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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.

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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.

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.

Off-Duty Texas Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash at Sturgis Festival

An off-duty officer with the Navasota (TX) Police Department was killed in a motorcycle crash during a trip to South Dakota for the annual Sturgis Festival.

Off-Duty Mississippi Trooper Fatally Shot While Working Part-Time Job

Lieutenant Troy Morris—a 27-year veteran of the Mississippi Highway Patrol who also worked part time for the United States Postal Service—was found shot dead in his delivery truck.

Rhode Island Officer Dies in Off-Duty Skydiving Accident

An officer with the East Greenwich (RI) Police Department died over the weekend in a skydiving accident in Connecticut.

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Mexican Officer Murdered While Driving Home After Shift

A, officer with the Juárez Police Department was shot and killed late Wednesday night while heading home after his shift had ended, according to reports.