Fallen Heroes (July 5, 2019)

HONORING:

Detective Luis Alvarez
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New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, June 29, 2019

Age: 53

DETAILS:

Detective Luis Alvarez died as the result of cancer that he developed following his assignment to the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks.

Detective Alvarez is survived by his wife, three sons, parents, and three siblings.

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Deputy Sheriff Carlos Ramirez
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Kendall County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Age: Not available

Tour: 3 years

DETAILS:

Deputy Sheriff Carlos Ramirez was struck and killed by a vehicle while he and another deputy were conducting a traffic stop on I-10 near mile marker 533 at 7:30 am.

Another vehicle struck Deputy Ramirez and the other deputy before striking the vehicle that had been stopped. Deputy Ramirez succumbed to his injuries while the other deputy was seriously injured.

Deputy Ramirez was a U.S. Army Reserve veteran and had served with the Kendall County Sheriff's Office for three years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

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Police Officer John Anderson

Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Thursday, July 4, 2019

Age: 28

Tour: 4 years

DETAILS:

Police Officer John Anderson was killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Woodland Street and Interstate Drive.

The vehicle that struck him had just fled from other officers who attempted to make a traffic stop on it. The officer terminated the stop when the vehicle fled and did not pursue it. Officer Anderson was en route to assist on an unrelated call involving a pedestrian on the interstate when the fleeing vehicle ran a red light and struck his patrol car.

Officer Anderson's patrol car became engulfed in flames. The passenger in the fleeing vehicle suffered life-threatening injuries. The juvenile driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries and was charged with vehicular homicide.

Officer Anderson had served with the Metro Nashville Police Department for four years and was assigned to the Central Precinct.

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Chief William Casey White

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Sun Country Volunteer Fire Department

End Of Watch: Tuesday July 2, 2019

Age: 70

Tour: Unknown

DETAILS:

On July 1, 2019, Chief William "Casey" White responded to a grass fire mutual aid call to a neighboring county at approximately 2130 hours. After returning from the call, Chief White retired for the evening at home around 2400hrs. The next day, July 2, 2019, he returned to the station at 0930hrs to outfit a new apparatus with equipment. Chief White was found deceased at approximately 1730hrs that afternoon on the bay floor near the apparatus.

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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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