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…
August 16, 2011
Mo. officer struck, killed by suspect's SUV
Officer Down: Evan Burns - [Caruthersville, Missouri]
By PoliceOne Staff
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. — A Caruthersville officer was killed after his patrol car was broadsided by a stolen car Tuesday morning.
Officers Evan Burns and Richard Altice had pulled over a driver for questioning when they saw a stolen SUV exit the highway toward them. They had laid spike strips to stop the incoming vehicle before the suspect hit Altice’s cruiser, injuring him, KFVS reported.The SUV then collided with Burns’ patrol car, and investigators say the 28-year-old officer was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect, who was wanted for setting a home on fire, is being held without bond.
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