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    Details Emerge In Explosion That Took SWAT Officer's Life

    Details Emerge In Explosion That Took SWAT Officer's Life
    CHARLOTTE, NC - A SWAT officer has died after he was checking a stun grenade in his home when it went off. Officer Fred Thornton was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery but doctors were unable to save him. The 50-year-old veteran, who was the longest serving SWAT officer on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg force in North Carolina and had previously helped in ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -41
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    Ottawa Officer Killed in Stabbing Outside Hospital

    Ottawa Officer Killed in Stabbing Outside Hospital
    Update: The slain officer has been identified as Constable Eric Czapnik, 51. OTTAWA — A former Mountie with a troubled past is in custody after an Ottawa police officer was ambushed and stabbed to death outside a hospital in the cold, dark hours of Tuesday morning. A lawyer for Kevin Gregson, 43, says his client is expected to appear in an ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -53
  • -42

    Suspect Tasers Deputy in the Face; Goes After Firearm

    Suspect Tasers Deputy in the Face; Goes After Firearm
    OJAI VALLEY -- A female Ventura County sheriff's deputy is recovering, after she was violently attacked while responding to a 911 hang-up call. The attack happened Friday morning in the 4900 block of Casitas Pass Road. Deputy Traci Salmon, 31, approached the front door of a residence and was ambushed by 32-year-old Steven Atkinson, according to authorities. A violent struggle ensued, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -42
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    Judge Denied Plea to Commit Man Who Fatally Shot Cop

    Judge Denied Plea to Commit Man Who Fatally Shot Cop
    Sigourney, Ia. - Relatives tried in March to have committed the man who this week shot and killed a Keokuk County sheriff's deputy, but a judge turned down the request. Jeffrey Alan Krier, 53, struggled for three decades with mental illness, his family said in a statement released Tuesday. "Jeff was a loving brother who struggled with mental illness for the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -24
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    Wounded Cop Drills 2 Suspects in Shootout

    Wounded Cop Drills 2 Suspects in Shootout
    A heroic off-duty Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority cop got into a Wild West-style shootout yesterday with four armed thugs who tried to rob a Brooklyn auto-body shop - blasting two of the suspects, authorities said. The brave cop, Officer Anthony Pressly, 39, was shot in the shoulder during the gun battle, but was not seriously wounded, law-enforcement sources said. "He's ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +62
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    Elizabeth Smart Recounts Horrific Details Of Kidnapping

    Elizabeth Smart Recounts Horrific Details Of Kidnapping
    Note to Readers: Readers should be aware that Elizabeth Smart’s testimony contains graphic depictions of sexual abuse. Elizabeth Smart on Monday gave an unflinching account of herself as a 14-year-old girl who, after being kidnapped and raped, quickly arrived at a decision that ensured her survival. Now 23, Elizabeth testified that within hours of being abducted from her bed on June ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -11
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    Judge Tosses Case Against Driver In FL Officer Deaths

    Judge Tosses Case Against Driver In FL Officer Deaths
    TAMPA - A judge has dismissed the federal case against Cortnee Brantley, who authorities say was the driver during a traffic stop that left two Tampa police officers dead. Brantley, 22, was charged with failing to report a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. She had been free on bail. Police say Brantley was driving the 1994 Toyota Camry ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -88
  • -38

    Video Of Officer's Actions Played Major Role In Firing

    Video Of Officer's Actions Played Major Role In Firing
    BALITMORE - A Circuit Court judge upheld Monday the Baltimore police commissioner's firing of a city officer who was caught on video berating and pushing a 14-year-old skateboarder at the Inner Harbor three years ago and failed to document it in a report. The ruling by Judge Sylvester B. Cox sets the stage for an appeal, which lawyers said is likely, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -38
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    Project Blue Light: Show Your LE Support This Holiday Season

    Project Blue Light: Show Your LE Support This Holiday Season
    For the past 22 years, Concerns of Police Survivors has asked law enforcement families, surviving families, and police supporters to put a blue light in their windows during the holiday season. The blue light is symbolic of our remembrance of those officers who have made the supreme sacrifice and honors those officers who continue to work the violent streets of our ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +37
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    Two PA Cops Rob Investigator Posing as Drug Dealer

    Two PA Cops Rob Investigator Posing as Drug Dealer
    PHILADELPHIA - It started two weeks ago with an informant's tip, developed during a state drug investigation: A couple of Philadelphia cops had become too cozy with a dealer. Although the officers patrolled a section of North Philadelphia brimming with temptation, no one at the time suspected them of being dirty, authorities said. But once investigators began looking into the activities ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -66
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    Va. Trooper Dies in Dive Training Accident

    Va. Trooper Dies in Dive Training Accident
    RICHMOND, VA - A Virginia state police trooper died Tuesday after making a training dive in Lake Anna, the state police said. Trooper Mark D. Barrett, 41, was part of a team making deep-water dives in the lake, which is about 70 miles southwest of Washington, the state police said. As Barrett and a second trooper were ascending after a dive, ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -32
  • -54

    San Antonio Officer Killed In Wrong-Way Wreck

    San Antonio Officer Killed In Wrong-Way Wreck
    SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio police say an officer and a suspected drunken driver have been killed in a wrong-way accident on Interstate 35. Police say 27-year-old Officer Stephanie Brown was in her patrol car and responding to a call early Tuesday when the head-on collision happened. Brown died at a San Antonio hospital. The name of the man driving the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -54
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    Dallas Police Aim To Help, Not Jail, Prostitutes

    Dallas Police Aim To Help, Not Jail, Prostitutes
    It was nearly midnight in a cramped mobile courtroom in the back of an 18-wheeler, and a prostitute in a Tweety Bird shirt was apologizing to a judge for falling asleep during her hearing. She hadn't slept for three days and was coming down from a crack high, she explained. The combination left her too impaired to make a choice that ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +12
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    Widow of Slain Tampa Officer Delivers Stillborn Baby Girl

    Widow of Slain Tampa Officer Delivers Stillborn Baby Girl
    JULY 21 | TAMPA, FL - Sara Kocab was nine months pregnant when her husband, Jeffrey Kocab was murdered on June 29, 2010. Sarah went into labor today and delivered the couple’s first child: a stillborn baby girl named Lilly Nicole. The Tampa police department released a statement today on behalf of Sara Kocab. It reads as follows, “Sara Kocab and ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -86
  • +13

    Ford Creates 'Stealth' Version of Police Interceptor

    Ford Creates 'Stealth' Version of Police Interceptor
    Ford came up with an interesting idea for its new police car -- create a hot undercover "stealth" version. It's just a concept, but it's easy to imagine how much detectives would want this as their stake-out car. Actually, it would look great but be fairly ineffective. The bad guys would be so intent on checking out that sinister, sleek car ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +13
  • -63

    NY Trooper Hit and Killed While Issuing Ticket

    NY Trooper Hit and Killed While Issuing Ticket
    TONAWANDA, N.Y. — A trooper who was writing a speeding ticket on an interstate highway was struck and killed Saturday by a passing motorist, state police said. Trooper Kevin Dobson, 43, was pronounced dead at a hospital soon after the 7:30 a.m. accident on Interstate 290 in Tonawanda, near Buffalo, said Deputy State Police Superintendent Thomas Fazio. The 71-year-old driver of ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -63
  • -56

    Border Patrol Agent Killed in Southern Arizona

    Border Patrol Agent Killed in Southern Arizona
    ARIZONA - The U.S. Border Patrol has confirmed that one of its agents has been killed in Southern Arizona. Border Patrol spokesman Eric Cantu confirmed the agent's death but had very few details to release Wednesday morning. The agent has been identified as Brian Terry, according to KVOA.com. At least four suspects are in custody, while another one is still being ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -56
  • -53

    Fired FL Chief Defends Decision to Skip Fallen Officer's Funeral

    Fired FL Chief Defends Decision to Skip Fallen Officer's Funeral
    ST. PETERSBURG — Goliath Davis III, whose rise to the top of his hometown Police Department and City Hall made him the city's most influential African-American official, was fired by Mayor Bill Foster this week. Davis said the mayor wanted him out because he did not attend Tuesday's funeral for the third officer killed in the city in 28 days. Yet ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -53
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    Washington Deputy Wounded In Ambush Dies

    Washington Deputy Wounded In Ambush Dies
    SEATTLE — One of the Pierce County sheriff's officers shot in an ambush by a drunken man has died after being taken off life support, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday evening. Deputy Kent Mundell suffered life-threatening injuries and had been hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle since the shooting a week ago. He died at 5:04 p.m. with his family ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -64
  • -54

    US Marshal Succumbs To Wounds Sustained in Standoff

    US Marshal Succumbs To Wounds Sustained in Standoff
    ST. LOUIS - A U.S. lawman was killed along with the shooter Tuesday when a wild gunfight erupted as federal marshals tried to serve an arrest warrant at a St. Louis home, authorities said. Two federal marshals were shot along with a local cop, who was saved by his bullet-proof vest in the gunbattle with a man holed up in the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -54
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