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  • -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 8 years ago | Rated -58
  • -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 7 years ago | Rated -4
  • -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 about 7 years ago | Rated -43
  • -61

    Newark Sees Largest Police Layoff In Decades

    Newark Sees Largest Police Layoff In Decades
    NEWARK — After months of verbal jousting and public finger-pointing between union leaders and the Booker administration, 167 Newark police officers turned in their guns and badges, finalizing the department’s largest reduction in force in 32 years. Union president Derrick Hatcher killed any chance of an eleventh-hour deal Monday morning when he rebuked Mayor Cory Booker’s final plea to return to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -61
  • -39

    Deputy Dies After Falling 160ft Into Sinkhole

    Deputy Dies After Falling 160ft Into Sinkhole
    LIVINGSTON, TN (AP) — An Overton County sheriff's deputy on duty just 2 1/2 months has died after falling 100 feet into a sinkhole near Standing Stone State Park. According to WTVF-TV of Nashville, Chad Pritchard was searching for a body in a cold case homicide Tuesday morning. The station reported on its Web site that it was unclear if the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -39
  • -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 about 8 years ago | Rated -26
  • -65

    Body of Chief's Daughter Found; Murder Warrant Issued

    Body of Chief's Daughter Found; Murder Warrant Issued
    CONCORD - The body of Valerie Hamilton, the 23-year-old daughter of Concord's police chief, was found Saturday night in a storage unit on Monroe Road in southeast Charlotte, police say. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have issued a murder warrant for 34-year-old Michael Neal Harvey, a registered sex offender with a lengthy criminal record. Harvey is thought to be the man seen on video ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -65
  • -19

    Highway Patrol Pilot Killed in Chopper Crash Identified

    Highway Patrol Pilot Killed in Chopper Crash Identified
    ST. LOUIS COUNTY -- The pilot of a Missouri State Highway Patrol helicopter died in a crash in a residential subdivision in the Clarkson Valley area this morning. No one on the ground was injured. The pilot was Highway Patrol Sgt. Joe Schuengel, 47. He is a 17-year veteran of the patrol. Capt. Tim Hull of the Highway Patrol's headquarters in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -19
  • -63

    CO Officer Killed Serving Warrant, Suspect Shoots Self

    CO Officer Killed Serving Warrant, Suspect Shoots Self
    LIMON — A standoff that began with the fatal shooting of a Limon police officer ended late Wednesday when the suspect was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. At a post-midnight news conference, State Trooper Heather Cobler said that officers were serving a warrant at a residence at the Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park at about 6:10 p.m. when the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -63
  • +9

    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 6 years ago | Rated +9
  • -41

    Loughner Mugshot Is "Most Disturbing Thing I've Ever Seen"

    Loughner Mugshot Is "Most Disturbing Thing I've Ever Seen"
    Editor Note: The following is an Opinion article meant to foster discussion. The statement is not an endorsement nor reflects the views and opinions of PoliceLink.com or our parent company Monster Worldwide. A mugshot just released of Jared Lee Loughner, the 22-year-old man accused of the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the killing of six others in Tucson, has ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -41
  • +64

    Off-Duty Cop Dressed As Clown Kills Teen Robber

    CHICAGO - An off-duty Chicago police officer dressed up as a clown for a South Side fundraiser shot and killed a teen who held him at gunpoint tonight after the event, authorities said. The officer, who is assigned to the Near North police district, was in his clown outfit for a fundraiser for a day-care business. The event, attended by a ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +64
  • +46

    L.E. Forest Ranger Hailed as Hero for Fugitive Capture

    L.E. Forest Ranger Hailed as Hero for Fugitive Capture
    PHOENIX — After nearly three weeks on the run, an escaped state prison inmate and his fiancee who were targets of an intense nationwide manhunt were captured Thursday at an Arizona campground after an alert forest ranger spotted the suspicious couple, along with their stolen vehicle hidden in the trees. John McCluskey, 45, and Casslyn Welch, 44, who also is the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +46
  • -73

    Slain Off-Duty Officer Was Set to Retire

    Slain Off-Duty Officer Was Set to Retire
    Police Officer Michael Bailey was less than a month away from retirement when he ended an overnight shift guarding the mayor's home early Sunday morning. The 62-year-old had recently developed a routine: He'd park outside his South Side home, lock his bulletproof vest in the trunk and wipe down the shiny black Buick Regal he'd bought just three weeks ago to ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -73
  • -46

    Officer Killed After Cruiser Struck Utility Pole

    Officer Killed After Cruiser Struck Utility Pole
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A Maryland police officer who struck a utility pole with his cruiser last month has died. Prince George's County Police say 27-year-old Thomas P. Jensen was responding to a call on Feb. 27 when he lost control over an icy stretch of the roadway in College Park. He was transported to the local hospital but has died ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -46
  • -26

    Training Academy Screw-Ups Send 35 Officers Back For Classes

    Training Academy Screw-Ups Send 35 Officers Back For Classes
    The police academy run by Prince George's Community College has been barred from conducting new police training classes until it can assure the state that it is providing proper instruction. Thirty-five rookie officers who graduated last year and this year and are working for local departments also have been forced to return to the academy. They were brought back in the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -26
  • +37

    Terminally Ill Police Officer Will Keep His Job

    Terminally Ill Police Officer Will Keep His Job
    MESA, AZ - A Mesa police officer diagnosed with a terminal illness will get to remain on the job. Officer Mark Kelly, 30, said he was told by assistant police Chief John Meza last week that city officials told him Kelly can no longer work for the Mesa Police Department because of his medical condition. Kelly was told by city officials ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +37
  • -28

    Cop Killer's Surrender Caught on Camera After Standoff

    Cop Killer's Surrender Caught on Camera After Standoff
    ATHENS, Ga. -- Holding five hostages in an apartment surrounded by police, the suspect in the slaying of a Georgia police officer made an unusual request to negotiators - he wanted to surrender on live TV. Jamie Hood, 33, walked out of the apartment late Friday night shirtless and surrounded by five of the nine adults and children he had held ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -28
  • -25

    Firefighter Resigns After Police Prank

    Firefighter Resigns After Police Prank
    LEE, N.H. — A Lee volunteer firefighter has resigned after a prank in which he drove an old police cruiser and used an air horn to pull over a friend in another vehicle. Police say a passer-by who had heard of two incidents of police impersonation in Rochester mistook it for another such case. Lee Police Chief Chet Murch tells the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -25
  • -16

    Sheriff Faults 911 Dispatcher In Woman's Choking Death

    Sheriff Faults 911 Dispatcher In Woman's Choking Death
    MASHPEE — The dispatcher who handled a Sept. 4 emergency call from a Mashpee man whose fiancee was choking failed to follow proper procedures, according to Barnstable County Sheriff James Cummings. In a prepared statement submitted to the Cape Cod Times Tuesday, Cummings wrote that he accepts "full responsibility" for the actions of the dispatcher, who during a 12-minute 911 call ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -16
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