Archive of 2013 October

30Oct2013
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Police Officer Casey Kohlmeier

  Pontiac Police Department, Illinois --  Police Officer Casey Kohlmeier and his canine, Draco, were killed when their patrol car was struck by a drunk driver on I-55, near mile 201, at approximately 9:30 pm. Their patrol car was in a median turnaround when another vehicle left the northbound lanes and struck them during a period of heavy rain. Officer Kohlmeier and K9 Draco both

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29Oct2013
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Senior Police Officer Robert Bingaman

  Asheville Police Department, North Carolina -- Senior Police Officer Rob Bingaman was killed a single vehicle crash when his patrol car plunged off of the Jeff Bowen Bridge on I-240, onto Riverside Drive below. Officer Bingaman was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Asheville Police Department for six years and was assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Unit. He is

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23Oct2013
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Police Officer Keith Crenshaw

  Eupora Police Department, Mississippi --  Police Officer Keith Crenshaw was struck and killed by a vehicle while deploying a spike strip during a vehicle pursuit on U.S. Highway 82, at the exit to Mississippi 9. Three subjects in the vehicle were wanted in connection with multiple attempted robberies earlier in the morning and led officers on a high speed chase across three

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20Oct2013
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Acting Police Chief Nicholas J. Colabufo

  Hawthorne Park District Police Department, Illinois --  Acting Police Chief Nick Colabufo suffered a fatal heart attack while responding to a disturbance call at the Hawthorne Sports Complex in Cicero, Illinois, at approximately 10:00 pm. He suddenly collapsed while dealing with the disturbance and passed away a short time later. Acting Chief Colabufo had served as a

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19Oct2013
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Deputy Sheriff Allen Kay

  DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Alabama --  Deputy Sheriff Allen Kay suffered a fatal heart attack following an incident in which he arrested two subjects for illegally possessing a handgun at the Talladega Superspeedway while assigned to a security detail at the venue. He took the two into custody after holding them at gunpoint, and then transported them to jail. He went to

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19Oct2013
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Police Officer Patrick Hill

  Detroit Police Department, Michigan -- Police Officer Patrick Hill succumbed to an accidental gunshot wound sustained six months earlier following a high speed pursuit of a murder suspect. The vehicle they were pursuing was boxed into another police car at the intersection of Linwood and Hooker Street. The murder suspect immediately opened fire on officers from inside the

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16Oct2013
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Lieutenant Clay Crabb

Austin Police Department, Texas -- Lieutenant Clay Crabb was killed in an automobile collision on U.S. Highway 290, near Sawyer Ranch Road in Hays County, while en route to the police station. His patrol car hydroplaned and slid into oncoming traffic and was struck by another vehicle during a period of heavy rain. Lieutenant Crabb had served with the Austin Police Department for 15

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06Oct2013
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Special Agent Joseph M. Peters

United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government --  Special Agent Joseph Peters was killed by an improvised explosive device while accompanying soldiers during combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Three soldiers were also killed in the explosion. Special Agent Peters had served in the U.S. Army for six years and was assigned to the 286th Military

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02Oct2013
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Deputy Sheriff Billy “Bubba” Kennedy

  Upton County Sheriff's Department, Texas -- Deputy Sheriff Billy Kennedy was shot and killed after responding to a call at a convenience store on South Burleson Avenue, in McCamey, at approximately 11:15 pm. After he arrived at the scene he encountered a male subject. During the encounter the two exchanged gunfire. Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy Kennedy was able to return

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