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.

Agent Carlos Rivera-Vega, 32

Puerto Rico Police Department

January 21, 2014 – Agent Carlos Rivera-Vega succumbed to gunshots wounds he received while conducting an investigation.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

Detective Sergeant Tom Smith, 42

Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department – California

January 21, 2014 – Detective Sergeant Tommy Smith was accidentally shot and killed by another officer after making a forced entry into an apartment. The two detectives were at the residence to serve a search warrant for stolen property and to conduct a probation check. Smith was wearing his vest at the time of the shooting. However, the round struck an area of his chest not covered by the protective gear.

Detective Smith is survived by his wife, also an officer with the department, and their six-year-old daughter.