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  • -54

    Officer Killed, Another Wounded After Possible Friendly Fire

    Officer Killed, Another Wounded After Possible Friendly Fire
    BALTIMORE (AP) — A fight at a Baltimore nightclub spilled onto the street early Sunday and led to an eruption of gunfire that killed a police officer and another man and left four people hurt, police said. One of those wounded also was a police officer, who was shot in the leg, said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Investigators were trying to ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -54
  • -16

    Suspect in Chief's Killing Kept In Single Cell In Jail

    Suspect in Chief's Killing Kept In Single Cell In Jail
    RAINIER, ORE - Daniel Armaugh Butts, the 21-year-old man accused of killing Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter, is in a solitary cell in Columbia County Jail. A spokesperson for the jail said he’s being kept away from other prisoners because of the severity of the charges. He faces an allegation of aggravated murder, which could carry the death penalty. Butts is ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -16
  • -82

    Woman Runs Down Officer During LODD Procession

    Woman Runs Down Officer During LODD Procession
    ARLINGTON — The woman accused of running into a Fort Worth motorcycle Tuesday when she became annoyed with the traffic from slain police officer Jillian Smith's funeral procession has been identified as Lorraine P. Levine, an Arlington police spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Levine, 67, originally was identified as Lorraine Rogson, but that was an alias, said Tiara Ellis Richard, Arlington police ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -82
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    TX Church Overflows With Mourners At Slain Officer's Funeral

    TX Church Overflows With Mourners At Slain Officer's Funeral
    ARLINGTON -- God has a plan, Ruby Odom told the mourners at Mount Olive Baptist Church on Tuesday morning. "God has his own timing," said Odom, the wife of former Arlington Mayor Elzie Odom. It may not be clear why 24-year-old church member Jillian Michelle Smith was taken away as she was, Odom said. "The things God has planned may not ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +11
  • -32

    TX Deputy Succumbs to Injuries Sustained In Wreck

    TX Deputy Succumbs to Injuries Sustained In Wreck
    FORT BEND, TX - A Fort Bend County sheriff's deputy who was critically injured during a traffic wreck while on a emergency call late last month died this morning at the hospital. Deputy John Norsworthy died about 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Hermann Hospital, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. Funeral arrangements have not been made. Initial reports indicate another ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -32
  • +32

    What You Can Do to Help Keep a Cop Killer Behind Bars

    What You Can Do to Help Keep a Cop Killer Behind Bars
    Michael Alston may have been known on the streets as Sugar Bear, but he’s a heartless, cold-blooded cop killer who should remain behind bars when the New York State Parole Board meets this week. And YOU can make that happen. Alston, now 54, worked as an enforcer for drug dealers. A two-time convicted killer, he was out of jail less than ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +32
  • -129

    'Hell Broke Loose' In Gunfight That Took Deputy's Life

    'Hell Broke Loose' In Gunfight That Took Deputy's Life
    ENON, Ohio -- A sheriff's deputy investigating a report of gunfire at a trailer park was shot dead Saturday, and the shooting suspect was killed after a gun battle with police, authorities said. A police officer was wounded. The slain deputy was married and was the mother of two children, Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly said. He didn't release the names ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -129
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    Teenager Charged In IL Officer's Death

    Teenager Charged In IL Officer's Death
    CHICAGO - An 18-year-old has been arrested and charged with the murder of Chicago Police Officer David A. Blake, a member of the SWAT team who was shot to death last month. “It was a classic case of robbery; the suspect wanted to steal Officer Blake’s extensive gun collection,” said a police source. Blake possessed a varied collection of registered and ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -7
  • -48

    Slain TX Rookie's Career Choice Made In Sixth Grade

    Slain TX Rookie's Career Choice Made In Sixth Grade
    ARLINGTON, TX - An ever-present smile, eternally optimistic, easygoing. Hardworking and humble. Jillian Michelle Smith, a police officer for less than a year, was remembered by fellow Arlington officers and friends as a rookie who never stopped showing her excitement over a dream accomplished. She wanted to be a police officer ever since the sixth grade. "The one thing that cannot ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -48
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    Vigil Held for Indiana Officer Slain in 1990

    MUNCIE, Ind. — Relatives and friends of a Muncie police officer fatally wounded by a prisoner in 1990 have marked the 20th anniversary of the shooting. Tuesday's midnight vigil for officer Gregg Winters was held at the site along a Muncie road where a handcuffed man Winters was driving him to the Delaware County Jail pulled out a hidden gun and ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +2
  • -76

    Officer, 2 Others Dead After Domestic Dispute

    Officer, 2 Others Dead After Domestic Dispute
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A suburban Dallas police officer and two others were found shot to death at an apartment complex Tuesday, shortly after the officer responded to an emergency call about a domestic disturbance. Dispatchers received a call about shots fired at the apartment complex in Arlington shortly after an officer arrived to respond to the domestic disturbance call, police spokeswoman ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -76
  • -36

    K9 Killed; Credited With Finding Suspect, Saving Officers

    K9 Killed; Credited With Finding Suspect, Saving Officers
    JACKSONVILLE - Jacksonville police fatally shot a robbery suspect Monday night in a gun battle on the Westside that also claimed the life of a police dog. It was unclear if the suspect shot Sarge or if the dog was caught in an exchange of gunfire. Chief John Hartley did not identify the man who was killed. He said the man ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -36
  • -44

    Crash Claims First UH Officer to Die on Duty

    Crash Claims First UH Officer to Die on Duty
    HOUSTON - A University of Houston police officer was killed early Friday when her cruiser struck a tree en route to a service call, authorities said. She was the first UH officer to die in the line of duty. Ann O'Donnell, 24, was responding to a possible assault or kidnapping at the Wendy's restaurant on Scott Street across from Robertson Stadium ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -44
  • +4

    Christmas Day: A Dangerous Day to Be an Officer

    Christmas Day: A Dangerous Day to Be an Officer
    In 1806, America was only 30 years old. A total of only four law enforcement officers had been killed during that 30 year period. The year was almost over and most people were celebrating Christmas - except for a group of New York City rioters that were wreaking havoc in Manhattan. On that fateful day, New York City Watchman Christian Luswanger, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +4
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    Sacrifice on the Border: 36 LOD Deaths in 10 Years

    Sacrifice on the Border: 36 LOD Deaths in 10 Years
    With the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry overnight on December 14th, national attention has been focused on the war that is occurring along our borders. Although Agent Terry's death has been the most high profile this year, sadly his is the fifth death of a Customs and Border Protection law enforcement officer this year. Protecting the American border is ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +4
  • -24

    Officer Passes Away Day After Responding to Campus Fight

    Officer Passes Away Day After Responding to Campus Fight
    Police Officer James Lister of the Arizona State University Police Department died after responding to a fight at the Tempe campus. Officer Lister suffered a heart attack after reporting to his shift the next day. PoliceLink will post updates as they become available.
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -24
  • -56

    Border Patrol Agent Killed in Southern Arizona

    Border Patrol Agent Killed in Southern Arizona
    ARIZONA - The U.S. Border Patrol has confirmed that one of its agents has been killed in Southern Arizona. Border Patrol spokesman Eric Cantu confirmed the agent's death but had very few details to release Wednesday morning. The agent has been identified as Brian Terry, according to KVOA.com. At least four suspects are in custody, while another one is still being ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -56
  • -23

    Elderly Driver 'Blacked Out' Before Crashing Into Deputy

    Elderly Driver 'Blacked Out' Before Crashing Into Deputy
    WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- An elderly driver says he blacked out shortly before his vehicle struck and killed a sheriff's sergeant on Sunday. Authorities say the sports utility vehicle driven by 79-year-old Leo John Saunders plowed through a 7-11 parking lot where Polk County Sheriff's Sgt. Wesley Whitmore was making a traffic stop. The SUV hit the patrol car, which then ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -23
  • -53

    Sheriff's Sgt. Dies After Cruiser Hit by Out Of Control SUV

    Sheriff's Sgt. Dies After Cruiser Hit by Out Of Control SUV
    WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Authorities say a central Florida sheriff's deputy has been struck and killed by a car that continued on a destructive path, hitting a businesswoman and her store. Authorities say Polk County Sgt. Wes Whitmore had just gotten out of his car at a 7-11 store Sunday in Winter Haven when a Cadillac Escalade rammed into his vehicle, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -53
  • -94

    27-Year-Old Deputy Shot, Killed During Traffic Stop

    27-Year-Old Deputy Shot, Killed During Traffic Stop
    ORANGE COUNTY, FL - An Orange County deputy sheriff making "an investigative traffic stop" was shot in the head and killed tonight on South Orange Blossom Trail, Sheriff Jerry Demings said. "We lost a 27-year-old deputy sheriff tonight, out patrolling the streets of Orange County," the sheriff said, flanked by his wife, Orlando police Chief Val Demings. Asked what he told ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -94
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