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Line of Duty Deaths

August 2011 Line of Duty Deaths


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.

Trooper Shaft S. Hunter
Maryland State Police
Date of Death: May 21, 2011
Length of Service: 11 years, 4 months

Police Officer Trevor Scott Phillips
Tuscaloosa, Ala., Police Department
Date of Death: May 21, 2011
Length of Service: 10 years (with agency)

Police Officer Andrew Garton
Hawthorn, Calif., Police Department
Date of Death: May 26, 2011
Length of Service: 7 years, 6 months

Sergeant Kenneth Gary Vann
Bexar County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office
Date of Death: May 28, 2011
Length of Service: 24 years, 6 months

Police Officer Kevin Scott Will
Houston, Texas, Police Department
Date of Death: May 29, 2011
Length of Service: 1 year, 8 months (with agency)

Master Patrolman Jefferson “Jeff” Patrick Gerald Taylor
Riverside, Mo., Police Division
Date of Death: June 3, 2011
Length of Service: 6 years (with agency)

Deputy Sheriff Keith Bellar
Dickson County, Tenn., Sheriff’s Department
Date of Death: June 7, 2011
Length of Service: 6 years

Deputy Sheriff Kurt B. Wyman
Oneida County, N.Y., Sheriff’s Office
Date of Death: June 7, 2011
Length of Service: 4 years

Investigator Warren “Sneak” B. Lewis III
Nash County, N.C., Sheriff’s Office
Date of Death: June 9, 2011
Length of Service: 9 years

Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey T. Alexander
Chemung County, N.Y., Sheriff’s Office
Date of Death: June 12, 2011
Length of Service: 5 years

Trooper Adam M. Bowen
Virginia State Police
Date of Death: June 24, 2011
Length of Service: 3 years

Police Officer Russell Anthony George
Ball, La., Police Department
Date of Death: June 26, 2011
Length of Service: 18 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 http://www.psob.gov.


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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVIII, no. 8, August 2011. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.








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