Honoring 4 Fallen Heroes


Firefighter Ryan Leif Erickson

Blomkest Fire Department, Minnesota

EOW: May 12, 2022 | Age: 63 | Tour: 40 years

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, Firefighter Ryan Leif Erickson was paged to respond to a weather watch due to impending violent storms. As he was leaving his farm, Firefighter Erickson was struck by a grain bin that was lifted off its’ foundation rolling off of a shed and landing on top of him, crushing him, and killing him instantly.


Firefighter Sean Patrick McAdam

Louisville Fire Department, Kentucky

EOW: May 12, 2022 | Age: 49 | Tour: 20 years

On Monday, May 9, 2022, while on-duty at the fire station, Firefighter Sean Patrick McAdam suffered a medical emergency. He was immediately transported to the University of Louisville Hospital but passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from an apparent CVA.


Chief Deputy Sheriff Jody Wayne Cash

Calloway County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

EOW: May 16, 2022 | Age: 44 | Tour: 22 years

Chief Deputy Jody Cash was shot and killed in front of the Marshall County Sheriff's Office at 52 Judicial Drive in Benton at 2:10 pm. He was escorting a prisoner when the man shot him. The prisoner was also shot and killed during the incident. Chief Deputy Cash was taken to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds. Chief Deputy Cash had served with the Calloway County Sheriff's Office for 1-1/2 years and had previously served eight years with the Kentucky State Police, six years as the Assistant Chief of the Murray State University Police Department, and six years with the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife and two children.


Border Patrol Agent Daniel Salazar

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection

EOW: May 17, 2022 | Age: 40 | Tour: 4 years

Border Patrol Agent Daniel Salazar was killed in a single-vehicle crash on the Bell Valley Truck Trail near Campos, California. He was responding to investigate a sensor that had been activated in the area when his Jeep Wrangler patrol vehicle left the roadway and overturned in a rugged area. Another agent located the wreckage at about 5:30 am. Border Patrol Agent Salazar had served with the United States Border Patrol for four years and was assigned to the El Cajon Station. He is survived by his wife and son.


This information is supplied by the Officer Down Memorial Page (www.odmp.org) and the U.S. Fire Administration (www.apps.usfa.fema.gov).