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    Deputy Killed Laying Stop Sticks During High-Speed Chase

    Deputy Killed Laying Stop Sticks During High-Speed Chase
    TURTLECREEK TWP., OHIO — A Warren County sheriff’s deputy deploying stop sticks to halt a fleeing driver was hit and killed early Tuesday morning. A massive manhunt for the driver involved in the deputy’s death included police dogs and helicopters. Law enforcement officials at the scene this morning said that police scanner traffic suggested that the driver had been captured. A ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -48
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    From Cell Block to Detroit Police Board

    From Cell Block to Detroit Police Board
    DETROIT - Locked in a segregated prison cell eight years ago, Raphael B. Johnson never thought that someday he'd help run the same police department that arrested him. Then again, maybe he did. Self-confidence is one thing Johnson never lacked. An unyielding belief in himself sustained him through 12 years of prison -- six in solitary confinement -- where he did ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -48
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    NJ Officer Hit Multiple Times By Fleeing Suspect's Bullets

    NJ Officer Hit Multiple Times By Fleeing Suspect's Bullets
    Originally published on CliffviewPilot.com PARAMUS, NJ - Update: Paramus Police Officer Rachel Morgan is listed in critical but stable condition this morning after she was shot following a chase last night. The gunman, Michael Sean Carmody of Westwood, is reported in critical condition after being shot several times, including in the head. Morgan, 31, underwent surgery this morning. Her bulletproof vest ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -48
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    Slain TX Rookie's Career Choice Made In Sixth Grade

    Slain TX Rookie's Career Choice Made In Sixth Grade
    ARLINGTON, TX - An ever-present smile, eternally optimistic, easygoing. Hardworking and humble. Jillian Michelle Smith, a police officer for less than a year, was remembered by fellow Arlington officers and friends as a rookie who never stopped showing her excitement over a dream accomplished. She wanted to be a police officer ever since the sixth grade. "The one thing that cannot ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -48
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    D.C. Officer Serving as Lookout Charged with Murder

    D.C. Officer Serving as Lookout Charged with Murder
    WASHINGTON, DC - A D.C. police officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony murder in connection with a fatal shooting about two weeks ago in Southeast Washington, police officials said. In a case that appeared to be without recent precedent, police said Reginald Jones, who has been a member of the force for six years, was arrested in the death ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -48
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    Deputy Dies From Infection Caught While Saving Infant

    Deputy Dies From Infection Caught While Saving Infant
    ORANGE COUNTY, FL - A police officer who tried to save a newborn baby with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation has died after a five-year battle with an illness he caught from the infant. Sheriff's Deputy Sebastian Diana died suddenly of heart failure at his home in Orange County, Florida, after he developed complications from a bacterial infection he picked up during his heroic ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -48
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    Convicted Cop Killer to Get Second Chance at Freedom?

    Convicted Cop Killer to Get Second Chance at Freedom?
    ATLANTA - Troy Anthony Davis returns today to Savannah, where he was convicted and sentenced to death almost two decades ago for killing an off-duty police officer during a late-night melee. For more than a decade, Davis has sought to present in open court his claims of innocence, including the testimony of seven key prosecution witnesses who have recanted or contradicted ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -49
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    Hospital Officer Suffers Heart Attack After Beating by Teens

    Hospital Officer Suffers Heart Attack After Beating by Teens
    CHICAGO - A Stroger Hospital police officer with 19 years on the job died on Tuesday -- and his family says he died of a heart attack after being harassed by local teens on a South Side bus. Dwayne Parks, 45, the father of 11, apparently fended off some punches from his harassers but dropped dead of a heart attack just ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -49
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    Military Police Officer Dies During Training Exercise

    Military Police Officer Dies During Training Exercise
    WAIPAHU, HI - A civilian military police officer has died at the Marine Corps base in Kaneohe. A statement from the Marines said 42-year-old Tauveve Vivao of Waipahu died yesterday morning after collapsing during a run on the base's track. Two Navy corpsmen administered aid and city paramedics took Vivao to Castle Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Marines said ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -49
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    False Police Report Leads to Arrest of FL Schools Officer

    False Police Report Leads to Arrest of FL Schools Officer
    PALM BEACH COUNTY - A 15-year veteran Palm Beach County school district police officer was arrested Monday and charged with filing a false report about the theft of his weapon, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. On Dec. 31, Leartis Vereen, 53, told deputies his Royal Palm Beach home had been broken into that same day and that his ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -49
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    AZ Deputy Shot with AK-47; Illegal Immigrants Suspected

    AZ Deputy Shot with AK-47; Illegal Immigrants Suspected
    PHOENIX — Law officers backed by helicopters hunted gunmen in Arizona's desert early Saturday after a sheriff's deputy was wounded by suspected illegal immigrants believed to be smuggling marijuana, officials said. The violent episode came amid nationwide debate over the state's tough new immigration law. Pinal County Deputy Louie Puroll was patrolling alone Friday afternoon in a rugged area near Interstate ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -49
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    ACLU Wrong, Police Right In Holding of Videotaping Teen

    ACLU Wrong, Police Right In Holding of Videotaping Teen
    NEWARK - Khaliah Fitchette better hope she never trips and falls on a public sidewalk when somebody is walking nearby with a cell phone. I’m sure the “fotog” would love to record the embarrassing event – and maybe even put the video on YouTube. It would be the passerby’s way of exercising his “First Amendment” rights. Fitchette is the Newark teenager ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -50
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    2 Alaska Officers Killed; Incident Triggers Standoff

    2 Alaska Officers Killed; Incident Triggers Standoff
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska—A standoff was under way Sunday in a tiny southeast Alaska village after a man fatally shot two of the village's four full-time police officers the night before, then barricaded himself in his home, local officials said. Hoonah police officers Tony Wallace and Matt Tokuoka died after the shooting late Saturday, said Bob Prunella, acting city administrator. Prunella didn't know ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -50
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    PD 'Embarrassed' by Unattended Rifle

    PD 'Embarrassed' by Unattended Rifle
    SEATTLE - Everybody's done it. You place an item on top of a car only to remember later — after you or someone else has driven off. But when the forgetful individual is a Seattle police officer and the item is a semi-automatic rifle, it's more than a little embarrassing. It's also the focus of an internal investigation. Seattle police spokesman ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -50
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    Officer Takes Own Life At Police HQ

    Officer Takes Own Life At Police HQ
    GROTON, CT - The doors to the City of Groton Police Department were draped in black bunting after a veteran officer was found dead in his office Monday. "The officer found dead in the police department at about 8:30 this morning was Lt. Thomas Forbes," police Chief Bruno Giulini said late Monday afternoon in a somber and succinct press conference, accompanied ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -50
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    Four SWAT Officers Shot During TX Drug Raid

    Four SWAT Officers Shot During TX Drug Raid
    SAN ANTONIO, TX - Four San Antonio SWAT officers executing a narcotics search warrant at an East Side home were wounded in a hail of assault rifle fire Thursday afternoon. One was in critical condition and underwent surgery late in the day, Brooke Army Medical Center spokesman Dewey Mitchell said. He said another was in serious but stable condition. Both were ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -51
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    Vacationing FL Cop Murdered In Tragic Scene

    Vacationing FL Cop Murdered In Tragic Scene
    PONCE, Puerto Rico -- Juan Leonardo Aviles Otero, a Miami-Dade police officer, former soldier, narcotics detective and father of newborn twin girls, died Thursday on the side of a road in a remote part of southern Puerto Rico. Aviles, 34, was found [gate] shot to death at 3:10 a.m. in the passenger seat of the 2009 Toyota Corolla he had rented ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -51
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    LAPD: Gang Fueled Shot That Killed Boy, 5 on Halloween

    LAPD: Gang Fueled Shot That Killed Boy, 5 on Halloween
    LOS ANGELES—Police detectives on Tuesday sought the public's help in finding a pair of suspects who opened fire into a backyard caught in a gang turf war, killing a 5-year-old boy as he showed off his Halloween costume. The suspects believed members of a rival gang lived at the boy's South Los Angeles home, but the family has no gang ties, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -51
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    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 7 years ago | Rated -52
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    Motorcycle Officer Fatally Shot While Chasing Driver

    Motorcycle Officer Fatally Shot While Chasing Driver
    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an Oregon motorcycle officer has been fatally shot while chasing a fleeing driver. Police say Eugene police officer Chris Kilcullen tried to make a traffic stop on Interstate 105 but the driver sped off. The Eugene Register-Guard reports that the 43-year-old Kilcullen chased the motorist to an intersection in nearby Springfield, where gunfire erupted. Kilcullen ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -52
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