Deputy Sheriff Mark Burbridge, 43
Pottawattamie County Iowa Sheriff’s Office
May 1, 2017 – Deputy Mark Burbridge was shot and killed while returning inmates to the county jail after court hearings. One prisoner, a man who’d just been sentenced to 55 years for murder, managed to disarm one of the two deputies on the transport team and then shot both.
Deputy Sheriff Justin L. Beard, 26
Ouachita Parish Louisiana Sheriff’s Office
April 30, 2017 – Deputy Justin Beard was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a burglary alarm.
He is survived by his wife and three children.