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Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Officer Rogelio Santander, 27

Dallas Texas Police Department

April 25, 2018 – Officer Rogelio Santander succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day. As he and another officer attempted to handcuff a shoplifting suspect, the man produced a handgun and began firing. In addition to fatally wounding Officer Santtander, the shots also wounded the other Dallas officer and a loss prevention officer. Officer Santander passed away the next day.


Corporal Eugene Cole, 61

Somerset County Maine Sheriff’s Office

April 25, 2018 – Corporal Eugene Cole was shot and killed by a man who was out on bond for a previous weapons offense. After killing Deputy Cole, the suspect stole his police vehicle and then robbed a store. He later abandoned the patrol car and remains at large.

Corporal Cole is survived by his son, who also serves with the sheriff’s office.


Detective Sergeant Brian Cuscino, 44

New Castle Pennsylvania Police Department

April 19, 2018 – Detective Sergeant Brian Cuscino suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in the department’s mandatory physical fitness program. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

 

 


Officer Tamby Yagan, 41

Paterson New Jersey Police Department

April 22, 2018 – Officer Tamby Yagan was killed when his patrol car collided with another vehicle. He is survived by his son.

 

 

 


Deputy Sheriff Casey Shoemate, 26

Miller County Missouri Sheriff’s Office

April 20, 2018 – Deputy Casey Shoemate was killed in a head-on vehicle crash while responding to a structure fire. He is survived by his two children, fiancee, parents, and several siblings.

Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Deputy Sheriff Taylor Lindsey, 25

Gilchrist County Florida Sheriff’s Office

April 19, 2018 – Deputy Sheriff Taylor Lindsey and Sergeant Noel Ramirez were shot and killed from ambush as they took their lunch break in a local restaurant.

 

 

 


Sergeant Noel Ramirez, 29

Gilchrist County Florida Sheriff’s Office

April 19, 2018 – Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Deputy Sheriff Taylor Lindsey were shot and killed from ambush as they took their lunch break in a local restaurant.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Officer Sean Gannon, 32

Yarmouth Massachusetts Police Department

April 12, 2018 – Officer Sean Gannon was shot and killed while he and his K-9 assisted with the search of a residence for a wanted man.

Officer Gannon located the suspect in a closet at which time the man opened fire fatally wounding Officer Gannon and wounding Nero, the police K-9.

 


Patrolman Kevin Crossley, 34

Whitesboro New York Police Department

April 11, 2018 – Patrolman Kevin Crossley was killed in a vehicle crash when a car traveling in the opposite direction made a sudden left turn in front of his patrol car, causing the crash.

Patrolman Crossley is survived by his parents and brother.

 

 


Officer Keith Earle, 46

Huntsville Alabama Police Department

April 9, 2018 – Officer Keith Earle succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash on March 26th. He’d remained in the hospital until passing away.

 

 

 

Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Corporal Dale Hallman, 30

Saluda County South Carolina Sheriff’s Office

April 6, 2018 – Corporal Dale Hallman was killed in a single-vehicle crash while en route to assist in a search for a person who’d fled into a wooded area. He was on his way to the scene to provide K9 support when the crash occurred.

Corporal Hallman is survived by his expectant wife and two children.

Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Officer Phillip Meacham, 38

Hopkinsville Kentucky Police Department

March 29, 2018 – Officer Phillip Meacham was shot and killed by a man who was impersonating a police officer. The man then stole a truck and fled to nearby Clarksville, Tennessee, where he was was shot and killed during a confrontation with local officers and United States Marshals as they attempted to take him into custody.

Officer Meacham is survived by his wife and two young children.


Trooper First Class Kevin Miller, 49

Connecticut State Police

March 29, 2018 – Trooper Kevin Miller was killed when his patrol car collided with a tractor-trailer.

 

 

 


Special Agent Melissa S. Morrow, 48

United States Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Investigation

March 22, 2018 – Special Agent Melissa Morrow, a 22-year veteran of the FBI, died as the result of brain cancer that she developed after participating in the search and recovery efforts at the Pentagon following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. She  spent ten weeks there recovering and processing evidence.

Agent Morrow is survived by her parents and sister.


*Image of the Connecticut State Police Badge is from the agency’s Facebook page.

Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Officer Andres Laza-Caraballo, 31

Juncos Municipal Police Department, Puerto Rico

March 21, 2018 – Officer Laza-Caraballo identified himself as a police officer and attempted to intervene when several men attacked the owner of a barber shop he was visiting. Immediately after, several of the subjects entered the shop with rifles and began shooting.

Officer Laza-Caraballo was able to return fire. He killed one of the men and wounded a second before being fatally shot. The other suspects remain at large.

Officer Laza-Caraballo is survived by his two children.

Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Officer Greggory Casillas, 30

Pomona California Police Department

March 9, 2018 – Officer Gregg Casillas was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a subject who’d fled on foot following a car crash. The suspect ran into a nearby apartment and as Officer Casillas and another officer approached, the man fired through the apartment door, striking both officers.

Officer Casillas succumbed to his wounds after being transported to a local hospital. He is survived by his wife and two children.


Officer Scotty Hamilton

Pikeville Kentucky Police Department

March 13, 2018 –  Officer Scotty Hamilton was shot and killed as he and a Kentucky State Police trooper approached an empty, suspicious vehicle. They were searching the area for the occupants of the car, a known drug activity location, when a male suspect shot Officer Hamilton in head.

Officer Hamilton is survived by his wife and child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Photo – Pikeville Police Department Facebook page.


Reserve Officer Chris Lawton, 41

Zachary Louisiana Police Department

March 12, 2018 – Reserve Officer Chris Lawton was intentionally struck and killed by a vehicle as he attempted to serve a narcotics-related warrant. The driver/suspect saw Officer Lawton approach the truck and started to drive, pinning the officer against a shopping cart corral.

Officer Lawton, a full-time firefighter with the Zachary Fire Department, served as a part-time, unpaid reserve officer.


Deputy Sheriff David Lee’Sean Manning, 24

Edgecombe County North Carolina Sheriff’s Office

March 11, 2018 – Deputy David Manning was killed in a vehicle crash while in pursuit of a car.

Deputy Manning is survived by his daughter, finance, parents, three brothers, two grandmothers, and a grandfather. He had served as a deputy for four months.


Deputy Sheriff Ryan Zirkle, 24

Marin County California Sheriff’s Office

March 15, 2018 – Deputy Ryan Zirkle was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a 911 hangup call. He is survived by his fiancée, parents, and two brothers.

 

 

 

Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Sergeant Mark J. Baserman, 61

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

On February 15, 2018, Sergeant Mark Baserman, a U.S Army veteran, was brutally attacked by an inmate as he sat at his desk in the housing unit day room. The prisoner who is serving a life sentence for murder, launched the attack after Sergeant Baserman removed a towel the inmate was using to block the view of his bunk.

The convicted murderer approached the officer’s desk and began punching him in the head. Once the sergeant fell to the floor, the inmate repeatedly kicked him in the head and face.

Sergeant Baserman was hospitalized but succumbed to the extensive injuries on February 26, 2018.


 

Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Officer Glenn Doss, Jr., 25

Detroit Michigan Police Department

January 28, 2018 – Officer Glenn Doss, Jr. succumbed to gunshot wound sustained four days earlier while responding to a domestic violence call. The shooter opened fire on Officer Doss, striking him in the head, before he was able to exit his patrol car.

Officer Doss is survived by his 9-month-old child, girlfriend, and parents.


 

Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Deputy Sheriff Daniel McCartney, 34

Pierce County Washington Sheriff’s Department

January 8, 2018 – Deputy Daniel McCartney was shot and killed during a foot pursuit of a burglary suspect. He is survived by his wife and three sons.

 

 


Officer Chris Beaudion, 26

Monroe Louisiana Police Department

January 7, 2018 – Officer Chris Beaudion was killed in a vehicle crash when his patrol car left the highway and struck a tree. He is survived by his wife, two children, and parents.

 

 

 


Lieutenant Christopher Robateau, 49

Jersey City New Jersey Police Department

January 5, 2018 – Lieutenant Christopher Robateau was struck and killed by a motorist as he checked on the well-being of person who’d just been involved in a car crash. He is survived by his wife and three children.