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Georgia Narcotics Investigator Killed in Convenience Store

Hester attempted to leave the store as Investigator Cecil Ridley was coming in. Hester then approached and fatally shot Ridley, authorities say.

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Tennessee Deputy Killed in Vehicle Collision

Deputy Stephen Reece was behind the wheel of his department vehicle when he collided with another motorist in a van at an intersection.

Video: North Carolina Deputy Dies in Crash Responding to Call

A Northampton County, NC, deputy who had only been on the job for six months died in a crash while responding to a call on Wednesday night, according to Sheriff Jack Smith.

Widow of Slain Philly Officer Seeks to Remove DA from Mumia's Appeal

Maureen Faulkner—the widow of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, who was murdered by Mumia Abu-Jamal during a traffic stop in 1981—says that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's office should be disqualified from overseeing any appeals of that case.

Pennsylvania Jury Delivers Guilty Verdict on Man Accused of Killing Officer

A jury in Westmoreland County, PA, has determined that Rahmael Holt is guilty on all counts in the murder of Officer Brian Shaw of the New Kensington Police Department during an attempted traffic stop in 2017.

Jury Recommends Life Without Parole for Ohio Cop Killer

A jury in Columbus, OH, suggested that Quentin Smith—who was found guilty of shooting and killing two police officers in February 2018—receive a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Dayton Detective Shot During Search Warrant Execution Dies

Wounded Dayton (OH) Police Department Detective Jorge DelRio was taken into surgery to donate his organs Thursday morning and died afterward, according to Chief Richard Biehl.

Washington Police Chief Fatally Struck by Vehicle

Chief Michael Knapp was struck by a pickup truck driven by a teenager who had failed to activate his headlights despite darkening conditions. It is believed that Knapp did not see the approaching vehicle and stepped into its path.

Wounded Dayton Detective’s Injuries “Not Survivable,” Organs to be Donated

“After a life of dedicated public service, Jorge will continue to give of himself to the greater community by being an organ donor upon his death,” Biehl said in an updated media release Wednesday afternoon.

New Mexico Officer Dies as a Result of On-Duty Medical Event

"It is with great sorrow and significant grief that the Navajo Police Department announces the passing of Police Sergeant Lamar Martin," Phillip Francisco, Chief of Police Navajo Police Department, said on Facebook.