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…
DETRIOT – An officer who was shot in April died from his wounds Saturday night.
According to CBS Detroit, Officer Patrick Hill had been hospitalized since April 2, after being shot in the head during a shootout.
Police had stopped Matthew Joseph, 23, on suspicion of a homicide and attempted robbery when Joseph opened fire, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Joseph also hit a police sergeant in the leg during the incident.
Both officers were members of the Comprehensive Violence Reduction Partnership unit, a partnership among the Detroit police, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Michigan State Police, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan Department of Corrections, according to the Detroit Free Press report.
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