Officer Chris Jones, 37
Middletown Township Pennsylvania Police Department
On January 29, 2009, Officer Jones was struck and killed while conducting a traffic stop. He leaves behind a wife and three children.
Police Chief Johnny Hamilton, 55
New Ellenton South Carolina Police Department
Chief Hamilton was killed an automobile accident on January, 28, 2009.
Captain Richard J. Cashin, 52
Massachusetts State Police
Captain Cashin was killed in an automobile accident on January, 28, 2009. He leaves behind a wife and four children.
Sergeant Curtis Massey, 41
Culver City California Police Department
On January 28, 2009, Sgt. Massey was killed when a vehicle traveling on the wrong side of the highway struck his unmarked police car head on. Sergeant Massey is survived by his wife and three children.
Police Chief Larry Blagg, 40
Trumann Arkansas Police Department
Chief Larry Blagg was killed on January 27, 2009, by a falling, ice-covered tree branch while assisting with cleanup efforts following a severe ice storm.
Officer Joshua Broadway, 21
Montgomery Alabama Police Department
Officer Joshua Broadway was involved in a traffic accident on January, 15, 2009, when a vehicle turned in front of his patrol car. Officer Broadway succumbed to his injuries on January 25, 2009. He leaves behind an expectant fiancee, his parents, and two brothers.
Deputy Sheriff Dominique Smith, 30
Torrence County New Mexico Sheriffs Office
Deputy Dominique Smith was struck by a vehicle on January 19, 2009, while directing traffic at an accident scene. Deputy Smith passed away the following day. He leaves behind a wife and two children.
Officer Jarod Dean, 24
Boston Heights Ohio Police Department
Officer Jarod Dean was struck and killed by a vehicle on January 19, 2009, while clearing debris from the scene of an accident. He leaves behind his parents and a brother who also serves as a police officer.
Detention Officer Cesar Arreola
El Paso County Texas Sheriffs Office
Officer Cesar Arreola became ill on January 17, 2009, during tryouts for the department’s Special Reaction Team. He passed away the following day. Officer Arreola leaves behind his wife and two children.
Senior Corporal Norman Smith, 43
Dallas Texas Police Department
Corporal Norman Smith was shot and killed on January 6, 2009, as he and other members of the Gang Unit attempted to serve an arrest warrant. Corporal Smith is survived by his wife, also a member of the Dallas Police Department, and two children.
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