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Officer Down Memorial Page
ODMP Newsletter | January 3rd, 2012

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"When a police officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an officer, it's an entire nation." -Chris Cosgriff, ODMP Founder

 

Park Rangers: The Unsung Heroes of L.E.

Park Ranger Margaret AndersonMost citizens don't realize the dangers that law enforcement park rangers face on a daily basis. Learn more about this unique law enforcement profession, and honor those dedicated park-based crimefighters who have been killed in the line of duty.

Park Rangers: The Unsung Heroes of American Law Enforcement »

Photo: Park Ranger Margaret Anderson, EOW 1/1/2012

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Explaining End of Year Stats

We have received many questions about various media reports citing different numbers of LEOs being killed in 2011 compared to 2010.

Tracking and reporting on line of duty deaths isn't as straightforward as one may think. Learn why different organizations report different numbers.

Explaining End of Year Statistics »

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New "My Heroes" Feature on ODMP

Just before the holidays we added a new feature to ODMP called My Heroes. My Heroes allows you to personalize your visit by displaying an officer special to you directly on the home page, allowing you one-click access to the officer's memorial or Reflections without having to conduct a traditional search.

My Heroes

You can save as many heroes as you want to your account so you can quickly access any of their memorials from your profile page. Get started by creating your account now.

Add Your Hero to Personalize Your Visit Now »

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Mark Your Calendar! ODMP Motorycle Run

Park Ranger Margaret AndersonIf you're a motorcycle enthusiast in the DC-metro area, join us for food, fun, music, and prizes at the first annual Officer Down Memorial Poker Run in Haymarket, Va.

When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 (rain or shine)
Where: Lion & Bull Restaurant; Haymarket, Va
Time: First bike out at 8:30 am; Drawing begins at 1:00 pm

More Information & Pre-Register Online »

Free ride t-shirt with online pre-registration only.

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Join the FLC and Get Your New 2012 Coin

Join the Front Line ClubThe newly designed 2012 ODMP Challenge Coins are now available and look great!

Get your unit or department to join the Front Line Club and each member will get one of these meaningful commemorative challenge coins.

Your membership dues support ODMP's programs like No Parole for Cop Killers, Line of Duty Death Notifications, and Reflections.

Stand alongside units from these great agencies:

- Livingston County Sheriff's Department, MI
- Fairfax County Police Department, VA
- Maryland State Police

Join the Front Line Club »

Current members: You will receive a renewal form two months before your membership expires.


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CHICAGO POLICE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
memorial star logo
The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is saddened to report the loss of Officer Clifton Lewis. 
 


On Wednesday, December 29, 2011 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Officer Clifton Lewis, Star # 4103, assigned to the 015th District Tactical Team, was fatally wounded during a robbery while working a second job at a convenience store in the 1200 block of N. Austin.

During the course of the robbery, Officer Lewis, age 41, acted in his official capacity as a Chicago Police Department officer and was shot by one of the offenders and later succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Lewis joined the department on 27 April 03 and graduated in Nov 03. He leaves behind a young daughter, a fiancée, a loving family and many close friends.


(Wake/funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.) 
 

Click Here to Leave a Reflection for this Officer


The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
ODMP Line of Duty Death NotificationFebruary 22, 2011

The staff of the ODMP regret to inform you of the loss of:

Police Officer David S. Crawford
St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida
End of Watch: Monday, February 21, 2011

RESOURCES:


The Officer Down Memorial Page, a registered 501(c)(3) charity, honors more than 20,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Read about each of these officers at www.ODMP.org



The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
ODMP Line of Duty Death NotificationJanuary 1, 2011

The staff of the ODMP regrets to inform you of the loss of:

Deputy Sheriff Suzanne Waughtel Hopper
Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio
End of Watch: Saturday, January 1, 2011

RESOURCES:


The Officer Down Memorial Page, a registered 501(c)(3) charity, honors more than 20,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Read about each of these officers at www.ODMP.org

 

CHICAGO POLICE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
Memorial Star
The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is saddened to report the loss of Officer Michael Flisk. 
 


P.O. Michael Flisk


Police Officer Michael Flisk, 46, was fatally shot in the line of duty on November 26, 2010, while processing the crime scene from a burglary that had occurred sometime earlier.

  

Officer Flisk was an Evidence Technician assigned to the E.T. Team - South for the past 3 ½ years. He joined the Chicago Police Department in January of 1991 and began his career in the 009th District. He also worked in the 004th District and Mass Transit Unit before his promotion to Evidence Technician in 2007. He was a dedicated law enforcement professional and demonstrated a commitment to serving and protecting the city of Chicago.

Officer Flisk received 67 awards during the course of his 19-year career. He earned 55 Honorable Mentions among many other notable achievements highlighting courageous and distinguished service.

Officer Flisk is survived by his wife and four children. Three siblings are also members of the Chicago Police Department.

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the Flisk family. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during the coming days.

 

(Wake/funeral arrangements will be announced as they become available) 
 

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Germaine Casey

just go to Google and type in his name Germaine Casey
There are tons of hits and some videos as below -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvj1sKVrfbI

Rio Rancho Police Officers React To News Of Fallen Colleague
Fellow officers remember and react to the passing of their colleague
Officer Germaine Casey, killed in the line of duty during the
presidential motorcade in Albuquerque on Monday, Aug. 27.

facebook
Al sent you a message.
Al Ball
Al BallOctober 4, 2010 at 1:36pm
Subject: cyberCOPs - RIP Escort for Sister ofc Kathy Harrel - Tulsa Police
cyberCOPs - RIP Escort for Sister ofc Kathy Harrel - Tulsa Police
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fATRm_pIGlI

The Officer Down Memorial Page Remembers . . .
 
Photograph: Border Patrol Agent Michael V. Gallagher

Patch image: United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Border Patrol, U.S. Government






Border Patrol Agent Michael V. Gallagher
United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Border Patrol
U.S. Government

End of Watch: Thursday, September 2, 2010

Biographical Info
Age: 32
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: C395

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Date of Incident: Thursday, September 2, 2010
Incident Location: Arizona
Weapon Used: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect Info: Charged with manslaughter

Border Patrol Agent Michael Gallagher was killed in an automobile accident on Federal Route 19 on the Tohono O'odham Reservation near Casa Grande, Arizona.

His truck was struck by a drunk driver who ran a stop sign. The collision caused his truck to overturn, ejecting him from the vehicle. The drunk driver was charged with voluntary manslaughter, DUI, and other charges.

Agent Gallagher had served with the United States Border Patrol for two years and was assigned to the Tucson Sector. He is survived by his wife, two sons, mother, father, and two sisters.

Agency Contact Information
United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Border Patrol
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Room 6.5E
Washington, DC 20229

Phone: (202) 344-3532

Please contact the United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Border Patrol for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.


Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
Memorial Star
Dear Friend, 
The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is saddened to report the loss of Officer Michael Bailey. 
 
Michael Bailey 

On 18-JUL-2010, Police Officer Michael Bailey, Star #13970, was shot and killed as he was returning home from his tour of duty. Officer Bailey was a decorated twenty-year veteran of the Department and was most recently assigned to the 001st District. The investigation into his murder is currently ongoing. 

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the Bailey family.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during the coming days.
(Wake/funeral arrangements will be announced as they become available) 
 

Click Here to Leave a Reflection for this Officer

Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
Memorial Star
Dear friends, 
The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is saddened to report the loss of Officer Thor Soderberg. 
 
PO Thor Soderberg 

At approximately 3:45 yesterday afternoon, Chicago Police Officer Thor Soderberg, Star #14767, returned to his vehicle at the end of his tour of duty.  The vehicle was located in the parking lot of the police facility at 61st Street and Racine Avenue.  While in that parking lot, the uniformed officer became involved in a struggle with a 24-year old male individual.  During the struggle, the offender disarmed the officer and fatally shot him.

The offender fled and is believed to have committed an armed robbery a short distance away.  He fired additional shots, which were heard by officers inside the police facility.  Several officers responded and there was an exchange of gunfire.  The offender was shot during that exchange and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  His injury is considered non-life threatening.

Soderberg, forty-three, was an 11-year veteran of the Department and was most recently assigned to the Education and Training Division.  He is survived by his wife.

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the Soderberg family.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during the coming days.

(Wake/funeral arrangements will be announced as they become available) 
 

Click Here to Leave a Reflection for this Officer

Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
Memorial Star
Dear friends, 
The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is saddened to report the loss of Officer Thomas E. Wortham IV.
Wortham 
Officer Thomas E. Wortham IV, Star # 6181, was murdered during an armed robbery attempt near his family's home in the 8400 Block of South Martin Luther King Drive. Officer Wortham was able to return fire during the attack, but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced shortly after midnight on May 20th, 2010.

Officer Wortham joined the Chicago Police Department in June 2007 and served with distinction in the Englewood District. He also served our country as a First Lieutenant in the Army National Guard and most recently completed a tour of duty in Iraq on March 30, 2010.

Two male offenders were shot during the attack; one was pronounced dead and the other is currently hospitalized for his injuries. Two other offenders are in police custody.
The CPMF extends its deepest sympathies to the Wortham family and to the Chicago Police family.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during the coming days.
(Wake/funeral arrangements will be announced as they become available) 
 

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1 Detroit Officer Killed, 4 Wounded in Shooting

 

Associated Press

Authorities say five Detroit police officers responding to a 911 call at a vacant home were met with heavy gunfire that killed one officer and wounded four others.

Law enforcement officers enter a duplex on Detroit's east side where police responding to a 911 call at the vacant house were met with heavy gunfire early Monday, May 3, 2010 that killed one officer and wounded four others, authorities said. It was the first time in five years that a Detroit police officer has been killed in the line of duty, Police Chief Warren Evans said.

DETROIT (AP) -- Authorities say five Detroit police officers responding to a 911 call at a vacant home were met with heavy gunfire that killed one officer and wounded four others.

Police Chief Warren Evans said several shots were fired as officers approached the home about 3:30 a.m. Monday.

Police say two officers were treated at a local hospital and released and the two still hospitalized are expected to recover. The suspect, a man in his mid-20s, was shot once in the lower back and was being treated at the same hospital.

Evans said the officer who died was struck multiple times. Evans and Mayor Dave Bing visited with that officer's widow at the hospital. The slain police officer had been on the job at least 12 years and has a 10-year-old son.

Funeral Arrangements for fallen
Chicago Police
Sergeant Alan Haymaker
EOW 22 FEB 2010
VISITATION

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Bethel Community Church
7601 W. Foster
Chicago, IL 60656 

3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  St. Jude 7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 26, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

FUNERAL:

Friday, February 26, 2010

Bethel Community Church
7601 W. Foster
Chicago, IL 60656 

11:00 a.m.
Please join us in remembering the life of Sgt. Haymaker for he is one of Chicago's Finest.

You can leave a reflection for him at the below link:


Sgt Haymaker

TODAY IN TACOMA UNPRECEDENTED TEN'S OF THOUSANDS OF POLICE OFFICERS FROM ALL OVER THE USA, CANADA, AND OVERSEAS SHOWED UP FOR THE FUNERAL FOR THE 4 SLAIN POLICE OFFICERS FROM THE TACOMA SUBURB OF LAKEWOOD. OVER 20,000 POLICE OFFICERS ARRIVED FOR THE FUNERAL. 

1,000 ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE OFFICERS DRESSED IN THEIR RED UNIFORMS FORMED A MASSIVE SEA OF RED. OVER 100 OFFICERS ATTENDED FROM NEW YORK, AND ANOTHER 100 FROM BOSTON. ALL HOTELS IN TACOMA WERE BOOKED FULL AND THE OVERFLOW OFFICERS WERE INVITED INTO THE HOMES OF  LOCAL OFFICERS.

MC CHORD AIR FORCE BASE OFFERED THEIR BASE AS A STAGING AREA FOR OVER 1,000 POLICE VEHICLES THAT WOULD FORM A PROCESSION FROM LAKEWOOD TO THE TACOMA DOME. AN AMAZING 3,000 VEHICLES SHOWED UP FROM ALL OVER THE USA AND THE PROCESSION TOOK 4 HOURS TO WIND THEIR WAY TO THE TACOMA DOME WITH THE STREETS LINED WITH THOUSANDS OF FOLKS WAVING  AMERICAN FLAGS ALONG THE WAY... ALL IN WEATHER THAT WAS SUNNY BUT AROUND 20F DEGREES.

THE LOCAL TV COVERAGE
OF THEFUNERAL LASTED
FOR OVER 6 HOURS.

3,000  POLICE VEHICLES STAGED
AT MC CHORD  AIR FORCE BASE AS
THE PROCESSION STARTS

NOTICE THE FACES AS THE
OFFICERS PASSED BY...

THE FUNERAL PROCESSION WAS 10
MILES LONG AND TOOK 4 HOURS TO
GET ALL THE VEHICLES TO THE
TACOMA DOME

ARRIVING AT THE
TACOMA DOME

INSIDE THE TACOMA DOME

MOVING THE CASKETS INSIDE

ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED
POLICE MARCH FROM THE
PARKING AREA IN A
SEA OF RED

AT EASE BEFORE THE
START OF THE MARCH

POLICE OFFICER BADGES LEFT
FROM ALL OVER THE USA

INSIDE - THANK YOU CANADA FOR
YOUR RESPECT, AND ALSO TO ALL
THE OTHER OFFICERS FROM OVER
275 CITIES WHO ATTENDED FROM
ALL OVER THE USA - THANK YOU

THE 3 COURAGEOUS CHILDREN OF
SLAIN OFFICER, GREG RICHARDS,
SPEAK IN HIS MEMORY. GAVIN (10),
JAMI-MAE (15), AUSTIN (17)

THIS  WAS A FUNERAL THAT NOT
ONLY HONORED THE MEMORY AND
COURAGE  OF THE 4 FALLEN
OFFICERS, BUT TO HONOR ALL
LAW ENFORCEMENTOFFICERS,
FIREMEN, PARAMEDICS, AND 
MILITARY POLICE FROM THE
WHOLE USA WHO SERVE TO
PROTECT US.

Taylor
Police Officer Nathaniel Taylor
EOW 28 September 2008
Memorial Benefit
(benefiting his 6 year old daughter, Naomi)
On September 28, 2008 Chicago Police Officer Nathaniel Taylor was attempting to remove a dangerous criminal from the city streets when he was fatally wounded, leaving behind a wife and a 6 year old daughter.

Please join us
Sunday August 16, 2009
1:00pm - 6:00 pm
115 Bourbon Street
3359 W. 115th Street
Merrionette Park, IL.


Admission: $20.00 donation
Food-Refreshments
Live music by Caliente & Maggie Speaks
Raffles-Silent Auction

For more information, please visit our website at
Nate Taylor Benefit

or contact one of the following


G.T. Cronin           312-446-8757
NeCole Bryson    773-677-2164
Migdalia Bulnes   312-623-5291
Nancy Guswiler    773-450-4652
Dianna Cordova  773-931-0711

Joe Brennan         312-446-9063
 



MEMORIAL DEDICATION

Sgt. James L Severin
PO Anthony N. Rizzato
On 17 July 1970, Sgt. James Severin and Officer Anthony Rizzato were cut down by sniper fire while assigned to a "Walk and Talk" program in the Cabrini Green housing development.

On Saturday 18 July 2009 at 10:am the 018 District will be hosting a memorial tribute
commemorating the anniversary of the line of duty deaths of Sgt. Severin and Officer Rizzato.

Included in the remembrance to these slain officers will be an unveiling in front of
the 018 District, of a permanent honorary street sign in their names by the surviving Severin
and Rizzato family members.

Help is needed to inform any involved present or former members, along with any
interested individuals of this memorial salute.

Please have interested individuals contact the
018 District community Policing Office (312 742-5778)
if they are attending to assist 018 in planning appropriate arrangements.

Attendees are invited to a light luncheon that will follow in the 018 District,
James L. Severin and Anthony N. Rizzato Community Room.

"All Gave Some because Some Gave All"



Funeral Arrangements for fallen
Police Officer
Alejandro "Alex" Valadez
E.O.W.  June 1, 2009

WAKE:

Friday June 5, 2009

Blake and Lamb Funeral Home
4747 W. 103rd Street
Oak Lawn, IL.

3:00pm - 9:00 pm


FUNERAL:

Saturday June 6, 2009

St. Bede Church
83rd & Kostner
Chicago, IL.

10:00 am
Please join us in remembering the life of Officer Valadez for he is one of Chicago's Finest.

You can leave a reflection for him at the below link:



Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
Valadez
Chicago Police Memorial Foundation 
1359 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60607

The Public Safety Officers' Fund    3400 W. 111th Suite #459    Chicago, IL 60655    (847) 750-6330

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