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…
GLENDALE, Ariz. — A police officer in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale died early Saturday after being shot during a late-night confrontation with a man at an apartment complex, a police spokeswoman said.
Officer Brad Jones was shot Friday night and hours later died at a hospital of his wounds, Glendale police officer Tracey Breeden said.
The suspect was later shot by other officers and was in critical condition at a Phoenix-area hospital Saturday morning, Breeden said. He was identified Ryan Heisler, 20, of Glendale.
Jones was 26 and a four-year veteran of the department. He is survived by his wife, Cindy, and two young children.
Copyright 2011 Associated Press
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