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Washington Deputy Killed, Officer Wounded in Gunfight Following Pursuit

The vehicle pursuit ended in the town of Kittitas where Deputy Thompson was backed up by Officer Benito Chavez. The suspect exited the vehicle and exchanged shots with the two law enforcement officers.

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Man Convicted of Murder in Pursuit Death of Oklahoma Trooper

An Oklahoma man was found guilty of murder Monday in the death of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who was killed during a high-speed pursuit in 2017.

Soldier Sentenced to 7 Life Terms for Killing Wife, Rookie Virginia Officer

On Thursday, Ronald Hamilton—who was convicted of capital murder in the killings of his wife and rookie Officer Ashley Guindon—learned that he has been sentenced to seven consecutive life terms in prison.

Illinois Deputy Dies from Gunshot Wounds Sustained in Warrant Service Raid

Deputy Sheriff Jacob Keltner had served with the McHenry County Sheriff's Office for 13 years.

Man Sentenced to 36-60 Years for Murdering Detroit Officer Glenn Doss

On Wednesday, Decharlos Brooks was sentenced to 36-60 years in prison for shooting Officer Glenn Anthony Doss in January 2018.

Trial Begins for Suspected Shoplifter Accused of Causing Death of Texas Officer

The trial has begun for a man who had reportedly shoplifted at a Target store in Harris County, TX and then led police on a vehicle pursuit that resulted in the death of Officer Marco Antonio Zarate of the Bellaire (TX) Police Department in 2016.

Texas Man Charged with Second-Degree Manslaughter in Officer's Death

David Charles Wilson told police that he was inside his home when he fired upon Officer Nathan Heidelberg, who was struck just above his ballistic vest. Officer Heidelberg was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his wounds a short time after the incident.

North Carolina Legislators Consider Bill Toughening Penalties for Assaults on Officers

Dubbed Conner's Law—for NC State Trooper Kevin Conner, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop in October 2018—the proposed legislation would increase the classification of an assault on a law enforcement officer from a Class E felony to a Class D felony.

Texas Officer Shot, Killed Responding to Burglar Call

Midland Mayor Jerry Morales identified the officer as Nathan Heidelberg.

Tennessee Deputy Shot Responding to Call Succumbs to Wounds

Sergeant Steve Hinkle, 65, died of injuries sustained when he was shot Saturday. He had served with the Sullivan County (TN) Sheriff's Office for 27 years.