I was starting to feel a bit “creepy” since I decided to document officers killed on duty. Generally there is about one every other day. Since this morose project began, we went almost a week.
Yesterday, Agent Patrick Flickenger was killed on duty when he had a severe traffic collision. Agent Flickenger patrolled a Native American reservation; these officers work in some harsh conditions, and work awfully hard with low numbers, and long hours. For details, see the ODMP site.
His death also reminds all of us that the most dangerous thing cops do — and it isn’t even close — is drive our vehicles.
Rest in peace, Agent Flickenger