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Corporal Dale Hallman

Corporal Dale Hallman

Saluda County Sheriff’s Office

E.O.W. 04/06/2018

Corporal Dale Hallman was killed in a single-vehicle crash while he responded to assist other police units in a search for an armed man. Corporal Hallman, a K-9 handler, was expediting to the scene of the search, when his vehicle left the roadway and crashed.

Two Brothers Killed in Crash were Longtime Chesterfield Sheriff’s Deputies Together

Two brothers employed for decades as Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies were very close and spent a lot of time together, just as they were doing on Monday when they were killed in a crash in Isle of Wight County, the Chesterfield sheriff said Tuesday.

“I’m not quite sure what they were doing, but my guess is that they were trying to do something together, because that’s how they were,” said Sheriff Karl Leonard.

“I don’t know if they were going to go fishing or do something fun, but they did everything together,” Leonard added. “They don’t have any brothers or sisters; it’s just the two of them and they’re very close.”

John Edgar Mallory, 60, and Earl Garnett Mallory III, 65, had worked for the sheriff’s office “for decades,” the sheriff said.

A funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Southside Church of the Nazarene, at 6851 Courthouse Road in Chesterfield, the sheriff’s office announced Tuesday.

Both men were married, and John’s son is also employed as a Chesterfield sheriff’s deputy.

Garnett Mallory had worked a partial day Monday but took a half-day off to do something with his brother, Leonard said. John Mallory, who was known by his colleagues as “Hollywood,” had recently retired but filled out paperwork last week to return as a part-time deputy.

“He worked as a jail deputy and that’s what he did all of his career, and he loved it,” Leonard said. “He wanted to come back in a part-time capacity, and we were looking forward to having him back. He was very well-liked by everybody.

“As we do in a lot of cases, deputies will come back after retirement and work part time, so they can stay in the family.”


Connecticut Trooper First Class Kevin Miller, of Troop C

Trooper First Class Kevin Miller

Connecticut State Police

E.O.W. 03/29/2018

Trooper First Class Kevin Miller, of Troop C, was killed in the crash. He was on duty at the time.

Connecticut State Police announce the passing of Trooper First Class (TFC) Kevin Miller #1015 as a result of injuries sustained during an on-duty motor vehicle accident that occurred this afternoon on I-84 East in the Town of Tolland.

TFC Miller was currently assigned to Troop C in Tolland, having previously served at Troop K in Colchester and Troop E in Montville.

TFC Miller was a member of the 108th Training Troop, graduating from the Connecticut State Police Academy on March 19, 1999. We are grateful for his dedicated service to the Connecticut State Police and the residents of Connecticut, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

Georgia State Trooper killed in off-duty in wreck, 3-year-old daughter in hospital

CRISP CO., GA  – A Georgia State Patrol trooper died after his vehicle wrecked.

First responders said Tyler Parker, 24, died after his personal truck wrecked just after 5 p.m. They also said Parker’s 3-year-old daughter was in the truck with him when it wrecked. She has been taken to a hospital in Macon.

Parker worked for the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, before becoming a state trooper. 

Deputy Ryan Zirlke


The Marin County Sheriff’s Department has identified 24 year-old Deputy Ryan Zirkle as the officer who died Wednesday night in a solo automobile crash on Highway 1 north of Point Reyes Station.

Deputy Ryan Zirkle grew up in Novato. He went to San Marin High School and Sacramento State University. He leaves behind his parents and a fiancee.

That portion of Highway 1 is twisty and dangerous, especially when wet. The deputy was traveling southbound after midnight when the accident occurred. There were no witnesses.

On Thursday morning, investigators from the California Highway Patrol inspected the scene and the large tree that Zirkle appears to have hit on the driver’s side after apparently spinning out. First responders spent 35 minutes getting him out of the car.

The deputy’s 2011 Ford Crown Victoria had an onboard computer which can also provide black-box type data following a crash.

Reserve Officer Christopher Lawton

Reserve Officer Christopher Lawton

Zachary Police Department, Louisiana

EOW: 03/12/18

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, Louisiana — The Zachary firefighter and reserve police officer who was killed Monday night in a hit-and-run will be remembered as a dedicated public servant, said Zachary Fire Chief Danny Kimble. 

Deputy Fire Chief Christopher Lawton, 41, was killed Monday night when he was run over by a U-haul truck in the parking lot of the Baker Walmart, officials on the scene said. He and another Zachary police officer were working undercover to investigate felony drug charges, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said.

“Chris was a hard worker and a dedicated fireman,” Kimble said Tuesday morning. “And a family man, he believed very much in his family.”

Kimble said Lawton was married with two children. 

Lawton embodied “just being a public servant, giving back to his community,” Kimble said. 

Lawton joined the fire department in 1996 as a volunteer and then became a full-time firefighter in 1998, Kimble said. He had been a deputy chief for the last few years. 

Lawton became an reserve officer with the Zachary Police Department in 2008, according to Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement records. 

He was honored for 20 years of service at the 2017 fire department award ceremony. He won a medical lifesaver award from the department in 2014 after he rendered aid to a man while on vacation with family in Mexico, according to previous reports from The Advocate.

Lawton also graduated in 2016 from the Leadership North program, which is a training for local leaders organized by the Zachary Chamber of Commerce. He recently volunteered through the Zachary United Methodist Church to build a wheelchair ramp at a home, according to previous reports.

“Chris was a leader to the men below him, he was a leader for the fire service,” Kimble said. “Chris was very dependable, if he told you he was going to do something, you could count on it going to happen.”

Kimble asked for the community to keep the Lawton family in his prayers. 

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome ordered all flags at city-parish buildings and grounds be flown at half-staff to honor Lawton.

“I am deeply saddened by the tragic death of the Zachary firefighter and policeman who lost his life while bravely serving his community,” Broome wrote in a statement. “I join all of East Baton Rouge Parish in expressing my gratitude for his service, and offer up prayers for his family, his fellow first responders, and to all those who knew him. Our hearts go out to the Zachary community.”

An autopsy is scheduled for Lawton for Wednesday, East Baton Rouge Coroner Beau Clark said.

Albert Franklin, 33, and Ashley Chaney, 30, were both arrested in the fatal hit-and-run, East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said early Tuesday.

Franklin, 4979 St. Louis St., Zachary, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of first-degree murder, hit and run, simple criminal damage to property and fugitive from Zachary police. Chaney, 2424 Toledo St., Baker, was booked on obstruction of justice.

Deputy David Lee’Sean Manning

Deputy David Lee’Sean Manning

Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office

EOW 03-11-2018

“The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 6:17 pm last night that there was a collision involving one of our patrol units. The weather condition was light rain. Deputy David Lee’Sean Manning was 24 YOA and had been employed with the Sheriff’s Office since November 8, 2017.

Deputy Manning was conducting patrol and traveling north in his patrol car on NC Hwy 111/122, north of Pinetops. In the performance of his duties as a Deputy Sheriff, he recognized a violation of the motor vehicle law, turned around on a vehicle and started traveling south on that same road. During this time, there was a collision with a Chevrolet Silverado. Both parties in the other vehicle sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. Deputy Manning succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The suspect vehicle, which was a Nissan Altima, collided with a ditch bank about 2/10 of a mile south of the fatal collision. The driver of the vehicle ran from the scene. The suspect was not located after an extensive K9 search by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and surrounding agencies.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol Traffic Reconstruction unit was called in from Raleigh to investigate the fatal collision. At this time, it is still under investigation by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
We are truly saddened by the loss of Deputy Manning. All parties involved in this fatal collision will continue to be in our prayers.

As the Sheriff of Edgecombe County I would like for everyone to please respect both families in their time of bereavement. I also ask the citizens of Edgecombe County to pray for healing and comfort for both families and the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office.”

-Sheriff Cleveland Atkinson Jr.