The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Officer Fred Thornton, 50
Charlotte-Mecklenburg North Carolina Police Department
February 25, 2011 – Officer Fred Thornton was killed when a distraction grenade (flash bang) accidentally discharged after returning home from a SWAT call. He is survived by his wife and four children.
Park Ranger Julie Weir, 39
United States Department of the Interior – National Park Service
February 24, 2011 – Ranger Julie Weir was killed in a traffic crash during a heavy snow storm.
Deputy Sheriff Shandon Wright, 29
Pierce County Washington Sheriff’s Department
March 3, 2011 – Deputy Shandon Wright died from complications following surgery to repair an injury sustained in an assault a day earlier. He is survived by his wife and two-year-old daughter.