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    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 about 3 years ago | Rated -57
  • -45

    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 3 years ago | Rated -45
  • -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 3 years ago | Rated -32
  • -57

    Penn. State Trooper Fatally Shot at Domestic

    Penn. State Trooper Fatally Shot at Domestic
    Tpr. Paul G. Richey, 40, a 16-year-veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police, died Jan. 13, as the result of a gunshot wound suffered during an incident in Cranberry Twp., Venango County. Tpr. Richey was assigned to the Patrol Unit at Troop E, Franklin. Richey and Tpr. Jason Whitman responded to a call at approximately 11:34 a.m. regarding a domestic incident in ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -57
  • +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 about 3 years ago | Rated +39
  • -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 over 3 years ago | Rated -53
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    Fallen Officers Memorial Ride Attracts Over 1000 Bikers

    CHICAGO - More than 1,000 motorcycles roared down Lake Shore Drive this morning as part of an annual procession commemorating Chicago police officers killed in the line of duty. It was the largest turnout to date for the Area Four Ride to Remember, now its seventh year. The cavalcade of bikes included mostly american iron types equipped with sissy bars and ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated +100
  • -22

    Job Applicant Caught Trying to Cheat On Polygraph

    Job Applicant Caught Trying to Cheat On Polygraph
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington State Patrol manager arriving at the Olympia headquarters for a meeting noticed a book on the seat of a parked car about "how to beat the lie detector." The Patrol said Criminal Records Manager Heather Anderson called the Human Resources division last Wednesday and was told a job candidate was in the process of taking ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -22
  • -73

    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 about 3 years ago | Rated -73
  • -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 over 2 years ago | Rated -30
  • +27

    Update: 11 In Custody After Police Pinned Down By Sniper Fire

    Update: 11 In Custody After Police Pinned Down By Sniper Fire
    Update 4/5/2011: EDGEWATER, CO - Two police officers from Edgewater were pinned down behind a brick wall for about 30 minutes early this morning, bullets whizzing past them from an unknown location. A SWAT team intervened and 11 people are in custody. "We believe we have the shooter," Edgewater police spokesman Steve Davis said. Davis said it all started around the ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +27
  • -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 almost 4 years ago | Rated -62
  • +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 almost 3 years ago | Rated +66
  • -42

    Foot Chase Leads to NY Officer's Death

    Foot Chase Leads to NY Officer's Death
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A police officer who arrested a mall shoplifting suspect after a foot chase in suburban New York has collapsed and died. Authorities say Michael Perry was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour after arresting the suspect in downtown White Plains on Saturday afternoon. Perry was 43. The cause of death was unknown. White Plains Public ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -42
  • -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 3 years ago | Rated -33
  • -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 over 2 years ago | Rated -22
  • +33

    LAPD Bulldozes House, Finds Cop Shooter Dead Inside

    LAPD Bulldozes House, Finds Cop Shooter Dead Inside
    LOS ANGELES -- A daylong siege that began with a domestic violence call ended when a man suspected of shooting and critically wounding a police officer was found dead in his home. Officers found the man's body in a second-floor hallway at about 7:30 p.m. Monday with a rifle nearby, nearly 18 hours after Officer Steven Jenkins was shot and the ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +33
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    Suspect's Body Found In Chimney 27 Years After Disappearance

    Suspect's Body Found In Chimney 27 Years After Disappearance
    ABBEVILLE, LA - The body of a man who went missing while apparently trying to escape police has been found inside a chimney - 27 years after he first disappeared. Joseph Schexnider went missing in 1984 in Abbeville, Louisiana, after running away when police arrived at his house to arrest him. The then 22-year-old had been due in court charged with ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated -13
  • +53

    SWAT Team Captures Georgia Cop Killer

    SWAT Team Captures Georgia Cop Killer
    The man who shot and killed Chattahoochee Hills Police Lieutenant Mike Vogt surrender today after a SWAT team surrounded his home. Robert Cook, 44, will now face murder charges after he shot Vogt with a high-powered rifle during a traffic stop. Cook was drinking in the middle of the road when Vogt arrived in his cruiser. After Cook was asked for ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +53
  • +29

    Putnam Co. Sheriff's Wife Gets Three Years for Theft

    Putnam Co. Sheriff's Wife Gets Three Years for Theft
    OTTAWA, Ohio - Saying her crime was tantamount to robbing a bank 86 times, visiting Judge Keith P. Muehlfeld sentenced the wife of Putnam County Sheriff James Beutler Tuesday to three years in prison for stealing more than $261,000 from the Ohio Farmers Union. Kathy Beutler, 47, of Columbus Grove broke down in tears as her sentence was read in a ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +29
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