Archive for the ‘Friday’s Heroes’ Category
The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Officer Chad Morimoto
Honolulu Hawaii Police Department
July 23, 2012 – Officer Chad Morimoto was killed in a motorcycle accident during a training exercise.
Officer Matthew Tyner
Colorado Springs Police Department
July 24, 2012 – Officer Matthew Tyner was killed in a motorcycle accident while working a traffic detail.
Deputy Sheriff William Mast, Jr., 23
Watauga County North Carolina Sheriff’s Office
July 26, 2012 – Deputy William Mast, Jr. was shot and killed as he was walking from his patrol car to a mobile home in response to an open-line 911 call. Authorities believe the shooter used the 911 call to ambush Deputy Mast. Another deputy on the scene returned fire, killing the suspect.
Deputy Mast is survived by his expectant wife.
Officer Jose Torres
Westfield Massachusetts Police Department
July 26, 2012 – Officer Jose Torres was directing traffic at a construction site when he was struck by a dump truck. He was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Postal Inspector Preston Boyd Parnell, 46
United States Postal Inspection Service
July 26, 2012 – In 2007, Inspector Preston Parnell was working a joint operation with an FBI special agent when they were involved in an automobile crash. Inspector Parnell never recovered from his injuries and passed away this week.
The Graveyard Shift expresses our condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Officer Jeremiah M. Goodson, Jr., 32
Lumberton North Carolina Police Department
July 17, 2012 – Officer Jeremiah Goodson was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to arrest an ex-convict who was wanted on outstanding warrants. They man opened fire as the officers approached. Officer Goodson is survived by his expectant wife and one child.
Correctional Officer Nikkii Bostic-Jones, 38
Cook County Illinois Sheriff’s Office
July 18, 2012 – Officer Nikkii Bostic-Jones was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while walking from the sheriff’s office parking lot to the county jail.
She is survived by her husband, 6-year-old daughter, and six siblings.
Border Patrol Agent James R. Dominguez, 41
Department of Homeland Security – Border Patrol
Border Patrol Agent James Dominguez was struck and killed by a vehicle while assisting a disabled motorist on a highway near Cline, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, son, three daughters, his father (a retired Border Patrol Agent), and brother who also works as a border patrol agent.