Roll Call of Honor

 

Roll Call of Honor

SERGIO ALEMAN

Rank: Deputy Sheriff
Age: 49
Years of Service: 18

End of Watch: July 31, 2012
Cause: Automobile Crash

Deputy Sheriff Sergio Aleman was killed in an automobile crash while on routine patrol. Deputy Aleman was driving on Interstate 43 when he attempted to avoid a tow truck that had come to a sudden stop in the roadway. The driver of tow truck slammed on his breaks due to heavy traffic which caused Deputy Aleman's vehicle to collide with the rear of the truck. Deputy Aleman was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Deputy Aleman's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 49-E: 28

SUNG HUI BANG

Rank: Deputy Sheriff
Age: 31
Years of Service: 3
End of Watch: August 17, 2000
Cause: Helicopter Accident

Deputy Sheriff Sung Hui Bang was killed in a helicopter accident in Dodge County, Wisconsin while assisting in the search for a suspect. The helicopter experienced mechanical problems and crashed while returning to Milwaukee County. Deputy Bang and his partner performed an instrumental role in apprehending the suspect, who was wanted in the murder of his girlfriend, an off-duty Chicago Police Officer.

Deputy Bang's name  is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 58-W: 22

RALPH E. ZYLKA


Rank: Deputy Sheriff
Age: 48
Years of Service: 24
End of Watch: August 17, 2000
Cause: Helicopter Accident

Deputy Sheriff Ralph E. Zylka was killed in a helicopter accident in Dodge County, Wisconsin while assisting in the search for a suspect. The helicopter experienced mechanical problems and crashed while returning to Milwaukee County. Deputy Zylka and his partner performed an instrumental role in apprehending the suspect, who was wanted in the murder of his girlfriend, an off-duty Chicago Police Officer.

Deputy Zylka's name  is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 40-W: 22
 

DAVID M. DEMOS

Rank: Deputy Sheriff I
Age: 45
Years of Service: 15
End of Watch: January 25, 1997
Cause: Struck by Vehicle (while on foot)

Deputy Sheriff David M. Demos was struck and killed by a drunk driver while assisting a disabled motorist on the edge of I-94. The drunk driver then fled the scene but was followed by a bystander and arrested. The man was convicted of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.

Deputy Demos' name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~  Panel: 44-E: 20

 

JOHN VALENTINE TRANDEL


Rank: Deputy Sheriff I
Age: 46
Years of Service: 18
End of Watch: May 1, 1981
Cause: Heart Attack

Deputy Sheriff John V. Trandel suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a juvenile suspect at the Children's Court Center. Deputy Trandel attempted to escort a juvenile from court to the detention center. The juvenile refused to be escorted and a struggle ensued. Deputy Trandel was struck in the chest and face. Other Officers helped to restrain and handcuff the juvenile. Deputy Trandel collapsed at the scene suffering a fatal heart attack.

Deputy Trandel's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 46-E: 20

 

WALLACE N. SCHILLING


Rank: Deputy Sheriff
Age: 38
Years of Service: 8
End of Watch: October 8, 1975
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Wallace N. Schilling was fatally shot in the chest when the gun of a fellow officer accidentally discharged during a struggle that ensued as they attempted to arrest the driver of a stolen vehicle.

Deputy Schilling's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 4-W: 4

 

 

LLOYD RHODES


Rank: Deputy Sheriff
Age: Unknown
Years of Service: Unknown
End of Watch: November 17, 1951
Cause: Automobile Crash

Deputy Sheriff Lloyd Rhodes was fatally wounded when a truck struck his squad while he called in a report of a serious accident.

Deputy Rhodes' name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 2-W: 12

 

 

ALVIN H. BECKEMEIER

Rank: Deputy Sheriff
Age: Unknown
Years of Service: Unknown
End of Watch: May 10, 1947
Cause: Motorcycle Crash

Deputy Sheriff Alvin H. Beckemeier died while responding to an emergency call when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle.

Deputy Beckemeier's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 4-W: 20

 

HOWARD F. GRUNDMAN


Rank: Deputy Sheriff
Age: 31
Years of Service: 4
End of Watch: January 30, 1934
Cause: Motorcycle Crash

Deputy Sheriff Howard F. Grundman was on his way to serve a summons when his motorcycle left the road. It is not known whether his motorcycle was struck, if he swerved or if there was a malfunction. He suffered a fractured skull and left femur and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

Deputy Grundman's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 18-E: 22

 

EARL R. HASLAM

Rank: Deputy Sheriff
Age: 31
Years of Service: 15
End of Watch: January 4, 1929
Cause: Motorcycle Crash

Deputy Sheriff Earl R. Haslam was involved in a motorcycle crash while returning to headquarters after serving civil papers. Deputy Haslam lost control of his patrol motorcycle and crashed into another vehicle. Deputy Haslam was transported to the hospital with a fractured skull and broken leg and died of his injuries six days later.

Deputy Haslam's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 14-E: 29

 

GEORGE J. PAZIK

Rank: Deputy Sheriff
Age: 34
Years of Service: Unknown
End of Watch: May 30, 1917
Cause: Motorcycle Crash

Deputy Sheriff George J. Pazik was killed in a motorcycle crash when a car veered into his path which caused him to strike a streetcar. Deputy Pazik was in pursuit of a speeding vehicle at the time of the crash. Deputy Pazik died at the scene.

Deputy Pazik's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 44-E: 28

 

FRANK HEUP

Rank: Deputy Sheriff
Age: 39
Years of Service: 11 months
End of Watch: November 1, 1915
Cause: Motorcycle Crash

Deputy Sheriff Frank Heup was killed when his motorcycle crashed into the back of a horse-drawn buggy as he attempted to apprehend a speeding motorist. Deputy Heup was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained a fractured skull.

Deputy Heup's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 54-E: 28

 

WILLIAM WANK



Rank: Deputy Sheriff
Age: 44
Years of Service: 1
End of Watch: August 17, 1915
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff William Wank was shot and killed as he and several deputies searched for two men who shot and badly beat a railroad detective in the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad yard in New Butler. The two suspects escaped on a train bound for Fond du Lac. The deputies took up positions along a section of track where the train was ordered to stop. As the beam of the headlight fell on the deputies, a switchman standing on the first car opened fire with a shotgun, killing Deputy Wank and seriously wounding another deputy. He said he thought the deputies were the two suspects. The switchman was arrested and charged with Deputy Wank's murder.

Deputy Wank's name is carved on the walls at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. ~ Panel: 63-W: 28

 

 

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