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 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.

 

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.

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