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    Head Injury Claims Life of Pasadena Officer

    Head Injury Claims Life of Pasadena Officer
    ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST - A South Pasadena police officer died Tuesday when he collapsed during a training exercise at Burro Canyon Shooting Park, authorities said. Kevin Sandoval, 23, of Covina was pronounced dead about 3 p.m. following a training accident. Sandoval was doing firearms training when he fell for an unknown reason and hit his head, said Monterey Park police Sgt. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -36
  • -42

    Texas Deputy Fatally Wounded During Inmate Shift

    Texas Deputy Fatally Wounded During Inmate Shift
    NEW BOSTON, Texas — A part-time sheriff's deputy was shot and killed Monday by an inmate she was escorting from a court hearing to a van at a northeast Texas courthouse near the Arkansas border, officials said. Bowie County Deputy Sherri Jones, 54, died in the basement of the county courthouse in New Boston after the 2:30 p.m. Monday shooting, said ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -42
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    Montana Trooper Fatally Shot; Suspect Found Dead In Vehicle

    Montana Trooper Fatally Shot; Suspect Found Dead In Vehicle
    HELENA, Mont. -- Police are trying to piece together what led a dog trainer to shoot and kill a state trooper along a roadside in southwestern Montana, prompting a manhunt that ended with the suspect found dead in his truck. That's only the first of several unanswered questions surrounding the killing of Montana Highway Patrol officer David DeLaittre, 23, who was ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -45
  • -22

    Boy Shot 8 Times By Police After Possessing BB Gun

    Boy Shot 8 Times By Police After Possessing BB Gun
    CHICAGO - Chicago police late Monday shot and wounded a 13-year-old boy who one official said was holding a BB gun, the second police-involved shooting of the night. No officers were injured in the roughly 11 p.m. shooting in the 1000 block of North Kedvale Avenue in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said. His parents identified ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -22
  • +60

    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 almost 6 years ago | Rated +60
  • -30

    Former-Officer Indicted On 12 Counts

    Former-Officer Indicted On 12 Counts
    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - A Mount Rainier police officer was indicted Tuesday by a Prince George’s County grand jury on attempted murder and sex-offense charges after a July 2 shooting in Capitol Heights, the state’s attorney’s office said. The officer, who was off-duty at the time, maintained that he had been carjacked. A 12-count indictment alleges that Gene Gillette, 27, shot ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -30
  • -57

    Another Deadly Weekend: Officer Killed During Standoff

    Another Deadly Weekend: Officer Killed During Standoff
    FOND DU LAC, Wis.— One Fond du Lac police officer was killed and another was critically injured when a man inside a home on the city's west side began firing. Police Chief Tony Barthuly says 28-year-old Officer Craig Birkholz was shot in the upper chest by the suspect and killed. Officer Ryan Williams was shot twice in the chest and is ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -57
  • +86

    How the Officer Saved Christmas

    How the Officer Saved Christmas
    CHICAGO - Tondonlia Brown and her two young children escaped a Christmas morning fire, only to return to their South Side apartment and find burglars had stolen their gifts and much of what they owned. Just as the holiday was looking grim, Chicago Police Officer Michael Lawrence stepped in with toys and a gift card. He'd responded to the burglary call, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +86
  • +66

    Cop Killer Sentenced to Death

    Cop Killer Sentenced to Death
    GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A Maryland man convicted of killing a Delaware police officer in 2009 was sentenced to death Friday by a judge who described him as a dangerous career criminal. Derrick Powell of Cumberland, Md., hung his head but said nothing after Judge. T. Henley Graves imposed the death penalty for the September 2009 murder of Georgetown patrolman Chad ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +66
  • -62

    Off-Duty Officer Chases Suspect With Family In Car

    DAYTONA, FL - An off-duty Oak Hill police officer with his wife and children in tow narrated a high-speed car chase that included his firing a shot at a pickup driver accused of attempting to ram the family's sedan. The recording of the 9-1-1 call to Volusia County sheriff's dispatchers released Monday included claims of a pursuit that reached speeds of ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -62
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    Police Searching for Missing FL Police Cadet

    Police Searching for Missing FL Police Cadet
    INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — Kelly Rothwell made a career change when she enrolled in the police academy last year. The 34-year-old was an enthusiastic recruit, excited about her new calling. She hadn't missed a day at the academy — until Monday. Now authorities are worried she may be in danger. Rothwell hasn't been seen since Saturday, and hasn't returned dozens of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -73
  • -32

    DC Officer Killed, One Injured When Cruiser Struck Pole

    DC Officer Killed, One Injured When Cruiser Struck Pole
    Updated: 9:09 a.m. WASHINGTON, DC - A D.C. police officer responding to an incident early Saturday morning died after the car he was driving crashed into a wooden Pepco pole, police said Saturday. Officer Paul Dittamo, 32, has been a member of the police department since June 2009. The car he was driving crashed on the 2200 block of Martin Luther ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -32
  • -36

    Horror Awaited Police Behind Closed Suburban Doors

    Horror Awaited Police Behind Closed Suburban Doors
    WARRINGTON, PA - The caller was un-rushed and exceedingly polite, even thanking the police dispatcher as he reported that he had beaten his wife and their 7-year-old son to death with a baseball bat in their home in a handsome neighborhood in Warrington. When police arrived at 167 Redstone Dr. late Friday night, they found a typewritten note on the front ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -36
  • -53

    TX Officer Killed While Training for Motorcycle Unit

    TX Officer Killed While Training for Motorcycle Unit
    CEDAR PARK, Texas — A 41-year-old Austin-area police officer training for motorcycle service has died of injuries incurred when the motorcycle on which he was training crashed. Cedar Park police say Officer Leonard Reed died Wednesday evening, several hours after the mid-afternoon crash on a side street in the Austin suburb. A Cedar Park police spokesman says details of the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -53
  • +39

    Trooper Shoots, Fatally Wounds Charging Motorist

    Trooper Shoots, Fatally Wounds Charging Motorist
    ASHBY, MA - A plainclothes state trooper shot and killed a man who allegedly drove his car at him yesterday in Ashby, a small town in north central Massachusetts. Authorities said a member of the State Police gang unit discharged his weapon, killing Roger Reyes Padilla, 21, of Fitchburg, on Pine Road around 1:15 p.m. The trooper, whose name was not ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +39
  • -48

    From Cell Block to Detroit Police Board

    From Cell Block to Detroit Police Board
    DETROIT - Locked in a segregated prison cell eight years ago, Raphael B. Johnson never thought that someday he'd help run the same police department that arrested him. Then again, maybe he did. Self-confidence is one thing Johnson never lacked. An unyielding belief in himself sustained him through 12 years of prison -- six in solitary confinement -- where he did ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -48
  • -53

    Texas Deputy Dies in Highway Rollover

    Texas Deputy Dies in Highway Rollover
    Reeves County, Texas, Deputy Jacob Rayos was killed in an automobile accident on the I-20 service road at approximately 3:30 am. He was attempting to locate a suspect when his patrol car left the roadway on a curve and rolled over several times, ejecting him. Read more at the Officer Down Memorial Page. Today's Top News: Brawling Brooklyn Hipsters Says Bust ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -53
  • -16

    Retired NYPD Officer Gets in Scuffle With Cops

    Retired NYPD Officer Gets in Scuffle With Cops
    NEW YORK - A retired NYPD police officer and his wife scuffled with cops in a Manhattan stationhouse after their teenage son was stopped, frisked and handcuffed, cops said. Merault Almonor, 49, punched a female officer in the face during the March 20 fracas in the 30th Precinct stationhouse in Harlem, cops said. But Almonor's lawyer said the former cop, his ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -16
  • -31

    San Carlos Apache Officer Killed in Trailer Collision

    San Carlos Apache Officer Killed in Trailer Collision
    SAN CARLOS, Ariz. - Officer Aaron Peru was killed in an automobile accident on U.S. 70 near Safford. He had been directed by the shift sergeant to report to the police station prior to traveling to the police academy in Tucson. A trailer being pulled by an oncoming vehicle broke free and collided with his car head-on, causing fatal injuries. Officer ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -31
  • -33

    'Obama Prayer' Leads to Sergeant's Suspension

    'Obama Prayer' Leads to Sergeant's Suspension
    MANATEE, FL -- A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office sergeant was suspended without pay for almost 26 hours after he labeled a scripture passage in a Bible as “the Obama prayer” and left it on co-worker’s desk, according to a recently released internal affairs report. The highlighted scripture was Psalm 109, which reads in part, “Let his days be few, and let ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -33
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