Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers


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Patrolman James Bennett, Jr. 45

Housing Authority of New Orleans Police Department

May 24, 2015 – Patrolman James Bennett, Jr. was shot and killed by ambush while seated inside his patrol car during an overtime detail at a construction site.

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Officer Greg “Nigel” Benner, 49

Rio Rancho New Mexico Police Department

May 25, 2015 – Officer Greg “Nigel” Benner was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop. He is survived by his wife, two children, and three stepchildren.

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Sergeant Iris Smith, 53

Mississippi Department of Corrections

May 25, 2015 – Sergeant Iris Smith was killed when the prison van she was driving collided with a tractor trailer. She is survived by her daughter, mother, brother, and grandson.

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Inspector Robert James Bowling, 50

North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau

May, 21, 2015 – Inspector Robert James Bowling was killed in a head-on crash with a cement mixer. He is survived by his wife.

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*Our thoughts and prayers are with the Oklahoma police officer who was shot in the head yesterday during a pursuit of three suspects in an SUV.

The three suspects have been captured after an extensive manhunt. During a search of the suspect vehicle, officers found body armor and assault rifles.