Archive of 2017 June

30Jun2017
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Police Officer Miguel I. Moreno

Police Officer Miguel Moreno was shot and killed as he and his partner attempted to contact two subjects near the intersection of Evergreen Street and Howard Street at approximately 3:00 pm. The officers observed the men near a car that appeared to have been broken into. As they stopped to speak to the subjects one of the men immediately opened fire with a revolver, striking Officer Moreno in

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28Jun2017
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Trooper Ryan Albin

Trooper Ryan Albin was killed in a vehicle crash on I-74, near milepost 155, in the area of Farmer City at approximately 3:10 pm. His patrol car collided with a box truck as the vehicles reduced speed for slow moving traffic in a construction zone. He was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Trooper Albin's canine was transported to a veterinary hospital with minor

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17Jun2017
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Correctional Officer Joe William Heddy, Jr.

Correctional Officer Joe Heddy suffered a fatal heart attack at the Escambia County Road Prison in Cantonment, Florida, after struggling with an inmate at approximately 1:00 pm. He had responded to a cell in the South Wing dorm after an inmate tied a bedsheet around his own neck and was tightening it in an attempt to commit suicide. He called for assistance and began to struggle with the

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17Jun2017
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Sergeant William Trampass Bishop

Sergeant William Bishop was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating an accident on I-75, near mile marker 403, in Alachua County. He was outside of his vehicle when a secondary accident occurred in the center lane at approximately 10:00 pm. One of the vehicles involved in the secondary accident then struck Sergeant Bishop, pinning him underneath it. Sergeant Bishop had served

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13Jun2017
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Correctional Officer Christopher Monica

Correctional Officer Christopher Monica and Correctional Officer Curtis Billue were shot and killed after being attacked by two inmates in Putnam County, Georgia. The officers were transporting 33 prisoners between Hancock State Prison and Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison at approximately 5:45 am. Two of the inmates attacked the officers as the transport bus drove along Route 16,

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13Jun2017
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Correctional Officer Curtis Billue

Correctional Officer Curtis Billue and Correctional Officer Christopher Monica were shot and killed after being attacked by two inmates in Putnam County, Georgia. The officers were transporting 33 prisoners between Hancock State Prison and Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison at approximately 5:45 am. Two of the inmates attacked the officers as the transport bus drove along Route 16,

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12Jun2017
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Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford

Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford was shot and killed while backing up another officer who was conducting a traffic stop near Remmel Park. The subject fled the scene but was later arrested. Lieutenant Weatherford had served with the Newport Police Department for 15 years and was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. He was a graduate of the 263rd session of the FBI National

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09Jun2017
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Corrections Officer Shana Tedder

Corrections Officer Shana Tedder died after suffering a suspected heart attack following a use of force incident with an inmate at the Christina Melton Crain Unit in Gatesville, Texas. She began to experience shortness of breath following the incident and collapsed after walking to a different area of the facility to rest. Other officers immediately began CPR as medics responded to the

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06Jun2017
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Joshua Sanchez Montaad

Officer Joshua Montaad was killed in a single vehicle crash on U.S. 19, near Burley Brannen Road, in Taylor County. His patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree during a period of heavy rain. The vehicle caught fire and became engulfed in

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06Jun2017
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Nathan M. Desjardins

Police Officer Nathan Desjardins succumbed to injuries sustained on May 27th, 2017, in a boating accident on the Saco River. He was participating in his first day of water rescue training when he and his training officer were dispatched to assist with the rescue of three boaters who had been thrown overboard when their canoes capsized. One of the missing boaters drowned during the

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