Sergeant David Gibbs was killed in a vehicle collision after losing control of his vehicle on a rain soaked curve. Sergeant Gibbs is the fourth law enforcement fatality from Commonwealth of Kentucky in 2015. Read More
Detective Brent Hanger suffered a fatal heart attack while hiking into a remote area of Chinook Pass, near Yakima, to investigate reports of a marijuana grow operation.
He began to suffer chest pains and shortness of breath. Other detectives who were with him immediately called for assistance and started CPR after he collapsed, but were unable to revive him.
Detective Hanger had served with the Washington State Patrol for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and six children. Read More
As the former head of the Hayward police SWAT team, Sgt. Scott Lunger knew about danger and crisis. He knew that no routine traffic stop is ever routine.
“He knew the danger. He knew it was part of the job. It didn’t stop him from doing the work he loved,” said his aunt, Ginni Lunger of Pleasanton. “He loved being an officer and he excelled at it.”
She and other relatives gathered Wednesday to mourn, hours after Scott Lunger, 48, a Brentwood resident and father of two grown daughters, was fatally shot after pulling over the erratic driver of a white pickup truck on a quiet street corner southwest of downtown Hayward. Read More
Sergeant Scott Lunger was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop near the intersection of Myrtle Street and Lyon Street at approximately 3:15 am.
He stopped the vehicle for driving erratically. As he approached the vehicle an occupant opened fire, fatally wounding him. Another officer on scene of the stop returned fire as the vehicle fled. The vehicle was found abandoned a short time later. The subject was located and taken into custody suffering from gunshot wounds. Read More
There have been 85 line of duty deaths on this day in history. Read about the fallen heroes whose watch ended here: Read More
I’m sad to say it was one of the first things I noticed about Sacramento.
The homeless people.
The men in grungy clothing sleeping off a buzz at Cesar Chavez Park Plaza. The women with obvious mental health issues shouting at no one in particular from the steps of the Sacramento Public Library. The people pushing creaky carts full of what looks like junk, but are probably their life’s possessions. Read More
A panel led by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will release a report Wednesday urging Californians to take a cautious approach to legalizing recreational marijuana, suggesting a highly regulated market that protects children, provides flexibility for local governments and guards against fomenting the next “Big Tobacco.” Read More
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Police Officers Association announced today that it is supporting an effort to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Paradise Hills after an officer fatally shot 37 years ago. Read More
A U.S. Senate hearing Tuesday highlighted growing frustration by lawmakers of both parties with some local governments’ refusal to fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities, as senators heard from the widow of a Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver, who prosecutors say was murdered by an undocumented immigrant. Read More
Police Officer Vernell Brown died after being struck by a vehicle five days earlier while investigating a car fire. Officer Brown is the sixth law enforcement fatality from the State of Louisiana in 2015. Read More
Sixty three law enforcement officers died in the line of duty during the first six months of 2015, a small increase from the 62 fatalities during the same period of 2014, preliminary data indicate. Read More
K9 Zane died as the result of heat exhaustion after being accidentally left in his handler’s patrol car in Rockland County. Read More
Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos makes no apologies for signing the ordinance in 1989 that established his city as a sanctuary. “We had refugees seeking asylum from right-wing death […] Read More
Police officers responded to a call about a medical situation when they were “ambushed by an armed assailant with a shotgun” Two people are dead and three people, including two police officers, are injured after a shootout in suburban River Forest Sunday morning. NBC 5’s Katie Kim reports. (Published Sunday, Jul 12, 2015)
Updated at 5:31 AM CDT on Monday, Jul 13, 2015 Read More
Former U.S. Rep. Mario Biaggi, the New York City police legend who founded the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) in 1984, died at his Bronx home yesterday at the age of 97. Read More
Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a cop. My best friend’s dad, Gerry Hurley, was a big strong Boston Cop, and I wanted to be just like him. I finally got my wish in November of 1986 when I was accepted into the Boston Police Academy. Read More
“We are trying to get out and show we can have a relationship, gain trust,” Lee said. “I’m happy because there’s been so much negativity not in Hickory but nationally it bleeds down to smaller departments like us.” Read More
A homeless man has been reunited with almost $10,000 in cash that he forgot on a bus bench in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Read More
May was a somber month for those in law enforcement. It served as a reminder of how fleeting life can be and opened emotional wounds of grief regarding the fallen lives of friends, colleagues, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers. Read More