Honoring NC Officers

killed in the line of duty 2020 

Trooper Nolan James Sanders

North Carolina Highway Patrol, NC

EOW: Friday, March 27, 2020

Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Trooper Nolan Sanders was killed in a single-vehicle crash on I-795 near exit 22 at mile marker 19 in the Pikeville area of Wayne County, at 7:17 pm.

His patrol car left the roadway and struck a concrete culvert before landing on its side. Trooper Sanders suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

Trooper Sanders had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for five years and was assigned to Troop C, District 2. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

BIO

  • Age 28

  • Tour 5 years

  • Badge C240

 

INCIDENT DETAILS

  • Cause Automobile crash

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Phillip Hendrix

Henderson County Sheriff's Office, NC

EOW: Thursday, September 10, 2020

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Hendrix was shot and killed when he responded to a vehicle tampering and shooting call in the area of Bethea Drive and Piney Ridge Drive in Mountain Home.

A citizen called 911 at about 3:00 am after discovering someone breaking into a vehicle. The citizen retrieved a firearm and confronted the subject. The subject had stolen a firearm from the vehicle and the two exchanged gunshots.

Deputy Hendrix and other deputies arrived on the scene and confronted the subject, who was wanted on a warrant for a parole violation. The man initially complied with commands but then grabbed the handgun and opened fire, striking Deputy Hendrix. The other deputies returned fire and killed the subject.

Deputy Hendrix was transported to a local hospital where it was determined he could not survive. He was declared medically deceased so that his organs could be donated.

Deputy Hendrix was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Henderson County Sheriff's Office for eight years, years, most recently as a Patrol Shift Detective and as a member of the SWAT Team. He is survived by his two children and fiancée.

BIO

  • Age 35

  • Tour 8 years

  • Badge Not available

  • Military Veteran

 

INCIDENT DETAILS

  • Cause Gunfire

  • Weapon Handgun

  • Offender Shot and killed

Deputy Sheriff Jared Michael Allison

Nash County Sheriff's Office, NC

EOW: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Deputy Sheriff Jared Allison succumbed to injuries sustained on Thanksgiving Day while attempting to stop a motorcycle on U.S. 301 Bypass in Rocky Mount.

He had just completed a traffic stop and was attempting to catch a motorcycle when another car attempted a left turn in front of him at the intersection with May Drive. Deputy Allison's patrol SUV struck the vehicle and overturned. He was ejected from the vehicle and sustained critical injuries. He was transported to Vidant Medical Center where he remained until succumbing to his injuries on December 1st, 2020.

Deputy Allison was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Nash County Sheriff's Office for 2-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and parents.

BIO

  • Age 26

  • Tour 2 years, 6 months

  • Badge I-104

  • Military Veteran

 

INCIDENT DETAILS

  • Cause Automobile crash

  • Incident Date Friday, November 27, 2020

Police Officer Tyler Avery Herndon

Mount Holly Police Department, NC

EOW: Friday, December 11, 2020

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Tyler Herndon was shot and killed while he and other officers responded to a burglary in progress at a car wash at 313 Beatty Drive at about 3:30 am.

The subject was shot and wounded by other officers on the scene. He was charged with first-degree murder.

The incident occurred two days before Officer Herndon's birthday.

BIO

  • Age 25

  • Tour Not available

  • Badge Not available

 

INCIDENT DETAILS

  • Cause Gunfire

  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type

  • Offender Charged with murder

Police Officer Jason Nicholas Shuping

Concord Police Department, NC

EOW: Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Jason Shuping was shot and killed while responding to an attempted carjacking at a fast-food restaurant at 7761 Gateway Lane NW.

A North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agent had encountered an abandoned vehicle at the scene of a single-car crash on the I-85 exit ramp to Bruton Smith Boulevard. As the agent and a Concord police officer were at the scene of the crash a woman approached and told them a man had just attempted to carjack her at a nearby Sonic restaurant. The ALE agent, along with Officer Shuping and another officer responded to the restaurant where they encountered the suspect.

As they approached the man outside of the building, he produced a gun and opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Shuping and wounding the other Concord officer. Two additional responding officers engaged the suspect as he attempted to steal another car and the man was killed in a second exchanged of gunfire.

Officer Shuping had served with the Concord Police Department for 18 months.

BIO

  • Age 25

  • Tour 1 year, 6 months

  • Badge 4434

INCIDENT DETAILS

  • Cause Gunfire

  • Weapon Handgun

  • Offender Shot and killed

       

       Hit-And-Run, Robbery

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