The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of the officers who sacrificed everything to keep us safe.
Officer Jennifer Lynn Sabena, 30
Wauwatosa Wisconsin Police Department
December 24, 2012 – While working the midnight shift, Officer Jennifer Sabena stopped to take a short break at a local fire station. As she exited the building she was ambushed and was shot twice in the back of the head. The suspect then took the officer’s service weapon and used it to shoot her three more times. The shooter was her husband. He has since been arrested and charged with murder.
Corporal Jimmie Norman, 53
Bellaire Texas Police Department
December 24, 2012 – Corporal Jimmie Norman was shot and killed while attempting to take a combative suspect into custody. A civilian who tried to assist the officer was also shot and killed.
Officer Norman is survived by his wife and children.
*123 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty this year. 47 of those have been killed by gunfire.