Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers


You gave your all to protect and serve us, and for that we are eternally grateful.

Deputy Sheriff Jeff Watson, 41

St. Charles Parish Louisiana Sheriff’s Office

August 4, 2013 – Deputy Jeff Watson was killed in an automobile crash while responding to an officer-needs-assistance call. The crash occurred when a vehicle attempted to make a left-hand turn in front of Deputy Watson as he approached an intersection with his emergency lights and siren activated.

Corporal Mike Wilson, 42

Charlotte County Florida Sheriff’s Office

April 5, 2013 – Corporal Mike Wilson was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute. As Deputy Wilson walked up the steps to the apartment, the suspect opened fire from an upper floor, striking the deputy in his chest just above his vest.

Deputy Wilson is survived by his wife and three kids.

Officer Rodney R. Thomas, 52

New Orleans Louisiana Police Department

July 7, 2013 – Officer Rodney R. Thomas was on his way home after his shift when he was involved in a minor traffic accident. He was in uniform and had put on his reflective vest before approaching the other vehicle to check the passengers.

A vehicle driving recklessly entered the crash scene, and as Officer Thomas signaled to the driver, he was struck and dragged for a short distance before the car sped away. Officer Thomas died at the scene.

He is survived by his wife and two children.