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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 over 7 years ago | Rated +9
  • -35

    Gun-Mounted Flashlight Blamed For Fatal Police Shot

    Gun-Mounted Flashlight Blamed For Fatal Police Shot
    PLANO, TX - A Plano narcotics sergeant intended to activate a flashlight affixed to his service weapon when he accidentally pulled the trigger, fatally shooting a drug suspect in a Far North Dallas parking lot last month, the officer told investigators. "I never intended to fire my weapon," the sergeant said in a statement to Dallas police detectives following the Oct. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -35
  • -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 8 years ago | Rated -56
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    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 8 years ago | Rated +13
  • -64

    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 about 9 years ago | Rated -64
  • -5

    Should Armed Officer Be Assigned to Public Schools?

    Should Armed Officer Be Assigned to Public Schools?
    PHILADELPHIA - Mayor Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey are discussing a proposal to put armed city police officers in some schools as part of a comprehensive plan to improve safety and security for the 155,000 students enrolled in the Philadelphia School District. "We can't ignore the fact that we have a problem, and we have to regain control of ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -5
  • -83

    Police K9 Left in Hot Car Dies

    Police K9 Left in Hot Car Dies
    CINCINNATI — Authorities say a Cincinnati police dog has died after an officer left it in a hot car. Police say 13-year department member Brian Trotta inadvertently left the female German shepherd, Juno, in the car while responding to a family emergency. He is on administrative leave while police investigate. Police didn't say whether the car was a police cruiser. Cincinnati ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -83
  • -66

    Soon-to-be-Married Deputy Killed In Gun Battle

    Soon-to-be-Married Deputy Killed In Gun Battle
    JOHNSON COUNTY, TX - An Oklahoma man who gunned down a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy Saturday afternoon and then was fatally shot had threatened his wife, sister and another person before authorities arrived, the Johnson County sheriff said Sunday. Wesley Davis, 47, brandished a weapon at the three people before he was locked out of the house near Venus in Johnson ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -66
  • -50

    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 over 8 years ago | Rated -50
  • +32

    Burglers Snort Cremated Ashes Thinking It Was Cocaine

    Burglers Snort Cremated Ashes Thinking It Was Cocaine
    MARION COUNTY, FL - A gang of teenage thieves looking to get high got a buzzkill instead when they realized a stash of "cocaine" they'd heisted and snorted was not the drug, but a dead man's ashes. The thieves, who burgled a woman's Florida house in December, stole - among other items - an urn containing the resident's father's remains, as ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +32
  • -55

    Michigan Officer Killed in Early Morning Shootout

    Michigan Officer Killed in Early Morning Shootout
    TAYLOR, MI - A Taylor Police officer caught in a shootout in the parking lot of a Taylor townhouse complex has died and another man remains hospitalized, police confirmed. Taylor Police Lt. Mary Sclabassi confirmed the officer died from wounds suffered in a hail of gunfire around 6 a.m. today at Coppertree Townhomes on Pine Street near Northline and Telegraph roads. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -55
  • -65

    Sheriff Killed While Deploying Stop Sticks

    Sheriff Killed While Deploying Stop Sticks
    LUCEDALE, Miss. — Officials say a sheriff in southern Mississippi has died after being struck by a vehicle while trying to make an arrest on a road near the Alabama state line. District Attorney Tony Lawrence said in a news release that George County Sheriff Garry Welford was pronounced dead at 4:23 p.m. after being airlifted to the University of South ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -65
  • +50

    IL Officer Cleared of 'Honeybee' Murder Charges

    IL Officer Cleared of 'Honeybee' Murder Charges
    WILL COUNTY, IL - Admitting they arrested the wrong man, Will County authorities abruptly announced late Tuesday they will drop the murder charge filed against Lynwood Police Officer Brian Dorian. The stunning announcement came four days after a similarly stunning announcement from the same authorities — that a suburban cop was the man who randomly shot three people near the Illinois/Indiana ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +50
  • -24

    Arlington Motorcycle Officer Killed In Wreck

    Arlington Motorcycle Officer Killed In Wreck
    Update: The officer was identified by Arlington police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard as Craig Story. ARLINGTON — An Arlington motorcycle officer died early Wednesday in a wreck involving a school bus near Arlington High School, said Tiara Ellis Richard, a police spokeswoman. The crash occurred shortly after 7 a.m. near South Cooper Street and West Inwood Drive. The officer's name was ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated -24
  • +10

    THOR: The Next Generation of 9-1-1

    THOR: The Next Generation of 9-1-1
    DALLAS - Dallas police are getting a super-size security assist for the Super Bowl. THOR is two stories high, weighs 80,000 pounds and measures 80 feet in length when fully expanded. A multimillion-dollar, oversized, sleek, shiny black tractor trailer with emergency lights, sirens, surveillance cameras and 911 communications capabilities is being lent to the Police Department free for about 10 days ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +10
  • -75

    Police Recruit, 24, Dies During Department Agility Test

    Police Recruit, 24, Dies During Department Agility Test
    HOLLY HILL, Fla. - A Holly Hill police recruit died Saturday during a pre-employment physical-agility test, authorities said. Robert Tramaine Williams, 24, of Daytona Beach collapsed about 2 p.m. after completing the test, police said. Officers immediately administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation and paramedics tried to revive Williams, but he was pronounced dead at Halifax Health Medical Center about an hour later. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -75
  • -52

    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 almost 9 years ago | Rated -52
  • -4

    Following the Gun: Every Stop Is Life Or Death For LEOs

    Following the Gun: Every Stop Is Life Or Death For LEOs
    WASHINGTON - The compact stainless-steel .45-caliber pistol was forged in a factory in Brazil in the summer of 2006 - 4,700 miles and two years away from a fateful encounter on a narrow North Philadelphia street near Temple University. The gun, a 10-shot Taurus Model PT 145 Millennium Pro, was shipped from Porto Alegre to Miami, and then to a wholesale ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -4
  • -37

    Officer Sacrificed Self to Save Daughter's Life

    Officer Sacrificed Self to Save Daughter's Life
    BIRMINGHAM, MI - A police officer sacrificed his life to save his young daughter when a tornado ripped through their campsite in Mississippi, part of the terrifying band of storms devastating the South. As violent winds tore through their tent, Louisiana police Lieutenant Wade Sharp, 40, flung himself on top of the sleeping nine-year-old to shield her. Moments later a huge ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -37
  • -53

    Sheriff's Sgt. Dies After Cruiser Hit by Out Of Control SUV

    Sheriff's Sgt. Dies After Cruiser Hit by Out Of Control SUV
    WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Authorities say a central Florida sheriff's deputy has been struck and killed by a car that continued on a destructive path, hitting a businesswoman and her store. Authorities say Polk County Sgt. Wes Whitmore had just gotten out of his car at a 7-11 store Sunday in Winter Haven when a Cadillac Escalade rammed into his vehicle, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -53
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