Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers



Deputy Sheriff David F. Michel, Jr., 50

Jefferson Parish Louisiana Sheriff’s Office

June 22, 2016 – Deputy David F. Michel, Jr. was shot and killed during a pedestrian stop. While speaking with the man, the suspect pulled a handgun from his waistband and began firing. Deputy Michel was shot multiple times and the shooter continued to fire at him after he was down.

Deputy Michel is survived by his wife and father.


Sergeant Stacey Allen Baumgartner, 39

Patton Village Texas Police Department

June 19, 2016 – Sergeant Stacey Allen Baumgartner was killed during a pursuit when his patrol car was broadsided by an SUV. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


Officer Zachary Larnerd, 26

Gainesboro Tennessee Police Department

June 15, 2016 – Officer Zachary Larnerd died as a result of injuries he received in a vehicle crash that occurred in January while responding to a domestic call. His patrol car left the highway, went down an embankment, and then struck a tree, pinning him inside.

Officer Larnerd is survived by his father, the chief of the Gainesboro Police Department.