Archive of 2013 April

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Master Deputy Sheriff Joseph “Shane” Robbins

  Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida -- Master Deputy Sheriff Shane Robbins was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Bomber Road, near Spruce Road, at approximately 9:15 am. He was traveling westbound when his vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons. A nearby resident who heard the crash called 911 to report the crash and responding rescue workers extricated him from his

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Deputy Sheriff Douglas Leon Hanna

Washita County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma --  Deputy Sheriff Douglas Hanna was responding to a call at approximately 12:10 a.m. when a pickup truck ran a stop sign and collided with the passenger side of his patrol vehicle. He was traveling eastbound on State Highway 54A, west of Corn, when the pickup driver entered the highway from County Road 2350. Deputy Hanna's patrol vehicle rolled

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Deputy Sheriff Chad Christian Key

  Grayson County Sheriff's Office, Texas   -- Deputy Sheriff Chad Key was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic at the intersection of U.S. Highway 82 and Bethany Road shortly before 10:30 pm. The driver who struck him failed to stop but was arrested a short distance away. The subject was a habitual drunk driver who was out on bond on a previous drunk

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Police Officer Sean Collier

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department, Massachusetts --  Police Officer Sean Collier was shot and killed during a large scale manhunt for suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing.  Shortly after reports of shots fired on the MIT campus, Officer Collier was found in his vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. with multiple gunshot wounds.  He was transported to Massachusetts General

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Assistant Warden Peggy Sylvester

Opelousas Police Department, Louisiana --  Assistant Warden Peggy Sylvester was killed in an automobile accident on Louisiana 31, south of Louisiana 742, at approximately 4:45 am. She was attempting to pass another vehicle during a period of rain when her department vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Assistant Warden Sylvester, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, suffered

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Police Officer Donald Bishop

Town of Brookfield Police Department, Wisconsin --   Police Officer Don Bishop suffered a fatal heart attack while responding to a burglary call at approximately 11:00 pm. He suffered the heart attack while driving near the intersection of Jaclyn and Sierra Drives. His patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree. Other responding officers immediately pulled him from the vehicle and began

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Chief of Police Anthony Q. Barfield, Sr.

Barwick Police Department, Georgia  -- Chief of Police Anthony Barfield suffered a fatal heart attack while at the scene of a domestic disturbance. He began experiencing trouble breathing and was subsequently transported to a local hospital where he passed away. Chief Barfield had served in law enforcement for 20 years and was the agency's only law enforcement

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Deputy Sheriff Hans Fifer

Faulkner County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas -- Deputy Sheriff Hans Fifer suffered a fatal heart attack following a training session and tryout with the agency's SWAT team at a facility in North Little Rock. He began experiencing shortness of breath during the training and was administered oxygen. Shortly thereafter he began suffering chest pains and collapsed. He was transported to Springhill

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Detective Eric Smith

Jackson Police Department, Mississippi --  Detective Eric Smith was shot and killed inside the Jackson Police Department's headquarters building while interviewing a murder suspect at approximately 6:00 pm. The subject attacked Detective Smith inside of the interview room. The man disarmed Detective Smith and fatally shot him before turning the gun on himself. Detective Smith is survived by

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