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Line of Duty Deaths

January 2012

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 Paul Stuckey
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Date of Death: September 30, 2011
Length of Service: 18 years, 3 months

Patrol Officer Derek Kotecki
Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, Police Department
Date of Death: October 12, 2011
Length of Service: 18 years (with agency)

Deputy Sheriff James “J.D.” D. Paugh
Richmond County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office
Date of Death: October 23, 2011
Length of Service: 17 years, 7 months

Police Officer Terry Mae Lewis-Fleming
Albany, Georgia, Police Department
Date of Death: October 28, 2011
Length of Service: 5 years (with agency)

Patrol Officer Brad Jones
Glendale, Arizona, Police Department
Date of Death: October 29, 2011
Length of Service: 4 years

Police Officer James Capoot
Vallejo, California, Police Department
Date of Death: November 17, 2011
Length of Service: 21 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. 79, no. 1, January 2012. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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