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Corporal and K-9 Killed in Crash

Corporal and K-9 Killed in Crash

The AP via YellowBrix

January 10, 2010

MISHAWAKA, Ind. — A Mishawaka policeman and his police dog have died in a traffic accident in the northern Indiana city.

Mishawaka Police Chief Mike Samp says 42-year-old Cpl. James Szuba (SOO’-buh) and his dog Ricky died Saturday night.

Szuba was providing assistance on a call when the squad car was sideswiped by another vehicle.

Samp says the officer was using lights and siren on his car when the accident occurred. However, a witness, Dale Edmiston, told WSBT-TV that Szuba’s emergency lights were on, but not his siren.

A news release from the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office says the second vehicle was driven by 31-year-Shawn Devine of Mishawaka.

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    NYPDALT

    over 4 years ago

    3130 Comments

    RIP

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    SuzanneNGa

    over 4 years ago

    16580 Comments

    So sad to read this article :( God be with the family of this fallen officer.

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    Eilene

    over 4 years ago

    18372 Comments

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Cpl. James Szuba and his K-9, his family and brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement, may you find solace in the days to come. Rest in Peace Brother, may you find peace as you and Saint Michael watch over your family and brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement.

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    Police Officers Prayer to Saint Michael

    Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police,who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premisesof all its undesirables, look with kindly and professional eyes on your earthly force.

    Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgment.

    Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

    You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil, that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

    And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the people. Amen.

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    JP503

    over 4 years ago

    7620 Comments

    RIP brother and K9

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    CadetAK

    over 4 years ago

    3428 Comments

    Rest in peace to both officers <3

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    troopermom

    over 4 years ago

    176 Comments

    another fine officer ( or should i say two fine officers?) doing his job...helping a citizen......killed because someone was not paying attention....siren on or off......the **&&%$%^ was not paying attention...my thoughts and prayers to the department and to Cpl. Szuba's family. 2 more senseless deaths !!

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    garmart

    over 4 years ago

    244 Comments

    RIP and God be with the family and the department.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    damn..... your duty is done Cpl Szuba, you have served well. rest in peace buddy. officer down.

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    RKEENAN

    over 4 years ago

    572 Comments

    'ALL GIVE SOME....SOME GIVE ALL'.

    RIP James, our prayers to your family and friends.

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    soxgirl0150

    over 4 years ago

    226 Comments

    RIP God Bless him and his family.

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    depcr

    over 4 years ago

    36 Comments

    Go with the Lord brother; he will welcome you with open arms. My condolences to your family. You won't be forgotten.

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    Elektra

    over 4 years ago

    214 Comments

    R.I.P. Cpl. Szuba and Rocky

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    ExplorerFL835

    over 4 years ago

    370 Comments

    R.I.P Cpl. Szuba and Ricky

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    sylvester

    over 4 years ago

    110 Comments

    R.I.P. both of you

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    headstone1

    over 4 years ago

    36 Comments

    may you both RIP and you both will be together for ever. headsone1

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