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    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 almost 4 years ago | Rated -35
  • -69

    Body of Missing Deputy Found Four Days After Disappearance

    Body of Missing Deputy Found Four Days After Disappearance
    CONVERSE COUNTY, WY - The body of a Wyoming deputy who jumped in the North Platte River to assist a distressed girl was discovered Sunday. It was the fourth day of searching for 29-year-old Bryan P. Gross, of the Converse County sheriff's office, who was hailed as a hero for attempting to save a teenage girl who appeared to be struggling ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -69
  • -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 about 4 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 over 3 years ago | Rated -66
  • -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 over 3 years ago | Rated -5
  • -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 about 4 years ago | Rated -55
  • -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 almost 4 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 over 4 years ago | Rated -24
  • -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 4 years ago | Rated -75
  • -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 about 4 years ago | Rated -65
  • +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 3 years ago | Rated +10
  • -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 3 years ago | Rated -53
  • +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 over 3 years ago | Rated +32
  • +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 almost 4 years ago | Rated +50
  • -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 over 3 years ago | Rated -37
  • -58

    Corporal and K-9 Killed in Crash

    Corporal and K-9 Killed in Crash
    MISHAWAKA, Ind. — A Mishawaka policeman and his police dog have died in a traffic accident in the northern Indiana city. Mishawaka Police Chief Mike Samp says 42-year-old Cpl. James Szuba (SOO'-buh) and his dog Ricky died Saturday night. Szuba was providing assistance on a call when the squad car was sideswiped by another vehicle. Samp says the officer was using ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -58
  • -85

    Officer Shot, Killed In Confrontation With Pedestrian

    Officer Shot, Killed In Confrontation With Pedestrian
    LAKEWOOD, N.J. -- A man was being questioned by a police officer who had driven up to him on a residential street Friday afternoon when he pulled a handgun from his clothing and fired three bullets into the officer in what the county prosecutor called "a heinous, execution-style killing." A massive manhunt was under way in this community near the Jersey ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -85
  • -43

    Officer Tragically Dies After Being Shoved Over Railing During Scuffle

    Officer Tragically Dies After Being Shoved Over Railing During Scuffle
    BROOKLYN - Slain Brooklyn cop Alain Schaberger's devastated fiancée said Sunday that her life could never be the same without him. "It's like I'm waking up in a nightmare," Shoshone Peguese, 45, said with tears streaming down her face outside the couple's home in Cortlandt Manor, Westchester County. Peguese recalled kissing Schaberger goodbye Saturday night - just hours before he fell ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -43
  • -26

    NY Cop Arrested After 'Bear-Hugging' Officer at Scene

    NY Cop Arrested After 'Bear-Hugging' Officer at Scene
    STAMFORD -- A Mount Vernon, N.Y., police officer was arrested in downtown Stamford this past weekend for allegedly bear-hugging a Stamford officer responding to a commotion outside a lounge early Sunday, authorities said. Joseph Dellaripa, 30, of Pelham, N.Y., was charged with interfering with an officer and second-degree breach of peace, both misdemeanors. He was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Sunday outside ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -26
  • -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 3 years ago | Rated -4
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