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.

Detective R. Shane Wilson, 27

Doraville Georgia Police Department

November 14, 2011 – As a SWAT team member, Detective Shane Wilson was responding to a home invasion when his vehicle was struck head-on by a drunk driver. The detective died at the scene.

Detective Wilson is survived by his wife, 8-year-old-son, and parents.

Funeral procession for Detective Wilson led by police motorcycles.

A riderless horse followed the horse-drawn caisson carrying the casket of Detective Wilson (Rockdale Citizen images).

Officer James Capoot, 43

Vallejo California Police Department

November 17, 2011 – During a high-speed pursuit of a bank robbery suspect, Officer Capoot executed a PIT maneuver, disabling the target vehicle. The suspect then ran behind a group of houses. When Officer Capoot rounded the corner of a residence the suspect shot him multiple times.

Officer Capoot is survived by his wife and three daughters.

The scene immediately after the shooting.

Seattle PI images


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