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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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.

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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.

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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.