Officer Thomas Dolan.
Officer Thomas Dolan of the Johnston, Rhode Island, Police Department was on his way to work in his personal vehicle when he saw a male running along the road next to a business. When the male disappeared between several parked cars Officer Dolan pulled beside the cars, and the subject leaped out. Officer Dolan identified himself as a police officer and the subject fired on him, wounding him in the face and hitting him in his bulletproof vest. Officer Dolan returned fire and radioed a distress call to dispatch. Subsequently, the subject ran into an industrial park. More than 60 fellow officers from other agencies converged upon the scene and determined that the subject fit the description of an armed robbery suspect. At this time, Sergeant Michael Calenda of the Johnston, Rhode Island, Police Department located the subject who appeared to be ready to fire on two approaching uniformed officers. When Sergeant Calenda ordered the subject to drop his weapon, the individual turned and pointed his weapon at Sergea nt Calenda, who fired two rounds at the subject, striking him at least once. The subject was taken into custody and transported to the hospital where he later died from his gunshot wound. The courageous efforts of these officers exemplifies their dedication to the law enforcement profession.