Officer Blake Snyder, 33
St. Louis County Missouri Police Department
October 6, 2016 – Officer Blake Snyder was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call. When he and another officer arrived on scene gunfire immediately erupted. The suspect likely ambushed the officers.
Officer Snyder is survived by his wife and two-year-old son.
Sergeant Steve Owen, 53
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office
October 5, 2016 – Sergeant Steve Owen was shot and killed while responding to a burglary call.
L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said the gunman executed Sergeant Owen by first wounding him and then standing over him to fire four additional rounds into his body before an unsuccessful try to steal the sergeant’s weapon with the intention to use it to kill another deputy. The suspect then attempted to steal a patrol car, ramming it into a second patrol vehicle before fleeing on foot. He was captured a short distance away.
Sergeant Owen is survived by his wife and two children.
Agent Victor Rosada-Rosa, 55
Puerto Rico Police Department
October 5, 2016 – Agent Victor Rosada-Rosa was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle after a pursuit of a fleeing larceny suspect. It was at the traffic stop when a vehicle struck the agent’s motorcycle from the rear.
Agent Rosada-Rosa is survived by his wife and two sons.
Jailer Robert E. Ransom, 62
Gregg County Texas Sheriff’s Office
September 30, 2016 – Jailer Robert E. Ransom, a 36-year veteran, suffered a fatal cardiac event while assisting an inmate who had suffered a medical emergency. Jailer Ransom was rushing to retrieve a defibrillator to revive the prisoner when he collapsed.