Archive of 2012 October

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Police Officer Kelley Chase

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma -- Police Officer Kelley Chase died after suffering a head injury during a defensive tactics test at the Oklahoma City Police Academy. He was completing the six-minute long final test with an instructor when he was thrown to the ground and struck the back of his head on a mat. He remained conscious but was unable to stand up again after striking his

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Correctional Officer Larry L. Stell

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia -- Correctional Officer Larry Stell was fatally stabbed by an inmate at the Telfair State Prison in Helena, Georgia. The attack occurred in a dormitory area that housed approximately 80 inmates. The inmate who stabbed him was subdued and transferred to another prison and faces murder charges. Correctional Officer Stell had served with the

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Police Officer Peter Kneeland

Worcester Police Department, Massachusetts -- Police Officer Peter Kneeland succumbed to injuries sustained on September 18th, 1991, when he was struck by a drunk hit-and-run driver in front of a sports bar on Cambridge Street. The subject fled the scene but was arrested three days later. He was subsequently convicted of charges connected with the incident. The collision caused Officer

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Trooper Andrew David Fox

Virginia State Police, Virginia -- Trooper Andrew Fox was struck and killed by a vehicle at the intersection of Route 30 and Theme Park Way, in Hanover County, at approximately 9:50 pm. He was wearing a reflective vest while directing traffic that was leaving the Virginia State Fair and Kings Dominion theme park when he was struck by an SUV. He was transported to VCU Medical Center in

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Patrolman Jonathan Molina

El Paso Police Department, Texas -- Patrolman Jonathan Molina succumbed to injuries sustained 10 days earlier when he was beaten by a juvenile on Trowbridge Drive, near Route 54. Patrolman Molina was off duty when he observed three juveniles vandalize his car. He confronted the three and identified himself as a police officer. As he spoke to them one of the juveniles punched him, knocking

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Sergeant Paul Hernandez

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas -- Sergeant Paul Hernandez suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in physical readiness training at the Texas Department of Public Safety Regional Office in San Antonio. Sergeant Hernandez had served with the Texas Department of Public Safety for over 35 years. He is survived by his wife and

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Trooper First Class Blake T. Coble

  Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania --  Trooper Blake Coble was killed when his patrol car collided with a tractor trailer at the intersection of SR 168 and Blackhawk Road in South Beaver Township, Beaver County, at approximately 10:00 am. His patrol car was struck after the semi ran a stop sign at a high rate of speed. He was transported to Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital

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Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie

  United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection -  United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government --  Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie was accidentally shot and killed in a case of  mistaken identity when he and another pair of agents checked on a ground sensor  that had been set off near Bisbee, Arizona, at approximately 1:30 am. The  agents

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