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Line of Duty Deaths

December 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.

Detective John M. Falcone
Poughkeepsie, New York, Police Department
Date of Death: February 18, 2011
Length of Service: 18 years, 5 months

Trooper Frederick F. Guthrie Jr.
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Date of Death: August 1, 2011
Length of Service: 17 years, 7 months

Corporal John “Johnny” Ray Kendall
Louisiana Department of Public Safety
Date of Death: August 9, 2011
Length of Service: 22 years (with agency)

Public Safety Officer Trevor P. Slot
Walker, Michigan, Police Department
Date of Death: October 13, 2011
Length of Service: 16 years

Patrolman Joseph Wargo
Mount Arlington, New Jersey, Police Department
Date of Death: October 16, 2011
Length of Service: 10 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. 12, December 2011. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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