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Welfare Checks

Kansas Officer Critically Wounded During Welfare Check

Officers responded to a welfare check call around 10:15 p.m. Two officers arrived at the home where “two females” were inside the house when a suspect inside an out building at the home started shooting at the officers.

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2 NC Deputies Ambushed and Killed During Welfare Check

When arriving on the scene, deputies found all vehicles of those they were trying to contact parked at the residence. Once deputies went into the home, an unknown person fired shots toward the deputies, striking two of them.

2 NC Deputies Shot During Welfare Check, Standoff in Progress

Deputies proceeded to enter the home after discovering all vehicles belonging to the residents were on the property. Upon entering the home, deputies received gunfire from an unknown individual within the residence. Two deputies were hit.

Video: Ohio Deputy's Welfare Check Ends in Point Blank Gunfight

The video -- taken by a doorbell camera -- shows Deputy Sara Vaught on Feb. 15 knocking on the door of a residence before an individual opened the door, produced a handgun and shot. The bullet narrowly missed Vaught before she returned five rounds.

Florida Officer Shot While Making a Welfare Check

An officer with the Lake City (FL) Police Department was shot while making a welfare check at a home that had been recently struck by bullets.

Arizona Deputies Bring Elderly Man Groceries, Repair His Home

Deputies with the Maricopa (AZ) Sheriff's Office who conducted a welfare check on an elderly gentleman went out of their way to help him by repairing his home and bringing him groceries Friday.

Pennsylvania State Trooper Shot, Wounded at Welfare Check

A Pennsylvania state trooper was shot and wounded Tuesday afternoon by the subject of a welfare check and had to be airlifted from the scene.

Texas Officer Resigns After Fatal Shooting of Woman in Her Home

Police Chief Ed Kraus said he intended to fire Officer Aaron Dean, who had been on the force since April 2018, on Monday morning, but Dean resigned first.

Man Holding Hypodermic Needle Reportedly Lunges at New Jersey Officer

A New Jersey man holding a hypodermic needle and who appeared to be impaired reportedly lunged at officers responding to calls to check on the man's welfare.

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Minnesota Officer Conducts Welfare Check, then Mows Elderly Woman's Lawn

An officer with the Orono (MN) Police Department was called to do a welfare check on an elderly woman's home late last week, and having completed that objective decided to also attend to her overgrown lawn.

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