Friday’s Heroes: RememberingThe Fallen
Detention Officer Dionicio Camacho, 51
Harris County Texas Sheriff’s Department
Officer Dronicio Camacho suffered a heart attack on October 21, 2009 during defensive tactics training. He was hospitalized on life support, but passed away on October, 23, 2009. Officer Comacho leaves behind his wife and son.
Reserve Deputy Mike Wilken, 56
Ramsey County Minnesota Sheriff’s Department
On October 24, 2009, Deputy Mike Wilken was directing traffic at an annual sheriff’s office D.A.R.E. fund raiser, a Halloween haunted house, when he was struck by a car as he walked on a crosswalk. He succumbed to his injuries the following day. Deputy Wilken leaves behind his wife, two children and three siblings.
Special Agent Forrest Leamon, 37
Special Agent Chad Michael, 30
Special Agent Michael Weston, 37
United States Department of Justice – Drug Enforcement Administration
Agents Forrest Leamon, Chad Michael, and Michael Weston were returning from an counter-narcotics mission in Afghanistan when their military helicopter crashed, killing all three agents. The military personnel on board the aircraft also died in the crash.
A lot this week. Too many. Thank you, Lee.