The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of the officers who sacrificed everything to keep us safe.
Detective Randall “Shane” Thomas, 47
Henderson County North Carolina Sheriff’s Office
December 28, 2012 – Detective Shane Thomas succumbed to injuries received in 2009 while participating in a mounted patrol training exercise. During the training, his horse reared and then fell on top of him, breaking his neck. His injuries rendered him a quadriplegic, however, with the assistance of voice-activated technology he was able to return to work entering computer data entry and other similar tasks. Detective Thomas worked at the sheriff’s office until complications from the accident finally took his life.
Officer Edrees Mukhtar, 28
San Antonio Texas Police Department
December 29, 2012 – Officer Edrees Mukhtar succumbed to injuries received three weeks earlier when his patrol car collided with an oncoming vehicle.
Officer Chris Yung, 35
Prince William County Virginia Police Department
December 31, 2012 – Officer Chris Yung was killed in a motorcycle crash while responding to an accident scene. He is survived by his wife and three children.