Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers



Officer Tim Bracken, 38

Shelby North Carolina Police Department

September 12, 2016 – Officer Tim Bracken was shot multiple times while searching for a suspect who was wanted for weapons and drug charges, kidnapping and armed robbery . Officer Bracken died as a result of his injuries. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


Master Deputy Brandon Collins, 45

Johnson County Kansas Sheriff’s Office

September 11, 2017 – Master Deputy Brandon Collins was killed during a traffic stop when a truck struck his patrol car from behind, causing it to burst into flames. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.


Trooper Kenneth Velez, 48

Ohio State Highway Patrol

September 15, 2017 – Trooper Kenneth Valez was killed when a vehicle struck him during a traffic stop. He is survived by his wife and three children.


Officer Robert Aaron Barker, 26

McCrory Arkansas Police Department

September  15, 2016 – Officer Robert Aaron McCrory was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to assist sheriff’s deputies.