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    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 almost 8 years ago | Rated -63
  • -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 7 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 over 7 years ago | Rated +50
  • +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 8 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 8 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 7 years ago | Rated -20
  • -45

    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 about 7 years ago | Rated -45
  • -3

    Columbia Officer Shot; Suspect With AK-47 Killed

    Columbia Officer Shot; Suspect With AK-47 Killed
    COLUMBIA - A Columbia police officer brand new on the job was shot – non-fatally – in the chest during a traffic stop this morning, and the suspect was killed later after firing on more officers with an AK-47 assault rifle. Some residents were evacuated near the second shooting and bomb squads from the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -3
  • +17

    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 over 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 7 years ago | Rated -4
  • -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 almost 8 years ago | Rated -58
  • +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 7 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 about 8 years ago | Rated -34
  • -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 about 7 years ago | Rated -47
  • -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 7 years ago | Rated -18
  • -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 about 7 years ago | Rated -48
  • +17

    It's Life in Prison for Dallas Cop Killer

    It's Life in Prison for Dallas Cop Killer
    DALLAS - A jury on Monday sentenced Charles Payne to life in prison for the murder of Dallas police Senior Cpl. Norm Smith in January 2009. After State District Judge Rick Magnis read the jury’s verdict, Smith’s mother, Carolyn Long, smiled slightly and reached over and briefly clasped the hand of Dallas police Sr. Cpl. Teena Schultz. Schultz is a member ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +17
  • -42

    Off-Duty NJ Cop Killed in Drive-By Shooting

    Off-Duty NJ Cop Killed in Drive-By Shooting
    NEWARK, N.J. - Authorities in Newark, N.J., have disclosed the identity of a police officer who was killed in a drive-by shooting while he was off-duty. Authorities say William Johnson was buying a slice of pizza Thursday night at a Newark shop when he was shot. The 45-year-old was on the force for 16 years and had two daughters. No one ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -42
  • -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 8 years ago | Rated -73
  • -34

    Officer Shot During Confrontation With Suspect

    Officer Shot During Confrontation With Suspect
    CLINTON, S.C. -- A Laurens County deputy was shot and killed and a suspect was wounded and taken into custody in Clinton. Deputy Roger Rice was shot shortly after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday during a confrontation as officers conducted a homicide investigation, Laurens County Sheriff Ricky Chastain said. Deputies had been called to the home to assist in an investigation of a ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -34
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