Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers


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.

2 replies
  1. SZ
    SZ says:

    I sure feel bad for Sheriff Stewarts grandson. The report sounds like he tried to avoid the crash when his grandfather was trying to cross a highway.

    RIP all.

  2. MaryQuinn
    MaryQuinn says:

    Lee – I just wanted to let you and your readers know that at least one killer has been brought to justice. Richard Poplawski – who killed the 3 Pittsburgh police officers in April 2009 – was found guilty on all 28 counts brought against him and was sentenced to death.

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