Archive of 2015 August

28Aug2015

Trooper James M. Bava

Trooper James Bava was killed in a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway FF and County Road 977, in Audrain County, shortly before 8:30 am. He was initiating a traffic stop of a motorcycle when his patrol car crashed. Trooper Bava had served with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for two years and was assigned to Troop F. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, and three

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28Aug2015

Trooper Chad H. Wolf

Trooper Chad Wolf was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle. Trooper Wolf was on motorcycle patrol and traveling northbound in the right lane of Dixie Highway and crossing over southbound I-75 when a vehicle towing an empty trailer traveling in the left lane quickly changed lanes in an attempt to access the I-75 entrance ramp. As the vehicle changed lanes, it struck Trooper Wolf's

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28Aug2015

Deputy Sheriff Darren H. Goforth

Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth was shot and killed from ambush while pumping gas into his patrol car at a commercial gas station at the intersection of West and Telge Roads, in Cypress. Deputy Goforth was on patrol and had completed an assignment at the scene of a vehicle collision. He went to a local gas station to fuel his patrol car. As Deputy Goforth stood next to his patrol car filling it

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26Aug2015

Police Officer Henry Nelson

Police Officer Henry Nelson was shot and killed at approximately 3:00 pm while responding to a domestic disturbance call where three women had been stabbed by a male subject at a home on Anna Street in Sunset. When Officer Nelson arrived the subject opened fire and fatally wounded him. The subject fled the scene and crashed his vehicle into a nearby gas station where he barricaded himself for

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24Aug2015

Louisiana State Police Senior Trooper Steven Vincent Dies

Louisiana State Police Senior Trooper Steven Vincent died this morning after he was shot in the head yesterday afternoon with a sawed off shotgun, State Police reports. "We are heartbroken over this senseless and tragic death," State Police Superintendent Col. Michael Edmonson said. "our thoughts and prayers are with his surviving wife Katherine and his son Ethan, as well as his entire

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24Aug2015

Sergeant Peggy Vassallo

Sergeant Peggy Vassallo was struck and killed by a vehicle while rendering aid to another driver after being involved in an accident shortly before 8:00 am. Sergeant Vassallo, who was in full uniform, was en route to work when she was involved in a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Lindbergh Blvd and Old Jamestown Rd, in St. Louis County. The other driver was complaining of neck pain,

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20Aug2015

Detention Officer Tronoski Jones

Detention Officer Tronoski Jones suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to deal with a combative inmate at the Baker Street Jail shortly after 4:00 am. The inmate was being moved from a recreational area to a cell when he began to argue. OC spray was deployed when he became combative and non-compliant. Officer Jones collapsed during the incident and passed away a short time

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15Aug2015

Deputy Sheriff Carl Howell

Deputy Sheriff Carl Howell was shot and killed while responding to a domestic battery call on the 4100 block of Montez Drive in east Carson City at approximately 2:20 am. The first deputies to arrive on scene located an injured woman in front of the home. As other deputies checked on the woman's injuries Deputy Howell approached the home to speak to the male subject. The subject ambushed

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14Aug2015

Sergeant Joseph Abdella

Sergeant Joseph Abdella suffered a fatal heart attack after assembling an obstacle course for a training session for the Detroit Police Department's Mounted Unit in Palmer Park. He had spent approximately six hours moving heavy lumber and hundreds of hay bails to simulate conditions that the officers and horses might encounter while on duty. Sergeant Abdella began to feel ill and advised one

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10Aug2015

Deputy Sheriff Craig S. Whisenand

Deputy Sheriff Craig Whisenand was killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to a domestic disturbance call in Armington at approximately 10:30 pm. Dispatchers lost contact with him prior to his arrival to the call. Another deputy located the accident scene just before midnight at the intersection of Springfield Road and Tomm Road, in Delavan. Deputy Whisenand was pronounced dead at

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