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 [...]
Carmichael, CA – The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said that an officer involved shooting left one officer injured and a suspect dead Friday night.
The incident occurred when detectives were following up on a gang-related shooting at the Crestview North apartment complex just after 8pm Friday. The located a vehicle with two subjects inside. “At some point during the contact,” the department said, “multiple shots were fired striking one detective and the suspect.”
The officer was driven to the hospital by another officer. He has not been identified but the department said he is 47 year old and a 15-year veteran.
The other [...]
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. [...]