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    Corrections Officer Fired For Membership in KKK

    Corrections Officer Fired For Membership in KKK
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An Alachua County Sheriff's Office corrections officer who acknowledged being a member of the Ku Klux Klan has been fired for belonging to a subversive or terrorist organization, a violation of the agency's code of ethics. Wayne Kerschner was fired Tuesday following a 10-month internal investigation. The investigation revealed that Kerschner applied online for membership to the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -58
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    Police Warned About New Drinking Game That Could Leave Teens Blind

    Police Warned About New Drinking Game That Could Leave Teens Blind
    WASHINGTON, DC - Drug prevention advocates are warning Maryland police and schools to caution students against pouring vodka in their eyes as graduation and Beach Week approach. "Younger teens who are the high school drinkers are the ones who are going to end up trying to do this," said Mike Gimbel, Baltimore County's drug "czar" for 30 years and now president ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -42
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated +37
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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 7 years ago | Rated -24
  • -53

    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 almost 9 years ago | Rated -53
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    Man Escapes Police Cruiser, Jumps Off Bridge to His Death

    DAYTON, OH - A burglary suspect escaped a police car by breaking the window with his head then fell 90 feet to his death. Kaylen English, 20, from Ohio, jumped out of the moving cruiser and off the Salem Avenue Bridge as officers were taking him to jail on Saturday night. He landed in a rocky part of the span rather ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +21
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated -66
  • -63

    Toronto Officer Killed After Stolen Snow Plow Pursuit

    Toronto Officer Killed After Stolen Snow Plow Pursuit
    TORONTO - A Toronto Police officer, struck by a stolen snow plow Wednesday morning, has died of his injuries, a source has told the Toronto Sun. Sgt. Ryan Russell, 35, was pronounced dead at St. Michael's Hospital hours after being hit by the plow. Russell, an 11-year veteran of the force, leaves behind a wife and young son, Chief Bill Blair ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -63
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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 7 years ago | Rated +62
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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 7 years ago | Rated -41
  • -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 almost 8 years ago | Rated -42
  • -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 7 years ago | Rated -38
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated -88
  • -86

    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 8 years ago | Rated -86
  • -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 7 years ago | Rated -54
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    Man Taunts Police Via Facebook; Leads Officers to Him

    NEW YORK -- A fugitive from upstate New York who taunted police on his Facebook page to 'catch me if you can. I'm in Brooklyn' has been arrested. The Daily News says U.S. marshals and NYPD detectives tracked Victor Burgos down to an apartment in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood Monday night, sitting at his computer with his Facebook page open. The 29-year-old ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +60
  • +56

    Two Men Charged In Shooting Of Detective

    Two Men Charged In Shooting Of Detective
    MIAMI - When two gunmen tried to rob a New York City detective vacationing in Miami Beach last weekend, he fought back hard. The veteran of 27 years on the force opened fire, wounding both attackers who accosted him and also shot him in the courtyard of a hotel on Collins Avenue. Those details of the events during Saturday’s attempted hold-up ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +56
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated -32
  • -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 7 years ago | Rated -53
  • -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 7 years ago | Rated -54
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