Archive of 2013 February

28Feb2013
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Sergeant Gary Morales

St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, Florida --  Sergeant Gary Morales was shot and killed while making a traffic stop in the 3200 block of Naylor Terrace, near Edwards Road, at approximately 9:30 am. During the stop a subject exited the stopped vehicle and opened fire, striking Sergeant Morales as he sat in his patrol car. He was transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart

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26Feb2013
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Detective Elizabeth Butler

Santa Cruz Police Department, California -- Detective Elizabeth Butler and Sergeant Loran Baker were shot and killed as they followed up on a sexual assault investigation at a residence in the 800 block of North Branciforte Avenue at approximately 3:30 pm. The suspect who was inside the residence, opened the door and immediately shot and fatally wounded both officers. He then stole both of

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26Feb2013
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Sergeant Loran “Butch” Baker

Santa Cruz Police Department, California -- Sergeant Loran Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler were shot and killed as they  followed up on a sexual assault investigation at a residence in the 800 block of  North Branciforte Avenue at approximately 3:30 pm. The suspect who was  inside the residence, opened the door and immediately shot and fatally wounded  both officers. He then stole

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25Feb2013
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Senior Officer Specialist Eric Williams

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S.  Government --  Senior Officer Specialist Eric Williams was stabbed to death by an inmate inside the housing unit at USP Canaan in Waymart, Pennsylvania, at approximately 11:30 pm. The inmate attacked Officer Williams and stabbed him with a shank before being subdued by other officers. Officer Williams was transported to

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16Feb2013
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Police Officer Josh Lynaugh

St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota -- Police Officer Josh Lynaugh died as the result of a heart attack while involved in a foot pursuit and search for a suspect in St. Paul. He was able to catch the subject and took him into custody. After placing the subject in his patrol car Officer Lynaugh suddenly became ill. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained until passing away

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12Feb2013
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Detective Christopher Simpson

Chesterfield Police Department, Missouri -- Detective Christopher Simpson died after suffering a medical emergency while  participating in physical fitness training at the department's fitness  center. Detective Simpson had served with the Chesterfield Police  Department for 25 years and served in law enforcement for a total of 35 years.  He had previously served with the Maplewood

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12Feb2013
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Detective Jeremiah MacKay

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, California  -- Detective Jeremiah MacKay was shot and killed as he and other deputies attempted to apprehend the suspect wanted for murdering Police Officer Michael Crain, of the Riverside Police Department, and Public Safety Officer Keith Lawrence, of the University of Southern California Department of Public Safety. After murdering Officer Crain,

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07Feb2013
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Police Officer Michael Crain

Riverside Police Department, California -- Police Officer Michael Crain was shot and killed when he and his partner were ambushed as they were stopped at a red light at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Arlington Avenue at about 1:30 am. A subject opened fire on their patrol car, fatally wounding Officer Crain and severely wounding his partner. The officers were ambushed by an ex-Los

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03Feb2013
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Public Safety Officer Keith Lawrence

University of Southern California Department of Public Safety, California -- Public Safety Officer Keith Lawrence was shot and killed along with his fiancee, Monica Quan, by a former police officer who was seeking revenge against law enforcement officers for being fired. The subject ambushed them as they pulled into a parking spot at their apartment complex in Irvine, California. Both were

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03Feb2013
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Deputy Sheriff Billy Ray Grimsley

Portsmouth Sheriff's Office, Virginia -- Deputy Sheriff Billy Grimsley succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on December 7th, 2012, after representing his agency in the Poquoson Christmas Parade. He was returning to Portsmouth when he struck a defect in the road at the intersection of Semple Farm Road and Magruder Boulevard, in Hampton. He was thrown from the motorcycle and

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