Officer Memorials

Police Officer Raul Canales-Mundo, 52, of the Carolina Municipal Police Department, Puerto Rico was shot and killed on September 4th when he attempted to intervene in a robbery of a local store.

Officer Canales-Mundo had served his department for 24 years. He is survived by his seven children and parents.

Police Officer Edwatin A. Thomas, 28, died on September 12th of a heart attack while struggling with a suspect in a home. He was assisting paramedics with a combative patient.

Officer Thomas had been with his department for 9 months and had previously served with the Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Police Department.

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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