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Texas Deputy Dies in Wreck After Medical Event

According to a statement released by Schertz Police Department, officers were dispatched at about 5:15 p.m. to the intersection of FM 3009 and Dimrock for a major accident involving three vehicles.

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Off-Duty NYPD Officer Killed in Head-on Collision with Garbage Truck

The New York Police Benevolent Association said on Facebook, "Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our brother, P.O. Brian Kessler, who was killed in a vehicle collision on his way home from work this morning. He was just 28 years old and had less than nine months on the job."

Rookie Louisiana Officer Shot, Killed in Uniform Before Starting Shift

Officer Chatéri Payne, 22, was a mother, former track star, and a rookie officer who had been on the job less than two months

Off-Duty California Officer Dies of Wound from Accidental Gun Discharge

An off-duty sergeant with the Pismo Beach (CA) Police Department reportedly died on Sunday after sustaining a wound from an accidental discharge of a firearm.

Arkansas Officer Dies from Pneumonia

The Conway (AR) Police Department has reported on Facebook that one of its officers has died from pneumonia.

New York Trooper Dies of Injuries Sustained in Vehicle Collision Driving to Work

New York State Police Trooper Jeremy VanNostrand was in his personally owned vehicle outside of the state police barracks in Glen, NY, when his car was rear-ended and pushed into oncoming traffic, the agency said on Facebook.

2 Utah Departments Mourn Deaths of 1 Off-Duty, 1 Retired Officer

Lieutenant (ret.) James Crowley had served with the West Valley (UT) Police Department. Sergeant Cory Peterson had served with the Unified Police Department.

Off-Duty New Jersey Officer Killed in Traffic Collision

Officer Giovanni Esposito was hired by the Hillside Police Department in November 2017 after graduating at the top of his class from the Essex County Police Academy, according to Chief Vincent Ricciardi.

Off-Duty Mississippi State Trooper Shot and Killed

Police responded at approximately 0045 hours on Sunday to reports of shots fired. Officers then discovered Trooper Kenneth Smith and Rickie Vick both suffering from gunshot wounds.

Four Bystanders Tried to Keep Severely Beaten Connecticut Officer Alive

According to information released by the South Windsor (CT) Police Department, four people—a sheriff's deputy and two nurses—were alternating performing chest compressions while another man forced air into Sergeant Matthew Mainieri's body.