Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers


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Motor Officer Michael Kern, 43

Olathe Kansas Police Department

January 20, 2015 – Motor Officer Michael Kern suffered a fatal heart attack while preparing to escort President Obama’s motorcade. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and son.

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Sergeant Charles Kerry Mitchum, 53

Loxley Alabama Police Department

January 26, 2015 – Sergeant Charles Kerry Mitchum was killed in a vehicle crash when his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree.

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Patrolman Roger O’Dell, 47

Town Creek Alabama Police Department

January 28, 2015 – Patrolman Roger O’Dell suffered a fatal heart attack after arresting two juveniles who’d escaped from a detention facility. After placing the two inside his patrol car Patrolman O’Dell collapsed. One of the juveniles managed to crawl through the opening in the partition and used the police radio to call for help.

Patrolman O’Dell is survived by his wife and four children.