The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Special Agent Daniel Lee Knapp, 43
Federal Bureau of Investigation
December 29, 2011 – Agent Daniel Knapp died while attempting to rescue a drowning 18-year-old swimmer.
Officer Shawn Schneider
Lake City Minnesota Police Department
December 30, 2011 – Officer Shawn Schneider was shot in the head after responding to a domestic disturbance. Officer Schneider leaves behind his wife and three young children.
Special Agent John Capano, 51
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
December 31, 2011 – Agent Capano was killed while attempting to stop a robbery-in-progress. He was off-duty and in plainclothes at the time, and was shot by a retired Nassau County police officer who mistook the agent as one of the robbers. Agent Capano is the first ATF agent to be killed by gunfire since the 1993 Waco, Texas raid. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Sergeant Abimael Castro-Berrocales, 40
Puerto Rico Police Department
January 1, 2012 – Sergeant Abimael Castro-Berrocales was shot twice in the face while conducting a traffic stop. He leaves behind his wife and three sons.
Park Ranger Margaret Anderson, 34
United States Department of the Interior – National Park Service
January 1, 2012 – Ranger Margaret Anderson was shot and killed while attempting to stop a fleeing suspect. The suspect, who was wanted for an earlier shooting where four people were wounded, shot Ranger Anderson before she had a chance to exit her patrol vehicle. She leaves behind her husband and two young children.
Officer Jared Francom
Ogden Utah Police Department
January 4, 2012 – Officer Jared Francom was shot and killed while serving a drug-related warrant. Five other members of the entry team were wounded during an exchange of gunfire with the suspect. Officer Francom leaves behind his wife and two young children.