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Deputy Chief Steven Bonano, 53

New York City Police Department

January 17, 2015 – Deputy Chief Steven Bonano, commander of the Emergency Services Unit, participated in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001. As a result of inhaling toxic material during his heroic efforts he contracted blood cancer, the disease that claimed his life.

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Detective John Scott Stevens, 44

Ocean County New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office

January 21, 2015 – Detective John Scott Stevens was involved in a car crash while working an undercover assignment. He was transported to a local hospital where two days later he succumbed to his injuries. He is survived by his wife and 10-year-old son.

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Director of Investigations John Ballard Gorman, 45

Mississippi Gaming Commission

January 21, 2015 – Director of Investigations John Ballard Gorman was accidentally shot and killed during a training exercise. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Officer Craig Chandler, 27

Baltimore City Maryland Police Department

January 9, 2015 – Officer Craig Chandler succumbed to severe injuries he received in a vehicle crash during a pursuit. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Corrections Officer V. Eligio Garcia

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

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Corrections Officer Christopher Davis

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

January 14, 2015 – Officers V. Eligio Garcia and Christopher Davis were killed in a vehicle crash when a prisoner transport bus struck a patch of ice, slid down an embankment, and then struck a passing train. The train dragged the vehicle down the trucks causing the bus to eventually break apart. Eight inmates were also killed in the crash. An additional officer and four other inmates were transported to the hospital in critical condition.

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Assistant Chief Carl Borderlon, 51

Ball Louisiana Police Department

In the early morning hours of January 10, 2015, Assistant Chief Carl Borderlon suffered a fatal heart attack after changing a flat tire on his patrol car. After changing the tire he went inside the police department where his body was discovered at 8 a.m. He is survived by his two sons.

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