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.

Deputy Sheriff William Coleman, 50

Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff’s Office

January 8, 2012 – Deputy Bill Coleman was shot and killed after responding to a burglary call at a local business. When he arrived at the location of the call he observed a minivan in the parking lot. Deputy Coleman tapped on the window of the vehicle with his flashlight, checking to see if anyone was inside. Instantly, a suspect, former marine reservist Drew Maras, emerged from beneath a blanket and began firing a rifle. Another deputy then shot and killed Maras.

Officers later learned that Maras had killed a couple, James Johnson and Carol Raynsford, both 63, a week earlier.

Maras was fascinated with UFOs and deeply about government coverups and an apocalyptic event he felt was slated for Dec. 21, 2012. He’d expressed those concerns on a local radio show, stating, “There is a very good reason why UFO and UFO activity has spiked in recent years. It’s because Mother Earth herself is in trouble. She is about to have a temper tantrum. Something has stirred the hive and that something is the once-every-25,800-year great galactic alignment set to commence on December 21, 2012, otherwise known as the end of time as we know it.”

Sheriff Joe Arpaio had this to say regarding the shooting death of his deputy, Bill Coleman. “There seems to be a war on cops across the nation, and here in Arizona.”

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Deputy Coleman died one week shy of his 51’st birthday. He leaves behind his wife and four children.

Detective Andrew F. Faggio, 46

New Haven Connecticut Police Department

January 11, 2012- Detective Andrew Faggio was killed in an automobile crash while on his way to a stakeout at 4am. He swerved to avoid an oncoming car that had drifted into his lane, lost control of his police vehicle and struck at tree. He leaves behind his wife and two children.