Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen
The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of each of these brave officers.
Chief of Police William T. (Bill) Bauer, 36
Wyoming Illinois Police Department
August 6, 2010 – Chief Bill Bauer was killed in an automobile crash while en route to a crime commission meeting. A car pulled out in front of his police vehicle causing the fatal accident. Chief Bauer leaves behind his wife and three children, a sister, his father, and grandparents.
Officer Glen Agee, 31
Jackson Mississippi Police Department
August 6, 2010 – Officer Glen Agee and another officer were transporting a handcuffed prisoner in their patrol car. While stopped at a red light the suspect escaped through a partially lowered rear window. The officers immediately pursued the suspect into a wooded area.
Soon after the escape searchers found Officer Agee’s body lying in the woods. He’d been shot twice in the face.
Officers stand watch over Officer Agee’s body.
Latwan Smith is accused of murdering Officer Glen Agee.
Deputy Sheriff Christopher Dewey, 26
Mahnomen County Minnesota Sheriff’s Office
August 9, 2010 – Deputy Sheriff Christopher Dewey responded to a fight between two male suspects. During a scuffle with the two men he was shot once in the head and once in the abdomen. The shooting occurred in February 2008. Deputy Dewey succumbed to his injuries eighteen months later. The shooter has since been charged with murder.
Deputy Dewey is survived by his wife Emily.
8-9-10 photo – KFGO
Officer Jeremy J. Hubbard, 34
Cowden Illinois Police Department
August 10, 2010 – Officer Jeremy Hubbard was killed in an automobile crash while in pursuit of a driver who failed to pay for gas from a service station. Officer Hubbard lost control of his patrol car and was ejected. He died at the scene.
A passenger in the patrol car, 22-year-old Jessica Stukemeyer, a police officer trainee, was seriously injured in the crash but survived.
Police are searching for this red truck. The driver is wanted in connection of the crash that killed Officer Hubbard.
Officer Hubbard is survived by his wife, two young sons (8 and 13), sister, mother, and grandmother.