Fallen Heroes (June 28, 2019)

HONORING:

Corporal Jose "Speedy" Espericueta
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Mission Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Age: Unknown

Tour: 18 years

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DETAILS:

Corporal Jose Espericueta was shot and killed as he and other officers attempted to apprehend a subject who had threatened family members.

A woman flagged down officers in the area of Stewart Road and Business Highway 83 and told them that her son had just shot at her car with a handgun. Corporal Espericueta and other officers responded to the scene and located the subject, who then fled on foot.

As the man ran he turned and opened fire, striking Corporal Espericueta multiple times. Other officers returned fire and killed the man.

Corporal Espericueta had served with the Mission Police Department for 13 years and had previously served with the San Benito Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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HONORING:

Police Officer Michael Langsdorf
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North County Police Cooperative, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, June 23, 2019

Age: 40

Tour: 17 years

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DETAILS:

Police Officer Michael was shot and killed after responding to a call at 6250 Page Avenue involving a man attempting to cash a fraudulent check at 4:40 pm.

He was shot several minutes after contacting the suspect at the business. The man who shot him was taken into custody.

Officer Langsdorf had served with the North County Police Cooperative for only three months and had previously served with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his two children, fiancée, and parents.
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HONORING:

Deputy Sheriff Troy Chisum
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Fulton County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Age: 39

Tour: 4 years, 6 months

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DETAILS:

Deputy Sheriff Troy Chisum was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call in the 5200 block of East Troy Road in Avon at 2:00 pm.

He was shot by a subject who then barricaded himself inside the home. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody without incident the next day.

Deputy Chisum served with the Fulton County Sheriff's Office for 4-1/2 years. He also served as a paramedic with the Fulton County EMA and as a member of the West Central Special Response Team.

He is survived by his wife.
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HONORING:

Firefighter/EMT Coleman Loadholt
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Jasper County Fire Rescue, South Carolina

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 21, 2019

Age: 51

Tour: Unknown

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DETAILS:

On June 17, 2019, Firefighter/EMT Coleman Loadholt was on-duty at the Jasper County Fire Rescue Department in Ridgeland, SC. At approximately 0815hrs, he complained to his co-worker that he wasn’t feeling well and suffered a medical emergency. Firefighter/EMT Loadholt was treated by his co-worker and was immediately transported to the Coastal Carolina Hospital where he was stabilized. The same day he was then transported to the Hilton Head Hospital, and was ultimately transported to the MUSC Hospital in Charleston, SC, where he passed away on June 21, 2019.
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HONORING:

Firefighter Michael “Mike” Powers
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Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Thursday, June 25, 2019

Age: 70

Tour: Unknown

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DETAILS:

Firefighter Michael Powers responded to the scene of a fatal vehicle accident. While at the scene, he collapsed and suffered a medical emergency. He was immediately transported to the Frederick Memorial Hospital where he passed away a short time later. Investigation into the incident continues.
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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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