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.

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Police Officer II Roberto C. Sanchez, 32

Los Angeles California Police Department

May 3, 2014 – Officer Roberto Sanchez was killed when an SUV struck his patrol car. The driver of the SUV then fled on foot. He was later apprehended by officers.

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Trooper Chelsea Richard, 30

Florida Highway Patrol

May 3, 2014 – As part of an investigation at the scene of a vehicle crash, Trooper Chelsea Richard was standing on the shoulder of the roadway, speaking with a tow truck driver and a family member of the crash victim. During the conversation a pickup pulling a trailer left the highway, striking Trooper Richard and the tow truck driver, killing them both. Trooper Richard is survived by her 4-year-old son, parents, and grandparents.

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Officer Noel Lee Hawk, 52

Eatonton Georgia Police Department

May 4, 2014 – Officer Noel Hawk suffered a fatal heart attack after breaking up a large fight. He is survived by his five children, parents, and a brother.