Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen
You gave your all to protect and serve us, and for that we are eternally grateful.
Master Sergeant John Collum, 56
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
May 9, 2014 – Master Sergeant John Collum was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating a prowler.
Officer Michael Petrina, 25
Metro Nashville Tennessee Police Department
May 10, 2014 – Officer Michael Petrina was struck and killed by a motor home while he was at the scene of a previous vehicle crash.
Detective Charles Dinwiddie
Killeen Texas Police Department
May 11, 2014 – Detective Charles Dinwiddie died as a result of gunshot wounds to his face while serving a narcotics search warrant. Three other officers were wounded during the gunfire.
Patrolman Stephen Arkell, 48
Brentwood New Hampshire Police Department
May 12, 2014 – Patrolman Stephen Arkell was shot and killed while entering a home with other officers in response to a domestic dispute. Shortly afterward, a massive explosion and fire destroyed the home.
Patrolman Arkell is survived by his wife and two daughters.
*Police officer line of duty deaths are 5% higher than at this time last year.