Fallen Heroes (January 31, 2020)

HONORING:

Major Angelanette Moore
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Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Age: 40

Tour: 20 years

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DETAILS:

Major Angelanette Moore suffered a fatal heart attack following a shakedown in one of the housing units at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

Several hours after the shakedown she returned to the housing unit to provide disciplinary guidance to inmates. As she completed her discussion with the inmates, she collapsed. Other officers and medical staff immediately began CPR but were unable to resuscitate her.

Major Moore had served with the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail for 20 years and served as the agency's Director of Security. She is survived by her husband and son.

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HONORING:

Police Officer Katherine Mary Thyne
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Newport News Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Age: 24

Tour: 1 year

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DETAILS:

Police Officer Katie Thyne died after being dragged by a vehicle while conducting an investigation.

She and her partner were investigating reports of drug activity when they approached a car along the 1400 block of 16th Street in Newport News. During the investigation, the driver sped off, dragging Police Officer Thyne for a block. The vehicle struck a tree, and Officer Thyne was pinned between the tree and the vehicle door.

Police Officer Thyne was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where she died from her injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody and charged with felony homicide, evading and eluding, and possession of narcotics.

Police Officer Thyne served with the Newport News Police Department for approximately one year and had previously served with the United States Navy.

Police Officer Thyne is survived by her 2-year-old daughter, fiancée, mother, three brothers, and grandparents.

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HONORING:

Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Gordon Whiteman
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Long County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Age: 44

Tour: 4 years, 4 months

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DETAILS:

Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Whiteman was killed in a crash while involved in a vehicle pursuit at approximately 3:00 am.

Officers with the Ludowici Police Department had initiated the pursuit when they attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle fled onto Highway 57 toward McIntosh County with officers in pursuit. Deputy Whiteman had just joined the pursuit when his vehicle left the roadway and struck several trees near Tibet Road SE. He was transported to Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville where he succumbed to his injuries.

The vehicle that was being pursued was later found abandoned in McIntosh County and the driver remains at large.

Deputy Whiteman had served with the Long County Sheriff's Office for four months and had previously served with the Chatham County Sheriff's Office for four years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and father.

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HONORING:

Officer Kaulike Kalama
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Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Sunday, January 19, 2020

Age: 34

Tour: 9 years

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DETAILS:

Officer Kaulike Kalama and Officer Tiffany-Victoria Enriquez were shot and killed while responding to a stabbing call at a home at 3015 Hibiscus Drive shortly after 9:00 am.

An elderly woman had filed eviction paperwork against her tenant, who suffered from mental health issues and had been falsely calling 911 repeatedly in recent weeks. The landlord and tenant became engaged in an argument in which the man stabbed the woman.

Officer Enriquez was one of the first officers who arrived at the scene and tended to the victim outside of the home. As she and other officers walked toward the house the man opened fire, killing her. Officer Kalama was shot moments later as he and other officers arrived on the scene. Both officers were shot in areas above their bulletproof vests.

After shooting the officers, the man barricaded himself inside of his home and set it on fire. The flames spread to neighboring homes, destroying a total of seven homes. The man and two women were presumed dead in the fire.

Officer Kalama had served with the Honolulu Police Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife and teenage son.

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HONORING:

Officer Tiffany-Victoria Bilon Enriquez
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Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Sunday, January 19, 2020

Age: 38

Tour: 7 years

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DETAILS:

Officer Tiffany-Victoria Enriquez and Officer Kaulike Kalama were shot and killed while responding to a stabbing call at a home at 3015 Hibiscus Drive shortly after 9:00 am.

An elderly woman had filed eviction paperwork against her tenant, who suffered from mental health issues and had been falsely calling 911 repeatedly in recent weeks. The landlord and tenant became engaged in an argument in which the man stabbed the woman.

Officer Enriquez was one of the first officers who arrived at the scene and tended to the victim outside of the home. As she and other officers walked toward the house the man opened fire, killing her. Officer Kalama was shot moments later as he and other officers arrived on the scene. Both officers were shot in areas above their bulletproof vests.

After shooting the officers, the man barricaded himself inside of his home and set it on fire. The flames spread to neighboring homes, destroying a total of seven homes. The man and two women were presumed dead in the fire.

Officer Enriquez was a U.S. Air Force Reserves veteran. She had served with the Honolulu Police Department for seven years and had previously served with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Tennessee. She is survived by three daughters and one grandson.

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May you be at rest.

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