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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.