Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers


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Officer Toure Heywood

Georgia State University Police Department

May 28, 2015 – Officer Toure Heywood died as a result of injuries received 12-years earlier when, while conducting a traffic stop, he was struck by a vehicle. His health had been in decline and he passed away during organ transplant surgery to replace his damaged stomach, liver, upper and lower bowel, and pancreas.

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Trooper Taylor Thyfault, 21

Colorado State Patrol

May 23, 2015 – Trooper Taylor Thyfault and his training officer were placing stop sticks in the roadway to disable a vehicle that was fleeing from other police officers. The vehicle swerved to avoid the sticks and struck Trooper Thyfault, killing him. His training officer was critically injured.

Trooper Thyfault was posthumously promoted to trooper from the rank of cadet. He’d been with the State Patrol for only a few weeks. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

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Trooper Anthony Raspa, 25

New Jersey State Police

May 30, 2015 – Trooper Anthony Raspa was killed in a vehicle crash when his patrol car struck a deer on I-95.