Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen
The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Deputy Sheriff Willie Amos Cammon, 59
Heard County Georgia Sheriff’s Office
March 3, 2011 – Deputy Willie Amos Cammon was killed in an automobile crash when his patrol car was struck head-on by another vehicle that was illegally passing a car.
Officer Donald Joshua Newman, 30
Jemison Alabama Police Department
March 5, 2011 – Officer Joshua Newman was responding to a head-on crash when his patrol car hit water and began to hydroplane, causing it to strike a utility pole. He was killed in the accident. Officer Newman is survived by his wife and four-year-old son.
District Administrator Debra K. Collins, 55
Missouri Department of Corrections
March 4, 2011 – Administrator Debra K. Collins was killed in an automobile crash when her vehicle left the highway and overturned. She is survived by her husband and two sons.
Deputy Marshal John Perry, 48
United States Marshals – Missouri
March 8, 2011 – Deputy Marshal John Perry was shot and killed while serving a felony warrant on a suspect for assault on an officer. During the exchange of gunfire, a second marshal and a St. Louis police officer were also shot, but survived. The suspect was killed.
Officer Jay Sheridan, 27
Limon Colorado Police Department
March 9, 2011 – Officer Jay Sherman was shot and killed while serving a fugitive arrest warrant. As he and other officers entered the suspect’s mobile home, the suspect began firing, fatally wounding Officer Sheridan. The remaining officers called for SWAT assistance and later found the suspect dead from a self-inflicted gun shot wound. Officer Sheridan is survived by his wife and child.