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.

Officer Colvin Georges

Virgin Islands Police Department

September 29, 2012 – Officer Colvin Georges succumbed to gunshot wounds he’d received four-months earlier, when he and another officer approached a group of men in an area where a shooting had occurred. One of the men opened fire on the two officers as they walked up. Officer Georges and his partner then engaged in a shootout with the men. During the gunfire Officer Georges received a severe gunshot wound that left him paralyzed from the neck down, and in critical condition, until his death last Monday.

Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie, 30

Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection

October 2, 2012 – Agent Nicholas Ivie was shot and killed when he and two other agents were ambushed while investigating a ground sensor that had been activated in rough terrain near Bisbee, Arizona. He is survived by his wife and children.

Trooper First Class Blake T. Coble, 48

Pennsylvania State Police

October 4, 2012 – Trooper Blake T. Coble was killed when a tractor trailer traveling at a high rate of speed, ran a stop sign at an intersection, striking the trooper’s patrol car. He is survived by his wife and two children.

 *91 officers have died in the line of duty in 2012.

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.

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Schaub, 47

Broward County Florida Sheriff’s Office

9-26-12 – Deputy Christopher Schaub was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car at an intersection. He is survived by his son and daughter.

Sergeant Mary K. Ricard, 55

Colorado Department of Corrections

9-24-12 – Sergeant Mary Ricard was killed when she and another female officer were attacked in the prison kitchen during the preparation of the morning meal. Sergeant Ricard was stabbed in the neck by a convicted child rapist. The other officer received serious wounds during the attack, but survived.

Detective Sergeant James G. Hoopes III, 40

New Jersey State Police

9-12-12 – Detective Sergeant James G. Hoopes III suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in his department’s annual physical training exercises. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Officer Jason Edward Gresko, 32

Willoughby Ohio Police Department

9-21-12 – Officer Jason Gresko was killed in an automobile crash while responding to an emergency call. He is survived by his wife, a 2-year-old daughter, parents, three brothers, and a sister.

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