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Line of Duty Deaths

November 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.

Police Officer Michael J. Califano
Nassau County, New York,
Police Department
Date of Death: February 5, 2011
Length of Service: 12 years

Deputy Sheriff Willie Amos Cammon
Heard County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office
Date of Death: March 3, 2011
Length of Service: 35 years

Game Warden Pilot Daryl Ray Gordon
Department of Inland Fisheries
and Wildlife, Warden
Service, Maine
Date of Death: March 24, 2011
Length of Service: 25 years, 1 month
(with agency)

Patrol Officer Justin D. Sollohub
Anniston, Alabama, Police Department
Date of Death: August 25, 2011
Length of Service: 2 years, 5 months
(with agency)

Police Officer Eric Charles Fontes
Honolulu, Hawaii, Police Department
Date of Death: September 13, 2011
Length of Service: 7 years, 1 month
(with agency)

Sergeant Joseph L. Szczerba
New Castle County, Delaware,
Police Department
Date of Death: September 16, 2011
Length of Service: 18 years (with agency)

Deputy Sheriff Derrick L. Whittle
Union County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office
Date of Death: September 18, 2011
Length of Service: 5 months (with agency)

Senior Trooper Mark Toney
Iowa State Patrol
Date of Death: September 20, 2011
Length of Service: 24 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

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVIII, no. 11, November 2011. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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