Fallen Heroes Friday (December 21, 2018)

HONORING:

Police Officer Jason Quick
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Lumberton Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, December 15, 2018

Age: 31

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

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DETAILS:

Police Officer Jason Quick was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating another crash on I-95, near exit 22, at 6:50 am.

Rescue personnel and another officer who were already at the scene immediately rendered aid. He was transported to Southeastern Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Quick had served with the Lumberton Police Department for 18 months. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

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HONORING:

Police Officer Eduardo Marmolejo
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Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, December 17, 2018

Age: 36

Tour: 2 years, 7 months

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DETAILS:

Police Officer Eduardo Marmolejo and Police Officer Conrad Gary were struck and killed by a South Shore Line commuter train while investigating a shots-fired call in the area of 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue at 6:20 pm.

They were investigating the sounds of gunfire that had been detected by a ShotSpotter sensor in the area. As they arrived at the scene they observed a suspect running up an embankment toward the railroad tracks. They were both struck by the outbound train while they pursued him across the tracks near the 103rd Street Rosemoor station.

A handgun and shell casings were recovered near the scene by other officers. The suspect they were chasing was apprehended a short time later.

Officer Marmolejo had served with the Chicago Police Department for 2-1/2 years and was assigned to the 5th District - Calumet. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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HONORING:

Police Officer Conrad Gary
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Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, December 17, 2018

Age: 31

Tour: 1 year, 9 months

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DETAILS:

Police Officer Conrad Gary and Police Officer Eduardo Marmolejo were struck and killed by a South Shore Line commuter train while investigating a shots-fired call in the area of 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue at 6:20 pm.

They were investigating the sounds of gunfire that had been detected by a ShotSpotter sensor in the area. As they arrived at the scene they observed a suspect running up an embankment toward the railroad tracks. They were both struck by the outbound train while they pursued him across the tracks near the 103rd Street Rosemoor station.

A handgun and shell casings were recovered near the scene by other officers. The suspect they were chasing was apprehended a short time later.

Officer Gary had served with the Chicago Police Department for 18 months and was assigned to the 5th District - Calumet. He is survived by his wife and child. Officer Gary was a U.S Air Force veteran.

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HONORING:

Captain Scott Dannheimer
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Coal Township Fire Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, December 20, 2018

Age: 53

Tour: Not Available

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DETAILS:

On Thursday, 12/20/18, Captain Scott Dannheimer, after working the scene of a structure fire, was in the seat of an engine performing after action duties when he collapsed. CPR was immediately performed, and Dannheimer was transported to the hospital where he passed away a short time later. The nature and cause of the fatal injury have not yet been reported. Captain Dannheimer was a member of the Coal Township Fire Department/East End Fire Company, Station 120.

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HONORING:

Captain John Ostergard
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East Olympia Fire District 6, Washington

End of Watch: Sunday, December 16, 2018

Age: 63

Tour: Not Available

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DETAILS:

On Friday, December 14, 2018, Captain Ostergard collapsed at the scene of a working structure fire in Yelm, WA. He was immediately transported to the Providence Saint Peters Hospital in Olympia, WA, where he passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018. The nature and cause of fatal injury have not yet been 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).

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