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January 1, 2021

North Carolina Deputy Fired Without Cause While Out on Worker’s Comp Injury: ‘Nobody Cared’

Robeson County, NC – One major benefit of being in law enforcement is the brotherhood. The camaraderie. The lifelong friendships and strong bonds.

Or at least that’s what happens on TV.

Time and again, when I talk to people as a peer support advocate through The Wounded Blue, I hear how as soon as an officer is injured, they’re completely forgotten about. They’re left to deal with their injuries- mental and physical- like they were never even a part of the team.

I had that very conversation with Scottie Deese, who up until New Year’s Eve was a deputy with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

On August 31, Deese, who is [...]

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December 17, 2020

Officer Down: 25-Year-Old Police Officer Killed in Concord, NC

Concord, NC – Officer Jason Shuping, 25, was killed Wednesday night in a shootout with an armed suspect in a case that also saw the suspect killed and another officer, Kaleb Robinson, 23, shot.

Shuping had been with the department since 2019, his shooting causing an immediate outpouring of support for the Concord Police department and its officers. Governor Roy Cooper stated that he had spoken with Shuping’s parents and Concord Police Chief Gary Gacek to offer support and condolences.

The shooting occurred at Gateway Lane near Bruton Smith Boulevard close to Interstate 85 and Concord Mills Mall. Although little is known about the incident and the suspect, it [...]

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December 11, 2020

OFFICER DOWN: North Carolina Officer Killed in Shootout by Burglary Suspect

Gaston County, NC – A Mount Holly Police Officer was killed early Friday morning in a shootout. The Gaston Emergency Medical Services said the incident occurred around 3:30am at the Mount Holly Car Wash and Arcade on Beatty Drive.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) said that officers responded to a burglary call at the business and came in contact with an armed suspect there. Multiple shots were reportedly fired by the suspect and three officers from MHPD and a Gaston County deputy who also responded.

Three people, including 25-year-old Mount Holly Police Officer Tyler Herndon, were taken to the Caromont Medical Center. Authorities [...]
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December 2, 2020

Officer Down: North Carolina Officer Dies as Result of Thanksgiving Day Crash

Nash County, NC – On Thanksgiving Day, Nash County Deputy Jared Allison was involved in a collision in Rocky Mount, near U.S. 301 and May Drive.

On Tuesday, Deputy Allison, 26, died as a result of that crash. Sheriff Keith Stone said in a statement that the deputy was ejected through the passenger side door. Sheriff Stone also said that Deputy Allison had just completed a traffic stop when he was called to respond to a motorcycle driving in a “careless and reckless manner.”

Our condolences to the family, friends, and @NashCountySO on the #LODD of Deputy Sheriff Jared Michael Allison https://t.co/bnplbNBJKE [...]

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