Archive of 2018 August

21Aug2018

Deputy Sheriff Ben Zirbel

Deputy Sheriff Ben Zirbel succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash two days earlier at the intersection of Blanding Boulevard and Camp Francis Johnson Road. He was traveling southbound on Blanding Boulevard when a pickup truck towing a trailer turned left in front of him. Deputy Zirbel was unable to avoid the vehicle and collided with the trailer. He was thrown from his department

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16Aug2018

Police Officer Kathleen O’Connor-Funigiello

Police Officer Kathleen O'Connor-Funigiello died as the result of cancer that she developed following her assignment to assist with search and rescue efforts at the World Trade Center site immediately following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. Officer O'Connor-Funigiello had served with the New Rochelle Police Department for 20 years. She is survived by her husband, three step-children, and five

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14Aug2018

Police Officer Fadi Shukur

Police Officer Fadi Shukur succumbed to injuries sustained on August 4th, 2018, when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver on West McNichols Road, near Stahelin Avenue. He was assisting other officers with crowd control outside of a club at approximately 2:30 am when a vehicle struck him at a high rate of speed. The vehicle fled the scene but the driver turned himself in a short time later.

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10Aug2018

Officer Kirk A. Griess

Officer Kirk Griess was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on I-80, near Manuel Campos Parkway, in Solano. Another vehicle entered the area and struck both Officer Griess and the vehicle he had stopped. Officer Griess and the driver of the stopped car were both killed. Officer Griess was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the California Highway

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04Aug2018

Investigator Timothy Dale Cole, Sr.

Investigator Tim Cole succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on June 18th, 2007, while attempting to serve a high-risk search warrant at a condominium at 2802 NE 9th Street in Lawton, Oklahoma. Investigator Cole was assigned to the Comanche County Drug Task Force and was assisting members of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs in serving the warrant at approximately 6:40 am.

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