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    TX Officer Killed By Car While Helping Stranded Motorist

    TX Officer Killed By Car While Helping Stranded Motorist
    EUFAULA, OKLAHOMA AND NOLANVILLE, CENTRAL TEXAS -- An off-duty Central Texas police officer was killed in a traffic accident in Oklahoma Tuesday evening. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Nolanville reserve officer Patrick Sirois, 50, of Copperas Cove, died in the accident about one mile north of Eufaula, about 80 miles southeast of Tulsa. State Troopers say Sirois was northbound on Highway ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -21
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    Teen Parolee Charged In Former CHA Officer's Death

    Teen Parolee Charged In Former CHA Officer's Death
    CHICAGO - Determined to avoid arrest on a burglary charge, a teenage parolee shot and killed the victim of the break-in and the Chicago police evidence technician investigating the crime, police charged Monday. "It's unfathomable. It's just unbelievable," said Calumet Area Cmdr. Keith Calloway. "It's just so egregious you can't put words to it." Police said Timothy Herring, 19, on parole ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -21
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    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 over 6 years ago | Rated -21
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    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 over 7 years ago | Rated -21
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    Sheriff DiPaola's Suicide Note Impounded

    Sheriff DiPaola's Suicide Note Impounded
    MIDDLESEX - Middlesex Sheriff James V. DiPaola told his wife Friday he was going to his office in Medford to clean his desk and then — bringing only a .40-caliber Glock semiautomatic and a laptop computer — drove 80 miles north, checked into a seacoast resort in Wells, Maine, dead-bolted the door and within the span of an hour shot himself ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -22
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    On-Duty Officer Killed In Head-On Collision

    On-Duty Officer Killed In Head-On Collision
    REMBERT, S.C. — An on-duty Sumter police officer has died in a head-on crash on U.S. 521 in Sumter County. Sumter police said in a news release that 39-year-old Cpl. Charles Nesbitt Jr. died at the hospital about an hour after the wreck Friday afternoon. Authorities say Nesbitt and another officer were driving south on U.S. 521 near Rembert when they ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -22
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    Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Killed In One-Vehicle Crash

    Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Killed In One-Vehicle Crash
    DALLAS — The Texas Department of Public Safety says a highway patrol trooper has died in a one-vehicle crash near the West Texas town of Post. Jonathan McDonald, 28, died Monday night when he lost control of his vehicle and it struck a culvert. He was responding to an accident on U.S. 84 south of Post at the time. The highway ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -23
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    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 almost 7 years ago | Rated -23
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    Elderly Driver 'Blacked Out' Before Crashing Into Deputy

    Elderly Driver 'Blacked Out' Before Crashing Into Deputy
    WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- An elderly driver says he blacked out shortly before his vehicle struck and killed a sheriff's sergeant on Sunday. Authorities say the sports utility vehicle driven by 79-year-old Leo John Saunders plowed through a 7-11 parking lot where Polk County Sheriff's Sgt. Wesley Whitmore was making a traffic stop. The SUV hit the patrol car, which then ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -23
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    Arlington Motorcycle Officer Killed In Wreck

    Arlington Motorcycle Officer Killed In Wreck
    Update: The officer was identified by Arlington police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard as Craig Story. ARLINGTON — An Arlington motorcycle officer died early Wednesday in a wreck involving a school bus near Arlington High School, said Tiara Ellis Richard, a police spokeswoman. The crash occurred shortly after 7 a.m. near South Cooper Street and West Inwood Drive. The officer's name was ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -24
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    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 about 7 years ago | Rated -24
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    Officer Passes Away Day After Responding to Campus Fight

    Officer Passes Away Day After Responding to Campus Fight
    Police Officer James Lister of the Arizona State University Police Department died after responding to a fight at the Tempe campus. Officer Lister suffered a heart attack after reporting to his shift the next day. PoliceLink will post updates as they become available.
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -24
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    Collision Kills One Deputy, Injures Another

    Collision Kills One Deputy, Injures Another
    MANVEL, Texas—One Brazoria County Sheriff’s deputy was killed and another severely injured Sunday evening after crashing into a pickup truck on Highway 6 in Brazoria County, according to officials. The two deputies were traveling in a patrol car west on Highway 6 at FM 1128 when they crashed into a full-sized Chevy truck attempting to make a left turn into a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -24
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    Judge Denied Plea to Commit Man Who Fatally Shot Cop

    Judge Denied Plea to Commit Man Who Fatally Shot Cop
    Sigourney, Ia. - Relatives tried in March to have committed the man who this week shot and killed a Keokuk County sheriff's deputy, but a judge turned down the request. Jeffrey Alan Krier, 53, struggled for three decades with mental illness, his family said in a statement released Tuesday. "Jeff was a loving brother who struggled with mental illness for the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -24
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    NCDMV Inspector Collapses, Dies Following Academy Training

    RALEIGH — Timothy Charles Barnes, 38, of Rocky Mount, died Wednesday, July 28, after collapsing on Tuesday following physical training for the NCDMV License and Theft Bureau’s inspector program. Barnes died at Mission Hospital in Asheville, where he was hospitalized following his collapse. The Bureau is reviewing the training requirements and regimen to determine if training activities were a factor in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -24
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    Chief of Police Killed in One-Vehicle Highway Crash

    Chief of Police Killed in One-Vehicle Highway Crash
    HAWK POINT, MO - Chief Paul Fricke was killed in an automobile accident on Highway 47, near Highway U, at approximately 10:30 am. It is believed that Chief Fricke's patrol car went off the right side of the roadway, and that he over-corrected, causing his patrol car to cross the highway and strike a utility pole on the left side of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -25
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    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 about 7 years ago | Rated -25
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    Seven Year Veteran Shot, Killed By Gunman

    Seven Year Veteran Shot, Killed By Gunman
    RIPLEY, Miss. (AP) A Tippah County sheriff's deputy has been shot and killed and a suspect is in custody. Sheriff's investigator Jason Willis says Deputy Dewayne Crenshaw was fatally wounded just after 4 a.m. Friday after responding to a disturbance call. Willis identified the suspect as 26-year-old Franklin Fitzpatrick. Jon Kalahar, spokesman of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, says Mississippi ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -25
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    Afghan Road Bomb Kills Police Sergeant On Third Tour

    Afghan Road Bomb Kills Police Sergeant On Third Tour
    An Army National Guard sergeant who grew up in Tucson was killed Thursday when insurgents attacked his unit with a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Sgt. 1st Class Jim Thode, 45, was deployed in July with a unit based out of Blanding, Utah. He was assigned to the 118th Engineer Sapper Company, 1457th Engineer Battalion. His unit's mission was to provide route-clearance ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -25
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    Deputy Passes Away Day After Being Shot in the Head

    Deputy Passes Away Day After Being Shot in the Head
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Authorities say a Tennessee sheriff's deputy has died at a Nashville hospital a day after he was shot by a man who then fatally shot himself. Deputy Richard "Keith" Bellar died at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe announced the officer's death at the hospital. The visibly upset sheriff ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -26
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