Angels in Heaven Tribute to our fallen Police Officers

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Albany, Georgia

Albany Police Department

Police Officer Terry Lewis-Flemming

End Of Watch: 10-28-11

Officer Terry Lewis-Flemming, 36, was killed in a vehicle crash while in pursuit of armed robbery suspects. During a pursuit of the fleeing gunmen, several agencies were involved. Officer Lewis-Flemming and Officer Batson collided. Ofc. Lewis-Flemming’s cruiser burst into flames, causing critical injuries. Officer Batson also suffered injuries. They were transported to Trauma but injuries to Ofc. Lewis-Flemming proved to be too much and she succumbed to multiple blunt force trauma. The second Officer, Ofc. Gregory Batson, is stable and doing as well as can be expected. The suspects rammed several cruisers before they flipped their own vehicle. Even upon arrest, the suspects put up a fight. Money and weapons were recovered at the scene of the crash. This is an ongoing investigation

Born with a soul that has courage to wear the badge, Officer Lewis-Flemming has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the People of Albany for 5 years. Our beautiful Sister had the biggest smile and even bigger heart. She was made for this work no doubt. Tough as nails when needed be but also had an amazing compassion for those in need. Terry would often take time to stop and talk with the citizens and really listened to their concerns. She gained their trust and was an wonderful example to the People of how the Police are there to help. Officer Lewis-Flemming truly did us all proud. She took great pride in her uniform and the work that goes with wearing the badge. Serving every day with the utmost Honor and Integrity, Living As Only A Hero Could. Our Sister was just starting a whole new life. Currently attending college and newly married just 4 months ago on June 18, 2011. Her greatest joys came from spending time with her beloved and three children. Terry was also a huge Atlanta Falcons football fan and would often lose her voice cheering them on. It goes without saying how incredibly much this amazing Warrior will be missed by so very many … never to be forgotten.

Terry leaves behind her newly-wed husband Henry Flemming and three children. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Lewis and Flemming families as well as to all the Men and Women of the Albany PD and all surrounding agencies whom have had the privilege and the pleasure of working alongside this Hero. Thoughts are also with the Albany Fire Rescue and we thank them for doing all they could. Special healing prayers are with our Brother Gregory.

Our beloved Sister, you entered the battle and gave your life As Only A Warrior Dare so that others may live. As you now look down from the Heavens, may you continue your vigilant watch over us all as we carry on in the battles to come … In Our Sister’s Honor. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice. We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Ma’am.

Rest In Peace Police Officer Terry Lewis-Flemming, We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

~written by Nessie~

APD: http://www.albany.ga.us/content/1798/2879/2939/default.aspx

(photo sent in to us by family, it was one of their favorites of Terry)

Kentrell Bernard Butler, 22, and Wesley Martavi Wilkerson, 22, charged with murder (felony), armed robbery, aggravated assault (three counts), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

 

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Grenada, Mississippi
Grenada Police Department
Captain John Wayne Haddock
End Of Watch: 10-07-11

Captain John Haddock, 49, was struck and killed by a vehicle as he was attempting to save the lives of innocents. Police were chasing a possible stolen vehicle linked to an earlier burglary when the suspects headed right into Grenada. Captain Haddock knew he had to get this vehicle stopped before it hit the main intersection. The driver was traveling near 100 mph. As the Captain exited his vehicle to retrieve the spike strips from the trunk of his cruiser, the fleeing vehicle and pursuing cruisers were upon him. Capt. Haddock ran to a spot he thought he would be safe, raised one hand to signal them to stop while attempting to grab his weapon with the other. He had no time. The suspect vehicle veered across two lanes at this high rate of speed, directly into the path of our Brother. He was hit by the suspect driver and thrown nearly 200 feet. The impact caused the fleeing vehicle to wreck and two of the occupants were taken into custody and transported to the hospital (one critical, though unknown if is the Cop Killer). Captain John Wayne Haddock was killed … after he achieved the one thing he wanted more than anything … this Hero gave his life to save those of the innocents in the path of this out-of-control driver. This is an ongoing investigation and I will update as permitted. ~Nessie~


Please, take a moment to read of how this Hero LIVED by clicking on this link –>
http://lawenforcementtoday.com/2011/10/07/r-i-p-captain-john-wayne-haddock-end-of-watch-10-07-11/

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Indianola, Iowa

Iowa Department Of Public Safety – Iowa State Police

State Trooper Mark Toney

End Of Watch: 09-20-11

Trooper Mark Toney, 43, was killed following a fiery vehicle wreck. At 1635 hrs., while on patrol, something

caused Trooper Toney to lose control of his cruiser which then rolled several times down an embankment into

a field causing the vehicle to burst into flames. Trooper Mark Toney was killed on scene. It is NOT yet known

if Brother Mark was en route to a call nor whether his lights and/or sirens were activated. Though a witness

stated his lights were on, the agency still needs to confirm for themselves. This is an ongoing investigation

that will take some time due to the condition of the cruiser and the retrieval process of the contents of the box.

I will update when FACTS are confirmed by the investigating agency and coroner.

UPDATE: 09/22: DPS Investigators have found thus far, there was no communications between state radio and

Trooper Toney indicating his actions just prior to or during the crash. There are no records from state radio or the

Warren County sheriff’s office indicating Trooper Toney had a pending call for service nor was initiating a traffic stop.

And, the in-car camera did not contain audio or video before or during the accident.

Born with a soul that has courage to wear the badge, Trooper Toney has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the

People of Iowa for more than 24 years. More than half his life. Mark was so well liked by his peers for so many

reasons. He was a great guy with a wonderful and friendly disposition and always had a way of making your day

a little bit better. But Trooper Toney was very serious when it came to the task at hand … Protecting the People.

Our Brother truly loved being in uniform and out on the roadways. The first to coming running for a

Brother/Sister, no matter which agency you were with. He was True Blue. Living As Only A Hero Could,

Trooper Toney truly cared about the citizens of Iowa and did all he could to get the bad guys and make the

world a little bit safer … for you. Of course this Warrior also took great joy in being able to assist those in

need and if you were hurt, his calming, caring compassion helped you through it. The only thing this Hero

loved more was spending quality time with his family. A man who will be missed by so very many,

forgotten by so few.

Mark leaves behind his two sons. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Toney family,

to all the Men and Women of the Iowa State Patrol and to all whom have had the privilege

and the pleasure of working along side this Hero.

Our Brother, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch

over us all as we carry on the watch … In Our Brother’s Honor. We thank you for your service

and for your sacrifice. We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Sir.

Rest In Peace State Trooper Mark Toney # 227 … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

(info/photo from) ISP: http://www.dps.state.ia.us/ISP /index.shtml

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New York City, New York
New York Police Department
Police Officer Sherman Abrams
End Of Watch: 09-12-11
Officer Sherman Abrams, 28, collapsed and died immediately after completing a training run with fellow Officers. Officer Abrams was doing his training run with fellow academy Officers at 1740 hrs. when immediately after stopping, he felt ill and collapsed. His fellow lawmen tried desperately to assist with CPR efforts. Brother Sherman was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced. The Coroner will be conducting this investigation and I will update once findings are released of exact cause of death.
Officer Abrams has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the People of New for 4 1/2 years. Born with a soul that had courage to wear the badge, this Warrior began his career working behind the walls as a Correctional Officer where he put his life on the line daily, standing watch, putting his life between the wolves and the innocents. In July of this year, Ofc. Abrams finally received the call he had been waiting for … to join the NYPD Police Academy. It was his childhood dream come true. Though Sherman had the balls to work behind the walls with pride, dedication and devotion in his work behind the gates at the Riker’s Island George R. Vierno Center in Elmhurst, he could not wait to start rollin’ and patrollin’ the streets of New York. A natural born Protector, Ofc. Abrams just wanted to help those in need … and get the bad guys who would bring harm to the innocents. Sherman was also very devoted to his heritage and was the Sergeant-At-Arms to the New York Association Of Caribbean Americans In Corrections. Ofc. Abrams was so very well-liked for his calm disposition, sense of humor and faith. Though still very young, this was an Officer who was respected and looked up to, even by the inmates because he was a fair man. The only thing he enjoyed more than his work, was spending quality time with his young daughter, family and friends. Sherman will be missed by so very many, forgotten by so few.
Sherman leaves behind his baby girl, age 5. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Abrams family as well as to all the Men and Women of the NY Corrections System, the NYPD and especially to his fellow Academy Officers. Our thoughts and prayers are also with all of our Brothers and Sisters of the Assoc. of Caribbean Americans In Corrections and to all whom have had the privilege and the pleasure of working along side this Warrior.
Our Brother, as you now look down upon us from the Heavens, may you continue your vigilant watch over us all and wrap your wings around us in protection as we carry on the watch … In Our Brother’s Honor. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice. We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Sir.
Rest In Peace Police Officer Sherman Abrams … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!!
NYPD:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/home/home.shtml
George R. Vierno Center (GRVC) – 09-09 Hazen Street – East Elmhurst, NY 11370
NYACAC:
http://nyacac.org/
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Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Police Department – Mounted Patrol Unit
Police Mounted Patrol Horse Michael “Mikey” C.
End Of Watch: 08-29-11


Police Horse Mikey C., 18, lost his life to what appears to have been a seizure while on patrol. Mikey was

on his normal beach patrol with his rider/partner Police Officer Paul Casasanto when, at 1400 hrs., Mikey

started to buck as if he were spooked by something. Ofc…. Casasanto dismounted and tried desperately to

calm his partner, but Mikey continued to rear his hind legs. Suddenly, Mikey just collapsed to the ground.

Brother Paul tried to get him to stand and Mikey tried but he weakened so very fast. Within moments, Mikey C.

took his final breath in the arms of his devoted partner. Standing with tradition, Brother Paul cut a section of

Mikey’s tail and removed one horseshoe before his partner was removed from the scene. An exact cause of death

is not known at this time and I will update once results are final.

Mikey had been providing an integral service to the People of Chicago for seven years. This statuesque 16/1 hands

creature had a special grace to him. Before coming to the CPD, Mikey was a race horse. When CPD acquired this

horse, he was to be named in remembrance of Chicago Police Officer Michael Ceriale. Ofc. Ceriale was killed by

gunfire in the Line Of Duty on August 21, 1998. With intense training, he and his partner Officer Casasanto formed a

bond like no other. Working as a team for years, they were more than just rider and horse. They were partners who

knew one another so well and though no words needed be spoken, grew to learn how to work in graceful tandem, Saving,

Serving and Protecting the people. Along with their patrol duties on the beach, in the parks, and working crowd control,

this team worked many community and special events and were a favorite among the citizens. But there was no greater

pleasure for them both than to see the joy of a child’s smile at the sight of this majestic animal.

Mikey will be missed by many, forgotten by few.

Mikey leaves behind his partner Paul and family. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the

entire Casasanto family as well as to all the Men and Women of the Chicago PD Mounted Unit, the

entire agency and to everyone who had the privilege and the pleasure of working along side this Hero.

Mikey, as you now cross over the rainbow bridge, may you look back with your head held high knowing

you made a difference in this world. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice.

We thank you for your life. Job Well Done.

Rest In Peace Police Mounted Patrol Horse Michael “Mikey” C. … We have the watch from here.

“You left your hoof print on our hearts” ~Nessie~

Mikey is the second Police Horse to lose his life In The Line Of Duty this year of 2011.

Please be sure to visit remembrance page of Belmont County S/O Mounted Patrol Horse HANK at this link:

http://www.facebook.com/photo. php?fbid=10150760039390244&set =

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CPD – Mounted Unit:

https://portal.chicagopolice.o rg/portal/page/portal/ClearPat h/

About%20CPD/Specialized%20Un its/Mounted%20Unit

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Santa Isabel
Puerto Rico Police Department
Police Officer Emiliano Torres Soto
End Of Watch: 08-28-11 (this is the 1st of 2 Line Of Duty to be posted today)


Officer Emiliano Torres Soto was gunned down in a deliberate attack. At 0459 hrs., Ofc. Torres Soto

witnessed an attack while he was working his secondary job as security to a shopping center.

He identified himself as a Police Officer and ordered… the gunman to drop his weapon. The gunman

responded by firing several shots at our Hero. Emiliano was struck 20 times but still managed to fire

his weapon, striking his killer. Ofc. Torres Soto was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to

his wounds. Three people are in custody. A civilian was also injured and transported. This is an ongoing

investigation and will update as permitted.

Born with a soul that had courage to wear the badge, Officer Torres Soto has been Saving, Serving and

Protecting the People of Puerto Rico for 10 years. He was assigned to Radio Command at headquarters in Ponce.

(I am working on our Brother’s personal bio and will update after calls are completed)

Emiliano leaves behind his beloved bride and family. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the

entire Torres Soto family as well as to all the Men and Women of the Puerto Rico Police Department

and to all whom have had the privilege and the pleasure of knowing this Hero.

Our Brother, you stepped up to save an innocent as only a Warrior dare when most would have stepped down.

We will forever be grateful. As you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant

watch over us all as we carry on in the battles to come. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice.

We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Sir.

Rest in peace Police Officer Emiliano Torres Soto … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!
QUE DESCANSES EN PAZ

Puerto Rico Police: http://www.policia.gobierno.pr /

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Caruthersville, Missouri
Caruthersville Police Department
Police Officer Evan Burns
End Of Watch: 08-16-11


Officer Evan Burns, 28, was deliberately struck and killed while trying to stop a wanted violent offender. Half past

midnight, Deputies from the Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Office and Hayti PD Officers attempted to stop the wanted

driver of a stolen vehicle but a 6 mile, 60 mph chase ensued on the …interstate. They had been told the driver may

be armed and needed to get this dangerous offender off the street. Officers from the Caruthersville PD joined in up

ahead of the chase. CPD Officers Evan Burns and Richard Altice had stopped to set out spike strips on the highway

the suspect turned off on but before they could set up, a call came over the radio that the driver had been stopped.

The next moment, the chase was back on, and with no time to set out the strips, the two Officers attempted to block

the roadway with their vehicles. The suspect driver struck Ofc. Altice’s vehicle and then deliberately rammed

Ofc. Burns broadside while he was still sitting in his cruiser. The impact was immense and our beloved Brother Evan

was killed on impact. Officer Altice was transported to the hospital in serious condition (non life threatening injuries).

The suspect, who was wanted for setting his step-father on fire, attempted arson of the home and stealing his

Cadillac SUV was taken into custody. This is an ongoing investigation by the Missouri Highway Patrol and I

will update as permitted, including Brother Richard’s condition.

Born with a soul that has courage to wear the badge, Officer Burns has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the

People of Caruthersville for the last 2 years. Our young brother was one of the most hard-working Officers one could

ever have had the privilege and the pleasure of working along side. With his larger than life personality, Evan was the

one constant all his brothers and sisters could count on, any where, at anytime. One tough cop but oh so very well-balanced.

His incredible sense of humor and sweet disposition made even the worse of worst days bearable. Just this past fourth

of July, Ofc. Burns’ career almost came to a screeching halt when, while trying to break up a large group of revelers, he

found himself in a foot chase. As he ran down an alleyway, a large firework mortar was thrown and landed at his feet.

The blast from the mortar temporarily blinded, deafened and disoriented our Warrior. It was days before he was even

able to go about his days without wearing shaded lenses on his eyes. But with the spirit of a lion, this true blue Hero

recovered and couldn’t wait to get back at it …. doing what he does best. Living as only a Hero could, Ofc. Burns was

an all-around good guy, loyal, trustworthy, courageous and always held integrity to himself and his oath to the highest

of degrees. Evan’s greatest pleasure and joy though, came in the form of just being a daddy to his one year old son.

An incredible human being with so much to look forward to, callously taken by some ass who didn’t want to go to jail.

Officer Evan Burns will be missed by so very many, forgotten by so few.

Evan leaves behind his 1 year old son Cade, parents, sister Riana and his beloved Lady Lillie. Our heartfelt thoughts

and prayers go out to the entire Burns family as well as to all the Men and Women of the Caruthersville PD and all

surrounding agencies who came running for a Brother down. All the agencies in this portion of Missouri worked together

consistently ensuring the safety of the People and though they may have worn a different patch, they were still one family

and are all feeling this great personal loss together. May you all lean upon one another and look after each other as you

all get through this tragedy together. Special healing prayers for our Brother Officer Richard Altice.

Our Brother, you came running when called upon, placing yourself between the evil and the good to protect the People,

giving your life as only a warrior dare. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice. We thank you for your life.

As you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch over us all as we carry on in the battles to

come … In Our Brother’s Honor. Job Well Done, Sir.

Rest in Peace Police Officer Evan Burns … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR OFFICER EVAN BURNS: Evan’s arrangements are as follows:

The visitation is Friday, Aug 19 from 9 am to Noon. The funeral will be at 1:00 pm. Visitation and funeral is

taking place at the First United Methodist Church in Vandalia, IL. Hohlt & File Funeral Home in

Vandalia are handing the arrangements.

CPD: http://caruthersvillepd.com/in dex.html
PCSO: http://www.pemcosheriff.org/

Cop Killer Deonta Jamaarr Williamson, 29, in custody. He has been charged with first-degree murder,

armed criminal action (X2), first-dgree assault, tampering, resisting by fleeing.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
Rapid City Police Department
Police Officer Nick Armstrong
End Of Watch: 08-07-11 (2nd of 2 Line Of Duty this day)


Officer Nick Armstrong, 27, has succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on 08/02/11 in a cold-blooded shooting that

took Officer James Ryan McCandless’ life the same day. At 1630 hrs. on August 2, 2011, three Rapid City Police

Officers responded to a ‘suspicious act…ivity’ call. When they arrived at the scene of the call, the Officers got out of

their cruisers and began a dialogue with 4 persons and continued a conversation for more than ten minutes.

With no warning, one of the men pulled out a handgun and began firing point blank at the three Officers. All three

were shot. One or more of the Officers returned fire, striking and wounding the killer, who subsequently died the

following day. Officer Tim Doyle was shot in the side of his face, Officer Nick Armstrong, was critically wounded

and Officer James Ryan McCandless, 28, was pronounced after transport. Both Ofc. Armstrong and Officer

Doyle, 39, who is stable condition, had undergone surgery, where Nick remained critical. After fighting with all

his Warrior strength, he simply just had no more to give and succumbed five days later, on the afternoon his

Brother James Ryan was buried … but not before performing one last Heroic act in the form of organ donation.

Even upon his death … this Warrior gave his life … so that others may live.

On Saturday, the day before he passed, Ofc. Nick Armstrong was awarded the Distinguished

Service Cross and Purple Heart medals.

Born with a soul that has courage to wear the badge, Officer Nick Armstrong has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the

People of Rapid City for the last 2 years and was assigned to the agency’s Street Crimes Unit. Prior to his tour with RCPD,

Nick put in two years at the Spearfish Police Department. Blue was in his blood. His dad was a veteran with with the

Pennington County Sheriff’s Office. Heck, his whole family Lived As Only A Hero Could. Mom trains search & rescue

dogs and his brother is a fireman. Nick filled his uniform to perfection and with an even balance.

He was good at showing authority but with an open mind and as tough as he was, he always knew when compassion

was needed. He assessed and then handled his business. Never backing down from the dangers but knowing when to

take a step back and just listen. But as strong as he was, he had such a soft-spot for the good citizens, especially the

children and he would go out of his way to make sure everyone was doing well and listened to their concerns. This

Police Officer truly cared about the People and it showed. Friendly, warm and always smiling, he put everyone

at ease … in some cases, even the bad guys. For his healthy outlets, Nick enjoyed riding his bike, when and

wherever he could, just to clear his head and take in his surroundings. He was an amazing man who will be

missed by so very many, forgotten by so few.

Nick leaves behind his parents, brother and sister. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Armstrong family

as well as to all the Men and Women of the Rapid City PD. This is an incredibly difficult time and we pray that you all continue

to lean on one another and support and be there for each other. Officer Tim Doyle is going to need a tremendous amount of

support from you all. As he continues to recover from his own injuries, we pray so very hard that our Brother knows that

we know he did everything he could and that James Ryan and Nick are so proud of him. Brother Tim, you must not let this

take you to an ugly place. Instead, you must fight tough and heal and then you hold your head high, stand tall, place your

brothers upon your shoulders and carry on where you all left off. They will always be the Angels who will have your back.

Please also know you are not alone and you will never be alone. We thank you. Our thoughts are also with the Men and

Women of the Spearfish PD and all surrounding agencies that have had the privilege and the pleasure of working along

side this Hero. We thank you all for filling in and helping the RCPD with everything and anything needed as they deal

with these tremendous losses. Thank you also to the citizens of Rapid City and the hospital staff for being there and taking

care of the families, both of blood and of Blue.

Our beloved Brother, you were fearless to the fight and gave your life so that others may be kept from harm.

We will forever be grateful. As you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch over us

all as we carry on into the battles to come … and we will do so In Our Brother’s Honor. We thank you for your service

and for your sacrifice. We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Sir!

Rest In Peace Police Officer Nick Armstrong … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

Donations may be made to the RCPD Fallen Officers Memorial Fund: https://www.blackhillsfcu.org/

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Officer James Ryan McCandless remembrance: http://www.facebook.com/photo.​php?fbid=10150734842200244&set

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North Carolina State Department Of Corrections
Division of Community Corrections – Iredell County Probation/Parole Office
Probation/Parole Officer Jeffrey Lynn “Jeff” Settle
End Of Watch: 08-04-11


Officer Jeffrey Settle, 41, was killed in a vehicle crash. Ofc. Settle was working and on the road in his issued vehicle

when, at approx. 1645 hrs., while stopped at a light, he was rear-ended by a utility… van. The driver, Kenneth Thomas,

30, glanced down at his radio and when he looked up, it was too late to stop in time.

This is an ongoing investigation, charges pending.

Officer Settle had worked with the North Carolina Department of Correction since 1993, beginning his career

at Rowan Correctional Center as a program assistant. In 1997, Brother Jeff moved to the Division of Community

Corrections and worked as an administrative case officer in Rowan County for ten years until promoted and

transferred to Iredell County. Ofc. Settle was very good at his job. Born with a soul that has courage to wear

the badge, he worked tirelessly to keep track of the criminals to ensure the safety of the People.

But it was even more than that … Jeff also tried very hard to help those who had erred in their lives and help them

turn their lives around by guiding them to the right paths in their lives. And he did this to make the world a little

better and safer place for his children to grow up in. He wasn’t alone in his efforts either. His beloved had also been

a Probation/Parole Officer but had since retired. Together, they showed not only their own children, but also the

community what it meant to Live As Only Heroes Could. Officer Jeff Settle will be missed so

so very many, forgotten by so few.

Jeff leaves behind his beloved bride Kelly and their three children. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers

go out to the entire Settle family as well as to all the Men and Women of the N.C. Department Of Corrections

and to all whom have had the privilege and the pleasure of working along side this Hero.

Our Brother, as you now look down upon us from the Heavens, make you wrap your wings around

us all in protection as we carry on … In Our Brother’s Honor. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifices.

We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Sir.

Rest In Peace Probation/Parole Officer Jeffrey Lynn “Jeff” Settle … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!
NCDOCC: http://www.doc.state.nc.us/dcc

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Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis Police Department
Police Officer Anthony Rahming
End Of Watch: 08-04-11

Officer Anthony Rahming, 48, succumbed to heart failure. Ofc. Rahming was working an accident scene Wednesday evening when, at approximately 1900 hrs., he fell ill. With temperature reaching 106 degrees (115 heat index), heat was first believed to have been the reason for this. After being sent home, hi…s condition worsened overnight. He was taken to one hospital by his family and then transferred to a second hospital by ambulance, where, at approx. 0400 hrs., Officer Anthony Rahming passed away from heart failure. Exact cause of death is not yet known but it has now been determined that heat was not a factor.

Officer Rahming has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the People of Memphis for exactly one year. Prior to coming to MPD, Anthony worked for the Bartlett (Tenn.) Police Department. With his experience and wisdom, Ofc. Rahming was looked up to and admired. He was easy going and had a way with People. Strong in his faith, Brother Anthony had a way of ‘connecting’ to the citizens and often found the best resolutions to almost any given situation. Ofc. Rahming was born with a soul that had courage to wear the badge and he often put others’ needs ahead of his own. Perhaps even this day, working tirelessly to ensure everyone was taken care of in the heat and their needs were met that he may have forgotten to stop for a moment to tend to himself. A True Blue Warrior who just wanted to keep his zone safe. Anthony’s greatest joys, however, came when spending time with his family and friends. A devoted family man, his two sons truly looked up to their father and admired him as he showed them what it meant to Live As Only A Hero Could. There is no doubt that his boys will pass forward everything their daddy was about. This Hero will be missed by so very many, forgotten by so few.

Anthony leaves behind his beloved bride and two sons. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Rahming family as well as to all the Men and Women of the Memphis PD, who are still reeling from the shooting death of another of their Officers last month. At this incredibly difficult time, may you all continue to lean on one another and really look out for one another. Together, as a family, and with all of us, you can find a healthy way to get through this. Our prayers also extend to the Men and Women of the Bartlett PD and all whom have had the privilege and the pleasure of working along side this Hero.
Our Brother, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch over us all as we carry on … In Our Brother’s Honor. May you also wrap your wings in comfort and warmth around your Brothers and Sisters who are hurting so very badly with two losses to deal with. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice. We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Sir.

Rest In Peace Police Officer Anthony Rahming … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!
Exactly one month ago, July 03, 2011, the Memphis PD lost another of their Officers. Ofc. Timothy Warren was shot and killed : http://www.facebook.com/photo.​php?fbid=10150691823905244&set​=a.10150348623600244.591896.18​1135410243&type=1&theater

MPD: http://www.memphispolice.org/
BPD: http://www.cityofbartlett.org/​index.aspx?nid=68
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Snow Hill, North Carolina
Greene County Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Sheriff David Jennings Dawson III
End Of Watch: 08-01-11 (2nd of 3 Line Of Duty this day)


Deputy David Dawson, 21, was killed as a result of a vehicle crash. At 2205 hrs., Deputy Dawson was

en route to back up a fellow Deputy who was at a domestic violence call when something caused him to

run off the side of the road. In doing so, Deputy Dawson appears to have over-corrected and wound up

crossing the roadway again, spun out and hit a tree, splitting the vehicle.

This is an ongoing investigation and I will update as permitted.
Deputy David Dawson lost his life trying to ensure the safety of his fellow man.


Deputy Dawson had just begun Saving, Serving and Protecting the People of Greene County a few short

months ago. Born with a soul that has courage to wear the badge, this young Warrior was finally living out

his childhood dream. Still with that young enthusiasm all rookies have, his colleagues loved having him around.

Always speaking up to take that next call. Wanting to go get the bad guy. And the thing is, he did it with

a smile and had a way of putting others at ease real fast. Charming, funny, kind-hearted. A young man so

full of potential, so much life ahead of himself. A Hero who will be missed by many, forgotten by few.


David leaves behind his parents. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Dawson family

as well as to all the Men and Women of the Greene County SO and all surrounding agencies.


Our Brother, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch over us all

as we carry on in the battles to come … In Our Brother’s Honor. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice.

We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Son.


Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff David Jennings Dawson III … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!


*fn: It was nearly one year ago to the day, July 28, 2010,

the Greene County SO lost Deputy Jon Willis to gunfire:

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GCSO: http://www.co.greene.nc.us/Dep​artments_SheriffsOffice.aspx
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Southampton, New Jersey
Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office
Detective Tina Rambo

End Of Watch: 08-01-11 (1st of 2 Line Of Duty for this day)


Detective Tina Rambo, 35, was killed in a vehicle crash. While on her way into work, driving her work

issued Crown Vic., Detective Rambo was hit by another vehicle, who was driving in the opposite direc…tion

and who moved into her lane. The impact was immense and our Beloved Sister was killed on scene.

The driver of the second vehicle was airlifted, suffering injured legs. This is an ongoing investigation

by the N.J. State Police and I will update when charges (if any) are filed.

Detective Rambo has worked with the OCPO for 11 years and was sworn as a Law Enforcement Officer

exactly 10 years and 2 days ago. She was an invaluable asset to the agency as an investigator who worked

on the Narcotics Strike Force, in the Special Victims, Megan’s Law, and Family Protection, Grand Jury and

Trial Units over the years. Tina also spent time working for the Point Pleasant PD as a Special Police Officer.

Tina put her heart and soul into the search for the truths. Often being the “voice of the victim”, her compassion,

tenacity and dedication helped bring Justice to the People. Full of energy and spirit, this young Hero has touched

the lives of so very many and she will never be forgotten.

Tina leaves behind her beloved husband Roy, their two small children, parents, a brother and her two sisters.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Rambo family, the Men and Women of the

Ocean County PO, the Point Pleasant PD and to everyone whom have had the privilege and the pleasure

of knowing such an amazing woman.

Our Sister, as you now watch over us all from above, may you continue to gently guide all those seeking

justice with your angels wings. Please rest easy knowing your children will be looked after and your family

will be taken care of. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifices.

We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Ma’am.

Rest In Peace Detective Tina Rambo …. As we carry on from here. We Salute You.

OCPO: http://www.prosecutor.co.ocean​.nj.us/frmMain.aspx

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Riverdale, Georgia
Clayton County Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Sheriff Richard Gerome “Ricky” Daly
End Of Watch: 07-20-11


Deputy Richard Daly, 55, has been gunned down by a 17 year old punk bastard. The Clayton County

Fugitive Squad was out searching for 17 year old Jonathan Bun, who was wanted for an armed robbery

that occurred back in Januar…y. They were about three blocks from the suspect’s parent’s home when,

at approximately 1500 hrs., they spotted Bun getting into a vehicle. Following protocol, the unmarked

units called for a marked cruiser. Deputy Daly responded and both units pulled the driver over.

The passenger got out as Deputy Daly approached his side and opened fire, striking our Brother. At least

two of the shots hit Ricky outside of his vest, including his abdomen, which is believed to be the kill shot.

The killer then fled on foot and gunfire was exchanged. Brother Ricky was rushed to the hospital but his

wounds proved to be too much and Deputy Richard Gerome Daly was pronounced. In the meantime,

a perimeter was immediately set and the manhunt is ongoing.

Local, State and Federal agencies had responded. The killer was apprehended at 2035 hrs. and is in custody.

He was located in the dense underbrush of the forested area near a pond not far from the shooting.

One of the K9s got in a few bites after an Officer spotted him. This was a fantastic job by all the LEOS

involved and we are grateful to them. Well Done. God Bless you all.

Deputy Ricky Daly was out there protecting the People by attempting to get this dangerous criminal

off the streets before he could hurt anyone else. This Hero gave

his life for you … as only a Warrior Dare. We will forever be grateful.

Deputy Daly has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the People of Clayton County for 25 years. After spending

more than 20 years with Clayton County PD, and Pike County SO, Ricky moved over to the Sheriff’s Office.

A fantastic Police Officer who loved his work and those whom he worked along side of. Our Brother did it all too.

He has worked as a K9 handler, narcotics unit, a member of the S.W.A.T. Team, fugitive unit and just about

everything in between. And whatever time he spent with each unit, he left a piece of himself and was wise

enough to take pieces of others with him. All the Men and Women who have had the privilege and the pleasure

of working with Deputy Daly, truly liked him and looked up to him. A great guy with a wonderful personality,

he was well-balanced in his toughness and his fairness. Even after a quarter century serving, this Warrior was

still smiling and always ready for the battle and was fearless, never backing down and not one to ‘hand-off’ the assignment.

Right out there in the mix of things. The only thing he loved more than his work was spending quality time

with his family and his church. Deputy Daly has turned down many higher positions just so he could ensure

he had time for his family. A man who will be missed by so very many, yet forgotten by so few.

Ricky leaves behind his beloved bride, several children (one son is also a Lieutenant

with Fayette County SO), parents and 5 siblings. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out

to the entire Daly family as well as to all the Men and Women of the Clayton County SO and PD, the

Pike County SO and all surrounding agencies who came running.

We pray they are watched over as they hunt down this killer.

Our Brother, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you also continue

your vigilant watch over us all as we carry on into the battles to come … In Our Brother’s Honor.

We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice. We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Sir.

Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Richard Gerome “Ricky” Daly … We Have The Watch From Here. SALUTE!

Funeral arrangements for Deputy Ricky Daly are 07/27/2011 from 9am-9pm

at Tara Chapel in Jonesboro Funeral is 07/28/2011 at 2pm at First Baptist Jonesboro.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the GA Sheriff’s Association.

Info provided by a member of the Command Staff. Tara Chapel # is (770) 471-7171

CCSO: http://www.claytonsheriff.com/
CCPD: http://www.claytonpolice.com/
PCSO: http://pikecounty.ga.gov/sheri​ff/index.php

COP KILLER Jonathan Bun, 17, IN CUSTODY. Charges expected:

Aggravated assault/armed robbery for the January incident (he was 16 at the time)

and murder of a Police Officer. I will update this once Officially charged.

UPDATE: COP KILLER Jonathan Bun is charged with two counts of murder: malice

murder and felony murder. ALso charged with aggravated assault and possession of

a firearm during the commission of a crime. He still faces the judge for the aggravated

assault and armed robbery charges from the January incident.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
Terre Haute Police Department
Police K9 Officer Brent D. Long
End Of Watch: 07-11-11


Officer Brent Long, 30, was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant.

At approximately 1530 hrs., a team of Officers and U.S. Marshals went to serve a felony warrant

on a subject wanted for a felony probation viol…ation stemming from a ‘receiving stolen property’ charge.

When the Officers arrived, Ofc. Long and his 4-legged partner, K9 Shadow, were the first to enter.

The moment the Officers entered the home, they were fired upon. Ofc. Long and K9 Shadow were hit.

Brent was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed a short time later. K9 Shadow was rushed to the

emergency vet where he underwent surgery and is fighting like a Warrior. The Cop Killer was

subsequently shot and killed though it is not yet known if by other Officers or self-inflicted.

The others inside the home surrendered peacefully. At least two of whom had active warrants.

This is an ongoing investigation and will update as permitted.

Officer Long has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the People of Vigo County for more than 6 years.

Though with the Terre Haute PD for 6, Brent also worked prior as a Firefighter and EMT with the

Honey Creek FD. Along with being a member of the THPD K9 Unit, Brent was also a member of

the agency S.W.A.T. Team. This Dynamic Duo have been partners for 3 years and together, they

have been involved in many very notable drug busts. It was not just about finding the dope

though. Ofc. Long and K9 Shadow played a major role in seeking wanted and lost persons.

When not taking a bite out of crime, Brent and Shadow showed off their skills at community

events and even competed together in the Indiana K9 Olympics. The two were inseparable

and were both so well liked among their peers and citizens alike. When not in uniform, Brent

still loved being outdoors and used God’s creations as his healthy outlet. Running on the earth,

fishing in the waters, camping while surrounded by the peacefulness of nature.

Brent also had a great passion for hunting. With his “let’s go get them” Warrior spirit,

Ofc. Long was a Brother who could be counted on no matter how dangerous a situation could turn.

And even while in the middle of it all, Brent was the one who always managed to relax everyone a

bit with his amazing sense of humor. He just wanted to protect the good people of his town,

and protect he did … giving his life so that others may live.

Our young Brother will be missed by so very many and forgotten by so few.

Brent leaves behind his beloved bride Danielle, daughter (11 years), son (10 months) and partner Shadow.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Long family as well as to all the Men and Women

of the Terre Haute PD and all surrounding agencies who came running for their Brethren down, and with

all the Men and Women of the Honey Creek FD. Healing prayers are with our 4-legged Hero Shadow.

Danielle, who is a 911 dispatcher for Vigo County/Terre Haute, was working when the call came through.

We know many dispatchers are married to Police Officers and this is one of their worst fears.

We pray so hard for Mrs. Long and all the dispatchers that work when the Officer Down calls come over.

Our Brother, you and your partner set out to protect the citizens and your fellow Officers.

Your Heroic actions saved the lives of others and we will forever be grateful. As you now stand

valiantly in the Heavens, may you continue your vigilant watch over us all as we

carry on in the battles to come. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice.

We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Sir.

Rest In Peace Police K9 Officer Brent D. Long #208 … We Have The Watch From Here. SALUTE!

THPD: http://www.terrehaute.in.gov/d​epartments/pd
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Bismarck, North Dakota
Bismarck Police Department
Sergeant Steven Kenner – 32 year veteran
End Of Watch: 07-08-11 (2nd of 2 Line Of Duty this day)

Sergeant Steve Kenner, 56, was gunned down upon arrival for a domestic disturbance.

At 2238 hrs., Sgt, Kenner and another Officer went to the trailer home in response to a

domestic call, assaul…t with a knife. As they walked up the drive, someone sitting in a

parked van opened fire on the Officers after several commands to show his hands went ignored.

Sgt. Kenner was struck. The second Officer returned fire. Brother Steve was transported

but succumbed to his wounds a short time later. The Cop Killer was also wounded and transported.

This amazing Warrior has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the People of Bismarck for more than

32 years. Brother Steve was larger than life itself and was so incredibly loved by his peers. He was

their mentor who was always available and willing to not only teach but also to listen. Whether it be

work-related or personal, Sgt. Kenner always found the time for you. And not just for his fellow Officers,

he was there for the citizens also, who too, adored their local Hero. And Hero is certainly was.

Born with a soul that had courage to wear the badge, Sgt, Kenner earned numerous commendations

and awards throughout his career. He has saved countless lives, all while risking his own, including

(but not only) rescuing three young girls from the Missouri River, and bringing a man back to life

with his CPR efforts. 11 years ago, Steve was promoted to Sergeant and was also an accident investigator.

His blood ran Blue and even served on the National Fraternal Order of Police board of Trustees,

to help ensure someone was looking out for his own. Living As Only A hero Could, Sgt. Kenner will

always be remembered for his kindness and fairness to all he served for and with. An Officer from

another agency wrote how his family was always reassured of the safety of the children as

“Officer Steve” would always be around the schools keeping an eye out for the kids and to

rid of the evil-doers who lingered about. A big man with an even bigger heart, Steve will be

missed by so very many … forgotten by so few.

Steve leaves behind his beloved bride Deb and their three children. Our heartfelt thoughts

and prayers go out to the entire Kenner family as well as to the Men and Women of

the Bismarck PD and all surrounding agencies whom have had the privilege and the pleasure

of working along side this Warrior. Special prayers are with the other Officer on the scene.

Our Brother, you ran to protect an innocent and you Gave Your Life As Only A Warrior Dare.

As you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch over us all as

we carry on into the battles to come. May you rest easy knowing that your family will be looked after.

We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice. We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Sir.

Rest In Peace Sergeant Steven Kenner, badge #40 … We Have The Watch From Here. SALUTE!

*This is the first time Bismarck PD has ever had a Line Of Duty death in the history of their department*
BPD: http://www.bismarck.org/index.​aspx?nid=94


Cop Killer Steven G. Bannister, 52, has been arrested for suspicion of

murder (formal charges pending) and remains hospitalized.

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‎**TWICE THE HERO**
Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Sanford Police Department
Patrol Officer Elieser “Eli” Colonroche
End Of Watch: 07-05-11


Officer Elieser Colonroche, 55, lost his life in a freak accident while rappelling training. At 0930 hrs., Sanford

Police Officers were training at the local college for an upcoming demonstration for t…he campus’s

50th anniversary celebration. As Ofc. Colonroche was rappelling from the tower of a building,

something caused him to slam into the third story window on his way down but it didn’t appear to

be anything serious and he continued his descent. Eli was checked over and seemed to only have

cut his elbow but he was transported to the hospital as a precaution. While doctors were examining

Ofc. Colonroche, his blood pressure showed abnormal and it was determined he was suffering from internal injuries.

A thorough examine ensued immediately and try as they might, the doctors could not find where the

bleeding was coming from. At 1830 hrs. Patrol Officer Elieser Colonroche succumbed. Stunned and

numbed, the family, both of blood and of blue, are in shock because this was a very healthy man.

Official cause of death is pending.

Born with a soul that had courage to wear the badge, this Warrior has spent his entire adult life serving the people.

Elieser served proudly for 22 years as a member of the United States Army’s 82 Airborne

Division as a Military Police Officer. Upon his retirement, Brother Eli was sworn in with the

Sanford Police Department where he has been ever since. With his fearless and fun demeanor, Ofc. Colonroche

was a favorite within the department. Always calm under pressure, his brothers and sisters looked up to this

veteran for his dedication and devotion to Save, Serve and Protect the People.

A tough Officer but so well-balanced, Brother Eli knew that sometimes just listening and speaking could resolve an issue.

He was a fair Officer to the People and also served as the department’s Spanish speaking liaison. When not in

uniform, one of Eli’s favorite outlets was skydiving. A devout family man and friend, Ofc. Colonroche

will be terribly missed by so very many.

Eli leaves behind his beloved bride Rosa, three sons, Eliecer, Jonathan and Damian and five brothers.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Colonroche family as well as to all the members

of the Sanford PD and the Patriots of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division whom have had the

pleasure and privilege of working along side this Hero.

Our Brother, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch over

us all as we carry on into the battles to come. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice.

We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Sir.

Rest In Peace Patrol Officer Elieser “Eli” Colonroche …

We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home in Sanford.

A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday,

July 12 at the Sandhill’s State Veteran’s Cemetery in Spring Lake.

http://www.bridgescameronfuner​alhome.com/fh/obituaries/obitu​ary.cfm?o_id=1201871&fh_id=133​02

SPD: http://www.sanfordnc.net/polic​e/police.htm
U.S.Army: http://www.army.mil/

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**TWICE THE HERO**
Albany, Pennsylvania – Berks County Sheriff’s Department
K9 Deputy Kyle David “Fish Stick” Pagerly
End Of Watch: 06-29-11


Deputy Kyle Pagerly, 28, was shot and killed saving the life of his brothers while attempting to

serve a search warrant. At 1830 hrs., a task force made up of members of the PA State Police,

the U.S…. Marshals and Deputies from the Berks County Sheriff’s Department approached the

home of a wanted subject to arrest on an outstanding warrant. While speaking with a female at the

residence, the suspect fled out the back and into a wooded area. K9 Deputy Pagerly and others followed.

The suspect came out from his cover with his AK47 pointed at the Officers. They ordered him to drop

his weapon. Instead, this POS opened fire and Deputy Pagerly was critically wounded. Officers returned

fire, killing the Cop Killer. The Officers were able to get their brother to a cruiser where it was then met

by a medical helicopter for transport. K9 Deputy Kyle Pagerly succumbed to

his head wound and was pronounced at 2044 hrs.

This true Blue Warrior first began Living His Life As Only A Hero Could long ago. In 1997,

Kyle began working with the Township Of Spring Fire Department. Just after graduating

high school in 2001, Kyle began serving faithfully as a proud member of the United States ARMY

defending our country and her People. This Warrior was a Sergeant and served as an MP.

His tours included Kosovo and Iraq. Our Brother also began working with the Wernersville PD

then completed the Federal Bureau of Prison Basic training in 2006. Also in 2006, Kyle began Saving,

Serving and Protecting the People of Berks County. 2 years ago, Deputy Pagerly partnered

with K9 JYNX and together they worked patrol, dope detection and explosive detection. The dynamic

duo also put on demonstrations for the community in local schools and community events showing off

their skills. Wait … there’s more … Our amazing Brother continued to serve with the FD and worked

his way up to a Lieutenant and Trustee. When not playing Super Hero, Kyle loved spending time

with his family and friends. He also raised funds and walked in his nephew Aiden’s honor to bring

awareness to Angelman Syndrome. The Berks County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard was established

by Sheriff Eric J. Weaknecht in January 2008 to honor fallen Berks County Law Enforcement Officers.

Kyle participated in fundraisers, including 5K races to help raise funds. He was also a member of

the BCSD Honor Guard. A man so committed and devoted to everything he did. A man incredibly

well loved by everyone who worked with and knew him, Kyle will be missed by so many … forgotten by so few.

Kyle leaves behind his beloved bride Alecia, family and his partner Jynx. Our heartfelt thoughts

and prayers go out to the entire Pagerly family as well as to all the Men and Women of the Berks SD,

the Patriots of the U.S. Army, Wernersville PD, the Township of Spring FD and to all whom have

had the privilege and pleasure of knowing and working along side this incredible Hero. Special thoughts

are with K9 JYNX who will undoubtedly notice his partner’s absence. He may be a dog but the bond

a K9 has with his handler is unexplainable and Jynx will be hurting as much as the rest of Kyle’s family.

Our Brother, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch over

us all as we carry on in the battles to come … In Our Brother’s Honor. We thank you for your service

and for your sacrifice. We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Sir.

Rest In Peace K9 Deputy Kyle David “Fish Stick” Pagerly …

We Have The Watch From Here. SALUTE!

BCSD: http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept /Sheriff/Pages/default.aspx
TSFD: http://www.tsvfd.com/index.php
US Army: http://www.army.mil/

COP KILLER Matthew Connor, 25, deceased, was wanted for burglary, criminal trespass,

firearms violations (illegal possession, sale and transfer), terroristic threats, simple assault

and recklessly endangerment that occurred two days prior. He had threatened his father, sister,

girlfriend and another while discharging firearms inside tow of the family’s homes.

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Manvel, Texas
Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Sheriff Charles Allen Van Meter
End Of Watch: 06-26-11 (3rd of 3 killed this day)

Deputy Charles Van Meter, 27, was killed as a result of a 2 car vehicle crash. At approximately 2130 hrs.,

Deputies Charles Van Meter and Joshua Mark Waldrop, 26, were on patrol when they passed

through a…n intersection. At the same time, a full-sized pickup truck failed to yield to the green light

and turned directly into the path of the patrol cruiser. The impact was immense. Deputy Waldrop, who

was driving, and the two teen occupants from the truck were all air-lifted to the hospital in critical condition.

Deputy Charles Allen Van Meter was killed at the scene. The Deputies were just ending their shift when

the accident occurred. The crash remains under investigation.

Deputy Van Meter has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the citizens of Brazoria County for five years.

Born with a soul that had courage to wear the badge, this young warrior was born to be a Police Officer.

Dedicated to making the communities safe, his go-get-em proactive attitude got the job done. A favorite

among his peers, they could always count on their Brother Charles to be there to back them up. And with

his winning smile and charming demeanor, the bad guys were often easily fooled into telling the Deputy ‘what

really went down’. Charles had a way of listening intently and mentally sorting through the words and he

often got to the truth with little hassles. His fun-loving personality is what made the young children look up

to their Hero. There is no doubt that in just a few short years, this Warrior made a difference to so many

by showing them by example what it means to live as only a Hero could. A man who will

be missed by many and forgotten by few.

Our Heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Van Meter family as well as to all the Men and

Women of the Brazoria County SO and all surrounding agencies whom have had the privilege and the

pleasure to work along side this Hero. Special healing prayers go

out to Deputy Sheriff Waldrop and his family as he fights for his life.

Our Brother, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your

vigilant watch over us all as we carry on in the battles. We thank you for your service

and for your sacrifice. We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Sir.

Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Charles Allen Van Meter … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

BCSO: http://www.brazoria-county.com /sheriff/

Our thoughts are also with the two teens, Chance Chambers, 18, and

Jarvis Harris, 17, and their families, for a full recovery.

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‎**TWICE THE HERO**
King George, Virginia – Virginia State Police
State Trooper Adam Maynard Bowen
End Of Watch: 06-24-11


Trooper Adam Bowen, 28, was killed in a vehicle crash. At approximately 1845 hrs., Trooper Bowen was en route

to assist the Narcotics Agents when he collided with another vehicle at an intersection. As he attempted to …avoid

a direct hit, Brother Adam tried to swerve but could not avoid the other vehicle. The impact forced both vehicles

into a violent impact. The patrol cruiser was ripped in two when it hit a utility pole and Trooper Bowen was ejected

when the vehicle was severed. The front end of the cruiser kept going and hit three parked vehicles.

Witnesses who heard the collision came to try and help but it was too late to do anything. Our Warrior Brother was killed.

The occupants of the second vehicle suffered minor injury but were transported as a precaution.

This is an ongoing investigation. (name cleared for release)

This “Twice The Hero” served proudly for 5 years in the U.S. Armed Forces as a member of the United States Air Force

Air National Guard protecting our beloved country and her People. Adam’s deployments included Operation Enduring

Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Living As Only A Hero Could, in July 2008, after 35 weeks of grueling training,

Trooper Bowen began Saving, Serving and Protecting the fine folks of the State Of Virginia. Brother Adam put his

heart and soul into his work. He was all about protecting the innocents. Going above and beyond with his efforts,

Trooper Bowen was very proactive in getting the drunks off the roadways. In 2010, this Warrior was recognized for

his efforts and was a M.A.D.D. Award recipient. Born with a soul that had courage to wear the badge, Adam was

well respected by his peers for his professionalism, dedication and fairness. Trooper Bowen was always the one

who would come running to assist. His love of the work and bond with his brethren, made this Warrior exceptional.

He was very consistent with his genuinely nice, down-to-earth demeanor. Adam was also a member of his Rescue Squad.

Set to be married soon to his favorite Dispatcher, this man will be missed by so very many but forgotten by so few.

Adam leaves behind his beloved fiancé Raechel, his parents Glenn and Ramona. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go

out to the entire Bowen family as well as to all the Men and Women of the Virginia State Police and all surrounding

agencies along with all our brave Patriots of the U.S. Air National Guard whom have had the privilege and the pleasure

of working along side this True Blue Hero. Just this morning, 62 new Warriors took their pledge as the 116th class

of the Virginia State Police. May they take your spirit along with them as you guide them from above.

Our Brother, as you now patrol the highways of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch over us all

as we carry on in the battles to come. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice.

We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Sir.

Rest In Peace State Trooper Adam Maynard Bowen #1988 … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

VSP: http://www.vsp.state.va.us/

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Glendora, California
South Pasadena Police Department
Police Officer Kevin Sandoval
End Of Watch: 06-14-11


Officer Kevin Sandoval, 23, has lost his life to what appears to be a head injury, though may have been brought on

by health-related issues. At approx. 1400 hrs., Officers were training at the shooting range when all of a sudden Ofc….

Sandoval collapsed face first, hitting a cement cinderblock. Our Brother went into cardiac arrest. CPR efforts were done

by fellow Officers until he could be airlifted to the hospital but revival efforts were unsuccessful and our young warrior

was pronounced at 1430 hrs. As this is an ongoing investigation, it is not yet known if our Brother tripped

(unlikely since he did not try and break his fall) or passed-out due to a health issue. I will update as permitted.

It has been determined and confirmed that this was not firearm related.

Officer Sandoval has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the People of South Pasadena for two years but even

before being sworn, knowing he was born with a soul that had courage to wear the badge, this young warrior

started as a Reserve Officer for 18 months before becoming a cadet. (I will update with personal info on Wednesday)

Kevin leaves behind his parents and his sister. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Sandoval family

as well as to all the Men and Women of the South Pasadena PD and to all those whom have had the privilege and the

pleasure of working beside this young Hero.

Our Brother, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch over us all as we

carry on in the battle … In Our Brother’s Honor. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice.

We thank you for your life. Though taken so soon and so young, rest easy knowing that you made a

difference in this world and we are all the better for it. Job Well Done Son.

Rest In Peace Police Officer Kevin Sandoval … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

SPPD: http://www.ci.south-pasadena.c a.us/police/chief.html

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Charlotte, Tennessee
Dickson County Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Sheriff Richard Keith Bellar
End Of Watch: 06-07-11 (2nd of 3 LOD post 06/07)


Deputy Keith Bellar, 27, was shot and killed saving the life of an innocent victim. Just after 0700 hrs. on June 6,

Deputy Bellar was on patrol when he came upon what he thought was an accident. He imme…diately called his

location as he was pulling up and reported possible injury. As he approached the accident scene, the driver ambushed

and opened fire on our Brother. Deputy Bellar never even made it out of his cruiser.

Several gunshots went through

the windshield, striking Keith in his head. The Cop Killer then shot and killed himself. Deputy Bellar was rushed to the

hospital in very critical condition and was put on life-support. His family, both blood and Blue, never left his side and

were with him when he was removed and pronounced at 0747 hrs, 24 hours later.

The Killer’s wife (an emergency services dispatcher) was saved from any further harm due to the quick actions

of this Hero. It was her estranged husband who had actually been ramming her vehicle when Deputy Bellar showed up.

Deputy Bellar had been Saving, Serving and Protecting the People of Dickson County for 6 years and before that

this Warrior worked behind the walls for the Tennessee DOC. Keith knew he was born with a soul that had courage

to wear the badge early on and oh how this work suited our Brother. He, himself, said there was no greater work

and he could never dream of doing anything else.

With his extreme faith in his God and his beloved bride, Deputy Bellar went out there every day with an attitude and spirit

of a Rookie, loving the action and the incredible feeling he got when he helped someone in need. Keith was so well-respected

by his colleagues, including his Superiors. He was very tough out there but had the uncanny ability to show compassion

when needed. When not in uniform, you could find Keith at his church or on his farm surrounded by all of God’s creatures,

big and small. An outdoorsman and lover of nature, he and his dad were even planning a trip to Africa to help those in need.

He also kept himself incredibly fit. Even after an injury that required surgery, this Warrior was set to participate in a

grueling triathlon. D/S Bellar was also an inspiration to his peers as he found the perfect balance between work and

personal life, spending time fishing and boating, truly living as Only A Hero Could. But his greatest accomplishment,

one that is now short-lived, was the birth of his first child just six months ago. A son, husband, father and friend that

will be missed by so very many but forgotten by so few.

Keith leaves behind his beloved bride Brandi, their baby boy Jacob and his parents Ricky and Debbie. Our heartfelt

thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Bellar family as well as to all the Men and Women of the Dickson County SO

and all surrounding agencies who had the privilege and the pleasure of working along side this Warrior.

Our Brother, while you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch over us all as

we carry on in the battles … In Our Brother’s Honor. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice.

We thank you for your life. Job Well Done, Sir.

Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Richard Keith Bellar … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

Visitation will be held at Spann Funeral home noon to 8 p.m. Friday.Funeral will be Saturday 11 a.m. at

First Baptist Church with final resting place at Hall’s Cemetery.

Donations may be made through the Police Benevolent Foundation’s website at www.pbfi.org.

(all proceeds will go to Deputy Bellar’s family) OR via text for the “Keith Bellar Memorial Fund.”

by texting the phrase COPS BELLAR to 85944. A $10 donation will be made through your cell phone bill.

information from:DCSO: http://dicksoncounty.net/gover

nment/sheriff/index.html


photo courtesy of Vickie’s photograhy http://www.photosbyvowens.com/

index.html

Cop Killer Jayson Eggenberg, 27 … deceased.

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BREAKING: After an exhaustive, relentless, non-stop investigation and hunt for the scum

who gunned down, execution-style, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office SERGEANT KENNETH VANN,

Police have ARRESTED and CHARGED COP KILLER Mark Anthony Gonzales, 41,

at approximately 1600 hrs. today, for the May 28th capital murder of our Beloved Brother….

A weapon believed to have been used in the killing was also recovered.

What an amazing job this task force has done and their unwillingness to rest even

for a moment until this evil was captured. Thank you all!! JOB WELL DONE!!

Our thoughts and prayers continue for Sgt. Yvonne Vann and family, both blood and Blue.

May our brother rest with some peace now.

A motive is not known as yet and all avenues are still being investigated,

including drug cartel hit, gang initiation, and of course, simply because Sgt. Vann was a Police Officer.
~Nessie~

Sgt. Vann’s remembrance page can be found here:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150605567365244&

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Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts State Police
State Trooper Ellen E. “El” Engelhardt
End Of Watch: 06-01-11


State Trooper Ellen Engelhardt, 58, has succumbed to her injuries sustained when hit by a drunk driver while

in performance of her duties which left her with traumatic injury that she never recovered from. On July 26, 2003,

Troop…er Engelhardt (then 50) had pulled off into the breakdown lane of the highway to examine damage

done to a guardrail when a (then 18) year old drunk driver who was traveling in excess of 90 miles per hour,

slammed into her. Our beloved sister was left with traumatic injury to her body and her brain. She remained

in a semi-conscious state, unable to walk, talk or eat. Our Warrior Sister fought like hell to stay alive

which encouraged her family, both blood and blue, to remain optimistic. They never gave up on Ellen.

This morning, Trooper Ellen Engelhardt was called to take her place among

Our Angels In Heaven along side so many great Heroes.

Trooper Engelhardt had been Saving, Serving and Protecting the People for nearly 23 years.

Oh and how she loved her work. Standing tall and looking sharp at all times, this Trooper was a

role model not just to her brethren but also to the People. She was a pretty permanent fixture along

the Route 6/Exit 7 Interchange and commuters became accustomed to feeling a sense of safety

knowing their Highway Angel was keeping folks in line and the roadways safe.

And she always gave her service with a smile. In fact, on June 23, 2009, this section of the

highway was named ‘State Trooper Ellen Engelhardt Interchange’. This Warrior was so loved

and respected by her colleagues for the examples she set that in 2007, they even named

their “B.A.T. Mobile” (MSP Breath Alcohol Testing mobile unit) after her.

When not in uniform, El loved spending time with her daughter, grandson and the love of her life,

fellow Trooper Ric Teves. Her favorite ‘get away from the world’ place was at the beach,

where she would clear her mind of all the images of the wreckage she saw and lives lost on the

highways. A die-hard Boston Bruins fan, Ellen kept a healthy balance between work and play …

teaching us all what it meant to Live As Only A Hero Could.

El leaves behind her daughter Lora, grandson and her beloved Ric. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers

go out to the entire Engelhardt family as well as to all the Men and Women of the Mass. State Police,

all surrounding agencies whom have had the pleasure and privilege of working together with this Warrior

and to all the citizens who will miss their Highway Angel. A woman who will never be forgotten.

Our Sister, as you now patrol the Highways Of Heaven, may you continue your dedicated watch over

us all as we carry on with your devotion … In Our Sister’s Honor. We thank you for your service and

for your sacrifice. We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Ma’am.

Rest In Peace Massachusetts State Police Trooper Ellen E. ‘El’ Engelhardt #0964 …

We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

MSP:

http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eo psagencylanding&L=3&L0=Home&L1

=Public+Safety+Agencies&L2=Mas sachusetts+State+Police&sid=Ee ops

In 2005, William P. Senne pleaded guilty to drunken driving and was sentenced to 2 1/2 years.

New charges may be filed for the death of a Police Officer.

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Houston, Texas
Houston Police Department
Police Officer Kevin S. Will
End Of Watch: 05-29-11


Police Officer Kevin Will, 38, was violently struck down and killed by an impaired motorist,

but not before he saved an innocent person’s life. Ofc. Will had been investigating a hit and run motor crash

and was interviewing a witness when another …vehicle that was being pursued by other Officers plowed

through the Police safety barrier at that scene. Our Warrior Brother saw it coming and had just enough

time to push the witness out of the way (who leapt over the concrete barrier) while yelling, a split-second

before being struck and run over. Back-up arrived quickly and did what they could but at 0345 hrs.

Police Officer Kevin S. Will was pronounced at the scene. His killer is in custody

Officer Will has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the People of Houston since September of ’09.

Born with a soul that has courage to wear the badge, Brother Kevin took his calling seriously and

with dedication and devotion, was very good at it. With just seven months in, our Hero was trained

for the vehicular crimes unit and today, the day he was killed, marked his one year anniversary with the unit.

Well-liked by his peers for his energy, sense of humor and meticulous work, Brother Kevin was destined to

go far in his department. He truly cared about his community and the safety of the People, which is evident

in his Heroic actions this morning. Living As Only A Hero Could, Officer Will Died As Only A Warrior Dare.

Giving his life for another. A life that his unborn child will only hear stories of. Kevin’s wife is three months

from giving birth to their third child, a son. A man loved and admired will be missed by so many but forgotten by so few.

Kevin leaves behind his beloved expectant bride and their two other children, 10 & 6.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Will family as well as to all the

Men and Women of the Houston PD and all surrounding agencies.

Our Brother, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch over us

all as we carry on in the battle … In Our Brother’s Honor. We thank you for your service and

for your sacrifice. We thank you for your life. Job Well Done, Sir.

Rest In Peace Officer Kevin S. Will … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

Cop Killer Johoan Rodriguez, 26, faces charges of intoxication manslaughter of a

peace officer, felony evading in a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

HPD
http://www.houstonpolice.org/g o/doc/2133/289249/

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Tuscaloosa Police Department
Motor Officer Trevor Scott Phillips
End Of Watch: 05-21-11 (this is 4 of 4 LOD posted today)


Motor Officer Trevor Phillips, 31, was killed as a result of a wreck while on his Police Motorcycle. At 1420 hrs.,

Ofc. Phillips was assisting a funeral with marked escort when a vehicle that was in… the procession decided to

pull out of and make a U-turn, directly in front of Trevor. Brother Trevor was rushed to the hospital with traumatic injury.

As hard as our Warrior fought, approximately two hours later, Motor Officer Trevor Scott Phillips succumbed.

This is an ongoing investigation and I will update as permitted.

Officer Phillips had been Saving, Serving and protecting the People of Tuscaloosa for more than 10 years.

He just loved being a Police Officer and proved to be a valuable asset to the department. During his tenure,

Brother Trevor was a member of the SRT unit and a Motor Patrol.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Phillips Family as well as to all the Men and

Women of the Tuscaloosa PD and all surrounding agencies that came running to a Brother down.

Our Brother, as you now motor along the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch over

us all as we carry on in the battle … In Our Brother’s Honor. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice.

We thank you for your life. Job Well Done, Sir.

Rest In Peace Motor Officer Trevor Scott Phillips … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

TPD
http://www.ci.tuscaloosa.al.us

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‎*TWICE THE HERO*
Turtlecreek Township, Ohio – Warren County Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Sheriff Sergeant Brian Dulle – End Of Watch: 05-10-11


Sergeant Brian Dulle, 36, was struck and killed by a hit-run driver while attempting to stop the fleeing suspect.

At 0150 hrs., law enforcement agencies were trying to stop a dangerous motorist from h…arming innocent lives.

The driver of the suspect vehicle was driving south in a northbound lane, attempted to strike one cruiser and almost

hit another head on, running the second cruiser off the road into a ditch. Sgt. Dulle, who had joined the chase, pulled

off the side of the road and exited his cruiser to deploy spike strips when the driver veered directly at him, striking

and killing our Brother instantly. The driver soon crashed and an intense manhunt was on by numerous agencies.

The Cop Killer was located at 0615 hrs. and taken into custody. This is an ongoing investigation.

No other details will be released at this time. I will update as permitted.

Sergeant Dulle has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the People of Warren County for the last 12 years, 4 mos.

With his winning personality and ability to really connect with his fellow Deputies, Brother Brian was a favorite

in the department. In November of 2005, Brian was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and this was just to be the

beginning of a long career in a leadership position. The Sarge truly enjoyed being a Police Officer but his life

Living As Only A Hero Could began long before he donned the badge. Brian had previously served the People

and this Country as a proud member of the United States Army with Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Honor, Integrity, Courage

and Selflessness. He brought all of these characteristics with him to the Blue Line after his Honorable Discharge.

When not in uniform, Brian loved spending his personal time with his young bride and children. Quite the cut-up, f

riends and family loved being around their Hero and a fun time was always to be had by all. A Patriot, Officer,

Husband, Father, Son and Brother, an amazing Man, who will be missed by so very many but forgotten by so few.

Brian leaves behind his beloved bride Abbie, their two daughters Madeline, 10 and Emma, 7, and their son Jackson, 4,

along with his parents Edward and Denise, his brother Ryan and sister Brooke. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers

are with the entire Dulle (pronounced doo-lee) family as well as to all the Men and Women of the Warren County SO

and all surrounding agencies who came running when their Brother was struck down.

**Brian and Abbie’s daughter Maddie, who has struggled with cancer since she was two years old, has a

foundation named for her called “Maddie’s Hope”. This is the foundation website http://www.maddieshope.org/
and face book page with stories of Maddie’s journeys: http://www.facebook.com/maddie shope?sk=info **

Our Brother, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch over

us all as we carry on in the battle … In Our Brother’s Honor. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice.

We Thank You for your life. Job Well Done Sir.

Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Sergeant Brian Dulle … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

*This is the first Warren County Sheriff’s Office first Line Of Duty death in the agency history*

WCSO
http://www.wcsooh.org/


U.S. Army
http://www.army.mil/


OSHP (investigating)
http://statepatrol.ohio.gov/

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Wartburg, Tennessee
Wartburg Police Department
Captain Ralph Braden
End Of Watch: 05-02-11


Captain Ralph Braden, a 22 year veteran, succumbed to complications stemming from critical injuries

sustained while in performance of his duties. On the 22nd of April, the Captain had responded with

additional Officers to a late night domestic distu…rbance call. While watching the rear of the home, Cpt. Braden

encountered the suspect as he was trying to escape through a rear window. A struggle ensued. Brother Ralph

wound up with a dislocated shoulder. The suspect fled but was captured a half day later following a manhunt.

The hospital operated on Captain Braden’s injury and he was resting at home. The following day, Ralph was

found unresponsive, still sitting in his recliner, by his wife and he was transported to the hospital once again

where he remained on life-support until this 2000 hrs. on Monday, when he passed away.

It is believed the Captain had a blood clot and critical internal injury.

This is an ongoing investigation and will be updated as permitted.

Captain Braden has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the People of Wartburg for more than 22 years.

This incident alone tells so much about our Warrior Brother. He was not content sitting behind a

desk playing supervisor. He was right out there in the trenches with his men to help ensure their safety,

especially when it came to domestic disturbance calls. But this Hero’s years of service goes way

beyond the streets. He was a well-liked supervisor and friend to his co-workers. Treating everyone

with the respect they deserved, regardless of rank. He was also this way towards his friends, and he had many.

The community absolutely loved Ralph. If you needed anything, he would be the first to make sure you got

whatever help was called for. He was also a tremendous role model for the children and young adults of his

community, always volunteering for events and socials. An absolute joy to be around this warm, caring,

thoughtful, courageous man, he will be missed by so many but forgotten by so few as they will

remember how He Lived As Only A Hero Could.

Ralph leaves behind his beloved bride. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the

entire Braden family as well as to all the Men and Women of the Warburg PD and

surrounding agencies who have had the privilege and the pleasure of working beside this Hero.

Our Brother, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your

vigilant watch over us all as we carry on in the battle … In Our Brother’s Honor.

We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice. We thank you for your life. Job Well Done, Sir.

Rest In Peace Captain Ralph Braden … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

Wartburg PD
509 COURT STREET
Wartburg, TN
Dept Phone: (423) 346-7090
Fax: (423) 346-7003


FB page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ Wartburg-Police-Department/141 897139194425

Cop Killer Eddie Dean Patterson, 29, was initially booked for aggravated assault on a police office,

assault on a police officer, fleeing, evading, and domestic assault with a $90,000 bond.

His criminal record includes six charges of assault on an officer, numerous criminal trespassing charges,

disorderly conduct, evading arrest, escape and statutory rape. He was a repeat probation violator.

The female, Casey Newport, was also arrested that night and charged with domestic assault.

Now additional charges may follow.

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St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
Officer Daryl Hall
End Of Watch: 04-24-11


Officer Daryl Hall, 34, was gunned down in a deliberate act when he intervened in a shots fired incident.

Ofc. Hall and his girlfriend were enjoying a night out when he heard gunshots at 0240 hrs. Two men that

had been asked to leave a n…ightclub for fighting, engaged in a gunfight out in the parking lot. Ofc. Hall

ran out of the club, witnessed the shooting and was immediately confronted by a man with a gun.

Brother Daryl identified himself as a Police Officer while he drew his weapon and ordered the suspect to

drop his weapon. The suspect, instead, fired at Ofc. Hall and the club security personnel. They, in turn,

fired back. Multiple shots were exchanged. Police Officer Daryl Hall was struck by bullets in his arm

and neck, which proved to be fatal. He was pronounced at 0316 hrs. at the hospital. The club security

man was not injured.

The Cop Killer died at the scene of multiple gunshot. The second gunman from

the first shooting was taken into custody.

Three guns were fired and all were gathered at the scene.

Officer Hall has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the People of St. Louis for 4 years/ 10 mos.

Born with a soul that has courage to wear the badge, Daryl first started out with the citizens academy

then shortly after followed his true blue calling, graduating the Police Academy on July 13, 2006 … and

never looked back. He started out rollin’ and patrollin’ in the 6th district until recently when he moved

over to the public housing authority unit. This position suited him well as he had what it took to connect

with the community and proved to be very valuable for the department. With his calming demeanor, Ofc. Hall

gained a trust that is rare these days with the people. Brother Daryl was non-judgmental and people respected

him for the respect he showed them which led to folks opening up when information was needed. His co-workers

loved being around Daryl because he was so down-to-earth. He was ‘real’ and trustworthy.

An Officer who ran toward the danger as others ran away, never backing down from the fight, willing

to Die As Only A Warrior Dare. Willing to give his life for another, which was so evident in his final act here on earth.

When not in uniform, Daryl loved spending time with family and friends, whom he held close to his heart,

often seen sharing a good cigar and just talking about the good in life. With his positive attitude and love

of life, always the first to volunteer when the occasion arose, he showed everyone what it meant to Live

As Only A Hero Could. Officer Hall will be deeply missed by so very many but forgotten by so few.

Daryl leaves behind his mom, step-dad and brother. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the

entire Hall family as well as to all the Men and Women of the St. Louis Metro PD. Special thoughts

and prayers for his co-worker who had been working a detail across the street and was the first on

scene to hold our Brother. And to all who responded. May you find strength in one another to find

a healthy way to heal. Daryl would be smiling and telling you right now “All is good”.

Our Brother, has you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch

over us all as we carry on in the battles … In Our Brother’s Honor. May you always hold your

head high and stand tall knowing you made a difference. We thank you for your service

and for your sacrifice. We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Sir.

Rest In Peace Officer Daryl Hall … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

St. Louis Metro PD
http://www.slmpd.org/

Cop Killer Asif Blake, a 30 (deceased)

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Eugene, Oregon
Eugene Police Department
Motor Officer Christopher “Chris” Kilcullen
End Of Watch: 04-22-11


Motorman Chris Kilcullen, 43, was shot and killed during an attempted traffic stop.

At approx. 1630 hrs., Officer Kilcullen attempted to stop a female driver for a traffic infraction.

The driver took off and Ofc. Kilcullen pursued. T…he driver then pointed a weapon out of the

vehicle and shot our Brother. Motorman Chris Kilcullen was killed. The driver sped away.

After another pursuit by multiple agencies, a stand-off ensued and several hours later, at

approx. 1945 hrs., the Cop Killer finally surrendered to negotiators and is in custody.

This is an ongoing investigation and I will update as more is learned.

Officer Kilcullen has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the People of Eugene for more than 12 years.

The motorman with the big smile, Chris was so incredibly respected, admired and loved

by all who knew him. Ofc. Kilcullen was the ‘voice of reason’ out there. With his incredibly

positive attitude, he not only kept ‘the job’ from eating away at his soul, he taught

his Brothers and Sisters how to take care of themselves in a healthy way. Always finding

that one thing that made all the atrocity a little easier to deal with. Heck, even those he

pulled over had a bit of a pleasant experience, even if they did get cited. Ofc. Kilcullen

let them know that it wasn’t the end of the world but he also made it clear that they were

in the wrong. But he was fair out there. And if a motorist ever found themselves in distres

s from a flat to a vehicle crash, it was this gentle soul that calmed them.

Devoted to his work and to his community, Ofc. Kilcullen could often be found at a

youth event doing just about anything that was needed. Chris has even volunteered

many hours to cancer awareness events, including walking in

the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. A fantastic representative to the badge,

this father and Police Officer Lived As Only A Hero Could and he passed this forward.

It was his love of his community that made him go after this driver and it was his willingness

to give his life for the safety of the citizens that he Died As Only A Warrior Dare.

A man who will be missed by so very many but forgotten by so few.

Chris leaves behind his beloved bride and their 2 children (one is just 5 years old).

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the Kilcullen family as well as to all the

Men and Women of the EPD and the surrounding agencies who not only had the

privilege and pleasure of working along side our Warrior Brother but also came

running when their man was down.

We pray you all lean on one another and find the healthy way to get through this tragic event.

Our Brother Chris, as you now motor on the golden roads of Heaven,

may you continue your vigilant watch over us all as

we carry on in the battle … In Our Brother’s Honor. We thank you for your service

and for your sacrifice. We thank you for your life. JOB WELL DONE, SIR.

Rest In peace Motorman Christopher “Chris” Kilcullen … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

EPD
http://www.eugene-or.gov/porta l/server.pt?space=CommunityPag e&control

=SetCommunity&Communi tyID=219&PageID=0

Cop Killer Cheryl D. Kidd, 56 is in custody.

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Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs Police Department
Police K9 Officer IKE
End Of Watch: 04-17-11


K9 Officer IKE, 2 yrs/10 mos., was shot and killed saving the life of his partner

during the apprehension of a wanted parolee. At 0120 hrs., Palm Springs Police Officers

spotted a wanted parolee who took off on foot when he saw the Officer…s. Officers gave

chase and caught up with the suspect but a struggle ensued and the dirtbag again ran off.

The Officers ran after again but this time released Police K9 Officer IKE.

All of a sudden the suspect turned and raised a gun that was hidden on his person.

K9 IKE placed himself between the shooter and his partner just as the suspect fired several rounds.

K9 IKE was shot and killed. His partner, a 5 yr veteran, was also shot but because K9 IKE

was between them and due to the Officer’s vest, he will survive. The Officers immediately fired back,

shooting and killing the Cop Killer. K9 IKE’s partner, a 5 yr veteran, and a second Officer, an 8 yr.

veteran, who was also injured during the struggle, have both been treated and released.

**Due to the ongoing investigation and since the Officers were involved in the shooting,

no name will be released at this time**

K9 Officer IKE, a German Shepherd out of the Czech Republic, has been Saving,

Serving and Protecting the People of Palm Springs for 2 years. But beyond that, K9 Ike has

served his partner with faithfulness and loyalty. In his final act, K9 Officer gave his life so that

his partner may live.

IKE was purchased in January ’09 and he and his partner graduated and began their tour

as a team on April 28 of that year. Trained in search, tracking and fugitive apprehension,

this dynamic duo has played a vital role in the capture of more than 30 wanted suspects.

But their presence was known by the good guys also. K9 Ike and his partner were regular

fixtures at the local schools and together they helped teach our children about safety and

about respecting the law and those who are sworn to protect them. Ike was loving this part

as much as taking a bite out of the bad guys. And the only thing he ever expected in return

was his mouth toy reward and a “Good Boy!”.

IKE leaves behind his handler/partner and family. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers

go out to the family as well as to all the Men and Women of the Palm Springs PD,

all surrounding agencies and to all the children and teachers who grew to love their ‘Police Officer Ike’

K9 IKE, as you cross over the Rainbow Bridge, may you look back with pride knowing you

served the People and your Department well. As you stand guard at the Gates Of Heaven,

please continue to watch over us all, both 2 legged and 4, as we carry on in the battle …

In Our Brother’s Honor. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice.

We thank you for your life. Job Well Done

Rest In Peace Police K9 Officer IKE … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

“It is not just those with two legs who were born with

a soul that has courage to wear the badge” ~Nessie~

*K9 IKE is the first K9 Officer to lose his life In The Line Of Duty for the PSPD*

*If you have any information related to this investigation, please call 760-323-8115,

or you can call anonymously at Crime Stoppers 760-341-STOP*

Donations for K9 Ike may be sent to the Palm Springs PD K9 Fund, C/O K9 Officer IKE.

Checks can be mailed to the Palm Springs Police Department at: 200 S Civic Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262.

Online donations can be made via the Palm Springs Police Officers Association link

at http://www.pspoa.com/store/ind ex.php (follow the link to the bottom of the page where it

says “Donate to PSPOA.” Please make sure you indicate the donation is for K9 Officer IKE

in the message box.) Further inquires can be made by contacting Captain Dennis Graham at 760-323-8121.

Cop Killer was identified as Francisco Gabriel Durazo, 31(deceased)

PSPD
http://www.ci.palm-springs.ca. us/index.aspx?page=83
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Trumann, Arkansas
Trumann Police Department
Officer Jonathan R. Schmidt
End Of Watch: 04-12-11


Officer Jonathan Schmidt, 30, was gunned down during a traffic stop as he saved the life of his partner.

At 2327 hrs., Officer Schmidt and Sergeant Corey Overstreet, 41, stopped a vehicle, occupied four times,

for a traffic violation. After init…ial questioning, the Officers removed two of the occupants and were placing

them in handcuffs for outstanding warrants when all of a sudden, the back seat passenger opened fire.

Ofc. Schmidt was struck in the neck but still managed to pull his Sergeant, who had been injured, out of harm’s

way while they returned fire. An exchange of 15 shots were fired between the Officers and the Cop Killer. Ofc. Schmidt

was struck multiple times. Sgt. Overstreet was also wounded though not from gunfire.

Three of the four occupants were wanted on outstanding warrants. Several agencies came running to assist.

Brother Jonathan was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced. Brother Corey was treated and his

resting at home. The killer was wounded and his still hospitalized. Both Officers were vested (with brand new body armor)

as per policy. This is an ongoing investigation. The killer’s name/condition has not been officially released

and we will not publish until so.

Officer Schmidt has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the people for nearly 4 years.

Born with a soul that has courage to wear the badge, this Warrior had given up a high paying job

working the steel mill to answer his calling. But he did not want to work just anywhere as a Police Officer.

He specifically wanted … needed … to return to his hometown of Trumann. He loved the citizens there

and was “at home” there. Since the first day rollin’ and patrollin’, Brother Jonathan gave his all.

There was no call he would pass up and no man he would not back up. It was not uncommon to even

show up straight away to a county call, just to be sure his brethren was guarded. Heck, this Hero would

not hesitate to jump out of his squad to give the firemen a hand if needed. He was all about commitment,

honor and integrity to his oath. A little over a year ago, Ofc. Schmidt was awarded

the American Red Cross life-saving award for his fast and professional actions when he saved the life

of young child by administering infant CPR. Working in a small town was the perfect fit for our Brother.

With just 15 full-time sworn Officers, they were all very close. Jonathan was the one who kept everyone

sane with his sense of humor. Funny as all get out and with a smile to match, it was hard to have a bad day

when he was around. And he made sure of that. And Ofc. Schmidt also made sure the local business owners

were always looked after. He would go out of his way just to remind them that he was out there … for them.

When not donning the uniform, Jonathan loved nothing greater than to spend time with his wife and

their three children. In fact, he asked to work the night shift just so he could be home with his family

as much as possible. An avid duck hunter and lover of life, Ofc. Schmidt knew how to keep that healthy balance.

Living Life As Only A Hero Could, our young brother leaves with us such a legacy of what it means to

be the best Police Officer and Man you could be. He will be missed by so very many but so

few will ever forget how he Died As Only A Warrior Dare.

Jonathan leaves behind his beloved bride Andrea, their daughter (12 yrs)and two sons (ages 10 yrs and 18 months).

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Schmidt family, the Men and Women of the

TPD and to all the first-responders who knew, loved and had the privilege and pleasure of working with this Hero.

Our Warrior Brother, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant

watch over us all as we carry on in the battle … In Our Brother’s Honor.

We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice. We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Son.

Rest In peace Officer Jonathan R. Schmidt … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

“Jonathan Schmidt Memorial Fund” / donation information: http://pbfi.org/

**On January 27, 2009, the Trumann PD lost their Chief, Larry Blagg in a Line Of Duty death**

Trumann PD – Chief Tony Rusher
221 Melton Avenue
PO Box 120
Trumann, Arkansas 72472
(870) 483-6423 – (870) 483-5121
trumannpolice@yahoo.com
Arkansas State Police (investigating)
http://www.asp.state.ar.us/

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‎**TWICE THE HERO**


Taymouth Township, Michigan
Michigan State Police – State Trooper Jeffrey “Jeff” Werda


End Of Watch: 04-06-11


Trooper Jeff Werda, 43, was killed when involved in a vehicle crash while en route to help his Brothers.

At 0130 hrs, Trooper Werda, radioed in and activated lights/sirens to assist the Saginaw County Sheriff’s…

Deputies who were attempting to stop a fleeing driver when tragedy struck. A call came in to 911

from another motorist stating there was a State Police vehicle wrecked off the road.

When responders arrived on the scene of the crash, they found Trooper Werda had been

ejected and it appears the patrol vehicle had rolled several times. Our Brother was transported

to the hospital where he was then pronounced. The initial fleeing suspect, a 23 year old male,

had subsequently been stopped and arrested. This is an ongoing investigation and as accident reconstruction takes several days,

it will take time to determine what caused Trooper Werda to crash.

Investigators do not know yet if Jeff had his seatbelt on so please do not assume.

A True Blue Warrior, Jeff first began his life Living As Only A Hero Could when

he began serving our beloved Country with the United States Army and was a Desert Storm veteran.

Our Brother began Saving, Serving and Protecting the People for more than 15 years beginning in

1996 when he was sworn in with the Richfield Township PD, where he worked for four years before

coming to the MSP in 2000. Trooper Werda has been rollin’ and patrollin’ the highways of Michigan for nearly 11 years.

Working different posts along his career, including Gladwin, Detroit and Bridgeport, Jeff left his mark at each one.

He wore his uniform with pride and represented the MSP with the utmost Excellence, Integrity and Courtesy.

Trooper Werda loved his work and he risked his life every day in order to keep the citizens safe.

He was one of more than 100 MSP Troopers to also answer the call for help after hurricane Katrina hit.

It was not just about stopping drivers of violations. He was that soft, caring voice heard in the ears of

those whom were involved in the wrecks. He was that comforting touch to the injured. He was the one

who came to visit the hospital you were taken to. He was the eyes and ears to other first responders as

they did their jobs. He was that guy keeping a vigilant watch as others repaired the roadways. He was

that angel with no name to people he only met but once, including the infant child who’s life he saved.

But those whom Jeff worked with sure knew their Brother’s name. The one that always went above and beyond.

The one who worked tirelessly and gave his all, at all times. It never mattered what uniform they wore,

if someone needed assistance, Trooper Werda was there. When not donning his uniform, Jeff loved spending

time with his family. He was one of nine children. Finding that perfect balance between work and play,

you could usually find Jeff outdoors as he loved to hunt and fish and taking advantage of all that life had to offer.

Touching the lives of so very many, this man will be missed by an enormous amount of folks but forgotten but very few.

Jeff leaves behind his beloved bride Tammy, sons Jacob and Zach, daughter McKenzie, parents John and Sharon

along with six brothers, Todd, James, Ricky, David, Woody, Jack and two sisters, Melissa and Tammy.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Werda family as well as to all the Men and Women

of the Michigan State Police, the Saginaw County SO and to all of the many brothers and sisters from so

many agencies and the Patriots of the U.S. Army, who have had the privilege and the pleasure of working along side of this Warrior.

Our Brother, you didn’t hesitate to come running to assist, showing the true meaning of the Brotherhood.

It did not matter they were not from your agency. They were Blue and that was all that mattered.

Even in your final call, you continued to represent what it is all about. As you now patrol the highways

of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch over us all as we carry on in the battle …

In Our Brother’s Honor. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifices.

We thank you for your life. Job Well Done, Sir.

Rest In Peace Trooper Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Werda … We Have The Watch From Here. SALUTE!

Visitation will be on Friday (04/08) 12 Noon – 9:00 pm @ Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home in Gladwin -

Trooper Werda’s funeral will be held at Gladwin High School on Saturday (04/09) at 100 hrs (services begin at 1100 hrs.)

MSP
http://www.michigan.gov/msp/
http://www.michigan.gov/docume

nts/msp/Werda_press_release_4-

6-11_6am_349737_7.pdf
US Army
http://www.army.mil/

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Story coming but need to get this out: NEW info.

re: Brother Jaime-E.O.W. 02/15/11 –

The U.S. Gov. offering up to $5 MILLION REWARD-Mexico Gov. also

offering up to 10 MILLION PESO-for info leading to arrest/conviction re:

the ambush on two ICE Agents. S/A Zapata/killed, S/A Avila/wounded.

THIS link/details —> http://www.ice.gov/news/re leases/1103/110330dc.htm

I apologize again for the re-posting.

Several members were confused the way I had it first posted.

THIS IS NOT A NEW LINE OF DUTY DEATH. I apologize for that.

PLEASE GET THIS INFO OUT THERE REGARDING THE REWARD.~Nessie~

To view Jaime’s remembrance page and leave prayers,

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Angels In Heaven – A Hero Remembered … Never Dies

Madison, Mississippi

Madison Police
Department

PFC Motorman James “Jimmy” Brooks Sr. (former Chief of
Police)

End Of Watch: 03-23-11 (more than 35 years of service)

Officer
James Brooks, 60, was killed in a vehicle collision while on his way into work.
At 0640 hrs.,

Officer Brooks was on his motorcycle heading to work to pick up
his Polic…e
motorcycle for his patrol duties when he was involved in a crash with a
construction backhoe at an intersection. Brother Jimmy was transported to the
hospital and at 0746 hrs. Officer James Books Sr. succumbed to his injuries. The
investigation is ongoing.
Born With A Soul That Has Courage To Wear The
Badge, Ofc. Brooks began his career in Law

 

Enforcement more than 40 years ago
and he has been Saving, Serving and Protect the People ever since.

In 1971, this
Hero joined the City of Vicksburg PD where he served proudly for 21 years,
working his way

up to the head chair in 1989 and retired as Chief Of Police. But
he was not done yet. Living life as only a Hero could,

our Warrior Brother was
Blue to the bone and returned back to VPD before coming to Madison PD in
2000,

where he has been a motorman ever since. Throughout his total of nearly 35
years serving under oath, Jimmy

has made so many friends in his colleagues from
multiple agencies. He was fair, kind, dedicated and served with Honor,

Distinction and Integrity. Simply put, Brother James was a “Cop’s Cop.” We hope
that all those who have had

the privilege and the pleasure of working beside
this man will carry on their work with their Brother’s teachings and

continue to
pass forward all his wisdom. A fixture in Madison County, with eyes so blue and
a smile at the ready,

so many will miss his presence. So few will ever
forget.
Jimmy leaves behind his beloved bride Diana and their three sons.
Two of Jimmy’s sons are dispatchers

 

and his third son is a motorman. Our
heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Brooks family

as well as to
all the Men and Women of the Madison and Vicksburg PDs.
Our beloved
Brother, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant
watch

 

over us all as we carry on in the battle … In Our Brother’s Honor. We
Thank You for all your years

of Service and your many sacrifices. We thank you
for your Life. Job Well Done Sir.
Rest In Peace PFC Motorman James
“Jimmy” Brooks Sr. … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

Madison
PD

http://www.madisonthecity.com/

Vicksburg PD

http://web.vicksburg.org/Vicksburg/default.aspx?tabid=195

Madison County
Sheriff’s Office (investigating)

http://madison-co.com/sofiles/

Mississippi Highway Patrol
(investigating)

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San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Police Department
Officer Stephanie Brown
End Of Watch: 03-15-11
Officer Stephanie Brown, 27, was killed when her patrol vehicle was hit head-on by a reckless driver. Officer Brown was responding code1 to a call at 0200 hrs. (cdt) when a 31 y/o man, who was driving on the wrong side of the Interstate, with n…o headlights and at a high rate of speed, slammed head-on into the Police Cruiser. Officers rushed to the scene and tried desperately to save their Sister. She was transported to the hospital where she succumbed to injuries sustained at 0250 hrs. The male driver was pronounced dead after being extricated from his vehicle. The investigation is ongoing. Toxicology results of wrong-way driver are pending. **Sister Stephanie was not scheduled to work this day. She was filling in for another Officer**

As this warrior proudly followed in her daddy’s shoes, Officer Brown has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the People of San Antonio for the past three+ years. Assigned to the central sub-station, her co-workers adored their Sister. She was warm, friendly, had a heart of gold and a smile that could light up a room. Born with a soul that has courage to wear the badge, this work fit her like a glove. Her calm demeanor left everyone at ease. And her sense of humor really came in handy on those real bad days. With a laugh that was so contagious, Ofc. Brown helped not only herself, but everyone around her feel just a little bit better, no matter the situation. She was fair but make no mistake, she was tough when needed be. But her ability to listen intently enabled her to get to the truths which made for solid resolutions on her calls. Her greatest goal was to leave this world a better and safer place for her little girl to grow up. And she led by example teaching her baby what it means to Live As Only A Hero Could. A doting mother, all her free time was devoted to her daughter. Loved by all who had the pleasure and privilege to know this beautiful, courageous woman, she will be so greatly missed but never forgotten.

Stephanie leaves behind her one year old baby girl Audrey, her parents and two younger brothers. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Brown family, who are all so very, very close, as well as to all the Men and Women of the SAPD, including a relative who is also on the force. While Stephanie looks after you all from above, may you all look after her baby girl here.

Our Beloved Sister, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch over us all as we carry on in the battle … In Our Sisters Honor. We Thank You for your service and for your sacrifices. We Thank You for your life. Job Well Done.

Rest In Peace Officer Stephanie Brown … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

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http://www.sanantonio.gov/sapd/central.asp

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Old Westbury, New York
Nassau County Police Department
Officer Michael J. Califano
End Of Watch: 02-05-11
Officer Michael Califano, 44, was killed when hit and crushed during a traffic stop. At approximately 2255 hrs., Officer Califano was stopped behind a vehicle he had pulled over on the expressway and was sitting in his cruiser with his lights activated when he was hit from behind by the driver of a flatbed truck. The impact was so great that it caused the cruiser to be wedged under the truck Officer Califano first pulled over and the flatbed to wind up on top of it, crushing Michael. Emergency crews worked with urgency to cut our Brother out of the cruiser. Michael was then transported to the hospital but his injuries proved to be too severe and Officer Michael J. Califano was pronounced at 0030 hrs.

Officer Califano has been Saving, Serving and Protecting the People of Nassau County with Integrity, Honor and Valor for many years. Brother Michael first lived among the evil-doers working behind the walls for several years as a Corrections Officer keeping the wolves at bay so the People could sleep in peace. Then in 1998, began rollin’ and patrollin the highways keeping driver’s safe from the very people who wound up taking his life. Michael touched the souls of so many people. His work came second only to his family. His peers loved working with this consummate professional. A good-natured man who was tough but fair when dealing with family, friends, co-workers and even the bad guys. Unassuming and down-to-earth, Michael was a joy to be around. A Brother who could be counted on to have your back and always at the ready to offer assistance. A father whom his sons adored and enjoyed being around. A loving husband who will always be remembered for how he LIVED AS ONLY A HERO COULD and missed by so very many but forgotten but none.

Michael leaves behind his beloved bride Jackie and their three sons, Michael, Christopher and Andrew, along with a Brother who also has the courage to wear the badge. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go to the entire Califano family as well as to all the Men and Women of the Nassau County PD and to all the emergency workers who tried desperately to save our Brother.

Our Warrior Brother, may you rest knowing that your family will always be looked. As you now patrol the highways of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch over us all as we carry on in the battle … In Our Brother’s Honor. We Thank You for your service and for your sacrifice. A Job Well Done.
Rest In Peace Officer Michael J. Califano … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

Nassau County PD
http://www.police.nassaucountyny.gov/mis sion.htm

The driver, John Kaley, 25, has been charged with criminally negligent homicide, 3 counts of Assault 3rd Degree and failing to move over for an Emergency Vehicle. He was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Saturday. The Ambrose-Searles Move Over Act , a law required for all drivers in New York, is named after NY State Trooper Robert Ambrose and Onondaga County Sheriff Deputy Glenn Searles, who were both killed in the line of duty. May we never forget.

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**These Two Heroes entered the battle together and they were taken together**
Miami, Florida … Miami-Dade County Police Department
Detective Roger Castillo & Detective Amanda Lynn “Mandy” Haworth
End Of watch: 01-20-11
Detective Roger Castillo, 41, and Detective Amanda Haworth, 44, were gunned down when they went to apprehend a homicide suspect. Working with the U.S.Marshals on a multi-agency joint task force, Detectives Castillo and Haworth, who were a part of the JTF, went along to serve a first-degree murder arrest warrant at 1100 hrs. for a suspect in a recent homicide. As they positioned themselves at the home and knocked on the door clearly stating they were Police, a woman opened up and allowed them to enter. A split second later they were met with gunfire from their wanted subject who ambushed them. A brief but lethal gun battle carried back out to the front porch. Detective Castillo was shot once, and though he was fully vested, it did not help and he died on the scene. Detective Haworth was shot multiple times. She was rushed to the trauma hospital where she later succumbed to her wounds during surgery, just a short time after giving the Officers the ‘thumbs-up’. A third Officer, Deirdre Beecher, also suffered an injury to her leg but she is doing well (physically). The killer was shot and killed by the Officers. Several other people that were at the home were detained. Several weapons were recovered. This is an ongoing investigation.

This incident occurred in an area known for violent crime. All of these Officers knew this and were prepared with the necessary equipment. They also knew the suspect was a violent felon. Even with all the precautions taken, it was no match for this ambush. When you have these animals who have nothing to lose, no matter how well planned, they will find a way to take others out with them. They are cowards with no regard to life. And all of our Heroes were out there, putting their life between these scum and the citizens. They gave their lives so that you may still have yours. We will be forever grateful to all the Officers for their selfless sacrifice and we will never forget our Brother and our Sister who DIED AS ONLY A WARRIOR DARED … for us.

Roger, a 21 year veteran to the force, leaves behind his beloved bride Debbie, who is also a Miami-Dade Police Officer and their three sons, Anthony (14), Michael (11) and Brian (9). Roger was one of those guys and Officers who would be the first to step-up and offer his help, while at work or at home. A man who would give you his last dollar. A doting father whom his boys loved to be around and spend time with, usually some outdoor adventure. He always made things fun … even chores. Roger and Debbie were married for 16 years and were so very happy. They lived together, they worked together, they loved life … together. He will be incredibly missed by so many.

Amanda, a 23 year veteran to the force, leaves behind her 13 year old son Austin, her mom, her dad Robert and step-mom. Amanda was the most incredibly nice woman and Officer one could know and work with. A true professional at all times. When she was home, she lived a humbled life and was adored by her neighbors. She always had that third-eye open keeping a vigilant watch on her neighboring homes and the residents and friends felt so secure with her being there. A doting mom who was raising her son to grow up knowing who the good guys were and how not to be one of the bad she hunted. Austin was the one thing she loved more than her work. The ‘baseball buddies’ were inseparable. She will be terribly missed by so many.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the Castillo and Haworth families as well as to the all the Men and Women of the Miami-Dade and City of Miami PDs and the US Marshal. We wish our Sister Deirdre a speedy and full recovery. Special thoughts are with the survivors Didi, Oscar and all others. We pray you can all find a healthy way to work through this tragedy and being forced to take another person’s life. We pray you can all get through the stages and then get rid of the bad and hold all the good memories close to your souls. We pray that with continued courage, you can all stand tall, place our Warriors upon your shoulders and carry them into the next battle … In your Brother and Sister’s Honor. May you all look after the families and one another.

We thank you all for your bravery.

To our Brother and our Sister, may you always know that your children will grow up knowing how incredibly brave you two were and how you have LIVED AS ONLY A HERO COULD so we all would have a safer life. We pray you wrap your wings around us in protection as we continue to protect your families and take up where you left off. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice. Job Well Done.

Rest in Peace Detective Roger Castillo and Detective Amanda Haworth … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

*footnote: Thank you all for your patience. Sometimes gathering the facts and personal info takes longer than just copy/pasting any old news article. I just wanted to be sure to do our fallen justice.*

01/21: UPDATE: per Miami-Dade PD: “The Police Memorial Service for our Fallen Angels, will be held on Monday, January 24, 2011 at The American Airlines Arena at 11:00 A.M.”
I will update further for wake services and details as soon as sent.
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*personal thought: This incident is a reminder that no matter the years of experience nor how prepared you are, things can go from calm to chaotic in a split second. This killing left me felling very vulnerable for a bit. They knew what they were doing and yet it still happened. Please take this has a stark reminder of what the Police are willing to do and the dangers they face every day and as hard reminder of vigilance. But do not ever give up the fight. Ever.*
~Nessie~

MDPD

A special heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Ryder Trauma Center who worked so hard to save our Sister’s life.
Ryder Trauma
http://surgery.med.miami.edu/x393.xml

The Cop Killer, 22-year-old Johnny Sims, was wanted in connection to an October murder. He also had previous convictions for armed robbery and dope. This career violent criminal was released from prison in September on probation and killed an innocent person one month later because he didn’t like what the man said to his girlfriend. Keep letting these animals out and innocent people are gonna keep getting dead
(partial Fl.DOC record: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/ActiveOffender s/Detail.asp?Bookmark=1&From=list&Sessio nID=995241

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WS DOC, Monroe Correctional Complex
Corrections Officer Jayme Lee Biendl
End Of Watch: 01-29-11
Corrections Officer Jayme Biendl, 34, was strangled to death by an inmate while standing post inside the Monroe Correctional Facility. Following a 9 p.m. head count of inmates, one was unaccounted for at 2114 hrs. After a very brief search, he was found in the prison chapel. Once the Officers secured the inmate, he admitted he was planning to escape. Officer Biendl was to end her shift at 2200 hrs but had not yet turned in her equipment. The staff went back to the chapel area where they found Officer Biendl on the floor unresponsive. She had been strangled with a microphone cord. The Officers frantically worked to revive their Sister … to no avail. Once emergency responders arrived at the prison and continued to try and save Jayme’s life unsuccessfully, she was pronounced deceased at 2249 hrs. The Monroe Police Department was called in to run the investigation into Officer Biendl’s death. Please understand this will take some time.

Jayme has been standing guard behind the walls, risking her life daily, for more than 8 years, ensuring she stayed between the evil-doers and the People. As ONLY A WARRIOR DARED, Officer Biendl gave her life doing just that. A woman who took her duties very seriously, she was tough but also knew how to be gentle and lent her ear to the inmates. This was very important because a prison is like a city in itself. And the diversity of people is much closer crammed together which in turn brings enemies within arm’s reach at any given time making for a very hostile and volatile work environment if not careful. So when Jayme listened, she not only did this to calm the prisoners, she did it to help ensure the safety of her co-workers who did the same in return. And how her peers adored their beloved Sister. Always at the ready with a smile, Jayme had a knack for putting everyone at ease. In 2008, this Hero earned herself Monroe Correctional Complex’s OFFICER OF THE YEAR. She was destined for a long, enriched career in Law Enforcement. In recent months, many of the Officers have voiced thier opinions about budget cuts and staffing issues. It had become very dangerous due to lack of manpower and yet, each and every one of them continued to report for duty. They did this because they knew no one else would and it was up to all of them to keep the People safe. It cost one her life.

When not walking the halls, Jayme loved spending time with her horses. She loved to ride and had property where she boarded several. Surrounded by her love of these majestic creatures, she found her healthy outlet. It is well known that a Corrections Officer’s job is arguably the hardest on the psyche in all of Law Enforcement and it is imperative to find the right way to get “it” out of your head. Her horses were her way. Jayme took care of herself physically and mentally and we all should be sure to learn from our Sister.

Jayme leaves behind many family members and dear friends. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the Biendl family as well as to all the brave Men and Women of the Monroe Correctional Complex. As well as to all whom have had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know this beautiful, vibrant young woman.

Our Sister, though your life has been taken to soon and too young, your Life will be remembered always and your Death will never be forgotten. As you now stand guard at the gates of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch over us all as we carry on in the battle … In Our Sister’s Honor. We thank you for your service. Job Well Done Ma’am.

Rest In Peace Corrections Officer Jayme Lee Biendl … We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

**delayed due to conflicting work schedule**

WS DOC
http://www.doc.wa.gov/
MCC
http://www.doc.wa.gov/facilities/prison/ mcc/default.asp
Teamsters local 117
http://www.teamsters117.org/index.cfm?zo ne=%2Funionactive%2Fview_article.cfm&hom eID=191222
Monroe PD
http://www.ci.monroe.wa.us/citygov/depts /police/pd.php

The suspected inmate, a 53 year old Byron E. Scherf, convicted of rape/kidnapping in the first degree 13 years ago and was sentenced to life with no parole under the three-strikes law, is now being held in segregation. This was this POS’s 3rd conviction of rape. The first time, he was sentenced to 10 years, only to serve two. While on parole, he did it again, with kidnapping and dousing his victim with gasoline. He was sentenced to life but subsequently paroled just a few years later. These are the people Jayme kept you all safe from.

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