Archive of 2011 July

30Jul2011
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Police Officer Daniel Ackerman

Buena Park Police Dept., California Police Officer Daniel Ackerman passed away after collapsing during a SWAT training exercise. He was participating in the training when he collapsed at about 8:00 am. He was transported to St. Jude Medical Center where he remained until passing away early the following morning. Officer Ackerman had served as a full-time officer with the Buena Park Police

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30Jul2011
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Police Officer Russell M. Willingham, Jr.

Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina Police Officer Russell Willingham was killed in an automobile accident while responding to backup another officers at approximately 3:15 am. He was traveling on North Vargrave Street when his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree. He was able to notify dispatch that he was pinned inside and rescue units were dispatched. Moments later he

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28Jul2011
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Deputy Sheriff Bryan P. Gross

Converse County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming Deputy Sheriff Bryan Gross drowned in the North Platte River while attempting to save a teenage girl who had jumped into the river after fighting with her boyfriend. Deputy Gross had responded to the scene and entered the water, which was swollen due to heavy snowmelt. The girl was pulled from the water by bystanders but Deputy Gross was swept away.

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20Jul2011
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Deputy Sheriff Richard “Rick” Jerome Daly

Clayton County Sheriff's Office, GA Deputy Rick Daly was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop near the intersection of East Fayetteville and Walker roads. A fugitive squad in an unmarked car identified a teenage suspect wanted on armed robbery charges and called on Deputy Daly in his marked cruiser to execute the traffic stop around 3:00 pm. As Deputy Daly approached the passenger

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14Jul2011
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Deputy Sheriff Roger Rice

Laurens County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina Deputy Sheriff Roger Rice was shot and killed as he and other deputies searched for a murder suspect at approximately 11:55 pm. Officers from the Fountain Inn Police Department had requested assistance from the sheriff's office to locate the man, who had just murdered his girlfriend. Deputies and officers located the man near his home on Barrel

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11Jul2011
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Police Officer Brent Long

Terre Haute Police Department, IN Police Officer Brent Long was shot and killed as he and other officers served a felony warrant at a house at approximately 3:30 pm. A task force comprised of officers from the United States Marshals Service, Indiana State Police, and Terre Haute Police Department, including Officer Long, knocked on the back door of a house on North 8th Street to serve a

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10Jul2011
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Police Officer Ryan Stringer

Alhambra Police Department, CA Police Officer Ryan Stringer was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car collided with another patrol car at about 2:30 am. He and the officer in the other patrol car were responding to a robbery in progress when they collided at the intersection of North Garfield Avenue and East Main Street. Both officers were transported to a local hospital where

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08Jul2011
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Police Officer Bryan Mitchell Hebert

Beaumont Police Department, TX Police Officer Bryan Hebert was killed when his patrol car was intentionally struck by the driver of another vehicle during a pursuit. Other officers had initiated the pursuit of a man wanted for assaulting his mother and grandmother. Officer Hebert had stopped his patrol car at the intersection of Dowlen Road and Ivanhoe Lane and was removing a reflective vest

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08Jul2011
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Sergeant Steven Kenner

Bismarck Police Department, ND Sergeant Steven Kenner was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance involving a man threatening a woman with a knife on East Broadway Avenue at 10:38 pm. When he and another officer arrived at the scene they located the man sitting in a van. The officers approached the van and instructed the man to show his hands. Instead, the man opened fire

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05Jul2011
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Patrol Officer Elieser “Eli” Colonroche

Sanford Police Department, NC Patrol Officer Eli Colonroche succumbed to injuries sustained at about 9:30 am while participating in a training exercise at the Central Carolina Community College. He and several other officers were descending a four-story rappelling tower when he collided with the tower's third story. He continued his descent to the ground where he was evaluated by other

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