Fallen Heroes Friday (April 13, 2018)

HONORING:

Police Officer Keith Earle
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Huntsville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Friday, April 9, 2018

AGE: 46

TOUR: 25 years
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DETAILS:

Police Officer Keith Earle succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash on March 26th, 2018, at the intersection of Pulaski Pike and Grizzard Road.

He was transported to Huntsville Hospital where his condition deteriorated until passing away on April 9th, 2018.

Officer Earle had served with the Huntsville Police Department for 25 years.

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HONORING:

Patrolman Kevin F. Crossley
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Whitesboro Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, April 11, 2018

AGE: 34

TOUR: 8 years
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DETAILS:

Patrolman Kevin Crossley was killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Oriskany Boulevard and Westmoreland Street at approximately 7:55 pm.

A vehicle traveling on Oriskany Boulevard in the opposite direction attempted to make a left turn in front of Patrolman Crossley's patrol car, causing a collision. Patrolman Crossley was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Patrolman Crossley had served with the Whitesboro Police Department for eight years and also served as a part-time police officer with the Whitestown Police Department. He is survived by his parents and brother.

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HONORING:

Police Officer Sean Gannon
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Yarmouth Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Friday, April 12, 2018

AGE: 32

TOUR: 7 years, 5 months
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DETAILS:

Police Officer Sean Gannon was shot and killed while assisting with a warrant service at 109 Blueberry Lane, in Barnstable.

Officer Gannon and his canine partner, Nero, were searching the home and located the wanted man in a closet. The man opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Gannon and wounding Nero. The man then barricaded himself inside the house for two hours before being taken into custody.

The 29-year-old subject was charged with Officer Gannon's murder. His record showed he had 111 prior offenses and was on probation.

Officer Gannon had served with the Yarmouth Police Department for 7-1/2 years and previously served with the Stonehill College Police Department and Nantucket Police Department.

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HONORING:

Fire Chief Richard L. Sales
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Reynolds Volunteer Fire Department, NC

End of Watch: Friday, April 8, 2018

AGE: 52

TOUR: 31 years
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DETAILS:

Fire Chief Richard L. Sales was killed in a single vehicle crash while traveling on fire department business. According to initial reports, Sales was on I-40 Eastbound when he struck barriers in the middle of the road, lost control of his vehicle, and went down an embankment onto roadways below before coming to a stop. The cause of the wreck is still under investigation, but the local news reported it was the same area where a motorcyclist and the driver of a semi-trailer died in separate wrecks on March 31, 2018.

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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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