Honoring 8 Fallen Heroes


Chief Robert Wysong

Clinton-Warren Joint Fire and Rescue District, Ohio

EOW: Dec. 26, 2023 | Age: 70 | Tour: None

On Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023, Chief Robert Wysong responded to a brush fire. After the call, he returned home. Later in the evening, his wife found him unresponsive. He was immediately transported to the Clinton Memorial Hospital where he was evaluated and then subsequently transferred via Miami Valley Care Flight to the Miami Valley Hospital where he passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023, from a heart attack.


Court Officer Robert J. Silver

St. Clair County 72nd District Court, Michigan

EOW: Dec. 28, 2023 | Age: 66 | Tour: 35 Years

Court Officer Bob Silver was shot and killed while serving an eviction notice in the 6100 block of Genaw Road in Clay Township. Officers from the Clay Township Police Department were dispatched to the address to locate Officer Silver after court staff were unable to reach him for several hours. They located his body on the property suffering from gunshot wounds. The tenant at the home barricaded himself inside of the home for a short time before being taken into custody. The man was charged with murder. Officer Silver had served with the St. Clair County 72nd District Court for 35 years.


Sergeant Marc McIntyre

Spalding County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

EOW: Dec. 29, 2023 | Age: 55 | Tour: 11 Years

Sergeant Marc McIntyre was shot and killed from ambush while responding to a domestic disturbance call on Vineyard Road, near Deason Street, in Griffin. He and another deputy were walking across the home's yard when a male subject opened fire with a shotgun from an upstairs window. Sergeant McIntyre was killed and the other deputy was wounded. Other responding deputies were able to rescue Sergeant McIntyre from the front yard. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The man barricaded himself inside the home for several hours. He was eventually taken into custody by members of a regional SWAT team. The man continued to threaten deputies as he was removed from the scene. Sergeant McIntyre was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Spalding County Sheriff's Office for 11 years.


Police Officer Tuan Le

Oakland Police Department, California

EOW: Dec. 29, 2023 | Age: 36 | Tour: 4 Years

Police Officer Tuan Le was shot and killed while responding to a burglary call at a cannabis store in the 400 block of Embarcadero at about 4:45 am. The store had already been burglarized one time before earlier in the night. As officers arrived at the scene following the second burglary several suspects fled. Officer Le and his partner were in plainclothes when they were ambushed by a subject who was concealed nearby. The subject opened fire on the officers before they exited their vehicle. Officer Le was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds several hours later. The suspects fled the scene but were taken into custody 4 days later, charges are pending. Officer Le had served with the Oakland Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and mother.


Sergeant Philip Dale Nix

Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina

EOW: Dec. 30, 2023 | Age: 50 | Tour: 23 Years

Sergeant Philip Nix was off duty when he was shot and killed when he attempted to intervene in a crime that he witnessed while at a gas station at 3202 Sandy Ridge Road in Colfax. One of the subjects involved in the crime shot Sergeant Nix before all the subjects fled in a vehicle to the nearby interstate. Another off-duty officer and an off-duty paramedic who were also at the gas station immediately rendered aid to Sergeant Nix but he succumbed to his wounds. Three men were arrested the following day in Winston-Salem. The man who shot Sergeant Nix was charged with first-degree murder, larceny, and conspiracy to commit larceny. The other two subjects were charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder and other charges. Sergeant Nix had served with the Greensboro Police Department for 23 years and was assigned to the Family Victims Unit. He is survived by his wife, children, and parents.


Deputy Sheriff Justin Smith

Stone County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

EOW: Jan. 2, 2024 | Age: 60 | Tour: 14 Years

Deputy Sheriff Justin Smith was shot and killed while serving a warrant at the 300 block of Sawmill Road in Mountain View, Arkansas, at 4:30 p.m. When Deputy Smith attempted to arrest the subject for terroristic threats, he was shot. The subject was apprehended after a brief standoff and charged with capital murder. Deputy Smith had served with the Stone County Sheriff's Office for 14 years.


Deputy Sheriff Eric Minix

Coweta County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

EOW: Jan. 4, 2024 | Age: None | Tour: 10 Years

Deputy Sheriff Eric Minix died as a result of being struck by a police car while in a high-speed chase in Chambers County, Alabama. In the early hours of Thursday, January 4, the pursuit began in Georgia before crossing into Alabama on I-85, where Deputy Minix was struck by a police car from an assisting agency. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. At least seven law enforcement agencies were assisting in apprehending the subject, who was driving a stolen vehicle. The subject was arrested and is waiting charges. Deputy Sheriff Minix was also a K9 officer and had previously served with the Tyrone Police Department before joining the Coweta County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.


Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Malone

George County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

EOW: Jan. 4, 2024 | Age: None | Tour: None

Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Malone was shot and killed during a traffic stop in front of 12298 US Highway 98 at about 5:15 pm. He was shot as he approached the vehicle. The suspect fled after shooting Deputy Malone and led officers on a pursuit through multiple counties before being shot and killed near Beaumont, Mississippi. Deputy Malone is survived by his wife and three daughters.


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