The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Officer Chad Morimoto
Honolulu Hawaii Police Department
July 23, 2012 – Officer Chad Morimoto was killed in a motorcycle accident during a training exercise.
Officer Matthew Tyner
Colorado Springs Police Department
July 24, 2012 – Officer Matthew Tyner was killed in a motorcycle accident while working a traffic detail.
Deputy Sheriff William Mast, Jr., 23
Watauga County North Carolina Sheriff’s Office
July 26, 2012 – Deputy William Mast, Jr. was shot and killed as he was walking from his patrol car to a mobile home in response to an open-line 911 call. Authorities believe the shooter used the 911 call to ambush Deputy Mast. Another deputy on the scene returned fire, killing the suspect.
Deputy Mast is survived by his expectant wife.
Officer Jose Torres
Westfield Massachusetts Police Department
July 26, 2012 – Officer Jose Torres was directing traffic at a construction site when he was struck by a dump truck. He was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Postal Inspector Preston Boyd Parnell, 46
United States Postal Inspection Service
July 26, 2012 – In 2007, Inspector Preston Parnell was working a joint operation with an FBI special agent when they were involved in an automobile crash. Inspector Parnell never recovered from his injuries and passed away this week.