Correctional Officer Curtis Billue, 58

Georgia Department of Corrections

June 13, 2017 – Officers Curtis Billue and Christopher Monica were shot and killed while transporting 33 inmates in a bus. Two of the inmates managed to overpower and disarm one of the officers. They used his weapon to shoot both officers and then carjacked a passing vehicle. Later, during a pursuit, they fired at sheriff’s deputies and then tried to steal a car but were captured at gunpoint by the homeowner and a neighbor. The two held the escaped prisoners until police arrived.


Correctional Officer Christopher Monica, 42

Georgia Department of Corrections

June 13, 2017 – Officers Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue were shot and killed while transporting 33 inmates in a bus. Two of the inmates managed to overpower and disarm one of the officers. They used his weapon to shoot both officers and then carjacked a passing vehicle. Later, during a pursuit, they fired at sheriff’s deputies and then tried to steal a car but were captured at gunpoint by the homeowner and a neighbor. The two held the escaped prisoners until police arrived.


Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford, 42

Newport Arkansas Police Department

June 12, 2017 – Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford was shot and killed while in a foot pursuit of a larceny suspect. During the chase the suspect turned and fired, striking Lieutenant Weatherford.


Corrections Officer Shana Tedder, 41

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

June 9, 2017 – Officer Shana Tedder suffered a fatal heart attack following a use of force incident. Coworkers attempted CPR but were unable to revive her.