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…
April 20, 2012
Okla. cop killed when 2 patrol cars collide
Officer Down: Brian Hayden - [Chocktaw County, Oklahoma]
By PoliceOne Staff
CHOCTAW COUNTY, Okla. — A deputy was killed and a tribal police officer injured when two patrol cars collided Thursday night, authorities said.
Chocktaw County Deputy Brian Hayden, 47, died when the tribal police officer’s pickup struck his car head-on, according to News OK.
Both vehicles were travelling westbound responding to a call for backup. Police said Hayden was making a left turn in his pickup onto a county road when the tribal officer's car hit the driver side door.
Josiah Moore, 29, is in stable condition at a medical center in Plano, Texas.
Both officers were wearing seat belts.
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