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  • -25

    Off-Duty Officer Killed By Wrong-Way Drunk Driver

    Off-Duty Officer Killed By Wrong-Way Drunk Driver
    An NYPD cop on his way home from work was killed Monday when his car was rammed by a boozed-up Brooklyn man driving the wrong way, authorities said. Officer Andre Menzies - a father of five - was driving east on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills, L.I., about 12:05 a.m. when he was hit head-on by Michael Bowen's Ford ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -25
  • -9

    Slain Deputy Saw An Opportunity To Save A Life

    Slain Deputy Saw An Opportunity To Save A Life
    ORISKANY, NY -- Hours into the armed standoff last week on Knoxboro Road in the town of Augusta, leaders of the Oneida County Emergency Response team decided that if negotiations continued until 3 a.m., they would call for relief personnel and notify the New York State Police that an armored vehicle was needed. One hour before the deadline, the team decided ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -9
  • -57

    Another Deadly Weekend: Officer Killed During Standoff

    Another Deadly Weekend: Officer Killed During Standoff
    FOND DU LAC, Wis.— One Fond du Lac police officer was killed and another was critically injured when a man inside a home on the city's west side began firing. Police Chief Tony Barthuly says 28-year-old Officer Craig Birkholz was shot in the upper chest by the suspect and killed. Officer Ryan Williams was shot twice in the chest and is ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -57
  • -27

    Officer Dies From Injuries Sustained On-Duty One Month Earlier

    Officer Dies From Injuries Sustained On-Duty One Month Earlier
    STOW, OH: Police late Saturday announced the death of Stow police Officer Jonathan V. Bastock. Bastock, 47, had been recuperating at home after a work-related injury, said Stow Police Chief Louis A. Dirker Jr. He died about 10:34 a.m. in the emergency room at Summa Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, the Summit County Medical Examiner's office said. He had recently ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -27
  • -11

    Animal Control Officer's Killer Sentenced to Life Behind Bars

    Animal Control Officer's Killer Sentenced to Life Behind Bars
    WACO, Texas — A central Texas jury has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for the 2007 murder of an animal control officer. A McLennan County jury in Waco deliberated for a half-hour Monday before returning the maximum punishment for 33-year-old Jerry Mack Newland of Elm Mott. The jury had deliberated about two hours earlier in the day before finding ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -11
  • -76

    Officer, 2 Others Dead After Domestic Dispute

    Officer, 2 Others Dead After Domestic Dispute
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A suburban Dallas police officer and two others were found shot to death at an apartment complex Tuesday, shortly after the officer responded to an emergency call about a domestic disturbance. Dispatchers received a call about shots fired at the apartment complex in Arlington shortly after an officer arrived to respond to the domestic disturbance call, police spokeswoman ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -76
  • +2

    Suspect in Off-Duty Trooper's Slaying Appears in Court

    Suspect in Off-Duty Trooper's Slaying Appears in Court
    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - The man accused with killing an off-duty Maryland state trooper earlier this summer made his first court appearance Wednesday, where a detective testified the man retaliated after the cop tossed him out of a restaurant. Cyril Williams, currently being held without bond in state prison in Jessup, Md., faces five first-degree murder charges in the June slaying ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +2
  • -20

    Officer's Killer May Have Been Illegal Immigrant

    Officer's Killer May Have Been Illegal Immigrant
    HOUSTON - The suspect accused of driving his vehicle through a police barricade and killing a Houston police officer Sunday may be an illegal immigrant, officials say. Johoan Rodriguez, 26, charged with the intoxicated manslaughter of Houston officer Kevin Will, has a federal immigration detainer placed in his arrest records after investigators found "reason to believe" he was not a citizen. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -20
  • -60

    Deputy Shot, Killed While Serving Warrent

    Deputy Shot, Killed While Serving Warrent
    ROCKDALE, GA - CONYERS — Terry Mahaffey, father of slain Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brian Mahaffey, gathered with his family Monday afternoon to let the public know that his son’s career in law enforcement was more than just a job. “He had a family,” he said. Terry and Cindy Mahaffey and Brian’s brother, Christopher, 25, held a press conference Monday. ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -60
  • -86

    Widow of Slain Tampa Officer Delivers Stillborn Baby Girl

    Widow of Slain Tampa Officer Delivers Stillborn Baby Girl
    JULY 21 | TAMPA, FL - Sara Kocab was nine months pregnant when her husband, Jeffrey Kocab was murdered on June 29, 2010. Sarah went into labor today and delivered the couple’s first child: a stillborn baby girl named Lilly Nicole. The Tampa police department released a statement today on behalf of Sara Kocab. It reads as follows, “Sara Kocab and ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -86
  • -14

    Fallen Arlington Officer's Cycle Was Under Recall

    Fallen Arlington Officer's Cycle Was Under Recall
    ARLINGTON, TX - The motorcycle an Arlington police officer was riding when he was killed Wednesday after colliding with a school bus was under recall and scheduled for maintenance soon, Arlington police confirmed Thursday. But officials stressed that the problems leading to the recall of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle did not cause the death of Officer Craig Story, 34, who died about ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -14
  • +18

    Updated: Suspect In Alaska Cop Killings Arrested

    Updated: Suspect In Alaska Cop Killings Arrested
    HOONAH - A man who troopers say shot and killed two police officers in the Southeast village of Hoonah was captured after leaving his house shortly after 9:30 a.m. today. John Marvin Jr., 45, is being charged with two counts of first-degree murder, said troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters. The arrest ended a standoff that forced school officials to call off classes ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +18
  • +29

    Fallen Sheriff's Deputy Remembered by Thousands

    GREELEY, CO — Samuel Kent Brownlee fastidiously picked the peas out of his chicken potpie, harassed but protected his little brother, and had blushed and stammered when asked about his soon-to-be-wife, Heather. But what nearly 3,500 people heard most about the 43-year-old Brownlee at his memorial service Monday was that he wanted desperately to be a cop. "Sam was all about ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +29
  • -42

    Updated: Officer Slain During Federal Probation Raid

    Updated: Officer Slain During Federal Probation Raid
    A San Diego police officer died in a shootout at an apartment and an eight-hour siege ended Thursday with the death of his suspected killer and another person, police said. The standoff ended at about 6:50 a.m. when police officers went into the second-story apartment in the Skyline area of southeast San Diego and found a man and woman dead, Lt. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -42
  • -37

    Off-Duty Deputy Killed Trying to Help Friend

    Off-Duty Deputy Killed Trying to Help Friend
    PETALUMA, CA -- An off-duty Marin County sheriff's deputy who interceded in a domestic dispute involving a friend in Petaluma was shot and killed early Tuesday by a parolee, who was then shot dead, authorities said. Deputy Jim Mathiesen, 49, a nine-year department veteran assigned to the Marin County jail, was shot shortly after midnight by Thomas Edwin Halloran, 28, on ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -37
  • -20

    Arkansas Police Officer Fatally Shot, Suspect Arrested

    Arkansas Police Officer Fatally Shot, Suspect Arrested
    TRUMANN, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas police say a 30-year-old officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop and that they've arrested the shooter. Trumann Police Chief Tony Rusher told Jonesboro television station KAIT that the suspect shot and killed officer Jonathan Schmidt at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in Poinsett County as Schmidt and another officer were approaching the vehicle. Trumann ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -20
  • -17

    Officer, Suspect Killed In Phoenix Gunbattle

    Officer, Suspect Killed In Phoenix Gunbattle
    PHOENIX - Authorities were still searching Sunday for a third man wanted in the slaying of one Buckeye police officer and the critical wounding of another during a gunbattle at a west Phoenix swap meet. Officer Rolando Tirado was killed and Officer Christopher Paz was in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds after an altercation with three men escalated into a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -17
  • -21

    Deputy Killed In Early Morning Crash

    Deputy Killed In Early Morning Crash
    Updated: June 22, 2010 at 10:27am TWIGGS COUNTY, GA - A Twiggs County sheriff's deputy was killed early this morning by a falling tree before 2 a.m. on U.S. 80 near Turkey Creek. Richard Daniels, who was believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead of blunt head trauma at 2:15 a.m., said Twiggs County Coroner Harold Reece Jr., who ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -21
  • +8

    Number of Police Who Died on Duty Declines Nationwide

    While Western Pennsylvania mourned the deaths of four police officers this year, the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty nationwide fell to a 50-year low, according to a new report. The decline -- 124 officers died on duty this year compared to 133 in 2008 -- was offset by a spike in the number of shooting ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +8
  • -113

    Two Miami-Dade Officers Killed Serving Federal Warrant

    Two Miami-Dade Officers Killed Serving Federal Warrant
    MIAMI — A shootout erupted yesterday in Miami as a team of heavily armed law enforcement agents tried to serve a murder warrant, leaving two officers and a suspect dead, authorities said. Miami-Dade police director James Loftus said 21-year veteran Roger Castillo had been shot once and died at the scene. Amanda Haworth, a 23-year veteran, was taken to a hospital ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -113
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