Archive for the ‘Friday’s Heroes’ Category
Officer Greg Alia, 32
Forest Acres South Carolina Police Department
September 30, 2015 – Officer Greg Alia was shot and killed at a local mall after responding to reports of a suspicious person. Officer Alia is survived by his wife, 6-month-old son, and parents.
Deputy Sheriff Rosemary Vela, 24
Madison County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office
September 28, 2015 – Deputy Rosemary Vela was killed in a car crash while responding to backup a fellow deputy. She is survived by her five-year-old son.
Deputy Sheriff Bill Myers, 64
Okaloosa County Florida Sheriff’s Office
September 22, 2015 – Deputy Bill Myers was shot and killed while serving divorce papers on a subject. When he turned to walk away the suspect fired multiple rounds, striking Deputy Myers in the back and back of the head.
Trooper Nathan-Michael w. Smith, 27
Virginia State Police
September 21, 2015 – Trooper Nathan-Michael Smith was killed in a car crash while responding to assist another trooper who was performing CPR on a civilian victim of an auto crash.
Trooper Smith is survived by his wife, two children, and parents.
Officer Kevin Toatley, 35
DeKalb County Georgia Police Department
September 19, 2015 – Officer Kevin Toatley was killed when his patrol vehicle was struck head-on by a car traveling in the wrong direction. His patrol car burst into flames immediately after the crash occurred.
Trooper Kyle D. Young, 28
Vermont State Police
September 17, 2015 – Trooper Kyle Young suffered a fatal medical event while participating in tactical training exercises.
Trooper Young is survived by his two daughters and partner.