Archive of 2011 February

25Feb2011
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Police Officer Fred Thornton

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, North Carolina Officer Fred Thornton was killed when a flash-bang device detonated as he handled SWAT equipment. He had just returned home following a SWAT call out to serve a warrant and was attempting to render his equipment safe when the Def-Tec 25 flash-bang discharged, causing massive injuries. Investigation determined that while at the scene of

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24Feb2011
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Park Ranger Julie Weir

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government Park Ranger Julie Weir was killed in an automobile accident on I-80 near Kearney, Nebraska. Ranger Weir was on official travel status while relocating from her permanent position at Independence National Historic Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a field training assignment at Yosemite National Park in

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21Feb2011
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Police Officer David S. Crawford

St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida Police Officer David Crawford was shot and killed after responding to a report of a suspicious person. At approximately 10:30 pm, Officer Crawford and another officer responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 700 block of 3rd Avenue after a citizen observed a male walking through his backyard with a broken brick in his hand. Officer Crawford

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18Feb2011
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Detective John Falcone

Poughkeepsie City Police Department, New York Detective John Falcone was shot and killed after responding to a shots fired call on Main Street. He was just over a block away when he received the call and when he arrived at the scene he encountered a man holding a 3-year-old child and waving a gun. The suspect fled, still holding the child, with Officer Falcone in pursuit. Detective Falcone

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17Feb2011
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Sergeant Adam Rosenthal

Delray Beach Police Department, Florida Sergeant Adam Rosenthal was killed in an automobile accident near the intersection of Southwest 18th Street and Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton at approximately 6:15 am. He was reporting to the station at the beginning of his shift when his patrol car struck a tree in the median. He was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his

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16Feb2011
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Captain John “Jay” I. McDonough

Volusia County Beach Patrol, Florida Captain Jay McDonough suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a department training exercise. He was jogging in the area of International Speedway Boulevard and South Peninsula Drive when he collapsed. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Captain McDonough served as a member of the Volusia County Beach Patrol

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16Feb2011
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Deputy Marshal Derek Hotsinpiller

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government Deputy Marshal Derek Hotsinpiller was shot and killed while serving a warrant with two other deputy marshals and members of the West Virginia State Police at a home on Central Street in Elkins, West Virginia. The suspect named on the warrant was wanted for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Upon

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15Feb2011
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Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata

United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Government Special Agent Jaime Zapata was shot and killed outside of Mexico City, Mexico. He and another agent assigned to the United States Embassy and were traveling between Mexico City and Monterrey when they were forced off the road by 10 members of a Mexican drug

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15Feb2011
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Officer Thomas Adams

California Highway Patrol, California Officer Thomas Adams was killed in a automobile accident while on patrol. He was driving north on Highway 101, just south of Piercy in Mendocino County, when his patrol car was struck head-on by a southbound vehicle. Officer Adams died from the injuries sustained in the collision. Officer Adams had served with the California Highway Patrol for two

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15Feb2011
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Captain Daniel Stiles

San Carlos Apache Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police Captain Dan Stiles was struck and killed by the driver of a vehicle while directing traffic at approximately 7:50 am. He was at the intersection of Edison Street NW and Kaufman Avenue NW directing traffic for a nearby school. Despite wearing a reflective vest, he was struck by an oncoming SUV whose driver stated she did not see him.

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