The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Deputy Sheriff Bryan Sleeper, 39
Burleigh County North Dakota Sheriff’s Department
September 28, 2011 – Deputy Bryan Sleeper suffered a fatal heart attack while assisting another deputy arrest a combative subject.
Trooper Mark Toney, 43
Iowa State Patrol
September 20, 2011 – Trooper Mark Toney was killed in an automobile crash while responding to an emergency. His patrol car left the roadway and overturned several times before bursting into flames. He is survived by his two sons and parents.
Deputy Sheriff Derrick Whittle, 39
Union County Georgia Sheriff’s Office
September 18, 2011 – Deputy Sheriff Derrick Whittle was responding to a domestic disturbance when his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree. He succumbed to his injuries a few days later. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Lieutenant Joseph Szczerba, 44
New Castle County Delaware Police Department
September 16, 2011 – After a short foot chase, Lt. Szczerba caught a wanted suspect. While attempting to arrest the man, he was stabbed in the neck and later succumbed to his wounds. Lieutenant Szczerba is survived by his wife and family.