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, 2006
San Francisco officer killed after patrol car is struck by robbery suspects' van
Officer Down: Nick Birco - [San Francisco, California]
Additional Info: Officer Nick Birco was a five-year veteran of the San Francisco Police Department.
Cause of Death: Birco died from injuries sustained in an automobile collision.
Date of Incident: July 26, 2006
San Francisco officer killed after patrol car is struck by robbery suspects
A San Francisco police officer was killed early today near McLaren Park when his patrol car was struck by a vanload of robbery suspects being chased by other officers, authorities said.
Officer Nick Birco, 39, a five-year department veteran who worked at the Bayview station, was struck about 1 a.m. at Cambridge and Felton streets in the Portola neighborhood, authorities said.
The impact of the crash caused Birco's patrol car to spin 360 degrees, hit a curb and fall onto its side, Police Chief Heather Fong said at an early morning news conference. ...
Full Story: San Francisco officer killed after patrol car is struck by robbery suspects
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