Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers



Officer Jason Moszer, 33

Fargo North Dakota Police Department

February 11, 2016 – Officer Jason Moszer was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call. The suspect was armed with multiple rifles and had called and told dispatchers he planned to shoot police officers.

Officer Moszer is survived by his wife and two children.


Major Greg “Lem” Barney

Riverdale Georgia Police Department

Major Greg Barney was shot and killed while providing perimeter support for officers serving a warrant at an apartment complex. The suspect ran and encountered the major while attempting to avoid arrest. He shot Major Barney twice and then continued to flee.

Major Barney is survived by his wife and children.


Senior Deputy Patrick Daily

Hartford County Maryland Sheriff’s Office

February 10, 2016 – Senior Deputy Patrick Daily, a 30-year veteran, was shot and killed when he approached a wanted suspect who was seated at a table in a local restaurant.

Deputy Daily is survived by his mother and two children.


Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon

Hartford County Maryland Sheriff’s Office

February 10, 2016 – Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon was shot and killed after responding to reports of a wanted suspect inside a local restaurant. The suspect had already shot and killed Deputy Patrick Daily and was seated in his car when Deputy Logsdon and other deputies located him. The suspect immediately opened fire, striking Deputy Logsdon, who managed to return fire along with the other deputies on the scene. The suspect was killed during the exchange of gunfire.

Deputy Logsdon is survived by his wife, three children, and parents.


Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer, 40

Mesa County Colorado Sheriff’s Office

February 10, 2016 – Deputy Derek Geer succumbed to gunshot wounds received while attempting to detain an armed juvenile. Deputy Geer deployed his Taser, but the juvenile managed to pull a gun and open fire, striking the deputy several times, including in the face. The juvenile suspect fled the scene but was found hiding in a nearby backyard.

Deputy Geer is survived by his wife and two children.


Deputy Sheriff Scott Ballantyne, 52

Tulare County California Sheriff’s Office

February 10, 2016 – Deputy Scott Ballantyne was killed in an airplane crash while assisting deputies on the ground as they searched for an armed suspect.

He is survived by his mother and sister.


Detective Sergeant Jason Gooddard, 39

Seaside Oregon Police Department

February 5, 2016 – Sergeant Jason Goddard was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to serve a warrant. The officers deployed a Taser but the man was still able to produce a handgun and shoot Sergeant Goddard three times. The other officer on the scene returned fire, killed the suspect.

Sergeant Goddard is survived by his wife and two daughters.


Note – Other officers were shot and wounded this week, including a Savannah, Ga. officer, a Turner County, Ga. deputy, and an Ashburn, Ga. officer. Fortunately they survived.


An off-duty Richmond, Ca. homicide and property crimes police investigator, Augustine “Gus” Vegas, 58, was shot and killed yesterday, in his home.


Augustine “Gus” Vegas, 58

Officer deaths by gunfire are up 700% compared to this time last year.