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Supreme Court Makes Mumia Abu-Jamal Death Sentence Possible

January 20, 2010
The Supreme Court threw out a 2008 ruling by an appeals court in Philadelphia that had set aside the death sentence of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. The justices ordered the appeals court to revisit the ruling, which had said Abu-Jamal deserved a new hearing.

Transient Who Killed Los Angeles Airport Officer Gets Life

January 17, 2010
William Sadowski, 51, carjacked officer Thomas Scott's patrol vehicle in April 2005, dragging the officer for a quarter of a mile before striking a fire hydrant, killing the officer instantly.

Florida Recruit's Heart 'Just Gave Out On Him'

December 30, 2009
Williams, who had left his masters program in psychology, had completed his coursework at the Daytona State College police academy. Williams collapsed, after completing the agency's pre-employment agility test.

Ambushed Wash. Deputy Succumbs to Wounds

December 29, 2009
A Pierce County, Wash., Sheriff's deputy who was shot last week while responding to a domestic violence dispute in Eatonville died Monday at Harborview Medical Center.

Number of Officers Killed By Gunfire Spikes In 2009

December 13, 2009
While total duty deaths fell in 2009, the number of officers killed by gunfire rose drastically, according to preliminary data released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Penn Hills Officer Killed As He Waited For Backup

December 7, 2009
Penn Hills police officer Michael Crawshaw was shot and killed as he waited in his patrol car for backup units to arrive, after responding to a crime scene, WTAE TV reports.

Slain Female Officer Remembered as Stickler for Officer Safety

November 30, 2009
Before joining the Lakewood (Wash.) Police Department, Tina Griswold earned a reputation as a hard-charging, well-liked officer in Lacey who never let things slide when it came to officer safety. Griswold, 40, was among four Lakewood officers slain early Sunday while working on their laptops at a coffee shop.

Former Ark. Gov. Huckabee Releases Statement on Release of Lakewood Suspect

November 30, 2009
The suspect in the slaying of four Lakewood, Wash., police officers was granted clemency in 2000 by then Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas. The former governor now political commentator and candidate for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination has issued a statement explaining his decision.

Slain Washington Officers Respected for Careers, Family Life

November 30, 2009
The four victims of Sunday morning's shooting were veteran officers who brought a range of talents to the fledgling Lakewood Police Department when it was created in 2004, according to Lakewood Police Chief Bret Farrar.

Police Believe Lakewood Cop-Killing Suspect May Be Dead

November 30, 2009
Maurice Clemmons, the man suspected of killing four Lakewood police officers Sunday in a Parkland coffee shop, was shot and perhaps seriously wounded by one of the officers before fleeing, Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said this morning.

Lakewood PD Identifies Four Officers In Coffeehouse Shooting

November 29, 2009
Sgt. Mark Renninger and three other patrol officers were killed by the gunman. One officer reached the shop's doorway and returned fire, wounding the assailant.

Person of Interest Sought in Lakewood Officers Slaying

November 29, 2009
The Pierce County Sheriff's Office has said they are looking for a person of interest in connection with this morning's deadly shooting of four Lakewood police officers.

How to Donate to Lakewood Police Officers' Families

November 29, 2009
The Lakewood Police Independent Guild has posted information on how to donate to the slain Washington officers' families.

One of the Slain Washington Officers Identified

November 29, 2009
One of the four Lakewood police officers killed this morning has been identified on Facebook and by one Eastern U.S. television station as Mark Renninger.

Sheriff's Spokesman Says No Specific Threats Were Made Against Lakewood Police

November 29, 2009
The gunman walked into the coffee shop and shot two of the Lakewood officers as they sat down. The other two officers stood up. One officer was killed. The fourth officer fought the gunman and may have injured him. The officer was able to fire his weapon said Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said.

Gunman Reportedly Walked Past Washington Officers, Turned and Fired

November 29, 2009
The gunman walked into Forza, past the officers and up to the counter as if he was going to place an order. He opened up his coat. The barista turned and ran.

Gunman Kills Four Washington State Officers In Coffee Shop Ambush

November 29, 2009
As they worked on laptops, the four patrol officers with the Lakewood Police Department were shot by a man police say targeted them.

Seattle Officer Killed, Trainee Wounded in Halloween Drive-by

November 2, 2009
Seattle police are following leads in the shooting death of a veteran officer and wounding of a student trainee, following a traffic stop, SeattlePI.com reports.

Honoring the Fallen

October 30, 2009

The thought of not being there for my boy and leaving others to exert some control in fashioning his principles, values, and priorities began to weigh heavily on my mind. Would others step up to assist him in my absence? How would he ultimately deal with my absence?

What Happens to the Children of Fallen Officers

October 14, 2009

"I love my father, but one thing I know he would want me to learn from his experiences is that this kind of dedication can cost you. There's always a cost, and in his case, it cost him his life, but also time with his family."

-Jim Chadwell Jr.

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