Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Deputy Sheriff Aaron Roberts, 35

Greene County Missouri Sheriff’s Office

September 7, 2018 – After responding to a 911 call, Deputy Aaron Roberts’ patrol car was swept off the roadway by rapidly moving floodwaters. Rescuers later discovered the vehicle several yards downstream and recovered his body from inside. He is survived by his wife, 7-year-old daughter, and his parents.



Officer Kirt R. Ricks, III, 24

Montgomery Louisiana Police Department

September 7, 2018 – Officer Kirt Ricks was killed in a head-on vehicle crash. The driver of the other vehicle was also killed.




Officer David A. Tinsley, 50

Fort Wayne Indiana Police Department

September 10, 2018 – Officer David Tinsley suffered a fatal heart attack after assisting with a canine track of a wanted suspect who’d crashed his car during a pursuit and then fled on foot. Officer Tinsely helped capture the suspect and was returning to his patrol car when he collapsed. Resuscitation efforts at the scene were not successful.