Cpl. Bryon Dickson Shot Dead Outside Blooming Grove Police Barracks

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Cpl. Bryon Dickson Shot Dead Outside Blooming Grove Police Barracks

TRAGEDY: Two troopers were ambushed outside the state police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pa., Friday night. Cpl. Bryon Dickson was killed and Trooper Alex Douglass is hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

Law enforcement have launched a manhunt for the killer(s) in the Pocono Mountain region, on foot and by helicopter.

State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said one trooper was leaving the barracks and another was arriving when shots were fired at 10:50 p.m. Friday.

Gov. Tom Corbett has released the following statement on the shooting:

“Our prayers go out to the family, friends and colleagues of the Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was killed in the line of duty Friday night outside the Blooming Grove, Pike County, state police barracks. We are praying as well, for the full recovery of his colleague who was injured in the incident.

“Every attack on an officer of the law is an attack on our state, our country and civilized society. The incident in Blooming Grove shows, once again, that our first responders face constant danger in order that the rest of us may live in peace and safety.

“At this time, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan and Pennsylvania State Police troopers are working with local and other law enforcement agencies to apprehend the person or persons who carried out this cowardly act. We ask the public to be patient as well as vigilant.”

Elmendorf TX Police Chief Michael Pimentel Shot Dead During Traffic Stop

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Elmendorf TX Police Chief Michael Pimentel Shot Dead During Traffic Stop

TRAGEDY:  Michael Pimentel, the police chief for Elmendorf, TX, was shot and killed by Joshua Manuel Lopez, during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon.

Lopez, 24, was arrested and faces charges of capital murder of a police officer, Rosanne Hughes, spokeswoman for the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, said.

Police Chief Pimentel pulled over Joshua Manuel Lopez in a residential area, a struggle ensued and he was shot multiple times, Hughes said. Pimentel later died in a local hospital.

Lopez had an active misdemeanor warrant for graffiti at the time he was pulled over.

Police Chief Michael Pimentel previously served as police chief of the San Antonio Independent School District, Officer Down Memorial Page reports.

IMPD Officer Perry Renn Killed During Gunfight, Suspect Major Davis Jr. Critical

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IMPD Officer Perry Renn Killed During Gunfight, Suspect Major Davis Jr. Critical (Credit: IMPD)

Indianapolis Patrolman Perry Renn was shot and killed during a shoot-out in an Eastside alley Saturday night. Renn, a 21-year veteran of the force was the second Indianapolis police officer killed in the line of duty in less than a year.

Police say Patrolman Perry Renn and two other officers responded to a report of shots fired at 34th Street and Forest Manor Avenue shortly after 9 p.m. The officers encountered Major Davis Jr., 25, brandishing an assault rifle. A shoot-out ensued and Patrolman Renn was shot. The suspect was struck and is listed in critical condition.

 

Griffin Police Officer Kevin Jordan Shot and Killed Outside Waffle House

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Griffin Police Officer Kevin Jordan Shot and Killed Outside Waffle House (Photo credit: CBS Atlanta screengrab)

FALLEN POLICE OFFICER: Griffin Police Officer Kevin Jordan was shot and killed early Saturday morning at a Waffle House restaurant.

Ex-Marine Kevin Jordan, 43, was working overnight as a security guard at the restaurant when three people walked into the restaurant causing a scene. Jordan escorted them outside into the parking lot and Chantell Mixon started fighting the officer. He tried to arrest her.

Michael Bowman, 30, of Griffin, shot Officer Jordan multiple times in the back as he handcuffed Nixon on the ground.

Officer Jordan’s brother, Raymond Jordan, who was visiting him at the restaurant, had a permit to carry a gun, and fired back at Michael Bowman, who has been hospitalized as a result of being shot.

Michael Bowman and Chantell Mixon were charged with Officer Jordan’s murder, while a third suspect, Tyler Taylor, 23, was charged with disorderly conduct.

Two other suspects are in police custody. Officer Kevin Jordan served on the force for four years.

 Griffin Police Officer Kevin Jordan Shot and Killed Outside Waffle House

Windermere Cop Robert German Killed After Encountering ‘Suspicious’ Couple

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Windermere Cop Robert German Killed After Encountering ‘Suspicious’ Couple

Windermere Police Officer Robert German was shot and killed early Saturday after he stopped to question a couple who were later found dead of suspected suicides.

Officer German called for backup around 3;30 a.m. after encountering a man and a woman, in their early 20s, who he deemed suspicious. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the officer shot. They had to take cover after two more gunshots were fired about a block away, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Those shots are believed to have claimed the lives of the two suspects.

The bodies of the unidentified deceased couple were found on the grounds of a multimillion dollar home, dead from suspected self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

Officer Robert German, a five-year veteran of the Windermere Police Department, is survived by his parents. He graduated from Lake Mary High School, then studied at the Seminole State College police academy.

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino Killed, Suspect Commits Suicide

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Mendocino County Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino Killed, Suspect Commits Suicide

Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman confirms Sheriff’s Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino killed near Fort Bragg, Calif. The suspect, who was identified as Ricardo Anthony Chaney, committed suicide.

Sheriff Allman said Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino’s vehicle was “riddled with bullets.” He also said Chaney, an Oregon resident,  had been on a crime spree that started earlier on Wednesday in Eugene, including armed robbery, kidnapping and forcing victims into the trunk of a 2006 BMW 330.

 

BART Officer Tom Smith Killed By Fellow Officer When Gun Discharged During Home Search

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BART Officer Tom Smith Killed By Fellow Officer When Gun Discharged During Home Search

FALLEN POLICE OFFICER: Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Tom Smith was accidentally shot and killed by another officer while they conducted a probation check and warrant service at an apartment on Dougherty Road in Dublin Tuesday afternoon.

The suspect the officers were searching for was wanted for several robberies on BART property, Officer Down Memorial Page reports. Officer Tom Smith and his colleague made a forced entry into the apartment and that’s when a round discharged, striking Smith.

Officer Tom Smith was pronounced dead after being transported to Eden Medical Center. He served with the BART Police Department for 20 years.

Officer Tom Smith is survived by his wife and a six-year-old daughter.

You will recall that it was BART police officer Johannes Mehserle who killed unarmed black man Oscar Grant III a few years ago. This was the first time a BART officer was killed in the line of duty.

Tupelo Police Officer Kevin ‘Gale’ Stauffer Killed Pursuing Bank Robbery Suspects

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Tupelo Police Officer Kevin ‘Gale’ Stauffer Killed Pursuing Bank Robbery Suspects (Photo credit: Facebook)

FALLEN POLICE OFFICER: Tupelo Police Officer Kevin ‘Gale’ Stauffer, 38, was shot and killed after responding to a robbery Monday afternoon at BancorpSouth. A 26-year-old officer is listed in critical condition.

The suspects remain at large and a $50,000 reward is being offered for information about their whereabouts. If you have any information, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 800-773-TIPS or (662) 841-6491.

The officers reportedly confronted the suspects and a gunfight ensued, leading to Officer Stauffer being fatally shot and the other officer wounded.

Officer Kevin ‘Gale’ Stauffer served with the Tupelo Police Department for eight years, according to his Facebook profile. He previously worked as a jailer for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and served in the Louisiana Army National Guard.

Southern Pines Police Officer Stanley L. Klingenschmidt Killed During Benefit Motorcycle Ride

Southern Pines Police Officer Stanley L. Klingenschmidt was killed in the line of duty while participating in a benefit motorcycle ride to raise money for Special Olympics-North Carolina.

Officer Stanley L. Klingenschmidt was involved in a single vehicle accident while leading a group of bike riders through Montgomery County during the Pinehurst Police Department-sponsored event Saturday morning. He was a 27-year veteran of the Southern Pines Police Department.

 

Bardstown KY Police Officer Jason Ellis Found Shot to Death on Bluegrass Parkway Exit Ramp

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Bardstown KY Police Officer Jason Ellis Found Shot to Death on Bluegrass Parkway Exit Ramp

Bardstown, KY, police officer Jason Ellis was shot and killed on an exit ramp from the Bluegrass Parkway early Saturday morning. The suspect(s) remain at large.

Police Officer Jason Ellis was en route to his home after his shift ended, when a citizen called 911 to report that an officer had been killed. When the Kentucky State Police responded to the scene, Officer Jason Ellis was found shot. It is believed that he had stopped behind another vehicle on the ramp, but he did not notify dispatchers of the stop.

Officer Jason Ellis, who is survived by his wife and two sons, served with the Bardstown Police Department for seven years.