Officer Memorial

Corporal Eric E. Sutphin, 40, of the Montgomery County, VA Sheriff’s Office was shot and killed on August 21st while assisting in a massive manhunt for an escaped prisoner who had shot and killed a security guard at a hospital the previous morning.

Corporal Sutphin had previously received the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Medal of Valor. He had served his agency for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and twin daughters.

Lieutenant Gary E. Dudley
, 51, of the Indiana State Police was killed in a vehicle accident where he was struck and killed while participating in the Indiana Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors charity bike ride on August 22nd.

Lieutenant Dudley had served his agency for 26.5 years. He is survived by his wife, father, and brother.

Police Officer Dennis Shuck, 54, of the Cheyenne, Wyoming Police Department died on August 23rd as the result of a motorcycle accident that had taken place two days earlier.

Officer Shuck had served his department for 12 years. He survived by his son, daughter, and six grandchildren.

Detective Corporal Charles Smith
, 29, of the Beckley, West Virginia Police Department was shot and killed during an undercover drug operation on August 29th.

Detective Corporal Smith had served his department for 5 years and 6 months. He is survived by his wife and 2-year-old daughter.

Corporal Michael Douglas Young
, 47, of the Georgia State Patrol died August 29th of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident on August 19th.

Corporal Douglas served his department for 21 years. He is survived by his wife, two children and two grandchildren.

About Gary Smith

Chief Smith has served over 31 years in the criminal justice field. He is currently a consultant assisting public and private organizations better establish community goals and ethical conduct with the members of their organizations. Chief Smith serves as a facilitator, lecturer, professor and other capacities both inside and outside the criminal justice field.
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