Captain Byron Carpenter of the Belmount, North Carolina Police Department died of a heart attack on April 16th while responding to the scene of a fatal accident where a boy had been struck by a car. The 22 year veteran is survived by his wife, a son and daughter.
Detective Sergeant James Allen of the Providence, Rhode Island Police Department was shot and killed with his own handgun on April 17th after a suspect he was interviewing suspect in a robbery and stabbing of an 86 year old woman at police headquarters. The 27 year veteran is survived by his wife, two daughters and a father who is a retired police captain.
Trooper Ralph C. Tatoian of the Missouri State Highway Patrol died as a result of an automobile accident on April 20th. Trooper Tatoian was responding to a call to assist in the search of a suspect who had reportedly shooting a Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy. The 9 year veteran is survived by his wife and three children.