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