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    Tragic: Officer Trapped In Burning Cruiser Dies

    Tragic: Officer Trapped In Burning Cruiser Dies
    WINSTON-SALEM, NC - A North Carolina police officer frantically called for help as he lay trapped in his burning patrol car after losing control as he drove to help a fellow officer who was following a possible drunken driver, it has been revealed. Russell Willingham, 28, radioed for assistance after he crashed into a tree in Winston-Salem early yesterday morning and ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -93
  • -76

    Officer, 2 Others Dead After Domestic Dispute

    Officer, 2 Others Dead After Domestic Dispute
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A suburban Dallas police officer and two others were found shot to death at an apartment complex Tuesday, shortly after the officer responded to an emergency call about a domestic disturbance. Dispatchers received a call about shots fired at the apartment complex in Arlington shortly after an officer arrived to respond to the domestic disturbance call, police spokeswoman ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -76
  • -63

    Final Moments of VA Police Recruit's Life Unfold

    Final Moments of VA Police Recruit's Life Unfold
    NORFOLK - The week of Dec. 6 was set aside to teach recruits self-defense at the Norfolk police training academy. If they wanted to become officers, they would need to know how to handcuff a suspect, block punches and kicks, and protect themselves - and their gun - in a fight to the death. In Norfolk, that means learning to take ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -63
  • -48

    Deputy Dies From Infection Caught While Saving Infant

    Deputy Dies From Infection Caught While Saving Infant
    ORANGE COUNTY, FL - A police officer who tried to save a newborn baby with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation has died after a five-year battle with an illness he caught from the infant. Sheriff's Deputy Sebastian Diana died suddenly of heart failure at his home in Orange County, Florida, after he developed complications from a bacterial infection he picked up during his heroic ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -48
  • -60

    On-Duty Officer Takes Own Life After Facebook Fight With Girlfriend

    On-Duty Officer Takes Own Life After Facebook Fight With Girlfriend
    NEW YORK - An on-duty city cop distraught over a possible breakup with his girlfriend pulled out his gun in front of her and fatally shot himself in the head early Tuesday. "I love you," Officer Philip Chlanda told his girlfriend before pulling the trigger on a Manhattan street. The 29-year-old cop argued with his gal pal after he looked at ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -60
  • -95

    Chicago Officer Shot, Killed With Own Weapon

    Chicago Officer Shot, Killed With Own Weapon
    CHICAGO - A veteran Chicago police officer assigned to a special unit to tamp down youth violence was shot to death Wednesday afternoon as he left an Englewood police building in a dangerous stretch of that South Side neighborhood. Authorities said an assailant took Officer Thor Soderberg's gun and fatally shot him. Those who knew the 43-year-old officer, normally an instructor ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -95
  • -54

    Officer Killed, Another Wounded After Possible Friendly Fire

    Officer Killed, Another Wounded After Possible Friendly Fire
    BALTIMORE (AP) — A fight at a Baltimore nightclub spilled onto the street early Sunday and led to an eruption of gunfire that killed a police officer and another man and left four people hurt, police said. One of those wounded also was a police officer, who was shot in the leg, said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Investigators were trying to ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -54
  • -94

    27-Year-Old Deputy Shot, Killed During Traffic Stop

    27-Year-Old Deputy Shot, Killed During Traffic Stop
    ORANGE COUNTY, FL - An Orange County deputy sheriff making "an investigative traffic stop" was shot in the head and killed tonight on South Orange Blossom Trail, Sheriff Jerry Demings said. "We lost a 27-year-old deputy sheriff tonight, out patrolling the streets of Orange County," the sheriff said, flanked by his wife, Orlando police Chief Val Demings. Asked what he told ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -94
  • -117

    Deputy Slain on 2nd Day Back from Afghan Deployment

    Deputy Slain on 2nd Day Back from Afghan Deployment
    UPDATE: The Nye County sheriff's office says a deputy killed in a shootout with a man wielding an assault rifle in a rural Nevada casino parking lot was 27-year-old Ian Deutch (DOY'tch). Sheriff Tony DeMeo says the gunman was killed by another deputy in Monday's shooting about 60 miles west of Las Vegas. The gunman hasn't been identified. Deutch was in ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -117
  • -100

    Phoenix Police Say Officer Shot, Killed

    Phoenix Police Say Officer Shot, Killed
    PHOENIX, AZ - Officer Travis Murphy was shot and killed when he confronted a suspect had led officers on a short pursuit at approximately 1:00 am. The suspect had eluded the officers after turning off his lights and fleeing at a high rate of speed. Several minutes later dispatchers received reports that a man was seen attempting to hide a vehicle ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -100
  • -58

    Officer, Dallas Police Chief's Son Killed In Shootout

    Officer, Dallas Police Chief's Son Killed In Shootout
    UPDATED: June 21, 2010 at 10:48am EST LANCASTER – A police officer and two other men, including Dallas Police Chief David Brown's adult son, were fatally shot Sunday night at an apartment complex. The slain police officer was identified this morning as Craig Shaw, a five-year veteran of the force and a member of its regional tactical team. "This community has ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -58
  • -82

    Robbery Suspect Kills Pursuing Police K9

    Robbery Suspect Kills Pursuing Police K9
    GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Authorities in New Jersey say a robbery suspect killed a police dog by throwing it into traffic. Gloucester Township police say the 3 1/2-year-old German shepherd named Schultz was trying to apprehend the man around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the man grabbed the animal and tossed him onto the busy roadway, where it was struck. The ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -82
  • -61

    Officer Killed In Gun Battle After Stopping Man on Bike

    Officer Killed In Gun Battle After Stopping Man on Bike
    SANDUSKY — The man accused in the Saturday morning shooting death of Sandusky Police Officer Andrew Dunn was charged with aggravated murder Sunday. Sunday night, hundreds of people gathered for a candlelight vigil to honor the slain policeman. Kevin Randleman, 50, of Sandusky was under guard Sunday at the University of Toledo Medical Center, formerly the Medical College of Ohio, said ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -61
  • -73

    First Female NY Trooper Killed in Line of Duty

    First Female NY Trooper Killed in Line of Duty
    MORRIS, N.Y. — State police say a trooper has been killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer, making her the first female New York state trooper to die in the line of duty. Police say 31-year-old Trooper Jill Mattice was traveling east on State Route 23 in upstate New York when her cruiser collided with the westbound truck Wednesday afternoon in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -73
  • -78

    Updated: La. Sergeant Slain in Unprovoked Attack

    Updated: La. Sergeant Slain in Unprovoked Attack
    SHREVEPORT, LA - Flags are at half staff today to memorialize a fallen Shreveport Police Department officer. Sgt. Tim Prunty, 44, was shot and killed early Sunday morning when a man drove up to the officer and opened fire. "The city of Shreveport lost a hero," said Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw. "A hero to the community, to law enforcement and ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -78
  • -42

    Details Released in Friendly Fire Incident that Took Officer's Life

    Details Released in Friendly Fire Incident that Took Officer's Life
    NASSAU COUNTY, NY - A Nassau County police officer was killed in a friendly-fire shooting outside a Massapequa Park house Saturday night, moments after two other department officers had shot and killed a resident of the home. Dead are Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf, 40, a 12-year veteran of the force and a member of the Bureau of Special Operations, and Anthony DiGeronimo, ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -42
  • -68

    IMPD Officer Dies of Injuries Suffered in Shooting

    IMPD Officer Dies of Injuries Suffered in Shooting
    INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer wounded in a shooting last weekend died this morning of his injuries. David Moore, 29, was pronounced dead about 6:30 a.m. at Wishard Memorial Hospital, said Public Safety Director Frank Straub. Moore’s family had announced Tuesday night that they would remove him from life support as soon as donor recipients could be found ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -68
  • -63

    Detective With Unarmed Police Force Fatally Shot

    Detective With Unarmed Police Force Fatally Shot
    PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) —A man who had just attended a relative's court hearing fatally shot a veteran police officer outside the courthouse, then stood over the fallen detective and fired two more times as officers and several reporters were nearby, police officials said. The detective, Lt. Lusila Brown, was providing security at the Thursday afternoon hearing. The alleged shooter, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -63
  • -68

    Missouri Trooper Fatally Struck on Christmas Day

    Missouri Trooper Fatally Struck on Christmas Day
    EUREKA, Missouri. — A Christmas blast of winter weather led to dozens of stranded motorists and injuries on Friday, including the death of a state trooper who was responding to an accident. Missouri Highway Patrolman Dennis Engelhard, 49, was on the scene of a minor accident on Interstate-44 near Eureaka when he was struck by an SUV that had lost control ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -68
  • -64

    Update: CA Officer Shot, Killed During Foot Pursuit

    Update: CA Officer Shot, Killed During Foot Pursuit
    Update: RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- California authorities are looking for a big-rig truck driver accused of killing a Riverside police officer during a gunfight. Roadblocks went up Monday as a dragnet continues. The Riverside Press-Enterprise says some semis have had to park and can't make deliveries. Police Chief Sergio Diaz tells the paper that Officer Ryan Bonaminio stopped a truck for a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -64
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