The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Deputy Sheriff Barbara Pill, 53
Brevard County Florida Sheriff’s Office
March 6, 2012 – Deputy Sheriff Barbara Pill was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle that was wanted in connection with stolen property. She attempted to make contact with the driver, ordering him out of the car, when he opened fire. Deputy Pill was struck by several rounds. The male driver and female passenger were later apprehended and charged with murder.
Deputy Pill is survived by her husband, two sons, and a grandchild.
Corrections Officer Britney Meux, 25
Lake County Indiana Sheriff’s Department
March 6, 2012 – Corrections Officer Britney Meux was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while jogging around the perimeter of the jail with three other officers. All four were struck by the vehicle, but Officer Meux was killed instantly. The other three officers were hospitalized. The driver fled the scene and is still at large.
Officer Meux is survived by her daughter.