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Slain Mich. Trooper Helped Capture His Suspected Killer

September 10, 2013
Michigan Trooper Paul Butterfield died late Monday after he was shot in the head at a vehicle stop in a rural area in the western area of the state. The trooper's radio call helped lead law enforcement to his alleged killer.

The Last Full Measure

September 10, 2013

Abraham Lincoln spoke of the willingness to fight and die for others as "the last full measure of devotion." Officers who agree to have their organs donated upon death exemplify that devotion.

Miss. Officer Arrests Shoplifter, Suffers Heart Attack

September 9, 2013
Corporal Van Perry, 49, has transported the suspect to the police station on Aug. 28 and began to interview him when Perry suddenly collapsed.

Utah Sgt. Fatally Shot While Approaching Vehicle

September 2, 2013
A Draper (Utah) Police sergeant radioed for help after being fatally shot while he drove his police cruiser toward an awkwardly parked vehicle early Sunday. Sgt. Derek Johnson, 32, was met with gunfire as he approached a silver Volvo.

N.Y. Commercial Enforcement Trooper Suffers Heart Attack

August 28, 2013
Trooper William Keane, who had a 26-year career with the New York State Police, died Friday in Salt Lake City. The 56-year-old trooper was participating in a competition hosted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

Tactical Md. Officer Shot, Killed Serving Warrant

August 28, 2013
Officer Jason Schneider, 36, was shot in an exchange of gunfire at a Catonsville home Wednesday and pronounced dead at University of Maryland Medical Center's Shock Trauma Center.

Ga. Officer Killed In Pursuit Wreck

August 12, 2013
A DeKalb County (Ga.) Police officer responding to back up other units in a pursuit died after losing control of his vehicle and striking a tree. Officer Ivorie Klusmann, 32, had joined the department in April and recently completed his probationary status.

Ill. Recruit Killed In Head-On Crash

August 8, 2013
Heather Wandt, 30, was driving an agency-owned Chevrolet Lumina when she attempted to pass a semi-truck heading north on Illinois 47 shortly after midnight. Her vehicle struck a pickup truck head-on.

Ky. Deputy Collapses at School

August 7, 2013
A McCracken County (Ky.) Sheriff's deputy died Tuesday shortly after he collapsed while helping a private school in Paducah prepare for the start of classes.

Competition Shooter Kills Fla. Sergeant

August 6, 2013
Sgt. Michael Wilson, 42, was fatally shot at 8:30 p.m. Monday providing backup for deputies who responded to a domestic dispute at the Lakes of Tuscana Apartments in Port Charlotte.

La. Deputy Killed In Head-On Crash

August 5, 2013
St. Charles Parish (La.) Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Watson lost his life Sunday evening in a multiple-vehicle crash while he responded to a call for assistance, the agency announced.

Ga. Officer Killed In Code 3 Crash

July 31, 2013
Veteran Columbus (Ga.) Police Cpl. Thomas Keith Slay was killed and a Russell County Sheriff's deputy was seriously injured in a crash while responding to a an officer-assistance call with lights and sirens.

Ill. Officer Dies After Training Exercise

July 29, 2013
A veteran Wheeling (Ill.) Police officer died Saturday, two days after she became ill during a department training session. Shamekia Goodwin-Badger, 33, was an Iraq War veteran who served with the Wheeling PD for five years.

N.Y. Trooper Dies from Crash Site Injury

July 25, 2013
New York State Police Trooper Winston Martindale, Jr., has died of complications caused by an injury he sustained two years ago while responding to a crash of two small airplanes.

Nev. Officer Dies In Fall During Copter Rescue

July 23, 2013
At some point during the helicopter-assisted rescue, Officer David Vanbuskirk fell to his death. The officers were using the helicopter to hoist the hiker to safety from an area that was too difficult to reach by foot.

Miss. Officer Struck Removing BBQ Grill from Road

July 22, 2013
A driver struck and killed a Jackson (Miss.) Police officer Saturday as the officer attempted to remove debris from Interstate 55. Officer Bruce Jacob, a five-year veteran, died after he was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Texas SWAT Officer Killed After Fake Surrender

July 15, 2013
A barricaded suspect fatally shot a Killeen (Texas) Police SWAT officer and wounded a second officer early Sunday after pretending to surrender at an apartment complex.

Officer Fatalities Rise, Still Near 60-Year Low

July 11, 2013
Law enforcement saw a 9 percent increase in the number of officers killed on duty during the first half of 2013. Despite the increase, it marked the second lowest number since 1963. There were 51 officers killed from January through June.

Pa. State Police Commander Killed In Crash

July 5, 2013
A veteran Pennsylvania State Police commander died in a crash, after he lost control of his cruiser an struck an oncoming SUV. Sgt. John LaRose, a 22-year trooper, was on his way home from the state police barracks in Cameron County.

Texas Sex Offender Kills Deputy, Wounds Officer

July 1, 2013
A fugitive sex offender fatally shot a Texas deputy serving a warrant and later wounded a municipal officer in a city hall shootout that also left the suspect dead.
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