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  • -66

    Soon-to-be-Married Deputy Killed In Gun Battle

    Soon-to-be-Married Deputy Killed In Gun Battle
    JOHNSON COUNTY, TX - An Oklahoma man who gunned down a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy Saturday afternoon and then was fatally shot had threatened his wife, sister and another person before authorities arrived, the Johnson County sheriff said Sunday. Wesley Davis, 47, brandished a weapon at the three people before he was locked out of the house near Venus in Johnson ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -66
  • -44

    Officer Killed In Off-Duty Altercation

    Officer Killed In Off-Duty Altercation
    ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis police officer is dead following an off-duty altercation at a downtown nightclub. Police Chief Daniel Isom told KSDK-TV that the officer is 34-year-old Daryl Hall, a five-year veteran of the department. An alleged gunman was also killed. Isom says Hall was off duty inside the club with a girlfriend on Saturday. A disturbance had spilled ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -44
  • -52

    Motorcycle Officer Fatally Shot While Chasing Driver

    Motorcycle Officer Fatally Shot While Chasing Driver
    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an Oregon motorcycle officer has been fatally shot while chasing a fleeing driver. Police say Eugene police officer Chris Kilcullen tried to make a traffic stop on Interstate 105 but the driver sped off. The Eugene Register-Guard reports that the 43-year-old Kilcullen chased the motorist to an intersection in nearby Springfield, where gunfire erupted. Kilcullen ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -52
  • -7

    Retired Police Officer Killed In Home Flashover Explosion

    PHILADELPHIA - On North Fifth Street in Northern Liberties, Louis Bell was known by his nickname, "Joe" - a friendly retired police officer who enjoyed holiday barbecues, admiring his flower-filled front garden, and sitting on his steps swapping jokes and chitchat. Whenever a neighbor suffered a loss in the family, Bell, 70, who used a wheelchair after falling ill a few ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -7
  • +4

    Florida Sheriff Worker's Killer Formally Charged

    WELLINGTON, FL - A 26-year-old Wellington man charged with the November death of a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office parking enforcement worker was ordered held on $30,000 bond Tuesday. James A. Schaffner, son of Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue District Chief James Schaffner, was also ordered by Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Krista Marx not to possess alcohol or operate a vehicle. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +4
  • -15

    Young Sheriff's Deputy Suffered Accidental Drug Overdose Following Surgery

    TACOMA, Wash. — The Pierce County medical examiner's office says a 29-year-old sheriff's deputy died of an accidental overdose to the painkiller oxycodone he took following surgery. The office made the ruling Monday after reviewing toxicology tests from Shandon Wright. He died March 3 at home, a day after an operation on a shoulder dislocated in August making an arrest. Sheriff's ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -15
  • -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 almost 6 years ago | Rated -42
  • -36

    Kalamazoo Officer Fatally Shot By Suspect In Line of Duty

    Kalamazoo Officer Fatally Shot By Suspect In Line of Duty
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A man fleeing a gunfight with one police officer confronted another and fatally shot him in a southwestern Michigan city alley, police said Tuesday. The gunman then turned the gun on himself. Officer Eric Zapata, a 10-year veteran of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, was shot in the head and chest late Monday night, Chief Jeff Hadley ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -36
  • -14

    Police K9, Wanted Parolee Killed In Shootout

    Police K9, Wanted Parolee Killed In Shootout
    PALM SPRINGS, Calif.—A man wanted for a parole violation was shot to death early Sunday after he opened fire on an officer and his police dog during a foot chase, authorities said. The officer was wounded and the canine was killed in the gunfight. The confrontation happened at about 1:20 a.m., according to police spokeswoman Rhonda Long, who gave the following ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -14
  • -37

    Cop-Killer Released from Mental Institute Due to Budget Cuts

    Cop-Killer Released from Mental Institute Due to Budget Cuts
    SEATTLE — A man who was convicted of killing a Seattle police officer in 1984 has been released from Western State Hospital. KIRO-TV reports Michael Trott is one of 24 mentally ill offenders released after funding was cut for the Program for Adaptive Living Skills. Trott was convicted of killing Officer Nick Davis with his own gun in a fight after ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -37
  • -3

    Police Chief: Cop-Shooting Suspect Attacked Me in 2003

    Police Chief: Cop-Shooting Suspect Attacked Me in 2003
    TRUMANN, Ark. -- The police chief of a northeast Arkansas town where an officer was fatally shot this week during a traffic stop told The Associated Press that the same man suspected in that shooting also attacked him more than seven years ago. Tony Rusher, now the Trumann police chief, said in an interview Thursday that he was a patrolman in ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -3
  • -20

    Arkansas Police Officer Fatally Shot, Suspect Arrested

    Arkansas Police Officer Fatally Shot, Suspect Arrested
    TRUMANN, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas police say a 30-year-old officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop and that they've arrested the shooter. Trumann Police Chief Tony Rusher told Jonesboro television station KAIT that the suspect shot and killed officer Jonathan Schmidt at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in Poinsett County as Schmidt and another officer were approaching the vehicle. Trumann ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -20
  • -11

    SD Prison Guard Slain During Failed Escape Attempt

    SD Prison Guard Slain During Failed Escape Attempt
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — One of the inmates suspected of killing a 63-year-old guard during a failed South Dakota prison break had escaped the state penitentiary two other times during his 27-year criminal history. The state Department of Corrections says inmates Rodney Berget and Eric Robert, both 48, tried to escape shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, assaulting and killing officer ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -11
  • -18

    DOJ Senior Officer Suffers Fatal Heart Attack During Training

    DOJ Senior Officer Suffers Fatal Heart Attack During Training
    Senior Officer Christopher Cooper suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a training exercise at USP Leavenworth. Officer Cooper was running an obstacle course with other members of the Special Operations Response Team when he collapsed. Other officers immediately began CPR but were unable to resuscitate him. Officer Cooper is survived by his wife and two sons. PoliceLink will update ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -18
  • +4

    Three Officially Charged In Woburn Officer's Death

    WOBURN — With more than a dozen police officers and the widow of Woburn Officer John Maguire looking on, three men were formally charged yesterday in connection with Maguire’s death, as prosecutors said the men were the “embodiment of the conspiracy’’ to rob a department store, which resulted in the fatal shooting. Prosecutors alleged that the men knew the lead person ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +4
  • -20

    Updated: Michigan State Trooper Killed Following Rollover Crash

    Updated: Michigan State Trooper Killed Following Rollover Crash
    Update: DETROIT, MI - A Michigan State Police trooper who spent part of his career patrolling in Detroit was killed early today in a single-car crash near Birch Run. Jeffrey Werda, 43, who left the Detroit post four years ago to work out of the Bridgeport post in the Saginaw area, was killed when his patrol car rolled just west of ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -20
  • -24

    Judge Denied Plea to Commit Man Who Fatally Shot Cop

    Judge Denied Plea to Commit Man Who Fatally Shot Cop
    Sigourney, Ia. - Relatives tried in March to have committed the man who this week shot and killed a Keokuk County sheriff's deputy, but a judge turned down the request. Jeffrey Alan Krier, 53, struggled for three decades with mental illness, his family said in a statement released Tuesday. "Jeff was a loving brother who struggled with mental illness for the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -24
  • -40

    Police K9 Fatally Stabbed In the Line of Duty

    Police K9 Fatally Stabbed In the Line of Duty
    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Clark County, Wash., Sheriff's dog was stabbed to death early Saturday as he tried to detain a suspect. The police K-9, named Kane, was working with sheriff's deputies to find two suspects who had fled from a stolen vehicle after trying to ram a police car. Police say the dog tried to detain one of the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -40
  • -80

    TN Officer Killed In Gun Battle With Colorado Fugitive

    TN Officer Killed In Gun Battle With Colorado Fugitive
    CHATTANOOGA, TN - One by one, slowly, people started to come forward Sunday. Some laid flowers beside the tape barrier outside the U.S. Money Shops store on Brainerd Road. They didn’t personally know 51-year-old Chattanooga Police Department Sgt. Tim Chapin, but they mourned his loss. “I’m just heartbroken,” said 62-year-old JoAnn Cook, choked with emotion, as she clutched a small vase ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -80
  • -19

    TX Deputy Dies From Injuries Sustained In Cow Attack

    TX Deputy Dies From Injuries Sustained In Cow Attack
    TYLER, Texas — An East Texas deputy has died of head injuries suffered when he was attacked by an injured cow while he directed traffic around the half-ton animal. Smith County Sheriff J.B. Smith says Deputy Robert Britton of Tyler died Monday at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, where he'd been since the incident early Thursday near Bullard, 95 miles ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -19
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