Archive of 2012 March

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Deputy Sheriff Michael C. Walizer

Charles City County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Deputy Sheriff Michael Walizer was killed in an automobile accident while responding to backup another deputy on a traffic stop at approximately 2:00 am. He was driving on John Tyler Highway, one mile west of Route 155, when his patrol car ran off the right side of the roadway. The patrol car then crossed over to the other side of the road and

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Trooper Javier Arana, Jr.

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas Trooper Javier Arana was killed in an automobile accident as he responded to assist a vehicle pursuit in El Paso at approximately 1:30 am. During the response, Trooper Arana's vehicle collided with a pickup truck near the intersection of Joe Battle Boulevard and Bob Hope Drive. Trooper Arana's patrol car burst into flames upon

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Sergeant Ruben Howard Thomas

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Sergeant Ruben Thomas was stabbed to death by an inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution Annex. At approximately 10:00 pm he was checking on an inmate in one of the prison's dorms when he was attacked. He was stabbed in the neck several times by the inmate who was armed with a shank. The inmate, who was serving a life sentence for murdering

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Corrections Officer Britney R. Meux

  Corrections Officer Britney Meux was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver at the intersection of 93rd Avenue and Main Street in Crown Point at approximately 7:00 pm. She and three other corrections officers were jogging along the outer perimeter of the Lake County Jail when a vehicle struck all four officers. Officer Meux was killed instantly. The other three officers were

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Deputy Sheriff Barbara Pill

Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida Deputy Sheriff Barbara Pill was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle near the intersection of John Rodes Boulevard and Elena Way, in Melbourne, shortly before 11:15 am. The vehicle was wanted in connection with a stolen property call from a local motel. As Deputy Pill made contact with the driver and ordered him out of the vehicle he opened fire on

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