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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Officer Jair Cabrera, 37

Salt River Tribal Police Department

May 24, 2014 – Officer Jair Cabrera was shot and killed while making a traffic stop. The vehicle pulled into a convenience store parking lot where a passenger got out with a high-powered rifle. He used the car as a means to steady the weapon and then fired, striking Officer Cabrera in the head before he had a chance to exit his patrol vehicle.

Officer Cabrera is survived by his parents, a brother, and his girlfriend.

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Border Patrol Agent Alexander Giannini, 25

United States Border Patrol

May 28, 2014 – Agent Alexander Giannini was killed in a car crash when his vehicle collided with another. He is survived by his parents, sister, and fiancee.

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Trooper Christopher Skinner, 42

New York State Police

May 29, 2014 – Trooper Christopher Skinner was conducting a traffic stop on the shoulder of a roadway when a hit and run driver purposely drove from the far left lane over to the right with the alleged intention of hitting and killing the trooper. Police learned this by way of the driver’s own admission after he was later caught on foot attempting to escape capture.

Trooper Skinner is survived by his two children, mother, brother, and fiance.