Fallen Heroes Friday (April 27, 2018)

HONORING:

Detective Sergeant Brian Scott Cuscino
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New Castle Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, April 19, 2018

AGE: 44

TOUR: 17 years
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DETAILS:

Detective Sergeant Brian Cuscino suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in the department's mandatory physical fitness program at approximately 7:30 am.

He collapsed while using a treadmill at a local gym that was authorized to be used for the wellness program. Another officer found him unconscious.

Sergeant Cuscino had served with the New Castle Police Department for 17 years and was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division and Special Response Team. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

He passed away on the same day he was to receive the department's Officer of the Quarter award.

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HONORING:

Deputy Sheriff Casey L. Shoemate
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Miller County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch: Friday, April 20, 2018

AGE: 26

TOUR: Not available
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DETAILS:

Deputy Sheriff Casey Shoemate was killed in a vehicle crash on Route Y, just north of Rabbit Hill Road, while responding to a structure fire at a fellow employee's house.

He collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle during the response. Deputy Shoemate was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was flown to a local hospital in serious condition.

Deputy Shoemate had served with the Miller County Sheriff's Office for one year. He is survived by his two children, fiancee, parents, and several siblings.

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HONORING:

Police Officer Tamby Yagan
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Paterson Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Friday, April 22, 2018

AGE: 41

TOUR: 13 years
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DETAILS:

Police Officer Tamby Yagan was killed in a vehicle crash near 150 Getty Avenue at approximately 11:00 am.

He suffered fatal injuries when his patrol car collided with a parked vehicle. He was transported to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Yagan had served with the Paterson Police Department for 13 years and had previously served as a volunteer firefighter for the Prospect Park Fire Department. He is survived by his young son.

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HONORING:

Corporal Eugene Cole
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Somerset County Sheriff's Office, Maine

End of Watch: Friday, April 25, 2018

AGE: 61

TOUR: 13 years
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DETAILS:

Corporal Eugene Cole was shot and killed along Route 2, in Norridgewock, by a subject who was out on bond for a previous weapons charge.

The subject shot Corporal Cole then stole his fully marked patrol car between 1:00 am and 2:00 am. He drove the cruiser to a nearby store and robbed it, before fleeing again. He abandoned the patrol car, fled on foot, and remains at large.

Corporal Cole had served with the Somerset County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. He is survived by his son, who also serves with the agency.

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HONORING:

Police Officer Rogelio Santander
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Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, April 25, 2018

AGE: 27

TOUR: 3 years
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DETAILS:

Police Officer Rogelio Santander succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while he and two other officers attempted to arrest a shoplifting suspect at a Home Depot store at 11682 Forest Central Drive.

An off-duty officer working overtime at the store and the store's loss prevention officer had detained a subject who attempted to shoplift in the store. During the investigation, it was determined the man had an outstanding felony warrant and the off-duty officer requested additional units. Officer Santander and another officer arrived at the store and remained with the subject in the loss prevention office as the off-duty officer confirmed the warrant.

As Officer Santander and the other officer attempted to place the man in custody he drew a handgun from his pocket and shot both officers and the loss prevention officer, critically wounding all three. The man fled the scene but was located later in the day following a vehicle pursuit.

Both wounded police officers and the loss prevention officer were transported to a local hospital where Officer Santander succumbed to his wounds the following morning.

Officer Santander had served with the Dallas Police Department for three years.

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HONORING:

Firefighter Philip H. Neubich
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Spooner Fire District Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Friday, April 25, 2018

AGE: 69

TOUR: 38 years
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DETAILS:

On April 24, 2018, at 2319hrs, Firefighter Philip H. Neubich responded to the fire station when his fire department was paged out for a gas leak inside of a residence. Several hours later, at approximately 0615hrs, at home, Firefighter Neubich was found unresponsive by his wife. Local EMS responded, but Firefighter Neubich was found to be deceased. The nature of fatal injury is reported to have been a heart attack.

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HONORING:

Inmate Firefighter Trainee Anthony Colacino
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Sierra Conservation Center - California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch: Friday, April 21, 2018

AGE: 33

TOUR: Unknown
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DETAILS:

Inmate Firefighter Trainee Anthony Colacino was participating in a training hike when he collapsed just before 0800hrs on April 21, 2018. Fellow inmate firefighters attempted to revive Colacino before other emergency services personnel took over care. Despite all efforts, Colacino succumbed to a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined.

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HONORING:

Firefighter Herbert “Butch” Tyler Wilcox
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Rocky Mount Volunteer Fire Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, April 19, 2018

AGE: 77

TOUR: 57 years
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DETAILS:

Firefighter Wilcox responded to two fire calls on April 18, 2018, one at 1300hrs and a brush fire at 1605hrs. After returning from the brush fire, Wilcox complained of neck and back pain. He went to a local MediCenter where he was examined and then sent home. At approximately 0730hrs the next morning, Firefighter Wilcox’s wife tried to wake him but found him unresponsive and immediately called 911. Emergency responders arrived on scene and began CPR, but after 30 minutes of resuscitation efforts, Firefighter Wilcox was pronounced deceased at his residence. The nature and cause of fatal injury is still to be determined.

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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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