Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen
Officer Antwan Toney, 30
Gwinnett County Georgia Police Department
October 20, 2018 – Officer Antwan Toney was shot and killed as he and another officer approached a reported suspicious vehicle. As the officers walked up to investigate, someone inside the car opened fire through the windows.
Investigator Farrah Turner, 36
Florence County South Carolina Sheriff’s Office
October 22, 2018 – Investigator Farrah Turner suffered fatal gunshot wounds when she arrived at a home to interview a sex offender suspect. Three other deputy sheriffs were wounded during the gunfire. Sergeant Terrence Carraway of the Florence Police Department was also shot and killed while attempting to rescue the deputies.
Assistant Chief of Police Dennis Vincent, 53
Brigham City Utah Police Department
October 26, 2018 – Assistant Chief of Police Dennis Vincent died after suffering a brain aneurysm while participating in his annual physical fitness test.
He is survived by his wife, four sons, three grandchildren, and three siblings.
Deputy Sheriff Loren Vasquez, 23
Waller County Texas Sheriff’s Office
October 31, 2018 – Deputy Sheriff Loren Vasquez drowned after responding to investigate reports of high water. During the investigation her patrol car was swept into a water-filled ditch and overturned. Other deputies managed to extricate her from the vehicle and she was transported to a local hospital where, sadly, she was pronounced dead.
Deputy Vasquez, a new law enforcement officer, was working her third shift after completing field training. She’d only served with the sheriff’s office for a brief five months before her death.