Archive of 2017 October

30Oct2017

Correctional Officer Wendy Shannon

Correctional Officer Wendy Shannon, Correction Enterprises Manager Veronica Darden, and Correctional Officer Justin Smith were killed during an escape attempt from the Pasquotank Correctional Institute at approximately 3:00 pm. On October 12th, 2017, several inmates ignited a fire inside the prison's Specialty Sewing Plant as a diversion. The inmates then attacked responding corrections

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24Oct2017

Trooper Daniel K. Rebman

Trooper Daniel Rebman was killed in a vehicle crash when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle on I-385, near Bridges Road, in Greenville County. He was parked on the shoulder of I-385 when a pickup truck left the roadway and struck his patrol car from behind at approximately 12:20 am. Trooper Rebman was transported to a local hospital where he died later in the

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21Oct2017

Police Officer Justin Leo

Police Officer Justin Leo was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call at 408 Indiana Avenue at approximately 10:15 pm. The subject was intoxicated and was known to have firearms inside the home. Responding officers made contact with the subject, who produced a handgun and shot Officer Leo. Another officer returned fire and killed the subject. Officer Leo was

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13Oct2017

Police Officer Marcus McNeil

Police Officer Marcus McNeil was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious person near the intersection of Tara Lane and Lake Forest Boulevard shortly after midnight. He and three other officers had just exited their vehicles when a man standing nearby opened fire on them, striking Officer McNeil several times. Despite being mortally wounded, he returned fire and wounded the man. The

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13Oct2017

Police Officer Craig E. Lehner

Police Officer Craig Lehner drowned while conducting a training a dive in the Niagara River, in the area of Broderick Park and Bird Island Pier. Members of the agency's Underwater Recovery Team were conducting a regularly scheduled training exercise in swift water currents. Officer Lehner entered the water as part of the training but failed to surface after his safety cable broke while he was

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12Oct2017

Correction Enterprises Manager Veronica Darden

Correction Enterprises Manager Veronica Darden and Correctional Officer Justin Smith were killed during an escape attempt from the Pasquotank Correctional Institute at approximately 3:00 pm. Several inmates ignited a fire inside the prison's Specialty Sewing Plant as a diversion. Prison personnel and responding fire department crews were able to bring the fire under control and prevent the

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12Oct2017

Correctional Officer Justin Smith

Correctional Officer Justin Smith and Correction Enterprises Manager Veronica Darden were killed during an escape attempt from the Pasquotank Correctional Institute at approximately 3:00 pm. Several inmates ignited a fire inside the prison's Specialty Sewing Plant as a diversion. Prison personnel and responding fire department crews were able to bring the fire under control and prevent the

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12Oct2017

Sergeant Michael Shannon Robinson

Sergeant Michael Robinson suffered a fatal heart attack while responding to assist nursing staff who were dealing with a disorderly and combative patient at Wilmington Hospital. He collapsed as he responded to the scene at approximately 6:00 pm. Sergeant Robinson was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Christiana Care Health System Department of Public Safety for 13 years. He also

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09Oct2017

Police Officer Floyd East, Jr.

Police Officer Floyd East was shot and killed inside of the Texas Tech University Police Department while questioning a narcotics suspect at approximately 8:30 pm. Officers were conducting a welfare check on a freshman student after receiving reports from his family that he was suicidal and possibly possessed a weapon. Responding officers discovered narcotics and paraphernalia inside of his

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01Oct2017

Police Officer Charleston Hartfield

Police Officer Charles Hartfield was shot and killed while taking off duty action to rescue citizens during the active shooter incident at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Officer Hartfield was attending the concert, with his wife, when a gunman opened fire on the audience from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Hundreds of citizens were struck by gunfire. Officer Hartfield immediately

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