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…
BEAUMONT, Texas — A Texas man has been charged with capital murder after police say he intentionally drove his fleeing sport utility vehicle into the patrol car of an officer, who was struck and killed.
Bond was set at $250,000 Saturday for 30-year-old John Wesley Nero of Beaumont in Southeast Texas. He remained in a hospital in serious condition for injuries he sustained in the Friday night crash.
Beaumont Police Chief Frank Coffin said 36-year-old Officer Bryan Mitchell Hebert (HE'-burt) was retrieving road spikes from his trunk to try to stop the SUV when the vehicle struck the patrol car head-on, pushing it into the officer.
Hebert, who served 10 years with the department, was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Police say the suspect had assaulted his mother and grandmother Friday evening.
Copyright 2011 Associated Press
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