The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on October 13, 1991 · Page 138
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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 138

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Sunday, October 13, 1991
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News events have tarnished the image of the nation's cops witness the beating of Rodney King. "As they left, they said, 'Goodbye, everybody,' and laughed," remembers Mary Gray, who at that time was an FBI stenographer. "It was the last time we saw them." Cowley and Hollis caught up with Nelson and his accomplice, John Chase, and engaged in a gun battle. Nelson and Chase pulled over and blasted away with submachine guns. Hollis virtually was decapitated by the gunfire. Cowley lived long enough to plug Nelson with a deadly 38. Word, soon reached the FBI. "There were a lot of tears," Gray says. "They were fine young men. They were very brave. It wasn't a job for ing what we wanted to do," Claire says. "Police work is an accepted part of our family." James Collins Joseph Taylor Tina Kerbrat At 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 11, 1991, Los Angeles rookie officer Tina Kerbrat and her partner, Earl Valladares, pulled their car over to cite two men for public drinking. Just as Kerbrat opened her door, one of the men drew a .357-caliber Magnum and shot her four times. Valladares killed the gunman, an illegal immigrant, in a hail of bullets. Kerbrat, the fifth cop shot within eight days in LA, died instantly. As the public focused on the Gulf War in the Middle East, a note on a floral arrangement at her North Hollywood station read: "In memory of Tina Kerbrat. We are fighting a war at home, too." Raymond Hawn Elmer Moorehead Mary Davis The names of 59 women are on the memorial walls. Mary Davis, a matron with the city jail in Wilmington, Del., was the first to be killed. She was beaten to death by a female prisoner on May 11, 1924. Andrew Krakow Samuel Cowley Herman Hollis During the late 1920s and early 1930s, law officers in Chicago faced a gangland led by Al Capone, John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd. On Nov. 27, 1934, FBI Inspector Samuel Cowley got word that Lester Gillis, alias Baby Face Nelson, had been spotted in a stolen automobile in nearby Barrington, 111. Cowley and Special Agent Herman Hollis went after him. PITT "fT"! Httle-known I I I H names of 1 JL I L-i 12,561 law enforcement officers are chiseled in somber marble, a roll call of death in the line of duty. John Davis Edwin Slianahan Phil Lamonaco The cold gray stone, a pair of gently curved walls hugging the earth in Washington, D.C., offers a stark litany. It is to be dedicated this Tuesday by President Bush as the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. James Bell Donald Cook William Brady The fallen are local, state and federal officers. In the nation's 215-year history, they battled cattle rustlers and car thieves, drug dealers and rum runners, the mob and muggers. Ed Mumbly George Campbell Ray Shinholser Six were killed by Billy the Kid, four by Baby Face Nelson, eight by Bonnie and Clyde, and one, Dallas officer J. D. Tippit, by Lee Harvey Oswald. About half the 150 officers killed each year are victims of assault. Others die in accidents drownings, crashes. John D'Archangelo William Phillips Julie Cross The low-slung, tree-lined memorial, authorized by Congress in 1984 and built with $8.6 million in donations, sits on a three-acre park in Judiciary Square. Similar to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which is inscribed with the names of 58,175 Americans, the new memorial is a salute to lives lost in the war on crime and to all who serve. The names on the walls are documented line-of-duty deaths, listed randomly, without age, rank or hometown. But behind each one is a story. Janet Rogers Abraham Crigler Robert King Hyattsville, Md., patrolman Robert King had three great loves: his family, his job and his police motorcycle. Shortly before the end of his shift in the predawn hours of June 18, 1984, King was called to a high-speed chase. The target was a teenager on a stolen motorcycle. King took off in a misty rain But his bike went out of control and crashed, just half a mile from his home, where his wife, Jane, and their 2-year-old daughter, Kristen, slept. Within an hour, his wife was awakened by her father, Hyattsville police Lt. Charles Arnett: "Jane, there's been an accident" Later that day, King died. He was 27. Thomas Hanna John Schroeder Walter Schroeder The highest honor in the Boston Police Department is named for two highly decorated brothers: patrolman Walter Schroeder, killed in a 1970 bank robbery shootout, and detective John Schroeder, gunned down during a 1973 holdup of a loan company. Their legacy extends beyond the Schroeder Brothers Memorial Medal. Three of Walter's nine children became cops: Paul, a detective in Boston; Edward, a sheriff deputy in Denver; and Claire, a sergeant in Waltham, Mass. "Mom would have liked us to pick another profession, but she wouldn't stop us from do- r JENNIFER OftEfNFEU) But Tuesday, a monument that echoes the Vietnam Veterans Memorial commemorates 12,561 pouce officers who have died on duty. Their stories are startling. By Tom Ferraro lA 1--..- -J someone who wasn t. Danny Lee Elbert Bobby Joe Nolan Chet Ainsworth Tombstone, Ariz., was a Wild West town where the law was made by the fastest gun. In 1899, Deputy Sheriff Chet Ainsworth wasn't fast enough. He was killed by two cattle rustlers who later met justice on the end of a rope. Clarence Kelly Paul Heath Everett Hatcher Since law officers began wearing bulletproof vests 20 years ago, as many as 1,300 life-threatening wounds have been prevented. Still, police work is becoming more hazardous. One reason: drugs. Everett Hatcher was on the frontline, undercover with the Drug Enforcement Agency in New York City. On Feb. 28, 1989, while setting up a drug buy with a mob-related dealer, he was shot on a dark street. His slaying prompted calls by President Bush for a mandatory death sentence for po- s O'F DUTY s 4 USA WEEKEND Oaebrr 11-13, 1991

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