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.

 

Off-Duty Police Officer Jose Andy Chavez, Among 3 Killed in Northern Ohio Shooting

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Off-Duty Police Officer Jose Andy Chavez, Among 3 Killed in Northern Ohio Shooting

An off-duty Elmore police officer is among three men shot to death, two injured in a pair of shootings overnight in Fremont, OH. The off-duty officer has been identified as 26-year-old Jose Andy Chavez, who was killed in a shooting at Last Call Saloon.

The other two men killed in the Last Call Saloon shooting have been identified as bartender Ramiro Sanchez, 29, and Daniel Ramirez, 25. A fourth person was injured in the shooting.

The shooting near Night Riders Motorcycle Club resulted in one man being injured.

Officer Jose Andy Chavez was fatally shot by Igmidio Mista, 33, who first punched the officer’s wife before killing him and the other two people.

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.

Mario Garnett ID’d as Tupelo Cop Killer, Bank Robbery Suspect

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Mario Garnett ID’d as Tupelo Cop Killer, Bank Robbery Suspect

Mario Garnett has been identified by CNN as the bank robbery suspect who killed Tupelo, Miss., police officer Kevin ‘Gale’ Stauffer and was also a prime suspect in a bank robbery in Atlanta and a robbery attempt in Arizona, where he was killed.

The FBI issued a statement saying ” an individual who robbed a bank yesterday morning in Phoenix, Arizona, and who later was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a Phoenix Police Detective, has been identified as being the same individual responsible for the attempted bank robbery in Atlanta, the robbery of the BancorpSouth in Tupelo, the shooting of Officer Joseph Maher and the murder of Officer Gale Stauffer.”

Mario Edward Garnett, 40, served four years in the U.S. Army and is from the Midwest. The Oklahoman reports that in 2011 Mario Garnett was sentenced to eight months in federal prison for a post on the White House website threatening to kill President Obama. The newspaper reports he was ordered to get mental health care upon his release from prison and was banned for owning a gun.

Here’s the threat Mario Garnett admitted to writing:

Garnett admitted he wrote, “If you order a strike on Iran, Im going to come up there and blow your brains out on national TV. You scheming hypocrite. You don’t mean anything to me. Youre just one dirt bag out of a handful plotting evil behind closed doors. Ive got plans for some of you, here shortly. … GOD has given Me a mandate. Glory belongs to GOD for all to come.”

Rockwell City Police Officer Jamie Buenting Killed, Corey Trott Arrested

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Rockwell City Police Officer Jamie Buenting Killed, Corey Trott Arrested

FALLEN POLICE OFFICER:  Rockwell City Police Officer Jamie Buenting was fatally shot during a standoff at a home on Pleasant Street early Friday morning.

Officers had responded to the home about four hours earlier after receiving a report that Corey Trott, who was wanted for felony domestic assault, was at the Iowa home. He barricaded himself in the home after officers arrived on the scene. He fired a single shot hitting Officer Buenting.

He eventually surrendered to police about 5:30 a.m. He has been charged with first degree murder.

Officer Jamie Buenting, who is survived by a wife and two young children, had served with the Rockwell City Police Department for eight years. He served in law enforcement for a total of 12 years.

Killeen TX Police Officer Robert ‘Bobby’ Hornsby Killed During SWAT Standoff

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Killeen TX Police Officer Robert Hornsby Killed During SWAT Standoff

Killeen police officer Robert ‘Bobby’ Hornsby was shot and killed while participating in a SWAT stand-off at an apartment complex in the 1600 block of Grandon Drive before midnight.

Earlier in the evening a resident in the complex displayed a weapon as he confronted several people who were using the pool. When initial units arrived the subject barricaded brandished an AK-47 rifle and barricaded himself in his apartment. The agency’s Tactical Response Unit was deployed and arrived at the scene approximately one hour after the initial call.

As members of the tactical unit attempted to make contact with the man, the subject fired one shot and then opened the apartment door with his hands up. When the subject refused to exit the apartment the tactical team moved in to subdue him. The man backed further into the apartment, grabbed the rifle, and opened fire. Officer Hornsby and another officer were wounded before the subject was killed by return fire. Source: ODMP

Officer Bobby Hornsby, who served with the Killeen Police Department for four years, is survived by his wife and two children. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Hornsby’s family.

Danielle Parker Arrested for Murder of East Point Police Corporal Crystal Adele Parker

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Danielle Parker Arrested for Murder of East Point Police Corporal Crystal Adele Parker

Danielle Parker, previously known as Danielle Alexander, was arrested for the death of East Point Corporal Crystal Adele Parker. The relationship between the two women was not immediately known. Corporal Parker died from a gunshot wound to the head. Investigators said Crystal Parker could have been dead for three days before her body was discovered. The women were former roommates,  but investigators declined to disclose a motive for the murder.

The US Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Fulton County Police have arrested someone in the death of East Point police officer Crystal Parker.

Danielle Parker was arrested on a murder charge Tuesday afternoon.  Police tell us Danielle was not related to Crystal. The Fulton County medical examiner says the East Point officer killed this past weekend died from a gunshot wound to the head. Cpl. Crystal A. Parker’s body was found shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday in her south Fulton County home. Source:  11 Alive News

UPDATE#1: 11 Alive News reports that Crystal Parker and Danielle Parker (Danielle Alexander) were a couple, who had lived together for several years, but broke up last December. That family friend told 11 Alive News that the officer allowed Danielle Parker to live in the home after the break up.

Chitimacha Tribal Police Officer Sgt. Rick Riggenbach Killed by Wilbert Thibodeaux, Two Other Deputies Wounded

FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: Chitimacha Tribal Police Department Sgt. Rick Riggenbach was shot and killed by Wilbert Thibodeaux after he and two St. Mary’s Parish deputies reported to a mobile home fire on Flattown Road near Charenton, Saturday. The fire was reported near a Chitimacha-owned casino.

Wilbert Thibodeaux reportedly shot Sgt. Rick Riggenbach when he arrived at the scene. Both St. Mary’s Parish deputies were critically wounded. The suspect was shot in the torso and was taken to a hospital but has since been released to the police. When the fire was extinguished, the body of the owner was found in the debris. Wilbert Thibodeaux has a history of mental illness.

Sgt. Rick Riggenbach, who had served with the Chitimacha Tribal Police Department for 15 years, is survived by his wife and two grown children.

A Chitimacha Tribal Officer Killed, Two Deputies Wounded in Southern Louisiana Shooting

CHITIMACHA TRIBAL OFFICER KILLED:  A suspect is in custody after killing an officer from the Chitimacha Reservation in southern Louisiana, and wounding two deputies from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Officer, who are listed in critical condition. All three were responding to a house fire on Flattown Road in Charenton Saturday morning when the suspect started shooting.

Family members tell us their loved one, Matthew Strickland with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, was shot in the incident. He was said to have been shot several times in the face/neck area. He is at a trauma center in New Orleans. His family says he just started last week at the Sheriff’s Office. He previously worked at the jail and served a year with the National Guard in Iraq. The identities of the other two officers have not been released at this time. Source

Wilbert Thibodeaux was arrested in connection with the shooting. A civilian, 78-year-old Eddie Lyons, was found deceased after the fire was extinguished. He was shot, but it is not clear if he died from the gun shot wound or from the fire. Wilbert Thibodeaux was also injured from a gunshot wound to his upper torso, but he has since been released to police custody from the hospital. Developing story. Stay tuned for updates.

 

Sgt. Stephanie Moses, Photographed with Obama at 9/11 Ceremony, Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

WTF:  NYPD Sgt. Stephanie Moses, who was photographed with President Obama during a 9/11 anniversary wreath ceremony, was found dead in an apparent suicide in her Long Island home Tuesday, the NY Daily News reports. Stephanie Moses’ body was found in her Baldwin home with an alleged self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. She was a 17 year veteran of the New York Police Department. It is being reported that Sgt. Stephanie Moses killed herself in the bedroom of her home after a fight with her lesbian lover Melissa McCoy, a retired NYPD detective.