Officer Memorial

New York State Trooper Andrew J. (AJ) Sperr, 33, was shot and killed on March 1st when he stopped a vehicle containing suspects who had just robbed a bank.

Trooper Sperr had been with his agency for 10 years. He is survived by his parents, five brothers, and five sisters.

Sergeant Jeremy Newchurch of the Assumption, Louisiana, Parish Sheriff’s Office was shot and killed with a handgun on March 1st. He was working a drug investigation at the time.

Sergeant Newchurch had served his department for 8 years.

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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