The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Deputy Sheriff Sherri Jones, 54
Bowie County Texas Sheriff’s Department
April 18, 2011 – Deputy Sherri Jones was shot and killed by a prisoner as she prepared to take him from court to a state corrections facility. The suspect, upset over his court hearing, began arguing with the deputy in the courthouse basement. Then he became combative, took her weapon, and shot her once in the head. She had served part time with the sheriff’s office for six years.
Public Safety Officer Eric Zapata, 35
Kalamazoo Michigan Department of Public Safety
April 18, 2011 – Officer Eric Zapata responded to reports of a shots fired call where the suspect had already exchanged gunfire with a police officer. Officer Zapata confronted the fleeing suspect in an alley. More gunfire was exchanged and Officer Zapata was shot in the head and chest.