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    Details Released in Friendly Fire Incident that Took Officer's Life

    Details Released in Friendly Fire Incident that Took Officer's Life
    NASSAU COUNTY, NY - A Nassau County police officer was killed in a friendly-fire shooting outside a Massapequa Park house Saturday night, moments after two other department officers had shot and killed a resident of the home. Dead are Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf, 40, a 12-year veteran of the force and a member of the Bureau of Special Operations, and Anthony DiGeronimo, ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -42
  • -78

    Updated: La. Sergeant Slain in Unprovoked Attack

    Updated: La. Sergeant Slain in Unprovoked Attack
    SHREVEPORT, LA - Flags are at half staff today to memorialize a fallen Shreveport Police Department officer. Sgt. Tim Prunty, 44, was shot and killed early Sunday morning when a man drove up to the officer and opened fire. "The city of Shreveport lost a hero," said Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw. "A hero to the community, to law enforcement and ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -78
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    Officer Forced to Shoot Stalking Mountain Lion

    Officer Forced to Shoot Stalking Mountain Lion
    KEARNEY, NE - Jolissa May-Werner is a self-described animal lover. Of the eight officers on her day shift at the Kearney Police Department, she's one of the few who doesn't hunt. But that didn't stop May-Werner, 39, from bagging her first big game — a young male mountain lion prowling well inside a southwest Kearney neighborhood Monday morning. “I did not ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rate This
  • -68

    IMPD Officer Dies of Injuries Suffered in Shooting

    IMPD Officer Dies of Injuries Suffered in Shooting
    INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer wounded in a shooting last weekend died this morning of his injuries. David Moore, 29, was pronounced dead about 6:30 a.m. at Wishard Memorial Hospital, said Public Safety Director Frank Straub. Moore’s family had announced Tuesday night that they would remove him from life support as soon as donor recipients could be found ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -68
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    LA Officers Awarded Millions in Traffic Ticket Scandal

    LA Officers Awarded Millions in Traffic Ticket Scandal
    LOS ANGELES - Two police officers who claimed they faced retaliation for complaining about an alleged quota system for traffic tickets have been awarded more than $2 million. A Los Angeles Superior Court jury on Monday agreed that the city should pay $1.12 million to retired officer Howard Chan and $950,000 to David Benioff, who's still on the force. Both sued ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +16
  • -58

    Officer, Dallas Police Chief's Son Killed In Shootout

    Officer, Dallas Police Chief's Son Killed In Shootout
    UPDATED: June 21, 2010 at 10:48am EST LANCASTER – A police officer and two other men, including Dallas Police Chief David Brown's adult son, were fatally shot Sunday night at an apartment complex. The slain police officer was identified this morning as Craig Shaw, a five-year veteran of the force and a member of its regional tactical team. "This community has ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -58
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    First Female NY Trooper Killed in Line of Duty

    First Female NY Trooper Killed in Line of Duty
    MORRIS, N.Y. — State police say a trooper has been killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer, making her the first female New York state trooper to die in the line of duty. Police say 31-year-old Trooper Jill Mattice was traveling east on State Route 23 in upstate New York when her cruiser collided with the westbound truck Wednesday afternoon in ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -73
  • +55

    Sheriff Removes Hoops from Jail; Donates to Church

    Sheriff Removes Hoops from Jail; Donates to Church
    BARTOW, FL - First he switched the jail menu to dish up cheaper food. Then he changed the TV options to up educational viewing and curb sports and violence. Now Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is rejecting basketball; he had inmates uproot the jail's hoops. "This is a county jail; it is not a gymnasium," Judd said today. "It's not some ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +55
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    Murderer Tattoos Crime On His Chest, Gets Busted

    Murderer Tattoos Crime On His Chest, Gets Busted
    LOS ANGELES - The process was routine. L.A. County Sheriff's homicide investigator Kevin Lloyd was flipping through snapshots of tattooed gang members. Then one caught his attention. Inked on the pudgy chest of a young Pico Rivera gangster who had been picked up and released on a minor offense was the scene of a 2004 liquor store slaying that had stumped ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated +35
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    SWAT Team Cleared In Deadly Raid

    SWAT Team Cleared In Deadly Raid
    PIMA COUNTY, AZ - The five SWAT officers who shot and killed 26-year-old Jose Guerena while serving a search warrant May 5 have been cleared of any wrongdoing. The Pima County Regional SWAT team members -from four law enforcement agencies in the county - were justified in using deadly force against Guerena, according to an investigation by the Pima County Attorney's ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated +60
  • -68

    Missouri Trooper Fatally Struck on Christmas Day

    Missouri Trooper Fatally Struck on Christmas Day
    EUREKA, Missouri. — A Christmas blast of winter weather led to dozens of stranded motorists and injuries on Friday, including the death of a state trooper who was responding to an accident. Missouri Highway Patrolman Dennis Engelhard, 49, was on the scene of a minor accident on Interstate-44 near Eureaka when he was struck by an SUV that had lost control ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -68
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    Horrific Scene with Tragic Outcome Discovered on FL Hwy

    Horrific Scene with Tragic Outcome Discovered on FL Hwy
    WEST PALM BEACH — Stranded in an old red pickup by the side of the road, the 10-year-old boy was dripping in acid, badly burned and writhing with seizures. There was so much of it on Monday morning that it soaked the seats and carpet of the truck, filling the air with poisonous fumes. Beside him slumped his adoptive father, unconscious ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -57
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    Update: CA Officer Shot, Killed During Foot Pursuit

    Update: CA Officer Shot, Killed During Foot Pursuit
    Update: RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- California authorities are looking for a big-rig truck driver accused of killing a Riverside police officer during a gunfight. Roadblocks went up Monday as a dragnet continues. The Riverside Press-Enterprise says some semis have had to park and can't make deliveries. Police Chief Sergio Diaz tells the paper that Officer Ryan Bonaminio stopped a truck for a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -64
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    Detective With Unarmed Police Force Fatally Shot

    Detective With Unarmed Police Force Fatally Shot
    PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) —A man who had just attended a relative's court hearing fatally shot a veteran police officer outside the courthouse, then stood over the fallen detective and fired two more times as officers and several reporters were nearby, police officials said. The detective, Lt. Lusila Brown, was providing security at the Thursday afternoon hearing. The alleged shooter, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -63
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    Obama: Keep US Agents Disarmed in Mexico

    Obama: Keep US Agents Disarmed in Mexico
    WASHINGTON, DC - There appears to be some light between President Obama's position on arming Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents while in Mexico and that of Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation's top law enforcement official, just three weeks after ICE agent Jaime Zapata was shot to death in northern Mexico with a gun smuggled in from the U.S. After a ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -113
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    Court: Sheriff Joe Can Play Christmas Music‎

    Court: Sheriff Joe Can Play Christmas Music‎
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio - the self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" in America - likes Christmas music, especially "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and anything by Alvin and the Chipmunks, and apparently he thinks the 8,000 inmates inside his Phoenix jail should, too. So it was with some glee that his Maricopa County office announced Thursday in a red-and-green press release that the "sixth and ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +83
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    Police Shoot, Kill Man Armed With Knife, Meat Cleaver

    Police Shoot, Kill Man Armed With Knife, Meat Cleaver
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say a man armed with a knife and a cleaver was shot after a Taser jolt failed to stop him from charging officers. Police said the 53-year-old North Philadelphia man, whose name has not been released, was visiting a family friend Friday when he became enraged and the resident fled to call police. Lt. Frank ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -2
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    State Trooper Dies from Injuries Suffered in NJ Crash

    State Trooper Dies from Injuries Suffered in NJ Crash
    HOWELL TOWNSHIP — A New Jersey state trooper described as "the embodiment of the finest ideals" of the force, died today after being struck by a car in Monmouth County as he searched for the occupants of an abandoned car. Marc K. Castellano, 29, who has been with the force since 2004, was struck at 10 a.m. in a westbound lane ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -31
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    Det. Responsible for 'Son of Sam' Arrest Dies at Age 84

    Det. Responsible for 'Son of Sam' Arrest Dies at Age 84
    The detective who caught one of America's most notorious serial killers has died aged 84. Ed Zigo caught David Berkowitz - aka 'Son of Sam' - after tracing him to his New York home through a parking ticket issued to the killer around the time of his last murder. Berkowitz had killed six people and injured seven more by the time ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -25
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    Accidental Discharge Kills Officer During Training

    Accidental Discharge Kills Officer During Training
    ST. JOSEPH, MO - A St. Joseph policeman was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon while on a break from a training session, the Police Department said. Officer Dan De Kraai, 35, was hit in the back after another officer’s handgun discharged about 2 p.m. at a closed school that was the site of the training session, according to a written statement from ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -43
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