Archive of 2014 October

31Oct2014
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Police Officer David Payne

  Chandler Police Department, Arizona -- Police Officer David Payne was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver at the intersection of Chandler Boulevard and Pennington Drive. He was stopped at a red light at 12:40 am when the drunk driver rear-ended his motorcycle and then fled the scene. The driver was arrested a short time later and charged with

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29Oct2014
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Police Officer Shaun Richard Diamond

  Pomona Police Department, California -- Police Officer Shaun Diamond succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day as he and members of the Pomona SWAT team attempted to serve a search warrant. Officer Diamond was the breach officer as the team attempted to make entry into the home in the 100 block of San Marino Avenue in San Gabriel. As they breached the storm door

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29Oct2014
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Deputy Sheriff Jesse Valdez, III

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas --  Deputy Sheriff Jesse Valdez was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a SUV at the intersection of East Wallinsville Road and Honeysuckle Street. He was en route to conduct a welfare check when the SUV crossed the center line and struck his patrol car head-on. The patrol car was pushed into a ditch and Deputy Valdez was trapped inside.

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28Oct2014
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Deputy Sheriff Eugene Kostiuchenko

  Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California -- Deputy Sheriff Eugene Kostiuchenko was struck and killed by a drunk driver on the Ventura Freeway, near Lewis Road, while conducting a traffic stop. He was returning to his vehicle at the completion of the stop when the drunk driver struck him and then fled the scene. Two other deputies witnessed the collision. The drunk driver

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27Oct2014
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Sergeant Jeffrey W. Garrett

  Dothan Police Department, Alabama -- Sergeant Jeffrey Garrett suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a 2-mile training run with other officers in Westgate Recreational Park shortly after 8:00 am. They had just completed the run and were talking when Sergeant Garrett suddenly collapsed. The other officers immediately began CPR until medics arrived. He was

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26Oct2014
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Patrolman Robert Blajszczak

  Summerville Police Department, South Carolina -- Patrolman Robert Blajszczak died six days after suffering a heart attack while conducting a traffic stop on the 600 block of Main Street. During the stop he began to suffer a medical emergency. A passing officer saw Patrolman Blajszczak in distress and immediately radioed for assistance. He was transported to a local hospital

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26Oct2014
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Officer Anthony Haase

  Rio Rancho Police Department, New Mexico -- Officer Anthony Haase was killed in a single vehicle crash near the intersection of Idalia Road and State Road 528 while responding to a domestic violence call at approximately 3:00 am. A female subject was being beaten by a male subject, who was also threatening other family members with a gun. During the response Officer Haase's

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25Oct2014
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Deputy Sheriff John Timothy Williamson

  Butler County Sheriff's Office, Alabama -- Deputy Sheriff Tim Williamson suffered a heart attack following a struggle with a subject he was attempting to arrest. Believing he had strained a muscle during the struggle, he did not seek medical treatment. The pain in his chest continued and on October 23rd, 2014, it became severe after he responded to several calls for service. He

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24Oct2014
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Detective Kagan Dindar

  Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee -- Detective Kagan Dindar suffered a heart attack while working a special assignment conducting traffic control for a large special event in front of 200 South Third Street. He was directing traffic at an extremely congested intersection when he suddenly collapsed at approximately 8:50 am. An event participant used his radio to call out

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24Oct2014
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Investigator Michael David Davis, Jr.

  Placer County Sheriff's Department, California -- Investigator Michael Davis was shot and killed while taking part in a massive manhunt for the murderer of Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. The subject who murdered Deputy Oliver, assisted by a female accomplice, carjacked a vehicle and fled up I-80 after killing Deputy Oliver. They exited

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