Archive for the ‘Friday’s Heroes’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of the officers who sacrificed everything to keep us safe.

Correctional Officer Larry L. Stell, 46

Georgia Department of Corrections

October 11, 2012 – Correctional Officer Larry L. Stell was fatally stabbed by an inmate in a housing unit at the Telfair State Prison. He is survived by his wife.

Officer Joseph Olivieri, 43

Nassau County New York Police Department

October 18, 2012 – Officer Joseph Olivieri was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating at an accident scene.

Officer Kelly Chase, 38

Oklahoma City Oklahoma Police Department

October 13, 2012 – Officer Kelly Chase died after suffering a head injury during defensive tactics training in the basic police officer academy. The injury occurred during the final phase of testing. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Officer Kelly Bowden, 28

Prince George’s County Maryland Police Department

October 18, 2012 – Officer Kelly Bowden was killed in a vehicle crash when a car suddenly pulled into his lane, colliding with his patrol car. The impact caused Officer Bowden’s vehicle to swerve and strike a utility pole. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

*100 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty this year.

PostHeaderIcon Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of the officers who sacrificed everything to keep us safe.

Officer Jonathan Molina, 29

El Paso Texas Police Department

October 5, 2012 – Officer Jonathan Molina succumbed to injuries received—a fractured skull, internal head injuries, and facial wounds—when he was badly beaten while attempting to arrest three juveniles who were in the process of vandalizing a car.

Sergeant Paul Hernandez, 67

Texas Highway Patrol

October 4, 2012 – Sergeant Paul Hernandez suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in physical training. He is survived by his wife and son.

Trooper Andrew Fox

Virginia State Police

October 5, 2012 – Trooper Andrew Fox was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic leaving the Virginia State Fair. He is survived by his wife.

Officer Peter Kneeland, 62

Worcester Massachusetts Police Department

October 7, 2012 – Officer Peter Kneeland succumbed to injuries received when he was struck by a hit and run drunk driver in 1991. Officer Kneeland has been confined to a wheelchair, unable to speak or care for himself, since the accident. He remained in an institutional care facility until his passing this week. Officer Kneeland is survived by his brother and two sisters.

 

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