Tag Archive for: Fallen Heroes

Deputy Sheriff Jacob M. Pickett, 34

Boone County Indiana Sheriff’s Office

March 2, 2018 – Deputy Jake Pickett succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained while in foot pursuit of a wanted subject. As he rounded a corner, the suspect fired, striking Deputy Pickett in the head. He is survived by his wife and two children.


Officer Christopher Ryan Morton, 30

Clinton Missouri Police Department

March 6, 2018 – Officer Christopher Morton was shot and killed after responding to a 911 call. Upon arrival at the home, a man opened fire on the three responding officers, wounding all three. Officer Morton succumbed to the gunshot wounds after being transported to an area hospital. He is survived by his parents and siblings.

Deputy Sheriff Alexis “Thunder” Eagle Locklear, 24

Scotland County North Carolina Sheriff’s Office

March 1, 2018 – Deputy Alexis Locklear was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to assist another officer.  He is survived by his 4-year-old child.



Officer Rodney Scott Smith, 45

Hickman Kentucky Police Department

March 2, 2018 – Officer Rodney Smith drowned when his patrol car was washed into a flooded field. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and mother.



Finally, I’m sad to report the law enforcement community lost a true leader this week, a larger-than-life, fearless man who’s smile brightened the darkest of rooms. He was an inspiration to me. My daughter loved him. He was a role model to her.

He and I once fought back-to-back to survive an attack by numerous bad guys, together we faced gunfire, and he and I once tangled with a couple of extremely large and quite strong men intent on doing us harm—we won.

He was always there for me and I for him. Although it’s been 22 years since I last saw him, the sadness is today.

Major, you’ll be missed by many. Thank you for being my friend.


Sergeant Mark J. Baserman, 61

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

On February 15, 2018, Sergeant Mark Baserman, a U.S Army veteran, was brutally attacked by an inmate as he sat at his desk in the housing unit day room. The prisoner who is serving a life sentence for murder, launched the attack after Sergeant Baserman removed a towel the inmate was using to block the view of his bunk.

The convicted murderer approached the officer’s desk and began punching him in the head. Once the sergeant fell to the floor, the inmate repeatedly kicked him in the head and face.

Sergeant Baserman was hospitalized but succumbed to the extensive injuries on February 26, 2018.


Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin, 51

Prince George’s County Maryland Police Department

February 21, 2018 – Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin was shot and killed while attempting to protect a female who was being attacked by a shotgun-wielding man.

Corporal Ramzziddin is survived by his wife and four children.


Officer Justin Billa, 27

Mobile Alabama Police Department

February 20, 2018 – Officer Justin Billa was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had just murdered his ex-wife.

Office Billa is survived by his wife and one one-year-old son.


Deputy Sheriff Kevin Stanton, 32

Brevard County Florida Sheriff’s Office

February 17, 2018 – Deputy Kevin Stanton was killed when his patrol car was struck by a tractor-trailer.




Deputy Sheriff Micah Flick, 34

El Paso County Colorado Sheriff’s Office

February 5, 2018 – Deputy Sheriff Micah Flick was shot and killed during a struggle with a suspect involved in an auto theft investigation. During the attempted arrest, the suspect produced a firearm and began shooting, fatally wounding Deputy Flick. Two other deputies were wounded as were a police officer and a bystander.

Deputy Flick is survived by his wife and seven-year-old twins.

Deputy Sheriff Steve Belanger, 52

Los Angeles County California Sheriff’s Department

February 6, 2018 – On December 10th, 1994, Deputy Sheriff Steve Belanger was ambushed while conducting a traffic stop. The attacker approached from the rear and fired a round into the back of Deputy Belanger’s head. Doctors removed the bullet but Deputy Belanger remained under a doctor’s care and was confined to a wheelchair until succumbing to the wound on February 6th. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

Officer David Sherrard, 37

Richardson Texas Police Department

February 7, 2018 – Officer David Sherrard was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call at an apartment complex. Upon arrival, officers found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. Officer Sherrard was shot in the neck as he entered the apartment to search for the suspect.

Officer Sherrard is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Reserve Officer Jarate Condit, 23

Asher Oklahoma Police Department

February 6, 2018 – Reserve Officer Jarate Condit was killed in a vehicle crash while on his way to department training. He is survived by his child and parents.




Officer Glenn Doss, Jr., 25

Detroit Michigan Police Department

January 28, 2018 – Officer Glenn Doss, Jr. succumbed to gunshot wound sustained four days earlier while responding to a domestic violence call. The shooter opened fire on Officer Doss, striking him in the head, before he was able to exit his patrol car.

Officer Doss is survived by his 9-month-old child, girlfriend, and parents.


Deputy Sheriff Heath Gumm, 32

Adams County Colorado Sheriff’s Office

January 24, 2018 – Deputy Sheriff Heath Gumm was shot and killed during a foot pursuit of a man wanted for assault. He survived by his wife and family.




Detective Michael Doty, 37

York County South Carolina Sheriff’s Office

January 17, 2018 – Detective Michael Doty was shot and killed by ambush as he responded to a domestic violence call. The shooter wounded several other officers during the incident. He also fired at and struck a police helicopter.



Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Hill, 45

United States Marshals Service

January 18, 2018 – Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Hill was shot and killed while serving a warrant on a subject for making terroristic threats. As he and other members of a fugitive task force were making the arrest, a male suspect inside the home opened fire and struck Deputy Marshal Hill and two other officers.

Deputy Marshal Hill is survived by his wife and two children.

Deputy Sheriff Daniel McCartney, 34

Pierce County Washington Sheriff’s Department

January 8, 2018 – Deputy Daniel McCartney was shot and killed during a foot pursuit of a burglary suspect. He is survived by his wife and three sons.



Officer Chris Beaudion, 26

Monroe Louisiana Police Department

January 7, 2018 – Officer Chris Beaudion was killed in a vehicle crash when his patrol car left the highway and struck a tree. He is survived by his wife, two children, and parents.




Lieutenant Christopher Robateau, 49

Jersey City New Jersey Police Department

January 5, 2018 – Lieutenant Christopher Robateau was struck and killed by a motorist as he checked on the well-being of person who’d just been involved in a car crash. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Deputy Sheriff Zackari Parrish, 29

Douglas County Colorado Sheriff’s Office

December 31, 2017 – Deputy Zackari Parrish was shot and killed during an ambush-style attack after responding to a domestic disturbance call. The suspect fired over 100 rounds that also wounded three other deputies and two citizens. A SWAT team was called and entered the apartment. An officer with the entry team was wounded during a second round of gunfire from the suspect. The gunman was shot and killed during the exchange with police.

Deputy Parrish is survived by his wife and two children.

Trooper Michael J. Anson, 56

New York State Police

January 2, 2018 – Trooper Michael Anson succumbed to cancer he developed while assisting in the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attack.

He is survived by his wife, three children, and brothers.



Officer Donald Kimbrough, 71

Detroit Michigan Police Department

December 7, 2017 – Officer Donald Kimbrough succumbed to complications due to gunshot wounds he suffered in 1972 while confronting suspects involved in an armed robbery. He is survived by his son.

Officer Andrew Camilleri, 33

California Highway Patrol

December 24, 2017 – Officer Andrew Camilleri was killed when a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed struck the rear of his parked patrol car. He is survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, parents, brother, and sister.