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James Arthur Moen

James Arthur Moen

Fish and Wildlife Protection

June 25, 2001
Died in plane crash near Illiamna while conducting a routine
sport fishing patrol in a state PA-18 Piper Cub on floats
.

 

Justin Todd Wollam

Justin Todd Wollam

Anchorage Police Department

July 9, 2001
Killed in a head-on collision on the Glenn Highway while
responding to a call regarding a vehicle driving erratically.

 

Hans-Peter Roelle

Hans-Peter Roelle

Alaska State Troopers

November 24, 2001
Shot in Wasilla while investigating a domestic dispute. The
killer then shot his two children and committed suicide.

 

James Hesterberg

James Hesterberg 

Alaska Department of Corrections

November 18, 2002
Killed in an automobile accident that occurred while he and his partner
were transporting seven prisoners to Spring Creek Correctional Center.
 

 

Thomas Patrick O'Hara

thomas Patrick O'Hara

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service

December 19, 2002
Ranger O'Hara was killed in an aircraft accident while assisting the United States Fish and
Wildlife Service conduct a moose tracking survey in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

 

 

John Patrick Watson

John Watson

Kenai Police Department

December 25, 2003
Officer Watson was shot and killed after locating a vehicle wanted by the Alaska State Troopers.
The troopers were attempting to locate the vehicle in order to conduct a welfare check.

 

   
 

 

Charles "Chuck" Collins

Chuck Collins

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

August 19, 2010
Officer Collins was lost when his service vehicle rolled down a 300’
scree slope into the flood waters of O’Brien Creek during a storm, while
traveling from the remote community of Eagle, Alaska
.

 

   
 

 

 Matthew Tokuoka

Matthew Tokuka

Hoonah Police Department

August 29, 2010
Officer Matthew Tokuka and Sergeant Anthony Wallace were ambushed and
killed by a lone gunman. Sergeant Wallace was shot first and Officer Tokuoka
was shot when he went to render aid.

 

   
 

 

 Anthony Wallace

Anthony Wallace

Hoonah Police Department

August 28, 2010
Sergeant Anthony Wallace and Officer Watson Tokuka and were ambushed and
killed by a lone gunman. Sergeant Wallace was shot first and Officer Tokuoka
was shot when he went to render aid.