Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen
Officer Garrett Hull, 40
Fort Worth Texas Police Department
September 14, 2018 – Officer Garrett Hull died as a result of a gunshot wound sustained as he and other members of the Criminal Intelligence Unit attempted to apprehend three suspects who’d been involved in fifteen armed robberies. The suspects shot three people during those robberies and had just robbed ten patrons inside a bar at gunpoint when Officer Hull and team approached to initiate the arrest. The suspects fled and during the foot pursuit one of the men turned and fired, striking Officer Hull in the head.
Officer Hull is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Chief of Police Frank McClelland
Ludowici Georgia Police Department
September 15, 2018 – During a multi-county pursuit, Chief McClelland was attempting to stop traffic at an intersection when the suspect’s vehicle struck him. The vehicle then left the roadway and fatally struck a motorcyclist.
Officer Oscar Reyes, 43
Costa Mesa California Police Department
September 12, 2018 – Officer Oscar Reyes suffered a fatal heart attack after participating difficult training and skills competitions during a police Motor Rodeo. He is survived by his wife and three children.
ROBERT K. KUNZE, III, 41
Sedgwick County Kansas Sheriff’s Office
September 16, 2018 – Deputy Sheriff Robert Kunze was shot and killed after making contact with a suspect in a stolen vehicle. During the encounter he and the suspect exchanged shots and both were fatally shot.
Deputy Kunze is survived by his wife and child.
Corrections Officer Armando Gallegos, 56
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
September 14, 2018 – Officer Armando Gallegos succumbed to injuries sustained on April 21st, 2018 when he was brutally attacked and severely beaten by eleven inmates.
Deputy Sheriff Mark Stasyuk, 27
Sacramento County California Sheriff’s Department
September 17, 2018 – Deputy Sheriff Mark Stasyuk was shot and killed after he and another a deputy responded to a disturbance call. The subject opened fire on them without warning as they arrived on the scene, killing Deputy Stasyuk and wounded other officers.
- Two police officers were shot Wednesday night in Prince George’s County while serving a drug-related search warrant. One of the officers is in serious condition.