You gave your all to protect and serve us, and for that we are eternally grateful.
Officer Sean Collier, 26
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department
April 18, 2013 – Officer Sean Collier was shot and killed during a manhunt for the two men suspected in the recent Boston Marathon bombings. Officer Collier was found in his police vehicle, shot multiple times. It is believed his killers are the two bombers who, after shooting Officer Collier, carjacked a nearby vehicle and then led police on a short pursuit and subsequent shootout. The older brother was killed in the gun battle. At the time of this posting, the younger brother is still at large.
Officer Donald Bishop, 32
Brookfield Wisconsin Police Department
April 12, 2013 – Officer Donal Bishop suffered a fatal heart attack while responding to a burglary call. Fellow officers attempted CPR but their efforts were unsuccessful.
Assistant Warden Peggy Sylvester, 50
Opelousas Louisiana Police Department
April 14, 2013 – Assistant Warden Peggy Sylvester was killed in an automobile crash while traveling in her department vehicle. She is survived by her two daughters, a son, and her parents.