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Memorial 2008

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Casey Terrell
Cedarville, Ohio
January 1, 2008
Age 24
Casey was killed when he crashed into a pickup truck while trying to avoid hitting a deer. He was on his way to work at the time.


Jason S. Zunker
Chippewa County, Wisconsin
January 5, 2008
Age 31
Jason died from injuries he received when he was struck by a car while directing traffic. He was a Deputy with the agency for four years. Jason leaves behind his wife.


Geoffrey W.G. Stone
Vestavia Hills, Alabama
January 6, 2008
Geoff was killed when he was driving his personal motorcycle and a deer ran out in front of him. He was thrown from his bike and hit by two other vehicles behind him. Geoff was with the Vestavia Police Department for five years and previously with Birmingham PD for ten years. He leaves behind his wife and five children.


James Walker
Miami, Florida
January 8, 2008
Age 30
James was shot and killed when he was shooting at a suspect that was shooting at another vehicle with an AK-47. He was a Detective with the agency for eight years.


Sean Pursifull
Bell County, Kentucky
January 10, 2008
Age 31
Sean was killed when a car driven by teenagers stole gas and tried to get away from the State Police. Sean, a Deputy, had his car parked when the teens intentionally rammed his car. His K9 partner, King was also killed.


David Joubert
Harris County, Texas
January 13, 2008
Age 60
David was killed when a car pulled out in front of him while he was riding his motorcycle in a funeral procession. He was a Deputy Constable for three years and with Fort Bend Sheriff Office for ten years.


Eric Barker
Dekalb County, Georgia
January 16, 2008
Age 33
Eric was killed when he was ambushed while checking out two suspects in an apartment complex. He was with the department for four years.


Ricky Bryant Jr.
Dekalb County, Georgia
January 16, 2008
Age 26
Ricky was killed when he was ambushed while checking out two suspects in an apartment complex. He was with the department for two years.


Jarrod Shivers
Chesapeake, Virginia
January 17, 2008
Age 34
Jarrod was shot once and killed when he attempted to serve a warrant for a drug search at a residence. He was a Detective for eight years. Jarrod leaves behind his wife, a son and two daughters.


Luis Aguilar
U.S. Home Security - Border Control
January 19, 2008
Age 32
Luis was killed when he was intentionally hit by a vehicle that was trying to enter Mexico while he was deploying stop sticks. He was a Senior Border Patrol Agent in Yuma for six years and leaves behind his wife and two children.


Matthew B. Thebeau
Corpus Christi, Texas
January 20, 2008
Age 25
Matthew was killed when his car hit a wall and an I-bean on the highway while he was trying to answer an assault call. He was with the department for two years. Matthew leaves behind his parents and a sister.


Christopher A. Ridley
Mount Vernon, New York
January 25, 2008
Age 23
Chris was shot four times and killed by fellow police officers while he was trying to assist in defending someone that was involved in a physical brawl. He was off duty at the time and the officers didn't know he was one of them. When they asked him to put his gun down he didn't, they shot him. Chris was with the department for two years. He was
promoted posthumously to Detective. Chris leaves behind his mother,  father and a sister.
Picture of Chris



William Wesley Rains
Sacramento, California
July 11, 1945
January 26, 2008
Age 62
Bill died after battling a courageous bout with cancer. He was born in McAlister, Oklahoma and lived in Elk Grove the past 19 years. Bill was in the United States Air Force for six years and served in Vietnam. After serving in the military he worked for Department of Corrections, State of California for twenty nine years. He started as an officer assigned to the California Medical Facility in Vacaville where he was assigned and re-assigned 3 times. He also was assigned to Salinas, San Quentin, Ione and lastly, Folsom where he served as the Chief Deputy Warden. Bill was a member of the C.C.P.O.A., F & AM Lodge of Vacaville, and Shriners. He leaves behind his wife and his daughter, Kimberly. Note: Kimberly is a personal friend of the owner of this website.  God Speed Bill.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to:
Shriners Hospital, PO Box 21-4477, Sacramento, CA 95821-0477.

Photos of Bill

Guest Book in Sacramento Newspaper



Daniel R. Barrett
Indiana State Police
January 27, 2008
Age 25
Daniel was killed when his car struck a tree after losing control of it. He was a Trooper with the State Police for six months. Daniel leaves behind his parents a brother and one sister.


Nicola Cotton
New Orleans, Louisiana
January 28, 2008
Age 24
Nicola was attempting to arrest a rape suspect when a struggle started between the two. The suspect got her gun and shot her several times. Nicola was with the department for two years. She was also eight weeks pregnant at the time of her death.
Picture of Nicola



James D. Haynes
Orange County, South Carolina
February 1, 2008
Age 38
James was killed when he lost control of his car while responding to a call. He was a Lance Corporal and with the agency for eleven years. James leave behinds his wife and two children.


Richard C. LeBow
Mulberry, Arkansas
February 4, 2008
Age 51
Richard was killed when his car ran into a tractor trailer. He was a Sergeant with the Highway Patrol for twenty seven years. He leaves behind his wife and two sons.


Dustin Duncan
Latimer County, Oklahoma
February 4, 2008
Age 28
Dustin was killed when his car hit a pick up truck. He was a Deputy for three months and previously with Wister Police Department and LeFlore Sheriff Office for nine years.


Tom Ballman
Kirkwood, Missouri
February 7, 2008
Age 37
Tom was shot in the head by an angry citizen while sitting in a meeting room waiting to attending a City Council meeting. Tom was with the agency for nine years. He was previously with St. Charles Sheriff Office for two years. He leaves behind his wife and two children.


William Biggs
Kirkwood, Missouri
February 7, 2008
Age 37
Bill was shot in the head when a disgruntled citizen asked him what time the town meeting was. He was a Sergeant with the agency for twenty years. Bill leaves behind his wife and two sons.


Randal Simmons
Los Angeles, California
February 7, 2008
Age 51
Randy was shot and killed by a suspect who had called dispatch to say he had killed his family members. Randy arrived at the home with S.W.A.T. and was shot entering the home. He was with the agency for twenty seven years. Randy leaves behind his wife, two children, his parents and two sisters.


Denise Phoenix
U.S. Dept. of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs
February 14, 2008
Age 43
Denise died from injuries she had received when as an Investigator she came into contact with chemicals at a drug raid in Montana. She was going to have a lung transplant but died before surgery. Denise leaves behind her husband who is a police officer.


Harry Thielepape
Harris County, Texas
February 20, 2008
Age 57
Harry died from injuries he received a month prior when he was shot by a passenger he had in his car that got out of his handcuffs. Harry was a Corporal with the Constables office for twelve years. He leaves behind his son, two grandbabies, his mother and three sisters.


Craig Miller
Harris County, Texas
February 21, 2008
Age 43
Craig was killed in a car accident when a truck pulled out in front of him. He was a Deputy with the Sheriffs Office for twenty years. Craig leaves behind his son, daughter and his parents.


Victor Lozada-Tirado
Dallas, Texas
February 22, 2008
Age 49
Victor was killed in a motorcade while helping in an escort for Hillary Clinton in her attempt for presidency. He was a Corporal with the Police Department for nineteen years. Victor leaves behind his wife and four children.


Mark Beck
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
February 25, 2008
Age 33
Mark was killed when his car rear ended a truck that had stopped at a railroad track. He was an officer with the agency for twelve years. Mark leaves behind his wife and two sons.


Kara M. Kelly-Borgognone
Spanish Springs, Nevada
February 28, 2008
Age 33
Kara was killed when her car hit another car en-route to a call of a possible bomb at a gas station. She was a Trooper for two years and previously with the Division of Parole for eight years. Kara leaves behind her husband and two daughters.
Picture of Kara & Family



Joy Deleston
Gwinnett County, Georgia
February 28, 2008
Age 39
Joy was shot and killed by her seventeen year old son. Also killed were Joys two daughters ages eleven and four. Joy was a Sheriff Deputy. Note: Her youngest daughter was also the daughter of rapper "Juvenile".
Picture of Joy with her two daughters



Derek Owens
Cleveland, Ohio
March 1, 2008
Age 36
Derek was shot and killed when he was chasing four men that had been drinking outside, he tried to approach them to speak to them when one of them took out a gun, shooting Derek in the stomach. Derek was with the Police Department for ten years. He leaves behind his wife and two children.


Robert Patrick Flickinger
Chickasaw Lighthorse, Oklahoma
March 7, 2008
Age 37
Robert was killed when his car was hit head on by a truck while he was trying to pass another vehicle. He was with the Police Department for four years and has been in law enforcement for sixteen years.


James D. Fezatte
Millbrook, Alabama
March 29, 2008
Age 41
James was killed when he lost control of his car and hit a tree en-route to a civil disturbance call. He was with the Police Department for one year. James leaves behind his wife and two children.


Jarod Dittman
Customs and Border Protection
March 30, 2008
Age 28
Jarod was killed in a single car accident. He was with the Border Control for one year. Jarod leaves behind his wife and one child.


Joe Howard
Harlan County, Kentucky
April 1, 2008
Age 55
Joe died from a heart attack after restraining a suspect during an arrest. He was a Constable with District One for thirteen years.


Kenneth Duncan
New York City, New York
April 22, 2008
Age 40
Kenneth was shot and killed when two men walked up to him in his driveway asking if two motorcycles were for sale. Kenneth said no and the men said they would just take them and pulled out a gun shooting Kenneth in the face. He was with the NYC Dept of Corrections for seventeen years. Kenneth leaves behind two children.

 

 

Ralph McMoran

North Little Rock, Arkansas

April 23, 2008

Age 68

Ralph died of a heart attack during a  fire arms training exercise. He was an officer with the department for thirty seven years. Ralph leaves behind his wife and three children.


Norman M. Stamp
Baltimore, Maryland
April 24, 2008
Norman was killed by a fellow officer in a fight outside a bar for the Baltimore Chapter of Chosen Sons Motorcycle Club. He was with the agency for forty four years. Norman leaves behind his wife, daughter and two sisters.
Picture of Norman



James Scott Burns
Marion County, Texas
April 29, 2008
Age 39
James was shot and killed during a pursuit. The suspect got out of his car and shot James with a shot gun before he could leave his car. James was a Trooper for five years. He leaves behind his wife, a six month old daughter and his parents and two brothers.


Robert Griffin
Decatur, Georgia
May 1, 2008
Age 44
Robert was killed in a car accident while en-route to a call of a teenager threatening to kill himself. Robert lost control of his car and hit a tree. He was with the Sheriffs Office for three years. Robert leaves behind his wife, three children and his mother.


Victor M. Guerrero
Gowers Corner, Florida
May 1, 2008
Age 47
Victor was killed when a pickup turned into the path of his motorcycle and struck him. He was with the Tampa Police Department for 20 years. Victor leaves behind his wife and six children.
Picture of Victor



Laura J. Cleaves
Santa Barbara, California
May 1, 2008
Age 53
Laura was killed when her car was hit head on by a drunk driver that was trying to run from CHP. Laura was a Senior Investigator with Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office for twenty four years and in law enforcement for thirty two years. She also worked with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Arcata Police Department, and the Santa Barbara Police Department in her career. Laura leaves behind her husband and two daughters. Note: Her husband works with Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department.


William Howell Jr.
Orangeburg County, South Carolina
May 3, 2008
Age 46
William was shot and killed while assisting a woman who was attempting to get belongings out of a home of a female during a domestic disturbance call. Her husband shot William in the neck. The wife then ran over her husband and killed him as he tried to leave the scene. William was in law enforcement for sixteen years. He leaves behind his wife and three sons.


Stephen Licsbinski
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 3, 2008
Age 39
Stephen was shot and killed during a bank robbery. Stephen was with the agency for twelve years. He leaves behind his wife and three children. Note: Citizens that tried to help Stephen after he was shot witnessed Stephen saying "tell my wife and kids I love them" before he passed away. God Speed Stephen.

Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski Funeral photos
Note: Stephens patrol partner, Timothy Simpson lost his life on November 17 2008 see listing below

Aaron Garcia
Union Pacific Railroad
May 7, 2008
Age 39
Aaron was killed in a single car accident while on tour. He was with the Union Pacific Police Department for almost three years. Aaron leaves behind his mother, wife, two sons, two daughters, a sister and a brother.


James Throne
Kern County, California
May 23, 2008
Age 29
James was killed when his car struck another officers car in an intersection while en-route to assist. He was a Deputy with the agency for two and a half years and was previously with Taft Police Department. James leaves behind his wife and three children.


Michael Sean Thomas
Bibb County, Georgia
May 25, 2008
Age 32
Michael died from injuries he had received a month prior when he was struck by a truck while riding his motorcycle. He was a Deputy with the Sheriff's office for eight years. Michael leaves behind two children.


Leslie (Les) Wilmott
Kiefer, Oklahoma
May 29, 2008
Age 54
Les was killed when his car ran into the back of a semi truck. He was a Sergeant and in law enforcement for thirty years. Serving as Chief of Police in Inola. Beggs, Jenks and Rogers County Sheriff's office.


Michael Avilucea
New Mexico
Age 51
Michael was killed when his car rolled over when he was returning from an assist. He was a Lieutenant and had served with the State Police for twenty six years. Michael was the Commander of the explosives team.


Erik David Hite
Tucson, Arizona
June 2, 2008
Age 43
Erik was shot in the head and killed by a man who had shot into his neighbors homes and shot another Deputy. Erik was with the department for four years. He leaves behind his wife, son, daughter and his parents.


Everett William Dennis
Carthage, Texas
June 3, 2008
Age 23
Everett was killed when his car went out of control and he was thrown out of it. He was attempting to stop another car. Everett was with the department for one year. He was previously with Marion County and Harrison County Sheriffs office. Everett leaves behind his mother.


Virgil Lee Behrens
Marion County, Iowa
June 3, 2008
Age 68
Virgil died from injuries two weeks after the van he was driving was struck by a deer that another car hit on the interstate. He was on his way to a training event with two fellow officers. He has served with the Sheriffs office for thirteen years and was previously with Iowa State Patrol. Virgil leaves behind his wife, son, daughter and his grandchildren.


Anthony Shane Tate
Grundy County, Tennessee
June 5, 2008
Age 29
Anthony was shot and killed while serving a probation warrant. He was a Deputy with the agency for three years. Anthony leaves behind his wife, son, four daughters, parents, a sister and two brothers.


Todd Bahr
Fredericksburg, Virginia
June 6, 2008
Age 40
Todd was shot and killed on a domestic disturbance call. He was with the department for two years. Todd leaves behind his wife, parents and sister.


Steve Boehm
Onslow County, North Carolina
June 14, 2008
Age 36
Steve was killed when he was ran over by a truck while he was directing traffic. He was a Deputy with the agency for ten years. Steve leaves behind his wife and four children.


Jose Antonio Diaz
Yolo County, California
June 15, 2008
Age 37
Tony was shot and killed by a man that he was in a car chase with. He was a Deputy with the agency for ten years. Tony leaves behind three children.


David Shawn Blanton Jr.
North Carolina
June 17, 2008
Age 24
David was shot and killed during a traffic stop. He was a Trooper with the agency for two years and previously with Cherokee Tribal Police Department. David leaves behind his wife and their two week old son.


Robert Deichman
Youngstown, Ohio
June 19, 2008
Age 40
Robert was killed when his car was hit by a semi truck that was backing out of a driveway. He was a Detective Sergeant with the agency for nine years. Robert leaves behind his wife and two daughters.


Jose Rivera
U.S. Dept. of Justice
June 20, 2008
Age 23
Jose was killed when he was stabbed by inmates while locking doors for a head count in Atwater, California. He was a Correctional Officer with the institution for ten months.


Nicholas Heine
Pueblo, Colorado
June 21, 2008
Age 30
Nicholas died of a heart attack as he was running down the street trying to assist in breaking up a bar fight. He was with the department for nine years. Nicholas leaves behind his mother who also works with the agency.


Donna Fitzgerald
Volusia County, Florida
June 25, 2008
Age 51
Donna was raped and stabbed to death by an inmate who attacked her with a shank. She was a Corrections Officer with the agency for thirteen years.


Richard Findley
Prince George's County, Maryland
June 27, 2008
Age 39
Richard was hit and killed by a driver that he had been watching. When he tried to make an arrest the suspects rammed his car. When he got out of the car he was struck. Richard was a Corporal with the Police Department for ten years. He leaves behind his wife and two daughters.
Pictures of Richard



Gary Gryder
Houston, Texas
June 29, 2008
Age 47
Gary was killed when a drunk driver struck him while he was directing traffic on the freeway. He was a Police Officer with the agency for twenty three years. Gary leaves behind his wife and a son.


William P. Copeland
Columbiana, Alabama
July 1, 2008
Age 73
William died from injuries he sustained from a car accident two weeks prior. He had gone home from the hospital after the accident. It was reported that William did not show up for work at his security job. He was found on the floor in his home after eight days of being home alone. He died in the hospital during surgery. William had an extensive and impressive career for twenty years in the military and in law enforcement. Including Patrolman and Desk Clerk, Kawajalein Atoll; Captain, Trust Territory Police, Micronesia; Desk Sergeant, Johnston Atoll and Peace Officer, Wake Island. God Speed William.


Richard Francis
Chicago, Illinois
July 2, 2008
Age 60
Richard was shot and killed by his own weapon when a woman he had approached during a disturbance got a hold of his gun. He was with the department for twenty seven years. Richard leaves behind his wife and two daughters.
Picture of Richard



Kenneth (Greg) Surles
Pell City, Alabama
July 4, 2008
Age 29
Greg died from injuries he received three weeks prior in a car accident when a semi truck hit him. He was an officer with the agency for eight years. Greg leaves behind his wife and two daughters ages four and eleven weeks old.

 

Osvaldo Pérez-León
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
July 8, 2008
Age 33
Osvaldo was killed when the van he was driving children to a youth program in collided with a semi-truck. The truck was trying to avoid another car. Osvaldo was with the Police Department for eight years.


Joshua T. Miktarian
Twinsburg, Ohio
July 13, 2008
Age 33
Joshua was shot and killed during a traffic stop. He was with the Police Department eleven years. Joshua leaves behind his wife who is also an officer and a three month old daughter.


Andrew Widman
Fort Myers, Florida
July 18, 2008
Age 30
Andrew was shot and killed while answering a call to a domestic disturbance outside a restaurant. He has been with the department for a year. Andrew leaves behind his wife and three children.


Anthony Forgione
Okaloosa County, Florida
July 22, 2008
Age 33
Anthony was shot and killed while trying to get a suspect out of his home after he escaped from officers en-route to a mental evaluation. Anthony was a Deputy Sheriff with the agency for three years and previously with Fort Walton Beach. He leaves behind his wife and two daughters.



Aldo Rossi
Port Dickinson, New York
July 27, 2008
Age 42
Aldo was hit by a drunk driver while he was waiting for assistance to remove a fallen tree from the road. He was with the agency for fifteen months. Aldo leaves behind his wife, father and four siblings.


Juan Abel Escalante
Los Angeles, California
September 4, 1980
August 2, 2008
Age 27
Juan was killed in a drive-by shooting outside his home early in the morning, he was off duty at the time. He was a Deputy Sheriff for two years and worked downtown at the Men's Central Jail. Juan leaves behind his wife, two sons, a daughter, his parents and two brothers.
Picture of Juan



Shawn W. Snow
New York, New York
August 3, 2008
Age 47
Shawn was electrocuted when he was assisting the driver of an antique fire truck change a tire. The ladder on the truck hit power lines above it. Shawn was a Trooper for nineteen years. He leaves behind his wife and children.


Sandra Joyce Bullock
Bushnell, Florida
August 5, 2008
Age 59
Sandra was killed when her car was hit head on by a driver trying to pass another vehicle. She was a Detective for the Police Department for fifteen years and previously with Lady Lake P. D. Sandra leaves behind two daughters and five grandchildren.


Dennis Compton
Colleton County, South Carolina
August 6, 2008
Age 39
Dennis was shot and killed when he went to an alarm call at a residence. He was a Deputy Sheriff with the agency for almost a year and a half. Dennis leaves behind his wife and four children.


Monte Ruby
Springfield, Missouri
August 6, 2008
Age 62
Monte died from injuries he received when he was kicked in the neck by a prisoner he had escorted to the hospital. He was with D. P. S. for fifteen years and previously with Springfield P. D. Monte leaves behind his wife and children.


Orlando Gonzalez-Ortiz
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
August 7, 2008
Age 32
Orlando was accidentally shot by fellow law enforcement officers during a raid while trying to release a kidnap victim. He was an Agent for the Police Department for twelve years. Orlando leaves behind his parents, brother and fiancée.


Michael Smith Phillips
Virginia Beach, Virginia
August 7, 2008
Age 37
Michael was shot and killed during an undercover drug bust. He was a Detective with the agency for six years and previously with Hampton P.D. for three years. Michael leaves behind his wife and two sons.
Picture of Michael



Irene Beatrice Rios
Imperial County, California
August 13, 2008
Age 28
Irene was killed when her car rolled in a car accident while en-route to check in on one of her probationers. She was a Deputy Probation Officer for six years. Irene leaves behind her parents and three siblings.
Picture Irene



Robert Curry
Gulf Port, Mississippi
August 14, 2008
Age 39
Robert was killed when the motorcycle he was driving struck a car that pulled out in front of him. He was a Lieutenant with the agency for fourteen years. Robert leaves behind his wife and two young children. Note: Robert's wife is also a Lieutenant.

 

 

Nelson Kai Ng

Ellensburg, Washington

August 15, 2008

Age 34

Nelson died of hantavirus caused by mouth droppings at a training center he attended regularly. He was a Sergeant and with the department for eleven years. Nelson leaves behind his wife and a child.


Martha Woods Shareef
Lafourche, Louisiana
August 20, 2008
Age 53
Martha was killed when she was struck by a car while answering the call to a burglary. She was a Deputy Sheriff with the agency for fifteen years and served as a patrol officer, school resource officer and a supervisor during her career with the Sheriff's Office. She was best known for her inspiring version of the Star Spangled Banner, which she sang at all graduations and formal functions of the Sheriff's Office. Martha leaves behind her husband and her daughter.
Picture of Martha



Kathy Ann Cox
Gordon County, Georgia
August 21, 2008
Age 50
Kathy was killed when her truck was struck head on by an armored truck that was trying to avoid another car. She was an Ordinance Officer and with the Sheriff's Office for thirty years. Kathy leaves behind her husband, two daughters, son, mother, brother and two grandchildren.


Thomas Raji
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
August 22, 2008
Age 31
Thomas was killed when his car was struck by a drunk driver while he was en-route to a prisoner to jail. He was an officer with the agency for ten years. Thomas leaves behind his pregnant wife who is also a Police Officer with the agency.


Melvin Dyer
Duxbury, Massachusetts
August 25, 2008
Age 67
Melvin died nine days after he was hit by a car while directing traffic at the fair. He was a part time officer with the agency and also served with Plymouth County Sheriff's Office.


Timothy A. Haley
Columbus, Ohio
August 26, 2008
Age 42
Timothy died from a blood vessel in his brain rupturing while he was in a SWAT training exercise. He was an officer with the agency for twenty one years. Timothy leaves behind his wife, three children, his mother and siblings.


Evan F. Schneider
Columbia Falls, Montana
August 26, 2008
Age 29
Evan was killed when his car hit another head-on. He was a Trooper with the agency for five and a half years. He leaves behind his wife and a brother. Note: Evan's brother is also a Montana Trooper.


Anne Jackson
Skagit County, Washington
September 2, 2008
Age 40
Anne was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance at a home. The suspect also shot and killed four other people during his pursuit. Anne was a Deputy Sheriff with the agency for six years. She leaves behind her parents.


Christopher Kane
Jacksonville, Florida
September 4, 2008
Age 38
Christopher was killed when his car hit the back of a semi-truck while driving through a construction zone. He was an officer with the Sheriff Department for twelve years. Christopher leaves behind his wife and two children.


Isabel Nazario
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 5, 2008
Age 40
Isabel was killed when a 16 year old T-boned Isabel and her partners car during a pursuit of stolen vehicle. She was with the agency for eighteen years. Isabel's fiance and sister are both also in law enforcement. She leaves behind her mother and a fifteen year old daughter.
Picture of Isabel



Kenneth Santucci
Belleville, New Jersey
September 6, 2008
Age 33
Kenneth was killed when his car was struck by a driver that ran a stop sign. He was with the department for eight months and previously with Newark for two years. Kenneth leaves behind his pregnant wife and two children.


Marty M. Martin
Franklin County, Ohio
September 6, 2008
Age 35
Marty was killed when the car he was in hydroplaned and overturned in heavy rain. He was a Deputy Sheriff for ten years. Marty leaves behind his wife and a son.


Paul Starzyk
Martinez, California
September 6, 2008
Age 47
Paul was shot and killed when he entered a hair salon during a domestic dispute. He was a Sergeant with the agency for twelve years. Paul leaves behind his wife and three children.


Charles Thomas Muhs
Scott County, Iowa
November 29, 1950
September 8, 2008
Age 57
Charlie began working for the Scott County Sheriff’s Office in 1985 where he continued to work until his untimely death. During his time as Sergeant with the Sheriff’s Office, he served as a member of the SWAT Team and Metropolitan Enforcement Group. Charlie was currently a Patrol Sergeant, head of the Honor Guard, and a Master Scuba Diver. He was also President of the Iowa I Chapter of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Group. He leaves behind his wife, son, stepson, two grandsons and sister.


Andrew Stocks
North Carolina Highway Patrol
September 9, 2008
Age 43
Andrew was killed when his car struck a garbage truck while he was trying to respond to a call. He was a Trooper with the agency for four years. Andrew leaves behind his wife and a child.


Dario Aponte
New Haven, Connecticut
September 10, 2008
Age 43
Dario was killed when his car struck another patrol car while en-route to a domestic call. He was a Sergeant with the Police Department for seventeen years. Dario leaves behind his wife and four children. His wife is also an officer.


Grant Jansen
St. Charles, Missouri
September 10, 2008
Age 42
Grant was killed when his car left the road and he was ejected. He was an officer for twenty years. Grant leaves behind his wife, son and a daughter.


Spree Desha
Los Angeles, California
September 12, 2008
Age 35
Spree was killed in a collision of a commuter train and a freight train. She was an officer with the agency for seven and a half years. Spree leaves behind her parents.


Michael C. Weigand Jr.
Latimore Township, Pennsylvania
September 14, 2008
Age 25
Michael was killed in a motorcycle accident when a truck lost control and hit him head on while escorting the Blue Knights on a benefit ride. He was a Sergeant with the agency for six years and also with the Eastern Adams Regional Department. Michael leaves behind his wife, young daughter and parents. Note: Michael's father is the Police Chief.


Tommy Keen
Harris County, Texas
September 15, 2008
Age 59
Tommy was killed when he was trying to cut a tree with a chainsaw and a branch struck him in the head. He was assisting after Hurricane Ike. He was a Detective with the agency for thirty five years and planned on retiring at the end of the month. Tommy leaves behind his wife and son.


Barry Scott
Phoenix, Arizona
September 16, 2008
Age 22
Barry died after boxing a Chandler, Arizona fire fighter and collapsing during a "Guns & Hoses" charity bout boxing match in Fort McDowell. He joined the force in 2007 and was with the Maryvale Precinct in Phoenix. Barry leaves behind his wife and an infant child.
Picture of Barry



Adam William Klutz
Caldwell County, North Carolina
September 19, 2008
Age 25
Adam was shot and killed when he left his car to approach a home of a person that had dialed 911 and hung up. He was a Deputy with the agency for one and a half years and previously with the Detention Center and Hickory P.D. Adam leaves behind his parents.


Kristine Fairbanks
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture - Forestry Service; Washington State
September 20, 2008
Age 51
Kristine was shot and killed when she was checking out a van with no plates. Her K9 officer was unharmed in the incident. She was a Police officer with the Dept. for fifteen years. Kristine leaves behind her husband and a fifteen year old daughter.


Patrick McDonald
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 23, 2008
Age 30
Patrick was shot several times and killed by a man who had been released from prison a few weeks prior. He had chased the man down the street after he gave Patrick a false name when he pulled him over. Patrick was an officer with the department for eight years.

 

 

Steven Raul Medeiros

Kennesaw, Georgia

September 26, 2008

Age 56

Steven was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle while trying to drive over a railroad crossing and hit a pole. He was a Sergeant and with the Dept. of Safety for twenty two years. Steven leaves behind his wife and one child.


Nathaniel Taylor Jr.
Chicago, Illinois
September 28, 2008
Age 39
Nathaniel was shot and killed while serving a warrant. He was with the Police Department for fourteen years. Nathaniel leaves behind his wife and a daughter.


Stephen H. Bunker
Charles County, Maryland
September 28, 2008
Stephen was killed in a helicopter crash while attempting to transport two injured teenagers in severe weather.


Mickey C. Lippy
Charles County, Maryland
September 28, 2008
Age 34
Mickey was killed in a helicopter crash while attempting to transport two injured teenagers in severe weather. He was a Trooper with the agency for four years. Mickey leaves behind his wife and a four month old baby girl.


Robert Douglas
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
September 28, 2008
Robert died after being in a coma for five years because of injuries in a motorcycle accident. He was a Sergeant with the department. Robert leaves behind his wife and six year old son.


Douglas Falconer
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
October 1, 2008
Age 46
Douglas died of a heart attack while fighting a wild fire. He was a Corrections Officer with the agency for four years. Douglas leaves behind his wife.


Rodney Kelley
Montgomery, Alabama
October 3, 2008
Age 36
Rodney died in a head on car accident with a semi truck while transporting six possible employees in a van to another facility. All the applicants applying for a job were also killed. He was a Corrections Officer.


Bradley Alan Moody
Richmond, California
October 7, 2008
Age 29
Bradley died from injuries he received a few days prior when his car hit a light pole while en-route to an assist. He was an officer with the department for seven years. Bradley leaves behind his wife and two children.
http://bradley-moody.last-memories.com/



David Gilstrap
Oconee County, Georgia
October 9, 2008
David was killed when he was hit by a car while directing traffic at a school. He was a Deputy with the agency for three years and previously with Clarke County for thirteen years. David leaves behind his wife.


George Harold Whatley Jr.
Austin, Texas
October 10, 2008
Age 45
George died from a heart attack while doing physical exercises at a high school. He was a Game Warden for one year. George leaves behind his wife and two sons.
Picture of George



Bruce W. Harrolle
Phoenix, Arizona
October 13, 2008
Age 36
Bruce was killed while trying to rescue two stranded hikers in Sedona. He did rescue the hikers but he was hit by the blades of the chopper during the rescue. He was an Officer and Paramedic with the Department of Safety for nine years. Bruce leaves behind his wife, two children and parents.
Picture of Bruce



Christopher Yonkers
Barry County, Michigan
October 17, 2008
Age 43
Christopher was killed on his motorcycle when a car pulled out in front of him. He was a Deputy Sheriff with the agency for twelve years. Christopher leaves behind his wife and five children.
Picture of Chris



Sarah Irene Haylett-Jones
Monroe County, Indiana
October 19, 2008
Age 27
Sarah was killed when a teen driver struck her while she was directing traffic while removing a stranded car. She was a Deputy Sheriff with the agency for eight months and previously with Montgomery PD for a year. Sarah leaves behind her husband, parents, two brothers and grandmother.
Picture of Sarah



Frank Stecco
Fairfax County, Virginia
October 21, 2008
Age 42
Frank drowned while playing a victim in a water rescue training program. He was a Second Lieutenant for nineteen years and assigned to Youth Services. Frank leaves behind his wife, three children and mother.
Picture of Frank



David Tome
Northern York County, Pennsylvania
October 21, 2008
Age 31
David was hit by an SUV and thrown over a guardrail while investigating the scene of a car accident. He was an officer with the department for 5 and a half years. David leaves behind his wife and two children.
Picture of David



Richard Mark Bremer
Frederick City, Maryland
October 22, 2008
Age 39
Richard was killed in a car accident while in pursuit of a drunk driver. He was an officer with the department for five years. Richard leaves behind his wife and three children.
Picture of Richard



Randy Hamson
Los Angeles, California
October 24, 2008
Randy died from injuries he received in mid-August while investigating an accident. When he stepped out onto the roadside he was struck by another car. He was a Deputy Sheriff with the agency for five years. Randy leaves behind his wife, three children, parents and two brothers.


Shane Figueroa
Phoenix, Arizona
October 25, 2008
Age 25
Shane was killed in a car accident on the way to a shots fired call. A truck pulled out in front of him and slammed his car into a wall. He was an officer with the department for two years. Shane leaves behind his wife and three month old child.
Picture of Shane



Michael King
University City, Missouri
October 31, 2008
Age 50
Michael was shot and killed while he sat in his car at an intersection. He was a Sergeant and with the agency for twenty five years. Michael leaves behind his wife.
Picture of Michael



Frank P. Russo
Schaumburg, Illinois
November 1, 2008
Age 47
Frank died from a heart attack when he was struggling with a suspect after a foot chase. He was an officer with the department for nineteen years. Frank leaves behind his wife, son, daughter and his parents.


Joseph Airhart Jr.
Chicago, Illinois
November 4, 2008
Age 53
Joseph died from injuries he received seven years earlier in a raid on a suspected bank robbers home. He was a Detective with the Police Department for twenty five years.


Nathaniel Burnfield
South Strabane Township, Pennsylvania
November 4, 2008
Age 27
Nathaniel was hit by a garbage truck while he was assisting at an accident. He was an officer with the agency for five years.


Charles Skinner
North Salt lake, Utah
November 7, 2008
Age 30
Charles died from injuries he received four days earlier when he lost control of his car during a chase and hit a sign. He was an officer with the department for six months. Charles leaves behind his wife and infant twins.


Lawrence Canfield
Sacramento County, California
November 12, 2008
Age 43
Lawrence was killed when a driver turned in front of him while he was attempting to stop a speeder. He was a Deputy for thirteen years. Lawrence leaves behind his parents, wife and two children.


Monty Carmikle
Little Rock Arkansas
November 16, 2008
Age 45
Monty was killed in a helicopter during surveillance of night hunters. He was a Sergeant and with Game and Fish for twenty five years. Monty leaves behind his wife and his son.


Timothy Simpson
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
November 17, 2008
Age 46
Timothy was killed when his car was hit by a drunk driver. He was a Sergeant with the department for twenty years. Timothy leaves behind his wife and three children. Note: May 3, 2008 Timothy's patrol partner Stephen Liczbinski was shot and killed. See his memorial posting above.


Samuel Hicks
U.S. Dept. of Justice FBI
Indiana Township, Pennsylvania
November 19, 2008
Age 33
Samuel was shot and killed by a suspects wife while serving a drug search warrant. He was a Special Agent with the agency for eighteen months and was with the Baltimore Police Department for two years. Samuel leaves behind his wife and a three year old son.


Alex Del Rio
Hollywood, Florida
November 22, 2008
Age 31
Alex was killed when he lost control of his car and hit a tree in pursuit of a speeder. He was an officer with the department for nine years.


Nick Pham
Monroe County, Florida
November 26, 2008
Age 38
Nick was killed when his car collided with a semi-truck. He was a Deputy with the Sheriffs Office for four years and previously with Florida City Police Dept and Dade County Corrections. Nick leaves behind his wife and children.


Brent Lee
Trinity County, Texas
November 27, 2008
Age 58
Brent was killed when his car hit a pole, a tree and then started on fire while he was in a car chase. He was the Sheriff and recently retired from the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission. Brent leaves behind his wife and three children.


Curtis Jones
New Orleans, Louisiana
November 29, 2008
Age 74
Curtis was killed when his car left the road and hit a tree. Curtis was a reserve officer.


Robert Davis
San Antonio, Texas
December 1, 2008
Age 26
Robert died from injuries he received when a patrol car hit him four days earlier as he was clearing flares out of the street. He was an officer with the department for one year. Robert leaves behind his wife.


Timothy Abernethy
Houston, Texas
December 7, 2008
Age 43
Tim was shot in the head and killed while chasing a suspect after stopping them for a traffic violation. He was an officer with the department for eleven years. Tim leaves behind his wife, son and a daughter.


Ollie Bond
Haywood County, Tennessee
December 7, 2008
Age 41
Ollie, a Deputy Sheriff, was shot and killed during an altercation at a bar he owned in Jackson, Tennessee. He was a former Memphis and Murfreesboro TN police officer and was also Chief of Police in Bradford TN prior to leaving and joining Haywood County Narcotics Investigation Unit. Ollie leaves behind his mother, two sisters, two brothers, wife, daughter and two sons.


Brian Denning
Sumner County, Tennessee
December 8, 2008
Age 36
Brian was killed when he lost control of his car and struck a tree. The car went up in flames and other drivers tried to help him out of the car to no avail. Brian was a Deputy Sheriff with the agency for twelve years.


Tom Tennant
Woodburn, Oregon
December 12, 2008
Tom was killed when he went to a call of a bomb at a bank and while trying to examine the package it exploded. He was a Captain with the Police Department.


Bill Hakim
Woodburn, Oregon
December 12, 2008
Bill was killed when he went to a call of a bomb at a bank and while trying to examine the package it exploded. He was a Senior Trooper. Bill leaves behind his wife and two daughters.


Joseph Sanders
Hacienda Heights, California
December 15, 2008
Age 29
Joseph was killed when he was hit by a car while directing traffic at a car accident. He was with the Highway Patrol for just over a year. Joseph leaves behind his pregnant wife and three children.


Mark Simmons
Amarillo, Texas
December 17, 2008
Age 31
Mark died from injuries he received three years earlier in a car accident. He was an officer with the department for five years and previously with Randall County S.O. for one year. Mark leaves behind two children.


Jeremy Keith Carter
Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
December 19, 2008
Age 22
Jeremy was in a foot pursuit and for unknown causes passed out and died. He was a Deputy with the agency for three months. Jeremy leaves behind a one year old daughter.


William K. Chadwell
Pickaway County, Ohio
December 24, 2008
Age 70
William a Deputy Sheriff, was killed when a car hit a tree that he was waiting for another officer to clear off the road. The tree then hit William who died from his injuries.

 

 

Marc Charles Wilbur

Avon Park, Florida

December 25, 2008

Age 43

Marc died of a heart attack. He was a Sergeant with the department for nineteen years. Marc leaves behind one child.


Mason Samborski
Oak Park, Michigan
December 28, 2008
Age 28
Mason was shot and killed in a struggle with a juvenile. He was an officer with the department for four years. Mason leaves behind his wife and a child.


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


 

 

 

 

 

Poems Written By Ann
just ANGRY
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

 

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

 

Articles Written By E. Byers
These are MUST READS
SHOTS FIRED
ROOKIES

 

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