The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Probation-Parole Officer Jeffrey McCoy, 32
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
May 18, 2012 – Officer Jeffrey McCoy was making an unannounced visit to the home of one of his clients, when he was shot and killed. The man who shot him—the roommate of his client—answered the door and immediately attacked Officer McCoy. The attacker managed to take away the officer’s weapon, using it to shoot McCoy in the head. The suspect fired several shots into the air and then ran back inside the house. When the police arrived, the suspect began firing at them too. He was later arrested.
Officer McCoy is survived by his wife and two children.
Officer Justin Maples, 35
Cleveland Tennessee Police Department
May 20, 2012 – Officer Justin Maples was killed when his patrol left the highway and struck a telephone pole. He is survived by his wife and three sons.
*So far this year, 39 officers have died in the line of duty.