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  • -6

    Officer's Fatal One-Vehicle Crash Still Under Investigation

    TEANECK, NJ - Investigators have yet to determine what caused a single-car crash that killed a police officer in northern New Jersey. Officer John Abraham's patrol car slammed into a utility pole across the street from Teaneck police headquarters early in the morning on Oct. 25. The 37-year-old was working a double shift. Investigators have ruled out mechanical failure. Police said ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -6
  • -31

    Trooper, Father of Six, Killed In Cruiser Crash

    Trooper, Father of Six, Killed In Cruiser Crash
    LAUREL, MD - An on-duty Maryland State Trooper who might have been pursuing a speeding motorcycle was killed early Saturday in a crash on Interstate 95 in Howard County, according to police, who said the cruiser slammed into the back of a tractor trailer. Police identified the trooper as Shaft S. Hunter, 39, an 11-year veteran and the father of six. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -31
  • +24

    Daughter to Follow In Slain Officer's Footsteps

    Daughter to Follow In Slain Officer's Footsteps
    CHICAGO - Nine months after her father was gunned down in his police uniform outside his home July 18, an emotional Jada Bailey and her mother carefully retired his badge to the Superintendent’s Honored Police Star case at Chicago Police headquarters Tuesday morning. If the young woman gets her way, Michael Bailey’s star number 13970 will soon be replaced on Chicago’s ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +24
  • +4

    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 almost 7 years ago | Rated +4
  • -8

    Cold Case Remains in Va. State Trooper Murder

    MANASSAS, Va. - Virginia State Police are not giving up on solving the fatal stabbing of one of their own. Police are hoping a tipster comes forward to finally close this murder case from 1984. It was a Sunday morning, 26 years ago in Manassas, when a killer paid a visit to a townhouse and delivered death to a 31-year-old Virginia ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -8
  • -42

    Officer Drowns Trying to Save Canines in Distress

    Officer Drowns Trying to Save Canines in Distress
    Deputy Eddie Wotipka drowned after entering a canal in an attempt to rescue a dog that had fallen into the water. At approximately 11:15 pm, as Deputy Wotipka arrived home at the end of his shift, several several neighbors notified him that a group of dogs were possibly in distress near the canal. When he arrived at the canal his own ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -42
  • -18

    Arlington Officer Killed in Crash Loved Motorcycle Duty

    Arlington Officer Killed in Crash Loved Motorcycle Duty
    Three months ago, Craig Story achieved his longtime dream of becoming a motorcycle officer. That dream ended Wednesday morning when the 34-year-old Arlington police officer died in a fiery collision with a school bus on one of the city's busiest roadways. Story, a seven-year veteran of the force and proud father of a 2-year-old son, died at the scene. "This is ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -18
  • -43

    Accidental Discharge Kills Officer During Training

    Accidental Discharge Kills Officer During Training
    ST. JOSEPH, MO - A St. Joseph policeman was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon while on a break from a training session, the Police Department said. Officer Dan De Kraai, 35, was hit in the back after another officer’s handgun discharged about 2 p.m. at a closed school that was the site of the training session, according to a written statement from ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -43
  • -6

    As Trial Beings, Accused Cop Killer Confesses

    As Trial Beings, Accused Cop Killer Confesses
    PHILADELPHIA - With a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury sworn, seated, and ready for trial, accused police killer Rasheed Scrugs decided to confirm the obvious: On Feb. 13, 2009, he told people around him that he would kill a police officer and then did - shooting 25-year-old Officer John Pawlowski. So Thursday's start of trial for the paroled West Philadelphia robber ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -6
  • -36

    Cause of Deputy's Death Could Take Weeks to Find

    Cause of Deputy's Death Could Take Weeks to Find
    PIERCE COUNTY, WA - It could take at least six weeks to determine whether the death Thursday of a Pierce County sheriff's deputy was related to an injury he suffered last year in the line of duty. Shandon Wright, 29, was at home recovering from surgery to repair a shoulder injury when he died, said Sgt. Ed Troyer, a spokesman for ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -36
  • -26

    Officer Killed When Teen Intentionally Strikes Him With SUV

    Officer Killed When Teen Intentionally Strikes Him With SUV
    BEAUMONT, TX — A Texas man has been charged with capital murder after intentionally driving his fleeing sport utility vehicle into the patrol car of an officer, who was struck and killed, police said. Bond was set at $250,000 Saturday for John Wesley Nero, 30, of Beaumont in Southeast Texas, KFDM-TV reported. He remained in a hospital in serious condition for ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -26
  • -63

    Toronto Officer Killed After Stolen Snow Plow Pursuit

    Toronto Officer Killed After Stolen Snow Plow Pursuit
    TORONTO - A Toronto Police officer, struck by a stolen snow plow Wednesday morning, has died of his injuries, a source has told the Toronto Sun. Sgt. Ryan Russell, 35, was pronounced dead at St. Michael's Hospital hours after being hit by the plow. Russell, an 11-year veteran of the force, leaves behind a wife and young son, Chief Bill Blair ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -63
  • +9

    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
  • +13

    Cop-Killer Found Guilty of Capital Murder; Gets Life Behind Bars

    Cop-Killer Found Guilty of Capital Murder; Gets Life Behind Bars
    MOBILE, Alabama - Tuesday 1:42 p.m. Joey Hollingsworth's family left the court in tears and would not talk on camera. But Brandon Sigler's mom did talk to news 5. She's praying for the family of the man convicted of killing her son. "His family is hurting just as we've hurt," said Nina Gordon. "My heart goes out to them as well. ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +13
  • -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 7 years ago | Rated -17
  • -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 over 6 years ago | Rated -20
  • -33

    Officer Killed in Hit-and-Run

    Officer Killed in Hit-and-Run
    LEXINGTON, KY - A Lexington police officer died after being struck Thursday night by a hit-and-run driver. Officer Bryan J. Durman, 27, was responding to noise ordinance violation call about 10 p.m. at the corner of Limestone and Alabama Street. While investigating a vehicle that had reportedly been playing music too loudly, Durman was hit by a sport-utility vehicle driven by ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -33
  • -37

    39-year Veteran Officer Killed by Drunk Driver

    [photo:559101] It is with great sadness and regret that the Shelton Police Department announces the death of Police Sergeant Orville Smith due to complications from internal injuries that Smith sustained late Saturday night while on duty. Smith and his police cruiser were struck by a Nissan Frontier pickup truck on Route 110 at the intersection of Indian Well Road in Shelton ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -37
  • +53

    SWAT Team Captures Georgia Cop Killer

    SWAT Team Captures Georgia Cop Killer
    The man who shot and killed Chattahoochee Hills Police Lieutenant Mike Vogt surrender today after a SWAT team surrounded his home. Robert Cook, 44, will now face murder charges after he shot Vogt with a high-powered rifle during a traffic stop. Cook was drinking in the middle of the road when Vogt arrived in his cruiser. After Cook was asked for ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +53
  • -30

    Tenn. Captain Shot During Robbery Dies

    Tenn. Captain Shot During Robbery Dies
    Captain Dennis Cagle succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained three days earlier when he responded to the scene of a robbery in progress at a local grocery store. Captain Cagle was the first officer on the scene and was shot once in the abdomen upon entering the store. Despite being wounded, Captain Cagle returned fire, along with a responding Chester County ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -30
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