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*IN THE LINE OF DUTY* OFFICER DOWN
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Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech police confirmed Tuesday that the officer who was shot and killed by a student Monday night was Officer Floyd East Jr. RIP. The announcement was made at a news conference by Texas Tech Police Chief Kyle Bonath.

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“It is with a heavy heart we identify the officer fatally shot last night as Texas Tech police officer ^ Floyd East, Jr.,” Bonath said. Officer East was married with two children.

East, 48, had worked at the university for nearly three years, first as a security guard in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, Texas, Bonath said. He was later hired as a Texas Tech police officer on May 1 in Lubbock, Texas.

Police said he was married with two children.

East was killed Monday after police received information about a student who was “acting erratically” and reportedly had a weapon.

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10-11-2017 12:39 PM
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The family of the confessed killer, ^ Hollis Daniels, called police to report that he was acting erratically and had threatened to kill himself. Daniels' father was a City Councilman until his term expired.

Police went to the dorm room to do a welfare check, where they said they found drugs and drug paraphernalia in the student’s room.

Daniels, 19, was arrested and brought to the campus police station for questioning.

“During this time, the suspect pulled a gun and mortally shot an officer. The suspect fled on foot and later apprehended by TTPD near the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum.”

Daniels was reportedly not handcuffed at the time of the shooting and stole the officer’s body camera before fleeing the scene, according to Officer East’s memorial page.

It's not known publicly whether Daniels used Officer East's gun against him or if Daniels had his own.

Daniels was charged with capital murder of a peace officer.

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/10/tex...ficer.html





10-11-2017 12:47 PM
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New Orleans, LA

RIP Officer Marcus McNeil.

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Officer McNeil was on the force for 4 years and leaves behind a wife and two young children.

29-year-old McNeil and three of his colleagues were on some sort of patrol when they encountered a man who shot at them near the intersection of Tara Lane and Lake Forest Boulevard.

McNeil was struck several times and taken to University Medical Center, where he died. At least one officer shot the suspect, who hid in a nearby apartment before surrendering and being taken to the hospital himself.

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The suspect, 30-year-old Darren Bridges ^, has a lengthy criminal record including serving 6 12 years for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2017..._upda.html





10-13-2017 06:05 PM
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Girard, Ohio

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A Trumbull County police department is mourning the loss of one of their own. ^ Officer Justin Leo, 31, was shot and killed late Saturday night. According to Girard's mayor, this is the first police line-of-duty death in the city's history.

"It's personally the saddest day of my life," said Girard Mayor James Melfi. "I've known the officer since he was in the first grade."

Officer Leo, a five-year veteran of the department, was killed by a yet-to-be identified gunman after he and a partner responded to a domestic situation on Indiana Avenue at 10 p.m. Saturday. A 911 call released Sunday said the gunman had "several firearms" and had been "drinking all day."

According to the mayor, Officer Leo's partner shot and killed the gunman. An unidentified witness watching from across the street explained the moments before gunshots echoed through his neighborhood.

"We watched both officers approach the house, knock on the door. Looks like they engaged in conservation a few minutes then out of nowhere shots rang out," said the witness. "You never expect to see cops, at least around here, get shot."

Mayor Melfi described Officer Leo as a well-respected member of the department, who always worked to make a difference in the community by keeping it safe.

"We woke up a different community," said Melfi. "We woke up shaken like we never shook before. I don't know how and when we get back but we have to do that in honor of Officer Leo."

Police say the gunman's identity will be released pending notification of next of kin. The shooting is currently under investigation by the Ohio Attorney General's Office and Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

RIP Officer Leo.

http://fox8.com/2017/10/22/we-woke-up-a-...ustin-leo/





10-22-2017 09:30 PM
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Baltimore, Maryland

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^ Det. Sean Suiter, an 18-year veteran of the force, died just after noon on Thursday at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Rest in Peace.

Suiter leaves behind a wife and two children. The detective spent the last two years working in the Baltimore PD's homicide unit. Before that, he investigated non-fatal shootings in the city.

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday that Suiter 'was just doing his job on behalf of this city' when he was shot. 'And that’s what he’s been doing for

Rick Willard, a former co-worker on the force, described Suiter as a 'good cop' who 'was smart and smiled a lot'. 'Everyone that worked with him loved him. Even when you were down he would smile what his mischievous smile and make everyone happy and feel at ease.'

He was shot Wednesday afternoon, at around 4:30pm, after approaching a suspicious man in the Harlem Park neighborhood.

Police continue to search for the man responsible for killing one of their own. Not many details available; I hope the PD has a line on the suspect.

More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...z4ydOFDufA





11-16-2017 06:01 PM
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Baltimore is such a hell hole, and it's just getting worse.





11-16-2017 11:53 PM
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(11-16-2017 11:53 PM)Jimbone Wrote:  Baltimore is such a hell hole, and it's just getting worse.

I've only been there twice and enjoyed it. But, I get what you're saying. The murder rate in Baltimore has risen over the last couple of years and is way too high.

MURDER RATE PER 100,000 (2016)


1 St. Louis 59.3

2 Baltimore 51.2

3 New Orleans 44.5

4 Detroit 44.9

5 Kansas City, MO 26.4

6 Memphis, TN 31.9

7 Cleveland 35.0

8 Chicago 27.9

9 Cincinnati 20.8

10 Philadelphia 17.7


Violent crime and murder nationwide is still lower than it was in the 90s, but it's up for two years running (for police and general population). http://bismarcktribune.com/news/national...8e.html#31

The disturbing increase in mass murders and fatalities per incident could put some new cities on the top 10 list for 2017.





11-17-2017 12:43 AM
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Such a shame. I went to school near and then lived in Baltimore for a few years. Loved my time there, but even back then (close to 30 years now), it wasn't that safe of a place. Just a little beyond the Inner Harbor/Fells Point area is very dangerous ground. Now it seems like even the well policed zones are getting picked off.

The city has been mismanaged for decades, like so many of the others high on that list you posted.





11-17-2017 01:45 PM
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I hope this isn't yet another case of an officer killing himself and making it look like a homicide. We've covered a few of those in this thread. I'm not assuming it is, but the details being released reflect a strange set of circumstances.

The search for a suspect in the killing of Baltimore Police Detective Sean Suiter continued Friday, with the reward increasing to nearly $215,000 and investigators struggling to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Tactical operations were expected to continue through the weekend in the area of West Baltimore where the officer was shot about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said. Police said they were pursuing leads but have not determined the identity of the suspect. They were still working to clarify even the sequence of events that led to Suiter’s shooting.

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis confirmed that “more than one” shot was fired from Suiter’s service weapon, which was recovered from the scene. Police have not ruled out the possibility that the veteran officer was killed with his own gun. “We’re not ruling anything out,” Davis said.

Police have said Suiter, 43, was conducting follow-up investigation on a triple homicide in the 900 block of Bennett Place when he saw someone acting suspiciously in a vacant lot and approached. The detective, a married father of five, was shot once in the head. He was pronounced dead Thursday.

Police confirmed that in the frantic aftermath of the shooting, Suiter was put into a police car to be driven to Maryland Shock Trauma Center as quickly as possible. The vehicle collided with another police car while en route, and Suiter was then loaded into an ambulance and admitted to the hospital.


http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/marylan...story.html





11-18-2017 02:35 PM
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New Kensington, Pennsylvania

Another officer was shot and killed and the killer is on the loose.

Unlike the Baltimore officer killing, police in New Kensington have a possible clue as to the identity of the suspect. They've located a vehicle which they believe was involved in the crime.

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The shooting happened around 8 p.m. ET Friday in New Kensington, about 18 miles from Pittsburgh. Officer Brian Shaw was shot after a traffic stop led to him pursuing someone on foot, according to authorities.

The 25-year-old officer had been with the New Kensington Police Department for less than a year. Rest in Peace.

"I can tell you standing there listening to the officers share stories about how he was vibrant, how he brought smiles and entertainment and wit and humor into their lives, he was obviously a very special person just by listening to how they talked about him," Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Steven Limani said at a press conference Saturday.

Limani would not discuss other details of the case, including the reason for the traffic stop, saying it could compromise the ongoing investigation. Police have not yet released a description of the suspect they are searching for.

The discovery of the vehicle came after an announcement that the reward offered for information leading to an arrest of the gunman rose to $40,000 on Saturday, as an intense manhunt continued. Police found an unoccupied Jeep Grand Cherokee not far from the scene that was wanted in connection with the shooting.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/gunman-sought-p...d=51242826





11-18-2017 09:03 PM
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NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. -- Suspect Identified / Manhunt Underway

Police say they arrested the driver of an SUV that fled a traffic stop, leaving behind a passenger who fatally shot a rookie police officer in suburban Pittsburgh.

Police on Sunday arrested Tavon Jamere Harper, who they say fled the traffic stop after the passenger bolted from the SUV. Harper faces drug and fleeing charges.

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Pennsylvania State Police are searching for 29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt, pictured above. He's the passenger accused of killing Officer Brian Shaw during the traffic stop Friday night.

New Kensington Police Chief Jim Klein had a pointed message for the man they believe gunned down their brother in blue: "We will find you. We will arrest you. And we will prosecute you so you will be held accountable for what has occurred."

Holt has a criminal record reportedly dating back to 2007, which includes firearm and drug charges.

Officers from different towns are pitching in on the manhunt so the town's police department can grieve Shaw's death.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/driver-arre...-shooting/





11-20-2017 02:17 PM
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Good news -- ^ Holt was captured and arrested early this morning.

The FBI, Marshals, Allegheny County Police and the Pittsburgh SWAT team surrounded a home in the 5000 block of Ladora Way. They had been following Holt throughout the night as he moved from Duquesne to Homewood and eventually to the home in Hazelwood.

Three people were arrested for hindering Holt's apprehension, including his mother. Four other people were arrested on outstanding warrants.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rahmael-hol...ities-say/





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