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Tennessee Captain Succumbs to Injuries from DV Call

May 3, 2011
An eastern Tennessee police captain succumbed Monday to injuries he had sustained, while responding to a domestic disturbance call late last month.

Arizona Officer Killed, Second Injured Working Security Detail

May 1, 2011
An early Sunday gunfight involving three Buckeye (Ariz.) Police officers working an off-duty security detail at the El Gran Mercado swat meet in Phoenix resulted in the death of one officer and critical injuries to another.

Friendly Fire: A Devastating LODD

April 26, 2011
He responded "as is" in his gym shorts. Yet there was absolutely no question in anyone's mind that he was "SWAT." That's because he had the presence of mind to don his tactical vest and helmet, which made him instantly recognizable as SWAT.

Texas Deputy Killed In Ambush

April 24, 2011
Johnson County (Texas) Sheriff's Deputy Clifton Taylor was killed Saturday afternoon, when a gunman opened fire from inside a shed.

Woman Guns Down Ore. Motor Officer During Pursuit

April 23, 2011
Officer Chris Kilcullen, a 12-year veteran of the force, had pulled alongside the 1998 Buick Skylark driven by Cheryl Kidd, 56, at a red light in Springfield. When Kilcullen, 43, motioned to Kidd to pull over, the woman pulled out a handgun and opened fire, fatally wounding the officer.

Michigan Officer Killed by Suicidal Suspect

April 19, 2011
A Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officer responding to a shots-fired call was shot and killed when he confronted a fleeing suspect between two houses.

Texas Deputy Fatally Shot Transporting Inmate

April 18, 2011
A female Bowie County (Texas) Sheriff's deputy was overcome and fatally shot in a courthouse basement today, as she readied an inmate for a court hearing.

Inmates Kill S.D. Prison Guard In Failed Escape Attempt

April 13, 2011
Ronald E. Johnson, a 23-year penitentiary veteran, was pronounced dead at 11:50 a.m. after an alleged assault by inmates Eric Robert and Rodney Berget.

Arkansas Officer Saved Sgt. During Fatal Gunfight

April 13, 2011
Officer Jonathan Schmidt, 30, was killed in front of the Cottonwood Manor Apartments on Pine Street at 11:27 p.m. as he walked toward a 2002 Hyundai.

Tales of Three SWAT Tragedies

April 12, 2011
While the official investigations are still ongoing, enough has already been reported to provide glimpses into what and how these tragedies might have occurred.

Michigan Trooper Crashes During Early Morning Pursuit

April 6, 2011
Trooper Jeffrey Werda, 43, had responded to a pursuit at 1:30 a.m. today on Birch Run Road in Taymouth Township to help Saginaw County sheriff's deputies with the chase.

Iowa Deputy Fatally Shot by Man with Violent Past

April 5, 2011
Keokuk County (Iowa) Sheriff's deputy Eric Stein was shot and killed on Monday at a home that he had responded to a day earlier on an unknown disturbance call.

N.J. Trooper Dies of Heart Attack During Commercial Duty

April 4, 2011
New Jersey Trooper Anthony Fotiou suffered a fatal heart attack while conducting commercial vehicle inspections at the Carney's Point Scales.

Tenn. Sgt. Killed In Gunfight With Prison Escapee Wearing Kevlar Vest

April 2, 2011
Sgt. James Timothy Chapin, a 26-year veteran, was shot in the head during a foot pursuit with the suspect, whose Kevlar vest protected him from numerous police bullets. A bullet from the suspect struck a second officer, Lorin Johnston, in his ballistic vest.

Is Law Enforcement Entering a Deadly New Era?

April 1, 2011
The spike in duty deaths has occurred despite the many advancements in police training, equipment (particularly protective armor), and emergency medical trauma care. What does appear to be occurring is more and more criminals are showing an increasing willingness to engage police in armed confrontations.

NYPD Cop's Family Upset by 9/11 Death Investigation

March 31, 2011
George Wong, 48, died a week ago of gastric cancer, and his doctor listed the cause of death as "9/11 toxic exposure." Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the city's decision.

Rewards Offered In ICE Agent's Slaying

March 30, 2011
The U.S. and Mexican governments are offering up to $5 million dollars and up to 10 million pesos for information about the shooting of two immigration enforcement agents in Mexico.

Texas Deputy Succumbs to Injuries From Cow Attack

March 28, 2011
Smith County (Texas) Sheriff's deputy Robert Britton has died as a result of injuries he sustained when an injured cow charged him while he directed traffic.

Lone-Officer Patrols: Going Solo

March 28, 2011

Caught between diminishing tax revenues and citizen demand for greater police protection, law enforcement leveraged the challenge onto the backs of its patrol personnel. By splitting two-officer units into separate cars, police agencies were able to effectively double the area of patrol coverage.

N.Y. State Trooper Struck, Killed at Traffic Stop

March 26, 2011
Trooper Kevin P. Dobson, a 14-year member of the state patrol, was conducting a stop in Tonawanda, Erie County, when he was struck at 7:30 a.m. today.
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