Archive of 2012 June

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Trooper Aaron Beesley

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah Trooper Aaron Beesley died after falling from a cliff while performing a search and rescue mission in Salt Lake County. Trooper Beesley, a tactical flight officer for the agency, had been assisting in the search for two missing teenage hikers along the Mount Olympus Trail. The helicopter located the two and Trooper Beesley was placed on the ground to assist them.

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Police Officer Celena Hollis

Denver Police Department, Colorado Police Officer Celena Hollis was shot and killed while attempting to break up a fight at a jazz festival in Denver's City Park shortly after 8:00 pm. Two groups of people had begun to fight and Officer Hollis intervened, attempting to stop the fight. One of the subjects involved in the fight opened fire with a handgun, striking Officer Hollis in the head.

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Sergeant Robert Warren “Bobby” Crapse, Sr.

Bryan County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Sergeant Bobby Crapse was killed when his patrol vehicle was struck head-on by a wrong way driver on I-95, near mile mark 97 in Chatham County, at approximately 2:15 am. The subject was driving without lights. He had just completed a traffic control assignment and was driving back to the north part of Bryan County when the crash occurred. Sergeant

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Reserve Deputy Sheriff William Charles “Charley” Coen

Harper County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Reserve Deputy Charley Coen was killed in a single-vehicle crash shortly after midnight while responding to backup a police officer in Laverne. He was traveling on Highway 64, about two miles west of Buffalo, when his Dodge Charger patrol car left the roadway on a curve and struck several large hay bales. The hay bales covered the patrol car,

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Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Charles Hester

Bladen County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Hester was killed in a vehicle collision while responding to an assault in-progress call near Elizabethtown. He was traveling on NC 87, near Allen Priest Road, when his car left the roadway on a curve and struck a tree. Deputy Hester had served with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office for one year and had previously

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Deputy Sheriff Michael Smith

Upton County Sheriff's Department, Texas Deputy Sheriff Mike Smith was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a fire at an oil tank battery just before 7:00 a.m. He was traveling northbound on Route 349, north of Rankin, when an oil-field truck crossed the center line and struck his patrol car head-on. Deputy Smith had served with the Upton County Sheriff's Office for two

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Police Officer Kevin Ambrose

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts Police Officer Kevin Ambrose was shot and killed while responding to reports of a domestic disturbance at the Lawton Arms Apartments on Lawton Street shortly before 1:00 pm. A woman had called 911 to report her boyfriend, for whom a restraining order had just been issued, was at her apartment complex and that she was in fear for her life. When

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