Fallen Heroes Friday (August 3, 2018)

HONORING:

Police Officer Adam Edward Jobbers-Miller
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Fort Myers Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, July 28, 2018

Age: 29

Tour: 3 years

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DETAILS:

Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on July 21st, 2018, after responding to an assault and larceny call at a gas station at 3915 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard at approximately 7:30 pm.

As officers arrived the suspect fled on foot along Flint Drive, with Officer Jobbers-Miller in pursuit. The man opened fire with a handgun, striking Officer Jobbers-Miller. Another officer transported him to Lee Memorial Hospital where he remained until succumbing to his wound on July 28th, 2018.

The subject was taken into custody at the scene after being shot and wounded.

Officer Jobbers-Miller had served with the Fort Myers Police Department for three years and had previously served as a firefighter with the Wayne Fire Department in New Jersey.

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HONORING:

K9 Vader
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Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Age: 2

Tour: Unknown

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DETAILS:

K9 Vader was shot and killed during a vehicle pursuit of a murder suspect in a stolen vehicle in Sussex County at approximately 8:20 am.

A trooper initiated the pursuit after locating the stolen car traveling on I-95. The man driving the vehicle was wanted for the murder of one woman and the wounding of a second woman in Connecticut. The vehicle fled on the interstate as the driver opened fire at troopers. The pursuit continued to the area of Loco School Road and Bell Road, where the man continued to fire at troopers. One of the rounds struck K9 Vader, who was still in the backseat compart of the patrol car. Troopers returned fire, killing the suspect.

K9 Vader was a narcotics detection canine assigned to the Virginia State Police Drug Interdiction Task Force. He had served with the Virginia State Police for nine months.

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HONORING:

K9 Midas
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Hancock County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch: Monday, July 30, 2018

Age: 4

Tour: 3 years

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DETAILS:

K9 Midas died from complication of heat exhaustion suffered after the air conditioning unit and failsafe unit failed in his handler's patrol car.

The vehicle was parked at the Hancock County Sheriff's Office when the failure occurred. The patrol car was equipped with a failsafe system that was intended to roll down the windows and activate an alarm if the air conditioner stopped, but the failsafe system did not activate.

K9 Midas was transported to a local veterinary office where he suffered additional complications from the heat exhaustion and died later that day.

K9 Midas had served with the Hancock County Sheriff's Office for three years.

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HONORING:

K9 Hemi
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Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch: Monday, July 30, 2018

Age: 6

Tour: 5 years

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DETAILS:

K9 Hemi was shot and killed while attempting an apprehension of a subject involved in an earlier vehicle pursuit in Missouri.

The vehicle fled into Arkansas and was located by troopers near mile marker 56 on I-55 in Mississippi County. The vehicle came to a stop and the driver immediately fled onto nearby farm property. K9 Hemi was deployed for an apprehension and caught the subject, but the man produced a gun and shot him. The man was then shot and killed by officers after shooting at them.

K9 Hemi had served with the Arkansas State Police for five years.

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HONORING:

Fire Inspector Jeremy Stoke
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Redding Fire Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, July 26, 2018

Age: 37

Tour: Unknown

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DETAILS:

Fire Inspector Jeremy Stoke was killed when he was battling the Carr Fire in Northern California’s Shasta County. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be reported.

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HONORING:

Captain Brian Hughes
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California

End of Watch: Sunday, July 29, 2018

Age: 33

Tour: Unknown

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DETAILS:

Captain Brian Hughes and his crew were engaged in tactical fire operations on the east side of the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County, California, when he was struck by a tree. Hughes was treated on scene, but passed away from the injuries he sustained before he could be transported to a hospital.

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HONORING:

Firefighter/Bulldozer Operator Don R. Smith
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CAL FIRE, California

End of Watch: Friday, July 27, 2018

Age: 81

Tour: Unknown

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DETAILS:

Firefighter/Bulldozer Operator Don Smith was operating his bulldozer while battling the Carr Fire in Northern California’s Shasta County when he was overtaken by flames. Smith’s body was found by emergency personnel in the area of Benson Drive and Rock Creek Road in Redding, California. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be reported.

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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).