Archive of 2013 July

30Jul2013
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Corporal Thomas Keith Slay

  Columbus Police Department, Georgia -- Corporal Thomas Keith Slay was killed in an automobile accident while responding to assist another officer. Corporal Slay and another officer were traveling north with lights and siren in an unmarked truck on Veterans Parkway when another vehicle entered their lane and struck their vehicle at approximately 3:00 p.m. The truck left the road and

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24Jul2013
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Trooper Winston I. Martindale

  New York State Police, New York -- Trooper Winston Martindale succumbed to injuries sustained on May 9th, 2011, after responding to the scene of a plane crash in Wawayanda, New York. Trooper Martindale was one of the first responding units to a crash involving two small planes that had collided. During the response he fell on a piece of equipment and suffered internal injuries

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22Jul2013
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Police Officer David VanBuskirk

  Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada -- Police Officer Dave VanBuskirk died after falling during a nigh-time aerial rescue operation of a hiker on Mount Charleston. The hiker had become disoriented and was stranded on a rock ledge near Mary Jane Falls. A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department helicopter located the hiker and lowered Officer VanBuskirk to the

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20Jul2013
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Police Officer Bruce Daniel Jacobs

Jackson Police Department, Mississippi --  Police Officer Bruce Jacobs was struck and killed by a vehicle on I-55, near Northside Drive, while removing debris from the highway at approximately 1:30 pm. A barbeque grill had fallen from another vehicle and was blocking a travel lane. Officer Jacobs had retrieved it from the road and was attempting to place it in the trunk of his patrol car

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14Jul2013
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Police Officer Robert “Bobby” Hornsby

  Killeen Police Department, Texas -- Police Officer Bobby Hornsby was shot and killed while participating in a SWAT deployment at an apartment complex in the 1600 block of Grandon Drive shortly after midnight. Earlier in the evening a resident in the complex displayed a weapon as he confronted several people who were using the pool. When initial units arrived the subject

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07Jul2013
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Police Officer Rodney R. Thomas

  New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana --  Police Officer Rodney Thomas was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on the I-10 High Rise Bridge at approximately 1:00 am. Officer Thomas was en route home following his shift when he was involved in a minor accident. He was still in uniform and put on his traffic vest to check on the other occupants of the vehicle. As he did

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