Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Trooper Kevin K. Conner, 38

North Carolina Highway Patrol

October 17, 2018 – While approaching a vehicle during a traffic stop for speeding, the driver of the stopped vehicle suddenly opened fire, shooting Trooper Conner once in the face and once in the torso. The driver then fled the scene but was later apprehended.

Trooper Conner died as a result of those gun shot wounds.

Trooper Kevin Conner with his family.

He is survived by  by his wife and two children.








Corrections Officer Mark Anthony Gaspich, 44

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

October 10, 2018 – While climbing two ladders to reach the observation platform of a guard tower, Officer Mark Gaspich began to feel ill so he returned to the ground to seek help. Once back on the ground, though, he suffered a fatal heart attack and collapsed. He is survived by his father and two brothers.


Sergeant Dennis W. Reichardt, 64

Suffolk County New York Police Department

October 4, 2018 – Sergeant Dennis Reichardt died as the result of cancer he developed as a result of searching through debris at the sites of the World Trade Center and the Fresh Kills landfill, following the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks.