Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers



Officer Collin Rose, 29

Wayne State University Police Department, Michigan

November 23, 2016 – Officer Collin Rose died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head sustained the previous day. He’d made contact with a suspicious suspect and was attempting to detain him when the man pulled out a gun and fired.


Trooper Eric Ellsworth, 32

Utah Highway Patrol

November 22, 2016 – On November 18, 2016, Trooper Eric Ellsworth was at the scene of a downed power line where he attempted to warn a semi truck to prevent it from striking the live wire. As he stepped into the roadway to signal the truck driver, he was struck from behind by a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. Trooper Ellsworth succumbed to his injuries four days later. He is survived by his wife, four sons, and his parents.


Deputy Sheriff Eric Oliver, 32

Nassau County Florida Sheriff’s Office

November 22, 2016 – Deputy Eric Oliver was struck and killed by a vehicle while involved in a foot pursuit. He is survived by his wife and six-year-old daughter.


Detective Benjamin Edward Marconi, 50

San Antonio Texas Police Department

November 20, 2016 – Detective Benjamin Edward Marconi was killed by ambush while conducting a traffic stop. He was sitting inside his patrol car writing a summons when a suspect walked up to the passenger side window and shot him once in the head. The man then leaned inside the car and shot him again.

Detective Marconi is survived by his two children.


Deputy Commander Patrick Carothers, 53

United States Marshals Service

November 18, 2016 – Deputy Commander Patrick Carothers was shot and killed as he and members of a task force attempted to serve a warrant on a man who was wanted for attempted murder of police officers, domestic violence, and weapons violations.

Deputy Commander Carothers is survived by his wife and five children.


Border Patrol Agent David Gomez, 44

Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection

November 16, 2016 – Agent David Gomez suffered a fatal heart attack while on bike patrol in Texas. He is survived by his wife, three children, parents, and two brothers.


Assistant Commander Kenneth Joseph Starrs, 66

South Texas Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force

November 16, 2016 – Assistant Commander Kenneth Starrs was killed when his department vehicle was struck by a Union Pacific freight train.

He is survived by his wife, daughter, two grandchildren, and sister.