a patrol car from another officer’s home at the beginning of his shift at 7:10 pm. Due to the anti-police social unrest occurring nationwide, the officer was holding a firearm when he looked through the door’s peephole. He switched the gun

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Lieutenant Stephen P. Williams

Lieutenant Stephen Williams was shot and killed while responding to a call for service at the Motel 8 at 2451 Moody Parkway. While on scene at least one suspect opened fire on him, fatally wounding him. Two subjects were taken into custody several hours later after barricading themselves inside a hotel room. Lieutenant Williams was

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Police Officer Waldis “Jay” Johnson

Police Officer Jay Johnson succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on April 30th, 2017, while responding to a domestic violence call at 10075 Joy Road. He and fellow officer Darren Maurice Weathers approached a common front door to the apartment complex, which was locked. After several minutes of knocking on the door, a man unrelated

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Deputy Sheriff Kietrell Pitts

Deputy Sheriff Kietrell Pitts died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty in the Tangipahoa Parish Jail. Deputy Pitts had served with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office for two years. He is survived by his mother. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide

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Corrections Officer Daniel Lopez Mendoza, III

Corrections Officer Danny Mendoza died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, California. Officer Mendoza had served with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for 24 years. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders

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Deputy Constable Caleb Daniel Rule

Deputy Constable Caleb Rule was inadvertently shot and killed by a Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office while responding to a suspicious person call in the 3900 block of Chestnut Bend in Sienna Plantation at 1:40 am. A citizen had reported seeing a man running from a home in the area. Deputy Constable Rule responded to

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Detective John D. Songy

Detective John Songy died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a presumed exposure while on duty. Detective Songy had served with the Rutland Police Department for eight years and had previously served with the Oakham Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two stepchildren. In early 2020, thousands

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Police Officer Nathan James Lyday

Police Officer Nate Lyday was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a home in the 300 block of Jackson Avenue. A woman had called 911 and reported that a male subject was threatening to kill her. When Officer Lyday and other officers arrived at the home was located on the

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Police Officer Cody N. Holte

Police Officer Cody Holte was shot and killed after responding to assist deputies from the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office who were fired upon as they served an eviction notice at an apartment at 2627 South 17th Street. When deputies made contact with the subject he fled into a bedroom and began firing at them

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Trooper First Class Eugene Kenneth Baron, Jr.

Trooper First Class Eugene Baron died as the result of cancer contracted while assisting with rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. Trooper Baron had served with the Connecticut State Police for 18 years prior to medically retiring. He is survived by three children,

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Trooper George Baker

Trooper George Baker succumbed to injuries sustained on May 20th, 2020, when he was struck by a Hammond patrol car while removing stop sticks from the roadway during a vehicle pursuit. The pursuit started when officers from the Hammond Police Department attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle. Trooper Baker and another trooper successfully deployed stop

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Corrections Officer Marshall Lee “Bem” London, Jr.

Corrections Officer Marshall London died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff at the Lincoln County Jail. Officer London had served with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for 16 years. He is survived by his children and grandchildren. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted

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Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Christopher Maser

Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Maser was struck and killed by a patrol car at the intersection of Bone Road and 9th Road South at 5:20 am. He had initially responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash, but when he arrived, he encountered a woman in mental crisis walking away from the crash carrying a machete. Deputy Maser

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Correctional Officer Berisford Anthony Morse

Correctional Officer Berisford Morse died after contracting COVID-19 through a confirmed exposure to an inmate during an outbreak at the Monroe Correctional Complex’s minimum security unit. Officer Morse had served with the Washington State Department of Corrections for 17 years. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country

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Officer Ching Kok “CK” Yan

Officer CK Yan died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the International Mail Facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, New York. Officer Yan had served with the United States Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field Operations for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and four

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Sergeant José García-Vázquez

Sergeant José García-Vázquez died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty during an outbreak in the district police station in Yauco, Puerto Rico. Sergeant García-Vázquez had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 31 years and was assigned to Yauco District. He is survived by his wife, who serves as a lieutenant with the agency.

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Corrections Supervisor 1 Fella A. Adebiyi

Corrections Supervisor 1 Fella Adebiyi died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak amongst employees and inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility. Supervisor Adebiyi had served with the Kansas Department of Corrections for 20 years. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic

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Sergeant Charles “Rob” Roberts, III

Sergeant Rob Roberts died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak with the city government building and police headquarters. Sergeant Roberts had served with the Glen Ridge Police Department for 20 years and was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He is survived by his wife and three children. In early 2020, thousands of law

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Corrections Supervisor 1 George “Bernie” Robare

Corrections Supervisor 1 Bernie Robare died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak amongst employees and inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility. Supervisor Robare had served with the Kansas Department of Corrections for 36 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout

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Chief of Police Marvin Wayne Trejo

Chief of Police Marvin Trejo died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak within the Dumas Police Department. Chief Trejo was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served in law enforcement for 30 years. He is survived by his wife and four children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders

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Sergeant Michael W. Clegg

Sergeant Michael Clegg died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of an exposure while on duty. Sergeant Clegg had served with the Newark Police Department for 27 years and was assigned to the 1st Precinct. He is survived by his mother and sister. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders

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Correctional Officer Antoine J. Jones

Correctional Officer Antoine Jones died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among inmates and correctional staff at the Cook County Jail at 2650 S. California Avenue in Chicago. Officer Jones had served with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office – Department of Corrections for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and five children. In

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Corrections Officer V Maria Mendez

Corrections Officer V Maria Mendez died after contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure during an outbreak at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville, Texas. Officer Mendez had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 10 years. She is survived by four children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders

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Corrections Officer V Jesse Wayne Bolton

Corrections Officer V Jesse Bolton died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak at the Eastham Unit in Lovelady, Texas. Officer Bolton had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and stepdaughter. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the

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Sergeant Raymond John Scholwinski

Sergeant Raymond Scholwinski died after contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure to another employee at 7900 Will Clayton Parkway in Humble, Texas. Sergeant Scholwinski had served with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for 44 years. He is survived by his wife and four children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first

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Sergeant Lionel Q. Martinez

Sergeant Lionel Martinez suffered a fatal heart attack while responding to a shooting call on North Main Avenue at about 10:00 pm. He was responding to the initial call when he suffered the heart attack. His patrol car then struck a parked car on East Dewey Place near McCullough Avenue. Other responding officers immediately started

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Officer Omar E. Palmer

Officer Omar Palmer died after contracting COVID-19 after being exposed to an employee at John F. Kennedy International Airport, in New York City, who had tested positive. His condition worsened and he passed away on May 4th, 2020. Officer Palmer had served with the Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field of Operations for

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Police Officer Michael S. Mosher

Police Officer Mike Mosher was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a hit-and-run suspect. Officer Mosher was off duty, but in his uniform while en route to work, when he witnessed the hit-and-run at West 143rd Street and Antioch Road. He called dispatchers as he followed the vehicle until it stopped near the intersection

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Deputy Sheriff Richard O’Brien, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Richard O’Brien died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among inmates and correctional staff at the Cook County Jail at 2650 S. California Avenue in Chicago. Deputy O’Brien had served with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office – Department of Court Services for 25 years and was assigned to the Skokie Civil Process Unit.

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Police Officer Jason Knox

Police Officer Jason Knox was killed in a helicopter crash in the 17050 block of Imperial Valley Drive at about 2:00 am. He was aboard the MD 369E helicopter as the tactical flight officer. The helicopter had been requested to search the nearby Greens Bayou after police had received unconfirmed reports that two bodies were

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Officer Richard G. McCoy

Officer Richard McCoy died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Fort Lauderdale/Port Everglades Port of Entry in Florida. Officer McCoy was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field of Operations and the former Immigration and Naturalization Service for 23 years. He was assigned

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Detention Deputy Timothy De La Fuente

Detention Deputy Timothy De La Fuente died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak of the illness at the Bexar County Adult Detention Center Annex where he was assigned. Deputy De La Fuente had served with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office for 27 years. He is survived by his wife. In early 2020, thousands of law

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Detective Sergeant Randall C. French

Detective Sergeant Randy French died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Detective Sergeant French had served with the Troy Police Department for 17 years and was assigned to the Special Operations Section. He is survived by his wife. two daughters, father, and sister. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders

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Police Officer Michael Alexander Conners

Police Officer Michael Conners died after contracting COVID-19 during an exposure while on duty. Officer Conners had served with the Newark Police Department for 26 years and was assigned to the 1st Precinct. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, and six grandchildren. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first

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Senior Police Officer Mark Hall, Sr.

Senior Police Officer Mark Hall died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Officer Hall was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the New Orleans Police Department for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son. Officer Hall’s son graduated from the New Orleans police academy and was sworn in the

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Corrections Officer V James D. Coleman

Corrections Officer V James Coleman died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Middleton Unit in Abilene, Texas. Officer Coleman had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and one child. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout

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Corrections Officer Coy D. Coffman, Jr.

Corrections Officer Coy Coffman died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Telford Unit in New Boston, Texas. Officer Coffman was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for nine years. He is survived by his wife and one child. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement

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Deputy Sheriff John Andrew Rhoden

Deputy Sheriff John Rhoden was struck and killed by a vehicle while attempting to deploy spike strips during a vehicle pursuit of a stolen car. The pursuit had started in Williamson County and proceeded into Bell County along I-35 at about 1:40 am. Deputy Rhoden was preparing to deploy the spike strips near Exit 294

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Lieutenant Glenn Dale Hutto, Jr.

Lieutenant Glenn Hutto was shot and killed as he and other officers attempted to locate a murder suspect at a home on the 3150 block of Conrad Drive at about 12:30 pm. The subject had been involved in a domestic violence-related homicide at a home six miles away three hours earlier. Officers received a tip

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Senior Detention Officer Alexander Reginald Pettiway

Senior Detention Officer Alexander Pettiway died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak at the Durham County Detention Center. Officer Pettiway had served with the Durham County Sheriff’s Office for 23 years. He is survived by his brother and sister. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted

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Agent Miguel Martínez-Ortiz

Agent Miguel Martínez-Ortiz died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Agent Martínez-Ortiz had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 28 years and was assigned to a federal Homeland Security Investigations task force. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic

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Patrolman Gary Walker

Patrolman Gary Walker died as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Patrolman Walker had served with the Bloomingdale Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and one child. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic

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Police Officer Joseph Cappello

Police Officer Joseph Cappello died after contracting COVID-19 through a confirmed exposure while on duty at a business in the 8400 block of West North Avenue. Officer Cappello had served with the Melrose Park Police Department for two years after having retired from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office with 20 years of service. In early

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Police Officer Dan Walters

Police Officer Dan Walters succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained on November 12, 2003. He and his partner were backing up another officer on 43rd Street near Gamma Street after the officer stopped to investigate a vehicle parked in the travel lanes with a subject standing nearby. The man immediately pointed a gun

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Corrections Officer V Jonathon Keith Goodman

Corrections Officer V Jonathon Goodman died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the William P. Clements Unit in Amarillo, Texas. Officer Goodman had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and two children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first

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Correctional Deputy Jeremy Smith

Correctional Deputy Jeremy Smith died as a result of complications after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Shelby County Jail. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these

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Police Officer Christopher Eric Ewing

Police Officer Christopher Ewing was killed when his patrol car collided with a drunk driver at the intersection of South Cobb Drive and Oak Drive at about 11:00 pm. The collision occurred when the other driver turned left in front of Officer Ewing’s patrol car. The drunk driver was arrested and charged with homicide by

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Corporal Lawrence Onley

Corporal Lawrence Onley died after having a confirmed exposure to a COVID-19 patient while on duty. Corporal Onley had served with the Naval District Washington Police Department for 23 years and was assigned to the Naval Research Lab. He is survived by his daughter and fiancee. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and

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Warden Wilmot Sandlin “Sandy” McCain

Warden Sandy McCain died after contracting COVID-19 through a confirmed exposure while on duty at the Raymond Laborde Correctional Center. Warden McCain had served with the Louisiana Department of Corrections for 24 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and several grandchildren. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first

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Probation and Parole Agent Kaitlin Marie Cowley

Probation and Parole Agent Kaitlin Cowley was killed in a single vehicle crash at the I-12 and Millerville Road interchange in Baton Rouge at about 6:30 pm. The crash occurred after she left an assignment assisting the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women with inmate security at the Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. Her vehicle

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Correctional Officer Sheila Rivera

Correctional Officer Sheila Rivera died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among inmates and correctional staff at the Cook County Jail at 2650 S. California Avenue in Chicago. Officer Rivera had served with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office – Department of Corrections for seven years and had previously served with the Choctaw Nation Police Department

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Police Officer Justin Putnam

Police Officer Justin Putnam was shot and killed when he and other officers responded to a domestic assault incident at an apartment complex in the 2900 block of Hunter Road at 6:15 p.m. As the officers entered the apartment they were ambushed by a male subject with a rifle. Officer Putnam was killed and two

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Police Officer Ronald Newman

Police Officer Ronald Newman died as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Officer Newman had served with the Chicago Police Department for 19 years and was assigned to the 4th District. He is survived by his wife and two children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout

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Detective Alex Ruperto

Detective Alex Ruperto died after contracting COVID-19 while performing patrol duties. Detective Ruperto had served with the Union City Police Department for 21 years. He is survived by his two adult children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to

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Sergeant Joseph Spinosa

Sergeant Joseph Spinosa died as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Sergeant Spinosa had served with the Sands Point Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his mother. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to

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Police Officer Jose Fontanez

Police Officer Jose Fontanez died as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Officer Fontanez had served with the Boston Police Department for 29 years and was assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain). He is survived by his wife, four children, and one grandchild. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other

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Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Ladue

Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Ladue was killed in a vehicle crash near the intersection of Savannah Highway and Dobbin Road at approximately 1:40 am. He was on patrol when another vehicle collided with his patrol car. Deputy Ladue, who was not wearing a seatbelt, suffered fatal injuries. The other driver was also killed in the crash.

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Interim Police Chief Mark J. Romutis

Interim Police Chief Mark Romutis died as a result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Chief Romutis was appointed to his position with the Ambridge Borough Police Department in 2018 and had served in law enforcement for 40 years. He had previously served with the Upper St. Clair Township Police Department, Pittsburgh Police

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Police Officer Francesco S. Scorpo

Police Officer Francesco Scorpo died after contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure while on duty at 95 Grand Street. Officer Scorpo had served with the Paterson Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and two children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country

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Sergeant AlTerek Shaundel Patterson

Sergeant AlTerek Patterson died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty. Sergeant Patterson had served with the Bedminster Township Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and three children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the

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Chief of Police Robert William Sealock

Chief of Police Robert Sealock died from complications of a major asthma attack following a foot pursuit on March 26th, 2020. He had joined other officers who were involved in a foot pursuit of a wanted subject. Shortly after arriving back to the police station, he suffered a severe asthma attack. He was unable to

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Chief of Police Terry Engle

Chief of Police Terry Engle was killed in a single-vehicle crash while responding to a 911 call at 6:45 pm. He was traveling on northbound on Illinois Route 84 when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree at 180th Street North. Chief Engle had served with the Hampton Police Department for more than

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Sergeant Clifford W. Martin, Sr.

Sergeant Clifford Martin died as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Sergeant Martin had served with the Chicago Police Department for 25 years and was assigned to Unit 610 – Bureau of Detectives – Area Central. He is survived by his wife and three children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers

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Police Officer Kurt James Enget

Police Officer Kurt Enget died as the result of complications from contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Officer Enget had served with the Bainbridge Island Police Department for three years and had previously served with the Suquamish for 12 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and two grandchildren. In early 2020, thousands of

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Officer Breann Leath

Officer Breann Leath was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call at 1803 Edinburge Square shortly before 3:00 pm. A subject inside opened fire through the apartment’s closed front, striking Officer Leath and a female resident of the apartment who was standing in the outside hallway. Both were taken to a local

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Special Deputy Marshal Brian Leath Magee

Special Deputy Marshal Brian Magee died after contracting COVID-19 in an exposure while on duty at the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse in Houston, Texas. Special Deputy Marshal Magee had served with the United States Marshals Service for 11 years and had previously served with the Harris County, Texas, Constable’s Office – Precinct 4 for 25-1/2

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Corrections Officer IV Kelvin D. Wilcher

Corrections Officer IV Kelvin Wilcher died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Estelle Unit. Officer Wilcher was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for one year. He is survived by his wife and two children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other

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Captain James Walker

Lieutenant James Walker died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty. Lieutenant Walker has served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 32 years and was assigned to the Traffic Division. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Captain. He is survived by his wife and two

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Sergeant Jose Diaz-Ayala

Sergeant Jose Diaz-Ayala died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Palm Beach County Main Detention Center. Sergeant Diaz-Ayala had served with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for 14 years. He is survived by three daughters, two sisters, and parents. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout

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Corporal Dean Savard

Corporal Dean Savard died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Jail Division at 570 Clinton Street in Detroit. Corporal Savard had served with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office for 16-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other

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Deputy Sheriff Shannon Bennett

Deputy Sheriff Shannon Bennett died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Deputy Bennett had served with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for 12 years and served as an SRO at Deerfield Beach Elementary School. He is survived by his fiance, mother, and brother. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement

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Police Officer Marco DiFranco

Police Officer Marco DiFranco died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Officer DiFranco had served with the Chicago Police Department for 21 years. He is survived by his wife, two children, and a brother who also serves with the agency. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other

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Deputy Sheriff Terrell Young

Deputy Sheriff Terrell Young died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 from an infected inmate at the Byrd Detention Center. Deputy Young had served with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and four children. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first

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Correctional Officer Kenneth J. Moore

Correctional Officer Kenneth Moore died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure two weeks earlier while on duty at the District of Columbia Superior Court. Officer Moore had served with the District of Columbia Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services for 16 years. He is survived by his children, stepchildren, and grandchildren. In early 2020, thousands

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Deputy Sheriff Jeff Hopkins

Deputy Sheriff Jeff Hopkins died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center. He was serving at the jail’s intake when he had confirmed exposure to other employees who were symptomatic and later confirmed to have COVID-19. Deputy Hopkins had served with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office for

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Deputy Sheriff Sypraseuth “Bud” Phouangphrachanh

Deputy Sheriff Sypraseuth Phouangphrachanh died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty as a school resource officer. Deputy Phouangphrachanh contracted the virus at the beginning of a small outbreak of the virus affecting school employees. Deputy Phouangphrachanh had served with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for 14 years and was assigned

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Detective Marylou Armer

Detective Marylou Armer died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. It is presumed she contracted the illness during her duties as a domestic violence detective which required her to visit local hospitals, the county jail, confined interview rooms, and other high-risk locations. Detective Armer had served with the Santa Rosa Police Department for 20 years.

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Deputy Constable Levi Kelling Arnold

Deputy Constable Levi Arnold died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a presumed exposure while working security details during Mardi Gras. Deputy Constable Arnold had served in law enforcement for 30 years. He was predeceased by his wife and is survived by his three children and eight grandchildren. In early 2020, thousands of law

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Sheriff Kirk A. Coker

Sheriff Kirk Coker suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after responding to an unattended death near Fritch, Texas. He had responded from his home to the scene of the death. While at the scene of the investigation he received numerous calls about gatherings in violations of the COVID-19 social distancing executive order. When cleared the

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Reserve Captain Raymond Andrew Boseman

Reserve Captain Raymond Boseman died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a presumed exposure during Mardi Gras. Captain Boseman supervised the busy intersection of Poydras Street and St. Charles Avenue, known as the “Cross-Over.” He interacted with thousands of Mardi Gras participants during the detail from February 14th, 2020, to February 25th, 2020. He

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Commander Greg Carnicle

Commander Greg Carnicle was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call involving roommates at an apartment near 40th Drive and Pinnacle Peak Street. He and two other officers were speaking to one of the occupants inside of the home when the man suddenly drew a weapon and opened fire, wounding all three

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Sergeant Ben Jenkins

Sergeant Ben Jenkins was shot and killed when he stopped to assist a disabled motorist on US-93 near mile marker 106 in White Pine County shortly before 6:00 am. During the encounter with the subject, the man fatally shot Sergeant Jenkins. The man then stole Sergeant Jenkins’ uniform and patrol car and fled the area.

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Trooper Nolan James Sanders

Trooper Nolan Sanders was killed in a single-vehicle crash on I-795 near exit 22 at mile marker 19 in the Pikeville area of Wayne County, at 7:17 pm. His patrol car left the roadway and struck a concrete culvert before landing on its side. Trooper Sanders suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. Trooper

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Commander Donafay Collins

Commander Donafay Collins died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Jail Division 2 facility at 525 Clinton Street in Detroit. Commander Collins had served with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office for 30 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers

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Trooper Justin R. Schaffer

Trooper Justin Schaffer was struck and killed by a fleeing vehicle while attempting to deploy stop sticks during a vehicle pursuit along I-5 in Chehalis. The suspect driving the vehicle had stolen an item from a convenience store in Lacey the previous day. The man had threatened the clerk with a stun gun and threatened

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Captain Jonathan Parnell

Captain Jonathan Parnell died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Captain Parnell had served with the Detroit Police Department for 31 years and was assigned to the Homicide Unit. He is survived by three sons. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country

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Police Officer Kaia LaFay Grant

Police Officer Kaia Grant was killed when she was intentionally struck by a vehicle during a pursuit at 8:30 pm. The pursuit began in a neighboring jurisdiction when officers attempted to stop an armed, suicidal subject. The pursuit proceeded onto I-275 where Officer Grant and a police sergeant were preparing to deploy stop sticks near

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Corrections Officer IV Amanda L. De Leon

Corrections Officer IV Amanda Lee De Leon was killed in a vehicle crash on Highway 281, five miles south of George West, Texas while traveling from the Lopez State Jail to the Connally Unit for an assignment. Her vehicle left the roadway during a period of rain and overturned. Officer De Leon had served with

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Senior Deputy Christopher Scott Korzilius

Senior Deputy Christopher Korzilius was killed in a vehicle crash in the 7700 block of RM 2244 at 6:50 am. His unmarked department was struck by an oncoming vehicle that had veered into his travel lane. His vehicle overturned, trapping him inside. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Deputy Korzilius had served with

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Deputy Sheriff Kenterrous Taylor

Deputy Sheriff Kenterrous Taylor was killed in a single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Forsyth Road and Napier Avenue while responding to a burglary in progress call at 1:30 am. His patrol car left the roadway, struck a wall, and overturned several times. Deputy Taylor was ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries. Deputy

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Police Officer Christopher Ryan Walsh

Police Officer Chris Walsh was shot and killed as he and another officer confronted an active shooter at a convenience store at 2885 E Chestnut Expressway. Dispatchers had received numerous calls about shootings at various locations throughout the city between 11:24 pm and 11:43 pm, including one reporting a vehicle crash and shooting at the

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Sergeant James R. O’Connor, IV

Corporal James O’Connor was shot and killed during a SWAT team operation to arrest a homicide suspect at 5:50 am. The SWAT team was securing the home on Bridge Street, near Duffield Street, when the subject opened fire on them through a closed door on the second floor. Corporal O’Connor was struck in the shoulder

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Corporal Brent William Perry Scrimshire

Corporal Brent Scrimshire was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop in the 100 block of Kenwood Street at approximately 6:30 pm. During the traffic stop, Officer Scrimshire and a subject in the vehicle exchanged gunfire and both sustained gunshot wounds. Both were transported to a local hospital where Officer Scrimshire succumbed to his

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Corporal Andrew J. Gillette

Corporal Andrew Gillette was shot and killed while he and other deputies attempted to serve a detention order and eviction notice at a home at 3120 Thomas Sumter Highway at 11:30 am. The subject named on the orders opened fire, striking Corporal Gillette in the chest. Other deputies who were on the scene returned fire

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Officer David Kellywood

Officer David Kellywood was shot and killed after responding to reports of shots being fired near the Hon-Dah Casino in Pinetop, Arizona, shortly before 1:00 am. Officer Kellywood was the first officer to arrive on the scene and encountered the subject, who immediately attacked him. During the ensuing struggle, the man fatally shot Officer Kellywood.

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Lieutenant Shirley Lanning

Lieutenant Shirley Lanning was killed in an automobile crash on the Northwest Expressway just west of the John Kilpatrick Turnpike. Her patrol car crossed the center line and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle. The occupants of the other vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries. Lieutenant Lanning had served in law enforcement for 30 years. She

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Deputy Sheriff Donna Richardson-Below

Deputy Sheriff Donna Richardson-Below was killed in a vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 84, near Louisiana 3248, shortly before 8:00 am. An oncoming vehicle crossed the center line and struck her patrol car head-on, causing her to suffer fatal injuries. Deputy Richardson-Below had served with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office for 13 months and had

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Detective James Traver Kirk

Detective James Kirk suffered a fatal heart attack following a struggle with an armed subject. He had responded to back up other officers dealing with the non-compliant subject. After running to the officers a struggle ensued before the man was taken into custody. The following day Detective Kirk had gone to the Powell County Courthouse

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Police Officer Kenneth Reid Lester

Police Officer Kenneth Lester succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile crash on February 17th, 1995, while responding to an alarm call. He was responding to the call with his lights activated but no siren. As he approached the intersection of South 8th Street and South H Street a tractor-trailer that was driving in the

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Trooper Joseph Jon Bullock

Trooper Joseph Bullock was shot and killed at approximately 10:15 while assisting a disabled vehicle on I-95 just north of the interstate rest area in Martin County. He stopped to assist the motorist whose vehicle had become stuck on a swale. He had positioned his patrol car behind the vehicle and completed paperwork for approximately

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Police Officer Nick O’Rear

Police Officer Nick O’Rear was shot and killed during a vehicle pursuit on I-65 near Old U.S. Highway 31 at about 10:00 pm. An officer with the Warrior Police Department had initiated the pursuit when he attempted to conduct a traffic stop. Officer O’Rear responded to assist in the pursuit when the man opened fire,

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Deputy Sheriff Richard Edward Whitten

Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained on May 29th, 2019, while responding to a shots fired call in Cleveland. He was en route to a training class and had just driven past the scene of the double-murder when the shooting was dispatched over the radio. As he responded back

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Police Officer Alan Daniel McCollum

Police Officer Alan McCollum was struck and killed by a drunk driver while conducting a traffic stop on Highway 358 near Carroll Lane at 9:30 pm. He and two other officers were on the scene of the stop when another vehicle struck one of the patrol cars, then struck him and a second officer. Officer

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Police Officer Matthew S. von Seydewitz

Police Officer Matthew von Seydewitz died as the result of cancer that he developed following his assignment to the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. On the morning of September 11th, 2001, seventy-two officers from a total of eight local, state, and federal agencies were killed

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Major Angelanette Moore

Major Angelanette Moore suffered a fatal heart attack following a shakedown in one of the housing units at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail. Several hours after the shakedown she returned to the housing unit to provide disciplinary guidance to inmates. As she completed her discussion with the inmates, she collapsed. Other officers and medical staff

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Police Officer Katherine Mary Thyne

Police Officer Katie Thyne died after being dragged by a vehicle while conducting an investigation. She and her partner were investigating reports of drug activity when they approached a car along the 1400 block of 16th Street in Newport News. During the investigation, the driver sped off, dragging Police Officer Thyne for a block. The

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Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Gordon Whiteman

Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Whiteman was killed in a crash while involved in a vehicle pursuit at approximately 3:00 am. Officers with the Ludowici Police Department had initiated the pursuit when they attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle fled onto Highway 57 toward McIntosh County with officers in pursuit. Deputy Whiteman

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Officer Kaulike Kalama

Officer Kaulike Kalama and Officer Tiffany-Victoria Enriquez were shot and killed while responding to a stabbing call at a home at 3015 Hibiscus Drive shortly after 9:00 am. An elderly woman had filed eviction paperwork against her tenant, who suffered from mental health issues and had been falsely calling 911 repeatedly in recent weeks. The

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Officer Tiffany-Victoria Bilon Enriquez

Officer Tiffany-Victoria Enriquez and Officer Kaulike Kalama were shot and killed while responding to a stabbing call at a home at 3015 Hibiscus Drive shortly after 9:00 am. An elderly woman had filed eviction paperwork against her tenant, who suffered from mental health issues and had been falsely calling 911 repeatedly in recent weeks. The

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Deputy Sheriff Jarid Taylor

Deputy Sheriff Jarid Taylor was killed in an automobile crash while responding to an emergency call at about 6:00 am. His patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree on Old Highway 70 near Lone Oak Road, east of Durant. Deputy Taylor had served with the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office for just under two

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Police Officer Nicholas Lee Reyna

Police Officer Nicholas Reyna and Lieutenant Eric Hill, of the Lubbock Fire Department, were struck and killed by a vehicle while at the scene of a previous crash on I-27 near Drew Street. Officers and rescue personnel were at the scene of an earlier single-vehicle rollover crash on the interstate when a second vehicle also

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Police Officer Paul Dunn

Police Officer Paul Dunn was killed in a motorcycle crash on Lakeland Highlands Road, south of Lake Miriam Drive, at approximately 5:45 am. He was en route to the police station on his department motorcycle when he struck the raised median of the roadway. He was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries. Officer

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Public Safety Officer Jackson Ryan Winkeler

Public Safety Officer Jackson Winkeler was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on Gilbert Avenue near the airport’s terminal shortly before 6:00 am. The man opened fire on Officer Winkeler during the stop. Over 30 shots were exchanged during the ensuing shootout. The man then stole Officer Winkeler’s service weapon and fled the

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Police Officer Michael L. Henry

Police Officer Michael Henry died as the result of complications sustained in a motorcycle crash while participating in annual motor training on October 1st, 2019. He crashed while going through one of the training courses and suffered a ruptured aorta. He underwent several surgeries but developed complications and died on January 2nd, 2020. Officer Henry

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Investigator Ryan D. Fortini

Investigator Ryan Fortini died as the result of cancer that he developed following his assignment to the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. Investigator Fortini was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the New York State Police for 16 years and medically retired in

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2019

Deputy Sheriff William Christopher Dickerson

Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on FM 10 near FM 2260 in Gary City at 2:00 am. During the stop the driver suddenly exited the vehicle and opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle, shooting Deputy Dickerson six times. Nearby residents who heard the gunshots found Deputy Dickerson

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Master Patrol Officer Spencer Daniel Bristol

Master Patrol Officer Spencer Bristol was struck and killed by a vehicle while involved in a foot pursuit of a subject across I-65 near Vietnam Veterans Boulevard in Davidson County. Officers had started pursuing a vehicle with two occupants in Hendersonville. The pursuit continued through Goodlettsville until crashing at the interchange. One of the subjects

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Lieutenant Leroy G. Palmer

Lieutenant Leroy Palmer succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained on February 13th, 1998, while conducting a narcotics operation near the intersection of Bank Street and Boyd Street in East Camden. As he and other officers attempted to arrest a subject the man pulled out a gun opened fire. Lieutenant Palmer suffered a serious

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Border Patrol Agent Luis O. Peña, Jr.

Border Patrol Agent Luis Peña succumbed to injuries sustained on October 18th, 2007, while responding to assist other agents in apprehending a narcotics smuggling group on the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation. Agent Peña’s patrol vehicle left the roadway and rolled over near milepost 4 on Indian Route 20 near Sells, Arizona. He suffered several injuries

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Deputy Sheriff Cooper Andrew Dyson

Deputy Sheriff Cooper Dyson was killed in a single-vehicle crash in the 1300 block of 112th Street E while responding to backup other deputies at a domestic violence incident in Parkland. The deputies who responded to the initial incident at 3:00 am were immediately attacked by a male subject who engaged them in a violent

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Deputy Sheriff Bryan Charles Pfluger

Deputy Sheriff Bryan Pfluger was killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Hill Land and Davey Lane in Coldspring at 6:45 pm. He was responding to a burglary call and traveling behind another deputy. As the deputy in the first patrol car slowed to make a turn, Deputy Pfluger swerved to avoid a

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Detective Clifton John Martinez

Detective Cliff Martinez was intentionally struck and killed by a vehicle after he broke up a fight at an IHOP restaurant at 739 Hot Wells Boulevard at about 3:00 am. He was working secondary employment at the restaurant when the fight broke out between several patrons. Detective Martinez was able to move the subjects out

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Police Officer Jose Humberto Meza

Police Officer Jose Meza suffered a fatal heart attack following extensive training with his canine partner, Kuso. He and Kuso had conducted canine tracking training for several hours with other canine units. At the end of the training Officer Meza told other officers he was not feeling well and returned home. The following morning his

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Sergeant Scott Johnston

Sergeant Scott Johnston died as the result of cancer that he developed following his assignment to the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. Sergeant Johnston had served with the New York City Police Department for 23 years. He is survived by his wife and seven daughters.

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