Officer Jarrod John Martinez, 30
California Highway Patrol
Officer Jarrod Martinez was killed in a motorcycle crash on October 29, 2009. His one year anniversary with the department would have been on October 30, the day after the accident. Officer Martinez is survived by his wife and four-year-old daughter.
Officer Timothy Q. Brenton, 39
Seattle Washington Police Department
Officer Timothy Brenton was shot and killed on October 31, 2009. He and a trainee were sitting in their patrol car discussing the details of a traffic stop they’d just completed when a car pulled alongside. Someone in that car opened fire on the two officers. Officer Brenton was killed instantly. The officer trainee, Britt Sweeney, was grazed in the back and survived her wounds. Officer Sweeney was also able to get out of the patrol car and return fire. The suspect remains at large. Officer Brenton is survived by his wife, son, and daughter. His father and uncle are both retired police officers.
Trooper David Lane, 30
New York State Police
Trooper David Lane was killed in an automobile accident while on patrol on November 4, 2009. Trooper Lane had previously served his country in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
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