I know people probably have a variety of reasons for going into law enforcement but, I'd like to know why they would even want to serve & protect all the ingrates that are out there. People are so fucked up in this world.
Wallace was hearing-impaired, a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf. He suffered high-frequency hearing loss and was an expert lip reader. But he also could talk on the phone or the police radio, Millan said.
"He compensated for it. ... He could fully, effectively perform his duties," Millan said. "It was a battle. He had to constantly prove himself, and overcome."
i have never believed civilians should go out on ride-alongs. especially family members. ANYTHING can happen, even in a small town. sadly and horribly, this is why. this poor mother will never be the same again. if she can even survive.
A St. Petersburg mother visiting her police officer son in Alaska watched as a gunman shot him to death along with another officer in a seemingly unprovoked ambush, according to police and news reports.
"Officer down," Debbie Greene called on her son's squad car radio after the shootings Saturday, according to the Anchorage Daily News.
Greene was on a ride-along with her son, Sgt. Anthony Wallace, 32, when the shooting occurred in Hoonah, the Alaskan shoreline community of 800 where they worked. Officer Matthew Tokuoka, 39, was shot in front of his wife and two of his children.
Greene continually relives the attack, said Jamie Brothers, an ex-girlfriend of Wallace who remained close friends with him.
"She's doing awful. She says she's just numb," Brothers told the Associated Press. "She dozes off because she can't sleep, and when she wakes up she prays it was just dream. Every time she closes her eyes, she sees the bullets and hears the gunshots."
The United States Honor Flag arrived in Anchorage on Friday, September 3, 2010, to honor Hoonah Police Sgt. Anthony Wallace and officer Matthew Tokuoka. The Honor Flag was flown at Ground Zero during the recovery efforts after September 11, 2001, and has since traveled around the US to honor fallen police officers and firefighters. About 75 police, fire and military members met the flag at a State Trooper helicopter on the Delaney Park Strip and marched with the flag to Evergreen Memorial Chapel to be placed by the caskets of Wallace and Tokuoka. Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Juarez, center, a US Marine Corp reservist and officer with the Anchorage Airport Police and Fire Department, carried the flag. He said the ceremony was an important reminder of the sacrifices of law enforcement and military personnel. "There, but for the grace of God, go I," he said. "That could've been any officer."services next wednesday.
Utah Deputy Harris' funeral attended by thousands.
the shooter was in court.
KANE COUNTY -- Friday was an emotional day for Kane County residents as they said goodbye to one of their own -- a deputy who was killed in the line of duty last week.
More than 2,000 people packed the gymnasium at Valley High School in Orderville for the funeral of Deputy Brian Harris, 41. Hundreds more watched a video feed of the service from other locations nearby.
Law enforcement agencies from throughout Utah, Arizona and other states were there to support Harris' family. Gov. Gary Herbert and Attorney General Mark Shurtleff were also in attendance.
Slain San Diego police officer described as 'dedicated protector'
October 28, 2010
At an emotional press conference Thursday, San Diego police and city officials described slain police Officer Christopher Wilson as a man much respected by his peers.
Wilson Wilson, 50, was married with two teenage children and was a Navy officer before joining the San Diego Police Department 17 years ago.
Mayor Jerry Sanders, a former police chief, his voice breaking, said, "Every mayor and police chief dreads a day like today."
Sanders said Wilson routinely was given the highest compliments by fellow officers who called him "good cover" when they needed help.
Police Chief William Lansdowne praised the doctors at Scripps Mercy Hospital who, while knowing that Wilson could not survive, kept him alive long enough so that his family could come to the hospital to see him.
He too praised Wilson: "He's the type of person you want in your city, you want as your neighbor."
Councilman Tony Young said, "The city has lost a dedicated protector," adding that Wilson had served his community with "dignity and respect."
Wilson had served all 17 years on the department in Southeast, the most racially diverse section of San Diego.
Wilson was killed Wednesday night in the Skyline neighborhood, where five suspects were holed up in an apartment. Two of the suspects were killed and three were arrested.
At the time the shots were fired, authorities said there were six San Diego officers inside the apartment. They declined to say how many shots were fired or how the two suspects in the back bedroom died.
Wilson and other officers had gone to the apartment to assist probation officers and U.S. marshals in finding a probationer considered to be harboring a suspect in an assault with a deadly weapon case.
After the probationer was arrested, others in the apartment opened fire, striking Wilson. Police returned fire.
Police then left the apartment, Hours later, a SWAT squad stormed the apartment, using tear gas and a flash-bang grenade.
Before the SWAT assault at about 6:45 a.m., two persons had surrendered. Once inside the back bedroom of the apartment, police found two more persons, dead, with weapons near the bodies, officials said.
In the gunbattle, a San Diego police dog was wounded but survived.
HELENA, Mont. – Police are trying to piece together what led a dog trainer to shoot and kill a state trooper along a roadside in southwestern Montana, prompting a manhunt that ended with the suspect found dead in his truck.
That's only the first of several unanswered questions surrounding the killing of Montana Highway Patrol officer David DeLaittre, 23, who was found dead of a gunshot wound in his vehicle on Wednesday afternoon.
Police later found the shooter, Errol Brent Bouldin, 56, dead in his 1999 green Ford F250 pickup truck in Broadwater County south of Townsend, which is about 35 miles north of Three Forks.
Still unknown is what led to the encounter between Bouldin and DeLaittre off Montana Highway 2 just outside of Three Forks, where the Gallatin, Jefferson and Madison rivers converge to form the Missouri River.
Gallatin County Sheriff James Cashell said police also don't know yet how Bouldin died, whether he took his own life and what weapon or weapons were used to kill DeLaittre and himself.
Cashell said more information would be released at a 2 p.m. press conference on Thursday.
Bouldin's ex-wife, Debra Bouldin of Camp Verde, Ariz., told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he was a dog trainer and that she had not spoken to him since he left Arizona in January 2006.
The year before, he nearly died from a rattlesnake bite. Debra Bouldin said that experience left him a changed man.
"You know how when people have trauma they either become so thankful about everything about life or else they become bitter against life? Brent went to the bitter side," she said. "That was a very life-changing thing for him. What happened after that, I honestly can't tell you.
She said her prayers were with the trooper's family.
More than 100 federal, state and local law enforcement officers from across southwestern Montana responded to the shooting and authorities closed Highway 2 from the junction of U.S. Highway 287 to Interstate 90 at Three Forks, about 70 miles southeast of Helena.
The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office said Bouldin lived in Three Forks. Public records show he previously lived in Belgrade, a town about 20 miles away.
Belgrade police Sgt. David Keen said a warrant for Bouldin's arrest was issued on Dec. 3, 2009, on a contempt charge, meaning Bouldin either failed to appear in court or did not comply with a court order. Keen said he did not know why the contempt warrant was issued.
DeLaittre was sworn in as a trooper in November 2008. He initially was stationed in Chinook and then transferred to Bozeman in April 2010, Department of Justice spokeswoman Judy Beck said.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported that DeLaittre was from Three Forks, where his parents and two sisters live.
Seven other Montana Highway Patrol officers have died in the line of duty, two by shooting, according to the Association of Montana Troopers.
Oh God. There is nothing worse than a cop lost in the line of duty. I've only had to deal with the death of two officers in one shooting and I pray to God I never have to autopsy another for the rest of my life. So fucking sad.
There should be a special prosecution of those who do harm to police officers. I'm pretty fearless but there is no way I could muster the nerve to do what cops do.
The criminals are only hurting themselves when they kill a cop. I can't see why they don't understand they are hurting the very ones that are protecting their (the perps) families.
I believe some sort of awareness should be taught in schools. I was taught as a child to have respect for police officers and never to be afraid to find one if you needed help. Maybe teaching that to little kids would help..but maybe not.
I worked in a trauma unit for a few years and made some good cop friends. I also saw what is going on out there and it could quite possibly be beyond saving.
young deputy murdered on duty last night.
waiting for name of officer and a photo.
December 9, 2010
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Investigators still are not sure at this point if there is a second suspect involved in the fatal shooting of an Orange County deputy.
The 27-year-old deputy was killed about 8:30pm Wednesday night in the area of Holden Avenue and Orange Blossom Trail. He was shot in the head moments after pulling over a truck.
The incident all started with a traffic stop. The deputy’s cruiser still sits where it was parked, but it is now surrounded by small cones used as evidence markers.
The shooting happened on a dark street behind an Orange Blossom Trail strip mall, where rescuers responded to calls from residents that an officer was down.
“We started to get units on scene and we discovered that we did have one of our officers down. He was critically injured and transported to the hospital,” said Capt. Angelo Nieves with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
But there was nothing doctors could do to save the young officer who had been on the force for just four years.
he was married to another deputy.
accomplice may be at large.
Deputies located a suspect's pickup at a nearby apartment complex after the shooting and found a man dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a wooded area. The man was identified as 29-year-old Brandon Lyals.