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    Murder Charges Filed After Detroit Cop Dies

    Murder Charges Filed After Detroit Cop Dies
    GREEKTOWN - A New York man accused of hitting an on-duty police officer with his car this month is now facing a murder charge. Saddam Hussein Mohsin, 30, of Buffalo is being charged with first-degree murder in the death of Officer Charles Armour, 40, who died June 11, a week after being hit while on foot patrol in Greektown, according to ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -10
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    Detroit Cop Killer Gets Life Without Parole

    Detroit Cop Killer Gets Life Without Parole
    DETROIT - In a courtroom wracked by sobs, with uniformed officers wall-to-wall, Jason Gibson was sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday for the fatal shooting of Detroit Police Officer Brian Huff a year ago. "I don't know why you had to take my dad away," 11-year-old Blair Huff said as Gibson sat hunched over at the defense table not ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +22
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    Suspect Arrested In Riverside Officer's Slaying

    Suspect Arrested In Riverside Officer's Slaying
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Police and FBI agents swarmed a Southern California shopping center and arrested the suspected killer of a police officer who was shot to death while chasing a stolen truck suspect, investigators said Wednesday. Earl Ellis Green, 44, a parolee and resident of nearby Rubidoux, was booked for investigation of murder in the shooting death of Riverside police Officer ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +33
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    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 3 years ago | Rated +29
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    Texas Cop Killer Set to be Executed Thursday

    GARLAND, TX - Kenneth Mosley, a 51-year-old Mesquite man who killed a Garland police officer in 1997, is scheduled to be the first person executed in Texas this year. Also Online [widget:news__become_a_cop] [widget366] The state Department of Criminal Justice said Monday that Mosley will be executed Thursday for the capital murder of Officer Michael "David" Moore. Mosley shot the 32-year-old officer ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +24
  • -23

    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 over 3 years ago | Rated -23
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    NJ Debates Harsher Punishment For K9 Killers

    NJ Debates Harsher Punishment For K9 Killers
    TRENTON — People who intentionally kill police dogs or dogs involved in search and rescue operations may soon face stiffer penalties in New Jersey. The Assembly is set to consider legislation this week that would mandate minimum five-year prison terms — with no chance of parole — for such offenders, who would also face fines of up to $15,000. The current ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +25
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    Inmate Charged With Ciminal Homicide In CO's Death

    Inmate Charged With Ciminal Homicide In CO's Death
    MEADVILLE, PA - A jail inmate who was upset about an unsharpened pencil attacked a guard by "pile-driving" him onto his head and will be charged with criminal homicide, a district attorney said. Crawford County District Attorney Francis Schultz told The Associated Press that Gregory G. Brown, 24, will be arraigned on the charge Tuesday afternoon. Brown was in the county ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -11
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated -6
  • +26

    Suspect in Police Slayings Turns Self In

    Suspect in Police Slayings Turns Self In
    TAMPA, Fla. — A convicted felon accused of killing two Tampa police officers during a traffic stop surrendered after detectives spent more than a day negotiating with an associate of the man, police said Saturday. Dontae Rashawn Morris, 24, turned himself in at a police station about 10:30 p.m. Friday, police said. He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +26
  • +17

    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 3 years ago | Rated +17
  • -36

    Father and Son Team Responsible For Officer Deaths

    Father and Son Team Responsible For Officer Deaths
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Ohio man's resentment of authority and run-ins with the law was enough for a local sheriff to warn that he could be dangerous if confronted by law enforcement. Years later, the sheriff appears right: The man and his teenage son are suspected of fatally shooting two Arkansas police officers during a traffic stop before they died ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -36
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    Pennsylvania Shooter Found Dead in Home

    Pennsylvania Shooter Found Dead in Home
    Pennsylvania state police believe a man fatally ambushed a state trooper responding to a domestic dispute, and also killed his wife before turning the gun on himself, investigators said Wednesday. Lt. Col. Lenny Bandy said a man police couldn't see yelled from a window as two troopers responded to a dispute at the home of Michael J. Smith, 44, shortly after ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -17
  • -13

    Former Officer Killed In Afghanistan IED Blast

    Former Officer Killed In Afghanistan IED Blast
    KENTON COUNTY, KY - Brett Benton, a former Kenton County police officer, was killed in Afghanistan Saturday, according to a statement issued by the police department Saturday night. The Dry Ridge man, in his mid-30s, was working as a private contractor in the war-torn country, just months after leaving the local force. It's unclear for which company he was employed. Details ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -13
  • -14

    Cop Killer Was Wanted for Sex-Offender Reg Violation

    Cop Killer Was Wanted for Sex-Offender Reg Violation
    LIMON, CO — Authorities on Thursday identified the man responsible for the first officer killing in the history of the Limon Police Department as a 52-year-old Tennessee sex offender who had vowed not to be taken alive. Officer Jay Sheridan, 27, was shot and killed Wednesday evening as he tried to arrest Dennis Mark Hasty. Hasty, who later killed himself, had ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -14
  • +20

    25 Years Later, Fallen Officer’s Daughter Throws Party

    Emily Nollmeyer of Tacoma doesn’t remember her father’s funeral. She was 4 years old when Tacoma police officer Craig Nollmeyer was shot to death Jan. 24, 1985, on a domestic violence call in the North End. A fight between a man and his wife escalated into gunfire. The man killed both his wife and Nollmeyer, who was walking down an alley ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +20
  • -19

    TX Deputy Dies From Injuries Sustained In Cow Attack

    TX Deputy Dies From Injuries Sustained In Cow Attack
    TYLER, Texas — An East Texas deputy has died of head injuries suffered when he was attacked by an injured cow while he directed traffic around the half-ton animal. Smith County Sheriff J.B. Smith says Deputy Robert Britton of Tyler died Monday at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, where he'd been since the incident early Thursday near Bullard, 95 miles ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -19
  • -25

    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 over 3 years ago | Rated -25
  • -14

    Suspected CA Cop Killer Kills Self

    Suspected CA Cop Killer Kills Self
    SAN DIEGO -- A suspect found dead in his apartment after the killing of a San Diego police officer died by suicide, and a woman found next to him died by homicide, authorities said after an autopsy Saturday. Holim Lee, 30, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office said in a statement ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -14
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    Cold Case Remains in Va. State Trooper Murder

    MANASSAS, Va. - Virginia State Police are not giving up on solving the fatal stabbing of one of their own. Police are hoping a tipster comes forward to finally close this murder case from 1984. It was a Sunday morning, 26 years ago in Manassas, when a killer paid a visit to a townhouse and delivered death to a 31-year-old Virginia ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -8
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