Intro Page
 Pre 2000
 Memorial 2000
 Memorial 2001
 Memorial 2002
 Memorial 2003
 Memorial 2004
 Memorial 2005
 Memorial 2006
 Memorial 2007
 Memorial 2008
 Memorial 2009
 Memorial 2010
 Memorial 2011
 Memorial 2012
 Memorial 2013
 Memorial 2014
 Pics Page One
 Pics Page Two
 Pics Page Three
 Pics Page Four
 Pics Page Five
 Pics Page Six
 Bloopers Pics

 53 LEO Poems
 The Forgotten Cop
 MOS By Balestrieri
 Law Enforcement Officer By Driggs
 Just Angry By Driggs
 He Was My Friend By Ol Sgt
 The Badge By Ol Sgt
 Shots Fired By Byers
 Rookies By Byers
 Valiant Brothers
 Time For Peace
 High Flight
 Our Children by L.E.Rutt
 Soul Weaver by WolfWalker
 Memorial by Joseph C. Cimino

 Find Help Here
 25 Rules To Live By
 A Wife's Choice

 L.E.O. Links
 Guilty Verdict-Threatening Communications on the Net
 USA TODAY - N.Y. man admits Net death threat

 Get Midi Music

 My Midi Juke Box

 Room Allows 12
 Room Allows 5
 My Web Cam

 Arizona to Iowa
 Kansas to N.Dakota
 Ohio to Wyoming

 Patches Page One
 Patches Page Two
 Patches Page Three

 Shooting My Berettas
 Mini Movie of Me
 My Web Cam

 Shirts, Pins & More
 Awards & Affiliations

 Shooting Gallery
 Tic Tac Toe
 Save The Sheriff
 War On Terrorism
 Which Country?

 LEO Images

 Pics of Police Week
 Pics of Law Ride
 Candlelight Memorial
 Emerald Society Pics
 Wall Name Etchings

 Never Forget
 Fallen Tribute
 Photos From Officers
 Images From Emails

 Home Page

 Current Guest Book
 Previous Guest Book
 First Guest Book

 Write To Me








Memorial 2000

If you would like to add your respects to a fallen officer please forward
full name, birth date, date of death, location and a bit of info to

(if you have any facts related to any of the officers on this page
example: d.o.b. that I was unable to obtain or any of this information
is incorrect please notify me immediately)



A law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty every 57 hours in the USA.

"In My Life" by The Beatles

Will you remember me?


Pictures or poems of fallen loved ones are linked below some names. Placing mouse arrow in middle of text will allow page to scroll. Read and see photos while you just watch.

Louis A.LaSalle
Englewood, New Jersey
March 18, 1973
January 3, 2000
Louis was thrown from his motorcycle after being hit by another vehicle. He sustained extensive head injuries. He was wearing his helmet, but died instantly. He was a member of PBA Local 216, the Englewood Pistol Team, and the Englewood Police Honor Guard. He was a former member of the Bergenfield Ambulance Corps. Louis was 26 years old and single. He leaves behind his family and all of us on America On Line that loved him and cherished him dearly. We will miss him.
Picture of Louis

Matthew R. Bond
Pennsylvania State Police
August 8, 1971
January 14, 2000
Matthew was killed when the marked police vehicle in which he was a passenger was rammed from the rear. His partner had pulled onto the berm so the Troopers could assist a motorist whose vehicle had slid into the median. He served with the Pennsylvania State Police for 4 years and 4 months. Note: Trooper Bond was awarded the state police medal of honor because he rescued a women and her daughter who were trapped in there home that was on fire on December 5,1998.
Picture of Matthew

Officer Benny Marciante
Staten Island, New York
October 15, 1972
January 17, 2000
Beloved husband, beloved son and son in law

Sgt. Bruce Prothero
Baltimore, Maryland
February 7, 2000
Bruce was shot and killed during an armed robbery. He was a 12 year veteran. Bruce leaves behind his wife and five children. There ages were two thru six years old, including triplets.
Donations to the family can be sent to:
F.O.P. Lodge #4
Harford Road, Baltimore
Picture of Bruce

Michael E. Deno
Oakland City, Indiana
September 18, 1975
February 29, 2000
Officer Deno was shot in the head by a suspended driver on a traffic stop on 2-28-00, he died the next morning. He is survived by his wife Cindy, his mother, father and one brother and two sisters.

Deputy Todd Widman
Hiawatha, Kansas
March 1, 2000
Shot and killed by a runaway. The runaway was a Buffalo Police Lieutenants son. He was shot and killed 3 hours after killing Widman. Widman was a mere 21 years old.

Oscar Perez
San Antonio, Texas
Age 31
March 24, 2000
Shot in the head while trying to make contact with a man in a motel whom had warrants out for his arrest. Oscar got a few shots off but died of his injuries. He leaves behind a pregnant wife and two small children. He is the first officer to die in the L.O.D. in San Antonio since 1995.

Police Officer Patricia Rosado
New York City, New York
Age 26
April 4, 2000
Officer Rosado had just finished her tour and was in her vehicle leaving the 73rd Precinct when she was struck and critically injured at an intersection close to the Precinct. Officer Rosado died as a result of her injuries at Brookdale Hospital. She was on the force for 9 months.

Lance Cpl. David Travis Bailey
Greenville County, South Carolina
Age 27
April 6, 2000
David was trying to catch up with a car, when another changed lanes in front of him. He lost control of his vehicle, going down into an embankment, crashing into a grove of trees. He died at the scene.
Picture of David

Jeff Azuar
Vallejo, California
Age 50
April 12, 2000
Jeff was shot and killed while serving an arrest warrant. He had left his K9 partner in the car because there were children in the area and some were afraid of dogs. Jeff was with the department for 21 years. Jeffs former K9 partner Rondo, was stabbed in the line of duty in 1997. Azaur was one of the best known, best liked officers on the department.

Sgt. Timothy Joe Hunt
Alcoa, Tennessee
April 20, 2000
Age 31
Timothy was killed when a pickup truck pulled out in front of his motorcycle entering US 129 causing his death. Timothy was a motorcycle patrol officer. Tim leaves behind his wife, two brothers, and his mother and father. He will be sadly missed by all his friends and fellow officers.
Picture of Timothy

Poem in Memory of Timothy

Sergeant Jeffrey Alan Klein
Collier County Sheriff's Office Naples, Florida
November 3, 1964
May 20, 2000
ID #791
Murdered while off-duty at the home of a friend. Jeff was shot seven times by an ex-lieutenant of the sheriff's office while visiting the apartment of the lieutenant's estranged wife, Sandra Kipp, she also died. A memorial contribution has been set up for the 7 year old daughter of Sandra Kipp.
Attention: Sergeant Bill Rule
Collier County Sheriff's Office Bldg J
3301 East Tamiami Trail
Naples, Florida 34116
Picture of Jeff

Officer William Jones
Austin, Texas
May 28, 2000
Jones was shot three times in the chest while making contact with the still unidentified suspect. Officer William Jones was the first Austin police officer shot to death in the line of duty since 1978. He was 49 years old. Contributions for the Jones family can be sent to 5910 Courtyard Dr. Austin, TX 78731

Sgt. Margaret Joan Eve
Chatham, Ontario
July 29, 1962
June 9, 2000
Marg succumbed to massive head injuries two days after a tractor-trailer crashed into the back of a trio of police cruisers. The police had stopped a car by the side of the highway. Marg leaves behind a husband, Robert and two children ages six and three. Marg is believed to be the province's first female officer to die in the line of duty.
Picture of Marg Eve

Deputy Kelly Vermeerch
Huron County, Caseville Township, Sebewaing Michigan
Age 39
June 11, 2000
Killed when his patrol car left the road while responding to an emergency call in heavy rain. Vermeerch died instantly of severe head trauma when his car strict a tree and rolled over. Deputy Vermeerch, an 11 year veteran of the Sheriff's dept., is survived by a wife and three daughters.

Officer Connie Ray Lee
Roanoke, Virginia
Age 31
June 12, 2000
Lee had returned from a fellow police officer's wedding and was riding his motorcycle alongside several other policemen and friends. A motorcycle in front of him hit some loose gravel and veered slightly Lee tried to avoid the other motorcycle and died of his injuries.

Corporal James R. Courville
St. Martinville, Louisiana
Age 47
June 19, 2000
Died when his sheriff's cruiser ran off Interstate 10, hit a tree and caught fire after the deputy's cruiser had run into the back of a pickup truck. No one knows why or how this incident happened.

Officer Jeff Moritz
Flagstaff, Arizona
Age 30
June 21, 2000
Moritz, 30, a four-year veteran of the Flagstaff Police Department and father of a 2-year-old boy, was shot to death. He had just stopped a pickup that neighbors had complained about for speeding and loud music. The suspect is in custody.

William J. Hetrick
Oak Harbor, Ohio
February 20, 1970
July 10, 2000
Hetrick loved working with youths and was training in that direction. Hetrick was killed heading back to the station after answering a call for vandalism. His outside overheads were on looking to the side for any suspicious persons when an overloaded steel hauler (108,000 lbs) pulled out in front of him. Hetrick never had a chance. He leaves behind a wife of 11 years, three children Tyler 6, Aleise 4 and Aubrie 6 months.
Picture of William

John Kelly
Staten Island, New York
Auto Larceny Division
July 17, 2000
Age 31
John was chasing a motorcycle with stolen plates. They were in a high speed case when he lost control of his Chevy Lumina. He was killed instantly. John was with the New York City PD for 9 years. He leaves behind his wife, 2 sons age 3 1/2 and 1 1/2, and a 16 yr old adopted daughter.
Picture of John

Trooper Lynn Ross
Madison County, Jackson, Tennessee
Age 40
July 26, 2000
Ross's vehicle was struck by a Semi rig, flipped into the median and burst into flames. He was working a construction zone that had been having problems. Ross began his career as a Trooper in 1995. He was divorced with three children

Deputy Wallace Davis
Clallam County, Port Angeles, Washington
Age 48
August 5, 2000
Davis died of a bullet wound to the head, he was attempting to get mediation for the situation at a residence when the shooting occurred. His handgun was still in his holster when officers carried him off under shelter of a ballistic shield. He leaves behind his wife, Lisa and four children

Trooper Randall Vetter
Austin, Texas
Age 28
August 8, 2000
Texas DPS Trooper Randall Vetter died five days after being in intensive care. He was shot in the head during a traffic stop. The 72 year old man Vetter had pulled over for not wearing a seat belt felt his civil rights were being violated. He later surrendered using the police radio on Vetter's vehicle.

Robert J. Stanze
St. Louis, Missouri
Age 29
August 8, 2000
Stanze and his partner were making a "routine" arrest of a man suspect in the wounding in July of an officer in Berkeley. The suspect got loose and shot Stanze between the vest folds in his side. Stanze was on the force for seven years. He leaves behind his wife Michelle (who is pregnant with twins) and his young son Wil.
Contributions to the Stanze Children's Trust
Lindell Bank
3921 Hampton 63109

Richard Magan
Fall River, Massachusetts
Age 39
August 11, 2000
Officer Magan fell 30 feet to his death, landing on railroad tracks, while cutting thru a fence to assist a fellow officer. They were responding to a fight at the Annual Fall River Celebrates America Festival. He was an 18 year veteran of the force. Magan leaves behind his wife and three children.

Sung Hui Bang
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Age 31
August 17, 2000
Sung Hui was killed when the helicopter he was in returning from a manhunt slammed to the ground. He had been with the department for three years and had complete military flight school.
Picture of Sung Hui

Ralph E. Zylka
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Age 48
August 17, 2000
Zylka was killed when the helicopter he was in returning from a manhunt slammed to the ground. He was a 24 year veteran of the department..
Donations for the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Helicopter trust account can be sent to:
Firstar Bank 777 E. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee WI 53202

Claude T. "Buzz" Ferebee
Montgomery County, Maryland
August 27, 2000
Officer Ferebee died of injuries in a motorcycle accident. He was a 25 year veteran of the Montgomery County PD. He leaves behind a wife and two children ages thirteen and seventeen.

Sgt. Carlton Daniel (Dan) Jenkins
Camden County, Georgia Sheriff Department
Kingsland Camden County, Georgia
Age 36
August 28, 2000
Dan was gunned down after stopping a suspected armed robber. He was shot several times in the neck, chest and body (he was wearing his vest) After Dan went down the suspect shot him in the head with his own weapon. A passing truck driver witnessed and stopped to assist using Dan's radio. The suspect was captured appx. four hours later. Dan leaves behind a wife and five children ages 4 - 17.
Picture of Dan

Trooper Mathew Evans
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
August 31, 2000
Evans was struck head-on my a flat bed tractor trailer driven by two suspects. He had served one year with the Highway Patrol, graduating from the Police Academy in August, 1999. Mathew leaves behind his wife. The two suspects died on the scene.

Jeff Rominger
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Age 42
August 31, 2000
Romingers vehicle was struck by Trooper Evans vehicle had been struck by the suspects. He leaves behind his mother and an eight year old son.

Corporal Theodore Foss
Minnesota State Patrol
Age 35
August 31, 2000
Trooper Foss was struck and killed by a semi-trailer while on a traffic stop on I-90 in southern Minnesota. He leaves behind his wife, who is a Winona city police officer and two children ages 2 and 5. Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the Sons of God.

Dennis Licata
Denver, Colorado
Age 33
September 6, 2000
Dennis was a motorcycle officer who was responding to a fatal construction accident. Details of the accident have not been released. He joined the Denver PD in 1998 and has received eight accommodations. Dennis leaves behind a three year old daughter.

Francis Podbielski
Tuckerton Burough, New Jersey
April 4, 1967
September 6, 2000
Francis died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He leaves behind a wife and three daughters. Rest now, Podman.

John A. Ayello
Hamburg Boro, Pennsylvania
January 27, 1947
September 8, 2000
John died of a heart attack while making an arrest. He was on the force twenty one years. He also founded several anti- drug youth groups. One of the most popular was "Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs" He also started K9 dog training in the area.

Deputy William "Bill" Giacomo
Summersville, West Virginia
Age 28
September 11, 2000
Killed by a suspect after Giacomo knocked a 22.caliber revolver away from him. The suspect managed to get on top of Giacomo and shot him in the head as Giacomo begged him not to shoot. He leaves behind his wife.

Deputy Bill Bowman
Clackamas County, Oregon
Age 36
September 12, 2000
Bowman was killed during a swat team training at Camp Rilea in Warrenton. Oregon. Live ammunition was accidentally used instead. Bowman was shot in the head with a rifle. He was a six year veteran. He leaves behind a wife and two children ages 3 years and 3 months old.

Michael Yahraus
Sarasota, Florida
Age 32
September 12, 2000
Yahraus was shot in the eye by a ricocheted bullet during a cross training exercise. He was a Sarasota County firefighter, one week away from joining the Sarasota PD Swat Team as a weapon, carrying medic. Donations to his family can be sent to:
Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund
P.O. Box 147
Sarasota, FL 34230
Picture of Michael

Kevin C. Crayon
Mount Airy, Cincinnati
Age 40
September 22, 2000
Crayon was killed when he was dragged more than 800 feet attempting to stop a car driven by a twelve year old boy. Crayon was a four year veteran. He leaves behind three children ages 19, 18 and 16.
Picture of Kevin

Danny Mc Cleary
Hendersonville, Tennessee
September 27, 2000
Motorcycle Officer Mc Cleary was killed when a car pulled out in front of him while he was responding to a call during morning rush hour traffic. He is survived by his wife who is expecting their child this month.

William Toney
Beech Grove, Indiana
September 30, 1968
September 29, 2000
Officer Toney was shot and killed while pursuing a stolen vehicle. The incident turned into a foot chase and the suspect pulled out a gun and shot him. Bill was killed one day short of his 32nd birthday. He left behind two daughters, ages four and 18 months old.

Brad Matteson
Fort Wayne, Indiana
October 5, 2000
Officer Matteson was killed when he was hit by a semi-tractor rig that disregarded a stop light. Brad was a 19 year veteran and was 43 years old. He leaves behind his wife and three children ages 13, 8 and 7.
Picture of Brad

Poem in Memory of Brad

Detective Christopher Wouters
Warren, Michigan
October 11, 2000
Age 42
Christopher was shot and killed when a suspect being booked at police headquarters pulled a gun out of his pants and shot him. He was unaware that the suspect had not been searched. The suspect then shot himself in the head. It was the first time since 1969 an officer had been killed in the L.O.D. in Warren. Christopher was a 19 year veteran and leaves behind his wife and three young children.

Sergeant John D. Platt
Baltimore, Maryland
October 14, 2000
Age 35
Platt was killed along with fellow officer Kevin McCarthy when their cruiser was broadsided by a pickup truck. The driver had been drinking and sped through an intersection. John was on the force for 17 years and three years away from retirement.   He leaves behind his wife, a three year old son and a four year old daughter.

Picture of John & Kevin

Kevin McCarthy
Baltimore, Maryland
October 14, 2000
Age 36
Kevin was killed along with Sgt. John D. Platt when their cruiser was broadsided by a pickup truck. The driver had been drinking and sped through an intersection. Kevin was on the force for 15 years, he leaves behind a nine year old daughter, he was raising alone.

John W. Stem
Baltimore, Maryland
October 23, 2000
Age 51
Officer John Stem was shot 23 years ago responding to a domestic violence call. His partner was shot and killed by the suspect. Stem was shot while attempting to save his partners life. He had been wheel-chair bound paraplegic since the shooting John died last week because of complications from the shooting and was buried with full honors on this day. He has been employed with the Baltimore County PD since the incident.
Picture of John

State Trooper Edward Totely
October 30, 2000
Age 31
Edward  was involved in a hand-to-hand buy in a drug operation, occurring in the trooper's vehicle. The suspect advised him he would be returning. When he did, he shot Edward in the right side of his head. He was rushed to Washington Hospital Center where he died with his family by his side. Suspect still at large. Edward was a 16 year veteran. He was the President of the Coalition of Black Maryland State Troopers. He was also the 8th officer killed in Maryland this year. He is survived by his wife an 18 year old son, a 5 year old son and an 18 month old daughter.

Sgt. Richard Eric Weinhold
St. Louis County, Missouri
October 31, 2000
Age 44
Eric was shot and killed in a cold-blooded ambush that triggered a four-hour standoff before the suspect surrendered. A tenant was afraid to approach the house because the suspect had earlier pointed a shotgun at him. He was hit by a gunshot blast shortly after entering the home. He was wearing a bullet proof vest, but it could not save him.

Daniel O'Connell
Bronx, New York
November 1, 2000
Daniel was killed when he fell asleep at the wheel on the way home. He was with the agency for four years and had nineteen years with the military. He leaves behind his wife, two sons and a daughter.
Picture of Daniel

Lt. John Eugene (Jack) Galvin
Wichita, Kansas
June 28, 1951
November 4, 2000
Galvin was a member of the Wichita Police Bomb Squad. He had been hospitalized for several weeks after he sustained 2nd & 3rd degree burns over 90% of his body, during a demolition site discharge. Several explosions resulted. Jack was on the Wichita PD since September 2, 1980. He joined the Bomb Squad in May of 1993. He had been awarded numerous awards of service. Jack will be missed dearly.
Picture of Jack

Correctional Officer (LT.) Jordan
South, Mississippi
November 6, 2000
Lt. Jordan had just beat prostate cancer recently and had bypass surgery on November 2.

Sergeant Kenneth Ray Alexander
Hueytown, Alabama
December 19, 1958
November 16, 2000
Kenneth was an officer for seventeen years. At the time of his death he worked for the Hueytown City Hall. He was killed in a car and truck accident. He leaves behind his family.

State Trooper John Nee
Whitman, Massachusetts
November 25, 2000
Age 49
John, his wife and mother-in-law were killed after a fire ravaged their house. They were trapped on the second floor. Nee had been a state trooper since 1974, and had worked at the Logan Airport barracks since 1993. He was just one month away from retirement.

Alan Ragsdale
Hohenwald, Tennessee
November 27, 2000
Age 32
Ragsdale was shot 3 times when answering a call of a silent alarm at a local business. One shot struck Alan in the mid-auxillary line just missing his vest. He was on the HPD for almost two years. Alan leaves behind his wife and three children.

Aaron Michael Schoffstall
Terre Haute, Indiana
November 28, 2000
Age 24
Aaron worked for the Vigo County Sheriff Department as a Correction Officer. He was working an accident on an icy bridge, another vehicle approaching lost control and Aaron fell 33 feet from the Wabash River bridge to his death. He left behind his wife or three months and a five year old daughter.

Bradford Erickson
Yarmouth, Massachusetts
December 1, 2000
Age 60
Erickson died from injuries received when he was struck by a truck on construction detail. He was a graduate of the Connecticut State Police Academy as well as the Massachusetts State Police Academy. Erickson was a 28 -year veteran and was in his last year before retirement. He leaves behind his wife and two daughters.

Mark Damon Hiatt
Bryan, Texas
December 2, 2000
Age 26
Mark was killed while en-route to a funeral procession call. A pickup traveling the opposite direction attempted a left turn and the left of the pickup collided with Mark's motorcycle. He died of his injuries. Mark leaves behind his wife and two young children, a son and a daughter.
Picture of Mark

Brad Cummings
Belle Glade, Florida
December 3, 2000
Brad worked for the Belle Glade PD, Lake Worth PD and the Calcasca Sheriffs Office in Michigan where he was a K-9 officer. He will be missed by his friends and family.

Trooper Eric Nicholson
Greenville, South Carolina
December 6, 2000
Age 27
Eric died of multiple gun shot wounds to the heart and lung. He was pursuing a man on a moped or small motorcycle, driving on the Interstate. The man started shooting and hit Nicholson. Eric leaves behind his wife.
Picture of Eric

Sgt. David Furrh
Luling, Texas
August 8,1960
December 6, 2000
Age 40
David was shot in the chest when a suspect shot through a crack of a front door. He shot four or five times. Furrh was not wearing a vest. He was on the force for seventeen years. The last 2 1/2 years for the Gonzales County Sheriff's Department, serving the last 18 months as the narcotics investigator. David leaves behind his wife, a son 15, a son 7 and a daughter 12 weeks old. A Memorial Fund had been set up for the family at:
100 Club of Central Texas
5910 E. Courtyard Drive Suite 150
Austin, TX 78731
Picture of David

Captain Tom Craig
Little Rock, Arkansas
December 14, 2000
Age 49
Craig was killed by a motorist that lost control of his vehicle, while Craig was assisting a motorist at a weather related traffic crash. He was a 26 year veteran. Tom leaves behind his wife, a son age 14 and a daughter age 12.
Arvest Central Bank has established the
"Captain Tom Craig Memorial Trust Fund"
(Account # 11102706)
Picture of Craig

Derwin Brown
Decatur, Georgia
December 15, 2000
Age 46
Derwin was shot several times outside his home after celebrating his graduation from sheriff's training academy. He was to be sworn in as County Sheriff on December 17. The incident is being called an ambush. Derwin left behind his wife and five children.

Cpl. James Arvil Lamance
Whitewright, Texas
December 23, 2000
Age 53
James and his partner at the time, his brother reserve Patrolman Kevin, were pursuing a pick up. The suspect pulled into a pasture and got out of his vehicle shooting James in the face. He had been with the department for two years.

Aubry W. Hawkins
Irving, Texas
December 25, 2000
Age 29
Hawkins died of multiple gunshot wounds when he answered a call for suspicious activity at a local store. He encountered 7 escaped convicts who had taken store employees hostage. He was the second officer in the departments history to die in the line of duty. Aubrey leaves behind his wife and nine year old son.
Picture of Aubry

Brandy Smith Major
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
December 25, 2000
Age 22
Brandy was a dispatcher for the Louisiana State Police. She died of complications after child birth. Brandy leaves behind her husband Earnest, who is a Deputy Sheriff, a son 1 1/2 years old and a son 10 days old.





With Dedication To All L.E.O.'s In Our Hearts They Will Remain






Poems Written By Ann
just ANGRY


Poems Written By Ol Sgt Ret
He Was My Friend
The Badge


Articles Written By E. Byers
These are MUST READS


Poem By Lexy
Valiant Brothers


Poem By Wildlifele
High Flight


Poem By Martin E. Lynch
Time For Peace


Poem by L.E. Rutt
Our Children


Poem By WolfWalker

Soul Weaver


Memorial By

Joseph C. Cimino