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    Officer Dies After Car Plunges into Philly River

    Officer Dies After Car Plunges into Philly River
    PHILADELPHIA - A 55-year-old Philadelphia police sergeant died Tuesday afternoon when his car plunged into the Schuylkill, authorities said. Sgt. Stephen Naughton, a 31-year veteran who worked in the Community Relations Unit, had just left work at Police Headquarters and was headed to his home in the Andorra section of Northwest Philadelphia when the accident occurred on Kelly Drive south of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -38
  • -42

    Off-Duty NJ Cop Killed in Drive-By Shooting

    Off-Duty NJ Cop Killed in Drive-By Shooting
    NEWARK, N.J. - Authorities in Newark, N.J., have disclosed the identity of a police officer who was killed in a drive-by shooting while he was off-duty. Authorities say William Johnson was buying a slice of pizza Thursday night at a Newark shop when he was shot. The 45-year-old was on the force for 16 years and had two daughters. No one ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -42
  • -44

    Officer Killed In Funeral Procession Collision

    Officer Killed In Funeral Procession Collision
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a Tuscaloosa police officer was killed as he escorted a funeral procession. Police Chief Steve Anderson says a driver in the Saturday afternoon procession made a U-turn and hit 42-year-old Officer Trevor Scott Phillips on his motorcycle. Anderson said the impact threw Phillips off the motorcycle. Phillips had been with the department more than a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -44
  • -31

    Trooper, Father of Six, Killed In Cruiser Crash

    Trooper, Father of Six, Killed In Cruiser Crash
    LAUREL, MD - An on-duty Maryland State Trooper who might have been pursuing a speeding motorcycle was killed early Saturday in a crash on Interstate 95 in Howard County, according to police, who said the cruiser slammed into the back of a tractor trailer. Police identified the trooper as Shaft S. Hunter, 39, an 11-year veteran and the father of six. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -31
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    Court Hears Appeal in Sheriff's 2005 Murder

    TOPEKA, Kan. — A lawyer for a man sentenced to death for killing a Kansas sheriff six years ago told the state Supreme Court on Wednesday that prosecutors violated her client's constitutional rights by providing privileged psychological testimony at his trial. Scott Cheever was convicted of capital murder in the 2005 death of Greenwood County Sheriff Matt Samuels. Cheever admitted killing ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -7
  • -60

    On-Duty Officer Takes Own Life After Facebook Fight With Girlfriend

    On-Duty Officer Takes Own Life After Facebook Fight With Girlfriend
    NEW YORK - An on-duty city cop distraught over a possible breakup with his girlfriend pulled out his gun in front of her and fatally shot himself in the head early Tuesday. "I love you," Officer Philip Chlanda told his girlfriend before pulling the trigger on a Manhattan street. The 29-year-old cop argued with his gal pal after he looked at ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -60
  • -51

    Vacationing FL Cop Murdered In Tragic Scene

    Vacationing FL Cop Murdered In Tragic Scene
    PONCE, Puerto Rico -- Juan Leonardo Aviles Otero, a Miami-Dade police officer, former soldier, narcotics detective and father of newborn twin girls, died Thursday on the side of a road in a remote part of southern Puerto Rico. Aviles, 34, was found [gate] shot to death at 3:10 a.m. in the passenger seat of the 2009 Toyota Corolla he had rented ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -51
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    Ten from 9/11 Among New Names on NY Police Memorial

    ALBANY, N.Y. — The names of 15 officers, including 10 who died from illnesses related to their time spent at ground zero in Manhattan, have been added to the New York Police Officers Memorial. Family, friends and hundreds of uniformed police gathered Tuesday at the black granite memorial in Albany where 1,297 names of officers who died in the line of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +3
  • -48

    Deputy Killed Laying Stop Sticks During High-Speed Chase

    Deputy Killed Laying Stop Sticks During High-Speed Chase
    TURTLECREEK TWP., OHIO — A Warren County sheriff’s deputy deploying stop sticks to halt a fleeing driver was hit and killed early Tuesday morning. A massive manhunt for the driver involved in the deputy’s death included police dogs and helicopters. Law enforcement officials at the scene this morning said that police scanner traffic suggested that the driver had been captured. A ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -48
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    NJ Debates Harsher Punishment For K9 Killers

    NJ Debates Harsher Punishment For K9 Killers
    TRENTON — People who intentionally kill police dogs or dogs involved in search and rescue operations may soon face stiffer penalties in New Jersey. The Assembly is set to consider legislation this week that would mandate minimum five-year prison terms — with no chance of parole — for such offenders, who would also face fines of up to $15,000. The current ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +25
  • -28

    Trooper, Son of Former Sheriff, Killed In Crash

    Trooper, Son of Former Sheriff, Killed In Crash
    DICKSON COUNTY, TN - Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Andy Wall, 36, of Dickson, died Saturday after a crash occurred while escorting U.S. Air Force Thunderbird pilots to an air show, according to a press release from the THP. Wall, who was on duty, died shortly after being transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Wall and Trooper Buddy Head were ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -28
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    Detroit Cop Killer Gets Life Without Parole

    Detroit Cop Killer Gets Life Without Parole
    DETROIT - In a courtroom wracked by sobs, with uniformed officers wall-to-wall, Jason Gibson was sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday for the fatal shooting of Detroit Police Officer Brian Huff a year ago. "I don't know why you had to take my dad away," 11-year-old Blair Huff said as Gibson sat hunched over at the defense table not ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +22
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    Tampa Holds Special Memorial For Fallen Officers

    Tampa Holds Special Memorial For Fallen Officers
    TAMPA, FL -- Bryan Reese Jr. never got to meet his father, a Tampa police officer accidentally shot to death by his partner 75 years ago. "My father was killed two months before I was born, and I know it affected my life considerably," he said. Reese and his son, Bryan Reese III, were among the attendees at today's memorial service ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +3
  • -33

    Officer Dies Days After Domestic Assault Call

    Officer Dies Days After Domestic Assault Call
    OAK RIDGE, TN - Officer Ralph Braden, 58, succumbed while hospitalized to injuries sustained in the line of duty while responding to a domestic dispute on April 22. Reports state that Braden was pursuing suspect Eddie Dean Patterson, 29, who was trying to escape from his mother’s apartment out of the first story window. Patterson was charged with aggravated assault on ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -33
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    Report Commends Tampa's Hunt for Officers' Killer

    Report Commends Tampa's Hunt for Officers' Killer
    TAMPA, Fla. -- An independent report released Tuesday gives Tampa police mostly high marks for the handling of a massive, four-day hunt for a man accused of killing two police officers last summer. The 96-hour dragnet, the largest in Tampa police history, followed the shooting deaths of officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab during a routine traffic stop June 29. It ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
  • -17

    Officer, Suspect Killed In Phoenix Gunbattle

    Officer, Suspect Killed In Phoenix Gunbattle
    PHOENIX - Authorities were still searching Sunday for a third man wanted in the slaying of one Buckeye police officer and the critical wounding of another during a gunbattle at a west Phoenix swap meet. Officer Rolando Tirado was killed and Officer Christopher Paz was in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds after an altercation with three men escalated into a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -17
  • -20

    Suspect Wore Explosives During AK-47 Police Attack

    Suspect Wore Explosives During AK-47 Police Attack
    *Editor Note: PoliceLink apologizes for the earlier confusion regarding Officer Alexander Broder's condition. The article clearly states Officer Broder survived a shot to the chest thanks to his vest. Our thoughts go out to all those involved and are glad no officers were killed during this confrontation. COLUMBIA, SC - Police found homemade explosives on the body of a 22-year-old Columbia ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -20
  • -3

    Columbia Officer Shot; Suspect With AK-47 Killed

    Columbia Officer Shot; Suspect With AK-47 Killed
    COLUMBIA - A Columbia police officer brand new on the job was shot – non-fatally – in the chest during a traffic stop this morning, and the suspect was killed later after firing on more officers with an AK-47 assault rifle. Some residents were evacuated near the second shooting and bomb squads from the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -3
  • -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 6 years ago | Rated -37
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    Daughter to Follow In Slain Officer's Footsteps

    Daughter to Follow In Slain Officer's Footsteps
    CHICAGO - Nine months after her father was gunned down in his police uniform outside his home July 18, an emotional Jada Bailey and her mother carefully retired his badge to the Superintendent’s Honored Police Star case at Chicago Police headquarters Tuesday morning. If the young woman gets her way, Michael Bailey’s star number 13970 will soon be replaced on Chicago’s ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +24
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