The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of each of these brave officers.
Sheriff James “Dee” D. Stewart, 63
Spalding County Georgia Sheriff’s Department
July 3, 2011 – Sheriff James “Dee” D. Stewart was killed when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle. Ironically, the other vehicle was driven by Sheriff Stewart’s grandson, a Spalding County Deputy who was off-duty at the time of the crash.
Deputy Sheriff John Mecklenburg
Hernando County Florida Sheriff’s Office
July 3, 2011 – Deputy Sheriff John Mecklenburg was killed in an automobile crash while involved in a high-speed pursuit. He is survived by his wife and two young children.
Patrolman II Timothy Warren
Memphis Tennessee Police Department
July 3, 2011 – Patrolman Timothy Warren was shot and killed after responding to a domestic dispute and shooting at a local hotel. Patrolman Warren was searching for the suspect in a stairwell when the man opened a door and and began firing his weapon, shooting the officer in the head. Patrolman Warren is survived by his wife and two children.
Officer Elieser “Eli” Colonroche, 55
Sanford North Carolina Police Department
July 5, 2011 – Officer Eli Colonroche succumbed to injuries he received while descending a four-story rappelling tower during a training exercise. He is survived by his wife and three sons.