Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers

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

Petty Officer Shaun Lin, 23

United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement

October 13, 2010 – Petty Officer Shaun Lin was killed during a training exercise near the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel in Virginia.

Sergeant Joseph (Joe) Schuengel, 47

Missouri State Highway Patrol

October 15, 2010 – Sergeant Joe Schuengel was killed in a helicopter crash while returning to the airport in one of the department’s traffic enforcement helicopters.

Sergeant Sean Drenth, 35

Phoenix Arizona Police Department

October 18, 2010 – After dispatchers were unable to reach Sgt. Drenth by radio, a search was initiated. Officers found his body lying in an alley near his patrol car. He had been shot to death.

Officer Tommy Portz, 32

Baltimore Maryland City Police Department

October 20, 2010 – Officer Tommy Portz was killed when his patrol struck the rear of a stopped fire truck. The fire crew had responded to an injured person lying in the roadway. Officer Portz had been traveling at a high rate of speed when the crash occurred.

*Thanks to ODMP