Sgt. Conley Jumper

Sergeant Conley Jumper was killed when a suspect attempted to flee during a traffic stop on I-85 near White Horse Road. One of the occupants of the vehicle became engaged in a struggle with Sergeant Jumper and a second deputy, during which the vehicle accelerated from the shoulder of the highway and struck a tractor-trailer. […]

Sgt. Harold L. Preston

Sergeant Harold Preston was shot and killed at about 9:30 am as he and other officers responded to a domestic disturbance call in an apartment complex in the 2600 block of Holly Hall Street. Police were called to the scene by a woman who had been locked out of her apartment by her estranged husband […]

K9 Blue

K9 Blue was shot and killed behind 1990 Willow Trail Parkway, in Norcross, while tracking a suspect who had fled from a stolen vehicle at about 2:30 pm. Gang Unit detectives were at the location when they discovered two suspects sitting inside of a stolen vehicle. When officers attempted to contact the subjects, both fled […]

Robert McDonald

Bob was born January 15, 1924, in Carlinville, Illinois, a son of James H. and Nellie Leefers McDonald. While stationed in England with the Army Air Corps during World War II, he fell in love and married Nora Tideswell (deceased) on June 4, 1945, in Bucknall, England. They started their life together in Carlinville, Illinois, […]

Matthew Alan Trim

Matthew Alan Trim of Kalamazoo passed from this life unexpectedly on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. Matt was born September 22, 1975 in Sturgis, Michigan. He grew up in Kalamazoo and attended Gull Lake Schools. In 1993 Matt enlisted in the United States Air Force. He proudly served with the […]

Ethan Carpenter

SFC Ethan Charles Carpenter Sergeant First Class (SFC) Ethan Charles Carpenter was born, October 19, 1988, in Sayre, Pennsylvania to Charles and Kathleen Carpenter. He grew up in Trumansburg, NY. Ethan joined the United States Army as an Airborne Ranger in August 2007. His bravery during seven deployments to Afghanistan and one deployment to Iraq […]

Jay A. Blessing

Sgt. Jay A. Blessing was born Jan. 4, 1980, in Washington and claimed Tacoma as home. He was killed Nov. 14, 2003, in eastern Afghanistan after an improvised explosive device detonated as his unit was conducting a combat patrol there. Blessing volunteered for Army service in August 1998. He completed One Station Unit Training in […]