Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers


Officer Timothy A. Haley, 42

Columbus Ohio Division of Police

Officer Haley suffered a ruptured blood vessel in the brain during a SWAT training exercise. He succumbed to the injury on August 26, 2008. He leaves behind a wife and three children. He is also survived by his mother, a brother, and sisters.

Trpooer Evan F. Schneider, 29

Montana Highway Patrol

Trooper Schneider was killed on August 26, 2008 in a head-on automobile accident. He leaves behind a wife, and a brother who is also a trooper.

Officer Melvin Dyer, 67

Duxbury Massachusetts Police Department


Officer Dyer was struck by a car while directing traffic. He succumbed to his injuries on August 25, 2008, nine days after the accident.

Officer Thomas Raji, 31

Perth Amboy New Jersey Police department


Officer Raji was killed on August 22, 2008 when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver. He leaves behind an expectant wife who is also a police officer.

Officer Kathy Ann Cox, 50

Gordon County Georgia Sheriffs Office


Officer Cox was killed on August 21, 2008 when her department vehicle was struck head on by an oncoming armored car that had swerved into her lane while trying to avoid a stopped vehicle. The officer is survived by her husband, two daughters, and a son. She also leaves behind her mother, a brother, and two grandchildren.