Fallen Heroes (December 4, 2020)

HONORING:

Air Interdiction Agent Christopher Doyle Carney
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United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Air and Marine Operations, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Monday, November 16, 2020

Age: 56

Tour: Not Available

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DETAILS:

Air Interdiction Agent Christopher Carney died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty in McAllen, Texas.

Air Interdiction Agent Carney was a U.S. Army veteran and recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross. He had served with Customs and Border Protection - Air and Marine Operations for two years and was assigned to the McAllen Air and Marine Branch. He is survived by his daughter, mother, and four siblings.

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:

Correctional Officer Richard Allen Wright
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Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri

End of Watch: Thursday, November 19, 2020

Age: 61

Tour: 15 years

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DETAILS:

Correctional Officer Richard Wright died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Vandalia.

Officer Wright had served with the Missouri Department of Corrections for 15 years. He had previously served with the Audrain County Sheriff's Office and had retired as a Lieutenant from the Little Dixie Fire Protection District. 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:

Detention Officer Dwight Willis
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Greene County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, November 22, 2020

Age: 56

Tour: 19 years

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DETAILS:

Detention Officer Dwight Willis died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Greene County Jail.

Detention Officer Willis had served with the Greene County Sheriff's Office for 19 years. He is survived by his wife.

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:

Correctional Officer Glenn F. Martinez
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Guam Department of Corrections, Guam

End of Watch: Monday, November 23, 2020

Age: 48

Tour: 23 years

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DETAILS:

Correctional Officer Glenn Martinez died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Guam Adult Correctional Facility.

Officer Martinez had served with the Guam Department of Corrections for 23 years.

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:

Captain Philip Street
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Walker County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Friday, November 27, 2020

Age: 66

Tour: 27 years

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DETAILS:

Captain Philip Street died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Walker County Jail.

Captain Street had served with the Walker County Sheriff's Office for seven years and had previously served as the elected sheriff of Dade County for 20 years.

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:

Senior Police Officer Ernest Leal, Jr.
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Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, November 27, 2020

Age: 60

Tour: 36 years

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DETAILS:

Senior Police Officer Ernest Leal died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

Officer Leal had served with the Houston Police Department for 36 years and was assigned to the North Patrol Division. He is survived by his wife, four children, mother, and three siblings.

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 Jared Michael Allison
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Nash County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Age: 26

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

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DETAILS:

Deputy Sheriff Jared Allison succumbed to injuries sustained on Thanksgiving Day while attempting to stop a motorcycle on U.S. 301 Bypass in Rocky Mount.

He had just completed a traffic stop and was attempting to catch a motorcycle when another car attempted a left turn in front of him at the intersection with May Drive. Deputy Allison's patrol SUV struck the vehicle and overturned. He was ejected from the vehicle and sustained critical injuries. He was transported to Vidant Medical Center where he remained until succumbing to his injuries on December 1st, 2020.

Deputy Allison was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Nash County Sheriff's Office for 2-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and parents.
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HONORING:

Chief Deputy Constable M. Wayne Rhodes
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Denton County Constable's Office - Precinct 2, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Age: 66

Tour: 25 years

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DETAILS:

Chief Deputy Constable Wayne Rhodes died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

Chief Deputy Rhodes had served with the Denton County Constable's Office - Precinct 2 for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, six children, and 16 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:

Officer Andy Ornelas
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California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Age: 27

Tour: 4 years

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DETAILS:

Officer Andy Ornelas succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash near the intersection of West Avenue N-3 and North 32nd Street, in Palmdale, nine days earlier.

He was en route to a vehicle crash at about 7:05 pm when another vehicle attempted a U-turn after missing its turn into a driveway. The vehicle turned directly into Officer Ornelas' path, causing a collision. Officer Ornelas was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on December 2nd, 2020.

Officer Ornelas had served with the California Highway Patrol for four years and was assigned to the Antelope Valley Area Office. He is survived by his wife, parents, brother, and sister. His parents, brother, and an uncle all serve in law enforcement.
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HONORING:

Patrolman Cassie Johnson
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Charleston Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, December 3, 2020

Age: 28

Tour: 4 years

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DETAILS:

Patrolman Cassie Johnson succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day while responding to a parking complaint in the 200 block Garrison Avenue at about 2:30 pm.

Despite her wounds, she was able to return fire and wounded the subject. The man was arrested a short distance away.

Patrolman Johnson was transported to Charleston Area Medical Center where she remained on life support until December 3rd, 2020, so that her organs could be donated.

Patrolman Johnson had served with the Charleston Police Department for two years and had previously served as a city humane officer for two years.
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HONORING:

K9 Titan
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Johnstown Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, November 22, 2020

Age: 7

Tour: 6 years

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DETAILS:

K9 Titan died after falling down an elevator shaft while clearing a building at 249 Maple Avenue at about 4:30 am.

Officers responding to a burglary located two suspects hiding in the warehouse and learned three more suspects were inside. As K9 Titan conducted a search of the building's fourth floor he fell down an open, unsecured elevator shaft. K9 Titan suffered fatal injuries in the fall.

K9 Titan had served with the Johnstown Police Department for six years.
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HONORING:

Captain Robert “Bobby” Joseph Rocha
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Kansas City, MO Fire Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Saturday, November 21, 2020

Age: 59

Tour: Not Availavble

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DETAILS:

While on-duty, Captain Robert “Bobby” Rocha contracted COVID-19 from a patient with a known case of COVID-19. He was hospitalized on November 12, 2020 and passed away from the virus on November 21, 2020.
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HONORING:

Firefighter/EMT Robert Cree
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Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Sunday, November 22, 2020

Age: 72

Tour: Not Availavble

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DETAILS:

At 1900hrs on Sunday, November 22, 2020, Firefighter/EMT Robert Cree responded to a medical emergency at a residence. Upon returning home, at approximately 2010hrs, Firefighter/EMT Cree collapsed from an apparent heart attack. Crews arrived at his home and immediately performed CPR. Despite all efforts, he could not be resuscitated and passed away.
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HONORING:

Firefighter/EMT Alan Dean Basso
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Cowlitz County Fire District 5, Washington

End of Watch: Friday, November 27, 2020

Age: 59

Tour: Not Availavble

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DETAILS:

On the morning of Friday, November 27, 2020, Firefighter/EMT Alan Basso responded to two medical emergency calls, the last one dispatched at 0848hrs. Later that day, at 1355hrs, Basso was driving in the downtown area of Kalama when his vehicle collided with several parked vehicles. He was unconscious and not breathing, suffering a cardiac arrest. Citizen CPR was immediately initiated by a nearby off-duty Portland firefighter, 911 was summonsed, and Cowlitz County Fire District 5 resources arrived on-scene. Immediate advance life support measures were administered, and Basso was then transported to PeaceHealth St. Johns Medical Center where, despite all efforts, he was pronounced deceased.

Firefighter/EMT Basso’s service work history includes five years with the Washington Department of Natural Resources as a seasonal firefighter, one year with Washington State University as a firefighter, 2 ½ years with Cowlitz County Fire District 5 as a career firefighter, 21 years with Cowlitz County Fire District 5 as a volunteer firefighter and Captain, and 21 ½ years as a career firefighter and Lieutenant with the City of Longview Fire Department.

Incident Location: Kalama, Washington

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