The Graveyard Shift extends its condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Officer Robert A. Lasso, 31
Freemansburg Borough Pennsylvania Police Department
August 11, 2011 – Officer Robert Lasso responded to a disturbance call and was shot in the head when he encountered the suspect. He was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
Corporal John Kendall, 63
Louisiana Department of Public Safety Police
August 9, 2011 – Corporal John Kendall was killed when his vehicle crossed the median and struck a tractor trailer and pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction.
Officer Nick Armstrong, 27
Rapid City South Dakota Police Department
August 7, 2011 – On August 2, 2011, Officer Nick Armstrong was shot as he and two other officers questioned four suspicious subjects. During the questioning, one of the suspects opened fire striking all three officers, one of whom died the night of the shooting (see last week’s blog for details). Officer Armstrong succumbed to his injuries five days later.
Officer Jeremy Henwood, 36
San Diego California Police Department
August 7, 2011 – While Officer Jeremy Henwood was stopped at a traffic light, a vehicle pulled alongside his patrol car. As soon as the car was positioned directly beside Henwood’s police car, the driver opened fire with a shotgun, striking the officer in the head. The shooter fled the scene, but was later shot to death in a shootout with police. Officer Henwood succumbed to his wounds the next morning. He is survived by his parents, brother, and sister.
Probation / Parole Officer II Jeffrey “Jeff” Settle, 41
North Carolina Department of Corrections
August 4, 2011 – Officer Jeff Settle was killed in an automobile accident when his department vehicle was rear-ended by a cable company truck. He is survived by his wife and three children.