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Georgia Officer Fatally Shot, K-9 Critically Wounded at Traffic Stop

December 14, 2018
Officer Edgar Flores of the DeKalb County (GA) Police Department was conducting a traffic stop on Thursday evening when a subject fled on foot, opening fire on Flores as he ran. Flores was struck and subsequently died from his wounds.

Indiana Police Officer Killed in Vehicle Pursuit

December 13, 2018
Sergeant Benton Bertram of the Charlestown Police Department was in pursuit of a driver suspected of a traffic violation when he reportedly lost control of his patrol vehicle, leaving the roadway and colliding with a tree.

Florida Officer Dies in ATV Crash

December 13, 2018
Officer Jermaine Brown of the Miami-Dade Police Department has reportedly died from injuries sustained when his all-terrain vehicle struck a tree near a canal where he was patrolling.

Colorado Deputy Dead in Vehicle Collision that also Killed a Mother and Child

December 13, 2018
Three people—a Las Animas County Sheriff's deputy, a toddler, and a 23-year-old woman—died in a vehicle collision late Wednesday night.

Police Union Slams New Jersey Radio Jock for Calling Move Over Law "Silly"

December 7, 2018
A radio personality in New Jersey is not a fan of that state's 'Move Over Law' that protects first responders at roadside incidents from being struck by passing vehicles—and the union that represents rank-and-file State Police troopers is on the offensive in defense of the law.

Passenger in Car that Killed Utah Officer Charged with Murder

December 6, 2018
The man who was in the passenger seat when a driver struck and killed South Salt Lake Police Officer David Romrell in late November has been charged with murder and other crimes.

Daughter of Slain Pennsylvania Trooper Takes U.S. Army Oath of Service

December 4, 2018
The 22-year-old daughter of a Pennsylvania state trooper who was killed in the line of duty nearly a decade ago is following in her father's footsteps, taking the U.S. Army Oath of Service beside her father's grave over the weekend.

U.S. Marshall Killed While Serving Arrest Warrant in Arizona

November 30, 2018
Deputy Marshal Chase White was the first deputy U.S. marshal to be killed in the line of duty in Tucson in 66 years, according to the Marshals Service.

Arrive Alive: Police Must Reduce Single-Vehicle Crashes on Patrol

November 30, 2018
Too many officers are driving themselves into their graves—turning their cars into their coffins—in single-vehicle crashes. According to ODMP, there were 34 such preventable duty deaths in a three-year span from 2016 to the present. It's impossible to know how many officers were seriously injured but survived single-vehicle crashes during that time period. Something must be done.

Veteran Florida Officer Dies of On-Duty Medical Emergency

November 29, 2018
The Miami Beach (FL) Police Department issued a statement on Twitter on Wednesday announcing the sudden death of Detective Larry Marrero, a 28-year veteran of the department.

California Bar Gunman Planned to Ambush Officers, Report Says

November 28, 2018
After the initial shooting, the gunman positioned himself in anticipation of the police response, Ayub said. When officers entered, he ambushed them immediately from a position of tactical advantage, mortally wounding Ventura County Sgt. Ron Helus.

Suspect's Family Pens Facebook Letter to Widow of Utah Officer He Reportedly Murdered

November 28, 2018
The family of Felix Calata, the man who police say ran over South Salt Lake officer David Romrell Saturday, has posted an open letter on Facebook to Romrell's widow.

Video: California Bar Gunman Planned to Ambush Officers, Report Says

November 28, 2018
After the initial shooting, the gunman positioned himself in anticipation of the police response, Ayub said. When officers entered, he ambushed them immediately from a position of tactical advantage, mortally wounding Ventura County Sgt. Ron Helus.

Second Man in Car that Killed Utah Officer Arrested on Homicide Charge

November 27, 2018
The passenger in the vehicle that struck and killed Officer David Romrell of the South Salt Lake (UT) Police Department on Saturday night has been arrested on suspicion of homicide, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Utah Officer Struck and Killed by Fleeing Burglary Suspect's Car

November 26, 2018
Officer David Romrell was responding with other officers to a burglary in progress call. When they arrived at the scene, the suspects attempted to leave in a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle accelerated toward the officers and struck Officer Romrell.

Virginia Officer Dies in Single-Vehicle Collision Responding to Call

November 26, 2018
Police Officer Hunter Edwards was responding to the call several blocks away from his location when the crash occurred. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Mississippi Officer Dies in Single-Vehicle Collision Responding to Call

November 26, 2018
Officer Leann Simpson was en route to the scene when her vehicle left the roadway, hit a light pole, and flipped several times, causing her to suffer fatal injuries.

California Deputy Dies in Single-Vehicle Collision During Pursuit

November 26, 2018
A deputy with the Stanislaus County (CA) Sheriff's Department was killed in a single-vehicle crash as he responded to assist other deputies who were involved in a suspected DUI vehicle pursuit.

Chicago Officer Killed in Hospital Shooting

November 20, 2018
Officer Samuel Jimenez, 28, was shot in the lobby of the hospital by a man who shot a woman in an apparently domestic-related dispute and a pharmaceutical assistant, police officials said at a Monday evening news conference.

Louisiana Motor Officer Dies of Injuries Sustained During Funeral Escort Duty

November 19, 2018
The Slidell (LA) Police Department posted to Facebook news that Motor Officer Jason Seals has succumbed to injuries sustained in late September while participating in funeral escort duty.
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