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New York Officer Died From Accidental Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Initial reports that an officer with the Rochester (NY) Police Department died because he crashed his personally owned vehicle into a ravine lacked an important detail: he had accidentally shot himself and was attempting to drive himself to the hospital.

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Off-Duty New York Officer Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

An off-duty officer with the Rochester (NY) Police Department was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Saturday evening as he drove to work.

Off-Duty California Officer Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

An off-duty officer with the Ontario (CA) Police Department died in a single-vehicle crash on Saturday in San Bernardino.

California Department Mourns Loss of Officer Who Died of Cancer

The Pleasanton (CA) Police Department is mourning the loss of Officer Kyle Henricksen after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer.

Off-Duty Missouri Officer Killed in Head-On Vehicle Collision

Officer James "Mitch" Ellis, 49, had just gotten off work and was heading home to his family in Illinois when an oncoming vehicle crashed head on into the vehicle he was driving.

Off-Duty California Officer Killed in Vehicle Collision

An off-duty reserve officer with the Buena Park (CA) Police Department was killed in a vehicle collision in the city of Corona early Saturday morning.

Michigan Police Chief Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash

The chief of police for the Nashville (MI) Police Department died in a single-vehicle crash on Thursday morning as he was driving to work.

Off-Duty Chicago Officer Dies By Suicide in Forest Preserve

An off-duty officer with the Chicago Police Department was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the Northwest Side of the city on Monday evening.

Pennsylvania DA Seeks Gag Order in Trial of Accused Cop Killer

The Allegheny County District Attorney's office on Tuesday filed a request for a gag order in the case against a man accused of killing an off-duty Pittsburgh police officer.

Off-Duty Philadelphia Officer Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash

An off-duty police officer with the Philadelphia Police Department died when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.