Wall of Remembrance
Police Officer Jose Somohano was shot and killed during a traffic stop.
Officer Somohano and his partner observed a vehicle driving erratically. When they attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect fled on foot into a house. Officer Somohano and his partner called for back-up, and two officers who were involved in a nearby surveillance operation responded. As those two additional back-up officers responded, the suspect opened fire on all four officers through a window in the house. Officer Somohano was shot and killed and the other three officers were wounded.
The suspect was located later that day in an apartment complex by members of the Broward Country Sheriff's Department. He was shot and killed by the Miami-Dade SWAT team after opening fire on them as they attempted to take him into custody.
Officer Somohano had served with the Miami-Dade Police Department for four years and had previously served with the Miami-Dade Public Schools Police Department. He is survived by his wife and two children.
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OUR SINCERE CONDOLANCES TO THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF THIS FALLEN OFFICER.
Deputy Frank Fabiano
Deputy Frank Fabiano was shot during a vehicle stop in the town of Somers on Wednesday, May 16, 2007.
Deputy Fabiano had stopped a vehicle near the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus in a subdivision just south of Highway E and east of Highway 31 at about 11:37 pm, when he was shot. A University of Wisconsin-Parkside police officer who was serving as a backup officer reported the shooting and returned fire. Deputy Fabiano was transported to St. Catherine's Hospital by a medical helicopter where he died from his injuries about 5:00 am.
After the shooting, the suspect fled into the woods and after an intense three-hour manhunt, he was captured about 15 blocks from the scene of the shooting at an apartment complex. The suspect was an illegal immigrant.
Deputy Fabiano had served with the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department for 18 years. He had also served his country as a US Marine. He is survived by his wife, daughter, parents, brother, and sister.
Officer Richard May of the East Palo Alto Police Department
California, was shot and killed on Saturday, January 7, 2006, when he responded to a disturbance call.
Officer May responded to the corner of University Avenue and Weeks Street, Palo Alto at approximately 1630 hours. When he arrived, he observed several men fighting. As he approached the group, one of the men fled. Officer May attempted to stop that male, when the suspect turned around and opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun, killing Officer May. The suspect fled on foot, but was apprehended later that night. The suspect, a documented gang member, was found with a bullet wound to his leg, that had been inflicted by Officer May before he died.
A 14-year-old police explorer was participating in a ride along with Officer May at the time of the incident, but was not injured.
Officer May was a US Marine Corps veteran and had served with the East Palo Alto Police Department for 18 months. He had previously served for 13 years with the Lompoc Police Department. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.
We at STRIKE Tactical Solutions mourn the death of this fine officer who gave his life for Justice.
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