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Chicago Officer's Death Attributed To Inhaling Cleaning Fluid

September 21, 2011
The autopsy of Kevin Robinson, 42, shows he died of a lung illness from inhaling the noxious fumes. Robinson, a 15-year veteran of the department, died April 4.

Iowa Trooper Dies In Fiery Rollover Crash

September 20, 2011
Trooper Mark Toney was driving with emergency lights activated when his vehicle left the roadway, rolled about 50 yards, and burst into flames.

Prosecutor: Suspects Partied After Killing Officer

September 20, 2011
A South Side man seeking to avenge an earlier shooting killed Chicago Police Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez in a volley of bullets, then drove to a friend's house where he partied with his buddies, prosecutors told jurors today as his trial opened.

No Bail for Man Charged With Fatally Stabbing Delaware Sgt.

September 16, 2011
Sgt. Joseph Szczerba, 44, had responded to a call for a disorderly person in the Penn Acres community. Szczerba, an 18-year veteran, chased a man on foot. As the two struggled, the man stabbed the officer in the neck.

Hawaii Officer Fatally Struck at Vehicle Stop

September 14, 2011
Officers Eric Fontes and Herman Scanlan were attending to a black SUV that was stopped along Farrington Highway near Ko Olina at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. A pickup truck struck one of the police vehicles at the scene.

Texas Constable Collapses After Guarding Burned Homes

September 11, 2011
Travis County Constable Cpl. Kevin Aigner died after guarding homes damaged in the Steiner Ranch wildfire. Cpl. Aigner, 38, began having trouble breathing late Saturday and was rushed to Seton Medical Center.

Texas Sgt. Ejected From Vehicle In Fatal Crash

August 28, 2011
Sgt. Mark Scianna, 49, died in the crash that occurred while he was working his normal overnight traffic supervisor shift. His police vehicle rolled and struck a second utility pole after ejecting the officer.

Report: 40% of Officers Shot This Year Were Ambushed

August 25, 2011
Of the 50 officers killed by gunfire this year, which is a 32 percent increase from the same time last year, at least 19 were victims of ambush or surprise attacks.

Ala. Officer Removed from Life Support; Organs Harvested

August 25, 2011
Anniston (Ala.) Police Officer Justin Sollohub was removed from life support Thursday, a day after he was shot in the head while chasing a suspect. Officer Sollohub was taken off life support at 3:05 p.m. local time on Thursday, so doctors could harvest his organs for transplant.

Tenn. Constable Succumbs to Wounds From Crash

August 23, 2011
Constable Ross Potter of Carter County's Sixth District was traveling on Highway 91 on Aug. 4 when his department vehicle left the roadway near Blue Springs Road and struck a utility pole.

Army Civilian Officer Collapses During Agility Test

August 19, 2011
A Department of the Army civilian police officer died Thursday morning during the running portion of the Physical Agility Test at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Ariz.

Missouri Officer Killed Laying Spike Strips

August 16, 2011
Caruthersville (Mo.) Police officer Evan Burns was killed while attempting to lay out spike strips to stop a fleeing suspect heading south on Interstate 55.

Slain Pa. Cop Had Pointed Stun Gun at Attacking Dogs

August 12, 2011
Officer Robert Lasso was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance call at a home, where he was attacked by two dogs. The officer fired a stun gun at the dogs, prompting the suspect to fire his shotgun at the officer.

Line-of-Duty Deaths: Managing Risk

August 12, 2011

The rash of police murders and assaults this year is small compared to the body count inflicted on cops during the late 1960s and early 1970s. That era's law enforcement blood bath led to the adoption of better police tactics, more comprehensive police training, and the adoption of ballistic armor as standard police equipment.

La. Capitol Police Officer Killed In Crash

August 10, 2011
A Louisiana capitol police officer was killed in a crash Tuesday night, when his department vehicle crossed the interstate median and struck an 18-wheeler and pickup truck head on.

What Gets You Killed

August 9, 2011

Each year the FBI compiles a special report on law enforcement officers killed and assaulted (LEOKA). Although it's a grim topic, much can be learned about the behavior of cop killers and the cops who are feloniously killed by analyzing the source data.

Second Rapid City Officer Involved In Gunfight Dies

August 8, 2011
Officer Nick Armstrong, 27, died five days after Officer James Ryan McCandless, 28. Officer Armstrong, a two-year officer, died Sunday.

Calif. Cop Killed at Stop Sign, Suspect Killed In Gunfight

August 7, 2011
San Diego (Calif.) Police Officer Jeremy Henwood has succumbed to injuries suffered when a suspect pulled up alongside his car, rolled down the passenger-side window, and fired a shotgun at the officer.

S.D. Cop Killed In Afternoon Gunfight at Intersection

August 3, 2011
A Rapid City (S.D.) Police officer was killed and two others were wounded exchanging fire with four men they approached at a city intersection late Tuesday afternoon.

Missouri Trooper, K-9 Swept Away by Flood Waters

August 2, 2011
Trooper Frederick Guthrie, 46, likely drowned Monday afternoon in Holt County. His patrol vehicle was found at the junction of Missouri 118 and Missouri 111. His K-9, Reed, has not been located.
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