Archive of 2011 December

31Dec2011

Senior Special Agent John Capano

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Government Special Agent John Capano was shot and killed while struggling with a robbery suspect outside a pharmacy on Merrick Road in Seaford, Nassau County, New York. Agent Capano was off duty and inside the pharmacy at 2:00 pm when the suspect entered and robbed it of OxyContin and cash. As the

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30Dec2011

Officer Shawn Schneider

Lake City Police Department, Minnesota Police Officer Shawn Schneider succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 11 days earlier after responding to a domestic disturbance call on West Lyon Avenue at approximately 8:30 am. After arriving at the scene and attempting to make contact with the male subject, Officer Schneider was shot once in the head. The suspect retreated into the home, where he was

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29Dec2011

Special Agent Daniel “Danny” Lee Knapp

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government Special Agent Daniel Knapp drowned while attempting to rescue a distressed swimmer in the ocean at Playa Escondida, Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Agent Knapp was on vacation at the beach with a friend when they saw the man calling for help and struggling in the water. Agent Knapp immediately entered the water in an

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29Dec2011

Officer Clifton Lewis

Chicago Police Department, Illinois Police Officer Clifton Lewis was shot and killed while attempting to take action during a robbery at a grocery store on North Austin Boulevard. He was working an overtime security detail at the store, which had been robbed several weeks earlier, when two male subjects entered at about 8:30 pm. One of the men shot Officer Lewis multiple times before grabbing

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26Dec2011

Deputy Sheriff Matt Miller

Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Florida Deputy Sheriff Matt Miller was killed in a motorcycle accident on Maitland Boulevard at the intersection with Gateway Drive, while attempting to make a traffic stop. He had activated his emergency equipment and was attempting to catch up to a speeding vehicle when the driver of a car made a left hand turn in front of him, causing a collision. Deputy

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21Dec2011

Master Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson

Aiken Department of Public Safety, South Carolina Master Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson was shot and killed after he and another officer stopped a suspicious vehicle on Brandt Court, near Camellia Street, shortly before 9:00 pm. Officers had been searching for the vehicle in relation to an incident earlier in the evening. After the stop, one of the occupants immediately opened fire,

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21Dec2011

Officer Arnulfo Crispin

Lakeland Police Department, Florida Officer Arnulfo Crispin was shot and killed while making contact with suspicious individuals near Crystal Grove Drive at approximately 10:15 pm. Officer Crispin exited his cruiser to make contact with the three subjects in a closed park and while checking one subject for weapons, was shot from behind by another. A second officer arrived at the scene

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20Dec2011

Officer Specialist Timothy Schock

Chesapeake Police Department, Virginia Senior Police Officer Tim Schock died during a training dive in the lake at Oak Grove Lake Park. He and other members of the Chesapeake Police Department's dive team were conducting the dive when he experienced trouble breathing. His dive partner attempted to give him his own respirator as they surfaced, but Officer Schock submerged again. Other officers

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19Dec2011

Officer John David Dryer

East Washington Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Police Officer John Dryer was shot and killed as he and another officer made a traffic stop on I-70, near East Beau Street, in East Washington at approximately 11:00 pm. As Officer Dryer and a second officer waited for a tow truck to arrive the man exited his vehicle and opened fire. Officer Dryer was shot in the head and fatally

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17Dec2011

Deputy Sheriff Ronnie Smith

Butts County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Deputy Sheriff Ronnie Smith was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a fight call at approximately 10:30 pm. His patrol car left the roadway and struck several trees at the intersection of Biles Road and Four Points Road, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. Deputy Smith had served with the Butts County Sheriff's Office for four

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