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Memorial 2005

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Bryan Hurst
Columbus, Ohio
January 6, 2005
Age 33
Bryan was shot and killed in a bank robbery. He was working special duty when a man opened fire on him. He was able to return fire but the suspect escaped. Bryan was with the Department for 8 years.


Jerald Duane "Jerry" Moore
Rapid City, South Dakota
January 9, 2005
June 9, 1948
Age 56
Jerry died unexpectedly. He was born in Mobridge, S.D. He served his country in the US Army from 1968 until 1971, which included a tour in Vietnam. Jerry earned an associate's degree in criminal justice and a Bachelor of Science in political science from Black Hills State University. He also graduated from the FBI National Academy. Jerry served as a deputy sheriff with the Pennington County Sheriff's office for 27 years. He was also a teacher at Western Dakota Vo-Tech in the Paralegal Program and served as the Pennington County Coroner for six years. At the time of his death, Jerry was working for the Juvenile Services Center in Rapid City. He was a member of the Rapid City Child Protection Council, Rapid City Peace Officers Association, Iowa sex crimes investigators association and the South Dakota Sheriff's Association. Jerry leaves behind his wife, three sons, two brothers, his father and stepmother, his mother, and numerous grandchildren.


Howard Stevenson
Ceres, California
January 10, 2005
Age 39
Howard died from gunshot wounds when he and other officers responded to a liquor store with reports of an armed man acting strangely. As Howard got out of his patrol car the suspect shot him twice in the head. The suspect was killed three hours later during a shootout with fellow officers. Howard was a Sergeant and with the Department for 20 years. He leaves behind his wife, a son and two daughters.


Manuel A. Gonzales
Department of Corrections, California
January 10, 2005
Age 43
Manuel was stabbed to death with a shank by an inmate who had been permitted to leave his cell to speak with other inmates about their complaints. A short time later a guard saw the inmate attack Manuel. Manuel was with Department for Corrections for 17 years. He leaves behind his wife and five children.


Edward (Skip) Schroeder
York County, Pennsylvania
January 10, 2005
Age 47
Skip died of a heart attack while jogging on an indoor track, doing mandatory training. He was a Deputy with the Department for 18 months. Skip leaves behind his wife and mother.


Scott Armstrong
Bridgeton, Missouri
January 12, 2005
Age 31
Scott was killed when his car was struck head-on by another vehicle being driven the wrong way on the interstate. The other driver was also killed. Scott was with the department for two years. He leaves behind his son,  fiancé and parents.
Picture of wreath at NLEOM '07 for Scott


Jesse W. Embrey III
St. James, Missouri
January 15, 2005
Age 29
Jesse was killed in a car accident when he was off duty but called back in to do paperwork for a fatal accident. He was with the Police Department for six months. Jesse leaves behind his wife and two children.


George Clemens
New Hanover County, North Carolina
January 17, 2005
George died from injuries sustained when his vehicle was struck by a drunk driver while going thru an intersection on January 1. George was off duty at the time of the accident. He was with the Sheriffs Department for 26 years the last 6 being a Deputy Sheriff. George leaves behind his wife two sons and a daughter.


James Mitchell (Mitch) Prince
Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina
January 18, 2005
Age 36
Mitch was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect. The two were involved in a struggle and the suspect got a hold of Mitch's gun and shot him three times. The suspect was later found hiding under a mobile home. The county's grand jury was meeting on the same day to indict the suspect on first degree murder and 10 other felonies within 13 hours of Mitch's murder. Mitch leaves behind his wife and two small children.


Matt Samuels
Greenwood County, Kansas
January 19, 2005
Matt was shot and killed while serving an arrest warrant at a home. He was with the Sheriff's Office for 21 years and was Sheriff for 5 years. Matt leaves behind his wife, son, and daughter.


Zackery Q.Julian
Galveston County, Texas
January 17, 2005
Age 32
Zackery was killed while off duty in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle. He served 4 years in the United State Navy and graduated from the University of Texas Police Academy in 1997. He was a Deputy with the Sheriff’s Office since September, and previously was an officer with the Texas City Independent School District police department for six years. He had a T-Close Law Enforcement license and was employed by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Department, assigned at Creekside Intermediate School. Zackery leaves behind his daughter, girl friend, mother, father and two brothers.
Picture of Zackery



Lloyd Rogers
Castleberry, Texas
January 18, 2005
Age 52
Lloyd died of a heart attack after breaking up a fight between two boys in front of a school. He was with the Castleberry ISD Police Department for 6 months, and previously served with the Westworth Police Department as an auxiliary officer and full time officer for 7 years. Lloyd leaves behind his wife, son, and four grandchildren.


James P. Tutino
Glendale, California
January 19, 2005
Age 47
James was killed when a man attempting suicide parked his SUV on railroad tracks then changed his mind and ran as the train carrying commuters slammed into it. James was a Sheriff Deputy for 23 years and an expert with street gangs and worked in Admin. at the jail. He leaves behind his wife and four children.


Reverand Jerell Wayne Westbrook Sr.
Dallas, Texas
January 25, 2005
Age 59
Jerell died after a lenghty illness. Jerell served with the Dallas Police Department for several years and even after becoming a full time pastor in the Nazarene church he always helda special place in his heart for Police officers and actively supported them  

any way he could.


Thomas Cochran
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
January 26, 2005
Age 56
Thomas died of injuries when his car hit an icy patch on the road and hit a concrete wall. He was thrown from the vehicle. He was responding to a call which involved a suicidal man. He was a Detective and in law enforcement for 35 years. Thomas leaves behind his wife, three daughters, two sons, and four grandchildren.


Sheriff Charles Smith
Kingsbury County, South Dakota
May 13, 1949
January 30, 2005
Age 55
Charles died suddenly. Charles became Deputy Sheriff for Kingsbury County in DeSmet, SD in 1989. He was later elected to Sheriff for Kingsbury County and had held that position for many years. Charles will be greatly missed by his department and the people of Kingsbury County. Charles enjoyed fishing and hunting as hobbies. He leaves behind two sons and a daughter.
Picture of Charles



Anthony Lucas
French Camp, Mississippi
February 4, 2005
Age 32
Anthony was shot and killed while assisting during a vehicle pursuit. Four juveniles fled into separate directions. When Anthony went to the home one of the juveniles he opened fire with a shotgun killing Anthony. He had served as the part time police chief and also as a full time parole and probation officer for the Mississippi Department of Corrections. He was with the Department of Corrections for 7 years. Anthony leaves behind his wife and 5-year-old son.


Wayne Koester
Lake County, Florida
February 9, 2005
Age 33
Wayne was shot and killed when he and two fellow deputies responded to a domestic call. Upon contacting the female who called, the deputies searched for a male suspect. While returning her back to the house the male ambushed all three deputies with a shotgun, wounding all three. Wayne died from his injuries. Suspect was captured after a massive manhunt that ended on the same day. Wayne had only been with the Sheriffs office for nine months. He leaves behind his wife and two children.


Michael Scarbrough
Wayne County, Michigan
February 9, 2005
Age 42
Michael was killed when his car left the icy road and hit a utility pole. He was a Sergeant for Airport Authority.


Molly Suzanne Bowden
Columbia, Missouri
February 10, 2005
Age 26
Molly was shot in the neck and shoulder three times during a traffic stop. She died a month later. The suspect also shot and wounded a second officer while he was staking out the suspects mother's home. The suspect then committed suicide. Molly was with the department for 3 1/2 years. She leaves behind her husband, whom is also an officer, two stepsons, parents, and brother.


Jehova Delgado
Brooklyn, New York
August 2, 1977
February 13, 2005
Age 27
Jehova was killed on his way to work in an early morning auto accident. He was on his way to work on an overtime shift when the man behind the wheel of an SUV who had been drinking plowed thru a stop sign and struck his two door honda civic.  He fled the scene and about 5 hours later arrived at Brookdale Hospital where he collapsed and fell into a coma. He was arrested and charged with Manslaughter in the Second Degree,  Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, Reckless Driving, three counts of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting, Unlicensed Operator, Assault in the Second Degree, Vehicular Assault in the Second Degree, and four counts of Assault in the Third Degree. Jehova was with the department for three years and was assigned to Brooklyn's 75th Precinct. Jehova left behind two very loving parents, three siblings his entire family and a very loving fiancee.
Picture of Jehova



James M. Feltis III
U.S. Pentagon Force Protection Agency -U.S. Government
February 14, 2005
Age 41
James died from injuries he received a month prior when he was hit by a car that was stolen and being persued by the Alexandria Police Department. James was not aware that the chase was taking place and walked out of the control booth at the bottom of an exit ramp trying to tell the suspect to stop when he was driving the opposite direction on the interstate. He had been with the agency for twelve years. James leaves behind his wife and daughter.


Charles (Chuck) Haist
Henry County, Georgia
February 16, 2005
Age 32
Chuck was answering a distress call when his patrol car flipped and landed upside down after it collided with a pickup truck. He had been with the department for two years. Chuck leaves behind two daughters.


Arlin McClendon
Calumet City, Illinois
February 19, 2005
Age 36
Arlin was shot in the stomach and killed while trying to pull a joke on a longtime friend and co-worker in an area where two dozen car-jackings have occurred in less than a year. He was driving when he saw a vehicle that belonged to his friend and tried to attempt to pull it over. He did not know his friend's wife was driving the SUV with the couple's 4-year-old child. Arlin's friend was in a third vehicle ahead of them. Once the vehicle stopped, as a joke, Arlin ran up to it and started pounding on one of the windows and pulling on the door handle. His friends wife didn't recognize Arlin. The friend also not recognizing Arlin in the dark, and thinking his wife was being carjacked got out of his car and shot Arlin. Both men were Corrections Officers and had worked at the jail with each other since 1992.


Blake Gammill
Douglas County, Georgia
February 24, 2005
Age 30
Blake was shot and killed while making an arrest of a man suspected of child molestation. He and other deputies went to the mans home and the man's father came into the living room, shooting at the deputies. Blake was shot in the face. The other deputies returned shots, killing the father. They arrested the man they originally went to the home to arrest. Blake was a Deputy with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for 8 years. He leaves behind his wife and two young children.


Eric Jay Van Fossan
Eagle Pass, Texas
February 26, 2005
Age 38
Eric died from a heart attack immediately after he and other officers struggled with a suspect during a domestic disturbance. They were forced to use pepper spray on the suspect and after handcuffing the suspect Eric collapsed. Eric had been with the Police Department for 11 years. He leaves behind his wife, who serves as a reserve officer with the agency, and three children.


Mark Jones
Hardeeville, South Carolina
February 27, 2005
Age 34
Mark was killed in an automobile accident when he was responding to backup an officer who needed assistance at a local restaurant. He lost control of his patrol car, went off the road and struck several trees in the median. Mark was with the Police Department for 3 years. He leaves behind his wife, son, and two daughters.


Jim Matkin
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
March 2, 2005
Age 30
Jim was killed when his car went out of control and hit a tree. He was on duty at the time. Jim was a Senior Agent with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for six years and assigned to the Enforcement Division Statewide Strike Force. He leaves behind his parents, two sisters, and a step-son.


Cst. Peter Christopher Schiemann
Mayerthorpe, Alberta Canada
March 3, 2005
Age 25
Peter was shot and killed when he entered a quonset with three fellow Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The four officers were assisting with a court order to seize stolen property. A search warrant was issued where they found evidence of a marijuana growing operation. The suspect and all four RCMP were found inside the quonset with gunshot wounds. Peter was born in Petrolia, Ontario. He joined the Force at Stony Plain, Alberta. Upon completion of training at Depot in Regina, Saskatchewan, on November 27, 2000. Peter was posted to “K” Division, Alberta, namely at Mayerthorpe Detachment, where he worked in General Policing and Highway Patrol.
Picture of Peter



Cst. Lionide Nicholas Johnston
Mayerthorpe, Alberta Canada
March 3, 2005
Age 32
Lionide was shot and killed when he entered a quonset with three fellow Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The four officers were assisting with a court order to seize stolen property. A search warrant was issued where they found evidence of a marijuana growing operation. The suspect and all four RCMP were found inside the quonset dead by the result of gunshot wounds. Lionide was born in Lac La Biche, Alberta. He joined the Force at Lac La Biche, Alberta. Upon completion of training at Depot in Regina, Saskatchewan, on April 17, 2001. Lionide was posted to “K” Division, Alberta, namely at Mayerthorpe Detachment, where he worked in First Nations Policing and General Policing.
Picture of Lionide


Cst. Anthony Fitzgerald Orion Gordon
Whitecourt, Alberta Canada
March 3, 2005
Age 28
Anthony was shot and killed when he entered a quonset with three fellow Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The four officers were assisting with a court order to seize stolen property. A search warrant was issued where they found evidence of a marijuana growing operation. The suspect and all four RCMP were found inside the quonset dead by the result of gunshot wounds. Anthony was born in Edmonton, Alberta. He joined the Force at Red Deer, Alberta. Upon completion of training at Depot in Regina, Saskatchewan, on October 15, 2002. Anthony was posted to “K” Division, Alberta, namely at Whitecourt Town Detachment, where he worked in General Policing and Highway Patrol.
Picture of Anthony



Cst. Brock Warren Myrol
Mayerthorpe, Alberta Canada
March 3, 2005
Age 29
Brock was shot and killed when he entered a quonset with three fellow Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The four officers were assisting with a court order to seize stolen property. A search warrant was issued where they found evidence of a marijuana growing operation. The suspect and all four RCMP were found inside the quonset dead by the result of gunshot wounds. Brock was born in Outlook, Saskatchewan. He joined the Force at Red Deer, Alberta. Upon completion of training at Depot in Regina, Saskatchewan, on February 7, 2005. Brock was posted to “K” Division, Alberta, namely at Mayerthorpe Detachment, where he worked in General Policing.
Picture of Brock



Thomas McMeekin Jr.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
March 4, 2005
Age 28
Thomas died from injuries he received when he was struck by a bus while directing traffic at an accident scene. He was with the Police Department for 5 years. Thomas leaves behind his wife and 2-year-old daughter.


Craig S. Herbert
Lawrence, Indiana
March 6, 2005
Age 34
Craig was killed when his car was hit by a teenage driver fleeing at 100 m.p.h. who crossed over railroad tracks, lost control of his car and broadsided Craig's car. Craig was with the Police Department for 5 years. He leaves behind his wife and two sons.


Kevin Scott Kight
Panama City Beach, Florida
September 24, 1970
March 7, 2005
Age 34
Kevin was shot twice and killed during a traffic stop. He was a Sergeant with the agency and in law enforcement for 10 years. Kevin leaves behind his wife and 4 year old son.
Picture of Kevin



John M. Greeno
Soulsbyville, California
March 10, 2005
Age 50
John was killed in a helicopter crash while conducting a prescribed burning operation in the Sabine National Forest. He worked with the forest for twenty years, and was a helitack base manager for the Mi-Wok Ranger District, managing as many as 14 firefighters during the fire season. John leaves behind wife, son and a daughter.


Charles Edgar
Lufkin, Texas
March 10, 2005
Age 54
Charles was killed in a helicopter crash while conducting a prescribed burning operation in the Sabine National Forest. He was the fire management officer for the Sabine National Forest.


Hoyt Teasley
Fulton County, Georgia
March 11, 2005
Age 43
Hoyt was shot and killed while pursuing a suspect who murdered a Superior Court judge in the Fulton County Courthouse. The suspect was being chased by Hoyt and shot Hoyt in the abdomen several times. Hoyt was not wearing a vest. Hoyt was a Sergeant with the Sheriff's Office for 18 years. He leaves behind his wife and two children.


David Wilhelm
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement
March 11, 2005
Age 40
David was shot and killed after being confronted at the construction site of his new home during the evening by the fugitive that killed Hoyt Teasley. Identifying David as a federal agent and after killing him the fugitive stole David's service weapon, badge, and personal vehicle. Opinion is that David knew the fugitive was wanted for the earlier murders and attempted to take action against him. David was an Assistant SAC with the Customs Service for 18 years. He leaves behind his wife and brothers, one of whom is also a special agent for the agency.
Memorial collage at NLEOM '07


James Alexander (Alex) Burdette
Anderson County, South Carolina
March 12, 2005
Age 28
James died of injuries when he was hit by a car. He had just finished his shift and was on the way home when he came upon a disabled vehicle. He was hit as he was directing traffic around the vehicle. James was a Deputy with the Sheriff's Office for 4 years. He leaves behind his wife and two young daughters.


Jackson V. (Jack) Lone
Seattle, Washington
March 16, 2005
Age 39
Jack drowned when he fell into a lake waterway while attempting to tie up a drifting tugboat. His partner realized Jack had fallen into the water, suited up and dove in. Jack was found in 6-feet of water. CPR was performed until rescue units arrived, but Jack died a short time later. Jack was with the Police Department for 18 years and assigned to Harbor Patrol Unit for 5 years. He leaves behind his wife and 18 month old son.
Picture of Jack



Thomas Catchings
Jackson, Mississippi
March 17, 2005
Age 41
Thomas was shot and killed while trying to peruse a suspect that had just committed a carjacking. A witness said that after being shot he still would not let go of his pistol and was trying to stand up. He was not wearing a bullet proof vest because he was attending training at a softball complex for a weekend assignment. Thomas was a motorcycle patrol officer and with the department for 9 years. Thomas leaves behind his wife who is also an officer and three young children.


Michael Keith Buckner
Decherd, Tennessee
March 17, 2005
Age 39
Michael was killed when his SUV went off a roadway on a curve during a severe snow storm while returning from an investigation. He had been with the Police Department for 7 years.


William A. (Drew) Henley
Suffolk, Virginia
March 19, 2005
Age 33
Drew died from a heart attack after chasing two suspicious persons. He collapsed during the chase. One of the suspects was later found to have assault and battery charges on him in another state. Drew had been with the Police Department for three years. He leaves behind his wife and four children.


Carl Dewayne Graham
Van Buren, Missouri
March 20, 2005
Age 37
Carl was shot and killed in an ambush in front of his home after completing his shift. Reports say he may have been murdered because of a previous case he had been involved in. Carl was a Sergeant with the State Highway Patrol for 12 years. He leaves behind his four year old son and his parents.


Peter Grignon
Louisville, Kentucky
September 39, 1977
March 23, 2005
Age 28
Peter was shot twice in the head and neck while responding to a call where a car was seen driving through a homeowner's yard. When he found the car burning nearby, he was confronted by two subjects. After shooting Peter one of the suspects committed suicide, the other was arrested. Peter was with the Police Department for 2 years. Peter was killed three days after his first wedding anniversary. He leaves behind his wife and parents.


Jesse E. Sollman
Easton, Pennsylvania
March 25, 2005
Age 36
Jesse was accidentally shot and killed while conducting a training exercise. He was with the Police Department for 8 years and prior was as a police officer in New Jersey. Jesse leaves behind his wife, son and a daughter.


Kevin Knight
Panama City Beach, Florida
March 27, 2005
Age 34
Kevin was shot and killed while making a traffic stop, the suspect fled but was apprehended several hours later. Kevin was a Sergeant with the Police Department for six years. He leaves behind his wife and four year old son.


Bryant Dorminey
Benton, Arkansas
April 2, 2005
Bryant died when his gun accidently went off at a fellow officers home. He was off duty at the time. Bryant was a Sergeant with the Police Department for almost eleven years. He leaves behind his wife and two children.
Picture of Bryant



Steven Zourkas
Niles, Illinois
April 8, 2005
Age 33
Steven was killed when he lost control of his car while answering a call to a disturbance call at a restaurant. His car flipped on its side and hit several parked cars. He may have been trying to avoid someone crossing the street. Steven was with the Police Department for 5 years. He leaves behind his wife and two sons.


Kurt Ford
Harvey County, Kansas
April 9, 2005
Age 38
Kurt was shot and killed when he responded to a call of a young girl saying her mother was being beaten. Kurt went to the home with a police detective, they heard a fight taking place in the home and both rushed in and encountered gunfire. Kurt was killed and the police detective was shot four times. The suspect surrendered after 5 hours. Kurt was a Deputy Sheriff and he leaves behind his wife and two sons.


Daniel P. Figgins
St. Charles, Illinois
April 9, 2005
Age 53
Daniel died from a fatal heart attack while in a foot pursuit to investigate suspicious activity at a High School. When other officers arrived to assist they found Daniel on the ground. It was later determined that the school's sports center had been accessed but nothing was missing. Plates from a car at the scene later resulted in five teens taken into custody and charged with attempted burglary and possession of burglary tools. Daniel was with the Police Department for 27 years. He leaves behind his wife and two daughters.


James Allen
Providence, Rhode Island
April 17, 2005
Age 50
James was shot and killed by his own handgun when an un-cuffed suspect managed to get hold of his gun during questioning at the police department. James was a Detective with the agency for 27 years.


Ralph C. Tatoian
St. Louis, Missouri
April 20, 2005
Age 32
Ralph was killed when his patrol car hit a truck that was pulled off the highway to help with a previous accident. He was responding to search for a suspected who shot a sheriff's deputy. Ralph was a Trooper with Missouri State Highway Patrol for almost 10 years. He leaves behind his wife and three children.


Larry Randolph Cox
Chillicothe, Ohio
April 21, 2005
Age 44
Larry was shot and killed when he became involved in a foot pursuit of a robbery suspect. He was not on duty at the time. The suspect stole a a car and robbed a gas station an hour earlier. Larry noticed the suspect running while another officer was chasing him. When Larry caught up to the suspect there was an altercation and the suspect shot Larry. The suspect got away. Larry was with the Police Department for 19 years. He leaves behind his father, mother, wife and son.


Mark Cross
Atlanta, Georgia
April 23, 2005
Age 31
Mark was shot and killed when he and his partner approached a suspicious car in an area known for drugs and violence. They approached the driver's side and the driver opened fire, killing Mark and wounding his partner. A third officer returned fire, killing the suspect. Mark was with the Police Department for 6 years. He leaves behind his wife and two children.


Larry Lasater
Pittsburg, California
April 25, 2005
Age 35
Larry died from gunshot wounds he received two days earlier while attempting to arrest two robbery suspects. They had just robbed a supermarket and bank branch and were running from officers when they crashed their car. They then fled on on foot. While searching for the suspect Larry saw one of them hiding in bushes. When he ordered the suspect out of the bushes the suspect shot Larry in the neck and leg. Larry was on life support for two days so his organs could be donated. He was with the Police Department for 5 years. Larry leaves behind his wife, who is with child.


Anthony (Tony) Hosey
Illinois State University, Illinois
April 25, 2005
Age 37
Tony was killed when he lost control of his car, rolling it several times and being thrown from the car. He was on his way home after an investigation. Tony worked for the Illinois State University Police Department narcotics unit. He was with the agency for 5 years. Tony previously served with the Robbins Police Department. He leaves behind his wife and four children.


Harold Loyd Thorne Jr.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
April 25, 2005
Age 52
Harold died from a heart attack after completing a physical agility test. He was sworn in as an officer 6 days earlier and was previously a reserve deputy for Choctow County Sheriff's Office along with his bloodhound, Shadow. Harold leaves behind his son, daughter, parents, sister, and three brothers. His son is also an officer with the Police Department..


Tommy Edward Scott
Los Angeles, California
April 29, 2005
Age 35
Tommy was killed when a person he stop to question got away from him and got into Tommy's patrol car and drove the car onto the sidewalk striking Tommy. Tommy was thrown into a fire hydrant and died at the scene. The suspect was apprehended. Tommy was with the Los Angeles International Airport Police Department for 4 years. He leaves behind his father, stepmother, and brother.


Byron (Keith) Cannon
Richland County, South Carolina
May 4, 2005
Age 24
Byron was killed in a car accident when the car he was in crossed the median, hit an SUV head on, was hit by another car and then burst into flames. He and another deputy were in pursuit of a garbage truck driver involved in an earlier assault. Byron was a Deputy with the Sheriff's Department for 18 months and was previously with the Department of Probation and Parole. He leaves behind his fiancé, brother and mother.


Gerald Vick
St. Paul, Minnesota
May 6, 2005
Age 42
Gerald was shot and killed when he was involved in an undercover prostitution case vice investigation. He and his partner encountered two men near a bar who were talking with bar patrons, possibly setting up a robbery. They told the men to move along and both officers went to their own cars. Gerald was confronted y the men who pulled out a gun and shot him several times. His partner returned fire but the men got away and were found later in the day. Gerald was a Sergeant and with the Police Department for 16 years. He leaves behind his wife and two children.


Mariano (Rocky) Lemus
Orange County, Florida
May 6, 2005
Age 54
Rocky died from hepatitis C, he was exposed to it dealing with people infected in it while enforcing drunk driving and he once had been bitten by a man infected with the disease when he answered a domestic violence call. Rocky was diagnosed with the late stages of the disease in 2004. Rocky was a Deputy Sheriff serving with the Sheriff's Office for 14 years. He leaves behind his wife, son and daughter.


Donald R. Young
Denver, Colorado
May 8, 2005
Donald was shot and killed at a rental hall when he and another officer in uniform were working an off duty job at a private party. A man came up behind them and shot them for an unknown reason, the other officer survived. The event was just ending and suspect fled the scene. Donald was a Detective with the Police Department for 12 years and worked with the Fugitive/Bomb Unit. He leaves behind his wife and two young daughters.


LaVern Brann
Battle Creek City, Michigan
May 9, 2005
Age 44
LaVern was shot and killed when he and his partner went to an apartment to interview a woman and her mother. LaVern went to the front door, his partner to the back. When his partner heard shots fired he ran to assist and an armed man shot LaVern's partner in the leg. When back up came they found LaVern shot on the stairs. He was a Detective with the Police Department for 20 years. LaVern leaves behind his wife and two daughters.


Andy Taylor
Llano, Texas
May 9, 2005
Age 28
Andy shot and killed when he pulled a car over to conduct a traffic stop. He called in the make of car and license and was never heard on the radio again. A passerby found him laying in the road, he had been shot in the head. The suspect was a parolee and after a manhunt was accomplished he shot himself, surviving the gunshot wound he's been charged with murder. Andy was a Deputy with the Sheriff's Office for three years.


David Uribe
Phoenix, Arizona
May 10, 2005
David was shot and killed while during a traffic stop. He called in a license plate check and as he walked to the driver's door was shot in the head and neck. Suspects fled the scene. David was with the Police Department for 22 years. He leaves behind his wife and son, who is also with the Agency.


Jonathan W. Parker
South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina
May 16, 2005
Age 29
Jonathan died when his car was deliberately rammed during a pursuit of a suspect that robbed a convenience store at a truck stop He had stopped his car on the shoulder of the highway waiting for the pursuit to reach him. The suspect drove into his car and it burst into flames. Jonathan was a Trooper for 5 years and was previously with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. He leaves behind his wife and parents.


Joseph Pozell
District of Columbia
May 17, 2005
Age 59
Joseph died from injuries he got three days earlier when he was hit by a car while directing traffic as he stepped back into the path of a small SUV that was making a turn. He was a Reserve Officer with Police Department for 3 years. Joseph leaves behind his wife and son.


Peter Resch
Wadena, Minnesota
May 19, 2005
Age 47
Peter died from a heart attack shortly after struggling with a suspect during a domestic disturbance call. He was a Police Officer with the Department for 15 years.


Wayne Expensive Muñiz
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
May 25, 2005
Age 27
Wayne was accidentally shot in the neck and killed when his partner's MP-5 rifle was discharged as the two responded to a call at a building. He was an Agent with the Department for over 6 years, and with Special Operations. Wayne leaves behind his expectant wife and 2-year-old daughter.


Ricardo A. Crocker
Santa Monica, California
May 26, 2005
Age 39
Rick was killed in combat during his second tour of duty in Iraq by an RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade) attack. He was with the Police Department for 10 years. Rick held the rank of Captain in the U.S. Marines, when he was hired on July 21, 1995 and has since been promoted to the rank of Major. Rick leaves behind his mother, father and two sisters.
Picture of Rick



Roger Lynch
Livingston County, Kentucky
May 26, 2005
Age 51
Roger was shot four times and killed when he responded to a call from a young lady saying her parents were fighting. When Roger entered the house the father shot him with a rifle. After further inspection there were over 50 guns in the house. Roger was a Deputy with the Agency for five years. He leaves behind his wife and two children.


Glen Brignac
Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
June 1, 2005
Age 58
Glen was killed in an car accident when he was trying to pass another vehicle while responding to a call. He was ejected from his car. Glen was a Deputy Sheriff with the Department for three years.


Robert Russell Hardesty
Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government
June 2, 2005
Age 40
Rob died from injuries when he fell 20 feet off an airplane wing during a training exercise at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He died from complications as a result of being paralyzed in the fall. Rob was with the Agency for three years out of Bloomington, Illinois. He previously was with Indiana State Excise Police for six years and Porter County, Indiana, Sheriff's Department for seven years. He leaves behind his wife, two daughter and two sisters.


Gabriel Saucedo
Safford, Arizona
June 3, 2005
Age 36
Gabriel died when his 9mm Glock service pistol was accidentally discharged and a round struck his hand and passed through it hitting him in the leg. He had been with the Arizona Department of Corrections for 13 months. Gabriel leaves behind his wife and three children.


Paris Williams
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 19, 2005
Age 52
Paris died of an apparent heart attack while involved in maintain a crowd of protestors. He was in plain clothes at the time. He was with the Police Department for 19 years. Paris leaves behind a son and daughter.


John W. Sanford Jr.
Northumberland County, Virginia
June 19, 2005
Age 50
John was killed in an car accident while responding to a disturbance call. On the way to the call another deputy saw a car driving on the wrong side of the highway. The deputy radioed John to warn him, but he was unable to avoid the car and was hit head on. Both vehicles burst into flames. The other deputy in the car with John freed him from the car, but John died at the scene from his injuries. John was a part-time deputy and with the agency for 11 years.


Steve Gaughan
Prince George's County, Maryland
June 21, 2005
Age 41
Steve was shot and killed when he and two officers stopped a suspicious vehicle. The three suspects left the vehicle and fled to an apartment building. Steve chased one of the suspects behind the building where they exchanged gunfire. Steve was with the Police Department for 15 years. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Steve leaves behind his wife, son, and daughter.


George Griffin
White County, Arkansas
June 21, 2005
Age 48
George died from injuries he received five days earlier when his patrol car hit another car and then hit a utility pole as he responded to assist another deputy. He was with the Sheriff's Department for 2 years. George had also previously served with the Kensett Police Department and Judsonia Police Department.


Greg Gariepy
San Bernardino, California
June 22, 2005
Age 39
Greg was killed when he lost control of his vehicle, went off the roadway and overturned while on the way to assist another Deputy. He was ejected from his car. The Deputy he was responding to arrived to help with CPR but Greg died after arriving at the hospital. He leaves behind his wife, son, and daughter.


Jerry Ortiz
Los Angeles, California
June 24, 2005
Age 35
Jerry was shot and killed when he had gone to an apartment complex to talk to a woman about a shooting that had taken place the previous day. The suspect from the previous day arrived and shot Jerry in the head. Deputies found the suspect hiding in a bathtub a few hours later. Jerry was with the Anti-Gang Unit and the Sheriff's Department for 15 years. He leaves behind his wife, two sons and mother. Note: Jerrys brother in law, Manuel A. Gonzalez, was stabbed and killed by an inmate at the California Department of Corrections on January 10, 2005.


James B. (Bo) Weaver
Dinwiddie County, Virginia
June 27, 2005
Age 59
James was shot and killed with his own service weapon. He was returning a juvenile prisoner to the jail after a court appearance. The juvenile jumped from the back seat to the front seat of the car and gained control of James gun shooting him in the arm and stomach. Suspect is being charged with six counts including capital murder. James was a Deputy with the agency for 16 years. He leaves behind his wife, three children, and six grandchildren.


Denise Pearson
Covington County, Tennessee
July 4, 2005
Denise was shot and killed by her husband whom she had a protection order from. Her husband also shot and killed Denise's father and then killed himself. Denise was a dispatcher with Tipton County Sheriff's Department. She leaves behind two daughters, ages six and four.


William McEntee
Kirkwood, Missouri
July 5, 2005
William was shot and killed while answering a call to fireworks going off behind an apartment building. He approached a man who was acting strange but whom was not shooting off the fireworks and the man shot William in the face. William was a Sergeant and with the Police Department for 24 years. He leaves behind his wife, a daughter and two sons.


Thomas M. O'Neill
Islip, New York
December 11, 1948
July 6, 2005
Age 56
Tom was fueling his police vehicle when the attendant asked for help with a disorderly man. He struggled with the suspect and eventually placed him under arrest. He called for backup and placed him in the vehicle. On the way back to the station, he complained of not feeling well. He got back to the station and collapsed. CPR was performed but he died at the hospital a few minutes later of a heart attack. Tom was a Senior Investigator and with NYSP Troop L. He was on the job for 33 years and due to retire in November. He leaves behind a wife, 2 stepsons, 2 grandchildren, a brother, 2 sisters and many nieces and nephews.


Todd M. Larkins
Dickson, Tennessee
July 8, 2005
Age 31
Todd was struck and killed by a semi truck that veered off the highway as he was standing in the safe zone. Todd had been with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for five years. He also had served with Maury and Dickson counties. Todd leaves behind his wife and twelve year old daughter.


Joseph Kievernagel
Sacramento County, California
July 13, 2005
Age 36
Joseph was killed when the helicopter he was piloting had mechanical failure and made an emergency landing on a hilly area. The tail end broke off, causing the fuselage of the helicopter to roll down a hill. He was a Deputy Sheriff with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department for 17 years. Joseph leaves behind his wife, parents, and seven siblings.


Kevin Blount
Sacramento County, California
July 13, 2005
Age 29
Kevin was killed in a helicopter that had mechanical failure and made an emergency landing on a hilly area. The tail end broke off, causing the fuselage of the helicopter to roll down a hill. Kevin was a Deputy with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department for 7 years. He leaves behind his parents, brother, and sister.


Rogelio (Roy) Gonzalez
Franklin Parish, Louisiana
July 15, 2005
Age 47
Roy was shot and killed when he responded to a call by a crop dusting pilot of a person shooting at his airplane. When he and two other deputies went to the scene, they found a homeowner armed with several firearms. They ordered the man to drop his weapon but he opened fire and killed Roy and slightly wounded another deputy. The deputies returned fire and killed the suspect. Roy was a Sergeant with the Sheriff's Department for 9 years. He leaves behind his wife and son.


Owen Fisher
Flint, Michigan
July 16, 2005
Age 24
Owen was killed when the patrol car he was riding in collided with a second patrol car during a vehicle pursuit. The collision also caused the patrol cars to crash into a house. Owen was with the Police Department for only 4 months.


Duane Reeves
Newark, New Jersey
July 18, 2005
Age 35
Duane was shot and killed after approaching a car to break up a fight between two girls outside of a High School. While he and another officer were talking to the two girls two men drove up in a car, one who was the brother of one of the girls. They opened fire, shooting Duane in the head and his partner in the hand. Duane returned fire and shot one of the suspects in the stomach. Duane was with the Newark School District Police for 3 years and worked a second job with the Newark Housing Authority Police for 4 years. He leaves behind his wife and several children.


Vincent P. Cila
Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts
July 22, 2005
Age 45
Vincent was killed in a motorcycle accident while on patrol with a second motorcycle trooper in Boston. No other vehicles were involved. He was with the State Police for 22 years and assigned to Troop F. Vince leaves behind his wife and two children.


Carl Todd Helcher
Braselton, Georgia
July 25, 2005
Age 34
Carl was killed when he was ejected from his department pickup truck in a car accident when the driver of another vehicle turned in front of him. He had been with the Police Department for one year. Carl leaves behind his wife and four children.


Nels (Dan) Niemi
San Leandro, California
July 25, 2005
Age 42
Dan was shot and killed in an ambush attack. While talking to residents of the neighborhood a man drove up and started talking to Dan. He then shot Dan several times without provocation. Suspect was arrested the following day. Dan was with the Police Department for 3 years. He leaves behind his wife, son, and daughter.


Scot Andrew Beyerstedt
Mattawan, Michigan
July 26, 2005
Age 21
Scot died from injuries he received when his patrol car left the road and crashed into a tree during a vehicle pursuit. Scot was serving as a part-time officer for only 2 weeks and was previously with the Cassapolis Police Department.


Barry James Warwick
Oakland, California/Vancouver, Washington
September 3, 1945
July 28, 2005
Age 59
Barry passed away at home of a heart attack. He was with California Highway Patrol for 10 years, working in Watts and then transfered to San Francisco. He also worked for the San Mateo County Sheriffs Department, then transfered to the courts as a baliff. Barry has been retired for five years. Barrys favorite past time in retirement was fishing. He leaves behind his wife, daughter, a son; who is currently in Iraq and five granddaughters.
In Honor of Barry


Larry William Cantrell
Sapulpa, Oklahoma
July 31, 2005
Age 34
Larry was killed in a car accident when a car pulled out in front of him while responding to a burglary call. He tried to avoid hitting the car and his car flipped. Note: His father was with Larry in the car on a ride along and was also killed. Larry was previosly with the Vinita Police Department.


Jesús Lizardo-Espada
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
August 1, 2005
Age 34
Jesús was shot and killed when he was trying to buy 4 lbs. of marijuana during an undercover operation. His body was dumped in a creek and found four days later. Jesús an Agent with the Department for one and a half years. He leaves behind his wife and two sons.


Wayne "Cotton" Morgan
Brushy Mountain, Tennessee
August 9, 2005
Age 57
Cotton was killed when he was attempting to put inmates in a transport van when one of the inmates wives drove up next to the vehicle and shot him in the stomach killing him. The suspect and his wife were captured the next day. Cotton was with the Correction Department for 28 years. He leaves behind his wife, son and daughter. Note: Cotton also has a brother, niece and nephew whom all work with the Correction Department.


Gennaro "Gerry" Pellegrini Jr
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 9, 2005
Age 31
Gerry was killed while serving in Iraq. He was also an aspiring boxer who had one wish before he left for Iraq and that was to have one pro boxing match, he got it and won the match within four rounds. Gerrys father is a retired Philadelphia Police Officer. Gerry was two weeks away from his six year enlistment with the Guards when his tour was extended another 19 months.


Terry Melancon
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
August 10, 2005
Age 31
Terry was shot and killed when he and other officers were shot at as they forced their way into a home while serving a search warrant on a drug dealer's home. The suspect was also killed in the exchange of gunfire. Terry was a Detective with the Department for four years.


Timothy David Graham
Pima County, Arizona
January 7, 1975
August 10, 2005
Age 30
Timothy was killed when he was struggling with a 23 year old disturbed man that was disputing fees with a cab driver. A struggle ensued and Timothy, another cab driver who happened on the scene and the suspect were all killed when they fell into incoming traffic and were struck by a truck. Timothy is originally from Elmhurst, Illinois. He was a Deputy with Pima County Sheriff Department for three years and previously with Arizona Department of Corrections for four years. Timothy leaves behind his new wife and two step sons.


James McBride
District of Columbia, Washington
August 10, 2005
Age 25
James was in a 12 mile bicycle patrol training course and died of hyponatremia (over-hydration from drinking too much water) James had consumed approximately three gallons of water and after the ride was feeling ill. A paramedic noticed James was vomiting and convulsing and he was transported to the hospital. James was with the Metropolitan Police Department for 2 years. Note: He was awarded the 1st District's Rookie of the Year the previous year.


Francis Ortega
Pine Lake, Georgia
August 11, 2005
Francis was killed when he and his partner stopped a car in front of the Post Office. They returned to their car to do paper work the suspect approached their car, they got out of the car and a struggle started. The suspect put Francis in a head lock and shot him in the head. Gunfire was exchanged with other officers. The suspect ran into the Post Office and committed suicide while the DeKalb County Swat Tean was trying to get into the Post Office. Francis was a part time Police Officer and leaves behind his 6 year old son.


Timothy Webster
Crystal Springs, Mississippi
August 13, 2005
Age 32
Timothy was shot and killed when a suspect he pulled over gained control of his weapon during a street chase. He was shot just above his bullet-resistant vest. Timothy had only been with the agency for two months. He leaves behind his wife and three children.


John A. (Jay) Sampietro Jr.
Missouri State Highway Patrol
August 17, 2005
Age 36
Jay was killed by a vehicle as traffic merged into one lane while investigating a car accident and helping with traffic. He was a Corporal with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for 13 years. Jay leaves behind his wife and two young sons.


Eric Peter Loiselle
Essex County, New York
August 17, 2005
Age 31
Eric was killed by a tractor trailer that veered onto the shoulder and hit his car while conducting a traffic stop. He was a Deputy Sheriff with the agency for 4 years. Eric leaves behind his wife, young son, mother, grandmother, and a sister.


Michael King
Albuquerque, New Mexico
August 18, 2005
Age 50
Michael was shot and killed while trying to take a man into custody for a mental health evaluation. The suspect was also charged with four other murders within the day. He was with the agency for 22 years. Michael leaves behind his wife and two sons.


Richard Smith
Albuquerque, New Mexico
August 18, 2005
Age 46
Richard was shot and killed while trying to take a man into custody for a mental health evaluation. The suspect was also charged with four other murders within the day. He was with the agency for 22 years. Richard leaves behind his wife and daughter.


Michael Bancroft
Robertson County Texas
August 23, 2005
Age 46
Michael was killed when his car drifted into incoming traffic and was hit head on by a tractor trailer, then hit by a second tractor trailer. He was a Deputy and worked with the Agriplex Drug Task Force. Michael leaves behind his wife, three children, two brothers, and two sisters.


Daniel H. Golden
Huntsville, Alabama
August 29, 2005
Age 27
Daniel was shot in the head and killed while answering a domestic disturbance call at a restaurant. He was with the Police Department for 3 years. Daniel leaves behind his wife and two children.


Ramon Rios
Douglas, Arizona
September 4, 2005
Age 45
Ramon died from a heart attack after struggling with three teenagers that had damaged a newspaper deliveryman's vehicle. He was in law enforcement for 16 years; serving with the Cochise County Sheriff's Department and Bisbee Police Department. Ramon leaves behind his wife and four children.


Shawn Silvera
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
September 6, 2005
Age 32
Shawn was killed while setting up stop sticks trying to stop a vehicle being pursued by officers. They were trying to serve a South Dakota felony warrant on a male but the suspect swerved around them hitting Shawn. Shawn was with Lino Lakes Police Department for 7 years. He leaves behind his wife and two children.


Mark W. Carthron
Arkansas State Police
September 12, 2005
Age 31
Mark was killed while trying to retrieve stop sticks deployed during a vehicle pursuit. The suspect's vehicle came to a stop and as Mark was trying to get the stop stick he was hit by a state police vehicle that was involved in the chase. Mark leaves behind his wife, parents and a brother.


Tara Drummond
Kennesaw, Georgia
September 13, 2005
Age 23
Tara was accidentally shot and killed during a firearms training exercise when the instructor's firearm discharged as he was performing a demonstration. Tara was sworn in only four months earlier.


Ruben Orozco
El Paso, Texas
September 17, 2005
Age 51
Rueben was killed when a wheel from a pick up truck broke off, flew across the interstate and hit his car. He was a Sergeant with the Sheriff's Department for 26 years. Rueben leaves behind his wife, three children, and three grandchildren.


Stephen Eric Sullivan
United States Department of State - Diplomatic Security Service
September 19, 2005
Age 40
Stephen was killed in a bomb explosion when a suicide car-bomber rammed their vehicle while conducting a protective assignment in Mosul, Iraq. He leaves behind his son, brother, and sister.


Ted Marvin Shinault
United States Department of the Treasury - Mint Police
September 20, 2005
Age 53
Ted was killed in a motorcycle accident when a car turned in front of him while traveling to attend a armorer training course. He was with the US Mint Police for 5 years and previously served with Federal Protective Service and US Department of Army Police. He was in law enforcement for 18 years. Ted leaves behind his wife and daughter.


Donald Kevin Floyd
Missouri State Highway Patrol
September 22, 2005
Age 45
Donald was killed when a vehicle hit him while returning to his car after making a traffic stop. He was with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for 21 years. Donald leaves behind his wife, son, and daughter.


David Marin Romero
California Highway Patrol
September 23, 2005
Age 47
David was killed when his motorcycle was hit from behind by a car while he was sitting at a red light. The driver of the car was under the influence of narcotics. David was with the Highway Patrol for 23 years and leaves his wife three children and two step children.


Johnny Lane Shaner
White Hall, Alabama
September 23, 2005
Age 47
Johnny was killed when in a pursuit when he lost control of his patrol car and swerved into on-coming traffic, striking another vehicle. He leaves behind his wife and three children.


Mario Jenkins
Orlando, Florida
September 24, 2005
Age 27
Mario was shot and killed while working in plain clothes to stop under age drinking at a football game. An Orlando police officer mistook him for an armed suspect and fired three shots at him killing him. Mario was with the University of Central Florida Police Department for 4 years.


William Garvey
Los Angeles, California
September 24, 2005
Age 56
William was killed when his car struck a tree on the way back to Los Angeles from an assignment. He was a Special Agent Supervisor with Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement for 18 years and also with Kings County, California, Sheriff Dept., Douglas, Wyoming PD and Rock Springs, Wyoming, PD for a total of 31 years in law enforcement. William leaves behind his wife, daughter and two grandchildren.


Daniel P. Madrid
U.S. Dept. of Interior - National Park Service
September 24, 2005
Age 51
Daniel died of a heart attack while hiking to a scene to investigate the death of a hiker in Yosemite National Park, California. He was a Special Agent for the National Park Service for 18 years and was with the U.S. Forest Service for 11 years and served as a reserve police officer in Globe, Arizona. Daniel leaves behind his wife, son, and daughter.


Dion R. Nelson
York, Alabama
September 24, 2005
Age 34
Dion was killed when his car hit bridge rails while he was trying to respond to a call during heavy rain in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita. He was the Chief of Police and Dion was also a veteran of the war in Iraq.


James C. Walker
Waynesboro, Mississippi
September 28, 2005
Age 32
Jamie was shot and killed when he approached a driver he pulled over a suspect for a stolen vehicle. The driver shot him with a shotgun. The suspect fled but was taken into custody a few hours later. Jamie was a Corporal and with the Police Department for almost 3 years. He leaves behind his wife and two young children.


Brian Steven Gregg
Newtown Borough, Pennsylvania
September 29, 2005
Age 46
Brian was shot and killed when a suspect that was arrested for drunk driving gained possession of his partner's service weapon at a Medical Center. The suspect was having blood and urine tests taken at the hospital. The suspect shot Brian in the head, wounded the second officer in the chest and wounded a hospital technician. Brian had just started full time with the four person department and served as a part time officer for one year prior. Brian leaves behind his wife and a four year old son.


Christopher Brian Matthews
Cumberland County, North Carolina
September 30, 2005
Age 26
Chris was killed while trying to respond to a call when his car left the road and as he tried to gain control again it overturned into a ditch. He was a Deputy with the agency for 8 months and was a corrections officer for two years prior.


Dale Bernock
Dearborn, Michigan
October 3, 2005
Age 47
Dale died from a heart attack while having a physical fitness exam at a park. He was a Commander with the Police Department for 23 years. Dale leaves behind his wife, son and parents.


Robin Vogel
Decatur, Illinois
October 3, 2005
Age 37
Robin died of injuries from a car accident four days earlier when a car ran a red light and hit her patrol car. She was with the Department for seven years. Robin leaves behind her son, parents and two sisters.


James Timothy White
Hall County, Georgia
October 3, 2005
Age 38
Tim died of injuries from a car accident two days earlier while responding to a call. He was a Deputy with the agency for 10 years. Tim leaves behind his wife and four children.
Picture left in memory at NLEOM '07 for Tim


Shad Bassett
Pulaski, Indiana
October 7, 2005
Age 34
Shad died of head injuries when he lost control of his car while responding to a call. The car spun out of control, went into a ditch and hit a tree. He was a Deputy with the agency for two years. Shad leaves behind his wife and three children.


Kevin Elium
Tulare, California
October 7, 2005
Age 34
Kevin died of injuries when his car left the road and hit a tree while responding to a call to back up another Deputy. The department's chaplain was with him in the car and sustained some injuries. Kevin was a Deputy with the agency for 5 years.


Michael Kevin Saffran
Chesapeake, Virginia
October 8, 2005
Age 45
Michael was shot and killed after responding to a bank robbery call. The suspect left the scene and Michael pursued him. Gunfire was exchanged and the suspect, his female hostage and Michael were all hit. Suspect died at the scene. Michael was with the Police Department for 11 months. He leaves behind his wife and two children.


Jose Diaz
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
October 8, 2005
Age 37
Jose was killed after falling 110 feet from a highway overpass while helping officers with a traffic stop of a suspected police impersonator. It was dark and he thought the space between the two highways was walkable and tried to take cover and jumped over it. The suspect was a private investigator and no crime was being committed. Jose was with the Police Department for 2.5 years and was previously with the New York City Police Department for 14 years. He leaves behind his wife, son, and daughter.


Matthew Redding
Rocklin, California
October 9, 2005
Age 29
Matt was helping other officers close off a section of the road for a vehicle stop and was struck and killed by a drunk driver. Matts ride along tried to warn him before he got hit, the suspect kept driving to the next exit. The ride along broadcast an "officer down" letting the other officers know he had been hit. The driver was arrested at the closed off exit by officers that were not aware that Matt had been hit. Matt was with the Police Department for 4 years. He leaves behind his parents and brother.


Daniel Lobo
San Bernardino, California
October 11, 2005
Age 35
Daniel was killed when a car pulled out of a parking lot while he was riding his motorcycle with another motorcycle officer and a squad car with their emergency lights on. He hit the back of the car and was thrown 50 feet. Daniel was a Deputy with the agency for 11 years. He leaves behind his wife and three daughters.


John Wheeler
San Antonio, Texas
October 14, 2005
Age 41
John was killed when his car bursted in to flames when it was rear-ended by a drunk driver driving an estimated 100 mph. He did broadcast a distress signal but was trapped and unable to respond to dispatch. Johns wife was the dispatcher on duty at the time. John was with the Police Department for 12 years. Two years earlier, he was shot and wounded in the line of duty while responding to a robbery call. He leaves behind his wife and two daughters.


Michael Davis
Clayton County, Georgia
October 18, 2005
Age 40
Michael was killed when his car hit the back end of a pick up truck and flipped several times. Michael was a Sergeant with the Police Department for 17 years.


Jonathan Dragus
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
October 20, 2005
Age 32
Johnathan was killed when he was trying to avoid a collision during a pursuit and hit a utility pole and a tree. He was a Sergeant with the Police Department for 10 years. Johnathan leaves behind his wife, son and daughter.


Stanley Cornell Reaves
Norfolk, Virginia
October 28, 2005
Age 33
Stanley was shot and killed after approaching a suspicious person when he was flagged down by a citizen. Stanley had only been with the Police Department for 1 year. He was previously with Baltimore, Maryland Police Department for 11 years. Stanley leaves behind his wife and two children.


Robert Cabral
Swansea, Massachusetts
November 5, 2005
Age 52
Robert was killed when his department issued SUV was hit head on by a drunk driver. He was promoted to Lieutenant and had been with the Police Department for 26 years. Robert leaves behind his wife and two children.


Kay Rogers
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
November 9, 2005
Age 43
Kay died from injuries when a car cut her motorcycle off at an intersection. She was with the Police Department for 4 years and previously with the LaVergne Police Department and Jackson Police Department for a total of 11 years. She was the first and only female motor officer with the agency. Kay leaves behind her mother, three brothers and three sisters.


Courtney Dickerson
Danville, Virginia
November 11, 2005
Age 24
Courtney died from injuries of a car accident when his patrol car flipped over while going around a curve and he was ejected from the car. He was with the Police Department for one year. Courtney leaves behind his wife and a 3 year old son.


Richard "Rick" M. Pizana
Hanford, California
December 26, 1962
November 11, 2005
Age 43
Rick was killed in an auto accident at an intersection. He was with the California Dept of Corrections for 14 years. He leaves behind his son, 2 daughters, a grandson, his parents, sisters, brothers and his dear friend of 11 years Patricia Bess Ellis.


Brian Howard Jackson
Dallas, Texas
November 13, 2005
Age 28
Brian was shot and killed during a foot pursuit responding to a domestic disturbance. A man was threatening his ex-girlfriend and fired gun inside a house. The man fled and during the chase opened fire and shooting Brian under the arm. Brian was with the Police Department for five years. He and his wife had been married for two months.
Teddy bear at NLEOM '07


Andrew (Andy) Stevens
California Highway Patrol, California
November 17, 2005
Age 37
Andy was making a traffic stop and as he approached the car he was shot and killed. He had been with the California Highway Patrol for 13 years. Andy leaves behind his wife.
Picture of Andy



Sharon Beshenivsky
Bradford, England
November 18, 2005
Age 38
Sharon was shot in the chest and killed while responding to a call of an armed burglary in a travel agency. She was a Police Constable and Sharon is one of thirty six officers that has been killed in England, Scotland and Wales since 1985.
Picture of Sharon



Choc Douglas Ericsson
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
November 18, 2005
Age 38
Choc died of head injuries when he was run over by car that had been following people in a reckless manner and was on meth. The suspect had followed Chocs wife and children home and when he went to investigate the suspect left their driveway. Choc pursued the suspect and when Choc tried to talk to him the suspect was shot in the chest and fled in his car, dragging Choc. Choc was an Agent with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. He leaves behind his wife and three children.


Scott Neal
Mexia, Texas
November 22, 2005
Age 31
Scott was accidentally shot during a SWAT training exercise by another officer. He was with the Police Department for 3 years. Scott leaves behind his wife and child.


Richard Spaulding
Portsmouth, Virginia
November 23, 2005
Age 49
Richard died of a heart attack after a foot pursuit. He was transporting a suspect after the chase when he had the heart attack and his car left the road, hitting a tree. Richard was with the Police Department for nine years. He leaves behind his wife, two children and a grandchild.


Odel Fite
Wiggins, Mississippi
November 27, 2005
Age 48
Odel was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call. When he and his partner did not respond to calls from dispatch other officers answering the call for assistance found Odel and his partners bodies laying outside of the home. Odel was with the Police Department for 24 years.


Brandon Breland
Wiggins, Mississippi
November 27, 2005
Age 23
Brandon was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call. When he and his partner did not respond to calls from dispatch other officers answering the call for assistance found Brandon and his partners bodies laying outside of the home. Brandon was with the Police Department for 5 years.


Dillon Stewart
New York, New York
November 28, 2005
Age 35
Dillon was shot in the heart during a stolen car chase. He did have his vest on but the bullet entered his left arm pit missing the protective plating by less then a quarter of an inch. Although being shot Dillon was deligent in pursuing the suspect into a building and still conscious upon the suspects arrest. He died at the hospital after surgery on his heart. Dillon had been with the Police Department for five years. He leaves behind his wife and two children.
Picture of Dillon



Paul Robert Salmon
Phoenix, Arizona
November 29, 2005
Age 22
Paul was killed in a car accident when he lost control at an intersection and crashed. He was on his way to a domestic violence call. Paul had only been with the department for 6 months. He leaves behind his parents, two sisters, four brothers and fiance.


Henry (Hank) Nava Jr.
Fort Worth, Texas
December 1, 2005
Age 39
Hank died after being shot in the head when trying to arrest a suspect on a warrant. He and another officer were given permission to enter the home by a female who then announced to others in the house that the police were searching the home. Hank was with the department for 14 years and previously with the Austin Park agency for three years. He leaves behind his wife, daughter and son.


Jason Alexander Oliff
Brazoria County, Texas
February 4, 1978
December 5, 2005
Age 27
Jason is a loving person who was never sad and always had a smile on his face. He loved his family and his job that was the most important thing to him. Jason was on duty putting flares out like he always did and was struck by a high speeding truck that was leaving the plant where he was working for the Brazoria County Sheriff's Department and BP Amoco. He was a Deputy Sheriff with the agency for 4 years. Jason leaves behind his father and his fiance. Jason will be missed very much he is loved by many, there were over 700 people that attended his funeral service. Jason is my son and my hero, I am so proud of him for all he has accomplished. I love you Jason. Keep on patrolling the streets of heaven. I know you are happy, Love Pops (Dad). Jason leaves behind his mother, father and his brother Timmy.
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Daniel Enchautegui
Bronx, New York
December 10, 2005
Age 28
Daniel was shot and killed when he responded to hearing breaking glass in the house next door to his. He had just gotten off work and took his gun and his badge with him next door. Two suspects left the house and he identified himself and told them to stop. One suspect returned fire shooting him in the heart. He still managed to return fire shooting one suspect twice and the other suspect six times. Daniel was posthumously promoted to Detective on December 14, 2005 by the Police Commissioner. He was with the Department for three years and assigned to the 40th Precinct.


Joseph Raymond Pokorny
Pennsylvania State Police
August 27, 1960
December 12, 2005
Age 45
Joseph was shot in the neck and chest while making a traffic stop. He was wearing his vest but the round hit his armpit. The suspect took Josephs gun and the weapon used to kill Joseph was found under his body in a snowbank 25 feet from his patrol car. Suspect was apprehended. Joseph was a Trooper with the Pennsylvania State Police for 22.5 years. He leaves behind his son, daughter and parents.
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Glen M. Collins
Shawnee, Oklahoma
December 13, 2005
Age 72
Glen was killed when his department vehicle was hit by a gravel truck. He was a Lake Ranger for over approximately 37 years.


Vivian A. Samuels
New York City, New York
December 16, 2005
Age 56
Vivian died from a heart attack after being assaulted and struck in the head by a 12 year old girl at a school holiday dance. She was with the NYPD Div of Safety for 24 years. Vivian leaves behind her two sons.


Erick Manny
California Highway Patrol
December 21, 2005
Age 35
Erick was killed in a car accident when his car rolled several times while trying to stop a speeding vehicle. He was with the California Highway Patrol for 8 years. Erick leaves behind his wife and two children.


Shawn Carson
Jersey City, New Jersey
December 25, 2005
Age 40
Shawn was killed when he was laying flares to notify people a bridge wasn't working properly. A bridge operator opened the bridge to allow a tugboat to pass. Shawn and his partner were returning to the Jersey City end of the bridge their car drove off the open portion of the bridge in the fog. Shawn was with the Police Department for 16 years.


Robert Nguyen
Jersey City, New Jersey
December 25, 2005
Age 30
Robert was killed when he was laying flares to notify people a bridge wasn't working properly. A bridge operator opened the bridge to allow a tugboat to pass. Robert and his partner were returning to the Jersey City end of the bridge their car drove off the open portion of the bridge in the fog. Robert was with the Police Department for 6 years.


Lester Dewayne Tatum
Trinity County, Texas
December 28, 2005
Age 42
Lester was killed in a car accident when he was responding to a burglary in progress. His car left the road, struck several pine trees and his engine started on fire. He died at the scene. Lester was a K9 Deputy. He leaves behind his wife, two daughters and two grandchildren.


Michael Walker
California Highway Patrol
December 31, 2005
Age 47
Michael was killed when he was struck by a car on the interstate at an accident scene. He was a Lieutenant with the California Highway Patrol. Michael leaves behind his wife and two daughters.


 

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