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Texas Officer Killed by Fleeing Vehicle During Vehicle Pursuit

March 12, 2009
A 20-year Corpus Christi Police Department veteran likely was setting out spikes to flatten the tires of a fleeing vehicle when it struck and killed him early Wednesday, police said. Patrol Lt. Stuart Alexander was hit by an SUV about 12:10 a.m. in a grassy median along North Padre Island Drive between Bates and Agnes streets.

Young Officer Becomes Seventh Philadelphia Cop Killed in Three Years

February 19, 2009
Another seemingly random shooting in North Philadelphia on Friday night claimed the life of yet another city police officer and cost the Northeast another son, brother, husband, father-to-be, neighbor and friend.

Arkansas Police Chief Killed in Ice Storm Accident

January 29, 2009
Trumann Police Chief Larry Blagg, 39, was remembered Wednesday as a family man who went well beyond his duty, dying to protect people in the Poinsett County town. Blagg, a 17-year veteran of the department, was killed Tuesday night when a piece of a tree limb struck him on West Main Street.

Mass. State Police Captain Killed When Car Hits Pole on Route 1

January 29, 2009
Captain Richard J. Cashin, who joined law enforcement in 1980, the same year his uncle was shot to death while working as a Chelsea police officer, was the overnight shift commander for State Police Troop A, whose jurisdiction stretches from Revere to the New Hampshire border, officials said.

Number of Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the U.S. Falls Sharply in 2008

December 30, 2008
Based on analysis of preliminary data, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) found that 140 officers have died in the line of duty so far this year. That is 23 percent lower than the 2007 figure of 181, and represents one of the lowest years for officer fatalities since the mid-1960s.

Details Leading to Houston Officer's Death Emerge

December 4, 2008
A man accused of ambushing and killing a Houston police officer had threatened his former girlfriend in the hours leading up to the bloodbath, prompting her to call the police for help.

Small Town Georgia Police Chief Dies in Wreck

December 3, 2008
The 32-year-old police chief of the small town of Nelson was killed Monday in a wreck being blamed on icy weather conditions.

Texas Sheriff Killed in Pursuit Crash

December 1, 2008

Trinity County Sheriff Brent Lee was killed Thursday morning when his patrol car left Farm-to-Market Road 3453 and crashed during the pursuit of a possible suspect.

L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy's Killing Remains a Mystery

November 26, 2008
Detectives hope a $95,000 reward will get witnesses to step forward in the possible gang-related shooting in August in Cypress Park.

Man Wanted in Killing of N.C. Sheriff's Deputy Found Dead

September 25, 2008
Searchers found the body of Skip Brinkley on his 35-acre farm in rural Caldwell County about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday – at the same time mourners were holding a funeral service for the deputy, Adam William Klutz, in another part of the county.

N.C. Deputy Slaying Suspect is Ex-Officer, Iraq War Veteran

September 23, 2008
The man accused of fatally shooting a Caldwell County, N.C., sheriff's deputy is a former S.C. police officer with Army Ranger training who continues to elude authorities.

N.C. Deputies Ambushed, One Killed

September 23, 2008
Hundreds of officers searched into the night Saturday for an Iraq War veteran they believe ambushed two Caldwell County sheriff's deputies late Friday. One of the officers died. The other might have been saved by his bulletproof vest.

Slain Washington Officer's Love of Animals Evolved into a Deputy's Job

September 5, 2008
It was on patrol at 2:50 p.m. that Dep. Anne Jackson responded to a trespassing call. Investigators don't yet know what happened next but they believe 28-year-old Isaac Zamora of Alger, a man Jackson had been called about before, shot and killed her, another man and four more people before his arrest hours later.

Louisiana Deputy Run Over, Killed by Fleeing Suspect

August 21, 2008
Lafourche Parish, La., Sheriff’s deputy Martha Woods-Shareef was killed early Wednesday morning after being run over by a pickup truck by a man who police said was suspected in a robbery.

Off-Duty Chicago Officer Dies After Being Shot in Apparent Attempted Robbery

August 14, 2008
A veteran Chicago police officer who was shot Wednesday morning in an apparent robbery gone bad on the city's West Side died early Thursday morning from his wounds, police said. A woman who was sitting in the off-duty officer's sport-utility vehicle during the shooting was dead on the scene.

"Person of Interest" in S.C. Deputy Murder Taken into Custody

August 7, 2008
A multi-agency perimeter was set up around the Indian Springs subdivision, and officers spent more than an hour combing the neighborhoods and stopping cars before they arrested a "person of interest" in the slaying of the 39-year-old deputy in Smoaks, S.C., early that morning.

Female Florida CO Killed by Inmate

June 27, 2008
A female Florida corrections officer was searching alone for a missing inmate during nightly head count when she was ambushed and killed, Local 6 News has learned.

Justice Denied

May 1, 2008

In 1982, when Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death, Maureen Faulkner believed that she would soon see justice for her husband. But over the last 26 years she has seen nothing but injustice.

The Aggrieved: Survivor Maureen Faulkner

May 1, 2008

Maureen Faulkner knows the truth, and she wants everyone else to know it. Danny Faulkner was a good cop, a decorated officer who loved his job, loved his family and friends, and loved serving his community. And Mumia Abu-Jamal was, and is, a cold-blooded killer who was motivated by his pure hatred of all cops to murder her husband.

The State of American Law Enforcement - Teaching to the Test

March 1, 2008

One thing that's clear from the statistics is that law enforcement is becoming a more dangerous occupation. Which begs the question: Is the training that the average law enforcement officer receives adequate enough to help him or her counter the threats presented by the job?

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