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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
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    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 about 6 years ago | Rated +17
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    A Symbol to the Brethern In Blue

    A Symbol to the Brethern In Blue
    BROCKTON — While the funeral of State Police Sergeant Douglas Weddleton unfolded yesterday with precision choreography, the simple words of a grieving son imbued the solemn pageantry with a painful, palpable humanity. “You are my hero, you are my idol, and I hope I can continue to make you proud,’’ Mark Weddleton, 23, said tearfully during the funeral Mass. “Now, get ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +15
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    Fallen Officer Forgave Teen Shooter Who Left Him Paralyzed

    Fallen Officer Forgave Teen Shooter Who Left Him Paralyzed
    COLUMBUS - Two weeks before he was to take the job of Columbus police sketch artist, Officer Tom Hayes walked into a Clintonville convenience store to check on a reported disturbance. It was 2:25 a.m. Dec. 18, 1979. Court testimony later revealed that at least one of the two teenagers in the store had been drinking and smoking marijuana and had ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +14
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    Man Held In Death of Gloucester Township Police Dog

    Man Held In Death of Gloucester Township Police Dog
    GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - A 20-year-old Washington Township man was charged Wednesday in the death of a police dog that was struck by a car on Route 42 Tuesday night. Skyler Robinson was arrested 31/2 hours into a manhunt involving close to 100 officers from the region who searched neighborhoods late into the night as a police helicopter swept through the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +13
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    Cop-Killer Found Guilty of Capital Murder; Gets Life Behind Bars

    Cop-Killer Found Guilty of Capital Murder; Gets Life Behind Bars
    MOBILE, Alabama - Tuesday 1:42 p.m. Joey Hollingsworth's family left the court in tears and would not talk on camera. But Brandon Sigler's mom did talk to news 5. She's praying for the family of the man convicted of killing her son. "His family is hurting just as we've hurt," said Nina Gordon. "My heart goes out to them as well. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +13
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    Charges Filed In Officer's 2006 Slaying

    HARVEY, IL - A Harvey man was charged Wednesday with murdering a Metra police officer four years ago, officials said. Jemetric Nicholson, 23, was charged with the murder of Thomas Cook after a lengthy investigation, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez said. Cook, of Dyer, Ind., was a former Riverdale police officer. He was the first Metra officer killed in the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +12
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    Death Penalty Sought in Killings of Tampa Officers

    Death Penalty Sought in Killings of Tampa Officers
    TAMPA — Four grieving families filled a courtroom Thursday, together for the first time to face the same murder suspect, Dontae Morris. The wives of two slain Tampa police officers heard prosecutors announce the intent to seek the harshest punishment: death. And the frustrated families of two civilians learned that for their loved ones, the state would stop at life in ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +12
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    TX Church Overflows With Mourners At Slain Officer's Funeral

    TX Church Overflows With Mourners At Slain Officer's Funeral
    ARLINGTON -- God has a plan, Ruby Odom told the mourners at Mount Olive Baptist Church on Tuesday morning. "God has his own timing," said Odom, the wife of former Arlington Mayor Elzie Odom. It may not be clear why 24-year-old church member Jillian Michelle Smith was taken away as she was, Odom said. "The things God has planned may not ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +11
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    CA Police Chief Clearing Up Officer-Involved Shooting

    CA Police Chief Clearing Up Officer-Involved Shooting
    LONG BEACH, CA - A 35-year-old man was struck 12 times by gunfire in the chest, arms and lower legs last December when police mistook a water hose nozzle he was holding for a gun, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said at a news conference Monday. McDonnell told reporters that he wanted to offer further details about the fatal shooting ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +10
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    Squad Partner Remembers Four Slain Brothers

    Squad Partner Remembers Four Slain Brothers
    LAKEWOOD, Wash. — The four stars tattooed on Dave Crommes' left forearm are in memory of his slain colleagues. A photo of officer Ronald Owens is taped to the center console of Crommes' Lakewood police car. It reminds him of the partner and close friend he lost a year ago. "It's been a struggle, obviously," said Crommes, 39 and a sergeant ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +9
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    Thousands Remember Fallen LAPD Officer Killed in Afghanistan

    Thousands Remember Fallen LAPD Officer Killed in Afghanistan
    LOS ANGELES—A police SWAT officer and Marine reservist killed in Afghanistan was honored Tuesday as hundreds of LAPD officers and Marines accompanied his flag-draped coffin through the streets to his memorial service. As bagpipes moaned, a mule-drawn wagon carrying the body of Robert James Cottle rolled from downtown police headquarters to the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +9
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    The Hunt Is On For CA Officer's Killer; Photo Released

    The Hunt Is On For CA Officer's Killer; Photo Released
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Bonaminio survived Army basic training, two tours in the Iraq War and a stint in Germany. But the 27-year-old Riverside police officer was gunned down in a park in his own hometown. Bonaminio's department spent Monday simultaneously mourning its first slain officer in nearly nine years and scouring the region for the suspected shooter, a man ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +8
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    Throw the Book At Ruthless TX Cop Killer

    Throw the Book At Ruthless TX Cop Killer
    SAN ANTONIO — Detectives continue to seek clues to the motive — if any — behind the ambush-style slaying of a Bexar (BAYR) County sheriff's deputy at a San Antonio intersection. Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz has scheduled news conference Monday to discuss what has been learned about the May 28 death of sheriff's Sgt. Kenneth Vann. That's after the Sunday arrest of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +8
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    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
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    Arlington Police Officer Remembered for Ways He Helped Others

    Arlington Police Officer Remembered for Ways He Helped Others
    GRAND PRAIRIE – When the wife of Arlington police Officer Craig Story wanted to continue her education, Story resigned his beloved tactical unit post to help out more at home. Hundreds of law enforcement officers - many with their wives and some holding hands - joined Arlington police Officer Craig Story's pregnant wife, Danielle, other relatives and well-wishers for his funeral ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +7
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    Driver Found Guilty In Hit-and-Run That Cost Officer His Life

    A Dearborn man charged with second-degree murder in the September hit-and-run death of a Taylor auxiliary police officer was found guilty by a jury Tuesday on all counts. Nino E. Delpiano, 40, also was charged with driving with a suspended license and with leaving the scene of an accident. Delpiano was accused of killing Lt. Dan Kromer, 54, who was struck ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +6
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    Sacrifice on the Border: 36 LOD Deaths in 10 Years

    Sacrifice on the Border: 36 LOD Deaths in 10 Years
    With the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry overnight on December 14th, national attention has been focused on the war that is occurring along our borders. Although Agent Terry's death has been the most high profile this year, sadly his is the fifth death of a Customs and Border Protection law enforcement officer this year. Protecting the American border is ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +4
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated +4
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    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
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