The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of each of these brave officers.
Sergeant Timothy Prunty, 44
Shreveport Louisiana Police Department
October 24, 2010 – Sergeant Tim Prunty was shot and killed in an ambush style attack. He had just completed a check on a business and was standing near his car talking to the owner when a man drove up and opened fire on him. Although Sgt. Prunty was struck multiple times he was able to return fire before collapsing to the ground.
Sgt. Prunty is survived by his twin brother, also an officer with the department.
Funeral procession for Sgt. Prunty
Officer John Abraham, 37
Teaneck New Jersey Police Department
October 25, 2010 – Officer John Abraham was killed when his car collided with a utility pole. He is survived by his wife and son.
Deputy Sheriff Odell McDuffie Jr., 43
Liberty County Texas Sheriff’s Department
October 25, 2010 – Deputy Sheriff Odell McDuffie, Jr. was killed when his patrol car left the highway and struck a grove of trees. He is remembered by his fellow officers as a gentle giant who used his infectious smile rather than force to calm tense situations. Deputy McDuffie is survived by his wife and three daughters.
Captain George Green, 56
Oklahoma Highway Patrol
October 26, 2010 – Captain George Green was killed when a dump truck slammed into the side of his patrol car. Captain Green had served 31 years with the department and was six months from retirement.
Lieutenant Jose A. Cordova-Montañez
Puerto Rico Police Department
October 26, 2010 – Lt. Jose Cordova-Montañez was shot and killed while off duty when he attempted to intervene during an armed robbery. He leaves behind his wife, four children, and several grandchildren.
Officer Christopher A. Wilson, 50
San Diego California Police Department
October 27, 2010 – Officer Christopher Wilson was killed during an intense gun battle that began after officers attempted to arrest a wanted suspect. A police K-9 was also wounded during the incident. Officer Wilson is survived by his son and daughter.
A police investigator marks evidence at the scene where Officer Wilson was fatally shot – LA Times photo
– Thanks to ODMP