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Utah Trooper Killed In Fall During Rescue

July 2, 2012
A Utah Highway Patrol trooper fell to his death on Saturday during a search and rescue mission on Mount Olympus. Trooper Aaron Beesley was a 13-year veteran and tactical flight officer.

Okla. Officer Succumbs During Narcotics Training

June 28, 2012
A Jenks (Okla.) Police Department officer has died after falling ill during physical fitness training on Wednesday for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. Officer Juan Legarreta, 27, had been a member of the department for about a year.

Denver Officer Shot, Killed at Jazz Concert

June 25, 2012
Officer Celena Hollis succumbed to wounds from the shooting, which occurred shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday at the City Park Jazz concert. Police believe Rollen Oliver, 21, shot Officer Hollis in the head.

Ga. Deputy Killed By Wrong-Way Driver

June 15, 2012
A Bryan County (Ga.) Sheriff's deputy was killed early Friday, when a wrong-way driver struck his cruiser on Interstate 95. Deputy Robert Crapse succumbed to injuries he sustained in the crash, which happened at about 2 a.m.

Okla. Reserve Deputy Killed In Fiery Wreck

June 12, 2012
A Harper County (Okla.) Sheriff's reserve deputy was killed after he lost control of his vehicle while responding to a call and crashed in Laverne. Deputy Charley Coen's Dodge Charger left the roadway on Highway 64 about two miles west of Buffalo.

N.C. Deputy Killed Responding to Assault Call

June 11, 2012
A Bladen County (N.C.) Sheriff's Office deputy died late Friday after he lost control of his cruiser and struck a tree while responding to a call.

Texas Deputy Killed in Head-On Collision

June 8, 2012
Upton County (Texas) Sheriff's Office deputy Mike Smith was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a fire at an oil tank battery earlier today, reports the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Veteran Mass. Cop Fatally Shot at Domestic Call

June 4, 2012
A veteran Springfield (Mass.) Police officer was shot and killed attempting to help the girlfriend of a corrections officer who later turned a gun on himself. Officer Kevin Ambrose was a 36-year veteran of the force.

Colo. Officer Struck, Killed by Drunk Driver

May 29, 2012
Englewood (Colo.) Police Officer Jeremy Bitner has succumbed to injuries suffered when he was struck by a drunk driver during a traffic stop. Officer Bitner passed away Tuesday, a day after he and a motorist were struck by a vehicle.

N.Y. Trooper Killed Trying to Stop Violator

May 28, 2012
A New York trooper who was killed in a rollover crash was trying to stop a violator when her SUV hit a guardrail and flipped over. Trooper Amanda Anna, 31, crashed her police cruiser in Oswego County.

Tenn. Cop Killed In Fatal Wreck

May 21, 2012
A Cleveland (Tenn.) Police officer died late Sunday after his cruiser struck a telephone pole. Officer Justin Maples, 34, struck the pole near the Holiday Motel off South Lee Highway.

First Black Federal Officer Killed In 1883 Honored

May 15, 2012
William Henderson Foote's name had been forgotten until this week, when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) honored him as the first black federal officer killed in the line of duty.

FBI: 2 of 3 Slain Officers Wore Body Armor

May 14, 2012
In 2011, 72 officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty. That number was 16 more than the 56 officers slain in 2010. Also, 50 officers were killed in accidents, a decrease of 22 officers compared with the 72 officers accidentally killed in 2010.

Police Week Vigil Honors Sacrifice of Fallen Officers

May 13, 2012
This year's National Police Week's candlelight vigil paid homage to the law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2011 and as far back as 1852.

Kansas Officer's Final Hours Described

May 4, 2012
On Saturday, the city will mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Officer Matthews, who is believed to be the first Topeka officer killed in the line of duty.

Ariz. Deputy Dragged by Truck Dies 9 Years Later

May 3, 2012
A Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's deputy has succumbed to injuries he sustained nine years ago, when he was dragged by a truck in a parking lot. Deputy David Wargo, 39, will be given full honors when he's buried next week. He died Tuesday.

Miss. Investigator Killed Serving Warrant on Pedophile

May 1, 2012
A Pearl (Miss.) Police Department officer was fatally shot and two others were injured inside an apartment on Tuesday while serving a warrant for sexual battery and molestation.

Memorial Set for Okla. Deputy Killed In Crash

April 23, 2012
A funeral has been scheduled for Thursday for a Choctaw County (Okla.) Sheriff's deputy who was killed in a collision on U.S. Highway 70 in southeastern Oklahoma.

R.I. Officer Killed In Crash Responding to Disturbance

April 19, 2012
A Providence (R.I.) Police officer has succumbed to injuries he sustained after crashing his police vehicle while responding as backup to a disturbance call.

N.C. Corrections Officer Dies After Fall

April 16, 2012
A North Carolina corrections officer has died after falling down the stairs, the state's Department of Public Safety announced Monday. Officer William Wright, 31, has succumbed to injuries sustained after he fell while climbing a metal staircase at the Mountain View Correctional Facility in Spruce Pine.
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