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Crimes Against Police Officers

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by walkie-talkie, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Officer Cooper continues to respond to doctors, gives thumbs up, police chief says

    he bullet hit officer Matt Cooper, 34, right between the eyes, and the blood traveled to his carotid artery, and then clotted. A police spokesperson said the trajectory of the bullet likely saved Cooper's life.

    [​IMG]© 2018 Cox Media Group.

    A local vascular surgeon with specific interest in the carotid artery told Channel 2 Action News it's encouraging Cooper is stabilized.

    "We don’t generally go after bullets just to prevent any other problem," said Dr. Patrick Battey, CEO of Piedmont Atlanta.

    Battey said that's why he believes Cooper's doctors weren't in a rush to remove the bullet lodged into his artery.

    Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton told Diamant, Cooper has been responding to doctors and gave them a thumbs up.

    On Tuesday, we learned he mouthed "I love you" to his wife.
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  2. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    An update on Officer Kevin Valencia:

    Wife of wounded Orlando Officer Kevin Valencia: 'I don’t know when he’s going to be home'

    Kevin Valencia suffered a gunshot wound to the head June 10 while responding to a domestic violence incident at Westbrook Apartments in west Orlando.

    He remains in a coma at Shepherd’s Center in Atlanta.

    Meghan Valencia said her husband has undergone weekly surgeries recently. A piece of his skull that doctors removed at his initial hospital visit has been reattached, she said.

    “They are very hopeful that this will help him emerge from that coma,” she said. “Once he emerges, it’s a whole different ball game.”

    Read more: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-kevin-valencia-wife-update-20180907-story.html
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  3. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Man charged with shooting Phoenix police officer during traffic stop
    Bree Burkitt, Arizona Republic Published 2:05 p.m. MT Sept. 7, 2018 | Updated 2:21 p.m. MT Sept. 7, 2018

    The 41-year-old man accused of shooting and critically wounding a Phoenix police officer during a traffic stop in August has been charged with murder.

    According to court documents, Brett Aaron Knudsen told police he shot officer Adrian Cruz, 27, "during a moment of insanity."

    Knudsen is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault and three counts of endangerment in connection with the Aug. 16 shooting.

    Knudsen is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing Tuesday. He's being held in the Maricopa County Jail on a $500,000 cash-only bail.

    Read more: https://www.azcentral.com/story/new...d-shooting-phoenix-police-officer/1225172002/
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  4. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    August 24th
    Suspected cop killer will face death penalty, DA's office says
    By Bradford Betz

    A man charged with fatally shooting a San Francisco Bay Area police officer in July 2015 is facing the death penalty.

    The decision was disclosed at a public hearing Thursday in the case of Mark Estrada, 24, but was made around the end of Estrada’s preliminary hearing in May 2017, the Bay Area's FOX 2 reported.

    Estrada is accused of killing Hayward Police Sgt. Scott Lunger, 48, during a routine traffic stop July 22, 2015, in Hayward.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/2...-will-face-death-penalty-das-office-says.html

    There's a post on Sgt. Lunger in the Officer Down forum.
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  5. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Dashcam video shows moment illegal immigrant suspect opens fire on Arkansas police officer

    Newly released dashcam video shows the moments a police officer in Arkansas stared down the barrel of a gun during an intense shootout with an illegal immigrant suspect over the weekend.

    The Washington County Sheriff's Office said in a news release the incident happened Sunday, after County Corporal Brett Thompson tried to initiate a traffic stop around 12:43 p.m. in Tontitown, located just outside Fayetteville.

    The driver, 29-year-old Luis Cobos-Cenobio, didn't stop and the officer reportedly initiated a brief chase. After eventually pulling over, Cobos-Cenobio got out of his vehicle and began shooting




    Arkansas State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting after a multi-agency pursuit through Washington County, according to the sheriff's Office.
    The suspect was identified as Luis Cobos-Cenobio, 29. Officials said Cobos-Cenobio had a gunshot wound to his left arm/shoulder.
    The Washington County Sheriff's Office said that was treated at Northwest Medical Center and has been released into law enforcement custody.
    Cobos-Cenobio is being held on a $500,000 bond in the Washington County jail. He's facing four counts of Attempted Capital Murder, as well as Felony Terroristic Act, Fleeing, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charges. The sheriff's office says there is also a federal hold on Cobos-Cenobio because they believe he is an unauthorized immigrant.
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  6. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    ‘Slow, steady progress’ reported for injured Covington officer
    Sept 27, 2018
    • Injured police officer Matt Cooper is making “slow but steady progress” in his rehabilitation at Shepherd Center, officials said.

    Cooper, 34, of Covington, was moved to the center’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program earlier this month from Grady Memorial Hospital. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the line of duty Sept. 3.

    “He is participating in physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy daily,” according to a post on the Covington police Facebook page.
    His treatment team does not know how long he will be at Shepherd Center.

    Cooper, married and a father of two, was shot pursuing a shoplifting suspect from a Walmart on Industrial Boulevard. He was hit between his eyes, and the bullet traveled down to his carotid artery, clotting his blood and saving his life,

    “The family continues to be very appreciative for the outpouring of support from family, friends and the community,” according to the Facebook post, “but has requested privacy at this time.”

  7. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    BOYFRIEND of Louisiana rookie cop who was shot on her way to work is arrested for her murder along with two accomplices
    • Officer Chateri Payne, 22, was shot four times on January 9 in Shreveport
    • Shreveport Police announced Tuesday they arrested three people in connection to her death: Treveon Anderson, 26; Glenn Fierson, 38; and Lawrence Pierre, 22
    • One of the suspects said they are all cousins
    • Treveon is her boyfriend and the two have a two-year-old daughter
    • According to social media posts they were engaged to be married
    • Cops say he shot her then called police and concocted a false story of her death saying she was shot by a stranger
    • The three suspects will be charged with second degree homicide in her killing
    The boyfriend of a slain Louisiana cop and two alleged accomplices have been arrested for her vicious murder after she was fatally shot leaving home for work.

    Officer Chateri Payne, 22, had just graduated from the police academy two months ago and was outside a Shreveport home in uniform on January 9 when she was fatally shot.

    She was heading to work on the night shift when a hail of bullets was fired her way and she was shot four times, including once in the head.

    Shreveport Police announced Monday evening they arrested three people in connection to her slaying - her boyfriend and the father of her child Treveon Anderson, 26; Glenn Fierson, 38; and Lawrence Pierre, 22.

    Shreveport Police Officer Chateri Payne, 22, was shot four times on January 9 in Shreveport.
    On Monday cops announced they made three arrests in her bloody murder

    They will be charged with second degree homicide in her death.

    In Anderson's booking description it says: 'offender was involved in a shooting where he admitted to the role he played, arrested for second degree murder.'

    They were sentenced to second degree murder instead of first as the shooting death was intentional with malice aforethought but not seemingly not premeditated.

    Police have not released a motive in her death. Suspect Pierre said that he was present at the time of the shooting and told police all he, Anderson and Fierson are cousins.

    Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond revealed during a press conference on Wednesday afternoon that Treveon Anderson was the boyfriend of Officer Payne and they shared a two-year-old girl together.

    He called 911 to report her injuries and was questioned by police afterwards.

    He claimed to have been inside the home with the child when gunfire rang out and he exited the home and shot 'at a person wearing all white clothing who he believed to be the suspect'.

    But after investigators and detectives collected evidence from the scene, it pointed to Anderson as the killer.

    'We believe Anderson shot and killed her and concocted the false narrative of her being murdered by an unknown suspect. Two other men have been charged in connection with the murder as well,' Chief Raymond said.

    'We are still mourning the heinous murder of Office Payne but thanks to these men and women we can have some peace in taking three evil cowards off the streets so they cannot harm anyone else,' he added.

    Pierre told police after his arrest that he was present for the shooting and Anderson was the gunman, according to The Shreveport Times.

    It's also not immediately clear why Anderson pulled the trigger on his girlfriend.

    Posts on Payne and Anderson's social media accounts mention that they were engaged to be married.

    The weapon, a .40 caliber handgun, used in the killing was also found by police.

    Payne was shot around 8.20pm on Wednesday and was rushed to the hospital where she later succumbed to her wounds about two hours later.

    Police haven't confirmed whether the Caddo Heights home she was hurt in front of was hers.

    A total of 54 first responder units were said to have rushed to the scene to try and assist.

    Payne graduated from the police academy on November 16. She leaves behind a young daughter according to KSLA.

    Funeral services will be held for the slain officer this weekend. The investigation is ongoing.

    The Shreveport Police Officers Association page paid tribute Payne after her death, calling her 'one of their own'.

    'The Shreveport Police Officers Association would like to thank the Citizens of Shreveport for their prayers and their genuine sympathy shown to us at this critical time,' a statement on Facebook read.

    'We have lost one of our own. She was young, and she was beautiful.

    'She was proving herself to be a capable professional, dedicated to serving the Citizens of Shreveport.'

    see more ........... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...ted-death-Louisiana-officer-leaving-work.html
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  8. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Mobile Police Officer shot and killed in West Mobile

    MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A Mobile Police officer was killed while trying to arrest a suspect in West Mobile Sunday afternoon.

    Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste said Officer Sean Tuder was shot at the Peach Place Inn on Leroy Stevens Road around 3 p.m.

    Chief Battiste said Tuder was with a group of officers attempting to arrest Marco Perez. Battiste said he did not know if Perez fired the shot that killed Officer Tuder, but Perez has been taken into custody.

    Marco Perez, 19, had been wanted by Mobile Police and federal authorities on several charges. Earlier this week, police accused Perez of faking his own kidnapping to avoid being taken to jail.

    His mother, Tiffany Perez, was arrested Thursday night after police said she helped her son fake the kidnapping in so he could evade police. She's charged with filing a false report.

    Officer Tuder joined the Mobile Police Department in March of 2016 and was named Officer of the Month in August of 2017.

    Tuder's death comes less than a year after the shooting death of MPD Officer Justin Billa. Officer Billa was killed on February 20, 2018. Exactly 11 months before Tuder was killed in West Mobile.

    video at link ......... https://www.fox10tv.com/news/mobile...cle_778b9822-1cfe-11e9-b0be-f76db4e80b5f.html

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  9. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    This needs to stop!
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  10. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

  11. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod


    Two Henry County police officers are recovering after investigators said they were shot by a gunman who then barricaded himself inside a home in unincorporated Stockbridge.

    A 15-hour standoff ended around 3:30 a.m. Friday morning after police said they found the gunman, a pregnant woman and her 16-year-old son dead inside the home.

    [LIVE UPDATES: 2 police officers shot in Henry County; Teen held hostage]

    Police said a woman called them out to the home in the Eagle Ridge subdivision shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday for a trouble unknown call.

    View image on Twitter

    Matt Johnson


    Hostage situation continues in Henry County. 2 police officers injured are expected to recover. Police continue to wait for the gunman barricaded in a home to release the 16 year old hostage who is believed to be relative.


    5:59 PM - Apr 4, 2019

    More at: https://www.wsbradio.com/news/local...hooting-swat-standoff/vR935g5WxPXUkiS77Ub9vO/
  12. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod



    Two Henry County police officers are recovering at the hospital after investigators said they were shot by a gunman who then barricaded himself inside a home in unincorporated Stockbridge.

    A 17-hour incident ended early Friday morning after police said they found the gunman, a pregnant woman and her 16-year-old son dead inside the home.

    Police said the gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


    Police later identified him as Anthony Bailey.

    Amerman said Friday that when officers attempted to go inside the home again Thursday night, the suspect fired multiple shots at them.

    When police finally were able to enter the home around 3:30 a.m. Friday, they found all three people in the home dead.
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  13. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    I cannot find our officer down - tribute to LE
    Two Veteran Police Officers Die by Suicide in 24 Hours, Stunning Department

    The suicides of a veteran chief and a homicide detective prompted the police commissioner to urge officers to seek help if they feel despondent. One was a veteran deputy chief found dead in his police vehicle in the neighborhood where he worked. The other was a longtime homicide detective, discovered lifeless hours later in the dark marshlands of southern Brooklyn.

    The two men, who died Wednesday and Thursday, had a combined experience of almost 80 years and had seen other officers take their lives before finally taking the same route.

    On Wednesday, the body of Deputy Chief Steven J. Silks, 62, was found shortly before sunset near Forest Hills Stadium and the precinct station house where he worked. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the police said.

    Stunned by the death of the popular chief, the department found itself the next day scrambling to find a missing detective, Joseph Calabrese, 58, after his empty vehicle was found beside the Belt Parkway near a beach. A massive search was launched by air and sea — with helicopters, divers and about 100 officers — before the detective’s body was found Thursday afternoon near Plumb Beach.

    Startling back-to-back suicides prompted senior police officials to make direct pleas to troubled officers on the 36,000-member force to seek help.

    “To the cops here today, I need you to know, help is available to you,” said the police commissioner, James P. O’Neill, in a news conference on Thursday. “Help is here, you are never alone.”

    The suicides brought to the fore a longstanding problem for New York City police and officers all over the country. The hardships of police work and the proximity of a deadly weapon can often bring about a tragic result — almost every other day in the United States last year, with 159 deaths.


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  14. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill on Thursday offered a touching tribute to Deputy Chief Steven Silks — who fatally shot himself just weeks before his scheduled mandatory retirement — as he urged cops not to shy away from seeking help when they need it.
    O’Neill recalled the 62-year-old deputy chief of Patrol Borough Queens North as a dedicated officer of nearly 39 years who always put others first.

    “Steve truly was one of the most capable and most dependable cops this job has ever seen,” the top cop said at a safety briefing.

    “His entire career — much of his adult life in fact — was devoted to New York City, to its police officers and to fighting crime and to protecting all the people we serve. He wanted to make our great city a better place for all. And he certainly did exactly that every day.”

    Outside of the job, Silks was also “an avid outdoorsman, marathoner, mountain climber and most importantly he was a friend,” O’Neill said.

    He urged others in need of support to seek help.

    “The cops here today, I need you to know help is available to you. Help is here, you are never alone. What seems unbearable today, will be more manageable tomorrow. The first step toward a solution is speaking to someone,” O’Neill said.

    Silks was found shot in a parking lot just blocks from his office at the 112th Precinct Station house at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to law enforcement sources.

    He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he died.

    Silks had just handed in his paperwork at an NYPD union office on Tuesday, sources said. His last day was scheduled to be July 9, and the NYPD’s mandatory retirement age is 63.

    Chief of Department Terence Monahan also tweeted a heartfelt tribute to Silks Thursday, calling him “a friend & a great cop dedicated to service for 38 years.”

    In a video message accompanying the tweet, Monahan also advised other cops to reach out if they are struggling.

    “Trust me when I say, getting some help will not prevent you from having a successful career,” he said. “Actually, getting help will lessen the burden you may be carrying. You are never alone.”

    In a late Wednesday tweet, Assistant Chief Martin Morales, commanding officer of Queens North, called his colleague “one-of-a-kind, [a] well-accomplished individual & an amazing storyteller.”

    “Steve will be missed by so many throughout the NYPD & NYC,” he wrote.

    Meanwhile, Mayor Bill de Blasio also tweeted, calling Silks “the backbone of @NYPDQueensNorth and devoted to his calling.”

    “Please join me in keeping his family, loved ones and the entire NYPD in your prayers today,” he wrote in a morning tweet.
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  15. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    Chief Silks was just weeks shy of his 63rd birthday – which was the day he would have also faced mandatory retirement from the NYPD, the New York Daily News reported.

    “His family lives out of state. He’s not married,” one of his fellow officers said. “He absolutely lived for the NYPD… He was aged out. He’s the kind of guy who would have served until he died of natural causes.”

    Chief Silks, a 39-year veteran-of-the-force, submitted his mandatory retirement papers at the NYPD pension office on Tuesday.

    His 39-year career was scheduled to come to a close on July 9, according to the New York Post.

    On Wednesday, he drove his unmarked patrol vehicle to a quiet section of Burns Street near the 112th Precinct station where he worked, and shot himself in the head, the New York Daily News reported.

    A security guard for a nearby tennis club found Chief Silks inside the vehicle with a gun beside him at approximately 6:45 p.m.

    He was not in uniform, and responding officers did not immediately recognize the high-ranking NYPD officer.

    Chief Silks was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    “I am speechless," Captains Endowment Association President Roy Richter told the New York Daily News. “Steve was an incredibly dedicated and great guy. He was great at what he does. This is a terrible loss.”

    He was heavily involved with both department and community events, Richter said.

    “He was part of the fabric of just about every major police event over the last couple of decades,” he explained.

    Chief Silks was also an avid outdoorsman.

    “He ran a 3:09 New York Marathon at one point in his life and reached the summit of Mount Everest,” Richter told the New York Daily News. “He coordinated the U.S. Open on a regular basis.”

    During his nearly four decades of service with the NYPD, Chief Silks spent several years as the department’s firing range commander and commanded two Bronx precincts.

    He was also second-in-command at the police academy, Patrol Borough Queens South, the Patrol Services Bureau, and Patrol Borough Brooklyn North at various points throughout his career.

    “He’s a reliable guy, he’s very friendly. He was a good friend,” Richter said. “How do you describe a good friend? He was always someone you could rely on when you needed support.”

    Police sources said the longtime lawman had expressed sadness that his mandatory retirement was drawing near, according to the New York Daily News.

    “He loved what he did,” one of Chief Silks’ fellow officers told the New York Post. “He was admired and loved by everybody. It’s heartbreaking.”

    Detectives’ Endowment Association President Michael Palladino said that Chief Silks was “one of the nicest human beings I ever met."

    “He had such enthusiasm for the job and for life itself which makes this difficult to understand,” Palladino said.

    Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.
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  16. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

  17. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    St. George police released details Tuesday night about a missing person investigation of a man now suspected of shooting two people in Los Angeles County,including an off-duty sheriff’s deputy.

    Rhett McKenzie Nelson, 30, was arrested in a Long Beach, Calif. on Tuesday morning. He’s accused of walking into a fast-food restaurant and shooting an off-duty sheriff’s deputy in the back of the head.

    California investigators say Nelson called his family in Utah and confessed to shooting two people.

    Nelson’s family reported him missing on May 27, according to St. George Police Captain Mike Giles.

    Giles said the officer who took the missing person report was told that Nelson had taken a gun with him, but it’s not clear if the gun belonged to him or was stolen from the family’s home. Police anticipate releasing additional information on Wednesday about their investigation of the gun Nelson took with him.

    “The family expressed concerns that he was having mental health issues, but informed the officers that there wasn’t any diagnosis,” Giles said.

    Rhett McKenzie Nelson, 30, was arrested in a Long Beach, Calif. on Tuesday morning. He’s accused of walking into a fast-food restaurant and shooting an off-duty sheriff’s deputy in the back of the head. (Photo courtesy Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department / Facebook)

    Nelson’s family indicated he said he "wanted to make it on his own or die," according to St. George Police.

    In May, St. George Police entered a report into a national missing person database. On June 5, Nelson’s family called St. George police back to tell them he had contacted them and was in southern California.

    The missing person report was removed and police closed their investigation because no threats had been made and it did not appear Nelson was in danger, Giles said.

    Rhett McKenzie Nelson, 30, was arrested in a Long Beach, Calif. on Tuesday morning. He’s accused of walking into a fast-food restaurant and shooting an off-duty sheriff’s deputy in the back of the head. (Photo courtesy Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department / Facebook)

    The deputy who was shot is identified as Joe Solano, a 13-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

    Nelson has prior convictions in Utah for drug-related charges between 2011 and 2014.


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  18. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    WOW!!! Thank you for sharing.
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  19. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    It seems that he's the only one who truly cares for them. He saved their assess the last time, and now he's trying to do it again.
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  20. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    New York City police say a 29-year-old officer died Friday in the department's third suspected suicide in less than two weeks.

    Police say he shot himself in the head around 3:45 p.m. on a Staten Island street near the 121st Precinct to which the officer was assigned. His identity had not been released as of late Friday.

    Last week, two longtime officers died in suspected suicides within 24 hours of each other. Deputy Chief Steven Silks was found dead in a police vehicle in Queens on June 5. Detective Joseph Calabrese was found the next day at a Brooklyn beach. Police say both died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the head.

    In the wake of the deaths, Commissioner James O'Neill sent a note reminding the more than 36,000 officers and 19,000 civilians in the NYPD that help is available if they're feeling depressed, hopeless or otherwise contemplating self-harm.

    "This is about keeping our family healthy — and about saving lives," O'Neill wrote. "Your jobs require that you spend so much of your work day helping people in crisis. But, before you can take care of others, it's imperative that you first take care of yourselves."

    After Friday's suspected suicide, O'Neill and Chief of Department Terence Monahan retweeted a message from the NYPD's Talk to Me program encouraging officers in crisis to text a special help line.

    The New York City officers' suicides come amid a rising nationwide trend: More than 47,000 U.S. suicides were reported in 2017, or 14 per 100,000 — the highest rate in at least half a century.

    Among police, at least 159 officers died by suicide in 2018, according to Blue H.E.L.P., a Massachusetts-based organization devoted to preventing police suicides.

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