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