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  • -36

    Head Injury Claims Life of Pasadena Officer

    Head Injury Claims Life of Pasadena Officer
    ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST - A South Pasadena police officer died Tuesday when he collapsed during a training exercise at Burro Canyon Shooting Park, authorities said. Kevin Sandoval, 23, of Covina was pronounced dead about 3 p.m. following a training accident. Sandoval was doing firearms training when he fell for an unknown reason and hit his head, said Monterey Park police Sgt. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -36
  • -24

    36-year Veteran Trooper Killed in Crash

    36-year Veteran Trooper Killed in Crash
    A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper died in a wreck in Montague County after his patrol car apparently hit a cow that wandered on to the road. DPS spokeswoman Tela Mange Mange on Tuesday announced the death of 56-year-old Cpl. David Ralph Slaton of Bowie. Mange says the accident was reported around 10:30 p.m. Monday near Ringgold, about 30 miles ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -24
  • -73

    Slain LEO Slipped; Suspect Grabbed Gun and Shot

    Slain LEO Slipped; Suspect Grabbed Gun and Shot
    RIVERSIDE, CA - The suspect who allegedly killed Riverside Police Officer Ryan P. Bonaminio wrestled the officer's gun away after he slipped and fell, then used the gun to shoot him, authorities said Monday. At a press conference Monday, officials released more details about the Nov. 7 shooting. They said Earl Ellis Green, 44, of Rubidoux, attacked Bonominio after the officer ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -73
  • -36

    K9 Killed; Credited With Finding Suspect, Saving Officers

    K9 Killed; Credited With Finding Suspect, Saving Officers
    JACKSONVILLE - Jacksonville police fatally shot a robbery suspect Monday night in a gun battle on the Westside that also claimed the life of a police dog. It was unclear if the suspect shot Sarge or if the dog was caught in an exchange of gunfire. Chief John Hartley did not identify the man who was killed. He said the man ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -36
  • -96

    Line of Duty Deaths up 900% This Year

    Line of Duty Deaths up 900% This Year
    With just one day before January’s halfway point, line of duty deaths in 2010 are up 900% compared to the same time last year. So far in 2010, ten law enforcement officers from nine different states have been killed in the line of duty: Four by gunfire and six in automobile or motorcycle crashes. As we honor their memories, and mourn ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -96
  • -38

    Officer Dies After Car Plunges into Philly River

    Officer Dies After Car Plunges into Philly River
    PHILADELPHIA - A 55-year-old Philadelphia police sergeant died Tuesday afternoon when his car plunged into the Schuylkill, authorities said. Sgt. Stephen Naughton, a 31-year veteran who worked in the Community Relations Unit, had just left work at Police Headquarters and was headed to his home in the Andorra section of Northwest Philadelphia when the accident occurred on Kelly Drive south of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -38
  • +2

    Funeral Arrangements Set for Fallen Nassau Officer

    [photo:591189] OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — A Nassau County police officer killed when a truck slammed into his cruiser during a traffic stop will be buried this week. The wake for 44-year-old Officer Michael Califano has been scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at the Massapequa (mas-uh-PEEK'-wuh) Funeral Home. The funeral is set for Thursday at the Maria Regina Roman Catholic Church in ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +2
  • -5

    FBI: Officer Slayings Up 17 Percent Last Year

    WASHINGTON—Forty-eight US police officers were killed in the line of duty in 2009, a 17 percent increase from the previous years, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported Monday. The number of those killed in ambushes more than doubled last year, rising from six in 2008 to 15 last year, the FBI's preliminary data show. Nine officers died last year while ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -5
  • -65

    Sheriff Killed While Deploying Stop Sticks

    Sheriff Killed While Deploying Stop Sticks
    LUCEDALE, Miss. — Officials say a sheriff in southern Mississippi has died after being struck by a vehicle while trying to make an arrest on a road near the Alabama state line. District Attorney Tony Lawrence said in a news release that George County Sheriff Garry Welford was pronounced dead at 4:23 p.m. after being airlifted to the University of South ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -65
  • -34

    Texas Deputy Killed In On-Duty Crash

    Texas Deputy Killed In On-Duty Crash
    KOUNTZE, Texas — A veteran Southeast Texas sheriff's deputy is dead after his car slammed into trees and caught fire while he was returning from a prisoner transfer. Authorities say 43-year-old Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy Odell McDuffie Jr. was dead at the scene of the 1 p.m. accident Monday on Farm Road 770 near Saratoga, about 60 miles northeast of Houston. ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -34
  • -58

    Officer Fatally Hit During Home Invasion Shootout

    Officer Fatally Hit During Home Invasion Shootout
    DETROIT - What started as a typical night in an upscale neighborhood in Walled Lake turned into the scene of a shootout Monday when an undercover police team tried to arrest two people under surveillance in a home invasion ring. When the gunfire stopped, Livonia Police Officer Larry Nehasil and the suspect he was after were dead. “Our family is devastated,” ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -58
  • -50

    2 Alaska Officers Killed; Incident Triggers Standoff

    2 Alaska Officers Killed; Incident Triggers Standoff
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska—A standoff was under way Sunday in a tiny southeast Alaska village after a man fatally shot two of the village's four full-time police officers the night before, then barricaded himself in his home, local officials said. Hoonah police officers Tony Wallace and Matt Tokuoka died after the shooting late Saturday, said Bob Prunella, acting city administrator. Prunella didn't know ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -50
  • -20

    Suspect Wore Explosives During AK-47 Police Attack

    Suspect Wore Explosives During AK-47 Police Attack
    *Editor Note: PoliceLink apologizes for the earlier confusion regarding Officer Alexander Broder's condition. The article clearly states Officer Broder survived a shot to the chest thanks to his vest. Our thoughts go out to all those involved and are glad no officers were killed during this confrontation. COLUMBIA, SC - Police found homemade explosives on the body of a 22-year-old Columbia ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -20
  • -5

    Man Charged In Crash That Killed NJ Officer

    [photo:581738] TOMS RIVER — Bail remains at $250,000 for the New Jersey man charged with vehicular homicide in the death of an off-duty police officer on the Garden State Parkway. The Asbury Park Press reported Erick Uzcategui hung his head and told a judge he understood his rights during his first court appearance in Ocean County on Monday. Authorities say the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -5
  • -70

    Officer Killed in Crash, Wife Expecting Triplets

    Officer Killed in Crash, Wife Expecting Triplets
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD - A Montgomery County police officer whose wife is pregnant with triplets was killed Sunday when his police car ran off the road and struck a tree in Wheaton, officers said Sunday night. Hector Ayala, 31, was responding to a call from another officer who needed assistance at the scene of a fight, a department spokesman said. Ayala ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -70
  • -23

    Illness Claims Life of Trooper Following Stroke

    Illness Claims Life of Trooper Following Stroke
    OMAHA - People came out in force this week to support Parnell Matthews, a Nebraska State Patrol trooper. Matthews, 35, fell into a coma Feb. 23 after what may have been a stroke. His fellow troopers organized a benefit spaghetti feed to pay medical and other expenses. The event, held Wednesday at Omaha North High School, drew an estimated 800 people. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -23
  • -21

    Off-Duty Officers Killed In Small Plane Crash

    Arizona - Two off-duty police officers from Southern California were killed when the small plane they were flying crashed during takeoff in Arizona over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Brian Hayes, 35, and Nicole Anderson, 32, were killed in the crash at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport in Winslow, Ariz., Sunday morning. Hayes was a police officer in Anaheim. Anderson, his girlfriend, was ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -21
  • -11

    SD Prison Guard Slain During Failed Escape Attempt

    SD Prison Guard Slain During Failed Escape Attempt
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — One of the inmates suspected of killing a 63-year-old guard during a failed South Dakota prison break had escaped the state penitentiary two other times during his 27-year criminal history. The state Department of Corrections says inmates Rodney Berget and Eric Robert, both 48, tried to escape shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, assaulting and killing officer ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -11
  • -64

    Washington Deputy Wounded In Ambush Dies

    Washington Deputy Wounded In Ambush Dies
    SEATTLE — One of the Pierce County sheriff's officers shot in an ambush by a drunken man has died after being taken off life support, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday evening. Deputy Kent Mundell suffered life-threatening injuries and had been hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle since the shooting a week ago. He died at 5:04 p.m. with his family ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -64
  • -19

    Sheriff's Deputy Dies One Week After Vehicle Crash

    Sheriff's Deputy Dies One Week After Vehicle Crash
    RICHMOND, VA - A Richmond sheriff's deputy has died a week after she was involved in a single vehicle crash at VCU Medical Center. On Friday, June 11, Caroline Green, 51, a two-year sheriff's department veteran, crashed an unmarked vehicle into a wall next to a VCU Medical Center entrance around 10:45 p.m. The car ran into a concrete and glass ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -19
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