Archive of 2015 March

24Mar2015

San Jose Police Officer Michael Johnson

Police Officer Michael Johnson was shot and killed as he and other officers responded to a suicide threat at an apartment in the 2600 block of Senter Road shortly after 6:40 pm. A friend of the subject in the apartment had called police and stated the man was drunk and was possibly having thoughts of hurting himself. As officers approached the building the man stepped onto the balcony and

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24Mar2015

Wisconsin Trooper Trevor Casper

Trooper Trevor Casper was shot and killed in Fond du Lac while attempting to apprehend a bank robbery and murder suspect at approximately 5:30 pm. The subject was believed to have robbed a bank in Wausaukee approximately four hours earlier. Approximately one hour after the bank robbery the suspect abandoned the vehicle he was driving, murdered a citizen, and stole a second vehicle in Marinette

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19Mar2015

Navajo Police Officer Alex Yazzie

Police Officer Alex Yazzie was shot and killed near Red Valley, Arizona, while pursuing a subject who had shot at another officer who had responded to a domestic violence call in Little Water Trading Post, New Mexico, shortly after 4:00 pm. The initial call involved a report of a barricade situation in which a subject armed with an AR-15 rifle was holding his family hostage. The man opened

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18Mar2015

El Paso Patrolman Adrian Arellano

Patrolman Adrian Arellano was killed when his police motorcycle collided with another vehicle at North Yarbrough Drive and Edgemere Boulevard while escorting a funeral procession through the intersection. A second officer was directing traffic at the intersection when the driver of a small sedan disregarded the officer's signals and entered the intersection. Patrolman Arellano's motorcycle

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17Mar2015

Pell City Lieutenant Richard Woods

Lieutenant Richard Woods suffered a fatal heat attack while assisting other rescue personnel extricate several teenagers from a vehicle following a serious accident on Cogswell Avenue, at 5th Street, at approximately 4:30 pm. Paramedics immediately began to render aid to Lieutenant Woods. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away a short time later. Lieutenant Woods had

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15Mar2015

Clayton County Police Officer Darryl Wallace

Police Officer Darryl Wallace was killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to a prowler call at approximately 8:30 pm. He had his emergency equipment activated and was attempting to pass another vehicle when his patrol car left the roadway at the intersection of Tara Boulevard and Old Poston Road. Officer Wallace had served with the Clayton County Police Department for only five

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13Mar2015

New York State Trooper Donald R. Fredenburg, Jr.

Trooper Donald Fredenburg suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a morning training run at the New York State Police Academy. He and other newly sworn in troopers had just begun their run around the SUNY Albany campus when he suddenly collapsed. Academy staff immediately provided medical attention, including the use of an AED, which restarted his heart. He was transported to

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12Mar2015

Stone Park Patrolman George S. Nissen

Patrolman George Nissen succumbed to injuries sustained 10 years earlier when he was assaulted while attempting to break up a large fight on February 13th, 2005. He had responded with other officers to the disturbance at a bar at 1622 North Mannheim Road. As Patrolman Nissen approached one of the subjects in the fight he was attacked and thrown to the ground, striking his head on the

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11Mar2015

Nicholasville Police Officer Burke Rhoads

Police Officer Burke Rhoads was killed in a vehicle collision at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Rogers Road, in Garrard County, at approximately 7:00 am. He was en route to Eastern Kentucky University to take a training course when another vehicle turned in front of his patrol car. The collision spun the patrol car around into oncoming traffic, where it was struck a second time from the

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10Mar2015

Warren County Deputy Sheriff Johnny Gatson

Deputy Sheriff Johnny Gatson died as the result of injuries suffered a single vehicle crash that occurred on February 23rd, 2015. He was traveling on Oak Ridge Road when his patrol car struck a patch of black ice, left the roadway, and struck a tree. The collision caused him to suffer a fractured leg. He was treated and later released from the hospital. He was recovering at home when he began

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