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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.

Veteran Maine Game Warden Dies In Plane Crash

March 25, 2011
Daryl Gordon was flying a department-owned Cessna 185. He was located after a night-long search involving the Maine Forest Service, Maine State Police, the Houlton Air Branch of Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol, and Civil Air Patrol.

Carjacking Suspect Kills Georgia Officer, Wounds Second

March 22, 2011
Senior Police Officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian, a married father of two, was fatally shot and SPO Tony Howard was wounded in an exchange of gunfire during a vehicle stop. Police took the driver of the vehicle into custody and are actively searching for 33-year-old Jamie Hood, who has been identified as the shooter.

AG Holder: 2011 Duty Deaths 'Simply Unacceptable'

March 22, 2011
Duty deaths have spiked in 2011 with a 20% increase through March 22 compared to 2010. So far in 2011, 49 officers have died in the line of duty, according to preliminary data from NLEOMF. The spike in duty deaths began in 2010 after a two-year decline. There were 162 LODDs, 45 more than 2009.

Video: Wisconsin Officer Killed by Army Vet

March 21, 2011
Fond du Lac Officer Craig Birkholz, 28, was shot in the upper torso above his ballistic vest as he approached the home at 24 S. Lincoln Ave. K-9 Officer Ryan Williams and his dog Grendel were also shot at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

Calif. Officer Killed In Crash Had Earned Purple Heart

March 20, 2011
Cathedral City (Calif.) Police Officer Jermaine Gibson, who was killed late Friday when his cruiser struck a palm tree and burst into flames, was a former Marine who earned the Purple Heart.

Suspect Charged with Murder of Ohio Officer

March 20, 2011
Kevin Randleman, 50, is suspected of firing on Officer Andrew Dunn, 30. The two exchanged gunfire at 3:30 a.m., after Dunn contacted Randleman while he rode his bicycle.

Florida Sheriff's Office Mourns Loss of Two Deputies

March 18, 2011
The Orange County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office lost two deputies this week to health-related issues. Deputy Sebastian Diana succumbed to complications from a bacterial infection from a 911 call.
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