Archive of 2017 August

08Aug2017
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Corporal Monty D. Platt

Corporal Monty Platt died of complications of an animal bite sustained on July 24th, 2017, as he attempted to capture an injured feral cat on campus in the area of 301 26th Street. The cat bit him through his work gloves and punctured his skin. He received medical treatment and was given medication, which caused him to suffer a severe allergic reaction. He was transferred to the ICU at

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06Aug2017
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Detective Elise Ybarra

Detective Elise Ybarra was killed in a vehicle crash on I-20, outside of Abilene, when her department vehicle was struck by another car at approximately 6:15 pm. She and two other detectives were en route to Dallas to attend the Crimes Against Children Conference. They encountered slow traffic due to a previous wreck on the interstate. A few moments later a pickup truck struck the rear of

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06Aug2017
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Police Officer Gary Lee Michael, Jr.

Police Officer Gary Michael was shot and killed during a traffic stop in the area of East Green Street and North 2nd Street at approximately 10:45 pm. When Officer Michael stopped the vehicle for suspected registration violation, the driver exited the vehicle and opened fire with a rifle. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Michael was able to return fire and wounded the subject. The

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05Aug2017
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Deputy Sheriff Jason Fann

Deputy Sheriff Jason Fann was killed in a vehicle crash at approximately 6:00 pm while responding to an accident on Highway 214, two miles south of Plains. His patrol car left the roadway and overturned, causing him to sustain fatal injuries. Deputy Fann served with both the Seagraves Police Department and Yoakum County Sheriff's

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