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Link Posted: 2/18/2004 1:44:21 AM EST
Officer Matthew Bowens
Officer Jennifer Fettig

Detroit Police Department
Feb 16, 2004

Link Posted: 2/29/2004 8:49:50 AM EST
Officer Tony Mimms
SGT. Larry Russell
Athens Police Department
Athens AL

Feel in the line of duty to an ambush answering a call for assistance.
Link Posted: 2/29/2004 11:42:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/10/2004 7:31:48 PM EST by Striker]
Link Posted: 3/3/2004 12:16:03 PM EST
Deputy Constable Frank "Scotty" Clayborne

Harris County Constable's Office Precinct 4

Houston, Harris County, Texas

February 2004
Link Posted: 3/4/2004 1:04:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/10/2004 7:31:58 PM EST by Striker]

Originally Posted By jadams951:
Deputy Constable Frank "Scotty" Clayborne

Harris County Constable's Office Precinct 4

Houston, Harris County, Texas

February 2004

One of the paramedics for cyfair, who is at my station was personal friends with him. They drove past and honked/waved at him only 3 hours before he was killed and If I am not mistaken a different crew from my station responded to that call. God bless his family and his service to our community.
Link Posted: 3/13/2004 6:14:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/10/2004 7:32:08 PM EST by Striker]
Deputy Jason Scott

Loudon County Sheriffs Department

Loudon County, TN

March 12, 2004

Link Posted: 4/3/2004 9:19:21 AM EST
Officer Frank Cantu

Houston Police Department Houston, TX

March 2004

Killed by drunk that ran a red light.
Link Posted: 4/4/2004 12:40:58 AM EST
Deputy Michael VanKuren
Deputy Christopher Burget

Both shot and killed while attempting to serve warrant in Bradford Co, PA on 03/31/04.
Link Posted: 4/4/2004 3:29:26 PM EST
Probationary Firefighter Kevin Kulow

Houston Fire Department

April 4, 2004

Lost his life in an early morning night club fire.  He entered the department in September 15, 2003 and graduated from the Val Jahnke Training Facilities on Monday, November 17, 2003. Firefighter Kulow was a crew member of Fire Station 50.
Link Posted: 4/5/2004 1:10:35 AM EST
Kevin Kulow was one of my friend/instructor's friends.  I had never met the guy but it took a huge toll on my friend and station 50 aswell as the rest of HFD. Though his service in our community was short I thank him for his service and send my prayers with his family. Thank you Kevin...
Link Posted: 4/11/2004 10:38:15 PM EST
Officer Isaac Espinoza

San Francisco Police Department

EOW 4/10/04

Killed by rifle fire while attempting to question a suspicous person.

Rest in Peace.
Link Posted: 4/23/2004 7:58:37 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 3:57:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/9/2004 9:06:19 PM EST by dep4532]
Trooper Kurt Knapp-Texas Department of Public Safety

On 5/8/04, Trooper Knapp lost control of his vehicle while attempting to enter IH-10 from a Kendall Co. on ramp and went across the median. Trooper Knapp was struck by an oncoming vehicle at highway speed, in the passenger side of his patrol unit.

Trooper Knapp leaves behind a wife and two small children. Trooper Knapp is the 77th Trooper to die in the line of duty.

Rest in peace, Kurt, you will be missed.
Link Posted: 5/11/2004 8:22:31 PM EST
Maryland State Police
Trooper First Class
Anthony  Jones  
Called To Duty:
, 1998
Final Call:
Sunday May 9, 2004

In service to Maryland:
TFC Anthony Jones of the College Park Barrack was killed in the line of duty on the morning of May 9, 2004. While assisting at the scene of an automobile accident on US Route 50 in the vicinity of Freeway Airport, Prince George's County, TFC Jones was struck by a vehicle and killed. The operator of the vehicle that struck TFC Jones was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. TFC Jones is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Link Posted: 5/16/2004 8:20:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/16/2004 8:20:49 PM EST by Striker]
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[Last Edit: 6/20/2004 6:55:06 PM EST by Striker]
Link Posted: 6/30/2004 4:00:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/30/2004 4:08:05 PM EST by AR15-5O]



JUNE 25TH 2004


Link Posted: 7/4/2004 4:18:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/4/2004 4:19:05 PM EST by Striker]
Link Posted: 7/5/2004 11:57:22 PM EST
To All LEO's, Firefighters, and EMT's Thank you for all that you do. I'm just a private guy had my run ins and got what I deserved and learned my lesson. I don't know where I read it But somebody said most couldn't hang with you anyway. I'd say it's probably 99%if not more. My wish for you is safety throughout your careers.
Link Posted: 7/23/2004 11:05:36 AM EST
Officer Christy Dedman

Metro Nashville Police Department

Nashville, TN

EOW July 19, 2004
Link Posted: 7/31/2004 9:07:59 PM EST
Deputy Sgt. Brad Crawford

Vancouver WA

July 30, 2004

Link Posted: 8/19/2004 4:19:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 12:54:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2004 12:56:30 AM EST by scotchymcdrinkerbean]
Police Officer Alva Simmons
New Orleans Police Department
Saturday, July 10, 2004.

Link Posted: 8/23/2004 12:55:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2004 12:59:08 AM EST by scotchymcdrinkerbean]
Police Officer George Tessier
New Orleans Police Department
Wednesday, July 14th, 2004

Link Posted: 8/23/2004 12:58:28 AM EST
Police Officer Latoya Johnson
New Orleans Police Department
Monday, August 9th, 2004.

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:04:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 5:58:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/12/2004 6:15:29 PM EST by Striker]
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 8:40:30 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:12:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/25/2004 8:13:18 PM EST by HeldHostage]
Thank you Striker.  And I know this one's much older but I'd also like to add it, he was a friend of mine:

Deputy Jason M. Baker

Marion County Sheriff's Department

Indianapolis, Indiana

September 17/2001
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 7:16:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2004 7:16:55 PM EST by Striker]
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 1:07:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2007 2:07:17 AM EST by brushdog]

July 7, 1998

Ricky Salinas - US Border Patrol
Border Patrol Agent, Harlingen, Texas

Susan Rodriguez - US Border Patrol
Border Patrol Agent, Harlingen, Texas

Agents Ricky Salinas and Susan Rodriguez were assisting Sheriffs Deputies who wear searching for a double murder suspect. During the gun battle, they were fatally shot, as was the suspect.  A County S.O. was also wounded in the shoot out.


September 19, 2004

Travis Attaway - US Border Patrol
Senior Patrol Agent, Harlingen, Texas

Jeremy Wilson - US Border Patrol
Senior Patrol Agent, Harlingen, Texas

Agents Travis Attaway and Jeremy Wilson were conducting linewatch duties with a third agent as part of their boat patrol operations in the Rio Grande River.  They encountered extremely turbulent currents due to recent rain.  Their boat capsized and all three agents were thrown into the river.  Another boat crew who was down river of the accident rescued the third agent.  After an exhaustive search by several agencies, the bodies Agents Attaway and Wilson were recovered on September 21, 2004.




Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:37:47 PM EST
Correctional Officer Darla Lathrem
Florida Department of Corrections
End of Watch: Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Biographical Info
Age: 38
Tour of Duty: 1 yr
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Assault
Date of Incident: Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Weapon Used: Person
Suspect Info: Apprehended

Officer Lathrem was killed as she supervised five inmates on a construction detail inside the Charlotte Correctional Institution.

She was assaulted by three of the inmates as they made an attempt to escape. The inmates were assisting with the building of a new dormitory for the maximum security prison and had access to tools such as hammers and screwdrivers.

Two of the inmates were attacked by the other three when they refused to participate in the escape attempt. One of the victim inmates died as a result of his injuries. Two of the escaping inmates were captured between the facility and the inner perimeter fence. The third was caught between the inner and outer perimeter fences.

Officer Lathrem's death was the first corrections officer fatality at the facility. Additionally, she was the first female corrections officer to be killed in the line of duty in Florida. She had been with the Florida Department of Corrections for one year.

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 10:56:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/30/2004 9:27:22 PM EST by Quien]
Special Agent Ed Seitz
Diplomatic Security Service

Killed in Iraq

Ed was a former Cleveland police officer and was assigned to Diplomatic Security's Chicago Field Office.  Ed was killed in a mortar attack at Camp Victory.

Secretary of State Colin Powell, said, "The Department of State and I mourn the loss of one of our own today in Baghdad."

"Ed was a brave American, dedicated to his country and to a brighter future for the people of Iraq," Powell said. "Ed's death is a tragic loss for me personally, and for all of his colleagues at the Department of State."

"Ed Seitz died in the service of his country and for the cause of liberty and freedom for others. There is no more noble a sacrifice."

Link Posted: 10/30/2004 5:48:28 AM EST
Gene Cyrus
Sherrif, Johnson County Kentucky
March 18, 1992

This one is from a long time ago, but its a well placed memorial.  Gene was a good friend of my family, as a little boy I remember him over on many mornings to get my grandma to make him some biscuits and gravy, He's probably the single most profound reason i've spent most of my adult life as a firefighter, and in law enforcement.  He was indeed a good man.

Sheriff Gene Cyrus is killed
In little more than 10 years in office, Johnson County Sheriff Cecil Eugene Cyrus had become an icon.

His supporters and his detractors alike were fond of referring to Gene as the living embodiment of Tennessee's Buford Pusser. As sheriff, Gene was seen as "Walking Tall".

He was the first sheriff in Johnson County to be permitted to run for re-election as sheriff under the state constitution adopted in 1892. An amendment in 1984 allowed incumbent sheriffs to be re-elected to office for the first time in the 20th Century. In 1985, Johnson County Sheriff Gene Cyrus was elected to his second term in office. In 1989, he was again re-elected to the office of sheriff.

Gene Cyrus was, arguably, the most powerful Democrat official in Johnson County.

Gene graduated from Paintsville High School in 1957. He had been popular and had starred in sports at PHS. He had a warm, endearing personality which stood in direct contrast to his large intimidating frame.

In addition, Gene Cyrus soon discovered that he had a talent for business. In time he purchased a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise for Paintsville and, later, expanded this into two more franchises in the region. His KFC operations were hugely successful. He also entered other businesses...a cattle farm and a police gun and supply store.

Gene Cyrus worked hard at everything he undertook, including the office of sheriff.

On Wednesday, March 18, 1992, Johnson County Sheriff Gene Cyrus accompanied a 63 year old man, Flem Burchett, to Johnson Circuit Court where he was to be tried on a second degree rape charge. A jury was selected and the judge declared a lunch break.

Later in the afternoon when Judge Stephen N. Frazier called court to order and the jury had been seated, the defendant, Flem Burchett could not be found. No one, including Burchett's attorney or his family, knew his whereabouts.

After court had been dismissed for the day, the Sheriff's office received a call that Burchett was near his home on Caudill Fork threatening to commit suicide or to kill someone.

Sheriff Gene Cyrus responded to the call alone and at about 2:55 P. M., was standing on Flem Burchett's porch. State Police detectives Paul Estep and Les Stapleton along with Trooper Lowell Ward arrived on the scene as Cyrus made an effort to get Burchett's attention.

The state police report, as chronicled by The Paintsville Herald, tells the rest of the story.

"As the state police officers were exiting their vehicles and while the sheriff was standing on the porch of the residence, (Burchett) opened fire on the sheriff with a shotgun." After shooting Cyrus Burchett re-entered the house and "shot himself one time in the head."

Both Cyrus and Burchett were taken to Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville where Cyrus was pronounced dead and Burchett was treated for his self-inflicted gun shot wounds. Burchett was later transferred to a Huntington, West Virginia, hospital. He would later be brought to trial and convicted.

On Saturday, March 21, Cecil Eugene Cyrus was laid to rest as the sun shown brightly over Johnson County. More than 4,000 people, including Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones, attended his funeral in Johnson Central High School's field house. Law enforcement officers from all over Kentucky and six other states were in attendance as Cyrus was eulogized as "a prince of sheriffs" and a man known for his gentleness.

The second Johnson County Sheriff in 26 years had been killed in the line of duty, the victim of a deranged mind.
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 6:04:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2004 11:15:00 AM EST by Striker]
comments like yours do not belong in this thread!
Link Posted: 11/5/2004 11:22:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/14/2004 11:56:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/14/2004 11:56:34 AM EST by Striker]
Link Posted: 11/16/2004 10:43:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/4/2004 10:23:49 AM EST
Officer Mark E. Vance
Bristol, TN Police Department
End of Watch 11-27-2004

Ofc. Vance was shot as he responded to a possible man with a gun call/ domestic dispute.  Suspect surrendered to 2nd officer arriving on scene just after fatally shooting Ofc. Vance once in the head with a handgun.
Link Posted: 12/10/2004 10:39:29 PM EST
    Sgt. Kevin J. Thane
     Tuscola Co. Sheriff Dept.
    Tuscola Co. Michigan
    November 6 2004

Why does God take the best of us in our prime? The decent? The brave?
It falls to us to take up where they left off.
Rest at ease my friend; we have it covered.
With Love

Link Posted: 12/30/2004 11:17:10 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/1/2005 11:04:51 AM EST

Officer Peter Lavery

Newington Police Department

Newington, CT

December 31, 2004
Link Posted: 1/4/2005 8:44:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By npd233:

Officer Peter Lavery

Newington Police Department

Newington, CT

December 31, 2004

Responding to a domestic, sustained multiple rifle shots while entering the front door. After a 12 hour plus stand off and the killers suicide, officers found Officer Lavery deceased in the basement.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 5:02:37 PM EST
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