Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers

Officer Maylon Thompson (Tommy) Bishop Jr., 63

Guntersville Alabama Police Department

Officer Tommy Bishop died on January 1, 2010 as a result of gunshot wounds he received sixteen years earlier. He’d responded to a domestic disturbance where a man had shot his spouse. The suspect shot Officer Bishop below his vest, striking his spine.

Deputy Sheriff John Bernard, 52

Grant County Washington Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Sheriff John Bernard was killed in a single vehicle accident while on patrol on January 3, 2010. He is survived by his wife and two sons. One of his sons also serves as a deputy with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Special Deputy Marshal Stanley W. Cooper, 72

United States Department of Justice – Marshals Service

Special Deputy Marshal Stanley W. Cooper was shot and killed at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 4, 2010.

Deputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse Fox, 38

Millard County Utah Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse Fox was shot and killed on January 5, 2010 as she attempted to stop a vehicle suspected in a car theft. Deputy Greathouse Fox requested backup during the stop. When her sergeant arrived he found her suffering from a gunshot wound to her neck.

She is survived by her husband and two children.

Thanks to ODMP and Deseret News.

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Roberto Miramontes Roman is one of two men arrested for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse Fox. Roman is in the U.S. illegally and has been deported back to Mexico twice since 1998. He’s also served time in a Utah state prison for drug offenses. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

The second man involved in the shooting is Ruben Chavez Reyes. Reyes has not yet been charged in connection with the deputy’s murder; however, he is being held on an immigration hold.