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…
July 26, 2012
NC deputy, suspect killed in shootout
Officer Down: William Mast - [Watauga County, North Carolina]
DEEP GAP, N.C. — A sheriff’s deputy died after he was shot by a suspect early Thursday in Watauga County.
Deputy William Mast Jr. was fatally shot by the suspect after responding to a call in Deep Gap around 1 a.m., according to Sheriff Len Hagaman.
The suspect opened fire on Mast and another deputy when they arrived at the home on Hardin Road, Hagaman said.
The other deputy, who has not been publicly identified, immediately returned fire, fatally shooting the suspect in return, Hagaman said.
“It is a sad day for Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Watauga County community as Officer Mast was a friend and asset to our force and to his community,” Hagaman said.
Reprinted with permission from MyFox8.com
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