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Sergeant Peggy Vassallo

Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department, Missouri
E.O.W. August 24, 2015
Sergeant Peggy Vassallo was struck by a vehicle while rendering aid to another driver after being involved in an accident. Sergeant Vasallo served 15 years for Bellefontaine Neighbors and 13 years for St. Louis County Police. She is survived by her husband, son, and 2 grandchildren.
I would like to thank you for the very beautiful and spacious and comfortable suite at the Hotel Alexandria in Washington, DC for National Police Week 2016. The comfort helped to make our stay so much easier. We couldn‘t have come without your gracious help and for this we are very grateful. God bless! Sincerely, Pat and Margaret
Sergeant Iris Smith

Mississippi Department of Corrections
E.O.W. May 25, 2015

Sergeant Iris Smith lost his life in a vehicle collision when the prisoner transport van he was driving collided with the back of a tractor trailer.
Sergeant Smith served 15 years. He is survived by his daughter.
 
Deputy Sheriff Steven “Bret“ Hawkins

Harrison County Sheriff‘s Office, Missouri
E.O.W. September 13, 2015

Deputy Sheriff Brett Hawkins suffered a fatal heart attack following an emergency response. He had served with the Harrison County Sheriff‘s office for 3 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, 3 sons, mother and 3 siblings.
 
Police Officer David Lee Colley

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama
E.O.W. April 4, 2015


Police Officer David Colley was responding to a call when his patrol car collided with a tractor trailer. Officer Colley served 2 years. He is survived by his wife and 1 year-old child, parents, siblings.
 
Trooper James Matthew Bava

Missouri State Highway Patrol
E.O.W. August 28, 2015

His patrol car was crashed into while he was initiating a traffic stop of a motorcycle.
Trooper Bava served for two years. He is survived by his parents, two bothers and three sister.