Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen
The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of the officers who sacrificed everything to keep us safe.
Officer Colvin Georges
Virgin Islands Police Department
September 29, 2012 – Officer Colvin Georges succumbed to gunshot wounds he’d received four-months earlier, when he and another officer approached a group of men in an area where a shooting had occurred. One of the men opened fire on the two officers as they walked up. Officer Georges and his partner then engaged in a shootout with the men. During the gunfire Officer Georges received a severe gunshot wound that left him paralyzed from the neck down, and in critical condition, until his death last Monday.
Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie, 30
Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection
October 2, 2012 – Agent Nicholas Ivie was shot and killed when he and two other agents were ambushed while investigating a ground sensor that had been activated in rough terrain near Bisbee, Arizona. He is survived by his wife and children.
Trooper First Class Blake T. Coble, 48
Pennsylvania State Police
October 4, 2012 – Trooper Blake T. Coble was killed when a tractor trailer traveling at a high rate of speed, ran a stop sign at an intersection, striking the trooper’s patrol car. He is survived by his wife and two children.
*91 officers have died in the line of duty in 2012.