Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen
The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of each of these brave officers.
Officer Michael R. Flisk, 46
Chicago Police Department
November 26, 2010 – Officer Michael Flisk was processing a burglary scene and collecting evidence when the criminal returned to the scene. He shot and killed Officer Flisk, and he shot and killed the burglary victim, a retired police officer.
Officer Flisk’s daughter spoke at the funeral, sharing some of the moments she treasured with her father, such as hearing him sing “Smokin’ in the Boys Room,” watching him tinker with cars in their backyard, and seeing him snooze away on his favorite chair with the news blasting away on TV.
Officer Flisk is survived by his wife, daughter, three sons, two brothers, and his parents. Both sisters and one brother also serve with the Chicago Police Department.
Officer Dwayne Parks, 45
John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County Illinois Police Department
November 23, 2010 – Officer Parks had just completed his shift when several juveniles began to harass him during the bus ride home. He identified himself as a police officer but the youths viciously attacked him. Officer Parks suffered a fatal heart attack moments after the juveniles fled the scene of the brutal beating.
Officer Parks leaves behind his wife, eleven children, and his mother.
Trooper David J. DeLaittre, 23
Montana Highway Patrol
December 1, 2010 – Trooper David DeLaittre was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop. He is survived by his parents.