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.
A Virginia state trooper blocks access to the site of a fatal shooting in which a gunman opened fire on sheriff's deputies at a rural salvage yard, killing two and injuring two others. (AP Photo) Suspect dead
A Colorado officer was shot and killed in a gunfight at a mobile home park Wednesday night. The suspect once told the park manager: "If I get pulled over, it's gonna be a bad day for a policeman, because I'm not going to jail." Man shot self
While hiding in an attic last month, Hydra Lacy Jr. tricked police into thinking he had given up before shooting one officer in the head and then killing a second who came to his rescue. Suspect killed; heroism ensues