Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers

The Graveyard Shift extends its condolences to the families of each of these brave police officers.

Deputy Sheriff Kory Dahlvi, 29

Vilas County Wisconsin Sheriff’s Department

April 26, 2010 – Deputy Kory Dahlvr was responding to assist another officer when the driver of dump truck, 49-year-old James Peontke, pulled in front of the deputy’s patrol car. Deputy Dahlvr was killed in the crash.

James Peontke, the driver of the dump truck, was charged with operating while intoxicated.

Cherri Dahlvr, Deputy Dahlvr’s mother, said, “I can remember him saying to me, ‘Mom, if something happens to me on the job, just remember, I was doing what I wanted to be doing.”

Deputy Sheriff Ian Michael Deutch, 27

Nye County Nevada Sheriff’s Office

April 26, 2010 – Deputy Ian Deutch was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute at an area casino. The suspect opened fire with a high-powered rifle, striking the deputy three times in the abdomen. Each of the rounds penetrated his vest. Deputy Deutch had just returned from a deployment to Afghanistan with his National Guard unit. This was his second day back on the job.

Officer Rodney Holder, 50

Abilene Texas Police Department

April 29, 2010 – Officer Rodney Holder was killed in an automobile accident while attempting to stop a speeder. Another vehicle struck his motorcycle as he entered an intersection.  Officer Holder leaves behind his wife, daughter, and a son.

An Abilene police officer carries Officer Holder’s  helmet away from the scene of the crash.

Officer Bryan J. Durman, 27

Lexington-Fayette Kentucky Urban County Police Department

April 29, 2010 – Officer Bryan Durman was investigating a loud music complaint when he was struck by an SUV. The driver of the vehicle, Glen Doneghy, slowed down, but fled the scene. Officer Durman was killed in the accident. The suspect was later arrested after a standoff with police.

Glen Doneghy was charged with first-degree murder and numerous other charges.

Thanks to ODMP. ReporterNews photos.

4 replies
  1. Lisa P
    Lisa P says:

    I’m reading “Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation: Practical And Clinical Perspectives” By Vernon Gerbeth at the moment. Like the “Practical Homicide Investigation” book it has unedited crime scene photos in it. Please keep that in mind. There are many people who can not even open either book without becoming ill or light-headed. My husband can not be in the same room with me for fear of walking past and seeing a picture. LOL!

    Yes they make great gifts! I have a few on that list already and I got most as gifts. 😀

  2. Lee Lofland
    Lee Lofland says:

    Kelly – The Writers Digest Books on Forensics and Police Procedure are both new additions to the series. Dr. D.P. Lyle wrote the forensics book and I wrote the book on police procedure. Obviously, I highly recommend them. 🙂

    The first few books were written for police officers, but they give you an idea of what a police officer should do in each situation.

    Jean – They’d make great holiday gifts…

  3. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    2 questions:
    Re: the Howdunit books- are these re-prints/updates of the old Writer’s Digest series? Because I think my “poisons” book is by the same authors, though my “investigations” book is investigations and not police procedures and I seem to be missing the forensics book- or perhaps there wasn’t one?

    The second question: Apart from the “howdunit”series, are these books more like texts for police officers or guidebooks for writers?


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