Archive of 2017 February

28Feb2017
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Deputy Sergeant Kevin Haverly

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Haverly was killed in a single vehicle crash on Route 23, in Ashland, at approximately 6:15 am. He was returning to the agency's satellite office in Ashland at the end of his midnight shift when his patrol SUV left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Deputy Haverly had served with the Greene County Sheriff's Office for four years. He is survived by his wife, three

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25Feb2017
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Deputy Sheriff Michael Butler

Deputy Sheriff Michael Butler was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a domestic violence call at approximately 8:25 pm. He was responding to the call with his emergency equipment activated when a tractor trailer crossed the center line as it attempted to turn right onto Cat Creek Road from Norman Hall Road. Deputy Butler was unable to avoid a collision and struck the trailer portion

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23Feb2017
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Deputy Sheriff Michael Foley

Deputy Sheriff Michael Foley was struck and killed by a prisoner transport bus in the parking lot of the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, California, at approximately 6:00 am. He was walking across the darkened parking lot when the bus accidentally struck him as it exited the facility. Deputy Foley was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Deputy Foley had served

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22Feb2017
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Officer Lucas Chellew

Officer Lucas Chellew was killed in a motorcycle crash near the intersection of Stockton Boulevard and Fruitridge Road, in Sacramento, while pursuing another motorcycle. Officer Chellew's motorcycle crashed during the pursuit. The motorcyclist he was pursuing fled the scene and remains at large. Officer Chellew was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the California Highway Patrol for

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20Feb2017
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Police Officer Keith Boyer

Police Officer Keith Boyer was shot and killed as he and another officer investigated an accident near the intersection of Colima Road and Mar Vista Street. Unbeknownst to the officers, the vehicle that caused the crash was stolen and being driven by a gang member who had just been paroled. The parolee had just committed another murder hours earlier. As Officer Boyer attempted to conduct a pat

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17Feb2017
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Special Agent Rickey O’Donald

Special Agent Rickey O'Donald suffered a fatal heart attack immediately following the FBI's annual mandatory fitness assessment at the Miami Field Office. After completing the test, he mentioned to other agents that he wasn't feeling well and left. He drove himself to a local hospital where he collapsed in the parking lot. Special Agent O'Donald had served with the FBI for 29 years and was

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16Feb2017
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Major Jay R. Memmelaar, Jr.

Major Jay Memmelaar suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in his department's physical fitness program at approximately 7:00 pm. He was working out in the department's gym when he began to experience discomfort in his chest. He returned to his office where he collapsed a short time later. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away. Major Memmelaar had served

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05Feb2017
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Sergeant Greg Meagher

Sergeant Greg Meagher died after being exposed to liquid nitrogen fumes while attempting to rescue a woman at a medical facility at 1100 Emmett Street in Augusta. He and several other deputies had responded to the facility and were told that a woman was unconscious inside. The deputies entered the facility to rescue the woman and were overcome by the fumes. Fire department personnel arrived on

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02Feb2017
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Police Officer Eric Mumaw

Police Officer Eric Mumaw drowned in the Cumberland River while attempting to save a suicidal woman. He and another officer had responded to the Peeler Park Greenway Trailhead after receiving reports that a woman in a vehicle was contemplating suicide. The officers located the vehicle and were attempting to speak to the woman when the car rolled down the boat ramp and into the river. As the

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02Feb2017
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Lieutenant Steven Floyd

Lieutenant Steven Floyd was killed during a 20-hour hostage situation at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware. A large group of inmates took Lieutenant Floyd and three other prison employees hostage during a riot in Building C. A tactical response team made entry into the prison approximately 20 hours later and located Lieutenant Floyd's body. The other prison employees

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