Fallen Heroes (February 1, 2019)

HONORING:

Deputy Sheriff Joshua "LJ" Ryer, Jr.
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Glascock County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Age: 19

Tour: 5 months

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DETAILS:

Deputy Sheriff LJ Ryer was killed in a vehicle crash while en route to the Regional Youth Detention Center in Washington, Georgia to pick up an inmate.

His patrol car collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Andrew Drive and Georgia Route 47.

Deputy Ryer had served with the Glascock County Sheriff's Office for only five months.

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HONORING:

K9 Chucky
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Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, January 25, 2019

Age: 6

Tour: 4 years

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DETAILS:

K9 Chucky was shot and killed in the area of West Loop 1604 and Highway 151 while attempting an apprehension of a subject following a vehicle pursuit.

The pursuit had started in Karnes City and had traveled through Karnes County and Wilson County before entering Bexar County. K9 Chucky was deployed for an apprehension after the vehicle stopped. K9 Chucky was able to bite the subject before the man produced a handgun and fatally shot him.

Other deputies and troopers returned fire, wounding the man.

K9 Chucky had served with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office for four years and was trained in narcotics detection and patrol.

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HONORING:

Lieutenant Eric M. Hosette
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Clinton Fire Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Saturday, January 5, 2019

Age: 33

Tour: Unknown

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DETAILS:

At 5:45 a.m., the Clinton Fire Department’s on-duty crew responded to a reported smoldering fire in a silo storage bin at Archer-Daniels-Midland loading facility. At 7:00 a.m., the scene was handed off to the next crew coming on-duty which included Lieutenant Eric Hosette. Nearly two hours later at 8:45 a.m., Hosette was injured in an explosion at the scene. Hosette was transported to Mercy Medical Center where, despite all efforts, he passed away. A second firefighter was critically injured during the explosion but survived.

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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).