Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

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Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr., 42

Auburn Massachusetts Police Department

May 22, 2016 – Officer Ronald Tarentino was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop. As he approached the car a man immediately opened fire, striking Officer Tarentino numerous times.

The suspect fled the scene but was later determined to be hiding in an apartment. When officers entered the residence they discovered a secret passageway leading to another apartment. As officers were searching the second apartment the suspect exited a closet and opened fire, wounding a trooper. The suspect was killed during the exchange of gunfire.

Officer Tarentino is survived by his wife and three children.

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Officer David Glasser, 35

Phoenix Arizona Police Department

May 19, 2016 – Officer David Glasser responded to a burglary-in-progress call where he and other officers located the suspect sitting in a car in the driveway. The suspect immediately opened fire, striking Officer Glasser.

Officer Glasser was flown to an area hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Officer Sean Johnson

Hilliard Ohio Division of Police

May 19, 2016 – Officer Sean Johnson was killed in a motorcycle crash while participating in a training exercise.

Officer Johnson is survived by his mother and two children.

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Detective Brad D. Lancaster, 39

Kansas City Kansas Police Department

May 9, 2016 – Detective Brad Lancaster was shot and killed after responding to assist patrol officers who’d received a call about a suspicious person at a local business. The suspect fled on foot but Detective Lancaster located him in a nearby field. The suspect then shot the detective twice and stole his unmarked police car to flee the area. He later carjacked a vehicle, abducting the two children in the backseat. He soon carjacked a second vehicle and fled to Kansas City, Mo. where he crashed during a pursuit with police. He shot a citizen and attempted a third carjacking but was shot by a Kansas City, Mo. police officer who also took the man into custody.

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Sergeant Jorge Ramos, 39

Florida Department of Corrections

May 1, 2016 – Sergeant Jorge Ramos died two days after collapsing during an emergency response team competition. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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Investigator Anthony “TJ” Freeman, 29

Bibb County Georgia Sheriff’s Office

May 5, 2016 – Investigator TJ Freeman was killed when his patrol vehicle was intentionally rammed by a car driven by a wanted suspect. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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