Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers

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Deputy Sheriff Mark Burbridge, 43

Pottawattamie County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

May 1, 2017 – Deputy Mark Burbridge was shot and killed while returning inmates to the county jail after court hearings. One prisoner, a man who’d just been sentenced to 55 years for murder, managed to disarm one of the two deputies on the transport team and then shot both.


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Deputy Sheriff Justin L. Beard, 26

Ouachita Parish Louisiana Sheriff’s Office

April 30, 2017 – Deputy Justin Beard was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a burglary alarm.

He is survived by his wife and three children.