Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

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Sergeant Greg Meagher, 57

Richmond County Georgia Sheriff’s Office

February 5, 2017 – Sergeant Greg Meagher died after being exposed to liquid nitrogen while rescuing an unconscious woman at a medical facility. She, too, had been overcome by fumes. Three other deputies were treated for exposure and survived.

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Sergeant Steven Floyd

Delaware Department of Corrections

February 2, 2017 – Sergeant Steven Floyd was killed during a 20-hour riot and hostage situation at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.

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Officer Eric Mumaw, 44

Metro Nashville Tennessee Police Department

February 2, 2017 Officer Eric Mumaw drowned in swift water while attempting to rescue a suicidal woman. Other officers attempted to save him but the freezing water temperature and strong current prevented them from reaching him.

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Deputy Chief James T. Molloy, 55 

New York City Police Department

January 30, 2017 – Deputy Chief James Molloy died of brain cancer he contracted as a direct result of inhaling toxic materials during the rescue and recovery attempts at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2011.

Seventy-two officers died on 9-11 while trying to save the lives of others.

Chief Molloy is survived by his wife and daughters.

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Officer David Fahey, 39

Cleveland Police Department

January 24, 2017 – Officer David Fahey was struck and killed by a hit and run driver while assisting at the scene of a fatal crash scene.

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Officer Nathan B. Graves, 45

Sac and Fox Nation Police Department

January 24, 2017 – Officer Nathan Graves was killed when his patrol vehicle was struck head-on by a car that was attempting to pass another vehicle.

Officer Graves is survived by his wife and children.

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Line of duty deaths are up 140% compared to the same time last year. Deaths by gunfire are up 150%.

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Officer Michael Louviere, 29

Westwego Louisiana Police Department

January 20, 2017 – Officer Michael Louviere was shot and killed when he stopped to help the victims of a vehicle crash. While assisting an injured female, a male suspect came from behind and shot the officer in the back of the head, killing him. The suspect then shot the injured woman and fled. He remains at large.

Officer Louviere is survived by his wife, four-year-old daughter, and 1-year-old son.

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Deputy Sheriff Colt Eugene Allery, 29

Rollete County North Dakota Sheriff’s Office

January 18, 2017 – Deputy Colt Eugene Allery was shot and killed after the pursuit of a stolen vehicle. At the termination of the pursuit, the driver of the stolen car began firing at officers, killing Deputy Allery. The suspect was also killed in the shootout.

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Detective Jerry Walker, 48

Little Elm Texas Police Department

January 17, 2017 – Detective Jerry Walker was shot and killed after responding to a call regarding a man with a gun. The suspect fired from a window, striking the detective in the neck.

Detective Walker is survived by his wife and four children.

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Officer Raymond Murrell, 27

Bloomingdale Illinois Police Department

January 19, 2017 – Officer Raymond Murrell was killed in a car crash while responding to a felony in progress.

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Sheriff Steve Ackerman

Lea County New Mexico Sheriff’s Office

January 17, 2017 – Sheriff Steve Ackerman was killed in a vehicle crash while on the way to a meeting with state legislators. He is survived by his wife and children.

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Mater Sergeant Debra Clayton, 42

Orlando Florida Police Department

January 9, 2017 – Master Sergeant Debra Clayton was shot and killed when she encountered and attempted to apprehend a suspect wanted for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend. The suspect later carjacked a vehicle and shot another officer as he attempted to apprehend him. He is still at large.

Sergeant Clayton is survived by her husband and son.

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Deputy First Class Norman Lewis

Orange County Florida Sheriff’s Office

January 9, 2017 – Deputy Norman Lewis was killed in a motorcycle crash when a car turned in front of him during the frantic search for the suspect who shot and killed Sergeant Debra Clayton.

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Detective Chad Parque, 32

North Las Vegas Nevada Police Department

January 7, 2017 – Detective Chad Parque succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash when his patrol car was struck head-on by a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction in his lane. He is survived by his wife, children, and siblings.

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Chief of Police Randy Gibson

Kalama Washington Police Department

January 10, 2017 – Chief Randy Gibson died from respiratory arrest following a struggle with a violent suspect. He is survived by his wife.

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Detective Steven McDonald, 59

New York City Police Department

January 10, 2017 – Detective Steven McDonald died as a result of gunshot wounds he received 31 years ago when he encountered a teen robbery suspect. While questioning the teen, the young man drew a handgun and shot Detective McDonald in the head and neck. He’d been paralyzed since the shooting, and was confined to the use of a wheelchair and a machine to assist with breathing.

Detective McDonald is survived by his wife and son. His son is now a sergeant with the NYPD.

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Trooper Landon E. Weaver, 23

Pennsylvania State Police

December 30, 2016 – Trooper Landon Weaver was shot and killed after responding to investigate a protective order violation. He is survived by his wife.

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