Fallen Heroes Friday (November 30, 2018)

HONORING:

Police Officer Jason Michael Seals
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Slidell Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Saturday, November 17, 2018

Age: 35

Tour: 10 years

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DETAILS:

Police Officer Jason Seals succumbed to injuries sustained on September 25th, 2018, when he was involved in a motorcycle crash while escorting a funeral procession.

He was traveling on the 1900 block of Highway 190W when another vehicle pulled out in front of him near the Grand Theatre. He was transported to University Hospital in New Orleans where he remained until succumbing to his injuries on November 17th, 2018.

Officer Seals had served with the Slidell Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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HONORING:

Police Officer Samuel Jimenez
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Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, November 19, 2018

Age: 28

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

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DETAILS:

Police Officer Samuel Jimenez was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance outside of Mercy Hospital at 2525 South Michigan Avenue.

As officers arrived on the scene the male subject fatally shot his ex-fiancee, who was a doctor at the hospital. He then ran into the hospital with officers pursuing him. As they entered the hospital the man exchanged shots with Officer Jimenez, striking him and a bystander. Another officer's duty belt was also struck by the gunfire.

The subject was also shot and killed during the exchange.

Officer Jimenez and the bystander were both transported to another hospital where they succumbed to their wounds.

Officer Jimenez had served with the Chicago Police Department for 18 months.

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HONORING:

Police Officer Leann Simpson
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Philadelphia Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Saturday, November 24, 2018

Age: 23

Tour: 1 year, 3 months

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DETAILS:

Police Officer Leann Simpson was killed in a vehicle collision on West Beacon Street while responding to assist deputies on a traffic stop shortly after 2:00 am.

Deputies from the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office were on a traffic stop on Highway 16 and dispatchers were unable to establish contact with them. Dispatch requested that officers from the Philadelphia Police Department respond to check on the deputies. Officer Simpson's patrol car hit a light pole and flipped several times as she responded, causing her to suffer fatal injuries.

Officer Simpson was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 15 months.

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HONORING:

Police Officer David Romrell
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South Salt Lake Police Department, Utah

End of Watch: Saturday, November 24, 2018

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

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DETAILS:

Police Officer David Romrell was intentionally struck by a vehicle fleeing from a burglary in progress at a business at 3575 South West Temple shortly before 10:00 pm.

He and other responding officers arrived at the scene as the suspects attempted to leave in a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle accelerated toward the officers and struck Officer Romrell. Other officers fired a the driver, killing him.

The passenger fled on foot but was apprehended by a canine unit a short time later.

Officer Romrell was transported to Intermountain Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries while in emergency surgery.

Officer Romrell was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the South Salt Lake Police Department for 11 months. He is survived by his wife and 4-month-old child.

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HONORING:

Police Officer Hunter Edwards
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Winchester Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, November 24, 2018

Age: 30

Tour: 4 years

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DETAILS:

Police Officer Hunter Edwards was killed in a single-vehicle crash on West Jubal Early Drive while responding to a fight call at approximately 10:50 pm.

He was responding to the call several blocks away on South Loudoun Street when the crash occurred. He was transported to Winchester Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Edwards had served with the Winchester Police Department for four years and was assigned to the Patrol Division, SWAT team, and Civil Disturbance Unit. He is survived by his wife and stepson.

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HONORING:

Deputy Sheriff Antonio Hinostroza
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Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, November 25, 2018

Age: 45

Tour: 19 years

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DETAILS:

Deputy Sheriff Tony Hinostroza was killed in a vehicle crash as he responded to assist other deputies who were involved in a vehicle pursuit in Riverbank.

The pursuit started after deputies had been called to check on the welfare of a subject who was sleeping behind the wheel of an SUV. As the deputies contacted the man he accelerated away from them, leading them on a pursuit.

As Deputy Hinostroza responded to assist in the pursuit his vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole at the intersection of Claribel Road and Terminal Avenue. Rescue personnel were unable to resuscitate him at the scene.

The subject involved in the vehicle pursuit fled on foot and fought with deputies after stop-sticks were successfully deployed. He was charged with fourth offense DUI, felony evasion, and resisting arrest.

Deputy Hinostroza was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department for 19 years.

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HONORING:

Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase S. White
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United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Thursday, November 29, 2018

Age: 41

Tour: 3 years

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DETAILS:

Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase White was shot and killed at 5:30 pm while attempting to serve a warrant at a home on 15th Avenue, near Jacinto Street, in Tucson, Arizona.

He and other officers were attempting to arrest the man, who had been charged with stalking a law enforcement officer. The man opened fire, killing Deputy Marshal White before barricading himself in his home. He surrendered approximately one hour later.

Deputy Marshal White had served with the United States Marshals Service for three years.

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HONORING:

Firefighter Michael Galay
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Green Knoll Fire Rescue, New Jersey

End of Watch: Thursday, November 22, 2018

Age: 71

Tour: 30 years

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DETAILS:

On 11/21/18, Firefighter Michael Galay responded to smoke and a fire alarm activation at an office building. He returned from the incident and proceeded to assist several firefighters at Station 1 with the arrival of a new engine company. Galay then went home, where, on the morning of 11/22/18 at approximately 0645hrs, his wife attempted to wake him and found him unresponsive. CPR was administered and Galay was transported to the hospital where he died a short time later. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be reported.

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HONORING:

Firefighter Daniel J. Lucius
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Carroll Township Fire and EMS, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

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DETAILS:

While responding to an emergency medical call, Firefighter Daniel Lucius was involved in an accident when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a pond. Emergency responders quickly responded to the accident scene and were able to pull Lucius from the submerged vehicle. Lucius was transported to Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton, Ohio, where he was pronounced deceased from the injuries sustained.

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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).