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    Chief of Police Killed in One-Vehicle Highway Crash

    Chief of Police Killed in One-Vehicle Highway Crash
    HAWK POINT, MO - Chief Paul Fricke was killed in an automobile accident on Highway 47, near Highway U, at approximately 10:30 am. It is believed that Chief Fricke's patrol car went off the right side of the roadway, and that he over-corrected, causing his patrol car to cross the highway and strike a utility pole on the left side of ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -25
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    Chicago Officer Shot, Killed With Own Weapon

    Chicago Officer Shot, Killed With Own Weapon
    CHICAGO - A veteran Chicago police officer assigned to a special unit to tamp down youth violence was shot to death Wednesday afternoon as he left an Englewood police building in a dangerous stretch of that South Side neighborhood. Authorities said an assailant took Officer Thor Soderberg's gun and fatally shot him. Those who knew the 43-year-old officer, normally an instructor ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -95
  • -32

    Update: PA Conservation Officer Slain During Traffic Stop

    Update: PA Conservation Officer Slain During Traffic Stop
    Official Press Release from the Pennsylvania Game Commission: HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) David L. Grove was shot and killed in the line of duty while on patrol around 10:30 p.m., on Nov. 11, along Shrivers Road in Freedom Township, Adams County. Grove, age 31, of Fairfield, Adams County, was investigating reports ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -32
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    Manhunt On For Man Who Ambushed, Killed Pa. Trooper

    Manhunt On For Man Who Ambushed, Killed Pa. Trooper
    CRANBERRY, Pa. — A state trooper responding to a domestic call at a rural home Wednesday was fatally shot as he got out of his cruiser, and a search was on for the gunman. Trooper Paul G. Richey, a 16-year veteran assigned to the Franklin barracks, and another trooper arrived at the home at about 11:30 a.m. when a shot was ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -7
  • -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
  • -59

    Federal Forestry Officer Killed by Hunter

    Federal Forestry Officer Killed by Hunter
    Officer Chris Upton was shot and killed by a hunter who mistook him for game at the Ocmulgee Bluff Equestrian Recreation Area in Jasper County, Georgia. Officer Upton was on patrol at 11:00 pm when he was struck by a shot fired by the hunter. The shooter was in a two-person hunting party hunting coyotes with a high-powered rifle equipped with ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -59
  • -78

    Updated: La. Sergeant Slain in Unprovoked Attack

    Updated: La. Sergeant Slain in Unprovoked Attack
    SHREVEPORT, LA - Flags are at half staff today to memorialize a fallen Shreveport Police Department officer. Sgt. Tim Prunty, 44, was shot and killed early Sunday morning when a man drove up to the officer and opened fire. "The city of Shreveport lost a hero," said Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw. "A hero to the community, to law enforcement and ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -78
  • -33

    Officer Dies from Injuries Received While Struggling With Inmate

    Officer Dies from Injuries Received While Struggling With Inmate
    Corrections Officer Kellie Pena passed away as the result of complications from an injury he received while struggling with an inmate. On August 19, 2010, Officer Pena and three other officers attempted to restrain an inmate at the Neal Unit in Amarillo, Texas. During the confrontation the inmate was able to push Officer Pena to the ground. Two days later Officer ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -33
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    Deputy Killed In Head-On Collision

    Deputy Killed In Head-On Collision
    FRANKLIN, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a sheriff's deputy was killed when his patrol car and a pickup truck collided in a head-on crash. Officials say 59-year-old Heard County Deputy Willie Amos Cammon of Franklin was killed on Georgia Highway 100 near Yates Road. A Georgia State Patrol official says the driver of the pickup - 41-year-old Charles Grady Green of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -45
  • -27

    Officer Dies When Squad Cars Collide

    Officer Dies When Squad Cars Collide
    Alhambra, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say one police officer was killed and another was injured after their cruisers collided at a Southern California intersection. Police Lt. Edith Lopez says the crash happened early Sunday as both Alhambra officers were responding to a possible robbery at a downtown business in their city nine miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. Lopez says paramedics ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -27
  • -37

    Officer Sacrificed Self to Save Daughter's Life

    Officer Sacrificed Self to Save Daughter's Life
    BIRMINGHAM, MI - A police officer sacrificed his life to save his young daughter when a tornado ripped through their campsite in Mississippi, part of the terrifying band of storms devastating the South. As violent winds tore through their tent, Louisiana police Lieutenant Wade Sharp, 40, flung himself on top of the sleeping nine-year-old to shield her. Moments later a huge ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -37
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    Three Officially Charged In Woburn Officer's Death

    WOBURN — With more than a dozen police officers and the widow of Woburn Officer John Maguire looking on, three men were formally charged yesterday in connection with Maguire’s death, as prosecutors said the men were the “embodiment of the conspiracy’’ to rob a department store, which resulted in the fatal shooting. Prosecutors alleged that the men knew the lead person ...
    Published over 6 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 over 6 years ago | Rated -22
  • -42

    Foot Chase Leads to NY Officer's Death

    Foot Chase Leads to NY Officer's Death
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A police officer who arrested a mall shoplifting suspect after a foot chase in suburban New York has collapsed and died. Authorities say Michael Perry was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour after arresting the suspect in downtown White Plains on Saturday afternoon. Perry was 43. The cause of death was unknown. White Plains Public ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -42
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    Ariz. Officer Killed by Patrol Car in Chase

    Ariz. Officer Killed by Patrol Car in Chase
    PHOENIX - An Arizona law officer has died after being struck by another officer's patrol car while laying down spike strips during a high-speed chase. The Department of Public Safety says 28-year-old Chris Marano died Thursday night. Lt. Steve Harrison says the chase reached speeds of 100 mph, starting after a vehicle was spotted with a stolen license plate. As ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -101
  • -47

    Corrections Officer, Double Homicide Suspect Die in Gun Battle

    Corrections Officer, Double Homicide Suspect Die in Gun Battle
    GRITNEY, Fla. (AP) — A corrections officer and an ex-convict wanted for killing his parents died in a gun battle Wednesday, state officials said. The shootout happened after a homeowner confronted Wade Andrew Williams in the woods. Authorities had been searching for the 35-year-old since his parents were found dead in their home in the Florida Panhandle last week. Williams tried ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -47
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    Memorial Set for Slain Rainier Police Chief

    [photo:588143] PORTLAND, Ore. — Memorial services for Rainier police Chief Ralph Painter are scheduled Friday afternoon at the University of Portland Chiles Center. Painter was shot and killed last week in the small Columbia River town north of Portland after he responded to a report of an attempted car theft. A memorial procession is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. at the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
  • -63

    Deputy Killed After Falling from Bridge

    Deputy Killed After Falling from Bridge
    SEVIER COUNTY, UT - A Sevier County sheriff's deputy was killed when an out-of-control SUV slid into an accident scene he was investigating on central Utah's Interstate 70 late Thursday. Sgt. Franco Aguilar had arrived at the scene of an earlier accident on the Fish Creek Bridge where a Toyota Camry slid on the snowy highway and crashed into a concrete ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -63
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    Veteran Cop Passes Away After Being Hit by Wrong-Way Driver

    Veteran Cop Passes Away After Being Hit by Wrong-Way Driver
    DETROIT - A veteran of the Detroit Police Department who was hit by a car while on foot patrol in Greektown last Sunday has died. Police were notified around midnight this morning that Charles Armour had died, Detroit Police spokeswoman Sgt Eren Stephens said. Armour worked for the department for more than 16 years, she said. A news conference is scheduled ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -16
  • -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 over 6 years ago | Rated -48
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