Agent Tourscher had served his agency for six months. He is survived by his parents, brother and sister.
Game Warden Justin Hurst, 34, of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department died on March 17th of a gunshot wound received following a high speed pursuit with a suspect who had been illegally hunting on the roadside on March 16th.
Warden Hurst had been with his agency since he graduated from the academy in August of 2002. He is survived by his wife, 4-month-old son, parents and a brother.
Deputy Sheriff Manuel Villegas, 33, of the Riverside County, California Sheriff’s Department was killed in an automobile accident on March 19th, while responding to a domestic disturbance call.
Deputy Villegas had served his department for 17 months. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Deputy Sheriff Eric Sikes, 24, of the Richmond County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office was died on March 21st of injuries he sustained on March 20th in an automobile accident.
Sikes had served his agency for just under 2 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.
Senior Corporal Mark Timothy Nix, 33, of the Dallas, Texas Police Department died March 23rd when he was shot and killed while trying to apprehend a murder suspect.
Senior Corporal Nix had been a member of his agency for 7 years. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps. He is survived by his parents and fiancee.
Officer Daniel C. Martinez, 33, of the Fort Smith, Arkansas Police Department was shot and killed on March 23rd while trying to help a mother retrieve her child from a residence.
Officer Martinez had served his agency since July 2006. He is survived by his wife and five children.