Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers

Police Officer Omar J. Edwards, 25

New York City Department

Officer Omar Edwards was shot and killed by fellow police officers who mistook him for a fleeing felon. Officer Edwards had been in plainclothes, chasing a criminal suspect when the officers opened fire, killing him.

Police Officer David Loeffler, 36

Minneapolis Police Department

Officer Loeffler was struck by a drunk driver in 1997. He succumbed to his injuries on May 29, 2009.

Master Sergeant Steven Hood, 50

Mississippi Highway Patrol

Master Sergeant Hood was killed in an automobile accident on May 29, 2009. The suspect he’d been pursuing was charged with manslaughter.

Police Officer Alejandro Valadez, 27

Chicago Police Department

Officer Valadez was shot and killed on June 1, 2009, while questioning two criminal suspects.

Lieutenant Greg Jonas, 58

Centreville Illinois Police Department

Lieutenant Jonas was shot and killed on June 2, 2009, while questioning a suspect.

Officer Brandon Sigler, 26

Mobile Alabama Police Department

Officer Sigler was shot and killed on June 2, 2009, while investigating a disorderly conduct complaint.

Thanks to ODMP