Archive for the ‘Friday’s Heroes’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

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You gave your all to protect and serve us, and for that we are eternally grateful.

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Border Patrol Agent Tyler R. Robledo, 34

United States Department of Homeland Security – United States Border Patrol

September 12, 2014 – Agent Tyler Robledo was killed in a head-on automobile crash involving his patrol car and another vehicle. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Corporal Bryon Keith Dickson, II, 38

Pennsylvania State Police

September 12, 2014 – Corporal Bryon Dickson was shot and killed by ambush as he walked out the front door of the barracks. The suspect also wounded another trooper who’d attempted to assist Trooper Dickson.

Trooper Dickson is survived by his wife and two sons.

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Deputy Sheriff Michael Norris, 24

Monroe County Georgia Sheriff’s Office

September 15, 2014 – Deputy Michael Norris was shot and killed after responding to a call of an armed suicidal man. Another deputy was also wounded in the exchange of gunfire.

Deputy Norris is survived by his wife, parents, and a sibling.

PostHeaderIcon Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

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You gave your all to protect and serve us, and for that we are eternally grateful.

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Officer Daryl Pierson, 32

Rochester New York Police Department

September 3, 2014 – Officer Daryl Pierson was shot and killed during a foot pursuit subsequent to a traffic stop. The suspect, a man who’d been recently paroled from prison for an armed robbery conviction, also wounded a bystander during the shooting.

Officer Pierson is survived by his wife and two young children.

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Patrolman II Nickolaus E. Schultz, 24

Merrillville Indiana Police Department

September 7, 2014 – Patrolman Nickolaus Schultz died as a result of gunshot wounds received when he and other officers were ambushed. The shooter had been evicted from his apartment and was attempting to move back in when police received the call to investigate. The suspect was wearing body armor at the time of the shooting. He did, however, commit suicide immediately after shooting the officer.

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Corporal Jason E. Harwood, 40

Topeka Kansas Police Department

September 7, 2014 – Corporal Jason Harwood was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop. During the stop one of the occupants opened fire, killing the officer.

Corporal Harwood is survived by his wife and two sons.

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Deputy Sheriff Joseph Matuskovic, 43

Charleston County South Carolina Sheriff’s Office

September 8, 2014 – Deputy Sheriff Joseph Matuskovic was shot and killed after responding to assist other deputies at a disturbance call. When attempting to make contact with the offender, the suspect shot through the front door striking Deputy Matuskovic, who succumbed to his wounds after being transported to the hospital. A second deputy was also wounded.

An employee in the communications department suffered a fatal heart attack while assisting with radio traffic during the incident.

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Officer deaths by gunfire are up 50% this year…so far.

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