Officer Memorials

It was a rough week for law enforcement officers, the following officers died in the line of duty.

Police Officer Jackson V. Lone of the Seattle, Washington Police Department drowned on March 16th while attempted to secure a drifting tugboat. He is survived by his wife and an 18 month old son.

Patrolman Thomas Catchings of the Jackson, Mississippi Police Department was shot and killed on March 17th after he was involved in a short vehicle pursuit. He is survived by his wife and three young children.

Police Officer Michael Keith Buckner of the Decherd, Tennessee Police Department died as a result of an automobile accident on March 17th. The accident is attributed to a severe winter storm that was taking place at the time.

Patrolman William A. Henley, of the Suffolk, Virginia Police Department died of a heart attack during a foot pursuit of a suspect on March 19th. He is survived by his wife and four children.

My thoughts and prayers go out to each of these officers’ families and colleagues.

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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