Archive of 2018 March

29Mar2018

Police Officer Phillip Meacham

Police Officer Phillip Meacham was shot and killed after being pulled over by a police impersonator on Paulette Court at approximately 5:10 pm. During the course of the interaction, the man opened fire on Officer Meacham before fleeing on foot. The man stole a truck nearby and fled to Clarksville, Tennessee, where he was located by local officers and United States Marshals. He was shot and

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29Mar2018

Trooper First Class Kevin M. Miller

Trooper Kevin Miller was killed in a vehicle crash on eastbound I-84, in Tolland, at approximately 12:30 pm. His patrol car collided with the back of a tractor-trailer that was traveling slower than other traffic in the right lane of the interstate. Trooper Miller was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Connecticut State Police for 19 years and was assigned to Troop C. He is

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22Mar2018

Special Agent Melissa S. Morrow

Special Agent Melissa Morrow died as the result of brain cancer that she developed following her assignment to the search and recovery efforts at the Pentagon following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. She was assigned to FBI Washington Field Office's Evidence Response Team and spent 10 weeks recovering and processing evidence from the site in hazardous and contaminated conditions. Special Agent

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21Mar2018

Police Officer Andres Laza-Caraballo

Police Officer Andres Laza-Caraballo was shot and killed while intervening in a shooting incident while off duty at approximately 1:30 pm. He was patronizing a barber shop on Calle Emilia Príncipe when several men started smoking marijuana in front of it. When the shop owner asked the men to leave he was attacked. Officer Laza-Caraballo identified himself as an officer and attempted to

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15Mar2018

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Zirkle

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Zirkle was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 1, north of Point Reyes Station, while responding to a 911 hangup call shortly after 12:00 am. His vehicle left the wet roadway as it entered a curve in the road, and struck a tree on the driver's side door. He was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Deputy Zirkle had served with the Marin

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13Mar2018

Police Officer Scotty Hamilton

Police Officer Scotty Hamilton was shot and killed at approximately 11:30 pm as he and a Kentucky State Police trooper responded to a call in the area of Hurricane Creek Road, in Pike County. One suspect was taken into custody at the scene. A second suspect fled the scene and remains at large. Officer Hamilton had served with the Pikeville Police Department for 12 years. He is survived by

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12Mar2018

Reserve Officer Christopher Lawton

Reserve Officer Chris Lawton was killed after being intentionally struck by a vehicle as he attempted to serve a narcotics-related felony warrant. He and another officer had spotted the wanted subject inside a U-Haul truck parked at the Walmart on Plank Road, in Baker, Louisiana. After observing the subject for several minutes the officers parked their patrol car behind the truck and began to

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11Mar2018

Deputy Sheriff David Lee’Sean Manning

Deputy Sheriff David Manning was killed in a vehicle crash as he pursued a car on Highway 111 halfway between Tarboro and Pinetops, at approximately 6:15 pm. His patrol car collided with a pickup truck traveling the opposite direction. The vehicle he was pursuing crashed in a roadside ditch a short distance away. The driver fled on foot but was later apprehended. The occupants of the truck, a

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09Mar2018

Police Officer Greggory Casillas

Police Officer Gregg Casillas was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a man in the 1400 block of South Palomares Street following a vehicle pursuit. The vehicle fled after officers attempted to stop it for reckless driving. The driver crashed into another vehicle before fleeing on foot and entering an apartment. As Officer Casillas and another officer attempted to make contact with the

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06Mar2018

Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton

Police Officer Christopher Morton was shot and killed when he and two other officers responded to an unknown situation as the result of a 911 call at approximately 9:20 pm. The call taker could hear screaming in the background on the call, but the caller did not otherwise communicate and hung up before officers arrived on scene. As the officers arrived at the home in the 300 Block of West

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