As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Kevin P. Marceau - [Dallas Police Department, Texas]
DALLAS — Officer Kevin Marceau died as the result of injuries sustained on November 13, 1996, when he was struck by a vehicle while chasing a hit-and-run suspect.
He was working an off duty law enforcement job near White Rock Lake when he observed a car accident. He began to chase one of the drivers on foot as the man attempted to flee the scene. As they ran across Garland Road Officer Marceau was struck by a vehicle.
Officer Marceau was rushed to a nearby hospital where he remained in a coma for several weeks due to severe head injuries. He underwent several surgeries in which part of his brain was removed. He remained in a wheelchair and unable to communicate until passing away from complications of the injuries on January 14, 2011.
Officer Marceau had served with the Dallas Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his son, parents, and four siblings.
The TASER Foundation’s mission is to honor the service and sacrifice of local and federal law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty by providing financial and edcuational support to their families.