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    Police Chief: Cop-Shooting Suspect Attacked Me in 2003

    Police Chief: Cop-Shooting Suspect Attacked Me in 2003
    TRUMANN, Ark. -- The police chief of a northeast Arkansas town where an officer was fatally shot this week during a traffic stop told The Associated Press that the same man suspected in that shooting also attacked him more than seven years ago. Tony Rusher, now the Trumann police chief, said in an interview Thursday that he was a patrolman in ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -3
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    Police Hunt for Deputy's Killer During Western Festival

    Police Hunt for Deputy's Killer During Western Festival
    KANAB, UT - While a troop of actors packing six-shooters and wearing Old West garb staged a shooting in the center of this town Saturday, a nearby posse was taking a modern approach to catching its man. The lawmen are using helicopters, infrared cameras and night-vision goggles. They’re communicating with radios, cell phones and instant messaging. Yes, some of the more ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -3
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    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 over 6 years ago | Rated -3
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    Jail Time for DWI Death of Buffalo Cop

    Jail Time for DWI Death of Buffalo Cop
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A 22-year-old construction worker has been sentenced to six months in jail and was fined $16,000 for killing an off-duty Buffalo police officer in a drunk driving accident on the southbound Niagara Thruway last summer. Raymond E. Jamison Jr. of the town of Boston had pleaded guilty in October to criminally negligent homicide and drunk driving during ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -4
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    CHP: Officer At Fault for Head-On Collision That Took His Life

    CHP: Officer At Fault for Head-On Collision That Took His Life
    MENDOCINO COUNTY, CA - A preliminary CHP investigation indicates that Garberville CHP officer Thomas Adams crossed into oncoming traffic Tuesday, causing the crash that took his life in northern Mendocino County. Adams, 24, had been on-duty for a little more than 6 hours when the 2:15 p.m. crash occurred on Highway 101 near Piercy, just south of the Mendocino-Humboldt county line, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -4
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    Suspect Charged in Slaying of Retired NY Deputy

    SCIPIO, N.Y. — Authorities in central New York plan to hold a news conference to discuss details of the fatal shooting of a retired sheriff's deputy over the weekend. The Cayuga County Sheriff's office says 58-year-old Bernard Gallow was killed around 11:15 p.m. Saturday inside his home in Scipio (SIHP'-ee-oh), a rural Finger Lakes town 30 miles southwest of Syracuse. Officials ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -4
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    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 almost 7 years ago | Rated -4
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    Two St. Petersburg Heroes Laid to Rest

    Two St. Petersburg Heroes Laid to Rest
    ST. PETERSBURG - City officials estimate more than 10,000 could turn out for services on Friday, Jan. 28, honoring St. Petersburg Police Sgt. Thomas Baitinger and K-9/TAC Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz. The men died in the line of duty Monday, Jan. 24 in St. Petersburg. Friday’s memorial service begins at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, 1900 Gandy ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -4
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    Suspected Cop Killer Pleads Not Guilty

    NEWARK, N.J. — Bail remains at $1.5 million for the 19-year-old charged in a drive-by shooting that killed an off-duty Newark police officer. Rasul McNeill-Thomas appeared in court Tuesday. His public defender entered a not guilty plea on his behalf to charges of murder, aggravated assault, carjacking and weapons offenses. [photo:605028] Officer William Johnson was waiting for a slice of pizza ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -5
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    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
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    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 almost 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    One of California's Finest, Chief Fagen, Passes Away

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Alex Fagan Sr., a larger-than-life police officer who survived a scandal that involved his rookie cop son and a bag of fajitas and rose to lead San Francisco's force, died Monday in London, friends and authorities said. The former police chief collapsed after walking his dog, friends said. He had turned 60 on Nov. 2. A Scotland Yard ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    Officer's Fatal One-Vehicle Crash Still Under Investigation

    TEANECK, NJ - Investigators have yet to determine what caused a single-car crash that killed a police officer in northern New Jersey. Officer John Abraham's patrol car slammed into a utility pole across the street from Teaneck police headquarters early in the morning on Oct. 25. The 37-year-old was working a double shift. Investigators have ruled out mechanical failure. Police said ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -6
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    As Trial Beings, Accused Cop Killer Confesses

    As Trial Beings, Accused Cop Killer Confesses
    PHILADELPHIA - With a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury sworn, seated, and ready for trial, accused police killer Rasheed Scrugs decided to confirm the obvious: On Feb. 13, 2009, he told people around him that he would kill a police officer and then did - shooting 25-year-old Officer John Pawlowski. So Thursday's start of trial for the paroled West Philadelphia robber ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -6
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    Bar Fight Results in Officer's Death; Man Faces Potential Murder Charges

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Oklahoma police officer who was punched in the nose during a bar fight died after he hit the floor, and an Arkansas man likely faces a first-degree murder charge. Police say 25-year-old Elzie Cain of Ardmore, Okla., got into a fight with 26-year-old Aaron Threlkeld of Sheridan at about 4 a.m. Sunday at the Electric ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -6
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    Wounded Cop Killer Pleads Guilty

    MAPLEWOOD, MN - The St. Paul man charged in the ambush killing of a Maplewood police sergeant pleaded guilty to murder and kidnapping Thursday and will be sentenced to 35 1/2 years in prison. Joshua M. Martin, 21, appeared in a Ramsey County courtroom filled with police officers and the dead man's family. He said that as he and friend Jason ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -7
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    Manhunt On For Man Who Ambushed, Killed Pa. Trooper

    Manhunt On For Man Who Ambushed, Killed Pa. Trooper
    CRANBERRY, Pa. — A state trooper responding to a domestic call at a rural home Wednesday was fatally shot as he got out of his cruiser, and a search was on for the gunman. Trooper Paul G. Richey, a 16-year veteran assigned to the Franklin barracks, and another trooper arrived at the home at about 11:30 a.m. when a shot was ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -7
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    Retired Police Officer Killed In Home Flashover Explosion

    PHILADELPHIA - On North Fifth Street in Northern Liberties, Louis Bell was known by his nickname, "Joe" - a friendly retired police officer who enjoyed holiday barbecues, admiring his flower-filled front garden, and sitting on his steps swapping jokes and chitchat. Whenever a neighbor suffered a loss in the family, Bell, 70, who used a wheelchair after falling ill a few ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -7
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    Fallen Brother: Cst. Bill Henshaw

    Fallen Brother: Cst. Bill Henshaw
    BURLINGTON, Ontario - On the morning of June 8, 2010, a veteran Halton Regional Police Service officer went into medical distress while on duty at Police Headquarters in Oakville. Rushed to hospital by EMS, he later succumbed to what appears to be natural causes. Constable Bill Henshaw, age 54, joined the Halton Regional Police Service in 1977. He served nearly 33 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -7
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    Court Hears Appeal in Sheriff's 2005 Murder

    TOPEKA, Kan. — A lawyer for a man sentenced to death for killing a Kansas sheriff six years ago told the state Supreme Court on Wednesday that prosecutors violated her client's constitutional rights by providing privileged psychological testimony at his trial. Scott Cheever was convicted of capital murder in the 2005 death of Greenwood County Sheriff Matt Samuels. Cheever admitted killing ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -7
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