Monday, August 10, 2009

A Time To Reflect

The loss of any police officer's life brings sadness to all officers and most especially to the surviving members of the lost officer's Police Department. August is a difficult time for the United States Park Police as several officers with this Department died during this month. Please remember these officers who gave their lives for their community.

Officer Hakim Azim Farthing

End of Watch: Saturday, August 10, 2002

Officer Hakim Farthing was struck and killed by a drunk driver on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

Sergeant Ricardo Michael Preston

End of Watch: Thursday, August 11, 1988

Sergeant Preston suffered a heart attack while participating in a SWAT team training excercise and subsequently died.

Officer Thomas P. Fogarty

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 6, 1941

Officer Fogarty was killed in a hit-and-run accident while on his police motorcycle.

Officer Milo John Kennedy

End of Watch: Sunday, August 7, 1932

Officer Kennedy was killed after being attacked by a mob. He was on patrol at Logan Circle in Washington, DC, when he was attacked by a mob of up to 21 people and was beaten to death.