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Memorial 2011

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Suzanne Waughtel Hopper
Clark County, Ohio
January 1, 2011
Age 40
Suzanne was shot and killed while she was photographing a footprint in a trailer after a gun battle. She was a Deputy for twelve years. Suzanne leaves behind her husband and two children.
Picture of Suzanne



John Norsworthy
Fort Bend County, Texas
January 4, 2011
Age 39
John died a week after he lost control of his car and struck a tree en-route to assist another officer. He was a Deputy with the agency for two years and previously with Rosenberg P. D. John leaves behind his wife, son age sixteen and daughter age eleven.
Picture of John



Ralph Painter
Rainier, Oregon
January 5, 2011
Age 55
Ralph was shot and killed with his own gun as he struggled with a burglar. He was Chief of Police. Ralph leaves behind is wife and seven children.
Picture of Ralph



William H. Torbit Jr.
Baltimore, Maryland
January 9, 2011
Age 33
William was shot and killed by a fellow officer when he was mistaken for a patron in a bar with a gun. He was in the middle of breaking up a fight in the bar and was in plain clothes. William was an officer with the department for eight years.


Rogerio Morales
Davie, Florida
January 13, 2011
Age 27
Rogerio died of a heart attack while participating in SWAT training. He was an officer with the department for two years. Rogerio leaves behind his wife.
Picture of Rogerio



Christopher Matlosz
Lakewood, New Jersey
January 14, 2011
Age 27
Christopher had pulled alongside another vehicle when the suspect opened fire, shooting him three times. He had just switched from three years on the night shift a week prior. Christopher leaves behind his mother, brother and a fiancée whom he was marrying next year.
Picture of Christopher



Kevin Paul Marceau
Dallas, Texas
January 14, 2011
Age 47
Kevin was hit by a car and in a coma for several weeks before dying from his injuries. He was an officer with the department for seven years. Kevin leaves behind his son.


Larry Nehasil
Livonia, Michigan
January 17, 2011
Age 48
Larry was shot and killed while trying to arrest a suspect that had robbed a home. He was an officer with the department for twenty years and previously with Wayne County S.O. Larry leaves behind his wife and two children.
Picture of Larry



Tom Hayes
Columbus, Ohio
January 20, 2011
Age 61
Tom died from complications of a gun shot wound thirty years prior. He was an officer with the agency for seven years. Tom leaves behind his wife.


Roger Castillo
Miami-Dade, Florida
January 20, 2011
Age 41
Roger was shot and killed while trying to serve an arrest warrant for murder. He was a Detective with the Police Department for twenty one years. Roger leaves behind his wife and three sons. Note: Rogers wife is also with the department.
Photos In Memory of Roger



Amanda Haworth
Miami-Dade, Florida
January 20, 2011
Age 44
Amanda was shot and killed while trying to serve an arrest warrant for murder. She was a Detective with the agency for twenty three years. Amanda leaves behind her son.
Photo of Amanda
 



Charles Richard Nesbitt Jr.
Sumter, South Carolina
January 21, 2011
Age 39
Chuck was killed when his car hit another head on while coming back from transporting a prisoner to another facility. He was a Corporal with the department for ten years.
Picture of Charles



Tom Baitinger
St. Petersburg, Florida
January 24, 2011
Age 48
Tom was shot and killed when he was serving a warrant for battery. He was a Sergeant with the department canine division for fifteen years. Tom leaves behind his wife.


Jeffrey Yaslowitz
St. Petersburg, Florida
January 24, 2011
Age 39
Jeff was shot and killed when he was serving a warranty for battery. He was an officer with the departments canine division for twelve years. Jeff leaves behind his wife and three children.
Picture of Jeffrey


David S. Moore
Indianapolis, Indiana
January 26, 2011
Age 29
David was shot four times when he pulled over a suspect in a stolen car. He was an officer with the department for seven years. David leaves behind his parents and a sister. Note: David's mother is a Sergeant and his father is a retired Lieutenant with the department.
Picture of David



Casimiro Pomales
New York State Dept. of Corrections
January 28, 2011
Age 52
Casimiro was killed when the prison van he was driving hit another car and rolled. He was an officer with Corrections for twenty two years. Casimiro leaves behind his wife and children.
Picture of Casimiro



Jayme Lee Biendl
Washington State Dept. of Corrections
January 29, 2011
Age 34
Jayme was strangled by an inmate while she was standing post at the prison chapel. She was a Correctional Officer with the department for eight years.
Picture of Jayme
 



Greg Malloy
Florida Dept. of Corrections
February 2, 2011
Age 44
Greg was shot and killed by a man that was suspected of killing his parents. He was a Colonel and a canine handler and with the agency for twenty two years.
Picture of Greg



Michael J. Califano
Nassau County, New York
February 5, 2011
Age 44
Michael was killed when his car was hit by a truck during a traffic stop. He was an officer with the department for twelve years. Michael leaves behind his wife and three children.


Jonathon Bastock
Stow, Ohio
February 5, 2011
Age 47
Jonathon died a month after he fell on ice and injured his knee. While recovering at home he had a blood clot. He was an officer with the department for twelve years and a reserve officer for five years prior. Jonathon leaves behind his wife and three children.


Aaron Peru
San Carlos, Arizona
February 13, 2011
Age 26
Aaron was killed when a trailer being towed by a car broke loose and hit him head on. He was an officer with the Apache Tribal for only a month. Aaron leaves behind his parents and four children.
Picture of Aaron
 



Thomas Adams
Mendocino County, California
February 15, 2011
Age 24
Thomas was killed when his car was hit head on by another car. He was an officer with the California Highway Patrol for two years.


Daniel Stiles
Uniontown, Ohio
February 15, 2011
Age 46
Dan was killed by a woman driving an SUV while he was directing traffic at a school. He was a Captain and with the department for two years. He was previously with Hartville PD for eighteen years.
Picture of Daniel



Jaime J. Zapata
Mexico City, Mexico
February 15, 2011
Age 32
Jaime was shot and killed when his car was forced off the road by drug cartel members. He was a Special Agent for four years and previously with Border Control for one year. Jaime leaves behind his parents and four brothers. Note: Two of his brothers are also Federal Agents.
Picture of Jaime


Derek Hotsinpiller
Elkins, West Virginia
February 16, 2011
Age 24
Derek was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a suspect for cocaine distribution. He was a Deputy for the U.S. Marshal Service for one year. Derek leaves behind a brother. Note: His brother is a Police Officer in West Virgina.
Picture of Derek



John I. (Jay) McDonough
Volusia County, Florida
February 16, 2011
Age 52
Jay died of a heart attack while jogging during training exercises. He was a Captain for the Beach Patrol for thirteen years. Jay leaves behind his father, two siblings, his wife, son and a daughter.


Adam Rosenthal
Delray Beach, Florida
February 17, 2011
Age 39
Adam was killed when his car hit a tree. He was a Sergeant with the department for sixteen years. Adam leaves behind four children.
Picture of Adam
 



John Falcone
Poughkeepsie, New York
February 18, 2011
Age 44
John was shot in the head and killed after rescuing a three year old child away from a suspect who had killed the child's mother. He was a Detective with the department for eighteen years. John leaves behind his parents.


David S. Crawford
St. Petersburg, Florida
February 21, 2011
Age 46
David was shot and killed when he was looking for a teenage suspect in a residents backyard. He was not wearing his vest at the time. He was an officer with the department for twenty five years. David leaves behind his wife and a daughter.


Julie Weir
Kearney, Nebraska
February 24, 2011
Age 39
Julie was killed when she lost control of her car and hit a semi truck in a snow storm. She was a Park Ranger with the National Park Service for eleven years.


Fred Thornton
Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina
February 25, 2011
Age 50
Fred was killed by an explosive at home when he was putting away his gear after serving a warrant with his SWAT team. He was with the Police Department for twenty eight years. Fred leaves behind his wife and four children.
Picture of Fred



Willie Amos Cammon
Heard County, Georgia
March 3, 2011
Age 59
Willie was killed when he was hit head on by a car trying to pass another car. He was a Deputy Sheriff with the agency for thirty five years and previously with the State Patrol.


Shandon Wright
Pierce County, Washington
March 3, 2011
Age 29
Shandon was at home recovering from surgery after an assault and he stopped breathing. He was a Deputy Sheriff for five years. Shandon leaves behind his wife and a young daughter.


Debra K. Collins
Fredericktown, Missouri
March 4, 2011
Age 55
Debra was killed when she lost control of her car and it overturned. She was a District Administrator with the Department of Corrections for twenty five years. Debra leaves behind her husband and two sons.


John Perry
St. Louis, Missouri
March 8, 2011
Age 48
John was shot and killed while trying to serve a warrant for an assault on an officer and drug possession. He was a Deputy Marshal for ten years and previously a Probation Officer with Madison County for sixteen years.


Jay Sheridan
Limon, Colorado
March 9, 2011
Age 27
Jay was shot and killed while serving a warrant on a fugitive. He was an officer with the department for six years. Jay leaves behind his wife and one child.
Picture of Jay
 



Geoffrey Breitkopf
Nassau County, New York
March 12, 2011
Age 40
Geoffrey was shot and killed when another police officer mistook him for a suspect that had already been shot and killed. Geoffrey was with the department for twelve years.
Picture of Geoffrey



Sebastian Diana
Orange County, Florida
March 12, 2011
Age 40
Sebastian died from a bacterial infection he contracted from a baby while trying to give it CPR. He was a Deputy with the agency for twelve years. Sebastian leaves behind his wife and four children.


Cameron Neil Justus
Buchanan County, Virginia
March 13, 2011
Age 41
Cameron was shot and killed by a sniper with a rifle while trying to assist in a robbery. He was a Deputy with the agency for ten years.
Picture of Cameron



William Exra Stiltner
Buchanan County, Virginia
March 13, 2011
Age 46
William was shot and killed by a sniper with a rifle while trying to assist in a robbery. He was a Deputy with the agency for seven years. William leaves behind his wife, two children and two grandchildren.


Alain Scharbarger
New York City, New York
March 13, 2011
Age 42
Alain was killed when a suspect violating an order of protection pushed him over a stoop and he fell nine feet, breaking his neck. Alain was an officer with the department for ten years and with the 84th Precinct.


Stephanie Brown
San Antonio, Texas
March 15, 2011
Age 27
Stephanie was killed when a person driving the wrong way on the road struck her head on. She was an officer with the department for three years. Stephanie leaves behind a one year old daughter. Note: Stephanie's father is also an officer with the same agency.


Jermaine Gibson
Cathedral City, California
March 19, 2011
Age 28
Jermaine died from injuries when he lost control of his car and hit a tree during a chase. He was an officer with the department for a year and a half and in law enforcement for three years. Jermaine leaves behind his wife and a son.


Andrew Dunn
Sandusky, Ohio
March 19, 2011
Age 30
Andrew died after being shot five times while trying to stop a bicyclist for riding his bike with no lights. He was an officer with the department for three years. Andrew leaves behind his wife, two sons and his parents.
Picture of Andrew
 

 


Craig Birkholz
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
March 20, 2011
Age 28
Craig was shot and killed by a suspect that created a stand-off in his home. He was an officer with the department for two years. Craig leaves behind his wife.
Picture of Craig



Elmer Christian
Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
March 22, 1022
Age 34
Elmer was shot and killed by a suspect wanted for a car-jacking and kidnapping. Elmer leaves behind is wife and two children.
Picture of Elmer



Daryl Gordon
Piscataquis County, Maine
March 25, 2011
Age 60
Daryl was killed in an airplane crash. He was a Warden with the agency for twenty five years. Daryl leaves behind is wife and two children.
Picture of Daryl



Kevin P. Dobson
Erie County, New York
March 26, 2011
Age 43
Kevin was killed when he was hit by a passing car while making a traffic stop on the interstate. He was a Trooper with the agency for fourteen years. Kevin leaves behind three children.


Robert Britton
Smith County, Texas
March 28, 2011
Age 54
Robert died from head injuries when he was charged by a cow while trying to direct it off the road. He was a Deputy with the agency for nineteen years. Robert leaves behind his two children.


James Timothy Chapin
Chattanooga, Tennessee
April 2, 2011
Age 51
Tim was shot and killed when he answered the call to a robbery at a pawn shop. The shooter was an escaped prisoner from a Colorado prison wearing a Kevlar vest. He was a Sergeant and with the agency for twenty seven years. Tim leaves behind his wife and two children.
Picture of James
 



Jeffrey Werda
Saginaw County, Michigan
April 6, 2011
Age 43
Jeffrey was killed when he was assisting in a chase and he was thrown from his car when it rolled. He was a Trooper with the agency for eleven years.
Picture of Jeffrey
 



Christopher Cooper
Leavenworth, Kansas
April 7, 2011
Age 38
Christopher died of a heart attack while participating in training exercises. He was a Senior Officer with the Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons. Christopher leaves behind his wife and two sons.


Ronald E. Johnson
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
April 12, 2011
Age 63
Ronald was killed by two inmates that were serving 80 years to life when they tried to escape the State Penitentiary. He was a Correction Officer for twenty three years. Ronald leaves behind his wife.


Jonathan Schmidt
Trumann, Arkansas
April 12, 2011
Age 30
Jonathan was shot and killed when he stopped a car for not having insurance. He was a Patrolman with the department for four years. Jonathan leaves behind his wife and three children.


Sherri Jones
Bowie County, Texas
April 18, 2011
Age 54
Sherri was waiting to transport a prisoner from a courtroom and he attacked her and shot her with her own gun. She was a Deputy with the agency for six years.


Eric Zapata
Kalamazoo, Michigan
April 18, 2011
Age 35
Eric was shot and killed when he answered a call to shots fired at a residence. He was a an officer with the department for ten years.
Picture of Eric



J. Christopher Kilcullen
Eugene, Oregon
April 22, 2011
Chris was shot and killed by a female that he was in a car chase with for running a red light. He was an officer with the department for twelve years. Chris leaves behind his wife and two children.
Picture of Chris
 



Clifton Taylor
Johnson County, Texas
April 23, 2011
Age 31
Clifton was shot and killed when he answered a call to a domestic dispute. He was a Deputy with the agency for three years. Clifton was engaged to be married and leaves behind his parents.
Picture of Clifton



Daryl Hall
St. Louis, Missouri
April 24, 2011
Age 34
Daryl was shot three times when he went outside at a nightclub after hearing shots being fired. He was an officer with Housing Authority for five years.
Picture of Daryl



Rolando Tirado
Buckeye, Arizona
May 1, 2011
Age 37
Rolando was shot in the back and killed when he pulled a car over in a parking lot. He was an officer with the department for seven years and in law enforcement for eleven years. Rolando leaves behind his wife and two children.


Ralph Braden
Wartburg, Tennessee
May 7, 2011
Age 58
Ralph died from injuries he received while trying to apprehend a suspect in a domestic dispute. He was a Captain with the department for twenty two years.


Andrew "Andy" Thomas Wall
Smyrna, Tennessee
May 7, 2011
Age 36
Andy was killed when he was driving his motorcycle and was struck by a car while escorting the Air Force Thunderbirds to an air show. Andy was a Trooper with the agency for seven years and previously with Dickson PD for almost eight years. He leaves behind his parents, sister and his girlfriend.


Brian Dulle
Warren County, Ohio
May 10, 2011
Age 36
Brian was killed when he was struck by a car while laying stop sticks. He was a Sergeant with the agency for twelve years. He leaves behind his wife and three children.
Picture of Brian



Eduardo Rojas, Jr.
Gila Bend, Arizona
May 12, 2011
Age 35
Eduardo was killed when the car he was in was hit by a train. He was an Agent with Border Control for eleven years. Eduardo leaves behind his wife and two children.
Picture of Eduardo



Hector R. Clark
Gila Bend, Arizona
May 12, 2011
Age 39
Hector was killed when the car he was in was hit by a train. He was an Agent with Border Control for ten years. Hector leaves behind his wife and two children.
Picture of Hector



Craig A. Orrell
Austin, Texas
May 12, 2011
Age 50
Craig died of a heart attack while running during training exercise.


Shaft S. Hunter
Howard County, Maryland
May 21, 2011
Age 39
Shaft was killed when he ran into the back of a semi parked on the side of the interstate. He was a Trooper with the agency for eleven years. Shaft leaves behind is wife and six children.


Trevor Scott Phillips
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
May 21, 2011
Age 42
Trevor was thrown from his motorcycle during a funeral procession when a car pulled in front of him trying to turn around. Trevor was an officer with the department for ten years.


Andrew Garton
Hawthorne, California
May 26, 2011
Age 44
Andrews motorcycle hit the motorcycle of another officers during a funeral procession for a fallen officer. He was an officer with the department for almost eight years. Andrew leaves behind his wife and two children.
Picture of Andrew
 



William Johnson
Newark, New Jersey
May 26, 2011
Age 45
William was killed when he was in a pizza establishment ordering pizza and a car drove up and shot inside the restaurant. He was a sixteen year veteran of the department. William leaves behind two daughters.


Kenneth Gary Vann
Bexar County, Texas
May 28, 2011
Age 48
Kenneth was shot several times and killed while he was sitting at a red light. He was a Sergeant with the agency for 25 years. Kenneth leaves behind his wife and three children. Note: Kenneth's wife also serves with the agency.


Kevin Will
Houston, Texas
May 29, 2011
Age 38
Kevin was killed when a car struck him as he was on the side of the road dealing with a drunk driver. He was an officer with the department for two years. Kevin leaves behind his pregnant wife and two children.


Timothy S. Briggs
London, Kentucky
May 31, 2011
Age 46
Tim died of a heart attack while running during training. He was a Special Agent with the FBI for fourteen years.


Ellen E. Engelhardt
Wareham, Massachusetts
June 1, 2011
Age 58
Ellen died from injuries she received in July 2003 after being hit by a drunk driver while she was parked on the side of the road. She had been in a coma since. She was a Trooper for twenty three years. Ellen leaves behind a daughter.
Picture of Ellen



Jefferson Taylor
Riverside, Missouri
June 3, 2011
Age 31
Jefferson was killed when he was struck by lightning while assisting in the tornados in Joplin. He was a Master Patrolman with the department for six years.
Picture of Jefferson
 



Kurt Wyman
Oneida County, New York
June 7, 2011
Age 24
Kurt was shot and killed while attempting to deal with a suspect during a domestic dispute call. He was a Deputy for four years. Kurt leaves behind his wife, young son and new born daughter. Note: Kurt's wife gave birth to their daughter the day she was notified of his death.


Keith Bellar
Dickson County, Tennessee
June 7, 2011
Keith was shot in the head and killed when he stopped to assist a car accident, which was really a domestic dispute between a fellow dispatcher and her spouse. He was a Deputy with the agency for six years. Keith leaves behind his wife and infant son.


Warren B. Lewis III
Nash County, North Carolina
June 9, 2011
Age 38
Warren was shot and killed serving a warrant for a murder investigation. He was an Investigator with the agency for nine years. Warren leaves behind his wife and two children.


Charles Armour
Detroit, Michigan
June, 11, 2011
Age 40
Chuck was killed when he was intentionally struck by a car while on foot patrol. He was an officer with the department for seventeen years.
Picture of Charles



Jeffrey Alexander
Chemung County, New York
June 12, 2011
Age 26
Jeffrey was killed when he lost control of his car and struck one coming towards him. He was a Deputy with the agency for five years. Jeffrey leaves behind his fiancée.
Picture of Jeffrey
 



Kevin Sandoval
South Pasadena, California
June 14, 2011
Age 23
Kevin died from a head injury while training with his department. He was an officer for two years. Kevin leaves behind his parents and a sibling.


Adam M. Bowen
King George County, Virginia
June 24, 2011
Age 28
Adam was killed when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a pole and several cars. He was a Trooper for three years. Adam leaves behind his parents and his fiancée.
Picture of Adam
 



Darrell Cervandez Curley
Kaibito, Arizona
June 26, 2011
Age 26
Darrell was shot and killed when he responded to a domestic disturbance. He was a Sergeant with the Tribal Police in Tuba City for twenty five years. Darrell leaves behind his wife, three children and a grandson.


Russell Anthony George
Ball, Louisiana
June 26, 2011
Age 47
Russell was killed when he struck a bicycle in the road, losing control of his car and hit a tree. He was in law enforcement for eighteen years. Russell leaves behind his mother, wife and three daughters.


Charles Allen VanMeter
Brazoria County, Texas
June 26, 2011
Age 27
Charles was killed when a semi pulled in front of a car he was a passenger in. He was a Sheriff with the agency for five years. Charles leaves behind his parents, siblings and grandparents.
Picture of Charles



Kyle Pagerly
Berks County, Pennsylvania
June 29, 2011
Age 28
Kyle was shot in the head and killed while attempting to serve a search warrant. He was a Deputy with the agency for five years. Kyle leaves behind his pregnant wife.


James "Dee" D. Stewart
Spalding County, Georgia
July 3, 2011
Age 40
James was killed when his car collided with a car his grandson was driving. His grandson also worked with the agency. He was a Sheriff and with the agency for forty years.


John Mecklenburg
Hernando County, Florida
July 3, 2011
Age 35
John was killed when he was in a pursuit and lost control of his car hitting a tree. He was a Deputy with the agency for two years. John leaves behind his wife and two children.


Timothy Warren
Memphis, Tennessee
July 3, 2011
Timothy was shot in the head and killed while responding to a domestic dispute. He was a patrolman with the department for eight years. Timothy leaves behind his wife and two children.


Elieser "Eli" Colonroche
Sanford, North Carolina
July 5, 2011
Age 55
Eli died of injuries while doing training exercises. He was an officer with the department for nine years. Eli leaves behind his wife and three sons.
Picture of Elieser



Bryan Hebert
Beaumont, Texas
July 8, 2011
Age 36
Bryan was killed during a domestic dispute when a suspect hit him head on with hit car while standing at the trunk of the car. He was an officer with the department for ten years. Bryan leaves behind his parents, grandparents and his sister.
Picture of Bryan
 



Steven Kenner
Bismark, North Dakota
July 8, 2011
Age 57
Steven was shot and killed while answering a call to a domestic disturbance. He was a Sergeant with the department for thirty two years. Steven leaves behind his wife and three children.


Ryan Stringer
Alhambra, California
July 10, 2011
Age 26
Ryan was killed when his car hit another officers car en-route to a robbery call. He was an officer with the department for two years.


Brent Long
Terre Haute, Indiana
July 11, 2011
Age 34
Brent was shot and killed while trying to serve a warrant. He was an officer with the department for six years. Brent leaves behind his wife, daughter and infant son.
Picture of Brent
 



Roger Rice
Laurens County, South Carolina
July 14, 2011
Age 29
Roger was shot and killed while searching for a suspect that had killed his girl friend. He was a Deputy Sheriff with the agency for a year and a half. Roger leaves behind is wife and two children.


Fermin "Sonny" Archer
New York City, NY
July 14, 2011
Age 48
Sonny died from having a ruptured aorta following a car accident. He was a Detective with the agency for twenty eight years. Sonny leaves behind his wife and four children.
Picture of Fermin



Luis E. Gomez-Crespo
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
July 15, 2011
Age 24
Luis was off duty and attempting to stop a robbery when he was shot five times and killed. He was an Agent with the department for four years. Luis leaves behind his wife and daughter. Note: Luis father also serves with the department.


Richard Joseph Daly
Clayton County, Georgia
July 20,2011
Age 55
Rick was shot and killed by a teenager whom officers were chasing because of an armed robbery. He was a Deputy and in law enforcement for twenty five years. Rick leaves behind his wife, son, daughter and four grandchildren.


Bryan P. Gross
Converse County, Wyoming
July 28, 2011
Age 29
Bryan drowned while attempting to rescue a teenage girl. He was a Deputy with Sheriff's office.

Picture of Bryan



Daniel Ackerman
Buena Park, California
July 29, 2011
Age 31
Daniel died after exercising with the SWAT team. He was an officer with the department for six years. Daniel leaves behind his daughter.
Picture of Daniel



Russell M. Willingham Jr.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
July 30, 2011
Age 28
Russell was killed when he lost control of his car and hit a tree and it started on fire. He was an officer with the department for two years and previously with the Greensboro Police Department. Russell leaves behind his wife.


Tina Rambo
Ocean County, New Jersey
August 1, 2011
Age 35
Tina was killed when her car was hit head on by another vehicle. She was a Detective with the Prosecutors Office for ten years. Tina leaves behind her husband and two children.


Frederick F. Guthrie Jr.
Holt County, Missouri
August 1, 2011
Age 46
Fred drowned after being swept up in flood waters. His canine officers body was found but Fred's body has yet to be found. He was a Trooper with Water Patrol for just short of eighteen years.
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David Jennings Dawson III
Greene County, North Carolina
August 1, 2011
Age 21
David was killed when he lost control of his car hitting a tree en-route to assist an officer. He was a Deputy for two months to the date of his death.
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James Ryan McCandless
Rapid City, South Dakota
October 19, 1982
August 2, 2011
Age 28
Ryan was shot and killed when he and two fellow officers stopped a group of four for suspicious activity. One of the suspects shot at all three officers. Ryan was with the department for six years. He died one day after celebrating his sixth year with the department. Posthumously Ryan was awarded the Medal of Honor, Purple Heart Medal and Life Saving Medal for saving a baby's life. Ryan was well known in the community for his PSA's "Let's Keep Rapid City Safe" Ryan leaves behind his fiancée, mother, father, sister and extended family. Note: As the owner of this website, this was the first law enforcement funeral attended by myself with exception to Police Week. God Speed Ryan.
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Jeffrey Settle
Statesville, North Carolina
August 4, 2011
Age 41
Jeff was killed when his car was rear ended by a truck. He was a Parole Officer and with the Department of Corrections for eighteen years. Jeff leaves behind his wife and three children.


Larry Sisk
Maben, Mississippi
August 5, 2011
Age 61
Larry was killed when his truck hit a fallen tree after a storm. He was a Starkville Police Officer and in law enforcement for twenty nine years, the last seven as Chief of Police. Larry retired in 2001.


Nick Armstrong
Rapid City, South Dakota
May 24, 1984
August 6, 2011
Age 27
Nick was shot when he and two fellow officers stopped a group of four for suspicious activity. One of the suspects shot at all three officers. Nick died 5 days after being shot. Nick was with the department for two years. He was previously with Spearfish Police Department for two years. Nick was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor and Purple Heart Medal. Nick leaves behind his father, mother and two younger brothers and extended family.
Note: As the owner of this website, this was the second law enforcement funeral attended by myself with exception to Police Week. God Speed Nick.
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Jeremy Henwood
San Diego, California
August 7, 2011
Age 36
Jeremy was shot in the head and killed at a stop light. The suspect had just shot a random person at a fast food restaurant. He was an officer with the department for four years. Jeremy leaves behind his mother, father, brother and sister.
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John Kendall
Holden, Louisiana
August 9, 2011
Age 63
John was killed when his car went into the opposite lane hitting a semi and a truck. He was a Corporal with the Department of Public Safety.


Jim Mathiesen
Petaluma, California
August 9, 2011
Age 49
Jim was shot twice in the chest and killed when he went to the home of a friend to assist her with a domestic dispute. He was off duty and unarmed at the time. Jim was a Deputy with the Marin Sheriff Department for nine years.


Robert A. Lasso
Freemansburg Borough, Pennsylvania
August 11, 2011
Age 31
Robert was shot and killed while answering a disturbance call. He was an officer with the department for seven years. Robert leaves behind his wife and two children.


Patrick Luca
Smithtown, New York
August 12, 2011
Age 41
Patrick drowned while he was kayaking with his five year old son. His son survived. Patrick was with the NYPD for twenty one years.


Evan Burns
Caruthersville, Missouri
August 16, 2011
Age 28
Evan was killed when he was hit by a car while laying spike strips. He was a Patrolman with the department for two years. Evan leaves behind a one year old son.


Bart Child
Fort Huachuca, Arizona
August 18, 2011
Age 29
Bart died after participating in a running exercise with the department. He was with the Army Civilian Police for four years and had just joined his new department a month prior. Bart leaves behind his wife and three children.


Ross R. Potter
Carter County, Tennessee
August 19, 2011
Age 81
Ross died from injuries two weeks after he lost control of his car and hit an utility pole. He was a Constable with the agency for twenty nine years. Ross leaves behind four children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


Justin Sollohub
Anniston, Alabama
August 24, 2011
Age 27
Justin was shot in the head and killed while chasing a man he tried to approach on the street. He was with the department for two years. Justin leaves behind his parents


Mark Scianna
Bexar County, Texas
August 27, 2011
Age 49
Mark was killed when he lost control of his car rolled it and hit several utility poles. He was a Sergeant with the department for two years and previously with Castle Hill and New Britain CT agencies. Mark leaves behind three sons.


Emiliano Torres-Soto
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
August 28, 2011
Emiliano was shot multiple times and killed while he was off duty trying to stop a fight. He was an officer with the department for ten years. Emiliano leaves behind his wife, two sons and a daughter.


Tiffany Danielle Bishop
Jackson, Georgia
August 31, 2011
Age 24
Tiffany was accidentally shot and killed with a loaded fire arm during a training exercise. She was a Probation Officer with the Dept. of Corrections for six months.


Kevin Aigner
Travis County, Texas
September 10, 2011
Age 38
Kevin died while helping a neighborhood during a wildfire, he had stopped breathing. He was a Corporal for twelve years and in law enforcement for fifteen years.


Kevin Jessup
Massapequa, New York
September 11, 2011
Age 25
Kevin was killed by a drunk driver that rear ended him in a three-car crash. He was a Police Officer for NYPD and off duty at the time.


Sherman Abrams
New York City, New York
September 12, 2011
Age 28
Sherman passed away after running in training. He was a Police Officer with the department for two months and previously with Corrections for four years.


Eric Charles Fontes
Honolulu, Hawaii
September 13, 2011
Age 45
Eric was killed when a car hit him while he was attending a car on the side of the road. He was a Police Officer with the department for seven years. Eric leaves behind his wife, children and grandchildren.


Joseph Szczerba
New Castle, Delaware
September 16, 2011

Age 44
Joseph was killed when he was stabbed during an altercation. He was a Sergeant with the department for eighteen years.


Derrick Whittle
Union County, Georgia
September 18, 2011
Age 38
Derrick died from injuries after a car accident on route to a domestic abuse call. He lost control of his car and struck a tree on the way to the call. He was a Deputy with the agency for one year. Derrick leaves behind his wife and two children.


Mark Toney
Indianola, Iowa
September 20, 2011
Age 43
Mark was killed when he lost control of his car and it rolled and caught on fire. He was a Trooper for twenty four years. Mark leaves behind his fiancee and two sons.


Bryan Sleeper
Burleigh County, North Dakota
September 28, 2011
Age 39
Bryan died of a heart attack after an altercation with a speeding suspect. He was a Deputy for the agency for four years.


Paul Stuckey
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
September 30, 2011
Age 47
Paul was shot and killed while answering a call to suspects night hunting. He was a Sergeant with the Louisiana Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries for eighteen years. Paul leaves behind his wife and three children.


Tim Lowry
Shawnee, Oklahoma
September 30, 2011
Age 56
Tim was killed when the vehicle he was driving in hit a semi truck that was making a u-turn. He was a Reserve Deputy with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office. Tim leaves behind his wife, twin daughters, a son, three siblings and six grandchildren.


Mike Roberts
Shawnee, Oklahoma
September 30, 2011
Age 45
Mike was killed when the vehicle he was driving in hit a semi truck that was making a u-turn. He was a Reserve Deputy with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office. Mike leaves behind his wife, five children, three siblings and five grandchildren.


John Wayne Haddock
Grenada, Mississippi
October 7, 2011
Age 50
John was killed when he was hit by a car after laying spike strips. He was a Captain with the department and had served twenty two years. John leaves behind his wife and two sons.


Derek Kotecki
Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
October 12, 2011
Age 40
Derek was shot and killed while trying to capture a suspect wanted for a prior shooting. He was a Patrolman with the department for eighteen years. Derek leaves behind his wife and two children.


Trevor Slot
Walker, Michigan
October 13, 2011
Age 41
Trevor was killed while deploying spike strips to stop bank robbers. He was an officer with the department for nine years. Trevor leaves behind his wife and two daughters.


Joseph Wargo
Mount Arlington, New Jersey
October 16, 2011
Age 37
Joseph was killed by a drunk driver. He was a Patrolman with the department for ten years. Joseph leaves behind his wife.


James "JD" Paugh
Richmond County, Georgia
October 23, 2011
Age 47
JD was shot repeatedly and killed by a man on the side of the interstate that he had stopped to possibly assist. He was off duty at the time. JD was a Deputy with the Sheriffs Office for seventeen years. JD leaves behind his son.


Terry Lewis-Fleming
Albany, Georgia
October 28, 2011
Age 36
Terry was killed when her car was struck by another patrol car during a pursuit. She lost control of the car and hit a tree. She was an officer with the department for five years. Terry leaves behind her husband and three children.


Brad Jones
Glendale, Arizona
October 29, 2011
Age 27
Brad was shot and killed while trying to help a probation officer contact one of his clients. He was an officer with the department for four years. Brad leaves behind his wife and two children.


Daniel Clark
San Bernardino, California
November 3, 2011
Age
Daniel died from complications of an ankle injury he received at the beginning of the year. He was an officer with the department for twenty years. Daniel leaves behind his wife and a daughter.


Hester Scott
Chicago, Illinois
November 4, 2011
Age 55
Hester was beaten, stabbed and her body was dumped in the backyard by her own grandson whom she had caught skipping school and confronted him. She was a Chicago Police Officer for twenty five years and quit the department to help raise her grandchildren.


Michael Morgan
Newark, New Jersey
November 7, 2011
Age 32
Michael was shot and killed trying to stop a robbery while off duty. He was a Detective with the department for almost seven years.


R. Shane Wilson
Doraville, Georgia
November 14, 2011
Age 27
Shane was killed when he was struck head on by a drunk drive while on route to a call of a home invasion. He was a Detective with the department for four years. Shane leaves behind his wife and an eight year old son.


James Capoot
Vallejo, California
November 17, 2011
Age 43
James was shot and killed when he chased a bank robbery suspect on foot. He was a an officer with the department for nineteen years and previously with CHP for two years. James leaves behind his wife and three daughters.


Mariano Rodríguez-Maldonado
Puerto Rico, Puerto, Rico
November 21, 2011
Age 37
Mariano was killed when the car he was driving in lost control and hit a divider. He was an Agent with the department for seven years. Mariano leaves behind his wife and three children.


Buddy Ray Herron
Pendleton, Oregon
November 29, 2011
Age 42
Buddy was stabbed and killed when he stopped to help a person stranded in their vehicle on the way to work. He was a Corrections Officer for four years. Buddy leaves behind his wife and four children.


Jerry E. Hicks, Sr.
Leadwood, Missouri
December 4, 2011
Age 69
Jerry was killed when he lost control of his car on an icy road and hit a tree. He was in law enforcement for twenty five years and currently Chief of Police. Jerry leaves behind two children, five grand children and three great grand children.


Anthony "Tony" Alan Giniewicz
Signal Hill, California
December 7, 2011
Age 58
Tony was shot and killed by gang members as a fellow officer walked to his car after having dinner with him after their shift. He was with the department for three years and previously with Massachusetts Department of Corrections. Tony leaves behind his son, two step children and extended family.


Deriek W. Crouse
Virginia Tech, Virginia
December 8, 2011
Age 39
Deriek was shot in the head and and killed during a traffic stop. Deriek was an officer with the department for four years and previously with Montgomery Sheriff Office. Deriek leaves behind his wife and five children.


Rick Rhyne
Moore County, North Carolina
December 8, 2011
Age 58
Rick was shot and killed while investigating a trespassing call. He was a Deputy with the agency and in law enforcement for thirty seven years. Rick leaves behind his wife, son and two grandchildren.


David Enzbrenner
Atchison, Kansas
December 9, 2011
Age 46
David was shot and killed by a man that interfered in serving a nuisance order. He was a Sergeant with the department for twenty four years. David leaves behind his wife and three children.


Pete Figoski
New York City, New York
December 12, 2011
Age 47
Peter was shot in the head and killed responding to a home invasion robbery call. Peter was promoted to Detective and with the department for 22 years. Peter leaves behind four daughters.


Isaac Joel Pizarro-Pizarro
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
December 13, 2011
Age 30
Isaac was shot at over 60 times and killed in retaliation of a case he was working on. He was an Agent with the agency for eight years. Isaac leaves behind his mother and brothers.


Pat Pyette
Blaine County, Montana
December 14, 2011
Age 54
Pat was killed when he was hit by a car while securing an accident scene. He was an Undersheriff for 10 years. Pat leaves behind his wife and son.


Michael Andrew Boehm
U.S. Park Police
December 16, 2011
Michael was killed when he had a heart attack answering the call of someone jumping off a bridge. He was a Sergeant with the U.S. Park Police for nineteen years. Michael leaves behind his wife and son.


Ronnie Smith
Butts County, Georgia
December 17, 2011
Age 49
Ronnie was killed when he lost control of his car and hit a tree while responding to a fight. He was a Deputy with the agency for four years. Ronnie leaves behind his wife and two daughters.


John David Dryer
East Washington Borough, Pennsylvania
December 19, 2011
Age 46
John was shot in the head and killed while waiting for a tow truck during a traffic stop. He was an officer with the department for one and a half years and in law enforcement for sixteen years. John leaves behind his son.


Timothy Brian Schock
Chesapeake, Virginia
December 20, 2011
Age 41
Tim died during a diving training exercise. He was an officer with the department for sixteen years. Tim leaves behind his fiancee and a child.


Arnulfo Crispin
Lakeland, Florida
December 21, 2011
Age 25
Arnulfo was shot and killed while trying to talk to three people in a closed park. He was an officer with the department for eighteen months.


Scotty Richardson

Aiken, South Carolina

December 21, 2011

Age 33

Scotty was shot and killed while making a stop of a suspicious car. He was a Master Public Safety Officer and with the department for twelve years. Scotty leaves behind his wife and three children.


Matt Miller
Seminole County, Florida
December 26, 2011
Age 53
Matt was killed in a motorcycle accident while trying to catch up to a speeder. He was a Deputy with the agency for 24 years and in law enforcement for twenty seven years. Matt leaves behind his wife.


Clifton Lewis
Chicago, Illinois
December 29, 2011
Age 41
Clifton was shot and killed during a robbery. He was an officer with the department for eight years. Clifton leaves behind his fiancée, mother and a daughter.


Daniel "Danny" Lee Knapp
U.S. Dept. of Justice
December 29, 2011
Age 42
Daniel drowned while trying to rescue a drowning swimmer while on vacation in Puerto Rico. He was an Agent with the F.B.I. for six years.


Shawn Schneider
Lake City, Minnesota
December 30, 2011
Age 32
Shawn was shot in the head and killed during a domestic disturbance call. He was an officer with the department for eight years.


John Capano
Seaford, New York
December 31, 2011
Age 51
John was shot and killed by retired officer that thought he was the suspect in a scuffle with another man. He was a Senior Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for twenty three years. John leaves behind his wife and two children.


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