Archive of 2014 November

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Police Officer Ernest Montoya

  Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police --  Police Officer Ernest Montoya suffered a fatal heart attack while transporting a prisoner to the reservation's jail facility in Dilkon, Arizona. He had just arrested the man and was driving to the jail when he suffered the heart attack, causing his vehicle to leave the roadway. Officer Montoya had served with the Navajo

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Deputy Sheriff James “Bart” Hart

  Elmore County Sheriff's Office, Alabama -- Deputy Sheriff Bart Hart was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on on Firetower Road, near Marshell Road in Wetumpka, at approximately 7:45 pm. He had just cleared the scene of another accident and was traveling south when the other vehicle crossed the center line at a high rate of speed and struck his patrol car. Despite

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Deputy Sheriff Christopher Smith

  Leon County Sheriff's Office, Florida --  Deputy Sheriff Christopher Smith was shot from ambush when he responded to reports of a house fire at the end of Caracus Court. Deputy Smith was among the first to arrive on scene at approximately 10:22 a.m. and was immediately shot and killed by the subject, who had approached him from behind. The subject then took Deputy Smith's

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Sergeant Alejandro “Alex” Martinez

  Willacy County Sheriff's Office, Texas --  Sergeant Alex Martinez was killed in a single vehicle crash near the intersection of FM 490 and FM 1425, southwest of Raymondville, at approximately 2:00 pm. His Chevy Tahoe patrol vehicle overturned several times and came to rest in a nearby field. He suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Sergeant Martinez had served with the

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Sergeant Jeffrey Wayne Greene

  Union County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina -- Sergeant Jeffrey Greene was killed when his patrol car was crushed by a tractor trailer on U.S. 74 at Sutherland Avenue. The tractor trailer overturned when it attempted to avoid rear-ending a tanker truck that was stopped at the light in the right travel lane. The tractor trailer struck another car and then landed on top of

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Police Officer Justin Winebrenner

Akron Police Department, Ohio --   Police Officer Justin Winebrenner was shot and killed while confronting an armed subject while off duty at approximately 2:00 am. He and several friends were at a pub in the 1800 block of East Market Street when another patron became disorderly and was ejected from the business. The man returned a short time later and brandished a handgun at the staff

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Police Officer Ronald A. Leisure

  United States Department of Veterans Affairs Police Services, U.S. Government -- Police Officer Ronald Leisure suffered a fatal heart attack while conducting a foot patrol of the VA Medical Center in Livermore, California, at approximately 11:15 am. He was conducting checks of the large complex when he suddenly collapsed. Medical staff immediately initiated lifesaving measures

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Investigator Holmes Smith

  Clarendon County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina -- Investigator Holmes Smith was killed in a single vehicle crash on Sumter Highway, near I-95, in Alcolu at approximately 2:30 pm. He was returning to Clarendon County after meeting with South Carolina Law Enforcement Division special agents in Sumter County as part of an auto theft investigation. Investigator Holmes had

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Deputy Sheriff Darrell Perritt

  Maury County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee --  Deputy Sheriff Darrell Perritt was killed in a vehicle crash while assisting another deputy who was in pursuit of a DUI suspect shortly after 3:00 am. His patrol car left the roadway on Clara Mathis Road, near Blackburn Lane in Spring Hill, and and struck a tree on the driver's side. Deputy Perritt was killed instantly. The

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Deputy Sheriff Matthew Chism

  Cedar County Sheriff's Office, Missouri -- Deputy Sheriff Matthew Chism was shot and killed following a vehicle pursuit and foot chase in El Dorado Springs shortly after midnight. He had attempted to stop a vehicle for driving with no headlights when the vehicle fled. The passenger bailed out of the vehicle in the area of Hickory Street and High Street, and Deputy Chism chased

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