On Thursday, May 25, 2023, Assistant Chief Kyle Thomas Osgood and Firefighter Zachary Lee were responding to a chicken coop fire in a tanker. The vehicle approached an S-curve, lost control, left the roadway, and crashed. Assistant Chief Osgood was pronounced deceased at the scene. Firefighter Lee was immediately airlifted to the hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Police Officer Horren Tyler was shot and killed during a tactical operation at a home on Terrapin Hill Road North in Brandon, Mississippi. A subject armed with a rifle and handgun, and wearing a bulletproof vest, had broken into the home at about 1:20 am and took two women hostage. As Brandon Police Department officers arrived at the scene one of the women was able to escape but the second remained a hostage. Negotiators were able to arrange for the release of the hostage but the man remained in the home At approximately 6:00 he opened fire on officers, critically wounding an officer with the Brandon Police Department. The Madison Police Department's Special Response Team responded to the scene as part of a mutual aid request as negotiators continued to have the man surrender. The man opened fire on officers a second time at about 9:30 am and Officer Tyler was mortally wounded. The subject was also killed in the exchange. Officer Tyler had served with the Madison Police Department for seven years and was the supervisor of the Narcotics Division. He had previously retired as the police chief of Ridgeland Police Department after serving 27 years. He was a graduate of the 228th Session of the FBI National Academy.
Corporal Shawn Kelly succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on May 11th, 2023, after responding to a disorderly subject call at the Spring Park Plaza in the 2300 block of South Range Road at about 4:30 pm. A man had been involved in several road rage incidents in the area and was arguing with a woman he did not know in the parking lot of the shopping center. Corporal Kelly was working a traffic assignment but responded to the scene because patrol officers were on other calls. As he and another officer arrived at the scene the man opened fire from his car, striking Corporal Kelly multiple times. The man fled but was shot and killed by a Livingston Parish sheriff's deputy after he approached the deputy while holding a gun. Corporal Kelly was transported to a local hospital where he remained in critical condition until succumbing to his wounds 22 days later on June 2nd, 2023. Corporal Kelly had served with the Denham Springs Police Department for four years. He had previously served with the Louisiana Department of Corrections and had a total of 29 years of law enforcement service. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Sergeant Cory Maynard was shot and killed while responding to a shooting call in the Beech Creek area of Mingo County at about 3:30 pm. The subject opened fire on responding officers, fatally wounding Sergeant Maynard. The man fled the scene but was captured approximately six hours later. Sergeant Maynard had served with the West Virginia State Police for over 15 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Deputy Sheriff Marcus Zeigler passed away after suffering a medical emergency during participation in mandatory running activities at the Great Oaks Police Academy in Sharonville. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away two days later. Deputy Zeigler had served with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office for nine months as a corrections deputy and was assigned to the Patrol Academy. He is survived by his wife and five 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).
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