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    Nassau Officer Slain in Apparent Friendly Fire

    Nassau Officer Slain in Apparent Friendly Fire
    MASSAPEQUA PARK, NY - A Nassau County Police officer was shot and killed on Saturday night in Massapequa Park, New York, according to a hospital spokesman. Police are not revealing any information about the incident but initial reports claimed that the plain clothes officer was shot by another policeman by mistake. Special operations officers had been called to the Long Island ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -27
  • -29

    Fiery Crash Claims Life of LA Officer

    Fiery Crash Claims Life of LA Officer
    BALL, LA — State Police are investigating the death of a Ball police officer in a fiery car crash on U.S. Highway 165. Officer Russell A. George was traveling southbound on U.S. 165 around 2:50 a.m. Sunday, "responding to a call for assistance by another Ball P.D. unit," according to the State Police fatality report of the accident. George's 2009 Ford ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -29
  • -34

    Corporal Dies From Gunshot Wounds

    Corporal Dies From Gunshot Wounds
    Sheriff Royce Toney and the Deputies of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office are saddened to announce the passing of Cpl. J.R. Searcy. Cpl. Searcy age 33 served 8 years with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. Cpl. Searcy was shot March 4, 2010 while backing up a partner Deputy on an aggravated assault complaint. The partner Deputy returned fire, killing the suspect ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -34
  • -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 3 years ago | Rated -23
  • -28

    Head-On Collision Kills Deputy Sheriff

    Head-On Collision Kills Deputy Sheriff
    ASHLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an on-duty sheriff's deputy and a 77-year-old man have been killed in a collision on an upstate New York road near the Pennsylvania border. The Chemung County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Jeffrey Alexander was traveling on Route 427 in the town of Ashland when he collided head-on with another vehicle around 11 a.m. Sunday. The ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -28
  • -42

    SWAT Officer Collapses, Dies After Grueling Training Exercise

    SWAT Officer Collapses, Dies After Grueling Training Exercise
    BUENA PARK, CA - Daniel Ackerman had just completed a grueling physical fitness test required for all Buena Park Police SWAT officers when he became disoriented and stared off into space. An on-site doctor noticed something was wrong and by 8:15 a.m. on Friday, Ackerman was in a squad car heading toward the hospital. The next morning, the 31-year-old was dead. ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -42
  • -24

    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 about 3 years ago | Rated -24
  • -33

    Officer Killed in Hit-and-Run

    Officer Killed in Hit-and-Run
    LEXINGTON, KY - A Lexington police officer died after being struck Thursday night by a hit-and-run driver. Officer Bryan J. Durman, 27, was responding to noise ordinance violation call about 10 p.m. at the corner of Limestone and Alabama Street. While investigating a vehicle that had reportedly been playing music too loudly, Durman was hit by a sport-utility vehicle driven by ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -33
  • -45

    2010 & 2011: The Deadliest Januaries in LE History

    2010 & 2011: The Deadliest Januaries in LE History
    In all respects, the first few weeks of 2011 were looking "good" for law enforcement. Following an increasingly dangerous 2010, line of duty deaths were actually tracking at a lower rate than in January 2010. Then the last five days happened. On January 20, 2011, Detective Roger Castillo and Detective Haworth were fatally shot and a third detective was wounded while ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -45
  • -26

    Officer Hydroplanes on Hwy Into Pole; Killed On impact

    Officer Hydroplanes on Hwy Into Pole; Killed On impact
    JEMISON, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a Jemison police officer was killed when his cruiser hydroplaned on a rain-soaked highway and crashed into a power pole. Chilton County Coroner Randy Yeargan says 30-year-old Donald Joshua Newman crashed shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 31 North in Thorsby. Police Chief Shane Fulmer says Newman had been responding to help with a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -26
  • -26

    Officer Killed When Teen Intentionally Strikes Him With SUV

    Officer Killed When Teen Intentionally Strikes Him With SUV
    BEAUMONT, TX — A Texas man has been charged with capital murder after intentionally driving his fleeing sport utility vehicle into the patrol car of an officer, who was struck and killed, police said. Bond was set at $250,000 Saturday for John Wesley Nero, 30, of Beaumont in Southeast Texas, KFDM-TV reported. He remained in a hospital in serious condition for ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -26
  • -34

    Officer Shot During Confrontation With Suspect

    Officer Shot During Confrontation With Suspect
    CLINTON, S.C. -- A Laurens County deputy was shot and killed and a suspect was wounded and taken into custody in Clinton. Deputy Roger Rice was shot shortly after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday during a confrontation as officers conducted a homicide investigation, Laurens County Sheriff Ricky Chastain said. Deputies had been called to the home to assist in an investigation of a ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -34
  • -37

    Officer On Bike Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

    Officer On Bike Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver
    KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. — Authorities say a hit-and-run driver killed a police officer who was riding a bicycle on a rural central Indiana highway. Police said the officer with the Greenfield Police Department was on an exercise ride with two other officers when he was hit about 12:30 a.m. Thursday along U.S. 40 near Knightstown. Greenfield deputy police chief Derek Towle told ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -37
  • +32

    What You Can Do to Help Keep a Cop Killer Behind Bars

    What You Can Do to Help Keep a Cop Killer Behind Bars
    Michael Alston may have been known on the streets as Sugar Bear, but he’s a heartless, cold-blooded cop killer who should remain behind bars when the New York State Parole Board meets this week. And YOU can make that happen. Alston, now 54, worked as an enforcer for drug dealers. A two-time convicted killer, he was out of jail less than ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +32
  • -26

    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 about 3 years ago | Rated -26
  • -24

    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 over 3 years ago | Rated -24
  • -31

    Officer Struck and Killed on Bridge

    Officer Struck and Killed on Bridge
    A 16-year veteran of the Delaware River Port Authority Police Department died early yesterday after he was hit while rushing across the Walt Whitman Bridge to help another officer who was handling a car accident. About 1:30 a.m., Cpl. Christopher Milito, 40, of Media, left his car in the 300 block of Packer Avenue and was running across the five-lane highway ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -31
  • -34

    Officer, Suspect Killed In Indiana Shootout

    Officer, Suspect Killed In Indiana Shootout
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind.— A man being served an arrest warrant opened fire on officers Monday, fatally wounding a Terre Haute police officer before being shot dead himself. Officer Brent Long died a few hours after the shooting after being airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital, Assistant Police Chief Shawn Keen said at a news conference Monday night. Long, a six-year police veteran, ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -34
  • -26

    TN Officer Killed In Independence Day Shooting

    TN Officer Killed In Independence Day Shooting
    MEMPHIS, TN — Authorities were investigating Monday after a Memphis police officer and another person were shot to death at a hotel in the middle of the city's entertainment district filled with people celebrating the Fourth of July. In a news release, police said a suspect was in custody and he was hospitalized due to non-critical injuries sustained during his arrest. ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -26
  • +4

    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 3 years ago | Rated +4
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