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$3M Bond Set for Man Who Struck, Killed Ill. C.O.

July 23, 2012
Bond was set Saturday at $3 million for a Little Village man with a history of DUIs who was charged with reckless homicide for the deadly hit and run accident that claimed the life of a Cook County correctional officer.

Off-Duty N.C. Cop Shot at Gas Station

July 17, 2012
An off-duty Lumberton (N.C.) Police Department officer was fatally shot Tuesday as he and another officer attempted to apprehend a murder suspect. Master Police Officer Jeremiah Goodson had six years of service.

Police Deaths Fall 43% In First Half of 2012

July 9, 2012
The number of line-of-duty deaths fell precipitously during the first half of 2012, as law enforcement agencies focused on officer safety measures. Through June, 53 officers lost their lives on duty compared to the 94 who were killed through the same period of 2011, a 43.6% drop.

Philly Cop Killed by Wrong-Way Drunk Driver

July 9, 2012
Officer Brian Lorenzo, a 23-year veteran and member of the department's elite Highway Patrol unit, was killed early Sunday on Interstate 95 while riding his Harley-Davidson Road King.

N.J. Officer Killed In Early Morning Wreck

July 9, 2012
Officer Christopher Reeves died at the scene following the crash at 3rd and Broad streets. Officer Reeves' partner, Officer Jonathan Seidel, was seriously injured in the crash

Border Patrol Agent Dies In ATV Crash

July 9, 2012
A Border Patrol agent was killed in west Texas late Friday in an ATV crash near the Fort Hancock port of entry. Leopoldo Cavazos, Jr., 29, was patrolling along the border fence about a half-mile from the entry point when the accident occurred.

Tenn. Trooper Suffers Heart Attack On Duty

July 6, 2012
A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper suffered a heart attack and died while on duty, the agency has announced. Trooper Ronnie Hale, 57, was a 15-year veteran of the agency.

Memoirs From Heaven Bereavement Website Launched

July 5, 2012
Memoirs from Heaven has launched a website with the same name that allows online posting of first person-authored posthumous bereavement letters and cards.

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.
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