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N.C. Deputy Killed In Crash Assisting Another Officer

August 2, 2011
Greene County (N.C.) Sheriff's deputy David Jennings Dawson III was killed when his cruiser left the road while responding to another deputy who had asked for assistance. The 21-year-old deputy swerved and left the roadway on Highway 903 at Crowfoot Road, about three miles south of Snow Hill.

N.J. Detective Killed In Head-On Crash

August 2, 2011
A New Jersey detective was killed Monday morning, after a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction drifted across the center line and struck her head-on, as she headed to work in her department-issued Ford Crown Vic.

Woman who Struck, Killed Ind. Cop Avoids Jail

August 2, 2011
An Indiana circuit court judge sentenced an Indianapolis woman who admitted to striking and killing a bicycling Greenfield officer to four years home detention. Sue Ann Vanderbeck has blamed the department for Officer William Phillips' death.

Missing Wyo. Deputy's Body Found

August 1, 2011
Searchers on Sunday morning found the body of a missing Converse County (Wyo.) Sheriff's deputy who had jumped into the North Platte River to help a struggling girl.

N.C. Officer Strikes Tree While Responding to ONA Call

July 31, 2011
Officer Russell Willingham, 28, responded to a 3:15 a.m. call from an officer asking for assistance after stopping a probable drunk driver who was weaving around the road.

Fatigued Calif. Officer Dies After SWAT Training

July 31, 2011
Buena Park (Calif.) Police Officer Daniel Ackerman's tenure on his agency's part-time SWAT team was cut short, following his death after a physically grueling day of training.

Line-of-Duty Deaths: The War on Cops

July 25, 2011

A cursory glance at the numbers seemingly underscores such concerns. Thirty-one officers were feloniously shot and killed from January through mid-May 2011—a 34 percent increase over the same period a year before.

Law Enforcement Fatalities by Gunfire Reaches 20-Year High

July 20, 2011
The 40 law officers killed by gunfire in the first half of 2011 marks the highest number in two decades in a year that's been especially deadly for those who wear the badge.

Affected Co-Workers Retreat Helps Officers Cope with LODDs

July 20, 2011
Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) offered its first hands-on retreat for co-workers affected by a line-of-duty death in early October, and structured the event to specifically to make it possible for law enforcement officers and staff to talk through their experiences.

S.C. Deputy Fatally Shot Searching Home

July 14, 2011
Dep. Roger Rice, who had completed police training in January, died as a result of gunfire sustained during a shootout with Bennie Ray Brown Jr., who had been released from jail two weeks ago and has a 20-year arrest record in the state.

Responding Calif. Officer Killed In Collision with Second Unit

July 10, 2011
An Alhambra (Calif.) Police officer was killed early Sunday when he collided with another police cruiser while responding to a report of an armed robbery.

North Dakota Sergeant Fatally Shot Approaching Man in Van

July 9, 2011
A Bismarck (N.D.) Police sergeant was shot while he and a second officer approached a suspect sitting in a vehicle outside a residence where he had allegedly threatened a woman with a knife.

Texas Officer Killed when Suspect Plows Into Cruiser

July 9, 2011
Officer Bryan Hebert was pulling the stop stick and safety vest from his cruiser's trunk at 10:41 p.m. Friday when his cruiser was struck head-on by a 2008 Dodge Nitro SUV driven by 30-year-old John Wesley Nero.

N.C. Officer Dies In Rappelling Accident

July 6, 2011
A Sanford (N.C.) Police officer has died in a "freak accident" after injuring himself while rappelling down a four-story building during a training exercise.

Florida Deputy Killed During Four-County Pursuit

July 3, 2011
Hernando County (Fla.) Sheriff's Deputy John Mecklenburg was killed near U.S. 41 and Painter Place after losing control of his cruiser, veering onto the shoulder, and hitting a tree.

Memphis Officer Fatally Shot at Downtown Hotel

July 3, 2011
Officer Timothy Warren was hit by gunfire while inside the hotel. Officer Warren, 39, was apparently shot in the head and pronounced dead at the Regional Medical Center following the shooting.

15-Year-Old Faces First Degree Murder In Canadian Cop's Death

June 30, 2011
The teen's name will not be released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. He was charged late Tuesday night in the hospital where he remains in serious condition. Under the Criminal Code of Canada, killing a police officer with or without intent results in an automatic first-degree murder charge.

Pennsylvania K-9 Officer Shot During Foot Pursuit

June 30, 2011
This morning, Deputy Kyle Pagerly succumbed to injuries suffered when he was shot in the head with an AK-47 by Matthew Connor, 25, late Wednesday at an Albany Township residence.

Video: Texas Deputy Killed In Head-On with Pickup

June 27, 2011
One Brazoria County (Texas) Sheriff's deputy was killed and a second was critically injured in a late-Sunday crash with a pickup truck that struck their cruiser head on.

Louisiana Officer Lost Control of Cruiser After Hitting Bicycle

June 27, 2011
Officer Russell A. George was traveling south on U.S. 165 around 2:50 a.m. Sunday. After striking a bicycle that was on the pavement in an inside lane, Officer George lost control of his vehicle, which began spinning and then veered off the right side of the highway.
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