Officer Jonathan M. DeGuzman, 43
San Diego California Police Department
July 28, 2016 – Officer Jonathan DeGuzman was killed—shot five times—after he and his partner approached a suspicious subject. Officer Guzman’s partner was also wounded during the gunfire, but survived.
Officer DeGuzman is survived by his wife and two children.
Sergeant Shawn Miller, 47
West Des Moines Iowa Police Department
August 3, 2016 – Sergeant Shawn Miller was killed in a motorcycle crash when a car turned in front of him at an intersection. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Officer Justin Scherlen, 39
Amarillo Texas Police Department
August 4, 2016 – Officer Justin Scherlen died as a result of injuries sustained in a head-on collision. He is survived by his wife and four children.
Special Agent De’Greaun Frazier, 35
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
August 9, 2016 – Special Agent De’Greaun Frazier was killed when he was shot in the back during an undercover narcotics operation. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Corporal Bill Cooper, 65
Sebastian County Arkansas Sheriff’s Office
August 10, 2016 – Corporal Bill Cooper was shot and killed while responding to a domestic call. The shooter opened fire, with a rifle, as the officers approached the residence. The chief of the Hackett Police Department was also wounded during the gunfire, as was a police K-9. They both survived.
Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez, 37
U.S. Department of Homeland Security—Customs and Border Protection
August 11, 2011 – Agent Manuel Alvarez was killed in a motorcycle crash while patrolling rugged terrain on the Tohono O’Odham Nation Reservation. He is survived by his wife and four children.
Officer Jose Chavez, 33
Hatch New Mexico Police Department
August 12, 2016 – Officer Jose Chavez was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop. The two shooters were wanted for murder in Ohio. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Officer Timothy Keven Smith, 30
Eastman Georgia Police Department
August 13, 2016 – Officer Timothy Kevin Smith was shot and killed while responding to a “man with a gun” call. The suspect opened fire the moment Officer Smith approached.
Officer Smith is survived by his three children, two stepchildren, parents, fiancee, and three siblings.
Officer Shannon Brown, 40
Fenton Louisiana Police Department
August 13, 2016 – Officer Shannon Brown died as a result of injuries he sustained when a vehicle struck his patrol car during a traffic stop. He was seated inside his car writing a traffic summons when the crash occurred.
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