Tampa Police Department honors fallen heroes

- The Tampa Police Department held a memorial honoring its officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The department paid tribute to the 31 fallen officers and their families with a riderless horse, 21-gun salute, a flyover, and the playing of Taps.

Members of the public were invited and roses were laid at the memorial at TPD headquarters. As the names of the 31 fallen heroes were read, a bell was rung.

The Roll Call of Honor includes 31 Tampa police officers who have died in the line of duty since 1895:

Officer David Curtis &
Officer Jeffery Kocab June 29, 2010
Corporal Michael Roberts August 19, 2009
Detective Juan Serrano February 25, 2006
Master Police Officer Lois Marrero July 6, 2001
Detective Randy Bell &
Detective Ricky Childers May 19, 1998
Officer Norris Epps, Jr. January 18, 1995
Officer Porfirio Soto, Jr. December 30, 1988
Sergeant Gary S. Pricher November 4, 1983
Detective Gerald A. Rauft July 24, 1981
Officer Anthony W. Williams November 3, 1975
Sergeant Richard Lee Cloud October 23, 1975
Detective Kenneth D. Berlin, Jr. September 27, 1975
Corporal John R. Collier December 5, 1970
Officer William D. Krikava  January 1, 1965
Officer Rolla L. Standau November 29, 1963
Officer Carl F. Chastain February 12, 1958
Officer Morris D. Lopez July 9, 1949
Officer Richard S. Booth November 28, 1943
Detective Lester H. Henley April 11, 1941
Vice Chief Arthur L. Berry January 31, 1941
Detective Joe Nance October 1, 1939
Officer Bryan A. Reese August 29, 1935
Detective Thomas M. Chevis April 7, 1938
Officer Henry R. Lett September 24, 1922
Patrolman Juan Nales July 18, 1920
Officer James Ronco May 27, 1916
Marshal Joseph Walker September 15, 1915
Captain Samuel J. Carter June 2, 1905
Officer John (Jack) McCormick September 26, 1895

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