Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers




Deputy Chief John P. McKee, 49

City University, New York City Department of Public Safety

September 12, 2015 – Deputy Chief John P. McKee died of cancer he developed as a result of assisting with search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center on 9-11-2001.

He is survived by his wife.


Deputy Sheriff  Steven “Brett” Hawkins, 34

Harrison County Missouri Sheriff’s Office

September 13, 2015 – Deputy Sheriff Brett Hawkins suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to an emergency situation.

He is survived my his wife, four children, mother, and three siblings.


Deputy Sheriff Dwight Darwin Maness, 47

McHenry County Illinois Sheriff’s Office

September 14, 2015 – Deputy Dwight Darwin Maness died as a result of gunshots wounds received eleven months earlier during an ambush attack. He’d responded to a domestic disturbance call, but upon arrival the caller stated there was no trouble and invited the deputies inside the home. It was at that time the suspect opened fire with an AR-15 rifle.

Deputy Maness is survived by his wife, son, stepchildren, mother, four siblings, grandmother, and  stepmother.


Deputy Sheriff Richard Allen Hall, 45

Chatham County Georgia Sheriff’s Office

September 16, 2015 – Deputy Richard Allen Hall was killed in a vehicle crash. He was making a U-turn when a pickup struck his department vehicle.


Sergeant Eric Meier, 51

Crawford New York Police Department

September 17, 2015 – Sergeant Meier suffered a fatal heart attack while searching remote and rugged terrain for a marijuana grow operation.

He is survived by his wife and two children.