The Graveyard Shift extends its condolences to the families of each of these brave police officers.
Officer Hector Ayala, 31
Montgomery County Maryland Police Department
April 4, 2010 – Officer Ayala was killed in an automobile accident while responding to assist another officer with a fight call. He is survived by his wife, 14-month old son, and unborn triplets.
Deputy Sheriff Chad Pritchard, 26
Overton County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office
April 6, 2010 – Deputy Chad Pritchard, along with other officers, was investigating a cold case homicide just outside Standing Stone State Park, when the area where he was standing gave way. Deputy Pritchard fell 160 feet to his death inside the sinkhole. He leaves behind his wife and parents.
*Thanks to ODMP and WATE.