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  • -26

    NY Cop Arrested After 'Bear-Hugging' Officer at Scene

    NY Cop Arrested After 'Bear-Hugging' Officer at Scene
    STAMFORD -- A Mount Vernon, N.Y., police officer was arrested in downtown Stamford this past weekend for allegedly bear-hugging a Stamford officer responding to a commotion outside a lounge early Sunday, authorities said. Joseph Dellaripa, 30, of Pelham, N.Y., was charged with interfering with an officer and second-degree breach of peace, both misdemeanors. He was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Sunday outside ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -26
  • -63

    CO Officer Killed Serving Warrant, Suspect Shoots Self

    CO Officer Killed Serving Warrant, Suspect Shoots Self
    LIMON — A standoff that began with the fatal shooting of a Limon police officer ended late Wednesday when the suspect was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. At a post-midnight news conference, State Trooper Heather Cobler said that officers were serving a warrant at a residence at the Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park at about 6:10 p.m. when the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -63
  • -39

    Deputy Dies After Falling 160ft Into Sinkhole

    Deputy Dies After Falling 160ft Into Sinkhole
    LIVINGSTON, TN (AP) — An Overton County sheriff's deputy on duty just 2 1/2 months has died after falling 100 feet into a sinkhole near Standing Stone State Park. According to WTVF-TV of Nashville, Chad Pritchard was searching for a body in a cold case homicide Tuesday morning. The station reported on its Web site that it was unclear if the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -39
  • -41

    Loughner Mugshot Is "Most Disturbing Thing I've Ever Seen"

    Loughner Mugshot Is "Most Disturbing Thing I've Ever Seen"
    Editor Note: The following is an Opinion article meant to foster discussion. The statement is not an endorsement nor reflects the views and opinions of PoliceLink.com or our parent company Monster Worldwide. A mugshot just released of Jared Lee Loughner, the 22-year-old man accused of the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the killing of six others in Tucson, has ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -41
  • -52

    Daryl Gates, Former LAPD Chief, Dies

    Daryl Gates, Former LAPD Chief, Dies
    LOS ANGELES — Daryl F. Gates, the polarizing former police chief whose 14-year tenure ended amid widespread criticism over his department's response to the city's deadly 1992 riots, died Friday after a short bout with cancer. He was 83. Gates died at his Newport Beach home with his family at his side, according to a police statement. Gates' brother said in ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -52
  • -65

    Body of Chief's Daughter Found; Murder Warrant Issued

    Body of Chief's Daughter Found; Murder Warrant Issued
    CONCORD - The body of Valerie Hamilton, the 23-year-old daughter of Concord's police chief, was found Saturday night in a storage unit on Monroe Road in southeast Charlotte, police say. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have issued a murder warrant for 34-year-old Michael Neal Harvey, a registered sex offender with a lengthy criminal record. Harvey is thought to be the man seen on video ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -65
  • -73

    Slain Off-Duty Officer Was Set to Retire

    Slain Off-Duty Officer Was Set to Retire
    Police Officer Michael Bailey was less than a month away from retirement when he ended an overnight shift guarding the mayor's home early Sunday morning. The 62-year-old had recently developed a routine: He'd park outside his South Side home, lock his bulletproof vest in the trunk and wipe down the shiny black Buick Regal he'd bought just three weeks ago to ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -73
  • -19

    Highway Patrol Pilot Killed in Chopper Crash Identified

    Highway Patrol Pilot Killed in Chopper Crash Identified
    ST. LOUIS COUNTY -- The pilot of a Missouri State Highway Patrol helicopter died in a crash in a residential subdivision in the Clarkson Valley area this morning. No one on the ground was injured. The pilot was Highway Patrol Sgt. Joe Schuengel, 47. He is a 17-year veteran of the patrol. Capt. Tim Hull of the Highway Patrol's headquarters in ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -19
  • -46

    Officer Killed After Cruiser Struck Utility Pole

    Officer Killed After Cruiser Struck Utility Pole
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A Maryland police officer who struck a utility pole with his cruiser last month has died. Prince George's County Police say 27-year-old Thomas P. Jensen was responding to a call on Feb. 27 when he lost control over an icy stretch of the roadway in College Park. He was transported to the local hospital but has died ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -46
  • -57

    Deputy, Suspected Car Thief Killed In Shootout

    Deputy, Suspected Car Thief Killed In Shootout
    EVANS, CO - The investigation into Tuesday's high-speed police chase and fatal shootout will be exhaustive in the wake of the first death in the line of duty for a Weld County sheriff's deputy in 70 years, authorities said. Deputy Sam Brownlee, 43, was killed, as was suspected car thief Ruben Reyes, 20, of Fort Morgan. The deadly confrontation between Reyes ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -57
  • +63

    Dugard's Kidnapper Sentenced to 431 Years

    Dugard's Kidnapper Sentenced to 431 Years
    PLACERVILLE, Calif. — The couple who kidnapped Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991 and held her captive for nearly two decades were sentenced to prison yesterday, after listening to angry and emotionally wrought statements from the victim and her family. Philip Garrido, 60, received a term of 431 years in prison. His wife, Nancy, 55, was sentenced to 36 years to life. ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +63
  • +64

    Off-Duty Cop Dressed As Clown Kills Teen Robber

    CHICAGO - An off-duty Chicago police officer dressed up as a clown for a South Side fundraiser shot and killed a teen who held him at gunpoint tonight after the event, authorities said. The officer, who is assigned to the Near North police district, was in his clown outfit for a fundraiser for a day-care business. The event, attended by a ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +64
  • -28

    Cop Killer's Surrender Caught on Camera After Standoff

    Cop Killer's Surrender Caught on Camera After Standoff
    ATHENS, Ga. -- Holding five hostages in an apartment surrounded by police, the suspect in the slaying of a Georgia police officer made an unusual request to negotiators - he wanted to surrender on live TV. Jamie Hood, 33, walked out of the apartment late Friday night shirtless and surrounded by five of the nine adults and children he had held ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -28
  • +46

    L.E. Forest Ranger Hailed as Hero for Fugitive Capture

    L.E. Forest Ranger Hailed as Hero for Fugitive Capture
    PHOENIX — After nearly three weeks on the run, an escaped state prison inmate and his fiancee who were targets of an intense nationwide manhunt were captured Thursday at an Arizona campground after an alert forest ranger spotted the suspicious couple, along with their stolen vehicle hidden in the trees. John McCluskey, 45, and Casslyn Welch, 44, who also is the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +46
  • -26

    Training Academy Screw-Ups Send 35 Officers Back For Classes

    Training Academy Screw-Ups Send 35 Officers Back For Classes
    The police academy run by Prince George's Community College has been barred from conducting new police training classes until it can assure the state that it is providing proper instruction. Thirty-five rookie officers who graduated last year and this year and are working for local departments also have been forced to return to the academy. They were brought back in the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -26
  • -16

    Sheriff Faults 911 Dispatcher In Woman's Choking Death

    Sheriff Faults 911 Dispatcher In Woman's Choking Death
    MASHPEE — The dispatcher who handled a Sept. 4 emergency call from a Mashpee man whose fiancee was choking failed to follow proper procedures, according to Barnstable County Sheriff James Cummings. In a prepared statement submitted to the Cape Cod Times Tuesday, Cummings wrote that he accepts "full responsibility" for the actions of the dispatcher, who during a 12-minute 911 call ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -16
  • -34

    Officer Gunned Down Trying to Stop Carjacking Suspect

    Officer Gunned Down Trying to Stop Carjacking Suspect
    ATHENS, GA - Authorities continued searching Wednesday for the suspect they believe shot and killed an Athens police officer. Jamie Hood, 33, was charged with murder in the shooting death of Athens Senior Police Officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian. Christian, a father of two, was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon while trying to stop Hood, a suspect in an earlier carjacking, Athens-Clarke County ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -34
  • -72

    Obama too busy golfing to pay his respects to fallen officers

    Submitted by jlu492 | Published about 3 years ago | Rated -72
  • +48

    Officers Return to Duty After Dashcam Video Released

    Officers Return to Duty After Dashcam Video Released
    WEST LAFAYETTE - Two West Lafayette police officers who shot a man armed with a pellet gun March 18 will return to street duty today, Police Chief Jason Dombkowski said Monday. At a morning press conference, Dombkowski announced an internal shooting review board found that Officers Michael Max and Mark Ridge acted within department policy when they shot Eric W. Tendam, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +48
  • +5

    Burglary of Police Chief's Home Caught on Video

    Burglary of Police Chief's Home Caught on Video
    TOMS RIVER, NJ — Burglars hit five residences here Tuesday -- including the home of the Chief of Police -- and investigators are hoping a security video at the chief's house will help them find the suspects who got away with jewelry, cash and prescription medications. "We believe the burglaries are all related,'' said Michael Mastronardy, the police chief. All of ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +5
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