Archive of 2013 March

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Correctional Officer Brandon Elliot Kountz

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government -- Correctional Officer Brandon Kountz suffered a fatal heart attack while responding to a body alarm at FCC Beaumont, in Beamont Texas. He was rushing to assist other officers deal with the inmates when he suddenly collapsed. Officer Kountz had served with the Federal Bureau of Prisons for only 11 months. He

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Trooper Tage Toll

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska -- Trooper Tage Toll was killed in a helicopter crash during a search and rescue mission near Talkeetna, Alaska. Trooper Toll had been picked up by the Alaska State Trooper's Helo-1 at approximately 7:35 pm to assist in searching for a missing snowmachiner near Larson Lake. They located the subject just before 10:00 pm and were able to bring him aboard the

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Trooper James Sauter

Illinois State Police, Illinois -- Trooper James Sauter was killed when a semi-trailer truck struck his cruiser on Interstate 294 south of Willow Road shortly after 11:00 p.m. The trooper was stopped in the left shoulder of the south-bound lanes when the semi rear-ended his cruiser, causing both vehicles to burst into flames. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Trooper Sauter was a 5-year

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Director Larry Johnson

Fifth Judicial District Drug Task Force, Arkansas --  Director Larry Johnson suffered a fatal heart attack while involved in a foot pursuit with a parolee in Clarksville, Arkansas. Director Johnson, along with other officers, had gone to the man's home to conduct a home visit. The subject fled on foot upon the officers' arrival. The subject was taken into custody and charged with fleeing

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Sergeant Gilbert Cortez

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California -- Sergeant Gilbert Cortez and K9 Mattie were killed in an automobile accident Route 79, near San Felipe Road, in San Diego County. Sergeant Cortez was part of a convoy of state corrections K9 officers who were en route to inspect the La Cima Fire Camp in a rural part of the county. His marked vehicle veered off the

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Executive Director Tom Clements

Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado --  Executive Director Tom Clements was assassinated at his home in Monument, Colorado, by a former inmate. Two days earlier, the subject had murdered a pizza deliveryman in Denver, Colorado, and stole the man's uniform and pizza carrier. On the night that Director Clements was murdered, the subject had knocked on his door at approximately 8:30

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Police Chief Randy Boykin

Enterprise Police Department, Mississippi --  Police Chief Randy Boykin was struck and killed by the driver of a vehicle while directing school traffic at the town's main intersection. The driver of the vehicle stopped to render aid to the Chief, but he succumbed to his injuries while being flown University of Mississippi Medical Center. Chief Boykins had served as chief for 12 years and

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Village Public Safety Officer Thomas O. Madole

Alaska State Troopers - Village Public Safety Officers, Alaska --  Village Public Safety Officer Thomas Madole was shot and killed in Manokotak, Alaska. Officer Madole had radioed Alaska State Troopers at approximately 4:00 pm to report that he was going to speak with a subject regarding an earlier altercation the man had been involved in. Approximately one hour later a citizen called the

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Master Trooper Junius A. Walker

  Virginia State Police, Virginia --  Master Trooper J.A. Walker was shot and killed after stopping for what he believed to be a disabled vehicle on southbound I-85, near mile marker 45, in Dinwiddie County at approximately 1:30 pm. At some point during the encounter, a subject exited the vehicle and opened fire on Trooper Walker as he sat in his patrol car. He was able to return

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Corporal Terry Johnson

Sebastian County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas --  Corporal Terry Johnson succumbed to injuries sustained several hours earlier when he was involved in a vehicle crash while on patrol. A citizen called 911 to report an overturned patrol car in a ditch along Highway 96 in Lavaca, Arkansas, at approximately 4:20 am. Responding rescue personnel extricated him from the vehicle and transported

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