Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen
Deputy U.S. Marshal – Name: Not yet identified
District of Arizona, Tucson
November 29, 2018 – A deputy U.S. marshal was fatally shot while serving a felony warrant on a man wanted on charges of stalking a law enforcement officer.
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Officer Samuel Jimenez, 28
Chicago Illinois Police Department
November 19, 2018 – Officer Samuel Jimenez was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance outside of Mercy Hospital. When officers arrived, the subject fatally shot his ex-fiancee and then exchanged gunfire with Officer Jimenez, fatally wounding him. A bystander was was also shot during the exchange. Another officer’s duty belt was struck by the gunfire which, fortunately, saved him from injury.
Officer Jason Michael Seals, 35
Slidell Louisiana Police Department
November 17, 2018 – Officer Jason Seals was escorting a funeral procession on his police motorcycle when a vehicle pulled out in front of him, causing a collision. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to the injuries sustained in the crash.
Officer Seals is survived by his wife and three children.
Officer Leann Simpson, 23
Philadelphia Mississippi Police Department
November 24, 2018 – Officer Leann Simpson was responding to assist deputies on a traffic stop after dispatchers were unable to reach them by radio. While on the way to the scene her patrol car hit a light pole and flipped several times, causing her to suffer fatal injuries.
Officer Hunter Edwards, 30
Winchester Virginia Police Department
November 24, 2018 – Officer Hunter Edwards was killed in a single-vehicle crash while responding to a fight call.
Officer Edwards is survived by his wife and stepson.
Officer David Romrell, 31
South Salt Lake Utah Police Department
November 24, 2018 – Officer David Romrell and other officers responded to the scene of a burglary in progress where they encountered the suspects attempting to flee in a vehicle. The driver of the car accelerated toward the officers and struck Officer Romrell, killing him.
Officer Romrell is survived by his wife and 4-month-old child.
Deputy Sheriff Antonio Hinostroza, 45
Stanislaus County California Sheriff’s Department
November 25, 2018 – Deputy Sheriff Tony Hinostroza was responding to assist other deputies who were involved in a vehicle pursuit when his vehicle left the roadway and hit a utility pole. He died at the scene of the crash.