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  • Deputy Secretary: 9/11 Changed America Forever

    09/07/2006 4:19:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 197+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2006 – Five years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England views them over the course of three distinct days he said forever changed America: one day the country celebrated its greatness, the next, that greatness came under attack, and the third day, the nation began striking back. On Sept. 10, 2001, England, then secretary of the Navy, joined President Bush to host Australian Prime Minister John Howard on a tour of the Washington Navy Yard. It was a day of pomp and circumstance, with flags, bands, speeches and marches, England recalled...
  • Hit-And-Run Suspect Fears For Family's Future (Illegal Alien)

    08/04/2006 8:46:52 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 41 replies · 1,249+ views
    wesh ^ | August 4, 2006
    The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating how an illegal immigrant accused in a hit-and-run case that killed an off-duty police officer allegedly got his hands on a counterfeit Florida identification card. Miguel Garduña-Gonzalez, 43, spoke to WESH 2's partner station Telemundo about what happened earlier this week when he allegedly hit and killed Haines City Officer Phoenix Braithwaite. During a jailhouse interview, a tearful and remorseful Gonzalez spoke about his wife and four kids. Police said Gonzalez, who is an illegal immigrant, was behind the wheel of a minivan when it struck Braithwaite on Wednesday. Braithwaite was on his motorcycle...
  • Prayer Request for Deputy Callin's Family

    08/02/2006 8:54:07 PM PDT · by HonkyTonkMan · 71 replies · 1,238+ views
    wftv ^ | 02-aug-2006
    Deputy Michael Callin, 26, was taken off life support and died at 7:25pm. His family took him off life support after his brain began to swell. Callin was surrounded by his family Wednesday night when they made the heart-wrenching decision to take him off life support.
  • Iraqi Tells Gold Star Mothers Their Sacrifice Not in Vain

    07/10/2006 4:42:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 681+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    HOLMDEL, N.J., July 10, 2006 – More than 40 American Gold Star Mothers and their guests from around the country came together here yesterday to honor the children they've lost in the country's conflicts. Members of American Gold Star Mothers Inc., are escorted by New Jersey State Troopers to the New Jersey Vietnam Memorial. A ceremony at the memorial July 9 honored the mothers and the children they lost in America's conflicts. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The ceremony, held at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial here, included a roll call honoring...
  • Deputy Secretary of State Zoellick resigns

    06/19/2006 9:33:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 645+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/06 | Anne Gearan -ap
    WASHINGTON - Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, the department's No. 2 official, is resigning, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced Monday. Rice praised Zoellick's "tireless work ethic," and said he had served as her "alter ego" in the department. She did not announce a replacement. "Our nation is stronger and safer because of your work," Rice said at the State Department. Zoellick told reporters later that he had informed Rice and the White House months ago he was thinking of leaving the post. After six intensive years as U.S. trade chief and then as Rice's deputy, "I determined to...
  • Deputy Fired for Allegedly Going Topless

    06/09/2006 6:57:46 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 77 replies · 3,096+ views
    A Garland County sheriff's deputy has been fired and charged with misdemeanors for allegedly going topless at a campground at Lake Ouachita. Dawn Rene Roberson, 38, of Royal was terminated Wednesday after she turned herself in on misdemeanor charges of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct. Incident reports show that marine patrol Deputy John Tinney on Sunday spotted Roberson riding on the bow of a boat with her top off. Tinney told her to cover up and not ride on the bow, letting her off with a verbal warning. Later Sunday near Crystal Springs Campground, Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger...
  • 'Stop the sniping at the UN' [Says UN Deputy Secretary-General to USA.]

    06/09/2006 12:21:46 AM PDT · by familyop · 75 replies · 1,691+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 09JUN06 | ALEX MASSIE
    Deputy secretary-general Mark Malloch Brown said the US needs to tell its people why the UN matters Picture: AFP/Getty THE United Nations' British second-in-command was at the centre of a furious diplomatic row with the United States yesterday. The UN deputy secretary-general, Mark Malloch Brown, antagonised Washington after suggesting that the US administration was happy to use the UN as a diplomatic tool while failing to defend it from critics at home. Mr Malloch Brown told a conference in New York that "the prevailing [US] practice of seeking to use the UN almost by stealth as a diplomatic tool while...
  • America angry over "hypocrites" remark [Bolton got into it with British UN official.]

    06/09/2006 12:04:26 AM PDT · by familyop · 108 replies · 2,894+ views
    <p>New York: Deputy Secretary-General of the U.N. was on Wednesday night accused of making ``a very, very grave mistake'' after calling the Bush administration hypocrites who were feeding a right-wing anti-U.N. frenzy in middle America.</p> <p>Washington's Ambassador to the U.N. responded with undisguised fury to a speech by Mark Malloch Brown, the Deputy Secretary-General, in which he accused Washington of using the international body ``almost by stealth as a diplomatic tool'' while failing to defend it at home.</p>
  • Coalition's Deputy Commander in Iraq Shares Initial Impressions

    05/12/2006 5:49:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 241+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 12, 2006 – With two months of duty in Iraq under his belt, the British deputy commander of Multinational Force Iraq said today he's struck by the scope of the mission, the importance of the non-military as well as military contributions to success and the caliber of the U.S. forces deployed there. Lt. Gen. Robert Fry of the British Royal Marines told Pentagon reporters by satellite today he's been amazed by the scale of the enterprise under way in Iraq on the political, security and economic fronts. "We are actually trying to transform a whole society," said Fry,...
  • CA: Deputy snapped protest pictures - (Two officers, infiltrate anti-Bush demonstrators)

    04/26/2006 8:55:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies · 2,231+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/26/06 | Michael Fisher
    As dozens of anti-war demonstrators heckled President Bush outside an Indian Wells resort last weekend, a plainclothes Riverside County sheriff's deputy and another man moved through the crowd, the deputy waving a protest sign as the two snapped digital photographs of the demonstrators. Riverside County Sheriff Bob Doyle said that the U.S. Secret Service asked that members of his department's intelligence unit monitor the protest. Any photos taken Saturday of the protesters were snapped "under the auspices of the Secret Service," Doyle said. But Eric Zahren, a spokesman for the Secret Service in Washington, D.C., said the agency did not...
  • Deputy Involved Shooting (Tampa/Sun City, FL)

    04/14/2006 11:26:19 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies · 443+ views
    TBO ^ | 4-14-06 | Chris Chmura
    There has been a deputy-involved shooting and a cruiser crash in southern Hillsborough County this afternoon. News Channel 8 says deputies shot a criminal suspect after a multi-car accident. It is unclear whether there was a chase involved. The sheriff’s office says the investigation is underway near U.S. Hwy. 301 and Sun City Center Blvd, outside a Publix shopping center. News Channel 8 said two deputies have been injured and at least one suspect has been shot several times. There may have been a second suspect. The deputies were not suffering gunshot wounds, and their injuries were not life threatening....
  • Deputy Faces Charges In Airmans Shooting (San Bernardino, CA)

    03/07/2006 12:23:36 PM PST · by ketelone · 15 replies · 763+ views
    AP ^ | 7 Mar 06 | Greg Risling
    Deputy Faces Charges in Airman's Shooting By GREG RISLING, Associated Press Writer 47 minutes ago SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - A sheriff's deputy who was videotaped shooting an unarmed Iraq War veteran after a car chase will be charged with attempted voluntary manslaughter, authorities said Tuesday. The decision to charge Deputy Ivory J. Webb, 45, was announced by San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos. Sheriff Gary Penrod said Webb will remain on paid administrative leave during the investigation into the shooting of Air Force Senior Airman Elio Carrion, 21. "I respect the decision of the district attorney's office," Penrod...
  • San Bernardino deputy to face charge in airman shooting

    03/07/2006 10:35:30 AM PST · by SmithL · 63 replies · 1,208+ views
    AP ^ | 3/7/6 | GREG RISLING
    San Bernardino -- A sheriff's deputy videotaped shooting an unarmed Iraq war veteran after a high-speed chase will be charged with attempted voluntary manslaughter, authorities said Tuesday. The case against Deputy Ivory J. Webb, 45, includes the special allegations of infliction of great bodily injury and use of a firearm, San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos told a news conference. It was the first time the county's prosecutors filed charges against a lawman for an on-duty shooting. Sheriff Gary Penrod said Webb, a 10-year veteran of the Sheriff's Department, will remain on paid administrative leave as the investigation...
  • Deputy Commandant, son share bond in Iraq

    02/07/2006 3:27:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 389+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | Cpl. James D. Hamel
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Feb. 7, 2006) -- Visits from the Marine Corps’ commandant and sergeant major can be career highlights for any Marine, but Lance Cpl. Nicholas M. Gardner anticipated the Feb. 3 visit to Al Asad, Iraq, more than his comrades. He knew that when the Corps’ senior leaders came to visit Marines and sailors deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, his father, the Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources, would be joining them. “I consider it a privilege to be here,” said Lt. Gen. Emerson N. Gardner. “I’m thrilled to see not just my son, but also...
  • Deputy's gun used in rape, records show

    01/31/2006 10:01:30 PM PST · by skeptoid · 36 replies · 1,485+ views
    Two days before a King County deputy sheriff's live-in lover allegedly shot and killed a convenience-store clerk, he used the deputy's handcuffs and gun to rape a man in their Kenmore home while the cop slept upstairs, according to police reports. The incident in August is one of many revelations regarding King County Sheriff's Deputy Ferenc Zana's disastrous affair with a mentally ill felon. They were contained in more than 900 pages of documents the Sheriff's Office was forced to produce Monday under a court order obtained by the Seattle P-I.
  • Man killed by deputy during struggle (San Diego)

    01/27/2006 8:17:35 PM PST · by CAWats · 17 replies · 659+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 012706 | By Pauline Repard
    DULZURA – A sheriff's deputy shot and killed a 42-year-old man during a struggle after a traffic stop on rural Deerhorn Valley Road near Honey Springs Road yesterday, authorities said. The man grabbed the deputy's baton and came at him, ignoring orders to drop it, sheriff's homicide unit Lt. Dennis Brugos said. The deputy fired at least twice, killing the man. The man's name was withheld until his family could be notified. The deputy's name was not released.
  • Debate on al Qaida's losses in Iraq

    09/30/2005 4:31:40 AM PDT · by Sailor6468 · 13 replies · 1,143+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | September 29, 2005 | Walid Phares
    An interesting Newsweek story this week – that references CT Blog among its sources – claims scoring a point against what it paints as a “questionable” Bush administration portrayal of Abu Azzam. In short, the authors of the article, Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball claim the Administration’s leaders aggrandized the real importance of the killed al Qaida commander basing their conclusion on a number of non-identified U.S. counter-terrorism officials and a report posted by our colleague Evan Kohlman on the blog. The “charge” by Newsweek is about the hierarchy of the man. Was he or was he not the “number...
  • Convict pleads to see boyfriend accused of killing Broward deputy

    09/17/2005 8:29:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies · 959+ views
    (South Florida) Sun Sentinel ^ | September 17, 2005 | Paula McMahon
    FORT LAUDERDALE -- Kelly Ray Jones, the boyfriend of a man accused of killing a Broward Sheriff's deputy, was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison Friday for the child pornography case that set off the tragedy. Jones begged the judge for mercy and a chance to see his partner, Kenneth Wilk, who is locked up and may face the death penalty if he is convicted of the August 2004 murder of Deputy Todd Fatta.
  • Man says Dr. Phil was inspiration to scare wife (Wife Locked in trunk Alert)

    08/10/2005 2:31:05 PM PDT · by Cowman · 22 replies · 932+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Aug. 9, 2005 | By DAN BENSON
    Man says Dr. Phil was inspiration to scare wife Fredonia man to serve 6 months, undergo counseling Port Washington - A Fredonia man who says he was influenced by TV talk show host "Dr. Phil" McGraw to hire someone to give his wife "a terrific scare" by kidnapping her and locking her in a truck of a car was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail and ordered to undergo mental health counseling With the man's wife, five grown children and several friends looking on, Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Tom R. Wolfgram also sentenced Ronald J. Schueller to three years...
  • Deputy Fires at Car Driven by 12-Year-Old

    06/27/2005 10:19:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies · 1,895+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 27, 2005 | Yahoo
    LAKELAND, Fla. - A sheriff's deputy trying to stop an erratic driver fired at the car when it lurched toward him, not realizing a 12-year-old girl was behind the wheel, officials said. Neither she nor her 6-year-old brother were hit. Deputy Chris Hillsgrove and a colleague pursued the car Sunday, eventually blocking it between their two patrol cars. When the deputies exited their vehicles, the car lurched forward and backward into the two cars, then drove toward Hillsgrove, Polk County Sheriff's spokeswoman Michal Shanley said. "He, fearing for his life, fired several shots at the oncoming vehicle and managed to...
  • South Africa In Succession Crisis As President Mbeki Sacks Deputy

    06/14/2005 5:54:25 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 309+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-15-2005 | Christopher Munnion
    South Africa in succession crisis as President Mbeki sacks deputy By Christopher Munnion in Johannesburg (Filed: 15/06/2005) President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa provoked a full-blown succession crisis yesterday by sacking his deputy over links to a corruption scandal. Mr Mbeki announced that he was dismissing Jacob Zuma, the man he had groomed to be the country's leader after he steps down in 2009, "in the best interests of our young democratic system". Mr Zuma's enforced departure followed last week's sentencing of a financial adviser and business partner, Schabir Shaik, to 15 years in prison. Sacked deputy Jacob Zuma: ‘...
  • Felt Had Personal Motivation Then and Now, Reports Suggest - ("deep throat")

    06/01/2005 5:16:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 845+ views
    In its extensive coverage of "Deep Throat's" identity, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday that former Deputy FBI Director Mark Felt has been conflicted all along -- about his major, anonymous and possibly criminal role in leaking confidential details of the Watergate scandal to the Washington Post in the early 1970s. As the Post put it on Wednesday, Felt wondered if he was a "hero for helping the truth come out" -- or a "turncoat who betrayed his government, his president, and the FBI he revered." The Washington Post reported that Felt "may have had a personal motivation" in leaking...
  • Former deputy admits faking going off to war

    05/13/2005 8:30:58 PM PDT · by kingattax · 3 replies · 229+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May. 11, 2005
    CINCINNATI - A former sheriff's deputy lied about being deployed to war and improperly collected $21,000 in supplemental pay. Brian Baer pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of theft in office. He has repaid about $10,000 and plans to pay back the rest, said his lawyer, Richard Goldberg. Baer faces up to 18 months in jail at his sentencing June 9. In February 2003, Baer told his supervisors in Hamilton County that he had been called to duty with the Army Reserve. He was released for medical reasons after two months but continued to cash supplemental paychecks from the county...
  • Gun Safety Class in S.C. Ends With a Bang

    05/13/2005 1:34:56 PM PDT · by kingattax · 50 replies · 1,304+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2005
    ANDERSON, S.C. May 12, 2005 — A gunshot was fired into the floor in an Anderson County middle school after a student accidentally pulled the trigger of a deputy's holstered gun. The gun fired Wednesday morning after a student grabbed it as the deputy told them how hard it was to take a gun from an officer's holster, Sheriff David Crenshaw said. The student's finger apparently was small enough to get inside the holster and pull the trigger, the sheriff said. The bullet fired into the floor, and debris cut and scratched two students. But no one was seriously injured,...
  • Bush Names Pick for Pentagon Civilian Job

    03/31/2005 7:15:50 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 404+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 31, 2005
    WASHINGTON - President Bush said Thursday that he has chosen Navy Secretary Gordon England for the No. 2 civilian job at the Pentagon. Bush's nomination of England to serve as deputy secretary of defense requires Senate confirmation. He would succeed Paul Wolfowitz, who is leaving to head the World Bank. England is seen as less ideological than Wolfowitz, who is regarded as a key architect of the Iraq invasion. England started as Navy secretary in May 2001, then switched to the Homeland Security Department's No. 2 spot in January 2003, only to return to the Navy post nine months later...
  • One Cop's Take on the Fulton CO. Shooting (Vanity)

    03/11/2005 1:33:18 PM PST · by thefactor · 40 replies · 773+ views
    me | 3/11/05 | thefactor
    Anyone looking at my posts the last few months would be able to tell I am a cop. It's no big secret. I was out today and began thinking about the shooting this morning. I watched the coverage all morning. I have some thoughts about what happened, although I only know the facts from the TV news. Please post personal opinions. Now, I am a rookie cop. Less than 2 years on the job. On one hand I do not have the most experience. But on the other hand, being a rookie means I get the least desireable jobs. One...
  • Deputy, Another Man Killed in Douglas County, Georgia Shooting

    02/25/2005 8:47:17 AM PST · by Horatio Gates · 43 replies · 1,866+ views ^ | 2/25/2005
    DOUGLASVILLE, GA (AP) -- A deputy died after being shot in the head in a shooting that also killed another man. Deputy Blake Gammill was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center on Thursday night, where he was pronounced dead. The incident began around 10:30 p.m. when authorities went to a home in Douglas County just south of Interstate 20 to serve a search and arrest warrant against Jimmy Bilbo, a former Douglas County deputy who was accused last year of child molestation. The deputies were about to take Bilbo into custody when his stepfather appeared out of a back room and...
  • Deputy shot; suspects caught-cops try to stop 3 in search for California gang fugitive

    02/24/2005 6:56:34 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 5 replies · 448+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 2-24-05 | MARA H. GOTTFRIED and BILL GARDNER
    A Ramsey County sheriff's deputy was shot Wednesday on St. Paul's East Side while trying to arrest a reputed gang member, a fugitive from California whom police link to a Columbia Heights double homicide and the shooting of a Wisconsin grocery clerk this month. Deputy Chris Tayson, 42, was shot once in the abdomen, but the bullet didn't strike any critical organs. He underwent surgery at Regions Hospital and is expected to recover in a few days, Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher said. Tayson, married with two children, is a 12-year veteran of the department. A large perimeter was established,...
  • MN/CA: Violent Fresno gang member in custody in Minnesota after shooting deputy

    02/23/2005 8:17:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 5,346+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/23/05 | Elizabeth Dunbar - AP
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - An escaped convict and violent gang member from California who was wanted in several states was arrested Wednesday after allegedly shooting a Ramsey County Sheriff's deputy. Yatau Her, 21, of Fresno, Calif., was in custody at Regions Hospital on Wednesday night. He was taken to the hospital with apparent chest pains after he was hit by a St. Paul police squad car while fleeing from authorities, officials said. Ramsey County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Tayson, 42, was shot Wednesday afternoon when he and another deputy confronted Her and two other suspects while on patrol. Tayson was...
  • Hancock County comes together to support injured deputy's family

    02/19/2005 12:18:52 PM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies · 313+ views
    WBIR (NBC Knoxville) ^ | 2/19/5 | Herryn Riendeau
    Hancock County is one of the poorest counties in Tennessee, but that has not stopped people there from giving all they can to help one of their local families. Hancock County Deputy Randy White was shot while responding to a call last Saturday. He is still in critical condition at UT Medical Center, and Hancock County does not provide medical insurance to their deputies. So White's community is chipping in to make sure his family is taken care of. There is not a lot of extra money in Hancock County, and at the end of the day, the bank is...
  • Sheriff fires employees, deploys snipers (Jonesboro, GA)

    01/04/2005 2:54:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 6,758+ views
    JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - On his first day on the job, the new sheriff called 27 employees into his office, stripped them of their badges, fired them, and had rooftop snipers stand guard as they were escorted out the door. The move Monday by Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill provoked an angry reaction and prompted a judge to order him to rehire the employees. "It appears ... that employees of the Sheriff were terminated without cause" and in violation of the county's civil service rules, Judge Stephen Boswell wrote in granting a 30-day restraining order. Hill, 39, defended the firings...
  • Driver in crash that killed deputy gets work release

    12/14/2004 1:40:33 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 15 replies · 465+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 12-14-04 | Matt Mckinney
    A judge ruled Monday that Jason R. Reese, convicted of manslaughter in the death of a sheriff's deputy in a drunken driving accident, may leave prison to report to a job as long as he returns each night. The ruling comes despite the wishes of the victim's family, who had asked Hennepin County District Judge Diana Eagon to keep Reese locked up for his full eight month sentence, without work-related releases. Reese, 22, has served 178 days of his sentence so far. In her order granting Reese a furlough for work, the judge wrote that he has followed the rules...
  • Hamas deputy vows continuing resistance

    12/05/2004 8:38:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 326+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/5/04 | Albert Aji - AP
    CHTOURA, Lebanon (AP) - A senior Hamas official expressed hope Sunday that the United States and European Union would be "fairer" in mediating the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, but he said his group would continue its resistance even if a Palestinian state was established. Moussa Abu Marzouk, deputy head of Hamas' political bureau, told The Associated Press a Palestinian state was a right "stipulated by all international accords" but was not a reason for Hamas to stop its resistance. "There are other rights for the Palestinian people that cannot be forgotten or be conceded," Abu Marzouk said without elaborating. Hamas refuses to...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Navy doesn’t need much motivation (Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy too big for jet - deputy improvises)

    09/29/2004 6:56:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies · 1,634+ views
    The Telegraph Online ^ | 9/29/04 | MARK SCHLABACH
    Navy doesn’t need much motivation By MARK SCHLABACH Published: Wednesday, Sep. 29, 2004 A few minutes after Navy beat Army last December, Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk had an order for Capt. Greg Cooper, the academy’s deputy director of athletics. “Go get the trophy,” Gladchuk told him. Two days later, Cooper flew to the Air Force Academy, where he gladly accepted the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy from the Falcons. But later that day, when Cooper arrived at Colorado Springs, Colo., Airport with the trophy delicately packed in its metal box, airline officials told him they couldn’t fit the box through the boarding door...
  • Two Die in Calif. Plane Crash; Deputy Dies on Way to Scene

    05/31/2004 7:53:25 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies · 208+ views
    AP ^ | May 31, 2004
    Two Die in Calif. Plane Crash; Deputy Dies on Way to Scene The Associated Press May 31, 2004 COLUMBIA, Calif. (AP) - After a small plane crashed Monday in central California, killing two people, a sheriff's deputy on his way to the scene died when he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a tree, authorities said. The Piper aircraft, registered out of Gardnerville, Nev., crashed shortly after taking off from the Columbia airport late Monday morning. Witnesses said the plane sputtered and fell to the ground, bursting into flames upon impact and starting a small brush fire that...
  • Nevada Officer Down, Prayers Requested

    05/11/2004 3:03:19 PM PDT · by Crapgame · 14 replies · 226+ views
    Last night, at 0331 PST Washoe County (Reno) Sheriff's Deputy John Wiberg gave his life in service to his country and community. While responding to a report of an armed robbery in progress, in a snowstorm and whiteout conditions, Deputy Wiberg lost control of his vehicle which drifted into oncoming traffic. Deputy Wiberg was struck and killed. Efforts to resuscitate him failed. John is survived by a wife and 4 children and I ask you all for prayers for them in these tragic times. John was a friend of mine since our Academy days and I will miss him keenly....

    03/12/2004 7:29:28 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 36 replies · 186+ views
    AP Breaking News ^ | 12 March 2004 | Duncan Mansfield
    LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (AP) - A heavily armed teen shot and killed a deputy sheriff responding to a domestic violence call Friday, then held about 150 officers at bay while hunkered down inside his family's lakeside home, authorities said. Officers were unable to approach the house because of heavy gunfire coming from the home. The 16-year-old had semiautomatic weapons with multiple 30-round magazines, said Knox County Sheriff Tim Hutchison. "At this point, the only response we see out of him is when he starts shooting at officers he sees," said Hutchison, who said officers plan to try to wait the...
  • Sheriff's Deputy Killed, Four Injured During Shooting With Teen

    03/12/2004 6:37:29 PM PST · by nuconvert · 44 replies · 620+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 12, 2004
    Sheriff's Deputy Killed, Four Injured During Shooting With Teen Mar. 12, 2004 By Duncan Mansfield / Associated Press Writer LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (AP) - A heavily armed teen shot and killed a deputy sheriff responding to a domestic violence call Friday, then held about 150 officers at bay while hunkered down inside his family's lakeside home, authorities said. Officers were unable to approach the house because of heavy gunfire coming from the home. The 16-year-old had semiautomatic weapons with multiple 30-round magazines, said Knox County Sheriff Tim Hutchison. "At this point, the only response we see out of him is...
  • Deputy shoots man found with runaway

    02/06/2004 8:41:55 PM PST · by Samwise · 17 replies · 129+ views
    The Indianapolis Star ^ | February 6, 2004 | Associated Press
    <p>BEDFORD, Ind. -- A reserve sheriff's deputy searching for a runaway teenager shot an unarmed man who was hiding in a closet with the girl as he tried to escape, state police said.</p> <p>Robert Wilson, 27, of Oolitic suffered a gunshot wound to his calf in the Wednesday night shooting. He was released from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on Thursday and was being held in the Lawrence County Jail.</p>
  • Sheriff Defends Use of Flares to End Standoff

    02/02/2004 4:45:03 AM PST · by rancine · 25 replies · 228+ views
    la times ^ | 31 jan 2004 | blankstein, andrew
    <p>Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies ended a shootout with a barricaded murder suspect by tossing burning road flares into his desert hide-out, sparking a blaze last year that contributed to his death.</p> <p>Sheriff Lee Baca said the tactic of setting fire to a shed to drive the suspect out was "unorthodox." But the action was justified, Baca said, because the man was "using deadly assault weapons against us."</p>
  • Deputy gambled, lost on pawning gun

    01/23/2004 12:09:51 PM PST · by ijcr · 9 replies · 934+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Thu, Jan. 22, 2004 | WANDA J. DeMARZO
    Tracey Schuler, a Broward Sheriff's Office detention deputy, is now Tracey Schuler, former detention deputy, after an investigation revealed she pawned her .357 Magnum Smith & Wesson service revolver for $150, contrary to department rules. For six weeks, Schuler drove inmates around Broward County without a weapon to protect herself or the public. Schuler pawned her pistol, with a four-inch barrel, a fellow officer's weapon, watches, bracelets, earrings, television sets and other items. Schuler, who was cleared of criminal wrongdoing by the Broward State Attorney's Office, used the money to offset gambling losses at casinos in Broward County and Las...
  • Iraqi: Saddam Deputy May Have Been Killed

    12/02/2003 4:30:44 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 17 replies · 474+ views
    AP ^ | December 2, 2003 | MARIAM FAM
    KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops may have killed or arrested Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Saddam Hussein's top former deputy who is suspected of leading the anti-U.S. insurgency, an Iraqi official said Tuesday. Officials of the U.S.-led coalition in Baghdad said they had no information on the report. Al-Douri, No. 6 on the U.S. list of most-wanted Iraqis, may have been arrested or killed in a U.S. raid in Kirkuk in northern Iraq, a senior Kurdish official in Kirkuk said on condition of anonymity. "I heard he might have been killed or captured," the official said, citing sources in his political...
  • Phony Deputy Nabbed After Seeking Backup - (impersonating sheriff's deputy) D'oh!

    10/01/2003 6:55:08 AM PDT · by bedolido · 4 replies · 246+ views
    NW Cable News ^ | 09/30/03 | WILLIAM KATES
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A 22-year-old man was charged with impersonating a sheriff's deputy after he pulled over a pickup truck and then called for assistance when the occupants fled. It appeared that Jeremy Lepianka of Syracuse had been posing as a Onondaga County Sheriff's deputy for about two years and had stopped motorists - and lectured them - on other occasions, police said. "He told investigators he had been working as a volunteer deputy for about two years. He said traffic violations were his main thing. Hopefully, it didn't go beyond that," Lt. Joe Cecile, a Syracuse police spokesman,...
  • Another sniper shooting?; deputy loses speeding truck

    08/21/2003 11:14:49 AM PDT · by bedolido · 4 replies · 197+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/21/03 | Staff Writer
    <p>CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Police searching for a sniper suspect in West Virginia were called to investigate another report of gunfire outside a convenience store, but said there was no evidence to confirm a shooting took place.</p> <p>Charleston Police Chief Jerry Pauley said Thursday that police were investigating the report late Wednesday from Dunbar, about 5 miles from Charleston. But he said police had found no physical evidence of a shooting.</p>
  • Deputy shot, killed; manhunt under way (greenville SC)

    08/18/2003 7:58:11 AM PDT · by Johnny Gage · 8 replies · 218+ views
    Greenville Online ^ | 8/18/03 | By Paul Alongi and John Boyanoski
    <p>More than 50 deputies, aided by bloodhounds, helicopters and State Law Enforcement Division agents, searched early today for the suspect in the shooting death of a Greenville County sheriff's deputy. Andrew Mazur, 24, was shot to death Sunday after struggling with a suspect in Berea, investigators said.</p>
  • Deputies say uniforms look like Nazi garb (Denver)

    05/31/2003 9:52:07 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 14 replies · 945+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 05/31/03 | Julie Poppen
    Deputies say uniforms look like Nazi garb By Julie Poppen, Rocky Mountain News May 31, 2003 Critics of an emotion-charged proposal to dress Denver sheriff's deputies in dark tan shirts and blue trousers say the deputies will resemble Nazi troopers, or "brown shirts." The dispute caused Deputy Dave Martinez to be transferred this week from his job tracking down fugitive felons after saying "Heil Hitler" to a supervisor. Nevermind that there's disagreement over whether the shirt is actually khaki or brown. Or that a final decision about the uniforms hasn't been made. Manager of Safety Tracy Howard said Friday that...
  • Richmond officer missing(Officer in alleged corrupt Sheriff's office)

    04/30/2003 4:02:51 AM PDT · by putupon · 247+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch (Times Dispatch, Distort, whatever) | 4-30-03 | PAIGE AKIN
    Richmond officer missing Police looking for leads to the Hopewell resident BY PAIGE AKIN TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER Apr 30, 2003 Michael Minion, a major for the Richmond sheriff's office at the city jail, has been missing since April 16. Hopewell police say they consider Michael Minion "critically missing" and believe he may have hurt himself or others. Minion, a major for the Richmond sheriff's office at the city jail, has been missing since April 16. He has worked there since November 1992. He is a Hopewell resident. Hopewell Police Chief Wayne Cleveland said yesterday that investigators don't have many leads....
  • Senior Ba'ath Party member: Saddam deputy moved to Syria

    04/14/2003 3:15:01 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 213+ views
    A senior Ba'ath Party member in Kirkuk said General Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, one of Saddam Hussein's deputies, set off for Syria in a large convoy as the regime collapsed last week, the Daily Telegraph reported on Monday. Said Nazim Khoshid said Gen. al-Duri, who shortly before the war began was put in charge of the northern military region by Saddam, invited him to join his convoy. Khoshid told Kurdish officials that he declined the offer, and said he did not know whether Gen. al-Duri reached Syria. He believed he left in a convoy of two dozen Chevrolet four-wheel drive vehicles...
  • Louisiana Deputy Fired After Revealing Plans to Oppose the Sheriff

    04/12/2003 5:02:55 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 186+ views
    Monroe (LA) News-Star ^ | 04-12-03 | Faulkner, Leesha
    <p>Jackson deputy fired, plans to run for sheriff Leesha Faulkner / Education Editor Posted on April 12, 2003 Jackson Parish Sheriff Richard Johnson has fired his chief deputy, Andy Brown.</p> <p>Brown, in a telephone interview Friday afternoon, said Johnson called him into his office Thursday and terminated him.</p>