Posted on 12 May 2013
05/04/13 – AFGHANISTAN – WAR DEAD – (Google Search)
Fatalities In hostile actions: 1,731
In non-hostile actions: 461
Tallies may be incomplete because of lags in reporting.
05/06/13 – AFGHANISTAN – The weekend deaths of seven U.S. soldiers and a member of the NATO-led coalition made the casualty toll one of the highest of the year in the war in Afghanistan.(Google Search) Read the full story
Posted on 29 April 2013
04/20/13 – SHERMAN, Texas – A North Texas officer, Grayson County Sheriff’s deputy Chad Christian Key, was killed Saturday night when a repeat drunk driver hit him as he directed traffic. (NLEOMF and PoliceOne)
04/21/13 – Washita County Sheriff’s Office, OK – Deputy Sheriff Douglas Leon Hanna was killed in an automobile crash. (NLEOMF)
04/21/13 – Boston, MA – A police officer shot and wounded while pursuing the marathon bombing suspects last week, VMI alumnus Richard ‘Dic’ Donohue, had to be resuscitated after his heart stopped and he lost his entire blood supply, but doctors and relatives said Sunday he was emerging from sedation and expected to recover. (Roanoke Times and L. A. Times) Read the full story
Posted on 14 April 2013
04/08/13 – ISTANBUL – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday railed against the “cowardly” terrorists responsible for the attack that killed five Americans in Afghanistan, including a “selfless, idealistic” young diplomat on a mission to donate books to students. Anne Smedinghoff, a 25-year-old diplomat originally from Illinois, and a civilian interpreter for the Defense Department, and others were among victims of the blast Saturday. Three U.S. soldiers were among those killed, according to the ISAF statement. Four other State Department employees were injured, with one in critical condition, Kerry said. The other fatality was not named.
(BOSTON HERALD & BLOOMBERG NEWS) Read the full story
Posted on 07 April 2013
03/29/13 – Alaska Trooper Tage Toll was among three killed when their helicopter crashed following a rescue mission. The pilot and the rescued man died also.
(PoliceOne.com 04/02/13 & The West Virginia Gazette)
03/29/13 – SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois State trooper, James Sauter, 28, was killed Thursday night in an on-duty traffic accident with a semi-truck. He was in his squad car when it was struck by a semi from behind, causing both vehicles to burst into flames. (PoliceOne.com) Read the full story
Posted on 31 March 2013
03/25/13 – Correctional Officer Gilbert Cortez was killed in a single-vehicle crash while en route to inspect an inmate-staffed firefighting outpost.
03/29/13 – A Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL was killed, and a second one was injured during a parachute training accident near Tucson, Ariz.
Celebrate!… The bad news in relation to Peace Keepers is much less in number today… That can be seen as good news… That is good news to me! It surely is much better than that long list last week. Read the full story
Posted on 25 March 2013
DIFFICULT WEEK FOR PEACE KEEPERS…
03/19/13 – 7 MARINES KILLED DURING TRAINING AT NEVADA ARMY DEPOT. ANOTHER DIED SHORTLY THEREAFTER.
This event involved a live fire training exercise using a 60mm mortar at Hawthorne Army Depot, Nevada.
03/21/13 – QUANTICO U.S.MARINE BASE – 3 DEAD
Apparently two were attacked and shot to death and the shooter took his own life. It occurred in the Officer Candidate Barracks where only staff members live. Read the full story
Posted on 18 March 2013
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
Good news for a change…
Video: Virginia Officer Defies Odds in Recovery
Alexandria officer stuns doctors with recovery progress
JULIE CAREY, NBC Washington | Friday, March 15, 2013
WASHINGTON (NBC Washington) – An Alexandria police officer shot in the head Feb. 27 is defying the odds with his recovery, doctors said Thursday.
In her 27 years in medicine, MedStar Washington Hospital Center Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Janis Orlowski has never seen anything quite like Officer Peter Laboy’s recovery so far. Read the full story
Posted on 11 March 2013
Dinwiddie, Virginia – March, 7, 2013 – Virginia State Police Master Trooper Junius A. Walker shot to death by the driver of a car the trooper stopped to check on the shoulder of Southbound I-85, south of Richmond. Trooper Walker was sitting in his patrol car. The perpetrator continued to shoot… and shoot… and shoot until another trooper arrived and started to shoot at the perp… Then the perp escaped into the woods but was captured within an hour by local sheriff’s deputies. (TROOPER WALKER WAS AMBUSHED) Read the full story
Posted on 04 March 2013
Reports this week:
Alexandria, Virginia police officer is in critical, but stable condition after a taxi cab driver shot him during a traffic stop… (AMBUSH)
Annandale, Virginia police officer seriously injured in head-on collision by driver going wrong way, driver killed…
Tennessee deputy sheriff receives minor injuries by fleeing driver who backs over him at a traffic stop before fleeing, fleeing driver arrested after chase across two counties… (AMBUSH) Read the full story
Posted on 25 February 2013
We live in a society in our country that is being very vocal on the two ends of the spectrum between liberal and conservative but not much is coming from the in-between folks. Some will fight to keep guns totally free of further restrictions than are already covered by existing laws. Some states are moving to gain more freedom for gun owners than already exists in their states… And some are clamoring for total elimination of private ownership of any guns. If guns were actually the problem I would not argue against elimination of them but like the effort at prohibition of alcoholic beverages was not achievable, the total elimination of guns will not be achievable either unless criminals and lawlessness are eliminated also. Read the full story