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Line of Duty Deaths

May 2011


Line of Duty Deaths

“They will be remembered—not for the way they died, but for how they lived.”

     The IACP wishes to acknowledge the following officers, who made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities and the people they served. We extend our prayers and deepest sympathies to their families, friends, and colleagues.
Officer Ann Nonette O’Donnell
University of Houston, Texas,
Department of Public Safety
Date of Death: December 24, 2010
Length of Service: 1 year, 3 months

Police Officer Thomas Raymond Hayes
Columbus, Ohio, Division of Police
Date of Death: January 20, 2011
Length of Service: 7 years (at time of incident December 18, 1979)

Officer Thomas Richard Adams
California Highway Patrol
Date of Death: February 15, 2011
Length of Service: 2 years

Officer David Scott Crawford
Saint Petersburg, Fla., Police Department
Date of Death: February 21, 2011
Length of Service: 25 years

Police Officer Frederick “Fred” Alston Thornton
Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., Police Department
Date of Death: February 25, 2011
Length of Service: 28 years (with agency)

Police Officer Donald Joshua Newman
Jemison, Ala., Police Department
Date of Death: March 5, 2011
Length of Service: 11 months (with agency)

Deputy Marshal John Brookman Perry
U.S. Marshal Service
Date of Death: March 8, 2011
Length of Service: 10 years (with agency)

Police Officer Jay W. Sheridan
Limon, Colo., Police Department
Date of Death: March 9, 2011
Length of Service: 6 years

Deputy Sheriff Cameron Neil Justus
Buchanan County, Va., Sheriff’s Office
Date of Death: March 13, 2011
Length of Service: 12 years (with agency)

Police Officer Alain Schaberger
New York City, N.Y., Police Department
Date of Death: March 13, 2011
Length of Service: 10 years (with agency)

Deputy Sheriff William “Billy” Ezra Stiltner
Buchanan County, Va., Sheriff’s Office
Date of Death: March 13, 2011
Length of Service: 8 years (with agency)

Officer Stephanie Brown
San Antonio, Texas, Police Department
Date of Death: March 15, 2011
Length of Service: 2 years, 10 months (with agency)

Patrol Officer Andrew S. Dunn
Sandusky, Ohio, Police Department
Date of Death: March 19, 2011
Length of Service: 8 years (with agency)

Officer Jermaine Anthony Gibson
Cathedral City, Calif., Police Department
Date of Death: March 19, 2011
Length of Service: 1 year, 6 months (with agency)

Officer Craig Birkholz
Fond Du Lac, Wis., Police Department
Date of Death: March 20, 2011
Length of Service: 2 years (with agency)

Trooper Kevin P. Dobson
New York State Police
Date of Death: March 26, 2011
Length of Service: 14 years

Deputy Sheriff Robert Leo Britton Jr.
Smith County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office
Date of Death: March 28, 2011
Length of Service: 19 years

The Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Office at the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, provides benefits to survivors of fallen law enforcement officers and disability benefits to officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty. For information or to file a claim, visit www.psob.gov.

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVIII, no. 5, May 2011. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.








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