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 brave officers who lost their lives while working to keep us safe.

Correctional Officer Eric Williams, 34

Federal Bureau Of Prisons

United States Penitentiary Canaan – Waymart, Pennsylvania

February 25, 2013 – Officer Eric Williams was stabbed by an inmate while working inside the correctional facility. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The weapon used in the incident was a homemade “shank.”

Sergeant Loran “Butch” Baker

Santa Cruz California Police Department

February 26, 2013 – Sergeant Loran Baker was shot and killed while he and Detective Elizabeth Butler were approaching a residence as part of a follow-up investigation into a sexual assault case. The suspect in the case opened the door to the residence and began firing at the officers, striking and killing both. He then stole their service weapons and fled, but was killed during a shootout with other officers. The suspect was wearing body armor at the time of the incident.

Sergeant Baker is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son who is also an officer with the Santa Cruz Police Department.

Detective Elizabeth Butler, 38

Santa Cruz California Police Department

February 26, 2013 –┬áDetective Elizabeth Butler was shot and killed while she and Sergeant Loran Baker were approaching a residence as part of a follow-up investigation into a sexual assault case. The suspect in the case opened the door to the residence and began firing at the officers, striking and killing both. He then stole their service weapons and fled, but was killed during a shootout with other officers. The suspect was wearing body armor at the time of the incident.

Detective Butler is survived by her two children and boyfriend.

Sergeant Gary Morales, 34

St. Lucie County Florida Sheriff’s Office

February 28, 2013 – Sergeant Gary Morales was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop. During the stop,the suspect got out of his car and began firing at Officer Morales as he sat inside his patrol car.

Sergeant Morales is survived by his wife and twin children.

PostHeaderIcon Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of the brave officers who lost their lives while working to keep us safe.

Officer Keith Lawrence, 27

University of Southern California Public Safety Department

February 3, 2013 – Officer Keith Lawrence and his fiancee Monica Quan were shot and killed as they pulled into the parking lot of their apartment complex. They were each shot multiple times by a former police officer who went on a killing rampage as revenge for being fired from the LAPD several years earlier. Quan’s father had represented the killer during his review hearing prior to his dismissal.

Officer Josh Lynaugh, 30

St. Paul Minnesota Police Department

February 16, 2013 – Officer Josh Lynaugh suffered a fatal heart attack while in foot pursuit of a criminal suspect. Officer Lynaugh managed to capture, handcuff, and place the suspect in his patrol car before being transported to the hospital where he eventually passed away.

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