Officer Floyd East, Jr., 48

Texas Tech University Police Department

October 9, 2017 – Officer Floyd East was shot and killed while questioning a narcotics suspect. During the questioning the suspect pulled a .45 caliber pistol and shot Officer East in the back of the head, stole his body cam, and then fled. He was captured a short while later.

Officer East is survived by his wife and two daughters.


Corrections Enterprises Manager Veronica Darden, 50

North Carolina Department of Public Safety – Division of Prisons, Pasquotank Correctional Institute

October 12, 2017 – Corrections Enterprises Manager Veronica Darden was killed during an escape attempt by prisoners.


Officer Justin Smith, 35

North Carolina Department of Public Safety – Division of Prisons, Pasquotank Correctional Institute

October 12, 2017 – Officer Justin Smith was killed during an escape attempt by prisoners.