Fallen Heroes

Police Officer Gary Allen Gryder

Houston Police Department, Texas
DOD: Sunday, June 29, 2008

In June of 2008, Officer Gary Gryder was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing trafficat a construction site on the Katy Freeway. The drunk driver drove through a barricade and struck Officer Gryder and another officer without braking. The driver, Hung Troung, an illegal immigrant, was charged with manslaughter.

Officer Gryder had served with the Houston Police Department for 23 years. He is survived by his wife, son, step-daughter, two grandchildren, parents, and two sisters. Read More >

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Deputy Sheriff Larry Sherwood Kolb

Kendall County Sheriff’s Department, Texas
DOD: Saturday, October 2, 1999

Deputy Kolb was shot and killed when he was ambushed at a shots fired call. He had responded to the call while he was off duty because he was the closest officer to the scene. As he was approaching the residence he identified himself as a deputy and was then shot in the neck and chest by the suspect, who was using an AK-47. Deputy Kolb was not wearing a bullet proof vest. Other officers who the arrived on the scene found the suspect hiding under a trailer. The suspect fired at them as well and was killed when the officers returned fire. Read More >

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Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry

United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection – United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government
DOD: Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed near Rio Rico, Arizona, while attempting to apprehend a group of armed subjects. The suspects had been preying on illegal immigrants with the intent to rob them.

Agent Terry and several other agents were attempting to arrest the group when shots were exchanged between the suspects and agents. Agent Terry was struck in the pelvis by a round fired by a suspect armed with an AK-47. Read More >

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Police Officer John Williamson

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York
DOD: Friday, October 8, 1993

Officer John Williamson was killed when someone threw a 30 pound bucket of spackling compound off of the roof of a six story building onto his head as he was getting into his cruiser. He had responded to the scene to assist other officers who were being attacked by several area residents.

The suspect fled to the Dominican Republic but was extradited and charged with murder. The jury acquitted him of murder but found him guilty of manslaughter. Read More >

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Police Officer Kevin Scott Will

Police Officer Kevin Scott Will
Houston Police Department, Texas
DOD:, May 29, 2011

Police Officer Kevin Will was struck and killed by a drunk driver as he investigated a hit-and-run accident involving a motorcyclist on the Loop 610 North, near Yale Street, at approximately 3:15 am.

Officer Will was interviewing a witness to the motorcycle accident when the drunk driver drove around barriers and emergency vehicles that were blocking the closed freeway. Seeing the vehicle approach, Officer Will warned the witness to jump out of the way. The citizen was able to jump to safety moments before Officer Will was struck and killed. Read More >

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Deputy Sheriff David William March

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, California
DOD: Monday, April 29, 2002

Deputy David March was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle in Irwindale, California, at approximately 10:40 am.

The suspect had stated to friends that he wanted to kill a police officer during a traffic stop. The suspect intentionally got stopped and waited for Deputy March to get in front of his patrol car so he could open fire, as Deputy March would have no place to take cover. Deputy March was shot several times in the head and chest. Read More >

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Sergeant John Lee Steel

California Highway Patrol, California
DOD: Friday, April 23, 1993

Sergeant Steel was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel. The suspect was an illegal alien and was deported to Mexico. The man returned to the United States shortly after being deported and was sent to jail for 8 months.

Sergeant Steel had been with the agency for 21 years and was survived by his wife and two sons. Read More >

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Chief of Police Milton Paul Antone

Ak-Chin Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police
DOD: Thursday, April 14, 1983

Chief of Police Milton Antone was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a fugitive in Arizona.

He arrived at the scene to assist members of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation of possible child abuse when the suspect pulled .38 caliber revolver on the original officer. Chief Antone exchanged gunfire with the suspect and was fatally wounded by one round. The suspect was killed by another officer minutes later. Read More >

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Police Officer Ignacio Gonzales Conchos

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona
DOD: Thursday, July 1, 1982

Officer Ignacio Conchos and Officer John Davis were shot when they entered a bar to search for a bank robbery suspect. Officer Conchos died at the scene and Officer Davis died one month later from his wounds.

The suspect, an illegal alien, was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Conchos was survived by his wife and four children. Read More >

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Patrol Inspector William Douglas McCalib

United States Department of Labor – Immigration Service – United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government
DOD: Tuesday, January 7, 1930

Patrol Inspector William McCalib was shot and killed after he and another inspector arrested a suspected illegal alien in Alice, Texas.

The subject claimed to be a legal citizen and that a restaurant owner could vouch for him. The officers took the man to the restaurant and the other inspector went in to interview the owner. Inspector McCalib remained in the patrol car with the suspect. While in the car the man produced a concealed pistol and shot Inspector McCalib in the back of the head. The other inspector then shot the subject three times in a gun battle. Read More >

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Special Agent John Gilberto Orellana

United States Department of Justice – Immigration and Naturalization Service – Investigations, U.S. Government
DOD: Thursday, January 29, 1998

Special Agent John Orellana was killed in an accident while responding to back up a United States Border Patrol agent who was chasing several illegal aliens in Imperial County, California.

As Agent Orellana was responding to the call his vehicle collided with a tractor trailer at the intersection of California State Routes 86 and 22. Agent Orellana had been temporarily assigned to the area due to a dramatic increase in illegal alien smuggling. Read More >

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Security Officer George D. Joyce

United States Department of Justice – Immigration and Naturalization Service – Detention and Deportation, U.S. Government
DOD: Monday, January 24, 1949

Security Officer George Joyce was stabbed to death by an illegal alien detainee at the Immigration Station in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He was delivering the detainees breakfast tray and was attacked when the cell door was opened. The detainee stabbed him in the neck several times, severing his jugular. A jail matron and another detainee assisted in subduing the subject and called for help. Read More >

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Border Patrol Inspector Richard David Clarke

Border Patrol Inspector Richard David Clarke
United States Department of Justice – Immigration and Naturalization Service – United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government
DOD: Monday, December 18, 1950

Inspector Clarke was stabbed to death while transporting an illegal alien in El Paso, Texas. The suspect suddenly produced a knife and stabbed him in the heart, causing instant death. Inspector Clarke’s partner then struggled with the suspect in the backseat and held him until other officers arrived. The suspect was charged with murder.
Inspector Clarke was survived by his wife. He was buried in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. He had been with the agency for one year. Read More >

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Officer William Lynchburg Seuis

Oakland Police Department, California
DOD: Thursday, July 22, 2004

Officer Seuis was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a tractor trailer on I-238 in Castro Valley. Officer Seuis was transported to a local hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

The tractor trailer fled the scene, but was stopped by a California Highway Patrol officer approximately 10 minutes later and the driver was arrested. The driver, an illegal alien, was charged with felony hit and run. A year later the charges were dismissed because of insufficient evidence. Read More >

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Immigration Inspector Alphonse G. Bernard

United States Department of Justice – Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Government
DOD: Sunday, July 11, 1920

Inspector Alphonse Bernard was struck and killed by an illegal alien smuggler’s vehicle who refused to stop in Campo, California.

Inspector Bernard and his partner were searching vehicles for illegal aliens at the time.

Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/1787-immigration-inspector-alphonse-g-bernard#ixzz3kLtiaez3 Read More >

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Police Officer Daniel Howard Golden

Police Officer Daniel Howard Golden
Huntsville Police Department, Alabama
DOD: Monday, August 29, 2005

Police Officer Daniel Golden was shot and killed when he responded to a domestic disturbance call at a restaurant on Jordan Lane.

The officer was shot in the head when he arrived at the scene. He was transported to Huntsville Hospital where he died a short time later.

One suspect, who was an illegal alien, was taken into custody at the scene and charged with capital murder. He was subsequently sentenced to death. On April 26th, 2015, the subject committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell. Read More >

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Police Officer Nicki James “Nick” Erfle

Police Officer Nicki James “Nick” Erfle
Phoenix Police Department, Arizona
DOD: Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Officer Nick Erfle was shot after he and his partner approached three people for jaywalking and obstructing traffic on 24th Street, one block north of Thomas Road.

One man gave a fictitious name that had a misdemeanor warrant and as they attempted to take him into custody, the suspect drew a weapon and shot Officer Erfle twice in the back of the head. He was rushed to Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center where he died from his injuries an hour later. Read More >

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Police Officer Brian Howard Jackson

Police Officer Brian Howard Jackson
Dallas Police Department, Texas
DOD: Sunday, November 13, 2005

Police Officer Brian Jackson was shot and killed during a foot pursuit of a suspect through a residential area on Madera Avenue.

Officer Jackson responded to a domestic disturbance call on North Henderson Street at approximately 2:45 am. The suspect had threatened his ex-girlfriend and fired a handgun inside a house at the location. When Officer Jackson arrived, the male suspect fled on foot and led officers on a chase through alleys and between houses. The suspect entered a yard and hid, then opened fire on Officer Jackson as he came through the front gate, striking him in the armpit. The suspect ran out of bullets and tossed the gun to the ground, gave up, and was taken into custody. Read More >

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Deputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse Fox

Deputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse Fox
Millard County Sheriff’s Office, Utah
DOD: January 5, 2010

Deputy Sheriff Josie Fox was shot and killed while attempting to stop a vehicle connected to a car theft investigation. Deputy Fox’s sergeant had spotted two vehicles wanted in connection with the investigation and called for backup.

The sergeant followed one vehicle while Deputy Fox followed the second. A short time later Deputy Fox requested backup after stopping the vehicle on Highway 50, at mile post 91, near Delta. When her sergeant arrived he found her suffering from a gunshot wound to her neck, just above her vest. Read More >

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Officer Rodney Joseph Johnson

Houston Police Department, Texas
DOD: September 21, 2006

Officer Rodney Johnson was shot and killed after taking an illegal alien into custody during a traffic stop.

Officer Johnson had stopped a large white pickup truck occupied by a man and woman on Randolph at Braniff, just south of Hobby Airport, at about 5:30 pm. He placed the male driver under arrest after he was unable to produce a drivers license. After handcuffing the male, he placed him in the backseat of the patrol car and then returned to the driver’s seat. The subject, while handcuffed and sitting in the backseat of the patrol car was able to move his hands to his front, retrieve a concealed handgun, and shot Officer Johnson in the back of the head four times. Despite being fatally wounded, Officer Johnson was able to push an emergency button, alerting dispatch to the incident. Read More >

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