Officer Memorials

Agent Jesus Lizardo-Espada of the Puerto Rico Police Department was killed on August 1st when he was shot and killed while conducting an undercover narcotics operation. Agent Lizard-Espada is survived by his wife and two sons. He had served his agency for 1.5 years.

Detective Terry Melancon
of the Baton Rouge, LA Police Department was shot and killed on August 10th while executing a search warrant. He had served with his agency for 4 years.

Police Officer James McBride of the Metropolitan, District of Columbia Police Department died of hyponatremia on August 10th. Officer McBride had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 2 years.

Deputy Sheriff Timothy David Graham of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department was struck and killed by a car while he struggled with an emotionally disturbed man on August 10th. Deputy Graham had served with the Pima County Sheriff’s Office for 3 years. He is survived by his wife and two step-children.

Police Officer Francis Ortega of the Pine Lake, Georgia Police Department was shot and killed during a traffic stop on August 11th. Officer Ortega was killed by a man who was wanted for violating his supervised release from prison. Officer Ortgega was a part-time officer for the department. He is survived by his six-year-old son.

Police Officer Roy Nelson of the New Smyrna Beach, Florida Police Department was killed in an automobile accident on August 13th. Officer Nelson had been with his department for seven years. He is survived by is wife and two children.

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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