Tributes ~ Fallen Officers 2020

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Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten
Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Texas
End of Watch Monday, February 3, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained on May 29th, 2019, while responding to a shots fired call...


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K9 Thorr
Henry County Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch Thursday, January 9, 2020

K9 Thorr was killed when the patrol car he was riding in was involved in a crash.

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Police Officer Alan McCollum
Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas
End of Watch Friday, January 31, 2020

Police Officer Alan McCollum was struck and killed by a drunk driver while conducting a traffic stop ...

We have a law in NYS, that passed a few years ago, if you see a cop making a stop on the road you have to move to the next lane over. I like that law. Less of this kind of thing happening.


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Deputy Sheriff Donna Richardson-Below
DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Donna Richardson-Below was killed in a vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 84. An oncoming vehicle crossed the center line and struck her patrol car head-on, causing her to suffer fatal injuries.



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Police Officer Matthew S. von Seydewitz
New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, January 27, 2020

Police Officer Matthew von Seydewitz died as the result of cancer that he developed following his assignment to the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks.



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Lieutenant Shirley Lanning
Canadian County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Friday, February 14, 2020

Lieutenant Shirley Lanning was killed in an automobile crash; Her patrol car was struck head-on by another vehicle.



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LACSD Det. Amber Leist Fatally Hit By Car While Helping Elderly Woman

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LACSD) Detective Amber Joy Leist died in the line of duty on Sunday morning, when she was fatally struck by a vehicle after she stopped to help an elderly woman cross the street.

The off-duty detective was driving near the intersection of Whitsett Avenue and Riverside Drive in the Valley Village neighborhood at approximately 11 a.m., when she saw the elderly woman stumble and fall to the ground while she tried to make her way across the street, KABC reported.

Det. Leist, who was in the left-turn lane at the time, “put her vehicle in park, got out of her vehicle, and she went to assist the pedestrian,”


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We have a law in NYS, that passed a few years ago, if you see a cop making a stop on the road you have to move to the next lane over. I like that law. Less of this kind of thing happening.
We have a "move over" law, too for any emergency vehicle. I always try to get over with any vehicle on the shoulder and didn't realize that so many didn't that they had to make an actual law for it here. A young tow truck driver was killed is what got it going here several years ago.


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By: WPIX Staff


Firefighter who pulled his brother's body from the rubble at Ground Zero dies of 9/11-related cancer

NEW YORK — A retired firefighter who pulled his brother's body from the rubble at Ground Zero died Saturday of pancreatic cancer related to the Sept. 11 terror attacks, officials said.
Daniel Foley watched his firefighter brother respond to 9/11 and not come back, FDNY Lt. Mickey Conboy said. Foley promised his parents he wouldn't come home until he found his brother. He found his brother's body 11 days after the attack, but still went back to Ground Zero each day.
"He didn't stop until we all were done on that last day in May in 2002," Conboy said.
During his career as a firefighter, Foley was award three department medals for rescues he'd made, officials said. He rescued four children trapped in a back room during one blaze.
Foley retired just over a year ago.
"Danny Foley was the epitome of a great fireman," Conboy said. "Danny's left an indelible mark on all of us."
His name will now go up on a memorial wall commemorating the lives lost due to the Sept. 11 attacks. His brother's name has been on the wall since the terror attack.
Foley leaves behind five kids, ages six to 17, and a wife.
"He was everything to them," Conboy said.
In a statement, Foley's family said they never realized how the events of 9/11 would impact them for years to come.
"We must never forget the sacrifices made that day by so many, and those who continue to sacrifice," his family said in a statement. "The Foley family is determined to shed light on the continuing need for legislation, funding and public awareness to support those who continue the fight today, tomorrow and for many years to come."


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Corporal Andrew Gillette
Sumter County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Corporal Andrew Gillette was shot and killed while he and other deputies attempted to serve a detention order and eviction notice at a home



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K9 Hondo
Herriman City Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Thursday, February 13, 2020

K9 Hondo was shot and killed while attempting an apprehension of a wanted subject



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Corporal James O'Connor

End of watch Friday, March 13, 2020



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Police Officer Christopher Walsh
Springfield Police Department, Missouri
End of Watch: Monday, March 16, 2020

Police Officer Chris Walsh was shot and killed as he and another officer confronted an active shooter at a convenience store.

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