Archive of 2012 November

29Nov2012
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Police Officer Tom Decker

Cold Spring Police Department, Minnesota -- Police Officer Tom Decker was shot and killed as he and his partner performed a welfare check on a man whose family believed was suicidal. Officers had attempted to make contact with the subject at his apartment but were not successful. They returned to the scene approximately two hours later. As Officer Decker exited his patrol car in an alley

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26Nov2012
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Trooper Kyle W. Deatherage

Illinois State Police, Illinois -- Trooper Kyle Deatherage was struck and killed by a tractor trailer while making a traffic stop on I-55, at mile marker 62, near Litchfield. He had parked his motorcycle on the shoulder and was speaking with the driver of the vehicle when the collision occurred. Trooper Deatherage had served with the Illinois State Police for three years. He is

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23Nov2012
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Deputy Sheriff Scott Ward

Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, Alabama -- Deputy Sheriff Scott Ward was shot and killed after he and two other deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call involving an emotionally disturbed person in the 11800 block of Mallard Lane shortly after 4:00 pm. The man's mother called police after arriving at his home when she was unable to contact him by phone. Upon her arrival she was

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12Nov2012
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Police Officer Elgin L. Daniel

Henry County Police Department, Georgia -- Police Officer Elgin Daniel was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while assisting a stranded motorist on North Henry Boulevard in Stockbridge. The motorist had run out of gas and was being assisted by Officer Daniel and a roadside assistance worker. As the roadside assistance worker was putting gas into the car, a pickup truck entered the

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09Nov2012
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Police Agent James “Jim” Davies

Lakewood Police Department, Colorado -- Police Agent Jim Davies was accidentally shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity while securing the perimeter of a scene where shots were fired. Lakewood officers had responded to an unrelated prowler call near 19th Avenue and Eaton Street when they heard gunfire coming from a house on Eaton Street. The officers took three subjects into

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04Nov2012
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Police Officer Marcia Figueroa

  Cleveland Police Department, Ohio -- Police Officer Marcia Figueroa died after suffering a medical emergency while assigned to a protective detail at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport for Air Force One and President Barack Obama during a campaign visit. After collapsing, she was flown to University Hospital where she passed away the following day. Officer Figueroa had

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03Nov2012
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Police Officer Shawn A. Smiley

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia -- Police Officers Shawn Smiley and Richard Halford were killed in a helicopter crash while assisting in the search for a missing 9-year-old boy at approximately 10:30 pm. They were flying low over an area approximately four miles west of downtown when the Hughes OH-6A helicopter suddenly crashed to the ground near the intersection of Martin Luther King

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03Nov2012
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Police Officer Richard J. Halford

  Atlanta Police Department, Georgia -- Police Officers Richard Halford and Shawn Smiley were killed in a helicopter crash while assisting in the search for a missing 9-year-old boy at approximately 10:30 pm. They were flying low over an area approximately four miles west of downtown when the Hughes OH-6A helicopter suddenly crashed to the ground near the intersection of Martin

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