Archive of 2016 March

31Mar2016

Trooper Chad Dermyer

Trooper Chad Dermyer was shot and killed while speaking to a suspicious person inside the Greyhound bus terminal in Richmond, Virginia, at approximately 2:45 pm. He and other officers were participating in an interdiction training course and were conducting stops of suspects. He spoke to the man briefly before the man suddenly produced a handgun and opened fire, striking Trooper Dermyer. Other

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26Mar2016

Police Officer Susan Farrell

Police Officer Susan Farrell and Police Officer Carlos Puente-Morales were killed when their patrol car was struck head-on by a wrong way driver on I-80, at mile marker 117. They were transporting a prisoner from Council Bluffs back to Des Moines when the crash occurred. Both officers, the prisoner, and the driver of the wrong way vehicle were killed. Officer Farrell had served with the Des

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26Mar2016

Police Officer Carlos Puente-Morales

Police Officer Carlos Puente-Morales and Police Officer Susan Farrell were killed when their patrol car was struck head-on by a wrong way driver on I-80, at mile marker 117. They were transporting a prisoner from Council Bluffs back to Des Moines when the crash occurred. Both officers, the prisoner, and the driver of the wrong way vehicle were killed. Officer Puente-Morales had served with

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26Mar2016

Trooper Jeffrey Nichols

Trooper Jeffrey Nichols was killed in a single vehicle crash while on patrol in Lamar County, Texas. His patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree on FM 38, approximately one half mile north of County Road 35450, in Tigertown. Trooper Nichols had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for five years. He is survived by his parents. Read more:

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20Mar2016

Deputy Sheriff Carl A. Koontz

Deputy Sheriff Carl Koontz was shot and killed as he and other deputies served arrest and search warrants in connection to a narcotics case. The deputies received no response from inside the mobile home, on the 300 block of Chandler Street in Russiaville, when they knocked on the door and announced themselves at approximately 12:30 am. As they entered the home the subject opened fire on them,

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18Mar2016

Police Officer Allen Lee Jacobs

Police Officer Allen Lee Jacobs was shot multiple times as he and other Community Response Team officers attempted to interview a known gang member at a home near Rebecca Street and Ackley Road, in the Nicholtown neighborhood. When the subject saw the officers he fled on foot onto a wooded path with officers in pursuit. He was chased into the backyard of a home where he fatally shot Officer

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16Mar2016

Trooper Thomas Clardy

Trooper Thomas Clardy died from injuries he sustained in a vehicle collision on I-90, near mile marker 80 in Charlton, at approximately 12:00 pm. He was working an overtime assignment conducting accident reduction enforcement when he made a traffic stop of another vehicle. He had returned to his patrol car when another vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed crossed three travel lanes and

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14Mar2016

Joseph G. Portaro

First Sergeant Joseph Portaro suffered a medical emergency while participating in a physical fitness run near the West Virginia State Police Academy, where he served as the Deputy Director of Training. He was transported to Thomas Memorial Hospital where he passed away. Sergeant Portaro had served with the West Virginia State Police for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and three

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14Mar2016

Patrolman David Ortiz

Patrolman David Ortiz succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when his police motorcycle was struck from behind at the intersection of Lee Trevino Drive and Vista Del Sol Drive. The impact pushed his motorcycle into the vehicle in front of him, and became trapped underneath one of the vehicles involved in the crash. He was able to pulled from underneath the vehicle. He was

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13Mar2016

Police Officer Jacai D. Colson

Police Officer Jacai Colson was shot and killed from ambush at the Prince George's County Police Department's District III police station at 7600 Barlowe Road. At approximately 4:30 pm two men fired shots at the police station in an attempt to lure officers outside. Responding officers, including Officer Colson, exchanged shots with one of the men. Officer Colson and one of the subjects were

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