The hazards of being a Police Officer are well know within the law enforcement community. It is to them and all that have and will pay the price for our safety that the following is dedicated.

A Part of America Died

Somebody killed a policeman today
And a part of America died...
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he had gone off to war;
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half-mast
To his name they will add a gold star.
The suspect that shot him will stand up in court
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend many long, lonely nights.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today...
Maybe in your town or mine,
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors
A cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks the beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side;
He answered the call... of himself gave his all,
And a part of America died...

-Author Unknown

Little Rock Police Officers Killed in The Line of Duty

Officer Jack D. Cooper Died February, 2002
Detective Joseph Tucker Fisher Died February, 1995
Officer Henry Callanen Died May, 1993
Officer David E. Barnett Died February, 1991
Detective Noel Don McGuire Died May, 1980
Officer Alvin Joseph Free Died September, 1970
Officer Lloyd W. Worthy Died September, 1967
Detective Lieutenant Oscar F. "Jack" Deubler Died January, 1947
Sergeant Samuel N. McDermott Died September, 1930
Officer Robert A. Johnson Died March, 1930
Officer Frank Swilling, Sr. Died December, 1926
Officer Harvey L. Biggs Died July, 1924
Officer Charles Faulkner Died July, 1924
Detective Sergeant Luther C. Hay Died July, 1923
Detective Sergeant George W. Moore Died July, 1923
Detective John W. Cabiness Died August, 1922
Officer Thomas D. Hudson Died August, 1920
Officer Joe Erber Died June, 1920
Detective Sam Morgan Died October, 1915
Sergeant William Campbell Died April, 1912
Officer J. O. Miller Died April, 1911
Officer W. T. Phillips Died August, 1908
Officer William L. Copeland Died December, 1885

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc.