Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers


Agent Osvaldo Perez-Leon, 33

Puerto Rico Police Department


Agent Perez-Leon was killed in an automobile accident on July 8, 2008. He was transporting a group of children from the Youth Athletic League when a tractor trailer crossed over into the wrong lane, striking a bus which hit the officer’s car. The children received minor injuries.

Agent Perez-Leon was an eight year veteran.

Officer Kenneth (Greg) Surles, 29

Pell City Alabama Police Department

Officer Searles was driving his patrol car on June 18, 2008 when he was involved in a head-on accident with a tractor trailer. He succumbed to his injuries on July 2, 2008.

Officer Surles leaves behind a wife, a 4 year old daughter, and an 11 week old baby girl.