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 Allen Kay, 60

DeKalb County Alabama Sheriff’s Office

October 19, 2013 -Deputy Allen Kay suffered a fatal heart attack after arresting two suspects who were found possessing an illegal firearm at the Talledaga racetrack. Deputy Kay leaves behind his wife, two daughters, and four grandchildren.

Acting Police Chief Nicholas Colabufo, 52

Hawthorne Park Illinois District Police Department

October 20, 2013 – Acting Police Chief Nick Colabufo collapsed while dealing with a disturbance call. He died a short time later. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

Officer Robert Bingaman, 37

Asheville North Carolina Police Department

October 29, 2013 – Officer Robert Bingaman died after his patrol car ran off a bridge. He is survived by his wife and three stepdaughters.

Officer Casey Kohlmeier, 29

Pontiac Illinois Police Department

October 30, 2013 – Officer Casey Kohlmeier and his canine partner, Draco, were parked in a highway median turnaround when another vehicle left the roadway and struck the patrol car. Both Officer Kohlmeier and Draco were killed in the crash.

Officer Kohlmeier is survived by his parents.