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TX Sergeant Dies in Motorcycle Accident After Funeral Escort Duty

Sgt. Bruce Watson, a 20-year department veteran, was off duty but in uniform and riding his patrol motorcycle when he was involved in a crash with an SUV. He had just completed a funeral escort and was driving home.

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NJ Officer Killed in Hunting Accident

Jason Franco was hunting deer with a family member in Wantage when he was struck by a single round from a shotgun, First Assistant Prosecutor Gregory Mueller said.

Houston Officer Murdered on North Side of City

Police say the officer was inside his vehicle when someone fired several shots at him.

Florida Police Chief Killed in Plane Crash

The chief of the Ocala (FL) Police Department was killed in a small plane crash in a field in southwest Marion County on Sunday morning.

Syracuse Officer Passes Away from Carbon Monoxide Exposure

An officer with the Syracuse Police Department has died following exposure to carbon monoxide in his personally owned boat on Oneida Lake.

SC City Honors African-American Officer's 1870 Duty Death

The Charleston Police Department joined local community members and political leaders to honor the memory of Private Thomas Martin—who was killed in the line of duty in July 1870.

Man Sentenced to 2 Life Terms Plus 835 Years in Murder of Arkansas Officer

A man convicted of murdering an off-duty Arkansas officer has been sentenced to two life terms plus 835 years in prison.

Off-Duty Arizona Officer Dies in Head-On Vehicle Collision

Commander Jody Makuch was off-duty riding his motorcycle through Cottonwood when a vehicle drifted left of center and struck him head on.

New Jersey Officer Dies Just Hours After Pulling Woman From River

Officer Sean Peek was found unresponsive by family members at his home late Sunday morning, just hours after he had and other officers responded to calls of a woman who had either jumped into or fallen into an area river.

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New Jersey Officer Found Dead in His Car

An officer with the Atlantic City Police Department was found dead in his car over the weekend in Galloway Township.