The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Officer Jaime Padron, 40
Austin Texas Police Department
April 6, 2012 – Officer Jaime Padron was shot and killed after responding to a Walmart store to investigate an intoxicated shoplifter. The suspect attempted to flee but was tackled by the officer. During the struggle the supsect pulled a gun and shot Officer Padron in the neck, killing him. Two Walmart employees used the officer’s radio to call for assistance and then held the suspect on the floor until backup arrived.
Officer Padron is survived by his two young daughters and his parents.
Deputy Sheriff Ryan Tvelia, 42
Norfolk County Massachusetts Sheriff’s Office
April 10, 2012 – Deputy Sheriff Ryan Tvelia was killed in a motorcycle accident while on the way to assist with a funeral detail. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.
Deputy Sheriff Robert Paris, 53
Stanislaus County California Sheriff’s Department
April 12, 2012 – Deputy Sheriff Robert Paris was shot and killed while he and another deputy were serving an eviction notice. A civilian on the scene was also killed.
Deputy Paris is survived by his parents, a brother and two adult children.
Police Chief Michael P. Maloney, 48
Greenland New Hampshire Police Department
April 12, 2012 – Police Chief Michael Maloney was shot and killed while serving a search warrant with officers from the Attorney General’s Drug Task Force. He was eight days from retirement.