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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.

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.
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