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    Young Sheriff's Deputy Killed In NY Standoff

    Young Sheriff's Deputy Killed In NY Standoff
    KNOXBORO, N.Y. -- A 24-year-old sheriff's deputy, whose wife is pregnant with their second child, was fatally shot during a gun battle at the end of a five-hour standoff at a house in central New York, authorities said Tuesday. Deputy Kurt Wyman died after being rushed to a Utica hospital following the shootout around 2 a.m. Tuesday inside a garage in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -40
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    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 over 7 years ago | Rated +4
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    City Hopes Police K9 Can Stay With Family of Fallen St. Petesburg Officer

    City Hopes Police K9 Can Stay With Family of Fallen St. Petesburg Officer
    ST. PETERSBURG — The four-legged partners of canine police officers are more than that. Police dogs train, work and live with their officers. The dog becomes a member of the officer's own family. So it was with Ace, the partner of slain St. Petersburg Officer Jeffrey A. Yaslowitz. The officer is survived by his wife, Lorraine, 40, and their children: Caleb, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +44
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    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 almost 8 years ago | Rated -32
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    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 7 years ago | Rated -48
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    50 Officers Gave Chase in Phoenix Officer Killing

    50 Officers Gave Chase in Phoenix Officer Killing
    GILBERT, Ariz. -- Two men suspected in the fatal shooting of a policeman led dozens of Arizona law officers on a 50-mile midnight chase, but couldn't shake pursuers despite firing bullets and spreading debris, officials said. The suspects tossed out wrenches, other tools and an air compressor tank during the chase around midnight Thursday, police said. A half-dozen police cruisers were ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +25
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    Veteran Sergeant Killed In Single Vehicle Crash

    Veteran Sergeant Killed In Single Vehicle Crash
    DELRAY BEACH, FL - A Delray Beach police officer was killed early Thursday when his patrol car hit a tree outside Boca Raton, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. The accident happened shortly after 6:15 a.m. near Southwest 18th Street and Boca Rio Road. The officer, who hasn't been identified, was driving eastbound on 18th Street when, for unknown ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -18
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    BIA Police Officer Killed in Rollover

    BIA Police Officer Killed in Rollover
    UINTAH COUNTY, Utah - Police Officer Joshua Yazzie was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a call. Officer Yazzie was driving near the Bottle Hollow Reservoir on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation, where he was responding to assist an ambulance crew who were treating an intoxicated person who was behaving violently. As he responded to the call, Officer ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -35
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    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 8 years ago | Rated -43
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    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 8 years ago | Rated -57
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    Body of Missing Deputy Found Four Days After Disappearance

    Body of Missing Deputy Found Four Days After Disappearance
    CONVERSE COUNTY, WY - The body of a Wyoming deputy who jumped in the North Platte River to assist a distressed girl was discovered Sunday. It was the fourth day of searching for 29-year-old Bryan P. Gross, of the Converse County sheriff's office, who was hailed as a hero for attempting to save a teenage girl who appeared to be struggling ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -70
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    Officer Dies from Injuries Sustained in Car Crash

    Officer Dies from Injuries Sustained in Car Crash
    Officer Alfred Celestain succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier in an automobile accident as he and his partner responded to a call. Their patrol car collided with another vehicle at the intersection of St. Charles Avenue and St. Joseph Street. Both officers were transported to a local hospital where Officer Celestain slipped into a coma. He passed away from his ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -40
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    Man Who Shot Deputy Left Suicide Note

    Man Who Shot Deputy Left Suicide Note
    BERKS COUNTY, PA - The Berks County man suspected of shooting and killing a deputy sheriff Wednesday night left a suicide note in his yard two days before heading into surrounding woods and getting into a fatal shootout with officers, court records say. State police in Hamburg identified the deputy sheriff as 28-year-old Kyle D. Pagerly and the suspect as Matthew ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -36
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    Bar Fight Results in Officer's Death; Man Faces Potential Murder Charges

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Oklahoma police officer who was punched in the nose during a bar fight died after he hit the floor, and an Arkansas man likely faces a first-degree murder charge. Police say 25-year-old Elzie Cain of Ardmore, Okla., got into a fight with 26-year-old Aaron Threlkeld of Sheridan at about 4 a.m. Sunday at the Electric ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -6
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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 8 years ago | Rated -25
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    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 over 7 years ago | Rated -83
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    Former Los Angeles Police Chief Laid to Rest

    Former Los Angeles Police Chief Laid to Rest
    LOS ANGELES — A funeral service will be held Tuesday for former Los Angeles police Chief Daryl Gates. Gates served as chief from 1978 to 1992 and died of cancer earlier this month at his Dana Point home. The private service will be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels beginning at 9 a.m., followed by a public honors ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    NCDMV Inspector Collapses, Dies Following Academy Training

    RALEIGH — Timothy Charles Barnes, 38, of Rocky Mount, died Wednesday, July 28, after collapsing on Tuesday following physical training for the NCDMV License and Theft Bureau’s inspector program. Barnes died at Mission Hospital in Asheville, where he was hospitalized following his collapse. The Bureau is reviewing the training requirements and regimen to determine if training activities were a factor in ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -24
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    Update: CA Officer Shot, Killed During Foot Pursuit

    Update: CA Officer Shot, Killed During Foot Pursuit
    Update: RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- California authorities are looking for a big-rig truck driver accused of killing a Riverside police officer during a gunfight. Roadblocks went up Monday as a dragnet continues. The Riverside Press-Enterprise says some semis have had to park and can't make deliveries. Police Chief Sergio Diaz tells the paper that Officer Ryan Bonaminio stopped a truck for a ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -64
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    Tampa Expands Search for Suspect in Cop Slayings

    Tampa Expands Search for Suspect in Cop Slayings
    TAMPA, Fla. — A manhunt for the convicted felon accused of killing two Tampa police officers — and wanted for questioning in three other homicides — spread to north Florida on Thursday. Jacksonville sheriff's officers received a tip that Dontae Rashawn Morris, 24, was in a neighborhood in that city, some 200 miles from where he is accused of gunning down ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -12
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