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

Florida Deputy Killed During Four-County Pursuit

July 03, 2011  | 


Photo: Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

A Hernando County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputy died early Sunday in a crash during a high-speed pursuit through four counties.

Dep. John Mecklenburg, 35, was killing in the pursuit that began at 4:40 a.m. when a driver was spotted heading the wrong way on U.S. 41 in Brooksville. Officers tried to stop Michael James Anthony, 35.

Officers successfully performed the "precision immobilization technique" on Anthony, who then continued the pursuit. The Brooksville PD and Florida Highway Patrol were also involved in the pursuit.

Dep. Mecklenburg was killed near U.S. 41 and Painter Place after losing control of his cruiser, veering onto the shoulder, and hitting a tree.

"Dep. Mecklenburg was attempting to apprehend a suspect who was actively placing innocent lives at risk," Hernando Sheriff Al Nienhuis said in a statement. "Please keep the Mecklenburg family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."

Source: The Tampa Tribune


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.

Other Recent News

Man Wanted for Shooting Dallas Officers Captured
Reports of one officer's death as a result of the shooting, which were widely reported in...
Toronto Officer Praised for Response in Standoff with Van Suspect
Images of the tense standoff between officers and the man suspected of hitting and killing...
Community Helps Retired NYPD Officer Pay for Cancer Treatment
Retired NYPD Officer Scott Blackshaw, who spent days searching for bodies at Ground Zero...

Police Magazine