On the Police Heroes topic page we not only remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the mission to protect their communities, but we also recognize the many moments of heroism that all too often go unnoticed by the public or the mainstream press.
RIVERDALE, Ill. -- The family of a suburban police officer who was killed on the job is angry about how city officials are treating his memory. William Rolniak was killed in south suburban Riverdale in 2004. His widow says Rolniak is not getting the respect he deserves. For Rolniak's family, returning to the Riverdale Police Department was always comforting, because the department was renamed for the fallen officer, and Rolniak's portrait hung high in the police department's lobby, until a few days ago.
Hundreds of cops, Marines, and family members gather in downtown Los Angeles to honor Sgt. Maj. Robert "RJ" Cottle, an LAPD SWAT officer who was killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan. A loyal veteran