The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of the brave officers who lost their lives while working to keep us safe.
Officer Keith Lawrence, 27
University of Southern California Public Safety Department
February 3, 2013 – Officer Keith Lawrence and his fiancee Monica Quan were shot and killed as they pulled into the parking lot of their apartment complex. They were each shot multiple times by a former police officer who went on a killing rampage as revenge for being fired from the LAPD several years earlier. Quan’s father had represented the killer during his review hearing prior to his dismissal.
Officer Josh Lynaugh, 30
St. Paul Minnesota Police Department
February 16, 2013 – Officer Josh Lynaugh suffered a fatal heart attack while in foot pursuit of a criminal suspect. Officer Lynaugh managed to capture, handcuff, and place the suspect in his patrol car before being transported to the hospital where he eventually passed away.