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    Murder Trial Begins In Philadelphia Officer's Death

    Murder Trial Begins In Philadelphia Officer's Death
    PHILADELPHIA - For the fourth time in 10 months, Philadelphia police are steeling themselves to relive the murder of one of their own. On Monday, prosecution and defense lawyers will begin selecting a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury for the trial of the accused shooter of Officer John Pawlowski, 25, the last city police officer killed in the line of duty, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -12
  • -17

    SD officer Killed In Weekend Car Crash

    SD officer Killed In Weekend Car Crash
    EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (AP) - A tribal police officer for the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation who was reported killed in the line of duty over the weekend died in a car crash. Police say 37-year-old Merrill Bruguier was killed Saturday morning in a one-vehicle accident at the junction of S.D. Highway 63 and U.S. Highway 212. Authorities are still investigating the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -17
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    NYPD Officer Shot Twice During Shootout With Teen

    NYPD Officer Shot Twice During Shootout With Teen
    BROOKLYN - An NYPD cop was shot twice in the leg Sunday night while pursuing a teenager who whirled and fired after running into a dead-end stairwell in Brooklyn, cops said. Police Officer Richard Ramirez, 29, may also have been struck in his bullet-resistant vest after he cornered Elijah Foster-Bay, 17, inside an East New York building about 8 p.m., cops ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -17
  • +5

    88 Arrested During Police Raid of Downtown LA Club

    LOS ANGELES—Police say 81 women and seven men have been arrested in a raid on a downtown Los Angeles hostess club. Police told the Los Angeles Times on Monday that the 88 were arrested at Club 907 on suspicion of prostitution, lewd conduct, gambling and the use of counterfeit identification on Friday. Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vernon says nearly three dozen ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +5
  • -94

    27-Year-Old Deputy Shot, Killed During Traffic Stop

    27-Year-Old Deputy Shot, Killed During Traffic Stop
    ORANGE COUNTY, FL - An Orange County deputy sheriff making "an investigative traffic stop" was shot in the head and killed tonight on South Orange Blossom Trail, Sheriff Jerry Demings said. "We lost a 27-year-old deputy sheriff tonight, out patrolling the streets of Orange County," the sheriff said, flanked by his wife, Orlando police Chief Val Demings. Asked what he told ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -94
  • +7

    Veteran Cop Challenges Labor Unions to Own Responsibility

    Veteran Cop Challenges Labor Unions to Own Responsibility
    Ever since he stood up to Chris Christie, demanding that he restore money the governor's predecessors “raided” from the state police and firefighters pension fund, Mount Olive Police Sgt. Mike Pocquat has received emails, letters, calls and texts from just about everyone connected with law enforcement and firefighting in New Jersey -- except the labor unions. Now he’s calling them out. ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +7
  • -33

    Army Officer's Wife Admits to Shooting Teens for Being Too 'Mouthy'

    Army Officer's Wife Admits to Shooting Teens for Being Too 'Mouthy'
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The woman who authorities say killed her teenage daughter and son because she was fed up with them talking back and being mouthy did not appear in court Saturday because she was being treated at a hospital for an unknown condition. Authorities say Julie Powers Schenecker was hospitalized shortly after midnight Saturday to be treated for a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -33
  • -1

    Police: Pa. Man Robs Bank a Day After Jail Release

    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Police say a western Pennsylvania man stole a Jeep and robbed a bank a day after a judge let him out of jail where he had been awaiting trial on charges of assaulting his girlfriend. Upper Yoder police say 29-year-old Richard Brandon Johnson robbed the First Commonwealth Bank in Bens Creek shortly after it opened Wednesday. He ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -1
  • +62

    Man Posing as Police Officer Pulls Over Undercover Detective

    Man Posing as Police Officer Pulls Over Undercover Detective
    DALTONA security guard who apparently wanted to play police officer pulled over the wrong person Tuesday, according to Dalton police. James Dale Smith, 58, an employee of J.J.K. Security in Chattanooga, turned on his strobe light and tried to stop a car on Shugart Road shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, police spokesman Bruce Frazier said in a news release. What Smith ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +62
  • +40

    Witnesses: Slain Ark. Officer Rescued Partner

    Witnesses: Slain Ark. Officer Rescued Partner
    A man suspected of fatally shooting an Arkansas policeman during a traffic stop sounded like he was reciting a prayer as the young officer approached his car door, a witness who was in the car told The Associated Press. "Tonight's the night. Tonight's the night," April Swanner recalled the suspected gunman Jerry Lard saying. Swanner didn't know what her friend meant ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +40
  • -25

    Off-Duty Philly Police Officer Shoots Neighbor

    Off-Duty Philly Police Officer Shoots Neighbor
    An off-duty Philadelphia police officer who shot a neighbor has been placed on limited duty while the shooting is investigated, police said. The man the unidentified officer shot, Josh Taylor, 23, was rushed to a hospital Monday by another neighbor with a chest wound, the Philadelphia Daily News reported. Relatives told the newspaper they had been informed he was unlikely to ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -25
  • +21

    Cop Who Thwarted Bank Heist Was Targeted for Layoff

    RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The gunshots that wounded an armed bank robber during a hostage standoff on Thursday were fired by an officer who almost lost his job last year as the borough sought to spend less on policing, officials confirmed Friday. The officer -- identified Friday as William J. Sommers, 36 -- fired several rounds outside a Chase Bank branch on ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +21
  • -1

    Cop-Union Rep Testifies on NYPD Tix Fix

    A police union honcho went before a Bronx grand jury to testify against a delegate who allegedly fixed a ticket for him, The Post has learned. Former PBA lawyer Dave Nicholson - a retired NYPD sergeant who now heads the union's pension fund - was granted full immunity to tell the grand jury how he asked a delegate in The Bronx ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -1
  • +8

    Gunshot Wound Won't Stop Cop From Supporting Special Olympics

    Gunshot Wound Won't Stop Cop From Supporting Special Olympics
    CLAIRTON, PA - Clairton police Officer Jim Kuzak won't let gunshot wounds stop him from supporting Special Olympics athletes in Pennsylvania. Kuzak planned to participate in today's Law Enforcement Torch Run before he was shot while responding to an April home invasion in Clairton. He is in a wheelchair because of his injuries, but he will be with fellow officers as ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +8
  • +9

    Detectives Make Arrest In 4-Year Cold Case

    Detectives Make Arrest In 4-Year Cold Case
    SACRAMENTO - Sacramento County Sheriff's detectives have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the 2007 slaying of 39-year-old John Pogacar near Rancho Cordova, the sheriff's department reported. Kirk Jared Rivers, 22, left, walked into the sheriff's department Monday afternoon and handed a security officer a note in which he claimed responsibility for the killing of a man in 2007, said ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +9
  • +25

    Police: Fugitive Mobster Whitey Bulger Arrested

    Police: Fugitive Mobster Whitey Bulger Arrested
    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - Fugitive South Boston mob boss and once the most wanted man in the world, James “Whitey” Bulger was arrested last night in southern California after 16 years on the lam and to the astonishment of many who held to the myth that he would forever evade capture. The 82-year-old gangster — wanted for his alleged role in 19 ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +25
  • -26

    Officer Killed During Rappelling Exercise

    Officer Killed During Rappelling Exercise
    SANFORD, NC — Sanford police confirmed Wednesday that an officer died following a rappelling accident during a Tuesday afternoon training session at the Emergency Services Training Center off Tramway Road. The officer, 55-year-old Elieser “Eli” Colonroche, died at roughly 6:30 p.m. at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after he slammed into the wall of a four-story tower on the training grounds, ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -26
  • -19

    Man, 80, Disapproves Of Daughter's Relationship; Kills Boyfriend

    MADISON, Ind.— An 80-year-old southern Indiana man charged with murder for allegedly shooting his daughter's boyfriend told police he didn't approve of their relationship. WAVE-TV of Louisville, Ky., reports that Boyd D. Wright Jr. of Madison was arrested for murder Tuesday night. He was being held Wednesday at the Jefferson County Jail, pending an initial hearing. Madison police responding to a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -19
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    Colo. Woman Accused Of Making 48 False 911 Calls

    GREELEY, Colo. — Sheriff's officials arrested a woman suspected of making up to 48 false distress calls to 911 in a four-month period. [widget:news__off_beat] The woman, 44, was arrested Friday on suspicion of attempting to influence a public servant, false reporting and resisting arrest. Sheriff's officials said a caller using a prepaid mobile phone would say she was going to kill ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -7
  • +8

    Number of Police Who Died on Duty Declines Nationwide

    While Western Pennsylvania mourned the deaths of four police officers this year, the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty nationwide fell to a 50-year low, according to a new report. The decline -- 124 officers died on duty this year compared to 133 in 2008 -- was offset by a spike in the number of shooting ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +8
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