Archive of 2015 September

30Sep2015
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Police Officer Greg Alia

Police Officer Greg Alia was shot and killed when he and two other officers responded to a suspicious person call at the Richland Mall shortly before 8:00 am. The officers located the subject inside a van in the mall's parking lot. As they spoke to him the man became uncooperative and then fled on foot into the mall. During the ensuing struggle the subject produced a stolen .40 caliber handgun

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28Sep2015
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Deputy Sheriff Rosemary Vela

Deputy Sheriff Rosemary Vela was killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to backup another deputy. She was traveling on Highway 70 West, near Huntersville, when her patrol car left the roadway during a period of heavy rain. The vehicle struck a tree and then came to rest in a creek. Deputy Vela had served with the Madison County Sheriff's Office for five months and had previously

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22Sep2015
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Deputy Sheriff Bill Myers

Deputy Sheriff Bill Myers was shot and killed while serving a domestic violence injunction at a local attorney's office on Plew Avenue, in Shalimar, at approximately 8:20 am. He had served the papers on the subject and was leaving the office when the man opened fire from behind, striking him multiple times in the back and the back of the head. The man fled to a local hotel where he

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21Sep2015
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Trooper Nathan-Michael W. Smith

Trooper Nathan-Michael Smith was killed in a single vehicle crash at approximately 7:10 am while responding to assist another trooper whom he believed to be in distress at an accident scene in Dinwiddie County He was exiting I-295 south onto I-95 north, in Prince George County, when his patrol car left the roadway, overturned, and struck several trees. He was extricated from the vehicle and

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19Sep2015
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Police Officer Kevin Toatley

Police Officer Kevin Toatley was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by the driver of a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction on the South Fulton Parkway, near Buffington Road, at approximately 12:30 am. His patrol car burst into flames following the crash. The five occupants of the other vehicle, including three children, were injured in the crash. Officer Toatley had served

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17Sep2015
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Sergeant Eric Meier

Sergeant Eric Meier suffered a fatal heart attack while hiking in a remote, rugged area while searching for a marijuana grow operation. The grow had been reported in a section of farmland and woods off of Lybolt Road, near Gordon Road. The officer he was with requested medical assistance when Sergeant Meier began to fall ill. He was brought out of the remote area and transported to Orange

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17Sep2015
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Trooper Kyle D. Young

Trooper Kyle Young suffered a fatal medical emergency while participating in a training session with the agency's Tactical Services Unit at the Ethan Allen Firing Range, in Jericho. Trooper Young was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Vermont State Police for 21 months. He is survived by his two daughters and partner. Read more:

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16Sep2015
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Deputy Sheriff Richard Allen Hall

Deputy Sheriff Richard Hall was killed in a vehicle crash on Highway 280, just north of I-16 in Bryan County, at approximately 5:15 pm. Deputy Hall was attempting to make a U-turn when his Department vehicle was struck by a pickup truck. The driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries. Deputy Hall had served with the Chatham County Sheriff's Office for 14 years. Read more:

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14Sep2015
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Deputy Sheriff Dwight Maness

Deputy Sheriff Dwight Maness succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 11 months earlier after being ambushed while en route to a domestic disturbance at a home in Holiday Hills. He and two other deputies had gone to the home in the 1300 block of Northeast Shore Drive after a friend of the subject's wife called to request a welfare check. The subject answered the door and stated he did not need

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13Sep2015
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Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder

Trooper Joseph Ponder was shot and killed after conducting a vehicle stop. Trooper Ponder was on patrol when he observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation. He conducted a vehicle stop on Interstate 24, in the western part of Kentucky. The vehicle fled during the stop, leading Trooper Ponder on a nine-mile pursuit. During the chase, the suspect abruptly stopped his vehicle, causing Trooper

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