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    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 over 5 years ago | Rated -70
  • -93

    Tragic: Officer Trapped In Burning Cruiser Dies

    Tragic: Officer Trapped In Burning Cruiser Dies
    WINSTON-SALEM, NC - A North Carolina police officer frantically called for help as he lay trapped in his burning patrol car after losing control as he drove to help a fellow officer who was following a possible drunken driver, it has been revealed. Russell Willingham, 28, radioed for assistance after he crashed into a tree in Winston-Salem early yesterday morning and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -93
  • -42

    SWAT Officer Collapses, Dies After Grueling Training Exercise

    SWAT Officer Collapses, Dies After Grueling Training Exercise
    BUENA PARK, CA - Daniel Ackerman had just completed a grueling physical fitness test required for all Buena Park Police SWAT officers when he became disoriented and stared off into space. An on-site doctor noticed something was wrong and by 8:15 a.m. on Friday, Ackerman was in a squad car heading toward the hospital. The next morning, the 31-year-old was dead. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -42
  • +30

    Bail Denied For 20-Year Chicago Veteran's Killer

    Bail Denied For 20-Year Chicago Veteran's Killer
    CHICAGO - Bail was denied today for a man accused of gunning down Chicago police officer Michael Bailey as the 20-year veteran was polishing his brand new Buick, a retirement present to himself. [gate] Antwon Carter, 24, appeared in bond court dressed in a red jail jumpsuit and white sneakers, his hands behind his back. He is charged with murder and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +30
  • -15

    PR Officer Fatally Shot, Father Wounded

    PR Officer Fatally Shot, Father Wounded
    PUERTO RICKO - A police officer in Puerto Rico has been killed during an attempted robbery in which his father, also an officer, was injured. Police say 29-year-old Luis Gomez Crespo was shot several times while standing outside a restaurant Friday afternoon in the southern coastal city of Patillas. Police say he died at the hospital. They say his father, 47-year-old ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -15
  • -36

    Body Found In River ID'd As MA Police Officer

    Body Found In River ID'd As MA Police Officer
    TYNGSBOROUGH, MA - Two men were killed -- one of them a decorated Lowell police officer and former Marine -- in separate incidents in two Massachusetts rivers during the weekend, authorities said. While riding in a motor boat with his brother and another friend on the Merrimack River Saturday evening, Lowell patrol officer Charles Panek told his companions he was going ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -36
  • -33

    Suspect Arrested In Fatal Shooting of Deputy

    Suspect Arrested In Fatal Shooting of Deputy
    CLAYTON COUNTY, GA - Authorities arrested a Riverdale teen wanted in the fatal shooting of a Clayton County sheriff’s deputy. Jonathan Bun, 17, was taken into custody at dusk Wednesday following a massive search that included officers from several dozen jurisdictions, Clayton police spokeswoman Tina Daniel said. Surrounded by law enforcement, Bun was transported by ambulance to Southern Regional Hospital -- ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -33
  • -37

    Off-Duty Deputy Killed Trying to Help Friend

    Off-Duty Deputy Killed Trying to Help Friend
    PETALUMA, CA -- An off-duty Marin County sheriff's deputy who interceded in a domestic dispute involving a friend in Petaluma was shot and killed early Tuesday by a parolee, who was then shot dead, authorities said. Deputy Jim Mathiesen, 49, a nine-year department veteran assigned to the Marin County jail, was shot shortly after midnight by Thomas Edwin Halloran, 28, on ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -37
  • -21

    Off-Duty Officers Killed In Small Plane Crash

    Arizona - Two off-duty police officers from Southern California were killed when the small plane they were flying crashed during takeoff in Arizona over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Brian Hayes, 35, and Nicole Anderson, 32, were killed in the crash at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport in Winslow, Ariz., Sunday morning. Hayes was a police officer in Anaheim. Anderson, his girlfriend, was ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -21
  • -34

    Officer Shot During Confrontation With Suspect

    Officer Shot During Confrontation With Suspect
    CLINTON, S.C. -- A Laurens County deputy was shot and killed and a suspect was wounded and taken into custody in Clinton. Deputy Roger Rice was shot shortly after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday during a confrontation as officers conducted a homicide investigation, Laurens County Sheriff Ricky Chastain said. Deputies had been called to the home to assist in an investigation of a ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -34
  • -34

    Officer, Suspect Killed In Indiana Shootout

    Officer, Suspect Killed In Indiana Shootout
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind.— A man being served an arrest warrant opened fire on officers Monday, fatally wounding a Terre Haute police officer before being shot dead himself. Officer Brent Long died a few hours after the shooting after being airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital, Assistant Police Chief Shawn Keen said at a news conference Monday night. Long, a six-year police veteran, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -34
  • -27

    Officer Dies When Squad Cars Collide

    Officer Dies When Squad Cars Collide
    Alhambra, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say one police officer was killed and another was injured after their cruisers collided at a Southern California intersection. Police Lt. Edith Lopez says the crash happened early Sunday as both Alhambra officers were responding to a possible robbery at a downtown business in their city nine miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. Lopez says paramedics ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -27
  • -26

    Officer Killed When Teen Intentionally Strikes Him With SUV

    Officer Killed When Teen Intentionally Strikes Him With SUV
    BEAUMONT, TX — A Texas man has been charged with capital murder after intentionally driving his fleeing sport utility vehicle into the patrol car of an officer, who was struck and killed, police said. Bond was set at $250,000 Saturday for John Wesley Nero, 30, of Beaumont in Southeast Texas, KFDM-TV reported. He remained in a hospital in serious condition for ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -26
  • +1

    Inmate Questioned in 2010 Slaying of Chicago Officer

    A 24-year-old prison inmate is being questioned in the 2010 slaying of Chicago Police Officer Michael Bailey, sources told the Tribune tonight. The man was sent to prison Downstate after his arrest last September on vehicular hijacking and weapons charges. At that time, he had been on parole following a 2009 conviction for aggravated battery to a peace officer and a ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +1
  • -26

    Officer Killed During Rappelling Exercise

    Officer Killed During Rappelling Exercise
    SANFORD, NC — Sanford police confirmed Wednesday that an officer died following a rappelling accident during a Tuesday afternoon training session at the Emergency Services Training Center off Tramway Road. The officer, 55-year-old Elieser “Eli” Colonroche, died at roughly 6:30 p.m. at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after he slammed into the wall of a four-story tower on the training grounds, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -26
  • -11

    Man Charged With Murder In Shooting of Memphis Cop

    Man Charged With Murder In Shooting of Memphis Cop
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Mississippi man who was charged Tuesday with murder in the shootings of a Memphis police officer and another man told investigators he planned to use his military training to kill more officers during the incident. A court affidavit shows that Alexander Blaise Haydel, 22, was charged with two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -11
  • -36

    Man Who Shot Deputy Left Suicide Note

    Man Who Shot Deputy Left Suicide Note
    BERKS COUNTY, PA - The Berks County man suspected of shooting and killing a deputy sheriff Wednesday night left a suicide note in his yard two days before heading into surrounding woods and getting into a fatal shootout with officers, court records say. State police in Hamburg identified the deputy sheriff as 28-year-old Kyle D. Pagerly and the suspect as Matthew ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -36
  • -26

    TN Officer Killed In Independence Day Shooting

    TN Officer Killed In Independence Day Shooting
    MEMPHIS, TN — Authorities were investigating Monday after a Memphis police officer and another person were shot to death at a hotel in the middle of the city's entertainment district filled with people celebrating the Fourth of July. In a news release, police said a suspect was in custody and he was hospitalized due to non-critical injuries sustained during his arrest. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -26
  • -24

    Collision Kills One Deputy, Injures Another

    Collision Kills One Deputy, Injures Another
    MANVEL, Texas—One Brazoria County Sheriff’s deputy was killed and another severely injured Sunday evening after crashing into a pickup truck on Highway 6 in Brazoria County, according to officials. The two deputies were traveling in a patrol car west on Highway 6 at FM 1128 when they crashed into a full-sized Chevy truck attempting to make a left turn into a ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -24
  • -29

    Fiery Crash Claims Life of LA Officer

    Fiery Crash Claims Life of LA Officer
    BALL, LA — State Police are investigating the death of a Ball police officer in a fiery car crash on U.S. Highway 165. Officer Russell A. George was traveling southbound on U.S. 165 around 2:50 a.m. Sunday, "responding to a call for assistance by another Ball P.D. unit," according to the State Police fatality report of the accident. George's 2009 Ford ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -29
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