FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

N.J. Sgt. Fatally Shot After Firing Subgun at Officers

March 28, 2011  | 

A troubled Piscataway (N.J.) Police sergeant who barricaded himself inside his home was fatally shot after he fired at officers from his porch with a submachine gun.

Sgt. David Powell, a 22-year veteran of the force, had earlier been called to the station after a report that he violated a restraining order. He was recently divorced from his second wife.

Sgt. Powell exchanged several calls with officers at the station on Sunday afternoon. At 6:48 p.m., he exited the house, stepped onto the porch, and fired multiple shots from a 9mm submachine gun. Officers fired back, reports the Star-Ledger.

Read the full story at NJ.com.


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.
Police Magazine