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.