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 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.

2 Responses to “Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen”

  • GunDiva says:

    Heartbreaking.

    I’d really like to have more than the occasional Friday go by without a post.

  • Liz Lincoln says:

    Thank you for honoring Jennifer. These horrible gun crimes seem like they’re getting closer and closer to home, and this one happened in the town where I live. My mother-in-law was close enough she was part of the area canvassed by police the day it happened. And, the more we learn about her murder, the more it illustrates how she was failed on multiple levels. She told coworkers that her husband had threatened her with a gun to her head. As an injured combat vet, somewhere the military and VA has failed her husband, and thus her. I just keep hoping eventually, 1 of these crimes will finally be the tipping point, and we’ll see change.

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