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  • Family of Dallas officer killed in '08 motorcade crash sues Hillary Clinton

    02/23/2010 1:38:21 PM PST · by devane617 · 12 replies · 645+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 02/23/2010 | TANYA EISERE
    The family of a veteran Dallas police officer who died two years ago while escorting a motorcade for Hillary Rodham Clinton filed suit this week, alleging, among other things, that the city failed to properly train him for the difficult assignment.
  • Four police officers shot dead at Lakewood coffee shop

    11/29/2009 10:26:10 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 104 replies · 4,925+ views
    komo news ^ | Nov 29, 2009
    PARKLAND, Wash. - Four police officers were shot and killed in a Sunday morning ambush at a Parkland-area coffee shop, officials said. Pierce County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ed Troyer called the ambush "a targeted attack." Officials at the scene said two gunmen burst into the Forza Coffee Co. outlet at 11401 Steele St. South, shot the four uniformed officers as they were working on their laptop computers, then fled the scene. Other customers were inside the coffee shop at the time of the attack, but none of them were shot or injured. A $10,000 reward is being offered for any...

    11/29/2009 2:07:46 PM PST · by Cindy · 41 replies · 3,445+ views
    Note: Video included. # November 29, 2009 "4 officers shot dead in Wash. coffee shop 'ambush'" SNIPPET: "LAKEWOOD, Wash. — SNIPPET: "A $10,000 reward was offered for information leading to an arrest, he said. Police are looking for one man and possibly a second person in the attack, which occurred about 8 a.m., Troyer said. The suspect is described as an African-American man, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a black coat and blue jeans, with a "scruffy" appearance, he said. The man is believed to have fled the coffee shop on foot,...
  • Four Lakewood (WA) police officers shot and killed in 'ambush'

    11/29/2009 2:05:23 PM PST · by llevrok · 96 replies · 7,655+ views
    PARKLAND, Wash. - Four Lakewood Police officers were shot and killed Sunday morning in what authorities called a targeted ambush at a coffee shop. Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says the officers - four male and one female - were in full uniform and wearing bulletproof vests, sitting in Forza coffee shop near 116th Street and Steele Street on the east side of the Air Force base at about 8:30 a.m. Troyer says the officers were preparing for their shift when a suspect or suspects "walked in with a handgun, opened fire multiple times and then fled the scene,"...
  • 4 Police Officers Shot Dead Near Washington State Air Force Base

    11/29/2009 10:04:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies · 2,946+ views
    FOX ^ | 11/29.09 | staff
    SEATTLE — Four police officers were shot dead in an ambush at a Washington state coffee house, a sheriff's official said Sunday.
  • Multiple police officers have been shot near McChord AFB in Washington state [update @427]

    11/29/2009 9:40:32 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 433 replies · 21,840+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11/29/09 | MSNBC
    Multiple police officers have been shot near McChord AFB in Washington state, official says
  • Police arrest 2 more in fatal shooting of Metro officer

    11/23/2009 2:18:03 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 21 replies · 674+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 11/22/09 | Tim Richardson
    North Las Vegas Police arrested two more teenagers Sunday in the death of a Metro Police officer killed last week at his North Las Vegas home. Quadrae Scott and Emmitt Ferguson, both 18, of North Las Vegas, were booked into the North Las Vegas Detention Center at about 8:15 p.m. Sunday. Scott was arrested in connection with one count each of murder with a deadly weapon with a gang enhancement, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon with a gang enhancement and conspiracy to commit robbery. Ferguson was arrested in connection with one count of accessory to murder after the fact.
  • (After 3 Trials) LEON HOUSTON FOUND NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS (Murder of a Tennessee Deputy Sheriff)

    11/13/2009 9:43:40 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 14 replies · 1,503+ views
    Knox News ^ | 11/12/2009 | News Sentinel staff
    Leon Houston walked out of court and headed home a free man today after a Roane County jury found him not guilty on all charges in the May 2006 deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along friend. “It’s a heavy burden that’s off my shoulders,” he said. “God answers prayers. I just thank him for bringing me through this. It don’t seem real.” Family and friends lined up to greet him with hugs and congratulations. The jury began deliberations about 8:40 a.m. today and announced its decision about 4:35 p.m. The verdict came after two trials in the...
  • Seattle Police Officer Killed

    11/01/2009 3:05:29 AM PST · by ArmstedFragg · 67 replies · 3,444+ views
    KOMO TV ^ | 11/1/2009 | KOMO Staff
    A Seattle police officer was shot to death and another officer was wounded late Saturday night while conducting a traffic stop in the city's Central District neighborhood. The officer who died was a veteran of the department, and the woman who was wounded is a student officer in training, Assistant Chief Jim Pugel said
  • Ga. suspect in Ala. deputy death had long record

    09/29/2009 5:33:11 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 3 replies · 528+ views
    The Columbus Ledger Enquirer ^ | 9/28/09 | unknown
    Ga. suspect in Ala. deputy death had long record COLUMBUS, Ga. -- A Georgia man had been booked into a jail 16 times in the past 11 years and was on parole from a 2007 felony drug conviction when charged with capital murder in the death of an Alabama deputy last week, the Ledger-Enquirer reported. The Columbus newspaper reported Sunday that Gregory Lance Henderson, 31, had been ordered to serve three years in prison in 2007 but was out on parole after about 15 months when arrested in the death Thursday of Lee County Deputy James Anderson, 39. The Columbus...
  • An Investigation Into a SF Cop Killing Leads to a Chicago Professor...(guess which one?)

    09/17/2009 6:35:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies · 2,837+ views
    OC Weekly ^ | 9/16/2009 | Peter Jamison
    (snip) National interest in the Weather Underground was revived during last year’s presidential campaign, when Republicans and conservative bloggers tried to smear Barack Obama for his ties to the group’s former leaders, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. A married couple now comfortably ensconced in the ranks of Chicago’s liberal intelligentsia, Ayers and Dohrn were early political patrons of Obama’s, hosting a campaign event for the future president in 1995 when he ran for the Illinois state Senate. Ayers and Dohrn assert today that the group deliberately avoided killing people in a campaign of “symbolic” bombings of empty government buildings. They...
  • Tampa police officer killed; suspect arrested

    08/21/2009 2:14:27 PM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 10 replies · 655+ views ^ | 8/21/09 | unknown
    TAMPA - An arrest has been made in late Wednesday's shooting death of Tampa police Cpl. Mike Roberts. Humberto Delgado, 34, who gave his address as 324 Country Club Drive in Oldsmar, was arrested and charged shortly before 5 a.m. today with first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and carrying a concealed firearm. Roberts, 38, was an 11-year veteran of the Tampa Police Department. He recently had been promoted from the department's K-9 unit and just Wednesday took a position with the hit-and-run squad, where he was on track to become a...
  • [Texas:]Pasadena police officer killed in shooting

    08/21/2009 11:28:03 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies · 906+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 21, 2009 | RENEE LEE, JASON WITMER and JAMES NIELSEN
    A Pasadena police officer was killed this morning in a shootout in which the suspect also was seriously wounded. Officer Jesse Hamilton, 29, was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center, where he died of a head wound. Four Pasadena police officers responded to a disturbance call made at 6:09 a.m. from a trailer park near the intersection of Shaver and Queens before 6:30 a.m., Assistant Police Chief Bud Corbett said. Hamilton was the first officer to arrive. The suspect, 24-year-old Sergio Robles, arrived at his mother's trailer home around 5 a.m. after his wife and child spent the night...
  • Tampa police officer shot on Nebraska Avenue dies

    08/19/2009 10:12:45 PM PDT · by jwparkerjr · 9 replies · 827+ views
    Tampa Bay Online TBO ^ | 08/20/09 | SAMARA SODOS
    A Tampa police officer was shot and killed on Nebraska Avenue late Wednesday. His name was not available at press time, but police said he was a veteran officer. A man in his 20s was taken into custody.
  • The Death Of An American Hero; A Time To Reflect

    08/06/2009 11:32:24 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 511+ views | 08/06/2009 | Bob Price
    Once again a family is separated by the broken system we call our national immigration policy. The family of US Border Patrol Agent Robert Wiley Rosas will no longer have their husband, father, son, or brother with them as he was senselessly murdered by illegal aliens crossing an unsecured border near San Diego, California. Agent Rosas (aged 30) leaves behind a wife and two young children. He had no choice about this separation. He was simply out doing the job that you and I hired him to do: That of defending the security of the borders of this nation. He...
  • Mexico police arrest 4 in death of US border agent

    07/26/2009 8:38:33 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 10 replies · 272+ views
    Google News | July 26, 2009 | GILLIAN FLACCUS and MARK STEVENSON
    CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Police in Mexico have announced the arrests of four men in connection to the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent as their counterparts in the United States search hospitals for suspects possibly wounded in the first such shooting in more than a decade. The men detained in Mexico are allegedly part of an immigrant smuggling ring, and 21 people were found with them when police detained them and seized four guns near Tecate, Mexico, said Elias Alvarez Hernandez, coordinator of federal police in Baja California state. During a news conference Saturday, Mexico police did not...
  • Border Patrol Agent Shot and Killed Campo CA

    07/23/2009 10:21:05 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 44 replies · 4,567+ views
    San Diego 6 ^ | 7/23/2009
    A border agent was shot multiple times Thursday night, close to the border near Campo on Shockey Truck Trail about 100 feet north of the border. Reports of the shooting came in around 9:30 p.m. The agent was shot multiple times and was hit in the head. Medical crews report the agent is dead. The shooter or shooters may have fled across the border. Add a Comment (1) Comments Ads by GoogleWhat's this? ADT® Official Site Call 888-356-5194 Now & Get Award Winning ADT® Home Security For $99! "25 Pounds in 2 Weeks" Yes - Lose 25 Pounds in...
  • Statement by U. S. CBP Commissioner Jayson Ahern on Death of Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas

    07/24/2009 1:08:25 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 5 replies · 431+ views
    Washington - “Last night, Border Patrol Chief Daavid Aguilar and I were devastated to learn about the senseless killing of one of our young Border Patrol Agents, Robert Rosas. Agent Rosas’ murder is a tragic reminder of the ever-present dangers CBP officers, Air & Marine and Border Patrol agents face as they protect our nation’s borders. “By his service and sacrifice, Agent Rosas joins a long line of law enforcement officers and agents who have served—and died—in the law enforcement tradition of honor, valor and dedication to duty. “The FBI, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office, our brothers and sisters...
  • Authorities search for suspect who killed Border Patrol agent

    07/24/2009 1:14:47 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 9 replies · 447+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 24, 2009
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano released a statement this morning on the deadly shooting, identifying the agent as Robert Rosas... ...Napolitano said in the statement: "Agent Robert Rosas was gunned down while protecting our nation’s Southwest border. This act of violence will not stand — nor will any act of violence against the Border Patrol. I have directed that the full resources of the Department assist in the investigation to find and bring to justice those responsible for this inexcusable crime."] A manhunt is going on this morning at the U.S.-Mexico border in eastern San Diego County...
  • Border Patrol Agent Shot And Killed

    07/24/2009 7:00:35 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 53 replies · 1,605+ views
    San Diego 6 (The CW) ^ | July 24, 2009
    CAMPO - A U.S. Border Patrol agent was fatally shot in Campo near the border with Baja California Thursday night. The shooting was reported about 9:15 p.m. near the border on Shockey Truck Trail southeast of the San Diego Sheriff Department's Campo substation. Four engines, paramedics, and a medical helicopter were dispatched to the area, but the agent was declared dead at the scene, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler. Police report that the victim was shot in the head.
  • Fresno Co. deputy shot; gunman sought

    07/14/2009 10:10:09 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 13 replies · 689+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 7-14-09 | Jim Guy
    "8:40 a.m.: Witnesses said the deputy was shot twice in the upper torso and was bleeding heavily. Meanwhile, sheriff's deputies have brought in an armored vehicle."
  • Third Officer Shot By Illegal Alien In Sancutary City (Houston)

    06/29/2009 1:05:51 PM PDT · by Stoat · 11 replies · 1,004+ views
    JudicialWatch ^ | June 29, 2009
      Third Officer Shot By Illegal Alien In Sancutary City Last Updated: Mon, 06/29/2009 - 3:52pmA third law enforcement officer in one of the nation’s biggest sanctuary cities has been shot by an illegal immigrant who was protected by a don’t-ask-don’t-tell immigration policy during previous police encounters.The Houston Police Department’s longtime rule prohibiting officers from questioning suspects about immigration status has cost the department dearly in the last few years. Two officers have been murdered and one shot in the face by illegal immigrants with previous records. The latest shooting occurred just last week when an illegal alien from Mexico killed...
  • Trooper killed, another wounded, rescuing boy from abduction (PA State Trooper)

    06/08/2009 7:11:33 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 20 replies · 1,436+ views
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 6/8/09 | CHARLES SCHILLINGER AND ERIN l. NISSLEY
    COOLBAUGH TWP. - The high-speed chase raced through heavy traffic and busy intersections for nearly 40 minutes Sunday night, with no signs of stopping. Trooper Joshua Miller, 34, of Pittston Twp., made a split-second decision to ram the back of Daniel Autenrieth's fleeing Honda Civic, sending the car spinning into a guard rail. There, other police cars surrounded it while Trooper Miller and Trooper Robert Lombardo ran to the driver's side door to confront the 31-year-old Northampton County man. The troopers were just inches away when the bullets began flying, though investigators are not yet sure who fired first. Trooper...
  • Obama to Cut Slain Officer’s Benefits in Half

    05/09/2009 6:54:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies · 2,059+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 9, 2009 | Warner Todd Huston
    In a fit of hypocrisy sure to outrage, just as Attorney General Eric Holder makes ready to attend a ceremony to honor fallen police officers, the Obama administration is proposing to cut almost in half a program that provides benefits to the future families left behind. So much for the more loving, more caring president “we’ve been waiting for.” So, wouldn’t you think the Old Media would be braying at the hypocrisy here? Wouldn’t you rather think that the Old Media would be up in arms about this one? Isn’t this typically the type of story that would get them...
  • Attacks kill 7 Mexican police in Tijuana

    04/28/2009 2:37:31 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 458+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | April 28, 2009
    TIJUANA, Mexico — Seven police officers were assassinated in about an hour's time in what authorities said Tuesday was a coordinated effort that followed months of relative calm in a border city stricken by drug-fueled violence. Three officers were injured. Municipal police detained three or four people after Monday night's attacks, said Jose Manuel Yepiz, spokesman for the Baja California state attorney general's office. He did not have additional details. After four officers were killed by gunfire outside a convenience store, police scanners hummed with "narcocorridos," or drug ballads. One voice threatened over the airwaves that 30 officers would be...
  • Two Okaloosa deputies killed by gunman (3rd & 4th dead cops in Southeast this week)

    04/26/2009 1:19:53 PM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 7 replies · 1,171+ views
    Pensacola News ^ | 4/26/09 | Travis Griggs
    Two Okaloosa County deputies were shot and killed Saturday afternoon at a gun club near Crestview while attempting to arrest a man on domestic violence charges. The suspect, Joshua Cartwright, 28, of Fort Walton Beach fled the scene of the shooting and was later killed in a shootout with Walton County deputies in DeFuniak Springs, said Okaloosa County sheriff's spokeswoman Michele Nicholson. Okaloosa deputies Burt Lopez and Warren "Skip" York were airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital where they were pronounced dead, Nicholson said. "We did lose two very fine men today," said Okaloosa County Sheriff Edward Spooner. "They were both...
  • Two Deputies and Suspect Killed [Okaloosa County, Florida]

    04/25/2009 4:54:23 PM PDT · by seacapn · 18 replies · 1,323+ views
    WMBB News 13 [Panama City, Florida] ^ | April 25, 2009 | WMBB News Department
    Okaloosa County, Fla: Two Okaloosa Sheriff’s Deputies and the suspect they were attempting to arrest are dead after an incident that started in Okaloosa County and ended in Walton County. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office tells News 13 law enforcement had been looking for the suspect, Joshua Cartwright, 28 of Fort Walton Beach, for his possible involvment in a domestic abuse case. Deputies got a tip that Cartwright was at the Shoal River Gun Club in Crestview. When they arrived and confronted him, investigators say he engaged officers in a shootout.
  • (BREAKING) Officials: 2 Fla. sheriff's deputies fatally shot

    04/25/2009 5:13:16 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies · 1,720+ views
    AP/YAHOO NEWS ^ | 25 APRIL 2009 | AP
    CRESTVIEW, Fla. – Two north Florida sheriff's deputies were shot and killed Saturday by a suspect who was later fatally shot by deputies, authorities said. The shooting occurred around 1 p.m. when the two Okaloosa County deputies went to Shoal River Sporting Clays and Shooting Center in response to a call, said Michele Nicholson, a sheriff's spokeswoman. Authorities say the suspect shot both deputies and took off toward neighboring Walton County, where he was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies.
  • Dispatcher didn't warn Pittsburgh police of guns-(3 Slain Pitt. Officers)

    04/07/2009 5:08:03 PM PDT · by Flavius · 14 replies · 678+ views
    ap ^ | 4/6/09 | ap
    The mother of a man charged with killing three Pittsburgh police officers told an emergency dispatcher he had weapons, but the dispatcher didn't tell officers, the official in charge of county dispatchers says.
  • Affidavit outlines shootings that left three Pittsburgh police officers dead

    04/07/2009 5:40:36 PM PDT · by Flavius · 2 replies · 432+ views
    post gazette ^ | April 06, 2009 | By Jon Schmitz and Moriah Balingit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Richard Poplawski fired several shots into the body of a wounded Pittsburgh police officer during a siege Saturday that left three officers dead and a fourth wounded, a neighbor told police.
  • Three Pittsburgh Police Officers Shot to Death by Gunman - Video 4/4/09

    04/04/2009 5:39:50 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 32 replies · 1,518+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 4, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report on the killing of three Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania police officers today, as they responded to what they thought was a domestic disturbance. But it now appears they were drawn into a trap by a gunman who was waiting for them and wearing a bullet-proof vest. Two other officers were wounded and the shooter has been taken into custody. Neighbors claim he had been let go from a local factory recently, and had been worried that President Obama would try and take away his guns. . . . . . . (Watch Video Report)
  • Gunmen Kills Three Pittsburgh Police Officers [Drudge says he feared Obama's gun ban]

    04/04/2009 3:29:33 PM PDT · by GreatDaggar · 67 replies · 5,507+ views
    Poplawski's friends at the scene described him as a young man who thought the Obama administration would ban guns. One friend, Edward Perkovic, said Poplawski feared "the Obama gun ban that's on the way" and "didn't like our rights being infringed upon." Another longtime friend, Aaron Vire, said he feared that President Obama was going to take away his rights, though he said he "wasn't violently against Obama."
  • Police: 3 officers killed in Pa. shooting

    04/04/2009 8:53:08 AM PDT · by Flavius · 84 replies · 3,476+ views
    ap ^ | 4/4/09 | ap
    man opened fire on officers responding to a domestic disturbance call Saturday morning, killing three of them, police said.
  • Oakland Shootings Show Uselessness Of 'Gun Control'

    03/24/2009 6:55:47 AM PDT · by Copernicus · 19 replies · 1,873+ views ^ | 03/24/09 | David Codrea
    See, that's the thing. Being a "prohibited person," it was illegal for Mixon to touch any gun. It was illegal for him to have a handgun, to carry it, to kill with it. And California has "assault weapon" bans that cover not only the model Mixon used, but also the characteristics. And then there's this: The bulletproof vests that Romans and Sakai wore were no help - when Mixon fired his automatic rifle through a closet door in the apartment, he hit the two sergeants in the head. The reporters (I like to call them "Authorized Journalists") managed to convey...
  • Oakland shooter unable to escape cycle of violence

    03/25/2009 5:37:44 AM PDT · by SonnyBubba · 76 replies · 2,625+ views
    AP, via google ^ | Juliana Barbassa, with Jason Dearen and Terry Collins
    Oakland shooter unable to escape cycle of violence By JULIANA BARBASSA – 2 hours ago OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lovelle Mixon died at 26, hiding in an apartment, shot by police during a gun fight that left four officers dead and stunned a city already plagued by violence. Court records show a lifetime of wrong turns spent largely behind bars. Family members, angry and upset after their loss, describe Mixon as an deeply frustrated young man who likely snapped under the weight of opportunities missed or denied.
  • Oakland Plans Evening Vigil As 4th Officer Dies

    03/24/2009 6:20:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies · 511+ views
    CBS 5 SAN FRANCISCO ^ | 24 MARCH 2009 | AP
    OAKLAND (CBS 5 / AP / BCN) ― The city of Oakland prepared to gather in grief Tuesday evening after a fourth police officer shot by a man wanted on a parole violation was taken off life support. A major city thoroughfare, 74th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard, was set to be closed down for the 6 p.m. vigil at the street corner where Officer John Hege and another officer were shot Saturday during a traffic stop. Hege was taken off life support Monday night and his heart, liver and kidneys removed, said Andrea Breaux of Alameda County Medical Center. The...
  • Parole Violator Kills Three Police Officers In Oakland

    03/23/2009 5:40:48 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 28 replies · 1,373+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | March 23, 2009 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Murderous Trend Similar To Killings In PhiladelphiaSaturday’s killing of three police officers — leaving the fourth brain dead — in Oakland, Calif., shares a disturbing thread with the murderous trend that has been occurring in Philadelphia over the past several years: The murderer was a parolee with an extensive criminal history, including violent felonies. The three officers were killed by the parolee in two separate, but related, shootouts Saturday afternoon. The alleged murderer, Lovelle Mixon, who was killed in the second shootout, was wanted on a no-bail warrant for violating his parole on a conviction for an assault with a deadly...
  • Fourth Oakland officer involved in Saturday's shootings dies

    03/22/2009 1:58:01 PM PDT · by freespirited · 163 replies · 4,392+ views
    San Fran Chronicle ^ | 3/22/09 | Matthew Stannard
    An Oakland Police officer shot Saturday during a series of gunbattles that claimed the lives of three other officers died this morning, Oakland police said today. Motorcycle officer John Hege, 41, had been in grave condition after being shot during a traffic stop at about 1:15 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead at noon today, according to Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason. Hege's fellow motorcycle officer, Sgt. Mark Dunakin, died at the scene of that shooting. Two hours later, a SWAT team exchanged gunfire with a suspect in an apartment on 74th Avenue near Hillside Street. Two SWAT officers, Sgt....
  • 4th Officer Dies After Shooting In Oakland [Breaking News]

    03/22/2009 12:24:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 83 replies · 2,160+ views
    AP Report ^ | March 22, 2009
    4th officer dies after shooting in Oakland A parolee with a 'criminal history' opened fire at a traffic stop AP Images released by the Oakland Police Department, from left, Sgt. Mark Dunakin, Officer John Hege, Sgt. Daniel Sakai and Sgt. Ervin Romans. A man wanted for violating his parole killed three police officers and gravely wounded Hege during the in two shootings on Saturday. View related photos OAKLAND, Calif. - A fourth police officer lost his struggle to survive Sunday after a parolee with an "criminal history" opened fire at a traffic stop and later gunned down members of a...
  • 3 Oakland officers killed, one critically hurt

    03/22/2009 10:15:40 AM PDT · by thecodont · 17 replies · 1,561+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Sunday, March 22, 2009 | Jaxon Van Derbeken, Demian Bulwa,Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writers
    (03-21) 22:55 PDT OAKLAND -- Three Oakland police sergeants were shot and killed and a fourth officer was critically wounded Saturday in a pair of related incidents that together rank among the deadliest attacks on law enforcement in California history. A fifth officer, a member of the SWAT team that killed the suspect police held responsible for the shootings, was treated for minor injuries and released. The first incident happened about 1:15 p.m. when two traffic officers were gunned down after what police described as a "routine" stop of a 1995 Buick in the 7400 block of MacArthur Boulevard in...
  • 3 California Police Officers Dead, Suspect Killed After Traffic Stop

    03/22/2009 7:26:15 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 42 replies · 1,967+ views ^ | March 22, 2009 | AP
    OAKLAND, Calif. — A man wanted for violating his parole killed three veteran police officers and gravely wounded another in two shootings Saturday, the first after a routine traffic stop and the second after a massive manhunt ended in gunfire, authorities said. The gunman was also killed. "It's in these moments that words are extraordinarily inadequate," said Mayor Ron Dellums at a somber news conference announcing the slayings. It was the first time in the history of the Oakland Police Department that three officers were killed in the line of duty in the same day.
  • Three police officers killed in Oakland shootings

    03/21/2009 11:11:58 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies · 1,895+ views
    CNN ^ | March 21,2009 | CNN
    <p>The man, a 27-year-old Oakland resident, was later fatally shot in a gun battle with SWAT officers in a nearby apartment complex where he hid.</p> <p>A fourth officer -- also shot -- remained in critical condition, police said at a late-night news conference.</p>
  • Gunman kills 3 officers, wounds 4th in Oakland {Updated Info Including Officer Names and Pictures)

    03/22/2009 3:53:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 136 replies · 4,875+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2009 | Terry Collins and Lisa Leff
    <p>A police officer was battling for his life and three more were dead after a parolee with an "extensive criminal history" opened fire at a routine traffic stop and hours later gunned down members of a SWAT team searching for him.</p>
  • 4 Cops Shot, Suspect Dead After Calif. Traffic Stop

    03/21/2009 7:32:26 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 531 replies · 20,826+ views ^ | March 21, 2009
    4 cops shot, suspect dead after Calif. traffic stop Police say suspect behind two separate shootings involving officers OAKLAND, Calif. - Four officers were in critical condition and a suspect dead on Saturday after gunfire at a traffic stop led to a massive manhunt that ended in a shootout, police said. Two officers were shot in the first incident just after 1 p.m. after they stopped the suspect's vehicle in east Oakland, said Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason. The suspect fled the scene on foot into a nearby neighborhood, police said, leading to an intense manhunt by dozens of Oakland...
  • Four Oakland Police Officers Die After Shootings, City Attorney Says

    03/21/2009 9:08:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies · 2,641+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 21, 2009
    Four Oakland police officers die after shootings, city attorney says Dan Rosenstrauch / Associated Press Law enforcement officers find cover behind a car on 73rd Avenue in Oakland while responding to the second officer involved shooting in Oakland of the day. The police department has yet to confirm their deaths, but a spokesman says details will be released at a news conference tonight. The suspect also was killed in this afternoon's shootings. By Maria L. LaGanga and Cara Mia DiMassa March 22, 2009 Reporting from Los Angeles and Oakland -- In a blow to the Oakland Police Department, four officers...
  • Israeli police officers shot dead

    03/15/2009 4:05:58 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 15 replies · 1,127+ views
    BBC News ^ | 15 March 2009 | anon
    Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld confirms two policemen had been shot dead Two Israeli traffic policemen have been shot dead near the West Bank town of Nablus and an operation is under way to try to catch the attacker or attackers. The dying officers were found in their overturned car in the Massua district of the Jordan Valley. It is the first fatal shooting of an Israeli in the West Bank since April of last year. A previously unknown group, named after a dead Lebanese Hezbollah leader, has claimed responsibility for the attack. The Imad Mughniyeh Group, named after the man...
  • Policeman killed in Northern Ireland shooting(Real IRA suspected)

    03/09/2009 5:31:08 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 25 replies · 692+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10th March 2009 | BBC News
    A police officer has died following a shooting incident in Craigavon, County Armagh. The incident is understood to have happened near Lismore Manor in the Brownlow area as police investigated reports of suspicious activity. The attack follows the weekend murder of two soldiers outside an Army base in Antrim. The Real IRA said they were responsible for that shooting. Politicians have condemned the latest killing of a security force member. DUP assembly member David Simpson described the attack as an "outrage" and said those behind it were "vermin". "What we have seen over the last 36 hours is a deliberate...
  • Breaking: Police officer shot dead in Ulster attack

    03/09/2009 6:03:41 PM PDT · by balls · 5 replies · 449+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | Tuesday March 10, 2009 | Paul Mcerlane
    The attack took place while the officer was investigating suspicious activity David Sharrock, Ireland Correspondent A police officer died tonight after being shot in an attack in Northern Ireland, the third member of the security forces to die in the last 48 hours. It marked a dangerous and sudden escalation in violence in the province which threatened to draw a counter-reaction from loyalist paramilitaries. “We are tonight staring into the abyss,” said Dolores Kelly, a member of the nationalist SDLP who sits on the province’s policing board. “I would appeal to people to pull back. “I certainly would want to...
  • Family questions fatal shooting by Denver officer

    03/02/2009 7:50:00 PM PST · by Drew68 · 28 replies · 1,209+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 01 March 09 | Tom McGhee
    Family members and a man who lives on the Denver block where a police officer shot a motorist Thursday night are raising questions about the death. The family of Davlon Reagor, 37, gathered today at the spot where he was killed, bringing flowers, balloons and grief. Police have yet to release the name of the dead driver but aunts and other relatives said it was Reagor. "He was not a criminal. He had made mistakes like we all do. This could have been dealt with in a better way," said Reagor's aunt, Alberta Henderson, 48. Records show that he had...
  • Illegals targeted sheriff as gang initiation

    02/26/2009 4:27:11 AM PST · by appleseed · 36 replies · 2,444+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2009 | Jerry Seper
    The attempted assassination of a South Carolina deputy sheriff was a gang initiation carried out by three illegal immigrants including a 15-year-old boy who was supposed to "kill a cop" in order to be admitted as a member, according to a confidential Department of Homeland Security advisory. Lexington County, S.C., Deputy Sheriff Ted Xanthakis and his K-9 police dog, Arcos, were attacked by the three illegals armed with a 12-gauge shotgun during a Feb. 8 incident in West Columbia, S.C., shortly after 3 a.m. The deputy and his dog survived. Two of the men were identified in a U.S. Immigration...