Honoring 2 Fallen Heroes


Firefighter Shawn Giles

Fuller Hose Company, Pennsylvania

EOW: Aug. 20, 2023 | Age: 53 | Tour: None

Editor's Note -- The Fuller Hose Co. firefighter struck and killed was identified as Shawn Giles, 53. Chris Mautner pennlive.com (TNS) A Pennsylvania man is facing charges after state police say the car he was driving on Sunday sped into an accident zone and hit and killed a fireman directing traffic. Dawann Simmons, 41, of Erie, is being charged with homicide by vehicle, accidents involving death or injury while not licensed, driving while operator privileges suspended/revoked, driving without a license and reckless driving, according to Erie News Now. The first accident occurred at the intersection of Route 20 and Brickyard Road around 12:47 p.m. A 53-year-old firefighter was attempting to direct traffic in the eastbound lanes of Route 20 when Simmons, traveling at a high rate of speed, hit him. No one was seriously injured in the first accident. Simmons is currently in the Erie County Prison on a $200,000 bond.


Officer Bryan Holley

Hudson Independent School District Police Department, Texas

EOW: Aug. 18, 2023 | Age: 57 | Tour: 31 Years

Officer Bryan Holley suffered a fatal medical emergency shortly after performing afternoon traffic control at Bonner Elementary School in Lufkin, Texas. He collapsed at about 4:10 pm after completing the traffic control assignment. Officer Holley had served with the Hudson Independent School District Police Department for 10 years and had served in law enforcement for 31 years. He had previously served with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office for 17 years and the Angelina County Constable's Office - Precinct 1 for four years. He is survived by his wife, four children, and three grandchildren.


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