Archive of 2018 February

26Feb2018

Sergeant Mark J. Baserman

Sergeant Mark Baserman succumbed to injuries sustained when he was attacked by an inmate at State Correctional Institute-Somerset on February 15th, 2018. The inmate, who was serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, attacked Sergeant Baserman as he sat the officer's desk in a housing unit's day room. Earlier in the day, Sergeant Baserman had confiscated a towel being used by the inmate

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21Feb2018

Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin

Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin was shot and killed at approximately 10:15 am while attempting to protect a female subject who was being attacked in a domestic violence incident in a neighborhood near the intersection of Chadds Ford Drive and Chadsey Lane. Corporal Ramzziddin, was off duty and lived nearby, attempted to protect the female and confronted the man who was armed with a shotgun. The

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20Feb2018

Police Officer Justin Billa

Police Officer Justin Billa was shot and killed while assisting in the apprehension of a man who had just murdered his ex-wife. Investigators at the scene of the original murder identified the subject as a person of interest. Officer Billa, along with other officers, went to the man's home on Avondale Court to make contact with him. As the officers arrived on scene the subject exited the home

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17Feb2018

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Stanton

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Stanton was killed when his patrol car was struck by a tractor-trailer on I-95, just north of Route 50, at approximately 5:10 am. The tractor-trailer suffered a tire blow-out, causing the driver to lose control and swerve into the left lane where Deputy Stanton was driving. Deputy Stanton's patrol car then struck the rear of the semi. Deputy Stanton had served with the

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13Feb2018

Commander Paul Bauer

Commander Paul Bauer was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a subject who had just run from other officers near the James R. Thompson Center, a state government office building. Other officers had attempted to conduct a subject stop on the man in connection with a shooting that had occurred several days earlier. The subject fled from the officers. Commander Bauer, who was in the area,

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13Feb2018

Police Officer Darren Weathers

Police Officer Darren Weathers was killed in a vehicle crash on Michigan Avenue, near Clark Avenue. He was participating in a surveillance training exercise when his vehicle collided with another before striking a utility pole. Officer Weathers was transported to Henry Ford Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Officer Weathers was a U.S. military veteran and had served with the

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10Feb2018

Police Officer Anthony Morelli

Police Officer Anthony Morelli and Police Officer Eric Joering were shot and killed when they responded to a 911 hangup call in the 300 block of Crosswind Drive. Both officers were shot as they arrived at the scene of the call. Officer Joering died at the scene. Officer Morelli was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later. The subject was arrested at the

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10Feb2018

Police Officer Eric Joering

Police Officer Eric Joering and Police Officer Anthony Morelli were shot and killed when they responded to a 911 hangup call in the 300 block of Crosswind Drive. Both officers were shot as they arrived at the scene of the call. Officer Joering died at the scene. Officer Morelli was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later. The subject was arrested at the

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07Feb2018

Police Officer David Sherrard

Police Officer David Sherrard was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance at an apartment complex at 4250 East Renner Road. As officers arrived on scene they located a man suffering from a gunshot wound outside of the apartment. The officers were able to identify an apartment where the suspect was located. As they made entry into the apartment the man opened fire, striking Officer

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06Feb2018

Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger

Deputy Sheriff Steve Belanger succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on December 10th, 1994, when he was ambushed while conducting a traffic stop in the 18400 block of La Guardia Street in Rowland Heights. He had recognized the driver of the vehicle as being wanted for a previous assault. As he searched the two occupants one of the man's friends rode up Deputy Belanger on a skateboard and shot

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