Policing is dangerous work. It is a known risk to all who don the badge each day. Law Enforcement United's mission is to honor the fallen and remember the survivors. Unfortunatly we are not exempt from the loss of our own members both on and off the job. We will continue to honor the fallen, as these members have, and remember their survivors they leave behind.
EOW: April 19, 2011
Denham Springs, LA
Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection, Retired
Law Enforcement United Member, FLETC Long Rider
Rob lost his life when he was accidently struck by a vehicle while training for the FLETC Long Ride.
He was an emergency medical services pilot for Metro Aviation servicing Acadian Ambulance. He was born in Bethesda, Md., raised in Gaithersburg, Md., and was a graduate of Principia College, Elsah, Ill. Rob entered the Marine Corps and started his lifelong career as a helicopter pilot. He served with the Marine Reserves, being activated for Operation Desert Storm and retired as a lieutenant colonel. He continued flying for PHI Inc., servicing the oil and gas industry, then devoted 20 years of federal service as a pilot with the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection. Rob had a zeal for life and participated in many organizations. He was a member of the Baton Rouge Marine Corps League. He was an avid bicyclist and bagpiper. He piped for U.S. Border Patrol Pipes & Drums the Baton Rouge Caledonian Pipes & Drums (Caledonian Society of Baton Rouge); and the NaCait Dubh Band (Celtic Society of LA). He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Julie Roane Moorhead; son, David; three daughters, Elizabeth, Victoria, and Amanda; parents Carlton Charles and Nan Moorhead; brother, Christopher as well as numerous extended family and friends.
EOW: December 20, 2011
Chesapeake Police Department, Chesapeake VA
LEU VA Division Member, Rider
Senior Police Officer Tim Schock died during a training dive in the lake at Oak Grove Lake Park.
He and other members of the Chesapeake Police Department's dive team were conducting the dive when he experienced trouble breathing. His dive partner attempted to give him his own respirator as they surfaced, but Officer Schock submerged again. Other officers on scene immediately retrieved him and started CPR on shore. He was transported to Chesapeake General Hospital where he passed away.
Officer Schock was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and active member of Law Enforcement United. He is survived by one child and his fiancée.
EOW: December 31, 2012
Prince William County Police Department, VA
Law Enforcement United, Virginia Division, Motor Escort
Officer Chris Yung was killed in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Nokesville Road and Piper Lane, in Bristow, while responding to the scene of a separate automobile accident.
A minivan made a left hand turn from northbound Nokesville Road into a shopping center and crossed in front of the officer's motorcycle, causing a collision. Officer Yung was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.
On July 14th, 2013, the driver of the vehicle that caused the collision was convicted of reckless driving. She was sentenced to one year of probation and 200 hours of community service.
Officer Yung was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He had served with the Prince William County Police Department for seven years and was assigned to the Traffic Unit.
Officer Yung was a member of Law Enforcement United and served as a motor escort officer during the annual ride. He is survived by his wife and three children.
EOW: December 5, 2013
Sandoval County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico
Law Enforcement United, FLETC Long Ride, PA Division, VA Division Bicycle Rider
Sergeant Robert Baron succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was struck by a vehicle on I-25, near San Felipe Pueblo.
Sergeant Baron was investigating a previous accident during a period of blizzard-like conditions when another vehicle lost control and struck him. He was transported to the University of New Mexico Hospital where he remained in a coma until passing away.
He had served with the Sandoval County Sheriff's Office for eight years. He had served in law enforcement for a total of 25 years and had previously served with the National Park Service, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Los Angeles County Probation Department.
Sergeant Baron was a charter member of Law Enforcement United. He is survived by his wife, who is also a law enforcement officer and LEU member, and a 10-year-old son.
Sergeant Marty Peary
EOW: July 22, 2015
Northfield Police Department, NJ
Law Enforcement United, NJ Division, Motor Escort
("Marty") 50, of Northfield passed away peacefully on July 22, 2015. Marty was a Sergeant with the Northfield Police Department. He was also a Drill Instructor, Emergency Vehicle Operations Course at Atlantic County Police Training Center. He was a member of PBA Local #77 and a member of Trinity Lodge #79.
Marty was a graduate of Henry Hudson High School class of 1983, in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. He started his law enforcement career at Atlantic County Correctional Facility. He graduated from Special Law Enforcement Academy in 1995. After graduation, he worked with the Wildwood Police Department until 1997 when he was hired by the Northfield Police Department. He was a Bicycle Patrol Officer, graduated from Atlantic City Police Department, a Basic Course for Police Officers graduate, DARE Instructor graduate, Methods of Instruction Course graduate, Child Safety Seat Technician graduate, Physical Fitness Instructor Course graduate, Police Drill Instructor Course graduate. He graduated from Philadelphia Police Academy Police Motorcycle course in 2008 and was the first Motorcycle Police Officer in Northfield. He was also a member of the Atlantic County Emergency Response Team.
Marty was a dedicated officer who served his community with honor and distinction and received many awards and commendations throughout his career including life saving award, commendation awards, certificate of merit and known as a cop's cop. He was a participant in the Police Unity Tour and Law Enforcement United and was very supportive of his Brothers and Sisters in the Law Enforcement Community.
His hobbies were his motorcycle and camping. He was an active member of the Margate Log Cabin.
He is survived by the love of his life; his wife Debra; two daughters Felicia and Hannah; mother Phyllis Peary; brother Michael (Kim); sister Maureen Garrison (Brian); brother Mark; brother-in-law Robert Hogg (Shandi); two sisters-in-law Gina Godfry (George) Terri Castellani (David); nine nieces and nephews and his German Shepherd, Cash. He is predeceased by his father Lynn Peary.
EOW: January 27, 2016
Chesapeake Police Department, Retired
Law Enforcement United, Virginia Division, Support Team Member
Todd served his community for 24 years and 10 months as a Chesapeake Police Officer. He loved his job and what he did as well as the men and women he served with. Todd was also on the Police Underwater Search and Recovery Team for 8 years. He was on the Police Marine Patrol for 8 years. He was Boat Captain Certified by the U.S. Coast Guard for 2 years. He was a certified dive instructor, Specialty Instructor and the Dive Control Officer. Todd also served as a Active Member of Law Enforcement United (LEU) Organization, raising over $3.5 million with his help. Todd joined LEU after the loss of fellow officer and dive team member Tim Schock who also a member of LEU.
Todd loved the beach and given a choice on any given day, he would be sitting on a beach with his toes in the sand listening to John Denver or Jimmy Buffet. He was an avid Boston Red Sox Fan and loved his Dallas Cowboys as well. He loved diving and teaching others to love it as well.
He was a faithful member of Temple Baptist Church and stood strong on the values and beliefs he held so dear. He was active in many aspects of the church and loved his church family and the ability to serve them for Gods glory.
Robin "Rob" G. Marcum
EOW: August 13, 2017
Law Enforcement United, Virginia Division, Support Team Member
Team Down East
North Carolina - Robin "Rob" G. Marcum, 65, passed away at his residence in South Mills with his family by his side August 13, 2017. Rob was born in Norfolk to the late Avery and Elizabeth Thomas Marcum. He was a faithful member of Great Bridge Baptist Church and the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Searchers Quartet sharing the gospel for more than 18 years; he was a support driver for Team Down East with Law Enforcement United and a retired Security Specialist with Department of Homeland Security.
He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth "Penny" Hayes Marcum; daughter, Dava Dreibelbis (Eric); son, Luke Marcum (Nicole); grandchildren, Donya, Austin, Dylan, Davyn and Justin; and his sister, Kimberly Marcum Butt (George).
The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1112 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake. A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Great Bridge Baptist Church, 640 Battlefield Blvd S, Chesapeake with Dr. Will Langford officiating. Following the service, the family invites you to join them for a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Law Enforcement United c/o LEU, INC P. O. Box 104097, Chesapeake, VA 23325 or any act of kindness in Rob's memory. Please visit www.grahamfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence to the family.
Robert "Bob" J. Kenney
EOW: November 23, 2018
Law Enforcement United, Virginia Division, Rider
Child Survivor of Deputy Sheriff James Russell Kenney ,Clay County Sheriff's Office,KS EOW 11/16/1999
Robert was born on November 26, 1959 and passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018. Robert was a resident of Plano, Texas at the time of passing. Robert graduated from Emporia High School. Memorial services and private inurnment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Team Texas, P.O. Box 110466, Carrollton, Texas 75011.
John "Ed" Mooney
EOW: January 1, 2020
Law Enforcement United, Virginia Division, Support Member
Parent Survivor of Deputy Sheriff Jason Edward Mooney, Stafford County Sheriff's Office, EOW 10/19/07
John Edward "Ed" Mooney, 69, of Stafford County, formerly of North Kingston, RI, died peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Ed was a graduate of North Kingston Senior High School. He served in the U.S. Navy and was an employee of Sikorsky Aircraft for 44 years. Ed also volunteered for Stafford County Office Law Enforcement United as support crew for over 10 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, and dogs. Ed liked watching Judge Judy while drinking Dewar's and soda. He collected model aircrafts as well as local crafts during his travels around the world. Survivors include his beloved wife of 39 years, Mary Mooney; daughter Kimberly Henderson (Scott) and their son, Jace Henderson; son Joshua Mooney (Vanessa) and their son, Gabriel Mooney; and daughter Molly Baber (Paul); and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Deputy Jason Mooney; and his parents, James and Lorraine Mooney. The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Mary Washington Nursing staff and Hospice. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, January 6 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7 at the funeral home Chapel. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stafford County Law Enforcement United at www.leunited.org or Officer Down Memorial Page at www.odmp.org. Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.
Wallace "Wally" Chadwick, Jr.
EOW: February 5, 2020
Law Enforcement United, Virginia Division, Support Member
Wallace "Wally" Woodrow Chadwick, Jr., age 67 went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a 1970 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and a 1975 graduate of the Norfolk Shipyard Apprenticeship Program. He was a member of the Fairview Heights Baptist Church. Where he was both a deacon and a Sunday school teacher. He was active in the Knights of Pythias Charity Lodge Number 10 and the Chesapeake Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. He was a charter member of the Law Enforcement United and enjoyed participating in their "Road to Hope" ride every year. He was a firearms enthusiast and enjoyed telling his many stories to anyone who would listen.
He is survived by Susan Howard Chadwick, his loving wife of 47 years; his daughters Amy (Jack) Peed and Rebecca (David) Poul; his son Wallace Woodrow Chadwick, III (Nicole); seven grandchildren, Lyndsey, Isaiah, Mackenzie, Kelsey, Erin, Addison, and Bailey; his mother Phoebe Edmondson Chadwick; three sisters, Phyllis, Margie, and Denise; one brother, Gary and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 3pm at Fairview Heights Baptist Church. 4704 Deep Creek Blvd, Portsmouth, VA. The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the church fellowship hall. The family would like to thank the many doctors, nurses and hospital staff for the wonderful care that he received during illness. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either to Law Enforcement United (leunited.org) or Fairview Heights Baptist Church (in Wally's honor).
EOW January 12, 2021
Fairfax County Sheriffs Office
Law Enforcement United, National Trustee, VA Division Vice President, Charter Member
Sergeant Butch Cameron died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Fairfax County Judicial Center.
Sergeant Cameron served as a National Trustee for Law Enforcement United and extremely devoted to the organization's mission of supporting the Officer Down Memorial Page, Concerns of Police Survivors, and Spirit of Blue.
Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.