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…
December 15, 2011
Mont. deputy killed directing traffic
Officer Down: Pat Pyette - [Havre, Montana]
By PoliceOne Staff
HAVRE, Mont. — A deputy died after a vehicle struck him on a highway in Blaine County.
Pat Pyette, 54, was outside his vehicle directing traffic at a scene involving a disabled driver, according to the Great Falls Tribune. A press release stated that a vehicle passing through the scene struck Pyette. It appeared the driver did not see him in the road.
The sheriff called Pyette "a fine man, willing to do anything for anybody," The Republic reported. "He was dedicated to our community and the people he served."
Dispatchers in Helena have not yet released more details Thursday.
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