Archive of 2011 January

29Jan2011
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Park Ranger Chris Nickel

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government Park Ranger Chris Nickel passed away while patrolling the Square Tower Ruin Trail at Hovenweep National Monument in San Juan County, Utah. A hiker discovered Ranger Nickel collapsed on the trail and immediately rushed to the visitor center to request assistance. Paramedics from Colorado, Utah and a medical

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29Jan2011
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Correctional Officer Jayme L. Biendl

Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington Correctional Officer Jayme Biendl was strangled in the Monroe Correctional Facility's chapel by an inmate. Officer Biendl was assigned to the prison's chapel. A prisoner, who was serving a life sentence, strangled Officer Biendl during an escape attempt. The inmate was discovered missing during a routine headcount shortly after 9:00

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28Jan2011
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Corrections Officer Casimiro Pomales

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York Corrections Officer Casimiro Pomales was killed in an automobile accident as he and another officer transported an inmate to a medical appointment. Officer Pomales was driving a prison van on the New York State Thruway, near Ulster, when it was sideswiped by another car. The impact caused the van to overturn. Officer Pomales, the

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26Jan2011
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Officer David S. Moore

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Date of Death: Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Age: 29 Officer David Moore succumbed to gunshot wounds suffered three days earlier after stopping a stolen vehicle at 9:05 am in the 3400 block of North Temple Avenue. As the driver and Officer Moore, whose weapon was holstered, were outside their vehicles, he was shot four times by the

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26Jan2011
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Officer David S. Moore

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Date of Death: Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Age: 29 Officer David Moore succumbed to gunshot wounds suffered three days earlier after stopping a stolen vehicle at 9:05 am in the 3400 block of North Temple Avenue. As the driver and Officer Moore, whose weapon was holstered, were outside their vehicles, he was shot four times by the

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24Jan2011

Police Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz

St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida. Date of Death: Monday, January 24, 2011. Age: 39   Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz and Sergeant Tom Baitinger were shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a suspect wanted for aggravated battery. Several members of a regional task force had gone to the home to question a family member about the man's whereabouts. After

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24Jan2011
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Sergeant Tom Baitinger

St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida. Date of Death: Monday, January 24, 2011. Age: 48. Sergeant Tom Baitinger and Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz were shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a suspect wanted for aggravated battery. Several members of a regional task force had gone to the home to question a family member about the man’s whereabouts. After making

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21Jan2011
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Corporal Charles Richard (Chuck) Nesbitt Jr.

Sumter Police Department, South Carolina. Date of Death: Friday, January 21, 2011. Age: 39 Corporal Chuck Nesbitt was killed in an automobile accident on Highway 521 near Rembert, South Carolina, at approximately 3:00 pm. He and another officer were returning to Sumter after transporting a prisoner to the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice when their patrol car collided

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20Jan2011
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Officer Tom Hayes

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Officer Tom Hayes succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained 31 years earlier while attempting to arrest two teens on a curfew violation. He had responded to a local convenience store after receiving reports of a disturbance by the two teens. The boys had been drinking, smoking marijuana and had taken LSD. As Officer Hayes attempted to arrest

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20Jan2011
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Detective Amanda Haworth

Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida. Date of Death: Thursday, January 20, 2011. Age: 44. Detectives Amanda Haworth and Roger Castillo were shot and killed while serving a felony warrant on a man wanted for murder. The detectives, along with two other members of a regional task force, had gone to a home near the intersection of NW Seventh Avenue and 69th Street. Upon making contact with an occupant of the home, someone inside immediately opened fire, striking Detective Castillo and Detective Haworth. Another detective on the scene returned fire and killed the suspect. Detective Castillo succumbed to his wounds at the scene. Detective Haworth was transported to a local hospital where she passed away during surgery. Detective Haworth had served with the Miami-Dade Police Department for 23 years. She is survived by her son, parents, step-parents, and three sisters. news

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