Posted on 20 May 2013
05/15/13 – Fort Knox, Kentucky – A Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL was killed Wednesday and five other sailors were injured during a training exercise. (Virginian-Pilot 05/17/13)
05/14 & 16 – AFGHANISTAN – This has been a horrific week for U.S. casualties, culminating in a suicide bombing in Kabul on Thursday that killed six Americans and at least nine other people. Casualties include the deaths of four U.S. soldiers killed by a roadside bomb near Kandahar on Tuesday. (Google Alerts & The Atlantic)
This news has brought much pain that will need ongoing healing. Read the full story
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 06 May 2013
O4/27/13 – KERRVILLE, TX – One Pasadena police officer was killed and another was severely injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler late Friday on I-10. They had stopped to aid a stranded motorist. (KHOU.com, Houston, TX)
05/02/13 – NEW CASTLE, PA – Officer William “Jerry” McCarthy IV, 60, was killed Thursday when a pursuit ended in a violent crash with the suspect. He was pursuing a woman who was driving with a suspended license when she crashed into his cruiser. Another officer was injured and hospitalized in fair condition. (PoliceOne Staff and WTAE) 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 22 April 2013
04/12/13 – Brookfield Police Department, WI – Police Officer Donald Bishop suffered a fatal heart attack while responding to a burglary call. (NLEOMF)
04/14/13 – Opelousas Police Department, LA – Assistant Warden Peggy Sylvester was killed in a single-vehicle crash. (NLEOMF)
04/15/13 – NEW YORK – A New York City police officer shot her boyfriend, turned the gun on her 1-year-old son and then shot herself in an apparent double murder-suicide at her home Monday morning. (PoliceOne.com) 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