Sacramento, CA – Monday evening, a six-year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office as well as his K9 were killed in a shootout following a pursuit.
An officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle, but the suspect led police on a chase. The suspect crashed at the Cal Expo grounds, and the suspect refused to follow orders such as exiting the vehicle. Police shot out his rear window with less lethal rounds and deployed a K9.
At that point, the suspect immediately started shooting.
The K9 was shot and killed. Police returned fire. A deputy was shot and killed, and another deputy injured. That deputy is at UC Davis Medical Center and is [...]
Toledo, OH – Chief George Kral with the Toledo Police Department said that one of his officers was shot and killed Monday evening in a standoff.
Officer Brandon Stalker was struck one time during the incident which began around 3:30pm Monday evening in the 2300 block of Fulton Street. Officers noticed a suspect at that location and believed he was wanted in connection to a cathedral being vandalized earlier in the day.
After police made contact with the suspect, he pulled out a firearm and went into a nearby house. SWAT and a negotiator were called to the scene. They negotiated with the man for several hours, and eventually used gas in the house.
Hillsborough County, FL – A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Corporal was killed the day before his retirement after a suspect plowed into his vehicle during a pursuit.
Corporal Brian LaVigne, 54 years old, was sitting in his car with the overhead lights activated on the shoulder of Lumsden Road, not involved in the pursuit of 28-year-old Travis Zachary Gabriel Garrett by other officers.
Garrett sped away from officers in a Nissan Maxima and suddenly veered across two lanes of traffic and to the right, towards LaVigne’s patrol car. Over the radio, one of the deputies in pursuit yelled, “He’s aiming for your car. Get out of the way, get out of the [...]
Horry County, SC – Officer Melton “Fox” Gore with the Horry County Police Department was killed in a crash on Tuesday afternoon.
The 57-year-old officer was removing debris from the roadway on Hwy 22 near the intersection of Hwy 31 around 4 pm. Police say he was hit by a 2007 Mazda SUV.
It wasn’t reported whether the driver of the SUV would be facing charges, but Horry County Police Chief Joseph Hill said, “I’m pretty sure that person did not start off the day thinking they were going to kill a police officer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to that driver.”
Chief Hill also said, “That’s typical of Fox, if you knew him. He cared about this community. [...]