Archive of 2011 March

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Trooper Anthony R. Fotiou

New Jersey State Police, NJ Trooper Anthony Fotiou suffered a fatal heart attack while conducting commercial vehicle inspections at the Carney's Point Scales. Trooper Fotiou had served with the New Jersey State Police for 23 years and was assigned to the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Unit. He is survived by his mother, stepfather, and

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Deputy Sheriff Robert Britton

Smith County Sheriff's Office, TX Deputy Sheriff Robert Britton succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he was attacked by an injured cow while directing traffic around the animal. He had responded to the scene after a vehicle struck and injured the cow on Farm Road 344. As he directed traffic around the animal it charged him and knocked him into the air. He landed on his head

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Trooper Kevin P. Dobson

New York State Police, New York Trooper Kevin Dobson was struck and killed by the driver of a vehicle while making a traffic stop on I-290, at Colvin Boulevard in Erie County, at approximately 7:30 am. He was transported to Kenmore Mercy Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. Trooper Dobson had served with the New York State Police for 14 years. He is survived by

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Game Warden Pilot Daryl Gordon

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Warden Service, Maine Game Warden Daryl Gordon was killed in a plane crash in a remote on the frozen Clear Lake in Piscataquis County. He was flying a department-owned Cessna 185 when it crashed sometime during the evening of March 24, 2011. A massive search was launched and wreckage, along with Warden Gordon's body, were located the

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Senior Police Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian

Athens-Clarke County Police Department, Georgia Senior Police Officer Buddy Christian was shot and killed while responding to an incident where another officer had been shot and wounded at an apartment complex on Sycamore Drive in Athens. Multiple officers were investigating a carjacking and kidnapping incident when one officer stopped a vehicle owned by a relative of the carjacking suspect.

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Police Officer Craig Birkholz

Fond du Lac Police Department, Wisconsin Officer Craig Birkholz was fatally shot after he and another officer responded to a home on South Lincoln Avenue at approximately 6:00 am for an emergency call. When Officer Birkholz arrived, he and the second officer approached the home. A suspect opened fire from the second floor of the home, striking Officer Birkholz, the other officer, and a

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Police Officer Jermaine Gibson

Cathedral City Police Department, California Officer Jermaine Gibson was killed in a high-speed chase after his patrol car left the road and collided with a tree on South Palm Canyon Drive near Mesquite Avenue. Officer Gibson attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle at approximately 11:30 pm and gave chase after the suspect failed to pull over. His vehicle left the road and crashed in Palm

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Police Officer Andrew Dunn

Sandusky Police Department, Ohio Police Officer Andy Dunn was shot and killed while attempting to question a suspect. Officer Dunn was patrolling near Tyler Street and Hayes Avenue when he saw a suspect riding his bike in the street with no lights. Officer Dunn tried to speak to the suspect, but the suspect evaded the officer and kept riding. Officer Dunn then turned on his overhead lights

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Police Officer Stephanie Brown

San Antonio Police Department, Texas Officer Stephanie Brown was killed when her patrol car was struck by a drunk driver while she responded to another call. As she responded to the call a man driving the wrong way on I-35, near McCullough Avenue, struck her patrol car head-on. She was transported to University Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the other vehicle died

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Deputy Sheriff William Ezra Stiltner

Buchanan County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Deputies William Stiltner and Cameron Justus were shot and killed after responding to assist other deputies who had been fired at by a sniper at the scene of a larceny in progress call. Two deputies from the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office responded to the call at a car service business in Vansant. When they arrived, they began to search for the

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