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Fallen Heroes

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"Memory of your heroism moves us forward"

Taran, the Club President

Tronoski Jones

Detention Officer

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: August 20, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

  • Age: 26
  • Tour: 3 years 10 months
  • Badge #Not available
  • Cause: Heart attack
  • Incident Date: 20/08/2015
  • Weapon: Person
  • Offender: In custody

Detention Officer Tronoski Jones suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to deal with a combative inmate at the Baker Street Jail shortly after 4:00 am.


The inmate was being moved from a recreational area to a cell when he began to argue. OC spray was deployed when he became combative and non-compliant. Officer Jones collapsed during the incident and passed away a short time later.

Officer Jones had served with the Harris County Sheriff's Office for just under four years. He is survived by his wife, two children, mother, and several siblings.


Carl Howell

Deputy Sheriff

Carson City Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch: August 15, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

  • Age: 33
  • Tour: 9 years
  • Badge #N/A
  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Incident Date: 15/08/2015
  • Weapon: Handgun
  • Offender: Deceased

Deputy Sheriff Carl Howell was shot and killed while responding to a domestic battery call on the 4100 block of Montez Drive in east Carson City at approximately 2:20 am.


The first deputies to arrive on scene located an injured woman in front of the home. As they began to speak to her, a male subject exited the house and opened fire on the deputies, striking Deputy Howell. Another deputy was able to pull Deputy Howell to a safe area as other deputies returned fire.

The subject who opened fire on the deputies was found dead inside the home a short time later.

Deputy Howell had served with the Carson City Sheriff's Office for nine years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


Craig Stephen Whisenand

Deputy Sheriff

Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch: August 11, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

  • Age: 44
  • Tour: 15 years 3 months
  • Badge #6324
  • Cause: Automobile accident
  • Incident Date: 10/08/2015
  • Weapon: Not available
  • Offender: Not available
Deputy Sheriff Craig Whisenand was killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to a domestic disturbance call in Armington at approximately 10:30 pm.


Dispatchers lost contact with him prior to his arrival to the call. Another deputy located the accident scene just before midnight at the intersection of Springfield Road and Tomm Road, in Delavan. Deputy Whisenand was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputy Whisenand had served with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, daughter, parents, and sister.


Arthur A. Green, III

First Lieutenant

Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan

End of Watch: August 9, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

  • Age: 58
  • Tour: 29 years
  • Badge #310
  • Cause: Aircraft accident
  • Incident Date: 09/08/2015
  • Weapon: Not available
  • Offender: Not available

First Lieutenant Arthur Green was killed in an airplane crash in Harbor Springs, Michigan, while en route to mandatory in service training.


He was on official travel status when the Piper Cherokee he was piloting struck a large tree while on final approach to the Harbor Springs Municipal Airport shortly after 11:00 pm. He had taken off from the Detroit City Airport, approximately 270 miles away. The wreckage was located the following morning at approximately 7:30 am.

Lieutenant Green had served with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division for 19 years after retiring from the Detroit Police Department with 20 years of service. He had also retired form the U.S. Air Force and the Michigan Air National Guard in 2004. He is survived by his wife and two sons.


Brent L. Hanger

Detective

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch: August 6, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

  • Age: 47
  • Tour: 17 years
  • Badge #938
  • Cause: Heart attack
  • Incident Date: 06/08/2015
  • Weapon: N/A
  • Offender: N/A

Detective Brent Hanger suffered a fatal heart attack while hiking into a remote area of Chinook Pass, near Yakima, to investigate reports of a marijuana grow operation.


He began to suffer chest pains and shortness of breath. Other detectives who were with him immediately called for assistance and started CPR after he collapsed, but were unable to revive him.

Detective Hanger had served with the Washington State Patrol for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


Thomas LaValley

Police Officer

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: August 5, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

  • Age: 29
  • Tour: 4 years
  • Badge #Not available
  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Incident Date: 05/08/2015
  • Weapon: Handgun
  • Offender: Apprehended

Police Officer Thomas LaValley was shot and killed when he and several other officers responded to a domestic violence call involving a man threatening other family members with a gun at approximately 9:15 pm.


When officers arrived at the home in the 3500 block of Del Rio Street, in the Queensborough area of the city, the subject opened fire. Officer LaValley was was struck multiple times. He was transported to University Health where he succumbed to his wounds.

The subject fled the scene, but was apprehended the next day. He was also wanted for a shooting that occurred approximately three weeks earlier.

Officer LaValley had served with the Shreveport Police Department for four years.


Delton Daniels

Deputy Sheriff

Marlboro County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch: August 1, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

  • Age: 22
  • Tour: 1 month
  • Badge #Not available
  • Cause: Automobile accident
  • Incident Date: 20/07/2015
  • Weapon: Not available
  • Offender: Not available

Deputy Sheriff Del Daniels succumbed to injuries sustained 11 days earlier when the patrol SUV he was a passenger in left the roadway and overturned in a ditch on Highway 15-401, near McColl.

It is believed that the vehicle may have struck standing water in the roadway during a period of heavy rain. Deputy Daniels was transported to a hospital in Florence where he remained on life support until succumbing to his injuries.

Deputy Daniels had only served with the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office for one week when the crash occurred. He also served as a firefighter with the Bennettsville City Fire Department.

Sean Bolton

Police officer

Memphis Police Department

End of Watch: August 1, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

  • Age: 33
  • Tour: 4 years 9 months
  • Badge #Not available
  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Incident Date: 01/08/2015
  • Weapon: Gun
  • Offender: In custody

Police Officer Sean Bolton was shot and killed when he interrupted a drug deal near the intersection of Cottonwood Road and Perkins Road at approximately 9:15 pm.

Officer Bolton observed an illegally parked vehicle near the intersection occupied by multiple people. As he approached it he was shot several times by one of the occupants of the vehicle, who then fled the scene and remains at large. A citizen used Officer Bolton's radio to call for assistance after he was shot.

He was transported to Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.

Officer Bolton was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Memphis Police Department since October 2010.

Scott Lunger

Sergeant

Hayward Police Department, California

End of Watch: July 22, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

  • Age: 48
  • Tour: 15 years
  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender: Shot and wounded

Sergeant Scott Lunger was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop near the intersection of Myrtle Street and Lyon Street at approximately 3:15 am.

Sergeant Lunger observed a vehicle driving erratically. He conducted a vehicle stop with the assistance of a second unit. As Sergeant Lunger and the officer approached the vehicle, an occupant opened fire, killing Sergeant Lunger. The other officer on scene returned fire as the vehicle fled. The subject vehicle was found abandoned a short time later. The wounded subject was located and taken into custody.

Sergeant Lunger had served with the Hayward Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his two daughters.

Vernell Brown, Jr.

Police Officer

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: July 17, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

  • Age: 47
  • Tour: 17 years
  • Cause: Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date: 12/07/2015

Police Officer Vernell Brown succumbed to injuries sustained five days earlier when he was struck by a car on U.S. 90, on the I-10 East split, while investigating a separate car fire.

He was training two police recruits at the scene of the vehicle fire when two other vehicles were involved in a crash on the adjacent roadway. One of the vehicles veered off the road and struck Officer Brown. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in a coma until succumbing to his injuries.

Officer Brown had served with the New Orleans Police Department for 17 years. Officer Brown is survived by five children and his fiancee

Timothy Davison

Corrections Officer

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

End of Watch: July 15, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

  • Age: 47
  • Tour: 8 months
  • Cause: Assault
  • Weapon: Blunt object
  • Offender: In custody

Corrections Officer Timothy Davison was beaten to death by an inmate in the Telford Unit in Bowie County.

He was escorting an inmate from a dayroom to his cell when the man attacked him with an iron bar used to open slots in cell doors, inflicting serious injuries. Officer Davison was flown to a hospital in Texarkana where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

The inmate who attacked him was serving a life sentence for robbery and aggravated assault. He also had several convictions for assaulting corrections officers. The inmate was subdued by other officers.

Officer Davison had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for only eight months. He is survived by his two children.


JOHN JAMES WILDING

PATROLMAN

Scranton Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: July 12, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

  • Age: 29
  • Tour: 1 year
  • Badge #722
  • Cause: Fall
  • Incident Date: 11/07/2015
  • Weapon: Person
  • Offender: In custody

Patrolman John Wilding succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night at approximately 3:20 am while pursuing three juveniles who had stolen a vehicle.

The juveniles bailed out of the vehicle in the area of the 300 block of North Main Avenue with several officers, including Patrolman Wilding, chasing them on foot. Patrolman Wilding jumped over a small wall behind a restaurant at 301 North Main Avenue, not realizing that there was a 15-foot drop on the other side. He suffered a serious head injury as the result of the fall.

He was transported to Geisinger Community Medical Center where he remained until succumbing to his injuries early the next morning.

All three juveniles were arrested and charged as adults with robbery, terroristic threats, and recklessly endangering another person.

Patrolman Wilding had served with the Scranton Police Department for one year. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Gregory Dale Mitchell

Correctional Officer

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch: July 7, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

  • Age: 50
  • Tour: 25 years
  • Cause: Accidental

Correctional Officer Gregory Mitchell died in an industrial accident at the Hays State Prison in Trion, Georgia.

He was performing maintenance functions at the prison when he was knocked out of a mechanical cart by a ladder. He suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident.

Officer Mitchell had served with the Georgia Department of Corrections for 25 years. He is survived by his wife.


DAVID JOSEPH NELSON

POLICE OFFICER

Bakersfield Police Department, California

End of Watch: June 26, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

  • Age: 26
  • Tour: 2 years
  • Badge #1191
  • Cause: Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon: Automobile
  • Offender: Arrested

Police Officer David Nelson was killed in a vehicle crash while involved in a vehicle pursuit at approximately 2:40 am.

The pursuit started when he attempted to conduct a traffic stop of an unlicensed vehicle. He chased the car for several blocks until his cruiser left the roadway and struck a retaining wall and a utility pole at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Panorama Drive, causing the engine compartment to ignite. Responding officers located his vehicle and removed him from the wreckage before the patrol car became engulfed in flames.

He was transported to Kern Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

The vehicle he was pursuing continued to flee. The driver was arrested the following day after police received an anonymous tip about the vehicle. The driver was arrested and charged with evading an officer resulting in injury or death, hit and run resulting in injury or death, obstructing arrest, felon in possession of a firearm, and other charges.

Officer Nelson had served with the Bakersfield Police Department for two years. He is survived by his parents and two brothers.

KORBY KENNEDY

SERGEANT

San Angelo Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: June 25, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

  • Age: 44
  • Tour: 20 years
  • Badge #160
  • Cause: Motorcycle accident

Sergeant Korby Kennedy was killed in a motorcycle crash on Knickerbocker Road, near Albert Street, while escorting a parade at approximately 6:00 pm.

He and other officers were escorting a parade of boats for the upcoming San Angelo Drag Boat Races. He was traveling on Knickerbocker Road when a vehicle pulled out of a parking lot into his path. He was transported to Shannon Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Sergeant Korby had served with the San Angelo Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, four children, three grandchildren, and two brothers.

Source: The Officer Down Memorial Page