On Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at approximately 1:23 a.m. Chief Troy M. Dettinger responded to an EMS call at a residence. After the call, he returned home. At approximately 9:30 a.m. that same morning, police performed a welfare check after Chief Dettinger did not report to work. He was found deceased in his home from an apparent heart attack.
On Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, Captain Robert “Big Rob” Lee Moore responded to the scene of a residential fire. On the morning of Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, at approximately 6:30 a.m., while at home, he suffered an apparent heart attack and passed away.
On Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, Firefighter William P. Moon, II was preparing for a drill inside the firehouse, when he fell approximately 20 feet and suffered a serious head injury. He was immediately treated by his fellow firefighters and was then rushed to the Kings County Hospital in critical condition. On Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, it became clear to his family that he would not survive his injuries and was declared “brain dead”.
Captain Walker L. Hill, 48, died Saturday after suffering a medical emergency while on duty, the Baton Rouge Fire Department announced Sunday on Facebook. He was immediately treated, then transported to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, the U.S. Fire Administration stated. A cerebrovascular accident is suspected. Hill served with the department for his whole fire service career – starting Aug. 18. 1998. He was promoted to captain in 2017.
Deputy Sheriff Daniel Kin was killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of State Route 56 and State Route 104 in Pickaway County at about 11:00 am. He was transporting a prisoner when a pickup truck struck the transport van on the driver's door. Deputy Kin was flown to Grant Medical Center in Columbus, where he succumbed to his injuries. The prisoner suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Deputy Kin had served with the Wyandot County Sheriff's Office for one year and had previously served with the Seneca County Sheriff's Office for three years. He is survived by his wife, two young children, his father, and six sisters.
Sergeant Donald Scoby was shot and killed while pursuing a subject who fled from a traffic stop. Sergeant Scoby attempted to stop the subject's vehicle at about 11:00 pm, but the man fled, and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The man abandoned his vehicle in the area of Reiger Road and S Yoder Road and fled on foot, with Sergeant Scoby chasing him. He shot Sergeant Scoby during the foot pursuit. The subject barricaded himself in a home. He was killed during an exchange of gunfire with responding SWAT officers. Another officer was wounded during the shootout. Sergeant Scoby had served with the Stuttgart Police Department for four years.
On Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, after being paged to respond, Training Officer Bruce Lang arrived in his privately owned vehicle at the scene of an individual driving an ATV that had fallen through the ice of a lake. While attempting to rescue the victim, the vehicle that Training Officer Lang was in also broke through the ice. The initial victim was rescued by fellow firefighters; however, Training Officer Lang did not survive.
Chief of Police Joe Carey was struck and killed by a vehicle in the 200 block of Route 58 in Brodnax. He had activated his emergency lights and was removing a dead dog from the roadway when he was struck by an oncoming pickup truck. He was transported to Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill where he succumbed to his injuries. Chief Carey had served in law enforcement for over 40 years and had previously retired from the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office after serving there for 26 years. He is survived by his wife, four sons, daughter, and grandchildren.
Deputy Sheriff Oscar Bolanos-Anavisca was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating a robbery at 2:45 am at 2990 Gillespie Street in Fayetteville. Deputies had completed a canine track, and Deputy Bolanos-Anavisca was walking along the roadway when a passing vehicle struck him. The driver fled the scene and was located a mile and a half from the scene. The subject was found to be intoxicated and taken into custody. Deputy Bolanos-Anavisca was transported by ambulance to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. Deputy Bolanos-Anavisca had served with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office for two years. He is survived by his mother, father, siblings, and fiancé.
Detective Paul Newell was killed in a motorcycle crash at 6:30 am at the intersection of Southeast Walton Boulevard and Southeast Metro Parkway while escorting vehicles delivering wreaths to veteran gravesites as part of Wreaths Across America. His police motorcycle struck a curb, lost control, and then collided with a tractor trailer that was being escorted. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Detective Newell was a United States Army veteran and had served with the Benton County Sheriff's Office for 24 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, mother, father, two brothers, and a sister.
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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