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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.

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Connecticut Officer Dies Suddenly Off Duty

An officer with the Bridgeport Police Department died suddenly while off duty, the agency said in an announcement.

School Officer Murdered while Working Security at San Antonio IHOP

The fight escalated, officials say, and moved outside to the parking lot. Police believe Martinez was assaulted in the frenzy and when the suspects tried to leave, two suspects in a car ran over the officer, pinning him beneath the vehicle. The suspects then fled the scene on foot.

Houston Officer Killed in Off-Duty Wrong-Way Crash

It’s not yet clear what caused Solorio, of Katy, to be driving in the opposite direction. State trooper Sgt. Stephen Woodard said that was still under investigation, adding there were “no intoxication signs at the scene.”

Phoenix Officer Killed in Off-Duty Motorcycle Crash

An off-duty Phoenix police officer was killed in a motorcycle crash late Monday in Glendale, AZ, police say.

Off-Duty Florida Officer Found Dead at Water Park

Kelly Jo Brubaker, a sergeant with the Orange City (FL) Police Department, was found dead at a Daytona Beach water park on Tuesday evening.

Off-Duty Virginia Police Officer Dies Unexpectedly

Officer Eric Goff of the Danville (VA) Police Department died unexpectedly at his residence on Tuesday evening, the agency announced on social media.

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.

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.