Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers

Corporal James J. Szuba, 42

Canine Ricky

Mishawaka Indiana Police Department

Corporal James Szuba and his canine partner, Ricky, were killed in an automobile accident during a high-speed pursuit on January 9, 2010.

Corporal Szuba is survived by his wife, son, daughter, two brothers, two sisters, and his mother.

Officer Alfred Celestai, 54

New Orleans Police Department

Officer Alfred Celestai died on January 11, 2010, from injuries he received two days earlier when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver. The drunk driver ran a red light and collided with Officer Celestai’s police vehicle.

Officer Celestai (in red hat) practices for a fund-raising concert.

Officer Celestai, a survivor of three shootouts with armed suspects, is survived by his parents and three children.

Trooper Duane Dalton, 39

Louisiana State Police

Trooper Duane Dalton was killed in an automobile accident on January 12, 2010, when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle as he entered an intersection. Trooper Dalton is survived by his wife and three sons.

Officer Craig Story, 34

Arlington Texas Police Department

Officer Craig Story was killed in a motorcycle accident when his police motorcycle collided with a school bus. His lights and siren were on at the time of the accident.

Officer Story is survived by his expectant wife and son.

Trooper Paul G. Richey, 40

Pennsylvania State Police

On January 13, 2010, Trooper Paul Richey was shot and killed when he and another trooper responded to a domestic disturbance call. He was the 93rd member of the Pennsylvania State Police to lose his life in the line of duty. Trooper Richey is survived by his wife, son, and a daughter.

Deputy Sheriff James Louis Anderson, 44

St. Johns County Florida Sheriff’s Office

Deputy James Anderson was killed in an automobile accident on January 14, 2010. A vehicle traveling in the wrong lane of traffic struck the deputy’s patrol car head on.

Deputy Anderson is survived by his wife and four children.

*Thanks to ODMP, Star-Telegraph, WOKV Radio, and News

1 reply
  1. queenofmean
    queenofmean says:

    2009 was not a good year for Western PA law enforcement. Unfortunately, 2010 is not getting off to a good start.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends and fellow officers of the fallen heroes.

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