Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers

Deputy David Wade

Deputy Sheriff David Wade, 40

Logan County Oklahoma Sheriff’s Office

April 18, 2017 – Deputy Sheriff David Wade was shot and killed when confronted by three men while serving an eviction notice. While checking the men’s identification, one drew a weapon and began firing, striking Deputy Wade multiple times. The shooter then stole Wade’s patrol vehicle and fled. He later carjacked another vehicle.

Deputy Wade is survived by his wife and three children.

Agent De Los Santos Barbosa

Agent Benjamín De los Santos-Barbosa, 32

Puerto Rico Police Department

April 19, 2017 – Earlier in the week, Agent Benjamín De los Santos-Barbosa attempted to stop a vehicle for illegally-tinted windows. The driver, a parolee in violation of his parole conditions, refused to stop, leading officers on a pursuit. The suspect eventually stopped and opened fire as he got out of his vehicle, striking Agent Benjamín De los Santos-Barbosa in the head. He was transported to an area hospital where he remained on life support until he succumbed to his wounds four days later.

Agent De los Santos-Barbosa is survived by his nephew, who he obtained custody of after his mother, Agent De los Santos-Barbosa’s sister, was tragically murdered. She, too, served as a police officer with the Puerto Rico Police Department.