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2 Honolulu Officers Killed, 1 Wounded Responding to Call Near Diamond Head

In the wake of the shooting, the suspect then allegedly set fire to the home. Flames spread quickly to several nearby homes. At least four homes have been destroyed.

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Man Sentenced to Prison for Aiding Cop Killer's Attempted Escape

A man in the United States illegally has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for his role in aiding in the attempted escape of a man who now stands charged with the murder of Corporal Ronil Singh during a 2018 traffic stop.

Oklahoma Deputy Killed in Vehicle Collision While Responding to Call

The vehicle occupied by Deputy Jarid Taylor left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a tree. He died at the scene.

Off-Duty California Deputy Struck, Killed by Car While Helping Elderly Woman

Detective Amber Joy Leist had observed an elderly woman who had fallen in the middle of the road and stopped and exited her vehicle to give assistance when she was struck by an oncoming car.

Gunman Sentenced to Life in Murder of Border Agent Terry

A man convicted of first-degree murder for shooting U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry nine years ago in a case that exposed the federal gun operation known as "Fast and Furious" has been sentenced to life in prison.

Florida Officer Dies in Motorcycle Single-Vehicle Crash

Lakeland Police Department Officer Paul Dunn has passed away from injuries sustained in an on-duty traffic crash early Thursday morning.

Foundation Paying Off Mortgage of Fallen Tennessee Officer

A foundation named for Stephen Siller—a fallen 9/11 firefighter—has pledged to pay off the mortgage of Officer Spencer Bristol of the Hendersonville (TN) Police Department, who was fatally struck by a vehicle while engaged in a foot pursuit of a suspect in late December.

South Carolina Officer Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop

Jackson Ryan Winkeler attempted to make a traffic stop on the property of the Florence Regional Airport when the subject—identified by authorities as 37-year-old James Edward Bell—reportedly opened fire, striking the officer.

Man Convicted of Murdering Oklahoma Officer Sentenced to Death

The man convicted of murdering Officer Justin Terney of the Tecumseh Police Department during a 2017 traffic stop has been sentenced to death.

2 Thoughts on Policing in 2020

Here are some thoughts for 2020 to continue to reduce line-of-duty deaths and reverse what appears to be a significant spike in police officer death by suicide.