Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen
The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Officer J. Christopher Kilcullen
Eugene Oregon Police Department
April 22, 2011 – After a high-speed pursuit, Officer Kilcullen was shot and killed by the female driver as he approached her car. The woman originally fled because Officer Kilcullen had attempted to stop her for running a red light. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Deputy Sheriff Clifton Taylor, 31
Johnson County Texas Sheriff’s Office
April 23, 2011 – Deputy Clifton Taylor was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, police began a search of the property, attempting to locate the male suspect. Deputy Taylor was shot when he opened the door to a storage shed. He is survived by his fiancee, parents, and siblings.
Officer Daryl Hall, 34
St. Louis Missouri Police Department
April 24, 2011 – Officer Daryl Hall was shot three times during an exchange of gunfire with two men outside a nightclub. He was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. One of the suspects also died from gunshot wounds.
Good news: Officer Cain only suffered ‘minor injuries’.
My younger brother and his family are neighbors of Officer J. Christopher Kilcullen’s parents, so this tragedy has hit them particularly hard.
Today’s Lexington Herald-Leader has a story on the one-year anniversary of the death of officer Bryan Durman:
PLUS: A Lexington police officer was injured today while in pursuit of men wanted in multiple shootings.