Fallen Heroes (August 21, 2020)

HONORING:

Corrections Officer IV Lebouath Boua
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Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Age: 61

Tour: 4 years

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DETAILS:

Corrections Officer IV Lebouath Boua died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Coffield Unit in Tennessee Colony, Texas.

Officer Boua had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for four years. He is survived by two children.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.
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HONORING:

Deputy Sheriff Stephen Bradley Crazywolf Dutton
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Harris County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Friday, August 14, 2020

Age: 54

Tour: Unknown

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DETAILS:

Deputy Sheriff Steven Dutton died after contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty.

Deputy Dutton was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, three children, and 11 grandchildren.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.
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HONORING:

Corrections Officer V Elizabeth Jones
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Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, August 15, 2020

Age: 59

Tour: 18 years

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DETAILS:

Corrections Officer V Elizabeth Jones died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak amongst staff and inmates at the Carol Young Medical Facility in Galveston County.

Officer Jones had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 18 years. She is survived by her husband and two children.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.
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HONORING:

Detention Deputy Charles Pugh, II
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Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Age: 40

Tour: 6 years

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DETAILS:

Detention Deputy Charles Pugh died after contracting COVID-19 following a confirmed exposure in the Santa Rosa County Jail.

Deputy Pugh had served with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.
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HONORING:

K9 Roscoe
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Anderson County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Age: 3

Tour: 2 years

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DETAILS:

K9 Roscoe was shot and killed from ambush while tracking two suspects who had bailed out of a vehicle following a pursuit.

The pursuit had started after deputies attempted to make a traffic stop but was terminated as it entered a more populated area. Several minutes later the vehicle was involved in a crash in the 3500 block of Clemson Boulevard and two subjects, a male and a female, fled on foot.

As deputies responded to the scene, K9 Roscoe began a track from the crash site. As the deputies went up a hill, they were ambushed by the two suspects who opened fire on them, striking K9 Roscoe. Deputies returned fire, killing the male subject, and wounding the female subject.

K9 Roscoe was taken to a local veterinary hospital where he died the following morning.

K9 Roscoe had served with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office for two years.
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HONORING:

K9 Ronja
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Tacoma Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Age: 2

Tour: 8 months

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DETAILS:

K9 Ronja was shot and killed while tracking a murder suspect in the 3600 block of South M Street at about 1:30 am.

Another officer had spotted the man in a vehicle and recognized him as being wanted in connection to a murder that had occurred the previous night. The subject led officers on a vehicle pursuit until crashing and bailing out on foot. K9 Ronja and her handler arrived at the scene and began a track for the subject. The man opened fire on officers when he was located in the 3600 block of M Street and struck K9 Ronja.

One of the officers on scene returned fire and wounded the subject, who was taken into custody.

K9 Ronja was taken to a veterinary hospital where she died later in the morning.

K9 Ronja had served with the Tacoma Police Department for only eight months.
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