Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers



Sergeant Kenneth Steil, 46

Detroit Michigan Police Department

September 17, 2016 – On September 12th, Sergeant Kenneth Steil was in a foot pursuit of a fleeing carjacking suspect who turned and fired a sawed-off shotgun, wounding  Sergeant Steil in the upper torso. He succumbed to his wounds five days later.

Sergeant Steil is survived by his wife and two young sons.


Correctional Officer Kenneth Bettis, 44

Alabama Department of Corrections

September 16, 2017 – On September 1st, Officer Kenneth Bettis was attacked and stabbed by an inmate after he denied the prisoner an extra food tray. Officer Bettis was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his wounds fifteen days later.


Sergeant Kerry Winters, 51

Ulster County New York Sheriff’s Office

September 22, 2016 – Sergeant Kerry Winters drowned during a training exercise with the department’s In-Water Rescue Team. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


Officer Jason Gallero, 45

Cook County Illinois Sheriff’s Department

September 15, 2016 – Officer Jason Gallero, a police academy instructor, suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a morning run with cadets and other instructors. He is survived by his daughter.