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.

Corrections Officer Craig A. Orrell, 50

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

May 12, 2011 – Corrections Officer Craig Orrell suffered a fatal heart attack during an annual physical fitness test. Prior to corrections, Officer Orrell served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his parents, his daughter and son, a brother and sister, and several nieces and nephews.

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70 officers have died in the line of duty so far this year – an average of 14 deaths per month.

31 of those officers were shot to death.