The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Master Patrolman Jefferson Taylor, 31
Riverside Missouri Police Division
June 3, 2011 – Master Patrolman Jefferson Taylor was struck by lightning on May 31, 2011 while assisting with tornado disaster response in Joplin, Missouri. He succumbed to his injuries on June 3.
Deputy Sheriff Kurt Wyman, 24
Oneida County New York Sheriff’s Office
June 7, 2011 – Deputy Sheriff Kurt Wyman was shot and killed during a standoff following a domestic disturbance. After receiving the news of his death, Deputy Wyman’s wife went into labor and gave birth to his daughter.
Deputy Sheriff Keith Bellar
Dickson County Tennessee Sheriff’s Department
June 7, 2011 – An estranged husband was following his ex-wife, a 911 dispatcher who’d just gone off duty, when he ran her car off the road. Deputy Keith Bellar was traveling behind the pair and witnessed the crash. When he stopped to assist, the ex-husband opened fire on him, striking Deputy Bellar in the head. Deputy Bellar succumbed to his wounds the following day. He is survived by his wife and 6-month-old son.
Investigator Warren “Sneak” Lewis, 31
Nash County North Carolina Sheriff’s Office
June 9, 2011 – Investigator Warren Lewis was shot and killed while serving a murder warrant with the Eastern North Carolina Fugitive Task Force.