Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen – 10/06/17

Detective Kristen Hearne, 29

Polk County Georgia Police Department

September 29, 2017 – Detective Kristen Hearne was shot, multiple times, and killed while investigating a report of a stolen vehicle. As she and another officer approached the scene they were ambushed by a male suspect. The second officer was wounded but survived.

Detective Hearne is survived by her husband and three-year-old son.

Corporal Michael Paul Middlebrook, 44

Lafayette Louisiana Police Department

October 1, 2017 – Corporal Michael Middlebrook was shot and killed after responding to a shooting call at a local convenience store. When he arrived the suspect opened fire at Corporal Middlebrook engaging him in a shootout. Corporal Middlebrook was fatally wounded during the exchange of gunfire. He is survived by his wife, three-year-old daughter, and two step-daughters.

Officer Charleston Hartfield, 34

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

October 1, 2017 – Officer Charleston Hatfield was shot and killed while attempting to rescue injured citizens during the active shooter situation at the music festival in Las Vegas. He was off-duty at the time, attending the festival with his wife. 58 people were killed and over 500 wounded during the incident.

Officer Hatfield is survived by his wife and two children.