Archive of 2014 January

31Jan2014
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Deputy Sheriff Percy Lee House, III

  Greensville County Sheriff's Office, Virginia --  Deputy Sheriff Percy House was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a call after 9:24 am. After failing to arrive at the call a massive search was initiated involving multiple agencies from the surrounding counties. Approximately 14 hours later, shortly before midnight, his patrol car was found submerged in a

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30Jan2014
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Sergeant Cory Wride

  Utah County Sheriff's Office, Utah --  Sergeant Cory Wride was shot and killed from ambush while checking on what he believed was an abandoned vehicle on Highway 73, near Eagle Mountain. A subject near the scene opened fire with a high-powered rifle, fatally wounding Sergeant Wride before he was able to exit his patrol. Sergeant Wride had given dispatchers a description of the

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27Jan2014
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Animal Control Officer Eddie Maurice Hamer

  Hardeman County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee -- Animal Control Officer Eddie Hamer was killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to a call in Saulsbury. The officer's department vehicle left the roadway and overturned near the intersection of Van Buren and West Fork Roads and he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Officer Hamer served as a deputized animal control

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26Jan2014
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Sergeant David Baldwin

  Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Colorado -- Sergeant David Baldwin was killed when his police motorcycle was struck head-on by another vehicle on Highway 93, at West 64th Parkway, at approximately 10:30 am. The driver of the other vehicle attempted to illegally pass a third vehicle on a double-yellow line when he struck Sergeant Baldwin. Sergeant Baldwin was a U.S. Air

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23Jan2014
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Undersheriff Brian Beck

  Washita County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma -- Undersheriff Brian Beck and Police Officer Kristian Willhight, of the Burns Flat Police Department, were killed when their patrol cars collided during a vehicle pursuit in Washita County. Undersheriff Beck had gone to a man's home to serve several felony warrants when the subject fled in his truck. Undersheriff Beck began to pursue

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23Jan2014
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Police Officer Kristian Willhight

  Burns Flat Police Department, Oklahoma -- Police Officer Kristian Willhight and Undersheriff Brian Beck were killed when their patrol cars collided during a vehicle pursuit in Washita County. Undersheriff Beck had gone to a man's home to serve several felony warrants when the subject fled in his truck. Undersheriff Beck began to pursue the subject and called for backup. The

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21Jan2014
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Agent Carlos Rivera-Vega

  Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico --  Agent Carlos Rivera-Vega succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained seven days earlier in an unprovoked attack while conducting an investigation. He and other members of the Mayagüez Drugs Division had gone to the Concordia Public Housing complex, in Mayagüez, during the course of the investigation. While they were on scene a resident

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21Jan2014
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Detective Sergeant Tom Smith

  Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department, California -- Detective Sergeant Tommy Smith was accidentally shot and killed by another officer while conducting a probation check and warrant service at an apartment on Dougherty Road, in Dublin, at approximately 1:00 pm. The subject they were searching for was wanted for several robberies on BART property. The officers conducting the

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14Jan2014
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Deputy Sheriff David “Bubba” Johnson

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee --  Deputy Sheriff David Johnson was killed in a single vehicle crash on U.S. 41A Bypass at approximately 11:20 pm. His patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree, causing him to suffer fatal

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