Archive for the ‘Friday’s Heroes’ Category
Sergeant Scott Lunger, 48
Hayward California Police Department
July 22, 2015 – Sergeant Scott Lunger conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was traveling erratically. As he approached the vehicle an occupant inside opened fire, killing him.
Sergeant Lunger is survived by his two daughters.
Officer Vernell Brown, Jr., 47
New Orleans Louisiana Police Department
July 17, 2015 – Officer Vernell Brown, Jr. was struck by a passing vehicle while investigating a car fire. He was transported to a hospital where he remained in a coma until succumbing to his injuries.
Officer Brown is survived by his five children and fiancee.
Corrections Officer Timothy Davidson, 47
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
July 15, 2015 – Corrections Officer Timothy Davidson was beaten to death by an inmate who used an iron bar in the attack. Officer Davidson is survived by his two children.
Patrolman John James Wilding, 29
Scranton Pennsylvania Police Department
July 12, 2015 – Patrolman John James Wilding died as a result of injuries he received during a foot pursuit of three juveniles who’d stolen a car.
Patrolman Wilding is survived by his wife and two children.
Correctional Officer Gregory Dale Mitchell, 50
Georgia Department of Corrections
July 7, 2015 – Correctional Officer Gregory Dale Mitchell was killed in an industrial accident at the prison. He is survived by his wife.