Officer Memorials

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.

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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