Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen
You gave your all to protect and serve us, and for that we are eternally grateful.
Chief of Police Michael Pimentel, 63
Elmendorf Texas Police Department
August 23, 2014 – Chief Michael Pimentel was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop. There was a brief struggle with a suspect and the chief was shot numerous times.
Agent Geniel Amaro-Fantauzzi, 35
Puerto Rico Police Department
August 25, 2014 – Agent Geniel Amaro-Fantauzzi was shot and killed while conducting an investigation at an apartment complex. Another agent was also wounded during the gunfire.
Constable Cleve Johnson, 57
Titus County Texas Constable’s Office – Precinct 2
August 28, 2014 – Constable Cleve Johnson was killed in an automobile crash when his patrol car left the highway and struck a culvert. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and two grandchildren.
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*Officer deaths by gunfire are up 45% this year.