List of law officers in Stanislaus County who have lost their lives in line of duty

April 12, 2012 

Fifteen law enforcement officers from agencies in Stanislaus County have lost their lives in the line of duty. They are:

-Lavon B. New, Turlock Police Department, Aug. 14, 1935

-Earle Myron Ames, California Highway Patrol, Dec. 11, 1936

-Joe Kerley, Turlock Police Department, Nov. 1, 1949

-Glenn Winans, Turlock Police Department, Nov. 1, 1949

-George Bredenberg Jr., Turlock Police Department, Nov. 4, 1949

-Harold Harless, Riverbank Police Department, Oct. 17, 1965

-Harold Thornton, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, Aug. 23, 1967

-Billy Joe Dickens, Sheriff’s Department, Jan. 27, 1970

-W.R. “Bob” Court, California Highway Patrol, Feb. 13, 1970

-Ray Willert, Turlock Police Department, Feb. 9, 1973

-Leo Volk, Modesto Police Department, May 21, 1973

-Howard Stevenson, Ceres Police Department, Jan. 9, 2005

-Earl Scott, California Highway Patrol, Feb. 17, 2006

-Steve May, Modesto Police Department, July 23, 2009

-Robert Paris, Sheriff’s Department, April 12, 2012

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