Honoring 3 Fallen Heroes


Agent Luis Algarin De Jesús

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

EOW: June 24, 2024 | Age: 51 | Tour: 30 Years

Agent Luis Algarin De Jesús was killed when his motorcycle was struck on Highway PR-1 in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico. Around 6:00 am, Agent Algarin De Jesús was traveling on the two-lane highway of Highway PR-1 in the Jauca neighborhood when the driver of a vehicle crossed the center line, attempting to pass another vehicle. The SUV hit Agent Algarin De Jesús' motorcycle head-on, killing him instantly. Agent Luis Algarin De Jesús had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 30 years and was assigned to the Santa Isabel District.


Youth Counselor Corey Proulx

Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Wisconsin

EOW: June 25, 2024 | Age: 49 | Tour: None

Youth Counselor Corey Proulx succumbed to injuries he received when he was assaulted by a juvenile inmate at the Lincoln Hills School at W4380 Copper Lake Avenue in Irma. Shortly before 8:00 p.m. on June 24, 2024, a juvenile threw a cup of hair conditioner into the face of a female staff member. He repeatedly punched her in the torso and face before fleeing from the Krueger Living Facility. Counselor Proulx followed the juvenile outside to detain him when the teenager struck him multiple times in the head and face. He fell to the ground, hitting his head on the concrete, and was unresponsive. Counselor Proulx was airlifted to Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he was declared brain dead on June 25, 2024. He remained on life support until his organs could be donated. The female counselor was treated at the hospital and released. The juvenile is charged with second-degree reckless homicide, felony murder, and two counts of battery by prisoners. Another juvenile, who procured the hair conditioner for the suspect, has been charged with being a party to the crimes of felony murder with special circumstances and two counts of battery by a prisoner. Counselor Proulx is survived by his daughter and fiancee.


Deputy Sheriff William Butler, Jr.

Hillsdale County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

EOW: June 27, 2024 | Age: 51 | Tour: 12 Years

Deputy Sheriff Bill Butler was shot and killed while assisting another deputy with a traffic stop near the intersection of Beecher and Lamb Road in Jefferson Township around 2:30 p.m. The driver had warrants out for his arrest and did not cooperate with the deputies. During the struggle, the subject pulled out a gun, striking Deputy Butler before fleeing on foot. Deputy Butler was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The subject was found about two miles away several hours later. When he fired on troopers, they returned fire, killing the subject. Deputy Butler was an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and had served with the Hillsdale County Sheriff's Office for 12 years. 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).