Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers


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.