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    Afghan Road Bomb Kills Police Sergeant On Third Tour

    Afghan Road Bomb Kills Police Sergeant On Third Tour
    An Army National Guard sergeant who grew up in Tucson was killed Thursday when insurgents attacked his unit with a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Sgt. 1st Class Jim Thode, 45, was deployed in July with a unit based out of Blanding, Utah. He was assigned to the 118th Engineer Sapper Company, 1457th Engineer Battalion. His unit's mission was to provide route-clearance ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -25
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    Seven Year Veteran Shot, Killed By Gunman

    Seven Year Veteran Shot, Killed By Gunman
    RIPLEY, Miss. (AP) A Tippah County sheriff's deputy has been shot and killed and a suspect is in custody. Sheriff's investigator Jason Willis says Deputy Dewayne Crenshaw was fatally wounded just after 4 a.m. Friday after responding to a disturbance call. Willis identified the suspect as 26-year-old Franklin Fitzpatrick. Jon Kalahar, spokesman of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, says Mississippi ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -25
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    Man Held In Death of Gloucester Township Police Dog

    Man Held In Death of Gloucester Township Police Dog
    GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - A 20-year-old Washington Township man was charged Wednesday in the death of a police dog that was struck by a car on Route 42 Tuesday night. Skyler Robinson was arrested 31/2 hours into a manhunt involving close to 100 officers from the region who searched neighborhoods late into the night as a police helicopter swept through the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +13
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    Montana Trooper Fatally Shot; Suspect Found Dead In Vehicle

    Montana Trooper Fatally Shot; Suspect Found Dead In Vehicle
    HELENA, Mont. -- Police are trying to piece together what led a dog trainer to shoot and kill a state trooper along a roadside in southwestern Montana, prompting a manhunt that ended with the suspect found dead in his truck. That's only the first of several unanswered questions surrounding the killing of Montana Highway Patrol officer David DeLaittre, 23, who was ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -45
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    Robbery Suspect Kills Pursuing Police K9

    Robbery Suspect Kills Pursuing Police K9
    GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Authorities in New Jersey say a robbery suspect killed a police dog by throwing it into traffic. Gloucester Township police say the 3 1/2-year-old German shepherd named Schultz was trying to apprehend the man around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the man grabbed the animal and tossed him onto the busy roadway, where it was struck. The ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -82
  • -49

    Hospital Officer Suffers Heart Attack After Beating by Teens

    Hospital Officer Suffers Heart Attack After Beating by Teens
    CHICAGO - A Stroger Hospital police officer with 19 years on the job died on Tuesday -- and his family says he died of a heart attack after being harassed by local teens on a South Side bus. Dwayne Parks, 45, the father of 11, apparently fended off some punches from his harassers but dropped dead of a heart attack just ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -49
  • +29

    Fallen Sheriff's Deputy Remembered by Thousands

    GREELEY, CO — Samuel Kent Brownlee fastidiously picked the peas out of his chicken potpie, harassed but protected his little brother, and had blushed and stammered when asked about his soon-to-be-wife, Heather. But what nearly 3,500 people heard most about the 43-year-old Brownlee at his memorial service Monday was that he wanted desperately to be a cop. "Sam was all about ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +29
  • -5

    Man Charged In Crash That Killed NJ Officer

    [photo:581738] TOMS RIVER — Bail remains at $250,000 for the New Jersey man charged with vehicular homicide in the death of an off-duty police officer on the Garden State Parkway. The Asbury Park Press reported Erick Uzcategui hung his head and told a judge he understood his rights during his first court appearance in Ocean County on Monday. Authorities say the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    Teen Parolee Charged In Former CHA Officer's Death

    Teen Parolee Charged In Former CHA Officer's Death
    CHICAGO - Determined to avoid arrest on a burglary charge, a teenage parolee shot and killed the victim of the break-in and the Chicago police evidence technician investigating the crime, police charged Monday. "It's unfathomable. It's just unbelievable," said Calumet Area Cmdr. Keith Calloway. "It's just so egregious you can't put words to it." Police said Timothy Herring, 19, on parole ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -21
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    Reward Increased in Officer's Slaying

    CHICAGO - The reward offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the slayings of Chicago police officer and a former Chicago Housing Authority officer last week was increased Sunday to $20,000, police said. Meanwhile, investigators on Sunday continued to hold a parolee described as a "person of interest" for questioning in the Friday afternoon shooting on the Southeast ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -4
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    Sheriff DiPaola's Suicide Note Impounded

    Sheriff DiPaola's Suicide Note Impounded
    MIDDLESEX - Middlesex Sheriff James V. DiPaola told his wife Friday he was going to his office in Medford to clean his desk and then — bringing only a .40-caliber Glock semiautomatic and a laptop computer — drove 80 miles north, checked into a seacoast resort in Wells, Maine, dead-bolted the door and within the span of an hour shot himself ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -22
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    Squad Partner Remembers Four Slain Brothers

    Squad Partner Remembers Four Slain Brothers
    LAKEWOOD, Wash. — The four stars tattooed on Dave Crommes' left forearm are in memory of his slain colleagues. A photo of officer Ronald Owens is taped to the center console of Crommes' Lakewood police car. It reminds him of the partner and close friend he lost a year ago. "It's been a struggle, obviously," said Crommes, 39 and a sergeant ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +9
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    TX Officer Killed By Car While Helping Stranded Motorist

    TX Officer Killed By Car While Helping Stranded Motorist
    EUFAULA, OKLAHOMA AND NOLANVILLE, CENTRAL TEXAS -- An off-duty Central Texas police officer was killed in a traffic accident in Oklahoma Tuesday evening. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Nolanville reserve officer Patrick Sirois, 50, of Copperas Cove, died in the accident about one mile north of Eufaula, about 80 miles southeast of Tulsa. State Troopers say Sirois was northbound on Highway ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -21
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    On-Duty Cop, Ex-Suburban Cop Fatally Gunned Down

    On-Duty Cop, Ex-Suburban Cop Fatally Gunned Down
    CHICAGO - The two men shared much in common. They both loved cars. One, Michael Flisk, 46, was a highly decorated Chicago Police officer. The other, Stephen Peters, 44, was a retired Chicago Housing Authority officer and former suburban cop. The burglary of Peters’ prized red Ford Mustang Cobra brought them together Friday at the garage on the Southeast Side where ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -30
  • -19

    Police: Deputy Was Killed With Own Gun

    Police: Deputy Was Killed With Own Gun
    EVANS - Two guns went off in the shootout Tuesday in Evans, but neither belonged to the suspect, according to police. Greeley Police say Reuben Reyes, 20, managed to grab the gun of Weld County Deputy Sam Brownlee, 43, during a scuffle. They say Reyes then shot Brownlee three times. Police say an Evans Police officer then shot Reyes. Both men ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -19
  • -33

    Officer Killed in Drunk Driver Collision

    Officer Killed in Drunk Driver Collision
    TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- Authorities say a New Jersey police officer headed home after work was killed when a drunken driver crashed into his vehicle on the Garden State Parkway. Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford says a car driven by 32-year-old Officer Jason Marles was rear-ended by a BMW early Thursday. Marles' car spun, hit a guardrail and overturned before ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -33
  • -57

    Deputy, Suspected Car Thief Killed In Shootout

    Deputy, Suspected Car Thief Killed In Shootout
    EVANS, CO - The investigation into Tuesday's high-speed police chase and fatal shootout will be exhaustive in the wake of the first death in the line of duty for a Weld County sheriff's deputy in 70 years, authorities said. Deputy Sam Brownlee, 43, was killed, as was suspected car thief Ruben Reyes, 20, of Fort Morgan. The deadly confrontation between Reyes ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -57
  • -34

    Slain Officer Earned 84 Awards During 15-Year Career

    Slain Officer Earned 84 Awards During 15-Year Career
    CHICAGO - The Chicago Police Department identified the off-duty officer shot to death Monday night on the Southwest Side as David A. Blake, a member of the SWAT team. Blake's gun and wallet were found in his personal SUV after he was killed inside the vehicle just after 6:30 p.m. Monday in the 2900 block of West Seipp, a dead-end street, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -34
  • -26

    Off-Duty Officer Fatally Shot; Hunt Is On for Shooter

    Off-Duty Officer Fatally Shot; Hunt Is On for Shooter
    CHICAGO — Police in Chicago are asking for the public's help to find the person who shot an off-duty police officer to death. Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis (WEES) says the slain officer was a 15-year veteran of the police force who was currently assigned to the SWAT team. The officer was found shot to death inside his SUV on the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -26
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    Corrections Officer Suffers Fatal Heart Attack During Training Session

    Corrections Officer Suffers Fatal Heart Attack During Training Session
    AUGUSTA, ME - Senior Corrections Officer John Paskewicz suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a training exercise on defending against attacks with edged weapons. He had just completed one of the scenarios and was speaking to his son, who also serves as a corrections officer, and other officers when he suddenly collapsed. The officers immediately began CPR until paramedics ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -14
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