Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers

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.

*Thanks to ODMP

4 replies
  1. Julie Robinson
    Julie Robinson says:

    That’s so sad. But hopefully it’ll help to get this garbage what he deserves—elimination from society forever without a chance a chance for conjugal visits to spread his genes around! I don’t want to support him in prison for life. I’d rather use that tax money to help the victim’s family, or to have the money put in a college fund for his children. Anyways, I digress.

  2. Lee Lofland
    Lee Lofland says:

    Julie. Thanks for stopping by to pay your respects to the heroes.

    By the way, it seems that the piece of human garbage who shot Officer Brenton not only did it in a cowardly manner, he had actually followed/stalked the patrol car for several minutes before the shooting. The police in-car (rear) camera recorded the suspect’s pre-shooting activity.

  3. Julie Robinson
    Julie Robinson says:

    My condolences go out to the families of these three officers. When i see that little girl playing with her daddy’s pocket, it just breaks my heart. She looks like she adored him. And his wife too.
    A story like Timothy Brenton makes me so angry. To think that the scum who shot him for only a ticket is out there somewhere with his gun and road rage. As for David Lane, I just think that is so sad that he gets killed here and not in a war zone. Or perhaps the streets here can be called an unofficial war zone.

    Lee, I ‘met’ you on Margie Lawson site a few months ago. Though I’ve paid visit to your blog, especially on Friday, I’ve not commented before. Thank you for taking time to pay your respects in this manner.

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