Archive of 2012 December

31Dec2013
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Officer Chris Yung

Prince William County Police Department, Virginia -- Officer Chris Yung was killed in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of  Nokesville Road and Piper Lane, in Bristow, while responding to the scene of a  separate automobile accident. A minivan made a left hand turn from  northbound Nokesville Road into a shopping center and crossed in front of the  officer's motorcycle, causing a

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29Dec2012
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Police Officer Edrees Mukhtar

San Antonio Police Department, Texas -- Police Officer Edrees Mukhtar succumbed to injuries sustained three weeks earlier while responding to a call for service at approximately 2:45 am. His patrol car slid after striking a wet spot in the 3700 block of Medical Drive, near I-10. The car struck a curb and then collided with an oncoming pickup truck. Officer Mukhtar was transported to

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28Dec2012
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Detective Randall “Shane” Thomas

 Henderson County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina -- Detective Shane Thomas died due to complications from an injury he sustained  while taking part in mounted patrol training in May 2009. He was training  at Horseshoe Farms when the horse he was riding reared and fell on top of him,  breaking his neck and rendering him a quadriplegic. He was airlifted to Mission  Hospital and spent the

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24Dec2012
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Lieutenant Michael John “Chip” Chiapperini

 Webster Police Department, New York -- Lieutenant Michael Chiapperini was shot and killed while responding to a house  fire at a home on Lake Road in Webster. Lieutenant Chiapperini had  responded to the fire as as a volunteer firefighter and was on the first piece  of apparatus to arrive at the scene. As he and the other volunteer firefighters  exited the pumper truck to start fighting

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24Dec2012
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Corporal Jimmie Deveril Norman

Bellaire Police Department, Texas -- Corporal Jimmie Norman was shot and killed after making a traffic stop near the  intersection of Jessamine and Mapleridge Streets shortly before 9:00 am. During the stop the subject sped away, leading the officer on a short pursuit.  The subject pulled into a service station in the 5600 block of Bellaire  Boulevard and struck a dumpster. A struggle

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24Dec2012
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Police Officer Jennifer Lynn Sebena

Wauwatosa Police Department, Wisconsin -- Police Officer Jennifer Sebena was shot and killed from ambush outside of the  fire station on Underwood Avenue. At approximately 4:40 am dispatchers  attempted to contact her for a call of service but failed to receive a response.  Other officers began searching for her and found her body in the Wauwatosa Fire  Department's parking

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18Dec2012
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Police Officer Sean Louis Callahan

Clayton County Police Department, Georgia -- Police Officer Sean Callahan succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous  day during a foot pursuit in Stockbridge at approximately 2:15 pm. He and  other officers had responded to a domestic disturbance at a motel on Davidson  Parkway. As officers attempted to arrest the male subject he began to resist and  fled on foot. The officers

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16Dec2012
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Police Officer Jeffrey Glenn Atherly

Topeka Police Department, Kansas -- Police Officer Jeff Atherly and Corporal David Gogian were shot and killed while  checking on a suspicious vehicle in a grocery store parking lot, on the 1400  block of SW Huntoon Street, shortly after 6:00 pm. Several minutes after  making contact with the multiple subjects in the vehicle one them opened fire,  fatally wounding Officer Atherly and

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16Dec2012
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Corporal David Scott Gogian

Topeka Police Department, Kansas --  Corporal David Gogian and Police Officer Jeff Atherly were shot and killed while  checking on a suspicious vehicle in a grocery store parking lot, at 1400 SW  Huntoon Street, shortly after 6:00 pm. Several minutes after making  contact with the multiple subjects in the vehicle one them opened fire, fatally  wounding Officer Atherly and Corporal

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16Dec2012
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Patrolman Angel David Garcia

El Paso Police Department, Texas -- Patrolman Angel Garcia was struck and killed by an automobile on I-10, near  Hawkins Boulevard, while clearing a hazard out of the roadway. He had  stopped his vehicle in the travel lane, with his emergency equipment activated,  to block traffic as he removed the ladder at approximately 7:15 am. Another  vehicle swerved to avoid striking his patrol car

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