Fallen Heroes (September 6, 2019)

HONORING:

Deputy Sheriff Carlos Cammon
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Orange County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, August 23, 2019

Age: 35

Tour: 6 years

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DETAILS:

Deputy Sheriff Carlos Cammon passed away on August 23rd, 2019, having never regained consciousness after collapsing during a SWAT training exercise on July 18th, 2013.

He was transported to a local hospital and treated for dehydration and cardiac issues after collapsing at the Sheriff’s Training Facility in Tustin. He was transferred to a rehabilitation center but never regained consciousness before passing away in 2019.

Deputy Cammon had served with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for six years and was assigned to the Stanton Station.
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HONORING:

Trooper Nicholas J. Hopkins
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Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, August 23, 2019

Age: 33

Tour: 10 years
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DETAILS:

Trooper Nicholas Hopkins was shot and killed while serving a search warrant at a home at 1426 North 42nd Street and Caseyville Avenue in East St. Louis, Illinois.

He and other members of the Emergency Response Team were making entry into the home at 5:30 am when he was shot by an occupant during an exchange of gunfire.

Trooper Hopkins had served with the Illinois State Police for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, children, and brother.
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HONORING:

Deputy Sheriff Jose Luis Blancarte
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Kinney County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, August 23, 2019

Age: 47

Tour: 20 years
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DETAILS:

Deputy Sheriff Jose Blancarte suffered a fatal heart attack at the scene of a vehicle fire on Highway 90 four miles west of Brackettville.

He began directing traffic after assisting at the fire scene. A short time later he began feeling ill and requested EMS to his location. Medics began to perform CPR when he became unresponsive while being transported to a local hospital. He passed away shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Deputy Blancarte had served with the Kinney County Sheriff's Office for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, four children, mother, and six siblings.
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HONORING:

Trooper Moises Sanchez
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Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, August 24, 2019

Age: 49

Tour: Unknown
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DETAILS:

Trooper Moises Sanchez succumbed to complications of gunshot wounds sustained on April 6th, 2019, in McAllen, Texas.

He had responded to a hit-and-run vehicle crash at the intersection of N 10th Street and W Freddy Gonzalez Drive. He located the suspect approximately one block away, in the 1500 block of South Maltese Street, and attempted to take him into custody. The subject shot him in the shoulder and head during the arrest.

Trooper Sanchez was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. He succumbed to complications of his wounds on August 24th, 2019, following surgery.

The man was arrested following a manhunt. He was charged with capital murder after Trooper Sanchez passed away.

Trooper Sanchez is survived by his wife and three children.
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HONORING:

Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Voyles
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Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Age: 33

Tour: 5 years
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DETAILS:

Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Voyles was killed in a single-vehicle crash that occurred on County Road 4 near Houlka on the evening of August 27th, 2019.

He and a state narcotics agent were conducting an investigation when their vehicle rolled over several times. He was flown to a hospital Tupelo where he succumbed to his injuries early the following morning.

Deputy Voyles had served with the Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department for five years and was assigned to the North Mississippi Narcotics Unit. He had previously served as a law enforcement officer with the Mississippi Department of Transportation. He is survived by his wife, two young children, and parents.
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HONORING:

Undersheriff Stephen B. McLoud
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Cayuga County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, August 29, 2019

Age: 59

Tour: 23 years
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DETAILS:

Undersheriff Stephen McLoud died as the result of cancer that he developed following his assignment to the recovery efforts at the Fresh Kills landfill site following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

Undersheriff McLoud had served with the Cayuga County Sheriff's for 23 years and was the agency's chief criminal investigator at the time he responded to assist with recovery efforts. He had also served with the Weedsport Fire Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

On the morning of September 11th, 2001, seventy-two officers from a total of eight local, state, and federal agencies were killed when terrorist hijackers working for the al Qaeda terrorist network, headed by Osama bin Laden, crashed four hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

After the impact of the first plane into the World Trade Center's North Tower, putting the safety of others before their own, law enforcement officers along with fire and EMS personnel, rushed to the burning Twin Towers of the World Trade Center to aid the victims and lead them to safety. Due to their quick actions, it is estimated that over 25,000 people were saved.

As the evacuation continued, the South Tower unexpectedly collapsed as a result of the intense fire caused by the impact. The North Tower collapsed a short time later. Seventy-one law enforcement officers, 343 members of the New York City Fire Department and over 2,800 civilians were killed at the World Trade Center site.

A third hijacked plane crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania when the passengers attempted to re-take control of the plane. One law enforcement officer, who was a passenger on the plane, was killed in that crash.

The fourth hijacked plane was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, killing almost 200 military and civilian personnel. No law enforcement officers were killed at the Pentagon on 9/11.

The terrorist attacks resulted in the declaration of war against the Taliban regime, the illegal rulers of Afghanistan, and the al Qaeda terrorist network which also was based in Afghanistan.

On September 9th, 2005, all of the public safety officers killed on September 11th, 2001, were posthumously awarded the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor by President George W. Bush.

The contamination in the air at the World Trade Center site caused many rescue personnel to become extremely ill and eventually led to the death of several rescue workers.

On May 1st, 2011 members of the United States military conducted a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and killed Osama bin Laden.

Please click here to visit the memorials of all of the law enforcement officers killed in this terrorist attack.
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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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