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Saving a Hero’s Place Collaborates with museum to memorialize 23,785 officers lost in the line of duty
The chaotic event killed officer Jake Wallin, 23, and wounded officers Andrew Dotas and Tyler Hawes; the only officer left standing, Zach Robinson, stopped the heavily armed shooter without hesitation
Leading public safety solution provider SoundThinking commemorates Giving Tuesday with a $10,000 donation to the Officer Down Memorial Page, an organization that honors the memory of law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty
Officers negotiated with the shooter for about 3 1/2 hours before he opened fire, killing Officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge, both 27, and firefighter/paramedic Adam Finseth, 40
Deputy Charles Rivette was killed and another deputy was seriously injured; Deputy Rivette was an 18-year veteran of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Detective Anastasios Tsakos was killed in 2021 after Jessica Beauvais, who had a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit, struck him on an expressway and fled the scene
Trooper First Class Chase Redner had been with the Georgia State Patrol since graduating from the academy in 2017
“We need more armor. Do we have a fire truck? We need a firetruck or something parked out in front of this house, we’re all pinned down,” an officer radios
Deputy Greg McCowan was killed and Deputy Shelby Eggers was severely wounded after a reckless driving suspect shot them during a traffic stop
Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna was killed when Emanuel Lopes threw a large rock at his head and shot him with his service weapon
Burnsville officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge, both 27, were fatally shot; Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth, 40, was fatally shot as he provided aid to an injured officer