HONOR | May 2021 Archive

May 2021 Designated Official Line-of-Duty Fallen Heroes

In May 2021, these officers were designated Official Line-of-Duty Fallen Heroes and will be added to the Memorial in 2022.

Official LODD Fallen Hero


Deputy Sheriff Carlos Antonio Hernandez

Palm Beach County (FL) Sheriff’s Office
Cause:
Other-COVID-19
End of Watch: April 11, 2021

Deputy Sheriff Hernandez contracted COVID-19 during the commission of his job duties and succumbed to ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Trooper Chad Walker

Texas Highway Patrol
Cause:
Gunfire-related
End of Watch: March 28, 2021

On March 26, 2021, Trooper Walker was ambushed and shot as he attempted to assist with what he believed to ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Sergeant Barry Edwin Henderson

Polk County (GA) Sheriff’s Office
Cause:
Other-COVID-19
End of Watch: March 9, 2021

Sergeant Henderson contracted COVID-19 during the commission of his job duties while attending a training class for ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Officer Jason Lagore

Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Division of State Parks and Watercraft
Cause:
Other-Heart Attack
End of Watch: February 23, 2021

Officer Lagore suffered a heart attack and drowned while conducting a ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Major Estaban Ramirez, III

Bell County (TX) Sheriff’s Office
Cause:
Other-COVID-19
End of Watch: February 16, 2021

Major Ramirez contracted COVID-19 during the commission of his job duties at a training and succumbed to ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Special Deputy U.S. Marshal Hugh Boyd Bennett

U.S. Marshals Service
Cause:
Other-COVID-19
End of Watch: February 10, 2021

Special Deputy U.S. Marshal Bennett contracted COVID-19 during the commission of his job duties as a ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Investigator Eddie B. Hutchison, III

Walker County (TX) Criminal District Attorney’s Office
Cause:
Other-COVID-19
End of Watch: February 10, 2021

Investigator Hutchison contracted COVID-19 during the commission of his job duties and succumbed to ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Lieutenant Michael Anthony Boutte, Sr.

Hancock County (MS) Sheriff’s Office
Cause:
Gunfire-related
End of Watch: February 1, 2021

Lieutenant Boutte was shot and killed after responding to a home involving a suicidal man in the ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Police Officer Joseph Henry Montgomery

Arizona State (AZ) University Police Department
Cause: Traffic-related
End of Watch: January 14, 2021

Police Officer Montgomery was in full uniform and en route to a sanctioned, off-duty assignment on ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Police Officer Melton Gore

Horry County (SC) Police Department
Cause;
Traffic-related
End of Watch: January 12, 2021

Police Officer Gore stopped to remove a large garbage can from the roadway. Upon returning to his patrol ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Lieutenant Jeffrey Shannon Bain

DeKalb County (AL) Sheriff’s Office
Cause:
Other-COVID-19
End of Watch: January 3, 2021

Lieutenant Bain contracted COVID-19 during the commission of his job duties and succumbed to complications of COVID-19 ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Special Deputy Sheriff Lee Daniel Manns

Breathitt County (KY) Sheriff’s Office
Cause:
Other-COVID-19
End of Watch: December 26, 2020

Special Deputy Sheriff Manns contracted COVID-19 during the commission of his job duties and succumbed ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Lieutenant Russell Knowles Freeman

Rhode Island Department of Corrections
Cause:
Other-COVID-19
End of Watch: December 14, 2020

Lieutenant Freeman contracted COVID-19 during the commission of his job duties at the Women’s Facility of the ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Police Officer Martez Keith Hughes

Louisville Metro (KY) Police Department
Cause:
Other-COVID-19
End of Watch: November 19, 2020

Police Officer Hughes suffered an exercise-related fatal attack due to complications of COVID-19 that he contracted ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Special Agent John Bost, III

U.S. Department of Justice – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Cause:
Gunfire
End of Watch: July 28, 2020

Special Agent Bost died from a gunshot wound received from ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Corrections Officer Shawn Russell Caine

St. Clair County (AL) Sheriff’s Office
Cause:
Other-COVID-19
End of Watch: July 24, 2020

Corrections Officer Caine contracted COVID-19 during the commission of his job duties and succumbed to ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Deputy Sheriff John McLeod

Dona Ana County (NM) Sheriff’s Office
Cause:
Gunfire-related
End of Watch: January 16, 1897

Deputy Sheriff McLeod was shot as he and a posse attempted to arrest a suspect wanted ...
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