The Graveyard Shift offers our condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Trooper Bobby Gene Demuth, Jr., 42
North Carolina Highway Patrol
September 8, 2012 – Trooper Bobby Demuth, Jr. was struck and killed while deploying stop sticks to stop a wanted driver who was attempting to flee pursuing officers. The suspect was wanted for two counts of kidnapping among other charges. Dash cam video shows the suspect intentionally swerve to hit the trooper.
Trooper Demuth is survived by his wife and eight-year-old son, his mother, sister, and brother.
Officer Bruce St. Laurent, 55
Jupiter Florida Police Department
September 9, 2012 – Officer Bruce St. Laurent was escorting President Barack Obama’s motorcade when a pickup struck his motorcycle, forcing him into the guardrail. He was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Officer St. Laurent is survived by his wife and four children.
Officer Patrick O’Rourke, 39
West Bloomfield Michigan Police Department
September 9, 2012 – Officer O’Rourke was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance. He is survived by his wife, four children, his parents, brothers, and a grandfather.
Sergeant Ian Loughran, 43
Hartford County Maryland Sheriff’s Office
September 13, 2012 – Sergeant Ian Loughran suffered a fatal heart attack while attending the funeral of fellow officer Corporal Charles Licato, who’d been killed in the line of duty the previous week. Sgt. Loughran is survived by his wife and son.
Officer Bradley Fox, 34
Plymouth Township Pennsylvania Police Department
September 13, 2012 – Officer Bradley Fox was shot and killed after responding to reports of a hit and run. The suspect opened fire as Officer Fox approached, wounding both Fox and his canine partner. Officer Fox is survived by his expectant wife and daughter.