The Graveyard Shift offers our condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Officer Bryan Mitchell Hebert, 36
Beaumont Texas Police Department
July 8, 2011 – Officer Bryan Hebert was killed when his patrol car was intentionally struck by another vehicle during a pursuit. He is survived by his parents.
Sergeant Steven Kenner, 57
Bismarck North Dakota Police Department
July 8, 2011 – Sergeant Steven Kenner was shot and killed after responding to the scene of a domestic disturbance involving a man who’d threatened a woman with a knife. When Sgt. Kenner and other officers found the suspect sitting in his van and asked him to show his hands, he immediately began firing his weapon.
Sgt. Kenner is survived by his wife and three children.
Officer Ryan Stringer, 26
Alhambra California Police Department
July 10, 2011 – Officer Ryan Stringer was killed in an automobile crash when his patrol car collided with another patrol car while responding to a robbery-in-progress call.
Officer Brent Long, 34
Terre Haute Indiana Police Department
July 11, 2011 – Officer Brent Long was shot and killed as he and other officers served a felony warrant in the home of a wanted suspect. Officer Long and his canine, Shadow, entered the home and proceeded down a hallway when the suspect opened fire, striking both Officer Long and Shadow. Officer Long was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. Shadow was treated for gunshot wounds and is expected to survive.
Deputy Sheriff Roger Rice, 29
Laurens County South Carolina Sheriff’s Office
July 14, 2011 – Deputy Sheriff Roger Rice was shot and killed as he and other deputies searched for a suspect who’d just murdered his girlfriend. As the team attempted to place the suspect in custody he opened fire, striking Deputy Rice.
Deputy Rice is survived by his wife and two children.
* 99 line of duty deaths so far this year. 41 by gunfire.