Archive of 2012 August

31Aug2012
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Captain Leide DeFusco

Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Captain Leide DeFusco was killed in an airplane crash as he and John Barger, a retired Pueblo Police Department captain, searched for marijuana grows in the Wet Mountains. A narcotics task force had raided two large marijuana plantations in the area two weeks earlier and the two were searching for additional growths nearby when radio contact

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31Aug2012
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Trooper Eric M. Workman

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia Trooper Eric Workman and Corporal Marshall Bailey were shot and killed after they stopped a vehicle for reckless driving at the commuter parking lot adjacent to I-79, in Clay County, at approximately 8:30 pm. The troopers determined the subject was intoxicated and placed him under arrest and hancuffed in front of his body. The subject was

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28Aug2012
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Corporal Marshall Lee Bailey

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia Corporal Marshall Bailey and Trooper Eric Workman were shot and killed after they stopped a vehicle for reckless driving at the commuter parking lot adjacent to I-79, in Clay County, at approximately 8:30 pm. The troopers determined the subject was intoxicated and placed him under arrest and hancuffed in front of his body. The subject was

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26Aug2012
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Correctional Officer Timothy Betts

Indiana Department of Correction, Indiana Correctional Officer Tim Betts suffered a fatal heart attack while escorting an unruly inmate to the segregation unit at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility. He suddenly collapsed as he and other officers moved the inmate. The other officers immediately began CPR and used an automated external defibrillator until an ambulance arrived.

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26Aug2012
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Gallagher’s Army Featured in Greenville Journal

The Friday, August 24, 2012 issue of The Greenville Journal featured Gallagher's

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20Aug2012
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Police Officer I Adrian Morris

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland Police Officer Adrian Morris was killed in a vehicle crash while pursuing a vehicle on I-95, near the Powder Mill Road interchange, shortly before 1:00 pm. Officer Morris and his partner had been investigating a theft when they spotted a car being driven by the suspect and attempted to stop it. The officers pursued the vehicle onto

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18Aug2012
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Police Officer Moses Walker, Jr.

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Police Officer Moses Walker was shot and killed while attempting to take police action while off duty shortly before 6:00 am. He had just finished his shift at the 22nd district station and was walking to a bus stop after changing into civilian clothes. He was at the intersection of North 20th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue when two men

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16Aug2012
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Officer Robert A. Potter

New Mexico Motor Transportation Police, New Mexico Officer Robert Potter suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after responding to a major accident involving two tractor trailers on I-10, near Vado. He was one of the first officers on scene and provided life-saving assistance to the victims of the crash. A short while later, Officer Potter was in a staging area at a nearby truck stop

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16Aug2012
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Deputy Sheriff Brandon Nielsen

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Deputy Sheriffs Brandon Nielsen and Jeremy Triche were shot and killed in LaPlace, Louisiana, by members of a domestic terrorist group known as the Sovereign Citizens. They were shot while investigating an earlier ambush shooting that wounded a sheriff's office investigator. The investigator was working an off duty security

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16Aug2012
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Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Triche

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Deputy Sheriffs Jeremy Triche and Brandon Nielsen were shot and killed in LaPlace, Louisiana, by members of a domestic terrorist group known as the Sovereign Citizens. They were shot while investigating an earlier ambush shooting that wounded a sheriff's office investigator. The investigator was working an off duty security

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