Fallen Heroes (April 10, 2020)

HONORING:

Deputy Sheriff Sypraseuth "Bud" Phouangphrachanh
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Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Age: 43

Tour: 14 years

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DETAILS:

Deputy Sheriff Sypraseuth Phouangphrachanh died as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty as a school resource officer. Deputy Phouangphrachanh contracted the virus at the beginning of a small outbreak of the virus affecting school employees.

Deputy Phouangphrachanh had served with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office for 14 years and was assigned as the school resource officer for the county's middle schools and high schools. He had previously served with the Candor Police Department. He is survived by his wife, five children, parents, and two brothers.
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HONORING:

Deputy Sheriff Terrell Young
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Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Age: 47

Tour: 12 years

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DETAILS:

Deputy Sheriff Terrell Young died after contracting COVID-19 from an infected inmate at the Byrd Detention Center.

Deputy Young had served with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.
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HONORING:

Police Officer Marco DiFranco
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Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, April 2, 2020

Age: 50

Tour: 21 years

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DETAILS:

Police Officer Marco DiFranco died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

Officer DiFranco had served with the Chicago Police Department for 21 years. He is survived by his wife, two children, and a brother who also serves with the agency.
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HONORING:

Deputy Sheriff Shannon Bennett
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Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Friday, April 3, 2020

Age: 39

Tour: 12 years

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DETAILS:

Deputy Sheriff Shannon Bennett died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

Deputy Bennett had served with the Broward County Sheriff's Office for 12 years and served as an SRO at Deerfield Beach Elementary School. He is survived by his fiance, mother, and brother.
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HONORING:

Officer Breann Leath
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Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, April 9, 2020

Age: 24

Tour: 3 years

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DETAILS:

Officer Breann Leath was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call at 1803 Edinburge Square shortly before 3:00 pm.

A subject inside opened fire, striking Officer Leath and a female resident of the apartment. Both were taken to a local hospital where Officer Leath succumbed to her wounds.

The subject was taken into custody.

Officer Leath was a veteran of the National Guard and had served with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for three years. She is survived by one child and her parents, who both serve with the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
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HONORING:

Firefighter/EMT Michael Field
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Valley Stream Volunteer Fire Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, April 8, 2020

Age: 59

Tour: Unknown

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DETAILS:

Deputy Sheriff Shannon Bennett died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

Deputy Bennett had served with the Broward County Sheriff's Office for 12 years and served as an SRO at Deerfield Beach Elementary School. He is survived by his fiance, mother, and brother.
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HONORING:

James “Tank” Waters, Fire Chief
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Tryon Fire Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, April 7, 2020

Age: 40

Tour: Unknown

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DETAILS:

Officer Breann Leath was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call at 1803 Edinburge Square shortly before 3:00 pm.

A subject inside opened fire, striking Officer Leath and a female resident of the apartment. Both were taken to a local hospital where Officer Leath succumbed to her wounds.

The subject was taken into custody.

Officer Leath was a veteran of the National Guard and had served with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for three years. She is survived by one child and her parents, who both serve with the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
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HONORING:

Firefighter-EMT Mike Field
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Valley Stream Volunteer Fire Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, April 8, 2020

Age: 59

Tour: Unknown

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DETAILS:

Deputy Sheriff Shannon Bennett died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

Deputy Bennett had served with the Broward County Sheriff's Office for 12 years and served as an SRO at Deerfield Beach Elementary School. He is survived by his fiance, mother, and brother.
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May you be at rest.

This information is supplied by the Officer Down Memorial Page (www.odmp.org) and the U.S. Fire Administration (www.apps.usfa.fema.gov).

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