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Line of Duty Deaths

June 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.

Sergeant James Timothy Chapin
Chattanooga, Tennessee, Police Department
Date of Death: April 2, 2011
Length of Service: 27 years (with agency)

Sergeant Eric Stein
Keokuk County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Department
Date of Death: April 4, 2011
Length of Service: 11 years

Trooper Jeffrey Werda
Michigan State Police
Date of Death: April 6, 2011
Length of Service:10 years (with agency)

Officer Jonathan R. Schmidt
Truman, Arkansas, Police Department
Date of Death: April 12, 2011
Length of Service: 4 years (with agency)

Deputy Sheriff Sherri Katherine Jones
Bowie County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office
Date of Death: April 18, 2011
Length of Service: 6 years (with agency)

Officer Eric Zapata
Kalamazoo, Michigan, Department of Public Safety
Date of Death: April 18, 2011
Length of Service: 10 years, 2 months (with agency)

Officer Christopher Kilcullen
Eugene, Oregon, Police Department
Date of Death: April 22, 2011
Length of Service: 12 years

Deputy Sheriff Clifton Leigh Taylor
Johnson County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office
Date of Death: April 23, 2011
Length of Service: 3 years (with agency)

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

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVIII, no. 6, June 2011. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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