Archive of 2015 April

20Apr2015
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Coos Deputy Sheriff Gil Datan

Deputy Sheriff Gil Datan was killed in an ATV crash while patrolling timber lands between Green Acres Road and South Sumner Road, near Coos Bay. It is believed that he was thrown from the ATV when it rolled down a steep embankment between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. The vehicle landed on top of him, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. A massive search was initiated after he failed to check in

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12Apr2015
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Pearsall Police Officer Michael Villarreal

Police Officer Mike Villarreal was killed in a vehicle crash on Highway 97, five miles west of Jourdanton, at approximately 1:30 pm. He was transporting a juvenile offender to the Atascosa Juvenile Detention Facility when his patrol car and a large pickup truck collided head-on. Officer Villarreal suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. The juvenile offender and other driver both

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10Apr2015
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Manchester Township Corporal Scott R. Thompson

Corporal Scott Thompson suffered a fatal heart attack while working out in the police department gym as part of its wellness program. He was transported to Community Medical Center where he passed away. Corporal Thompson had served with the Manchester Township Police Department for 17 years. He had previously served with the Seaside Park Police Department, South Toms River Police

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07Apr2015
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Jeanerette Police Officer Juandre Gilliam

Police Officer Juandre Gilliam was killed in a crash during a vehicle pursuit at approximately 10:30 pm. A vehicle he was attempting to stop for a traffic violation fled, and he pursued it onto St. Peter Street where his vehicle overturned near Route 182. Officer Gilliam was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Iberia General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Both

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06Apr2015
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Ocala Police Officer Jared Forsyth

Police Officer Jared Forsyth was accidentally shot and killed while participating in firearms training at the Lowell Correctional Institution's firing range on NW Gainesville Road at approximately 3:00 pm. A firearm was accidentally discharged during the training and the round struck Officer Forsyth in the side of his chest, between the panels of his vest. He was transported to Ocala Regional

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04Apr2015
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Montgomery Police Officer David Lee Colley

Police Officer David Colley was killed when his patrol car collided with a tractor trailer at the intersection of Narrow Lane Road and East South Boulevard. He was responding to a call when the crash occurred at approximately 6:00 am. He was transported to Baptist Medical Center South where he succumbed to his injuries. Officer Colley had served with the Montgomery Police Department for two

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