Officer Memorials

Police Officer Steven Zourkas of the Niles, Illinois Police Department was killed on April 8th as the result of an automobile accident while he was traveling to a police call. Officer Zourkas is survived by his wife and two sons.

Deputy Sheriff Kurt Ford
of the Harvey County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office was shot and killed on April 9th during a hostage situation that stemmed from a domestic disturbance. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Sergeant Daniel P. Figgins
of the St. Charles, Illinois Police Department died of a heart attack on April 16th. Sergeant Figgins was pursuing a suspect on foot when he collapsed. The 27 year veteran is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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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