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Constable Madison “Skip” Nicholson>

December 1, 2021

Constable Madison “Skip” Nicholson

Constable Skip Nicholson was shot and killed while he and the Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy responded to a domestic disturbance call on Shamburger Road in Yellow Bluff at about 5:00 pm. A woman had reported that her estranged […]

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Detective Antonio Valentine>

December 1, 2021

Detective Antonio Valentine

Detective Antonio Valentine was killed in a vehicle crash near the intersection of Bellefontaine Road and Crete Drive, in Bellefontaine Neighbors, at about 3:00 pm. The department vehicle he and his partner were in collided with another car head-on. Both […]

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Police Officer Henry Laxson>

November 30, 2021

Police Officer Henry Laxson

Police Officer Henry Laxson was shot and killed as he and other officers responded to a domestic violence and shooting call in the 3600 block of Jervis Court in Rex at about 8:40 pm. The first officers to arrive on […]

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Deputy Sheriff Frank Ramirez, Jr.>

November 18, 2021

Deputy Sheriff Frank Ramirez, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Frank Ramirez was killed in a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 14 at about 12:50 am. He was driving eastbound during a period of rain, responding to a call for assistance when his vehicle left the roadway on […]

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Corrections Officer Rhonda Jean Russell>

November 17, 2021

Corrections Officer Rhonda Jean Russell

Corrections Officer Rhonda Russell was shot and killed after a struggle for her firearm at the holding area of the Central Court building at 615 Fourth Street in Altoona. A male inmate attacked and disarmed Officer Russell while waiting for […]

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Police Officer Michael D. Chandler>

November 13, 2021

Police Officer Michael D. Chandler

Police Officer Michael Chandler was shot and killed while performing a welfare check at a vacant home in the 2500 block of Orr Street. Officer Chandler was flagged down by a citizen at about 4:00 am who asked him to […]

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Detective Michael J. Dion>

November 10, 2021

Detective Michael J. Dion

Detective Michael Dion suffered a fatal heart attack while on traffic assignment at 60 Fuller Road in Chicopee. He had moved several large barricades as part of the road closure assignment when he collapsed. He was transported to the hospital, […]

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Police Officer Paramhans Desai>

November 8, 2021

Police Officer Paramhans Desai

Police Officer Paramhans Desai was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call near the intersection of Keys Ferry Road and Floresta Drive, in McDonough, at about 6:00 pm. The subject who shot him fled the area and […]

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Deputy Sheriff Lena Nicole Marshall>

November 8, 2021

Deputy Sheriff Lena Nicole Marshall

Deputy Sheriff Lena Marshall succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three days earlier while responding to a domestic disturbance call at 6416 Highway 124 in Hoschton. As she and another deputy contacted someone in the home a woman opened fire on […]

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Senior Patrolman Sherman Otto Benys, Jr.>

November 4, 2021

Senior Patrolman Sherman Otto Benys, Jr.

Senior Patrolman Sherman Benys succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three days earlier while responding to a domestic dispute on the 300 block of South Wanda in Kingsville. When Patrolman Benys and another officer arrived at the scene the male subject […]

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Staff Sergeant Jesse Sherrill>

October 28, 2021

Staff Sergeant Jesse Sherrill

Staff Sergeant Jesse Sherrill was killed in a vehicle crash on I-95 in Portsmouth at about 12:30 am. He was providing police assistance to a work crew that was installing rumble strips on the shoulder of I-95 when his patrol […]

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Sergeant Richard A. McMahan>

October 27, 2021

Sergeant Richard A. McMahan

Sergeant Rick McMahan suffered a fatal heart attack while running on a treadmill in the department gym at 510 E 10th Street. He was participating in the department’s wellness program in preparation for his annual physical fitness test. Sergeant McMahan […]

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