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CA Deputy and Sheriff's K-9 Killed in Monday Night Shooting

A deputy and a K-9 were killed in a shooting with a suspect at Cal Expo late Monday night, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said. The suspect was also killed.

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Toledo Officer Shot and Killed at Standoff

Officer Brandon Stalker was reportedly killed by Christopher A. Harris, a man police say vandalized and attempted to burn the Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral Monday morning.

Washington Tribal Officer Dies of Apparent Heart Attack

Officer Jay Hughes joined the Kalispel Tribal Police in July 2016 after nearly 40 years as a corrections officer and reserve deputy for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, according to the Kalispel Tribe.

SC Officer Fatally Struck by Vehicle

Officer Melton "Fox" Gore, a 20-year veteran of the department was clearing debris from the roadway around 4 p.m. when he was struck.

3 Puerto Rico Officers Shot and Killed by Car Thieves

The three officers, state policeman Luis Marrero Diaz, and San Juan municipal police, Luis Salaman Conde and Eliezer Hernandez Cartagena, were shot Monday afternoon as they chased a group of men in a stolen car near San Juan.

FL Deputy Killed in Vehicle Ramming Attack 1 Shift from Retirement

Master Corporal Brian LaVigne was killed, when a suspect who was fleeing deputies, intentionally crashed into the driver's side of his patrol vehicle, Sheriff Chad Chronister said during a news conference.

FBI Asks for Help Identifying Suspect in Officer's Murder During Capitol Riot

An image released by the FBI shows a man in a plaid jacket with a blue knit cap wielding a fire extinguisher during the incident where the officer was reportedly dragged into the crowd. There are reports that the officer died shortly after being hit with a fire extinguisher.

264 Line-of-Duty Deaths in 2020, Most from COVID

The Memorial Fund announced in its proprietary "2020 Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report" that 264 federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial officers died in the line of duty over the past year, representing a 96% increase over the 135 officers who died in the line of duty in 2019. In the category of “Other” causes, which includes 145 Confirmed Covid-19 deaths, the number of fatalities is up 300% over 2019.

Capitol Police Officer Dies After Being Injured in Riot

At some point in the chaos, he was struck with a fire extinguisher, two law enforcement officials said.

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SC Deputy Killed in Patrol Vehicle Crash

he Marion County Sheriff's Office reported on Facebook that Deputy Jonathan David Price, 29, died Wednesday night in an on-duty crash.