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.

Detective Randall “Shane” Thomas, 47

Henderson County North Carolina Sheriff’s Office

December 28, 2012 – Detective Shane Thomas succumbed to injuries received in 2009 while participating in a mounted patrol training exercise. During the training, his horse reared and then fell on top of him, breaking his neck. His injuries rendered him a quadriplegic, however, with the assistance of voice-activated technology he was able to return to work entering computer data entry and other similar tasks. Detective Thomas worked at the sheriff’s office until complications from the accident finally took his life.

Officer Edrees Mukhtar, 28

San Antonio Texas Police Department

December 29, 2012 – Officer Edrees Mukhtar succumbed to injuries received three weeks earlier when his patrol car collided with an oncoming vehicle.

Officer Chris Yung, 35

Prince William County Virginia Police Department

December 31, 2012 – Officer Chris Yung was killed in a motorcycle crash while responding to an accident scene. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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 Jennifer Lynn Sabena, 30

Wauwatosa Wisconsin Police Department

December 24, 2012 – While working the midnight shift, Officer Jennifer Sabena stopped to take a short break at a local fire station. As she exited the building she was ambushed and was shot twice in the back of the head. The suspect then took the officer’s service weapon and used it to shoot her three more times. The shooter was her husband. He has since been arrested and charged with murder.

Corporal Jimmie Norman, 53

Bellaire Texas Police Department

December 24, 2012 – Corporal Jimmie Norman was shot and killed while attempting to take a combative suspect into custody. A civilian who tried to assist the officer was also shot and killed.

Officer Norman is survived by his wife and children.

 
*123 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty this year. 47 of those have been killed by gunfire.

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