Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers


The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of each of these brave officers.

Chief of Police Ralph Painter, 55

Rainier Oregon Police Department

January 5, 2011 – Chief Ralph Painter was shot and killed after responding to a dispute at a local stereo store. He is survived by his wife and seven children.

Deputy Sheriff John Norsworthy, 39

Fort Bend County Texas Sheriff’s Office

January 4, 2011 – On December 27, 2010, Deputy John Norsworthy was enroute to back up another deputy when he lost control of his patrol car and struck a tree. He succumbed to his injuries on January 4, 2011.

Deputy Sheriff Suzanne Hopper, 40

Clark County Ohio Sheriff’s Office

January 1, 2011 – Deputy Suzanne Hopper was shot and killed after responding a shots-fired call in an RV park. She is survived by her husband and two children.

* Thanks to ODMP