Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

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Border Patrol Agent Jose Daniel Barraza, 29

United States Border Patrol – Department of Homeland Security

April 18, 2016 – Agent Jose Daniel Barraza was killed when his patrol vehicle collided with a semi truck. His canine partner was inside the vehicle at the time of the crash but suffered only minor injuries.

Agent Barraza is survived by his wife, two sons, and his mother.

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Officer Steven Michael Smith, 54

Columbus Ohio Division of Police

April 9, 2016 – Officer Steven Michael Smith was shot as he and other SWAT team members attempted to serve a warrant for felony arson. The shooter was taken into custody at the scene.

Officer Smith succumbed to his injury three days later, on April 12, 2016.

He is survived by his wife and two adult children.

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Trooper Chad Phillip Dermyer, 37

Virginia State Police

March 31, 2016 – Trooper Chad Dermyer was shot and killed when a man he was speaking with at a local bus terminal pulled a gun and opened fire.

Trooper Dermyer is survived by his wife, two children, parents, sister, and a brother.

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Trooper Jeffrey Nichols, 27

Texas Highway Patrol

March 26, 2016 – Trooper Jeffrey Nichols was killed in car crash while on patrol. He is survived by his parents.

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Officer Susan Louise Farrell, 30

Des Moines Iowa Police Department

March 26, 2016 – Officer Susan Ferrell and Officer Carlos Puente-Morales were killed during a head-on crash when their patrol vehicle was struck by a wrong-way driver.

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Officer Carlos Puente-Morales, 34

Des Moines Iowa Police Department

March 26, 2016 – Officer Carolos Puente-Morales and Officer Susan Ferrell were killed during a head-on crash when their patrol vehicle was struck by a wrong-way driver.

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Police Officer III Allen Lee Jacobs, 28

Greenville South Carolina Police Department

March 18, 2016 – Officer Allen Jacobs was shot multiple times as he and other officers attempted to interview a gang member. When the officers approached the suspect he fled on foot. Officers pursued the man and eventually encountered him in a backyard where he fatally shot Officer Jacobs.

Officer Jacobs is survived by his expectant wife and two sons.

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Deputy Carl A. Koontz, 27

Howard County Indiana Sheriff’s Office

March 20, 2016 – Deputy Carl Koontz was shot and killed as he and other deputies served a search warrant for narcotics. As the team entered the residence the suspect opened fire, striking both Deputy Koontz and a sergeant. Entry team members managed to pull the two from the residence. The injured deputies were then flown to a hospital in Indianapolis where Deputy Koontz succumbed to his wounds.

Deputy Koontz is survived by his wife and son.

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