Officer Mason Samborski, 28
Oak Park Michigan Police Department
Officer Samborski was shot and killed on December 28, 2008, during a post-traffic stop investigation. The car was driven by a juvenile who fought with the officer, took his service weapon, and fatally shot him.
Officer Samborski leaves behind a wife and child.
– Thanks to ODMP
* 140 police officers died in the line of duty in 2008. That’s more than the total number of officers in the entire Hamilton, Ohio Police Department. Hamilton is a city of over 60,000 people.