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  • -83

    Armed Officer Killed After 10-Hour Standoff With Police

    Armed Officer Killed After 10-Hour Standoff With Police
    Update: 3/29/11 PISCATAWAY — As a commander of the Piscataway police SWAT team, Sgt. David Powell knew when to move in to save hostages and designed drills to teach other officers how to as well. On Sunday, Powell, 46, was on the opposite side, barricading himself inside his house and declaring he had taken hostages. Around 5 p.m., police cordoned off ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -83
  • -63

    NY Trooper Hit and Killed While Issuing Ticket

    NY Trooper Hit and Killed While Issuing Ticket
    TONAWANDA, N.Y. — A trooper who was writing a speeding ticket on an interstate highway was struck and killed Saturday by a passing motorist, state police said. Trooper Kevin Dobson, 43, was pronounced dead at a hospital soon after the 7:30 a.m. accident on Interstate 290 in Tonawanda, near Buffalo, said Deputy State Police Superintendent Thomas Fazio. The 71-year-old driver of ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -63
  • -28

    Veteran Game Warden Killed in Plane Crash

    Veteran Game Warden Killed in Plane Crash
    CLEAR LAKE, Maine — A warden pilot with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife died Thursday night when his plane crashed on Clear Lake in a remote section of Piscataquis County, department officials said Friday. Daryl Gordon, 60, of Eagle Lake was a 25-year veteran of the Maine Warden Service. He and his plane were found after an intensive ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -28
  • -28

    Cop Killer's Surrender Caught on Camera After Standoff

    Cop Killer's Surrender Caught on Camera After Standoff
    ATHENS, Ga. -- Holding five hostages in an apartment surrounded by police, the suspect in the slaying of a Georgia police officer made an unusual request to negotiators - he wanted to surrender on live TV. Jamie Hood, 33, walked out of the apartment late Friday night shirtless and surrounded by five of the nine adults and children he had held ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -28
  • -19

    Double Whammy: Woman Uses Stolen Credit Cards on HitmanForHire.com

    Double Whammy: Woman Uses Stolen Credit Cards on HitmanForHire.com
    ALLENTOWN, NJ - A New Jersey woman who allegedly tried to hire a hit man and pay for his services using stolen credit cards was arrested Tuesday on multiple conspiracy and identity-theft charges. Marissa Mark, 28, was living in Allentown in 2006 when she contacted a website called hitmanforhire.com to kill her ex-boyfriend's new flame. After haggling over the contract, she ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -19
  • -9

    Suspected GA Cop Killer Had Victim Bound In Trunk

    Suspected GA Cop Killer Had Victim Bound In Trunk
    ATHENS, GA - The incident that led to the shooting death of an Athens police officer Tuesday started with a man locked in a car trunk, his hands and feet bound with plastic Zip Ties. The 31-year-old man would later escape and tell police that he'd been ambushed by Jamie Hood, 33. Hood had asked Judon Antron Brooks to come to ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -9
  • -34

    Officer Gunned Down Trying to Stop Carjacking Suspect

    Officer Gunned Down Trying to Stop Carjacking Suspect
    ATHENS, GA - Authorities continued searching Wednesday for the suspect they believe shot and killed an Athens police officer. Jamie Hood, 33, was charged with murder in the shooting death of Athens Senior Police Officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian. Christian, a father of two, was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon while trying to stop Hood, a suspect in an earlier carjacking, Athens-Clarke County ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -34
  • -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 almost 6 years ago | Rated -57
  • -45

    Officer Crashes, Dies During California Chase

    Officer Crashes, Dies During California Chase
    PALM SPRINGS, Calif.—Authorities say a police officer was killed when he lost control of his squad car and hit a palm tree as he chased a parolee driving a stolen car in California. Cathedral City police said in a statement Saturday that 29-year-old Officer Jermaine Gibson's vehicle caught fire and he was declared dead at the scene Friday night. Gibson was ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -45
  • -61

    Officer Killed In Gun Battle After Stopping Man on Bike

    Officer Killed In Gun Battle After Stopping Man on Bike
    SANDUSKY — The man accused in the Saturday morning shooting death of Sandusky Police Officer Andrew Dunn was charged with aggravated murder Sunday. Sunday night, hundreds of people gathered for a candlelight vigil to honor the slain policeman. Kevin Randleman, 50, of Sandusky was under guard Sunday at the University of Toledo Medical Center, formerly the Medical College of Ohio, said ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -61
  • -48

    Deputy Dies From Infection Caught While Saving Infant

    Deputy Dies From Infection Caught While Saving Infant
    ORANGE COUNTY, FL - A police officer who tried to save a newborn baby with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation has died after a five-year battle with an illness he caught from the infant. Sheriff's Deputy Sebastian Diana died suddenly of heart failure at his home in Orange County, Florida, after he developed complications from a bacterial infection he picked up during his heroic ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -48
  • -17

    PD Changes Training Policy After Tragic Recruit Fatality

    PD Changes Training Policy After Tragic Recruit Fatality
    NORFOLK, VA - Recruits eager to join the Police Department will no longer have to endure strikes to the head - or defend themselves in training when they are exhausted. The changes will help prevent recruit injuries and improve the department, Norfolk's acting chief of police and a panel of experts said Tuesday during a news conference. The new procedures follow ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -17
  • -54

    San Antonio Officer Killed In Wrong-Way Wreck

    San Antonio Officer Killed In Wrong-Way Wreck
    SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio police say an officer and a suspected drunken driver have been killed in a wrong-way accident on Interstate 35. Police say 27-year-old Officer Stephanie Brown was in her patrol car and responding to a call early Tuesday when the head-on collision happened. Brown died at a San Antonio hospital. The name of the man driving the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -54
  • +10

    CA Police Chief Clearing Up Officer-Involved Shooting

    CA Police Chief Clearing Up Officer-Involved Shooting
    LONG BEACH, CA - A 35-year-old man was struck 12 times by gunfire in the chest, arms and lower legs last December when police mistook a water hose nozzle he was holding for a gun, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said at a news conference Monday. McDonnell told reporters that he wanted to offer further details about the fatal shooting ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +10
  • -4

    Suspect Charged in Slaying of Retired NY Deputy

    SCIPIO, N.Y. — Authorities in central New York plan to hold a news conference to discuss details of the fatal shooting of a retired sheriff's deputy over the weekend. The Cayuga County Sheriff's office says 58-year-old Bernard Gallow was killed around 11:15 p.m. Saturday inside his home in Scipio (SIHP'-ee-oh), a rural Finger Lakes town 30 miles southwest of Syracuse. Officials ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -4
  • -72

    Two Deputies Dead in Salvage Yard Shooting Rampage

    Two Deputies Dead in Salvage Yard Shooting Rampage
    VANSANT, Va. — A small southwestern Virginia community is again dealing with a deadly shooting rampage that this time killed two deputies and wounded two more before the suspect who may have been trying to rob a salvage yard was fatally shot by police. Buchanan County deputies investigating at Roger's Service Center in Vansant on Sunday afternoon were met by gunfire ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -72
  • -43

    Officer Tragically Dies After Being Shoved Over Railing During Scuffle

    Officer Tragically Dies After Being Shoved Over Railing During Scuffle
    BROOKLYN - Slain Brooklyn cop Alain Schaberger's devastated fiancée said Sunday that her life could never be the same without him. "It's like I'm waking up in a nightmare," Shoshone Peguese, 45, said with tears streaming down her face outside the couple's home in Cortlandt Manor, Westchester County. Peguese recalled kissing Schaberger goodbye Saturday night - just hours before he fell ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -43
  • -42

    Details Released in Friendly Fire Incident that Took Officer's Life

    Details Released in Friendly Fire Incident that Took Officer's Life
    NASSAU COUNTY, NY - A Nassau County police officer was killed in a friendly-fire shooting outside a Massapequa Park house Saturday night, moments after two other department officers had shot and killed a resident of the home. Dead are Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf, 40, a 12-year veteran of the force and a member of the Bureau of Special Operations, and Anthony DiGeronimo, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -42
  • -27

    Nassau Officer Slain in Apparent Friendly Fire

    Nassau Officer Slain in Apparent Friendly Fire
    MASSAPEQUA PARK, NY - A Nassau County Police officer was shot and killed on Saturday night in Massapequa Park, New York, according to a hospital spokesman. Police are not revealing any information about the incident but initial reports claimed that the plain clothes officer was shot by another policeman by mistake. Special operations officers had been called to the Long Island ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -27
  • -14

    Cop Killer Was Wanted for Sex-Offender Reg Violation

    Cop Killer Was Wanted for Sex-Offender Reg Violation
    LIMON, CO — Authorities on Thursday identified the man responsible for the first officer killing in the history of the Limon Police Department as a 52-year-old Tennessee sex offender who had vowed not to be taken alive. Officer Jay Sheridan, 27, was shot and killed Wednesday evening as he tried to arrest Dennis Mark Hasty. Hasty, who later killed himself, had ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -14
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