2012 Fallen Troopers

Trooper Amanda Anna

New York State Police Trooper Amanda Anna died in the line of duty on Saturday, May 26, 2012. She was killed in a single vehicle crash along Route 37 in Hastings, New York. Her Chevrolet Tahoe patrol vehicle went out of control on a curve and overturned several times after striking a guardrail. Trooper Anna was transported to a nearby hospital where she succumbed to her injuries the following morning.

Trooper Anna, 31, had served with the New York State Police for six years. She is survived by her 4-year-old son, mother, and fiancé.

 

 

Trooper Javier Arana

Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Javier Arana died in the line of duty on Saturday, March 24, 2012. He was killed in an automobile accident as he responded to assist a vehicle pursuit in El Paso. During the response Trooper Arana's vehicle collided with a pickup truck. Trooper Arana's patrol car burst into flames upon impact.

Trooper Arana, 32, had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for two years. He graduated from the Texas Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Academy in November 2010 and was stationed in El Paso. He is survived by his wife and three children.

 


Corporal Marshall Lee Bailey

West Virginia State Police Corporal Marshall Lee Bailey died in the line of duty on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. Cpl. Bailey was shot and killed after he and another trooper stopped a vehicle for reckless driving in Clay County.

Cpl. Bailey, 42, had served with the West Virginia State Police for 17 years. He is survived by his three children, brother, and parents.

 

 

 

 Trooper Aaron Beesley

 

Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Aaron Beesley died in the line of duty on Saturday, June 30, 2012. He died after falling from a cliff while performing a search and rescue mission in Salt Lake County. Trooper Beesley, a tactical flight officer for the agency, had been assisting in the search for two missing teenage hikers along the Mount Olympus Trail.

Trooper Beesley, 34, had served with the Utah Highway Patrol for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and three children. .

 



Trooper First Class Blake T. Coble

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Blake Coble died in the line of duty on Thursday, October 4, 2012. Trooper Coble was killed when his patrol car collided with a tractor trailer. His patrol car was struck after the semi ran a stop sign at a high rate of speed. He was transported to Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Trooper Coble, 48, had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for 23 years. He is survived by his wife and two children. His wife serves as a dispatcher for the agency.

 

 

 

Trooper Kyle Deatherage

Illinois State Police Trooper Kyle Deatherage died in the line of duty on Monday, November 26, 2012. Trooper Deatherage was struck and killed by a tractor trailer while making a traffic stop on Interstate 55 near Litchfield. He had parked his motorcycle on the shoulder and was speaking with the driver of the vehicle when he was struck.

Trooper Deatherage, 32, had served with the Illinois State Police for three years. He is survived by his wife, 4-year-old daughter, and 10-month-old son.

 

 


Trooper Bobby Gene Demuth

North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Bobby Gene Demuth died in the line of duty on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Trooper Demuth was struck and killed by a vehicle while attempting to deploy spike strips during a pursuit.

Trooper Demuth, 42, had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and child.

 

 

Trooper Andrew David Fox

Virginia State Police Trooper Andrew David Fox died in the line of duty on Friday, October 5, 2012. Trooper Fox was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic that was leaving the Virginia State Fair and Kings Dominion theme park. He was transported to VCU Medical Center in Richmond where he succumbed to his injuries.

Trooper Fox, 27, had served with the Virginia State Police for five years. He is survived by his wife.

 



Sergeant Paul Hernandez

Texas Highway Patrol Sergeant Paul Hernandez died in the line of duty on Thursday, October 4, 2012. Sergeant Hernandez suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in physical readiness training at the Texas Department of Public Safety Regional Office in San Antonio.

Sergeant Hernandez, 67, had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for 35 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

 


Detective Sergeant James Hoopes, III

New Jersey State Police Sergeant James Hoopes died in the line of duty on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Sergeant Hoopes suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in his department's physical fitness training program at the Casino Gaming Bureau in Atlantic City.

Sergeant Hoopes, 40, had served with the New Jersey State Police for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

 

 

 

Trooper Tony Radulescu

Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Radulescu died in the line of duty on Thursday, February 23, 2012. He was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on a driver of a pickup truck on State Route 16 at Anderson Hill Road, in Gorst. The vehicle that Trooper Radulescu had stopped was found abandoned on a country road approximately three hours later. A SWAT team deployed to the registered owner's home and as they approached, the suspect committed suicide.

Trooper Radulescu, 44, was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Washington State Patrol for 16 years. He is survived by a son, who is now serving on active duty in the U.S. Army.

 


Trooper Eric M. Workman

West Virginia State Police Trooper Eric M. Workman died in the line of duty on Friday, August 31, 2012. Trooper Workman was shot after he and another trooper stopped a vehicle for reckless driving in Clay County. Trooper Workman was transported to the hospital where he remained on life support until succumbing to his wounds two days later.

Trooper Workman, 26, had served with the West Virginia State Police for 20 months.

 

 


Officer Kenyon Youngstrom

California Highway Patrol Officer Kenyon Youngstrom died in the line of duty on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Officer Youngstrom succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while making a traffic stop with another officer near Livorna Road in Alamo.

Officer Youngstrom, 37, was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the California Highway Patrol for seven years. He is survived by his wife, four children, mother, and five siblings.