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    Montana Trooper Fatally Shot; Suspect Found Dead In Vehicle

    Montana Trooper Fatally Shot; Suspect Found Dead In Vehicle
    HELENA, Mont. -- Police are trying to piece together what led a dog trainer to shoot and kill a state trooper along a roadside in southwestern Montana, prompting a manhunt that ended with the suspect found dead in his truck. That's only the first of several unanswered questions surrounding the killing of Montana Highway Patrol officer David DeLaittre, 23, who was ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -45
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    Penn. State Trooper Fatally Shot at Domestic

    Penn. State Trooper Fatally Shot at Domestic
    Tpr. Paul G. Richey, 40, a 16-year-veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police, died Jan. 13, as the result of a gunshot wound suffered during an incident in Cranberry Twp., Venango County. Tpr. Richey was assigned to the Patrol Unit at Troop E, Franklin. Richey and Tpr. Jason Whitman responded to a call at approximately 11:34 a.m. regarding a domestic incident in ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -57
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    Another Deadly Weekend: Officer Killed During Standoff

    Another Deadly Weekend: Officer Killed During Standoff
    FOND DU LAC, Wis.— One Fond du Lac police officer was killed and another was critically injured when a man inside a home on the city's west side began firing. Police Chief Tony Barthuly says 28-year-old Officer Craig Birkholz was shot in the upper chest by the suspect and killed. Officer Ryan Williams was shot twice in the chest and is ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -57
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    Horror Awaited Police Behind Closed Suburban Doors

    Horror Awaited Police Behind Closed Suburban Doors
    WARRINGTON, PA - The caller was un-rushed and exceedingly polite, even thanking the police dispatcher as he reported that he had beaten his wife and their 7-year-old son to death with a baseball bat in their home in a handsome neighborhood in Warrington. When police arrived at 167 Redstone Dr. late Friday night, they found a typewritten note on the front ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -36
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    How the Officer Saved Christmas

    How the Officer Saved Christmas
    CHICAGO - Tondonlia Brown and her two young children escaped a Christmas morning fire, only to return to their South Side apartment and find burglars had stolen their gifts and much of what they owned. Just as the holiday was looking grim, Chicago Police Officer Michael Lawrence stepped in with toys and a gift card. He'd responded to the burglary call, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +86
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    Has the Zodiac Killer's Cipher Been Cracked?

    Has the Zodiac Killer's Cipher Been Cracked?
    A Massachusetts man says he has solved something that has boggled authorities for 40 years - the writings of a notorious murderer. Known as the Zodiac Killer, the unknown subject killed at least seven people and terrorized California’s Bay Area in the late 60s. The high-profile crimes were made more mysterious by the cryptic writings the killer sent to local newspapers. ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +9
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    DC Officer Killed, One Injured When Cruiser Struck Pole

    DC Officer Killed, One Injured When Cruiser Struck Pole
    Updated: 9:09 a.m. WASHINGTON, DC - A D.C. police officer responding to an incident early Saturday morning died after the car he was driving crashed into a wooden Pepco pole, police said Saturday. Officer Paul Dittamo, 32, has been a member of the police department since June 2009. The car he was driving crashed on the 2200 block of Martin Luther ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -32
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    Off-Duty Officer Chases Suspect With Family In Car

    DAYTONA, FL - An off-duty Oak Hill police officer with his wife and children in tow narrated a high-speed car chase that included his firing a shot at a pickup driver accused of attempting to ram the family's sedan. The recording of the 9-1-1 call to Volusia County sheriff's dispatchers released Monday included claims of a pursuit that reached speeds of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -62
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    TX Officer Killed While Training for Motorcycle Unit

    TX Officer Killed While Training for Motorcycle Unit
    CEDAR PARK, Texas — A 41-year-old Austin-area police officer training for motorcycle service has died of injuries incurred when the motorcycle on which he was training crashed. Cedar Park police say Officer Leonard Reed died Wednesday evening, several hours after the mid-afternoon crash on a side street in the Austin suburb. A Cedar Park police spokesman says details of the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -53
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    Police Searching for Missing FL Police Cadet

    Police Searching for Missing FL Police Cadet
    INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — Kelly Rothwell made a career change when she enrolled in the police academy last year. The 34-year-old was an enthusiastic recruit, excited about her new calling. She hadn't missed a day at the academy — until Monday. Now authorities are worried she may be in danger. Rothwell hasn't been seen since Saturday, and hasn't returned dozens of ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -73
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    Trooper Shoots, Fatally Wounds Charging Motorist

    Trooper Shoots, Fatally Wounds Charging Motorist
    ASHBY, MA - A plainclothes state trooper shot and killed a man who allegedly drove his car at him yesterday in Ashby, a small town in north central Massachusetts. Authorities said a member of the State Police gang unit discharged his weapon, killing Roger Reyes Padilla, 21, of Fitchburg, on Pine Road around 1:15 p.m. The trooper, whose name was not ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +39
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    Cop Killer Sentenced to Death

    Cop Killer Sentenced to Death
    GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A Maryland man convicted of killing a Delaware police officer in 2009 was sentenced to death Friday by a judge who described him as a dangerous career criminal. Derrick Powell of Cumberland, Md., hung his head but said nothing after Judge. T. Henley Graves imposed the death penalty for the September 2009 murder of Georgetown patrolman Chad ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +66
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    Former-Officer Indicted On 12 Counts

    Former-Officer Indicted On 12 Counts
    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - A Mount Rainier police officer was indicted Tuesday by a Prince George’s County grand jury on attempted murder and sex-offense charges after a July 2 shooting in Capitol Heights, the state’s attorney’s office said. The officer, who was off-duty at the time, maintained that he had been carjacked. A 12-count indictment alleges that Gene Gillette, 27, shot ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -30
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    'Obama Prayer' Leads to Sergeant's Suspension

    'Obama Prayer' Leads to Sergeant's Suspension
    MANATEE, FL -- A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office sergeant was suspended without pay for almost 26 hours after he labeled a scripture passage in a Bible as “the Obama prayer” and left it on co-worker’s desk, according to a recently released internal affairs report. The highlighted scripture was Psalm 109, which reads in part, “Let his days be few, and let ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -33
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    Boy Shot 8 Times By Police After Possessing BB Gun

    Boy Shot 8 Times By Police After Possessing BB Gun
    CHICAGO - Chicago police late Monday shot and wounded a 13-year-old boy who one official said was holding a BB gun, the second police-involved shooting of the night. No officers were injured in the roughly 11 p.m. shooting in the 1000 block of North Kedvale Avenue in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said. His parents identified ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -22
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    Texas Deputy Dies in Highway Rollover

    Texas Deputy Dies in Highway Rollover
    Reeves County, Texas, Deputy Jacob Rayos was killed in an automobile accident on the I-20 service road at approximately 3:30 am. He was attempting to locate a suspect when his patrol car left the roadway on a curve and rolled over several times, ejecting him. Read more at the Officer Down Memorial Page. Today's Top News: Brawling Brooklyn Hipsters Says Bust ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -53
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    Foot Chase Leads to NY Officer's Death

    Foot Chase Leads to NY Officer's Death
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A police officer who arrested a mall shoplifting suspect after a foot chase in suburban New York has collapsed and died. Authorities say Michael Perry was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour after arresting the suspect in downtown White Plains on Saturday afternoon. Perry was 43. The cause of death was unknown. White Plains Public ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -42
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    Job Applicant Caught Trying to Cheat On Polygraph

    Job Applicant Caught Trying to Cheat On Polygraph
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington State Patrol manager arriving at the Olympia headquarters for a meeting noticed a book on the seat of a parked car about "how to beat the lie detector." The Patrol said Criminal Records Manager Heather Anderson called the Human Resources division last Wednesday and was told a job candidate was in the process of taking ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -22
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    San Carlos Apache Officer Killed in Trailer Collision

    San Carlos Apache Officer Killed in Trailer Collision
    SAN CARLOS, Ariz. - Officer Aaron Peru was killed in an automobile accident on U.S. 70 near Safford. He had been directed by the shift sergeant to report to the police station prior to traveling to the police academy in Tucson. A trailer being pulled by an oncoming vehicle broke free and collided with his car head-on, causing fatal injuries. Officer ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -31
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    Update: 11 In Custody After Police Pinned Down By Sniper Fire

    Update: 11 In Custody After Police Pinned Down By Sniper Fire
    Update 4/5/2011: EDGEWATER, CO - Two police officers from Edgewater were pinned down behind a brick wall for about 30 minutes early this morning, bullets whizzing past them from an unknown location. A SWAT team intervened and 11 people are in custody. "We believe we have the shooter," Edgewater police spokesman Steve Davis said. Davis said it all started around the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +27
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