Honoring 3 Fallen Heroes


Kenneth Roy Sott

Summerville Fire & Rescue

EOW: Oct. 17, 2022 | Age: 65 | Tour: N/A

On Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, Captain Kenneth Roy Sott returned home after physical fitness training with recruit firefighters. A short time later, he experienced a medical emergency and was rushed to the Summerville Medical Center where he passed away from an apparent heart attack.


Police Officer Steven R. Nothem II

Carrollton Police Department, Texas

EOW: Oct. 18, 2022 | Age: None | Tour: 6 Years

Police Officer Steve Nothem was killed when his patrol car was struck by a vehicle while he was assisting another officer conducting a DUI investigation in the westbound lanes of President George Bush Turnpike, near Josey Lane, at about 10:25 pm. The driver of the vehicle that struck him was killed instantly in the crash. Officer Nothem was transported to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano where he succumbed to his injuries. Officer Nothem was a United States Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Carrollton Police Department for two years and previously served with Grand Chute Police Department in Wisconsin for four years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


Officer Jorge Arias

United States Department of Homeland Security

EOW: Oct. 19, 2022 | Age: 40 | Tour: 9 Years

Officer Jorge Arias was inadvertently shot and killed while training at the Trail Glades Range at 17601 SW 8th Street just after 10 am. Officer Arias was a United States Coast Guard Reserve veteran and served with the United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations. He was a Firearms Training Instructor and was assigned to the Miami International Airport. He is survived by his wife and two children.


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