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    Officer Shot, Killed In Confrontation With Pedestrian

    Officer Shot, Killed In Confrontation With Pedestrian
    LAKEWOOD, N.J. -- A man was being questioned by a police officer who had driven up to him on a residential street Friday afternoon when he pulled a handgun from his clothing and fired three bullets into the officer in what the county prosecutor called "a heinous, execution-style killing." A massive manhunt was under way in this community near the Jersey ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -85
  • -63

    Sergeant Gunned Down In Ex-Con Ambush

    Sergeant Gunned Down In Ex-Con Ambush
    MAPLEWOOD, MN - The St. Paul police officer stood alone on a shady street near Lake Phalen on Saturday morning, one of hundreds on high alert during a tense hunt for two ex-cons who three hours before had gunned down a Maplewood officer in cold blood. When a young man emerged from the woods behind him carrying a metal toolbox, the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -63
  • -44

    Officer Killed In Funeral Procession Collision

    Officer Killed In Funeral Procession Collision
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a Tuscaloosa police officer was killed as he escorted a funeral procession. Police Chief Steve Anderson says a driver in the Saturday afternoon procession made a U-turn and hit 42-year-old Officer Trevor Scott Phillips on his motorcycle. Anderson said the impact threw Phillips off the motorcycle. Phillips had been with the department more than a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -44
  • -86

    Chief Deputy Shot, Killed In Own Home By Suicidal Felon

    Chief Deputy Shot, Killed In Own Home By Suicidal Felon
    GREENE COUNTY, GA - A convicted felon shot and killed the Greene County chief deputy Sunday morning before turning the gun on himself, Sheriff Chris Houston said. Kevin Roberts, 48, answered the door of his Siloam home around 8:30 and was shot, Houston said. The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Sherman Ash Branch, then shot himself in the murder-suicide, Houston said. Investigators ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -86
  • +50

    Police Solve Officer's Killing From 1983

    Police Solve Officer's Killing From 1983
    FARMERS BRANCH, TX - Farmers Branch police officer Lowell Clayton "L.C." Tribble was on his way back to work about 1 a.m. in August 1983, after dropping off flu medicine at home for his ailing 2-year-old son. Within moments, someone gunned down the 38-year-old officer inside his patrol car, and police struggled to capture his killer for nearly three decades. Friday, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +50
  • -61

    Officer Killed In Gun Battle After Stopping Man on Bike

    Officer Killed In Gun Battle After Stopping Man on Bike
    SANDUSKY — The man accused in the Saturday morning shooting death of Sandusky Police Officer Andrew Dunn was charged with aggravated murder Sunday. Sunday night, hundreds of people gathered for a candlelight vigil to honor the slain policeman. Kevin Randleman, 50, of Sandusky was under guard Sunday at the University of Toledo Medical Center, formerly the Medical College of Ohio, said ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -61
  • +22

    Jurors Recommend Death Sentence For Calif. Cop Killer

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Jurors have recommended the death penalty for a 26-year-old man convicted of killing a police officer in California. [widget:news__officer_down] The same jurors who convicted Alberto Alvarez of murder with special circumstances in November determined Tuesday that he should be sentenced to death. Alvarez was found guilty of fatally shooting 38-year-old Officer Richard May in 2006 in East ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +22
  • -17

    Pennsylvania Shooter Found Dead in Home

    Pennsylvania Shooter Found Dead in Home
    Pennsylvania state police believe a man fatally ambushed a state trooper responding to a domestic dispute, and also killed his wife before turning the gun on himself, investigators said Wednesday. Lt. Col. Lenny Bandy said a man police couldn't see yelled from a window as two troopers responded to a dispute at the home of Michael J. Smith, 44, shortly after ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -17
  • -20

    Updated: NJ Officer Killed In One-Vehicle Crash

    Updated: NJ Officer Killed In One-Vehicle Crash
    Updated: TEANECK, N.J. - Police Officer John Abraham was killed in an automobile accident on Teaneck Road at approximately 2:00 am. Officer Abraham was on patrol on Teaneck Road between Holland Terrace and Bennett Street when his patrol car collided with a utility pole, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. He was transported to Holy Name Hospital where he succumbed to ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -20
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    Supreme Court Upholds Conviction In Trooper's Death

    Supreme Court Upholds Conviction In Trooper's Death
    VIRGINIA - The Supreme Court of Virginia upheld a Caroline County woman's conviction in the shooting death of her state police officer husband Thursday, dismissing her argument that it should be overturned because the prosecutor made prejudicial statements. Donna Blanton, 45, is serving a life term for the 2003 slaying of Virginia State Police 1st Sgt. Taylor Blanton, her husband of ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +17
  • -4

    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 over 6 years ago | Rated -4
  • -130

    Single Juror Spares Cop Killer's Life

    Single Juror Spares Cop Killer's Life
    CLAYTON - Todd Shepard went looking to murder a police officer on Halloween night 2008, found Sgt. Michael King sitting in his squad car off the Delmar Loop — and, to this day, doesn't regret shooting him in the head. King's family believes that Missouri has a death penalty for people like that. But a St. Louis County Circuit Court jury ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -130
  • -58

    Officer, Dallas Police Chief's Son Killed In Shootout

    Officer, Dallas Police Chief's Son Killed In Shootout
    UPDATED: June 21, 2010 at 10:48am EST LANCASTER – A police officer and two other men, including Dallas Police Chief David Brown's adult son, were fatally shot Sunday night at an apartment complex. The slain police officer was identified this morning as Craig Shaw, a five-year veteran of the force and a member of its regional tactical team. "This community has ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -58
  • -34

    Officer, Suspect Killed In Indiana Shootout

    Officer, Suspect Killed In Indiana Shootout
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind.— A man being served an arrest warrant opened fire on officers Monday, fatally wounding a Terre Haute police officer before being shot dead himself. Officer Brent Long died a few hours after the shooting after being airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital, Assistant Police Chief Shawn Keen said at a news conference Monday night. Long, a six-year police veteran, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -34
  • +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
  • -34

    Corporal Dies From Gunshot Wounds

    Corporal Dies From Gunshot Wounds
    Sheriff Royce Toney and the Deputies of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office are saddened to announce the passing of Cpl. J.R. Searcy. Cpl. Searcy age 33 served 8 years with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. Cpl. Searcy was shot March 4, 2010 while backing up a partner Deputy on an aggravated assault complaint. The partner Deputy returned fire, killing the suspect ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -34
  • -18

    DOJ Senior Officer Suffers Fatal Heart Attack During Training

    DOJ Senior Officer Suffers Fatal Heart Attack During Training
    Senior Officer Christopher Cooper suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a training exercise at USP Leavenworth. Officer Cooper was running an obstacle course with other members of the Special Operations Response Team when he collapsed. Other officers immediately began CPR but were unable to resuscitate him. Officer Cooper is survived by his wife and two sons. PoliceLink will update ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -18
  • -28

    Head-On Collision Kills Deputy Sheriff

    Head-On Collision Kills Deputy Sheriff
    ASHLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an on-duty sheriff's deputy and a 77-year-old man have been killed in a collision on an upstate New York road near the Pennsylvania border. The Chemung County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Jeffrey Alexander was traveling on Route 427 in the town of Ashland when he collided head-on with another vehicle around 11 a.m. Sunday. The ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -28
  • -73

    Slain Off-Duty Officer Was Set to Retire

    Slain Off-Duty Officer Was Set to Retire
    Police Officer Michael Bailey was less than a month away from retirement when he ended an overnight shift guarding the mayor's home early Sunday morning. The 62-year-old had recently developed a routine: He'd park outside his South Side home, lock his bulletproof vest in the trunk and wipe down the shiny black Buick Regal he'd bought just three weeks ago to ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -73
  • -63

    Final Moments of VA Police Recruit's Life Unfold

    Final Moments of VA Police Recruit's Life Unfold
    NORFOLK - The week of Dec. 6 was set aside to teach recruits self-defense at the Norfolk police training academy. If they wanted to become officers, they would need to know how to handcuff a suspect, block punches and kicks, and protect themselves - and their gun - in a fight to the death. In Norfolk, that means learning to take ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -63
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