Archive of 2013 May

31May2013
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Wildlife Officer Joel Campora

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas -- Wildlife Officer Joel Campora and Sheriff Cody Carpenter, of the Scott County Sheriff's Office, drowned while assisting victims of an overnight flash flood along the Fourche Lefave River near Y City, Arkansas. They had responded by boat to a 911 call at a home in the flooded area along the river. They both exited the boat and entered the home

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31May2013
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Trooper Sean O’Connell

Washington State Patrol, Washington -- Trooper Sean O'Connell was killed when his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle as he controlled traffic in Conway, Washington. He was struck near the intersection of Fir Island Road and Main Street and knocked to the ground at approximately 5:45 pm. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Trooper O'Connell

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31May2013
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Sheriff Cody Carpenter

Scott County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas -- Sheriff Cody Carpenter and Wildlife Officer Joel Campora drowned while assisting victims of an overnight flash flood along the Fourche Lefave River near Y City, Arkansas. They had responded by boat to a 911 call at a home in the flooded area along the river. They both exited the boat and entered the home to assist two female victims who were

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25May2013
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Police Officer Jason Ellis

Bardstown Police Department, Kentucky --   Police Officer Jason Ellis was shot and killed from ambush on an exit ramp from the Bluegrass Parkway shortly before 2:50 am. A citizen called 911 at 2:53 am to report that an officer and had been fatally struck by a vehicle. A Kentucky State Police trooper responded to the scene and discovered that Officer Ellis had been shot. Officer Ellis was

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19May2013
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Deputy Sheriff Tim Causey

Horry County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina --  Deputy Sheriff Tim Causey died as the result of smoke inhalation he suffered on March 16th, 2013, after responding to a massive fire in the Windsor Green area. The fire destroyed 26 different condominium buildings. Deputy Causey responded to assist with securing the scene the night of the fire and for several days following the fire. After

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19May2013
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Police Officer Daryl Raetz

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona --  Police Officer Daryl Raetz was struck and killed by an SUV while making an arrest for DUI. At approximately 3:30 am Officer Raetz, along with several other officers, was processing a DUI suspect on the side of road when a passing SUV struck Officer Raetz. He was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital where he died. The driver of the SUV fled the

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17May2013
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Special Agent Stephen Shaw

U.  S. Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government --Special Agent Stephen Shaw and Special Agent Christopher Lorek were killed in a training accident off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Both agents were participating in a training exercise as part of the agency's Hostage Rescue Team, based out of Quantico, Virginia. Special Agent Shaw had served

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17May2013
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Special Agent Christopher Lorek

U. S. Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government --Special Agent Christopher Lorek and Special Agent Stephen Shaw were killed in a training accident off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Both agents were participating in a training exercise as part of the agency's Hostage Rescue Team, based out of Quantico, Virginia. Special Agent Lorek had served with

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06May2013
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Officer Tim Huffman

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona -- Officer Tim Huffman was killed when his patrol car was struck by a tractor-trailer on I-8 near Dateland, Arizona, at approximately 5:00 pm. He and other officers were attempting to shutdown a lane of traffic while investigating an earlier accident. Officer Huffman was sitting in his patrol car writing a report as another officer attempted to

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02May2013
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Patrolman William J. “Jerry” McCarthy, IV

Shenango Township Police Department, Pennsylvania -- Patrolman Jerry McCarthy was struck and killed while responding to the area of a pursuit in New Castle. The subject vehicle ran a stop sign and crashed into the passenger side of the cruiser, where Officer McCarthy was seated. Patrolman McCarthy was pronounced dead during transport to Jameson Hospital. The officer driving the cruiser

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