Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of these brave officers.

Sergeant Michael Todd May, 41

Monongalia County West Virginia Sheriff’s Department

February 18, 2012 – Sergeant Michael Todd May was killed while in pursuit of a hit and run driver. During the chase, the driver turned and rammed Sergeant May’s patrol car, causing it to crash.

Sergeant May’s patrol car at the crash scene

Jerod Alan Green of Morgantown has been charged with homicide by vehicle while DUI, first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer, second degree manslaughter of a law enforcement officer, DUI of a combination of alcohol and drugs, and several other charges. According to wvaccidentlawyer, online records from the Oklahoma State Courts Network indicate a man with the same name and birth date as Green pleaded guilty to third-offense DUI and subsequent offense DUI almost five years ago.

Sergeant May leaves behind his parents and brother.

Trooper Tony Radulescu, 44

Washington State Patrol

February 23, 2012 – Trooper Tony Radulescu was shot while making a traffic stop. Deputies discovered the wounded trooper laying beside his patrol car after dispatchers were unable to reach him by radio. He was rushed to the hospital where he died as a result of the gunshot wound.

A SWAT team located the suspect, Joshua Blake, at his mobile home where he committed suicide as the team approached.

Cop killer Joshua Blake

Blake had a long history of domestic violence and abuse, and had served time in jail for various offenses.

Trooper Radulescu’s body arrives at the medical examiner’s office ~ News Tribune image

* A special salute to Lt. Cato Collins who passed away this week at the age of 83. Lt. Collins served 34 years with Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. He was an inspiration to every officer he met.

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Detective David White, 35

Clay County Florida Sheriff’s Office

February 16, 2012 – Detective David White was shot and killed during a raid of a meth lab. Another detective was wounded during the exchange of gunfire.

Detective White is survived by his wife and two children.


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Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

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Reserve Deputy Don Williams, 55

Dale County Alabama Sheriff’s Office

February 8, 2012 – Reserve Deputy Don Williams was killed in a single car crash when his vehicle left the roadway, striking several parked cars. Officials believe Deputy Williams may have suffered a medical incident at the time of the crash.

He is survived by his wife and six children.

Sergeant Almondo Greer-Travis, 40

Detroit Michigan Police Department

February 5, 2012 – At the end of his shift, Sgt. Almondo Greer-Travis called his wife, also a sergeant with the police department, and said he wasn’t feeling well. After the call he went outside for fresh air where he collapsed. His fellow officers called 911 for an EMS transport. Three minutes later, however, the sergeant lost consciousness so officers placed him in the backseat of a patrol car and transported him to the hospital while performing CPR. But their efforts were unsuccessful.

Sgt. Greer-Travis married his high school sweetheart, Stacy, and together they had three children.

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Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

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Master Corporal Sandra “Sandy” Rogers, 49

Aiken South Carolina Department of Public Safety

January 28, 2012 – Master Corporal Sandy Rogers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. She called in her stop, stating that she was approaching a blue car. Later, when she failed to respond to radio calls, she was found shot to death. The suspect, unknown to Corporal Rogers, was involved in another shooting earlier that day.

Officer William Talbert, 64

Montgomery County Maryland Police Department

January 27, 2012 – In 1983, Officer Bill Talbert was struck by a drunk driver, pinning him between two vehicles. He died, though, as the result of contracting Hepatitis C following a blood transfusion he’d received at the hospital the night of the accident. Officer Talbert leaves behind his wife, daughter, three sons, ten grandchildren, and sister. One son currently serves with the Maryland State Police.

Correctional Officer Tracy Hardin

Nevada Department of Corrections

January 20, 2012 – Officer Tracy Hardin was attacked by an inmate, and during the struggle he received an injury to his ankle. Later, while leaving the prison parking lot, it’s believed that a blot clot dislodged from the damaged ankle, causing him to suffer a fatal heart attack. Fellow officers attempted CPR but their efforts were unsuccessful.

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