Song in my head: In Birmingham they love the governor......Lynyrd Skynyrd
In remembrance of my father, a police officer killed in the line of duty, I receive a quarterly publication listing law enforcement officers who lost their lives. As we spend this weekend mourning the soldiers who lost their lives, remember the cops who put their lives in danger daily. Here are a few officers who lost their lives recently.
Deputy Ruby Rainault, Age 54
Deputy Rainault was killed November 24, 2003 when she made a u-turnto help a stranded motorist and was broadsided by a truck. Survived by husband and 6 children.
Officer Russel Simpson, Age 51
Officer Simpson drowned December 22, 2003 while attempting to save a boywho had been swept into the ocean while walking along the beach. Survived by wife.
Trooper Nikky Green, Age 35
Oklahoma City, OK
Trooper Green was shot and killed December 26, 2003 after he stopped to check on a vehicle parked on the side of the road. When he discoveredthe suspect had been cooking meth he attempted to arrest him and was shot. Survived by Wife and 3 children