Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers

The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of these brave officers.

Captain John Wayne Haddock, 50

Grenada Mississippi Police Department

October 7, 2011 – Captain John Haddock was killed when he was struck by a suspect’s vehicle while deploying spike strips. The car, driven by a burglary suspect and his accomplice, was traveling at 100 mph when it struck the officer.

Captain Haddock is survived by his wife and two sons.

Patrolman Derek Kotecki, 40

Lower Burrell Pennsylvania Police Department

October 12, 2011 – Patrolman Derek Kotecki was shot and killed as he and his canine, Benny,  approached a wanted suspect at a fast food restaurant.


Benny was uninjured during the incident but refused to leave his handler’s side and had to be muzzled. The suspect fled the scene, but was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with other officers.

Patrolman Kotecki is survived by his wife and two children.

Officer Trevor Slot

Walker Michigan Police Department

October 13, 2011 – Officer Trevor Slot was struck and killed by a bank robbery suspect while attempting to deploy stop sticks. While traveling at speeds over 100 mph, the suspects opened fire on the pursuing police units with a shotgun and rifle. It was during this time when their vehicle struck the officer. Officer slot is survived by his wife and family.


1 reply
  1. Ellie
    Ellie says:

    It is so sad to hear about these officers. My condolences go out to their families.

    I also feel bad for Benny – the poor dog. I can picture him standing guard by his fallen comrade, not understanding what has happened. (I also pity the poor cops who had to “remove” him from his handler’s side)

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