Archive of 2016 August

30Aug2016
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Senior Police Officer Leander Frank

Police Officer Leander Frank was killed in a head-on crash while responding to a call in Apache County, Arizona. He was traveling on Indian Route 64, between Tsaile and Chinle, when their vehicles collided. Officer Frank was killed in the crash. The occupants of the other vehicle were injured. Officer Frank had served with the Navajo Division of Public Safety for 13

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25Aug2016
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Police Officer Kenny Moats

Police Officer Kenny Moats was shot and killed after responding to a domestic violence call at a home near the intersection of Kerrway Lane and Alcoa Trail at approximately 4:00 pm. Patrol units had responded to the home earlier in the day for a domestic dispute. Patrol units were sent to the address a second time when another call was received by dispatchers stating one of the subjects was

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13Aug2016
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Police Officer Shannon Brown

Police Officer Shannon Brown succumbed to injuries sustained on August 7th, 2016, when he was struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on U.S. Route 165, near Fourth Avenue. He was writing a citation when a third vehicle struck his patrol car from behind, pushing it into him, and causing him to suffer a severe leg injury. He was transported to CHRISTUS-St. Patrick Hospital where he

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13Aug2016
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Police Officer Timothy Kevin Smith

Police Officer Tim Smith was shot and killed while responding to reports of a subject carrying a firearm at the intersection of Smith Street and Main Street at approximately 9:30 pm. Officer Smith made contact with the subject along the railroad tracks adjacent to the intersection. The man opened fire on Officer Smith, wounding him. Officer Smith was able to return him fire and informed

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12Aug2016
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Police Officer Jose Chavez

Police Officer Jose Chavez was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on Franklin Street at approximately 3:40 pm. One of the vehicle's passengers exited the vehicle during the stop and opened fire on Officer Chavez, wounding him. Another officer who witnessed the incident immediately called for assistance and pursued the subjects at high speeds for several miles. The occupants

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11Aug2016
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Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez

Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez was killed in a motorcycle crash on the Tohono O'Odham Nation Reservation south of Sells, Arizona. He and another agent were conducting a dirt bike patrol of rugged land when their motorcycles collided, causing Agent Alvarez to suffer fatal injuries. Agent Alvarez had served with the United States Border Patrol for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and

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10Aug2016
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Corporal Bill Cooper

Corporal Bill Cooper was shot and killed after he and several other officers responded to a domestic violence call involving an armed subject at a home on the 4700 block of Highway 253. The subject opened fire on responding officers with a rifle, fatally wounding Corporal Cooper and wounding the Hackett Police Department's chief, and pinning down multiple other officers. Corporal Cooper was

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09Aug2016
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Special Agent De’Greaun Frazier

Special Agent De'Greaun Frazier was shot and killed while conducting an undercover narcotics operation in Jackson, Tennessee, at approximately 2:00 pm. The subject of the investigation had Agent Frazier and an informant drive to Brianfield Cove where he told them he could obtain one ounce of cocaine. When the man returned to the backseat of the vehicle he displayed a handgun and attempted to

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04Aug2016
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Police Officer Justin Scherlen

Police Officer Justin Scherlen succumbed to injuries sustained 11 months earlier when his patrol car was struck head-on by another vehicle near the intersection of SW 34th Avenue and Georgia Street. The collision caused Officer Scherlen to become trapped inside of his vehicle for approximately one hour as rescue personnel attempted to extricate him. He was transported to a local hospital in

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03Aug2016
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Sergeant Shawn Miller

Sergeant Shawn Miller was killed in a motorcycle crash while returning from court after testifying in a hit-and-run case at the Dallas County Courthouse. He was traveling on Highway 169 when another vehicle turned left in front of him at the junction with I-80. Sergeant Miller was unable to avoid a collision and struck the side of the vehicle. Sergeant Miller was an Iowa National Guard

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