Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

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Agent Edwin Pabón-Robles, 43

Puerto Rico Police Department

September 23, 2016 – Agent Edwin Pabón-Robles was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to an emergency call. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Deputy Sheriff John Isenhour, 38

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office

September 28, 2017 – Deputy Sheriff John Isenhour was struck and killed while standing at the entrance to a local park. He was working a cycling event at the time.

Deputy Isenhour is survived by his wife and children.

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Sergeant Kenneth Steil, 46

Detroit Michigan Police Department

September 17, 2016 – On September 12th, Sergeant Kenneth Steil was in a foot pursuit of a fleeing carjacking suspect who turned and fired a sawed-off shotgun, wounding  Sergeant Steil in the upper torso. He succumbed to his wounds five days later.

Sergeant Steil is survived by his wife and two young sons.

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Correctional Officer Kenneth Bettis, 44

Alabama Department of Corrections

September 16, 2017 – On September 1st, Officer Kenneth Bettis was attacked and stabbed by an inmate after he denied the prisoner an extra food tray. Officer Bettis was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his wounds fifteen days later.

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Sergeant Kerry Winters, 51

Ulster County New York Sheriff’s Office

September 22, 2016 – Sergeant Kerry Winters drowned during a training exercise with the department’s In-Water Rescue Team. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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Officer Jason Gallero, 45

Cook County Illinois Sheriff’s Department

September 15, 2016 – Officer Jason Gallero, a police academy instructor, suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a morning run with cadets and other instructors. He is survived by his daughter.

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Officer Tim Bracken, 38

Shelby North Carolina Police Department

September 12, 2016 – Officer Tim Bracken was shot multiple times while searching for a suspect who was wanted for weapons and drug charges, kidnapping and armed robbery . Officer Bracken died as a result of his injuries. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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Master Deputy Brandon Collins, 45

Johnson County Kansas Sheriff’s Office

September 11, 2017 – Master Deputy Brandon Collins was killed during a traffic stop when a truck struck his patrol car from behind, causing it to burst into flames. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Trooper Kenneth Velez, 48

Ohio State Highway Patrol

September 15, 2017 – Trooper Kenneth Valez was killed when a vehicle struck him during a traffic stop. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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Officer Robert Aaron Barker, 26

McCrory Arkansas Police Department

September  15, 2016 – Officer Robert Aaron McCrory was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to assist sheriff’s deputies.

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Officer Clint Corvinas, 33

Alamogordo New Mexico Police Department

September 2, 2016 – Officer Clint Corvinas was shot and killed while in a foot pursuit of a wanted felon. During the exchange of gunfire and while severely wounded, Officer Corvinas was able return fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Corvinas is survived by his daughter and parents.

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Senior Officer Amir Abdul-Khaliq, 46

Austin Texas Police Department

September 4, 2016 – Senior Officer Amir Abdul-Khaliq succumbed to injuries received in a motorcycle crash four days earlier when a vehicle pulled in front of him as he led a funeral procession. He is survived by his five children.

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Lieutenant Waldemar Rivera-Santiago, 50

Puerto Rico Police Department

September 5, 2016 – Lieutenant Waldnar Rivera-Santiago was killed when a truck collided with his motorcycle. He is survived by his wife and six children.

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Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Hubert Maltby, 73

Eastland County Texas Sheriff’s Office

September 7, 2016 – Deputy Sheriff Kennth Hubert Maltby was killed in a vehicle crash when a driver heading in the opposite direction swerved to miss another car and then struck Deputy Malty’s patrol car head-on.

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Officer Leander Frank

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

August 30, 2016 – Officer Leander Frank was killed in a head-on crash while responding to a call.

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has ordered all flags in Chinle to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Saturday in memory of Officer Frank.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey ordered all flags to fly at half staff on Wednesday and again on Saturday, the day of Officer Frank’s interment.

“Officer Frank bravely risked his life every day to protect our citizens and our way of life. His abrupt passing is a sobering reminder to all of us about the fragility of life, and the daily dangers of his job.” ~ Governor Doug Ducey

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Officer Kenny Moats, 32

Maryville Tennessee Police Department

August 25, 2016 – Officer Kenny Moats was shot and killed after responding to assist at a domestic call where it was reported that one of the suspects was armed. He and a detective managed to rescue one person from the home before taking cover behind their vehicle, but the suspect began firing from the garage with one of the rounds striking Officer Moats in the neck.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

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