Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers



Special Investigator Diane DiGiacomo, 51

American Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty, Humane Law Enforcement

November 20, 2015 – Special Investigator Diane DiGiacomo died as a result of cancer caused by exposure to toxic substances while conducting search and rescue operations at the World Trade Center after September 11, 2001. She is survived by her son, sister, and brother.


Officer Ryan P. Copeland, 33

McFarland Wisconsin Police Department

November 23, 2015 – Officer Ryan McFarland was killed in a car crash shortly after beginning his shift. The second vehicle crossed the center line, striking Officer McFarland’s patrol car head-on. He died at the scene.