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    Sounds like it was an in-house whack...

    Baltimore officer killed day before scheduled testimony in cop corruption case
    Nov. 23, 2017 -- A Baltimore police officer who was fatally shot last week was scheduled to testify in front of federal grand jury against fellow officers the next day, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis confirmed Wednesday.
    This one appears to be an inside job with officers that did not want this guy to testify against them.

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    Granny says he's a liar - he wasn't doin' God's work by a long shot...

    Cop-Killer Claimed to be God
    Nov. 27, 2017 - Christopher Berak is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Overall on Thanksgiving.
    A Macomb Township man, who authorities say claimed to be God, is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of an Oakland County sheriff’s deputy on Thanksgiving Day. Magistrate Marie Soma entered a not-guilty plea Saturday on behalf of Christopher Berak, 22, during a video arraignment at 52-3 District Court in Rochester Hills. Berak, who was denied bond, is accused of leading police on a 22-mile chase that began in Lapeer County. Authorities say Berak intentionally steered his vehicle into Deputy Eric Overall, 50, causing Overall's death.


    Christopher Berak, left, and Deputy Eric Overall

    Overall, a 22-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, had gotten out of his car at the intersection of M-15 and Seymour Lake Road in Oakland County to place stop sticks on the road and end the chase. Overall’s death has been ruled a homicide by the Oakland County Medical Examiner. At Saturday's arraignment, Berak was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of murder of a peace officer. Both counts carry a penalty of life in prison without parole upon conviction.

    Berak, who works at a pizzeria and lives with his parents, has prior misdemeanor convictions, including possession of marijuana and attempted fleeing and eluding law enforcement, for which he’s currently on probation in the 41B District Court, said his lawyer, Stephen Rabaut. Berak’s probable cause conference has been scheduled at the District Court in Clarkston on Dec. 4, at 9 a.m. Funeral services for Deputy Overall will be held at Mt. Zion Church, 4900 Maybee Road in Clarkston at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s office. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

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    Texas Police Officer Working on Off Day Shot Multiple Times While Serving Warrant...

    Texas Police Officer Working on Off Day Fatally Shot While Serving Warrant
    December 5, 2017 = San Marcos Police Officer Kenneth Copeland was serving a warrant at the El Camino Real subdivision Monday afternoon when he was shot multiple times.
    A San Marcos police officer who was working on his day off was shot and killed Monday afternoon while serving a warrant on the shooting suspect, who was wounded and taken into custody after a standoff with authorities, city officials said. Officer Kenneth Copeland, a 58-year-old father of four and a husband who was previously in the U.S. Coast Guard, is the first San Marcos police officer to be killed in the line of duty, San Marcos Police Chief Chase Stapp said. Copeland was serving a warrant at the El Camino Real subdivision when he was shot multiple times, officials said. Police did not provide the exact street where the shooting happened. “We lost a hero today. … He knew we were short-handed and needed the help,” Stapp said. City Manager Bert Lumbreras said San Marcos officers are devastated by Copeland’s death. “I saw a lot of crying,” he said. “I saw people’s hearts ripped out.”


    Copeland and other officers went about 2:20 p.m. to a home in El Camino Real, near Old Bastrop Road and Guadalupe Street, to serve the warrant, Stapp said. The charge was for a violent crime, but Stapp did not provide the exact charge or the name of the shooting suspect. “Shortly after their arrival, it appears that this individual began firing at the officers,” Stapp said. “Officer Copeland was struck several times.” Another officer grabbed Copeland, got in a police vehicle and sped toward Central Texas Medical Center, where Copeland was pronounced dead at 3:50 p.m., Stapp said. Copeland was wearing what authorities described as a protective vest when he was shot, officials said. The bullets did not pierce his vest, but Stapp declined to share more information on Copeland’s wounds. The officers who remained on the scene and Hays County/San Marcos SWAT formed a perimeter around the home where the shooting happened and tried to get the suspect to come out, Stapp said.



    Officer Kenneth Copeland - San Marcos Police Department


    The suspect eventually came out and surrendered to officers, Stapp said. The man had gunshot wounds and was taken to an Austin hospital. It was unclear Monday whether he had been shot by police or had inflicted the injuries himself, Stapp said. Neighbor Tana Manners said she was stunned to learn that something like this had happened in the subdivision where she has lived for three years. “This is a wonderful, quiet neighborhood,” she said. San Marcos Mayor John Thomaides spoke alongside Stapp at a news conference Monday evening. “No city is prepared for this, and we’re all mourning together,” Thomaides said. “We’ll continue to mourn even as we all get back to the business of serving our citizens. The city of San Marcos is a family business, and Officer Copeland was a member of our family. My message to our city in this time of tremendous tragedy is that we need to come together now more than ever, and I ask that all our citizens show their support for all the men and women in our public safety divisions. This is their daily reality, and I think that the best way I heard this described is this just rips your heart out. And that’s where we are now.”


    Texas officials also reacted to the shooting Monday, with Gov. Greg Abbott promising that the shooter will receive “swift justice” and Attorney General Ken Paxton saying the officer’s death had left him “deeply troubled and saddened.” This is the second officer-involved shooting in Hays County in three weeks. Last month, a Hays County sheriff’s deputy was wounded in an apparent ambush in Wimberley. The suspect was shot and later found dead in the area. The injured officer, Deputy Benjamin Gieselman, was released from the hospital last week.


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    Granny says, "Dat's right - dey's too busy investigatin' Trump...

    FBI refuses to investigate murder of Baltimore police officer
    Dec. 27, 2017 -- The FBI refused a request from the Baltimore Police Department to investigate the murder of a detective who was killed one day before he was scheduled to speak to federal agents conducting a probe into allegedly corrupt police officers.
    In a letter obtained by The Baltimore Sun, FBI Assistant Director Stephen E. Richardson told Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis that it had no evidence to suggest Det. Sean Suiter's death was "directly connected" to the police corruption probe. "For this reason, we believe it prudent for your office to continue as the lead in this investigation, with our current commitment to assist and support you fully, including providing FBI analytical, forensic, and investigative support," Richardson wrote. Richardson said the FBI will continue to offer analytical, forensic and investigative support, as well as a $25,000 towards the total reward "for information leading to the arrest of anyone who may have been involved in this matter," ABC News reported.


    Det. Sean Suiter was shot on November 15 and died on day later. No arrests have been made in the murder.

    Davis said that he took the "unusual step" in asking the FBI to lead the murder investigation because of suspicions that other Baltimore police officers might have been involved, due to the timing of the murder one day before the scheduled testimony. But Davis said the FBI's decision to not lead the investigation suggested there's no evidence to suspect other police officers were involved. "If Detective Suiter's pending testimony was somehow a factor in his death, I believe the FBI would have taken [the case] in a heartbeat, and I believe they would have taken it in grand style. I think they would have brought in every resource at their disposal to Baltimore to get to the bottom of it," Davis said. "The fact that they didn't tells me that they don't believe it."

    Davis also said there was "zero evidence" suicide was an explanation for Suiter's death. Suiter, a 43-year-old father of five who served on the BPD for 18 years, was shot in the head on Nov. 15 and died one day later. Suiter was scheduled to testify in front of a federal grand jury on Nov. 17 involving seven Baltimore police officers who were charged for racketeering, fraud, robbery of criminal suspects and other crimes. No arrests have been made in the murder.

    https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017...p&utm_medium=5

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    Road rage claims officer's life...

    California Sheriff's Deputy Killed in Road Rage Attack
    January 3, 2018 - San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Lawrence "Larry" Falce died Tuesday evening after being violently attacked by a driver following a minor off-duty crash on New Year's Eve.
    A 36-year veteran of the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department died Tuesday evening after a violent attack following a minor off-duty crash on New Year's Eve, authorities said. Lawrence "Larry" Falce, 70, was hospitalized after he was attacked following a traffic accident about 11 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Kendall Drive and University Parkway, according to a statement released by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Employees' Benefit Assn., of which Falce was a member. According to the association, Falce "contacted the party in the other car and was brutally attacked." Officials have declined to identify the suspect, pending further investigation.


    San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Lawrence "Larry" Falce died Tuesday evening after a violent attack following a minor off-duty crash on New Year's Eve.

    Falce, an Army veteran, worked patrol at the department's Central Station for 32 years, according to the sheriff's department. Falce also worked corrections at the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center and the Central Detention Center, both in San Bernardino. "I think that in itself describes his commitment to the department and to the community," Cindy Bachman, a public information officer for the department, said Tuesday night. The department described Falce as a man who was "loved by his peers and the community members he served." Falce is survived by his sister, Marjorie, and his longtime companion, Deborah.

    The sheriff's employees' association said Falce was the oldest sworn member of the department. "Larry was a hard-working, dedicated professional, who loved his job as a deputy sheriff," Sgt. Grant Ward, president of the association, said in a statement. "I worked with him, and I can tell you his commitment to this profession was second to none. He was generous to all those he cared about and gave willingly from the bottom of his heart." Officials said there would be a procession beginning at 10 p.m. Tuesday from the Loma Linda University Medical Center to the San Bernardino coroner's office.

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    Washington Deputy Slain...

    Manhunt on in Killing of Washington State Deputy, Navy Vet
    8 Jan 2018 — Authorities in Washington state appealed to the public for help Monday in tracking down a man believed to have been involved in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy overnight.
    Pierce County deputy Daniel McCartney, a 34-year-old Navy veteran and married father to three young boys, was shot during a foot chase late Sunday as he responded to a home invasion near the small community of Frederickson, 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of Tacoma, said sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer. One suspect was found dead at the scene, but another got away, authorities said. They said they were looking for a mixed race or white man who is tall and thin, with curly dark hair in a ponytail; a large, pointy nose; and pock marks on right side of his face.


    Officers and medical staff take part in a procession for officer Daniel McCartney, of Yelm, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash.

    Police closed off roads in the area and conducted a manhunt in an area that includes industrial sites as well as wooded areas, asking local residents to stay indoors, but did not find the man. It was unclear whether he had access to a vehicle. The sheriff's office asked anyone with information about the shooting to come forward, and a nearby school district canceled classes in what it described as an abundance of caution. "There's a sadness that will be felt and should be felt in the community," said Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor. "He is a young deputy who signed up to watch over other people. He had an ethic in his heart for doing something for other people."

    McCartney was hired at the sheriff's department in 2014 after stints with police departments in the small Washington state cities of Aberdeen and Hoquiam. After the shooting he was taken to a Tacoma hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His family members and dozens of law enforcement officers gathered at the hospital to say goodbye, The News Tribune newspaper reported . More than a dozen officers and deputies saluted as McCartney's body was carried from the hospital in a flag-draped coffin and loaded into a van. A memorial fund was set up to benefit his wife and children.

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    Washington Sheriff's Deputy Fatally Shot During Foot Pursuit
    January 8, 2018 - Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel McCartney was shot and killed late Sunday night while chasing two burglars in the Frederickson area.
    It was about 11:25 p.m. when deputies were called to a home in the 5100 block of 200th Street East for a home invasion. During the 911 call, dispatchers said they could hear screaming and the sounds of a scuffle. Deputy Daniel A. McCartney arrived six minutes later and gave chase as the burglars ran, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. Three minutes later, shots rang out. McCartney suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma. The 34-year-old Yelm man died just after 2 a.m. It’s unclear whether he was able to return fire. “There’s a sadness that will be felt and should be felt in the community,” Sheriff Paul Pastor said. “He is a young deputy who signed up to watch over other people. He had an ethic in his heart for doing something for other people.”

    One suspected burglar was found dead near the home next to a handgun. The other suspect, who is also believed to be armed, is on the run. He was described as white or mixed race, tall and thin with dark curly hair in a ponytail, a large pointy nose and pock marks on the right side of his face. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie. Deputies were doing a K-9 track in the area and closed 176th Street East to 200th Street East, and 38th Avenue East to Canyon Road East. By 6:30 a.m., they’d opened everything except 200th Street East from 42nd Avenue to 50th Avenue. Drivers were asked to avoid the area and residents were asked to stay inside their homes. “We have somebody who is very dangerous out there,” Troyer said.


    Deputy Daniel McCartney

    All schools in the Bethel School District were cancelled Monday due to the investigation. Neighbors woke up confused by the commotion and large presence of law enforcement officers in the area. Soobie Yoo, a 32-year-old who lives less than two blocks from the scene, woke up when she saw flashing lights outside her window. She never heard the shots and said she was surprised when she finally learned what happened on Monday morning. “It’s a pretty safe neighborhood,” Yoo said, pointing out that she left her garage door open while walking to the scene. “... There are a lot of kids in the area.” McCartney was hired in 2014, previously worked in Aberdeen and Hoquiam and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He leaves behind a wife and three young sons.

    His family members gathered alongside dozens of law enforcement officers at the hospital to say goodbye to McCartney and join a procession to the Medical Examiner’s Office. More than a dozen officers and deputies saluted as McCartney was carried outside in a flag-draped coffin and loaded into a van. From here on out, McCartney’s body will never be alone. The Honor Guard and fellow deputies will stand watch until he is buried. Planning for his funeral will begin at 10 a.m., officials said. A donation site is also expected to be created later Monday. The Sheriff’s Department has set up a tip line and is asking anyone with information on the shooting or the suspect at large to call 855-798-8477.

    https://www.officer.com/tactical/swa...g-foot-pursuit

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    Cop-killer suspect captured...

    Suspect in Slaying of Washington Sheriff's Deputy Captured
    January 9, 2018 - A man suspected in the fatal shooting of Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel McCartney was sitting in jail as officers were mounting a massive manhunt Monday in the Frederickson area.
    The 32-year-old suspect was taken into custody not far from where McCartney was killed in a shootout shortly after responding to a 911 call late Sunday night. A suspect was killed in the shootout, but deputies believed a second person was involved. An “alert” Washington State Patrol trooper working near the scene of the shooting stopped a person just after 8 a.m. Monday, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. But the man did not match the initial description of the suspect and gave the trooper a false name. The man was initially detained for obstruction, but was later booked into the Pierce County Jail for felony warrants out of Shelton, Troyer said. Meanwhile, detectives at the scene of McCartney’s shooting received updated witness reports on the second suspect’s description and found that it matched the 32-year-old man already in custody, Troyer said. “Our detectives spent the whole day tying evidence to him to identify him as the second suspect,” Troyer told reporters Monday afternoon.

    The suspect was booked on a first-degree-murder charge and is expected to make his first court appearance Tuesday, he said. The Seattle Times is not naming the man because he has not been charged or appeared before a judge. No further details on the suspect were released Monday. McCartney, 34, of Yelm, died at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma just after 2 a.m. The married Navy veteran and father of three boys ages 4, 6 and 9 had been a Pierce County deputy for three years. He was a “good, solid, stalwart man,” Sheriff Paul Pastor said. “During the 911 call, dispatchers could hear screaming and a scuffle taking place,” the Sheriff’s Office reported. McCartney arrived on the scene and chased a suspect on foot. During the chase, shots were fired. Troyer said that detectives believe McCartney fired shots during the fatal encounter. “We believe our deputy did fire shots and that there was a gunbattle,” Troyer said, adding that investigators won’t know for sure until ballistics tests are done.


    Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel McCartney

    A handgun was recovered at the scene, and Troyer said investigators believe preliminarily that it may have been the gun used to “shoot our deputy.” He said a second weapon was recovered after the arrest of the second suspect. The wounded deputy was found near the dead suspect’s body, about a block from the home on 200th Street East. McCartney was rushed into surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center, but his wounds were “too catastrophic” to survive, Troyer said. Troyer said the dead suspect and the man in jail have felony criminal records and would have been prohibited from possessing firearms. Pierce County detectives were working with agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to determine where the guns came from. No further details on the deceased suspect were available, Troyer said, as the Pierce County medical examiner has yet to identify him.

    Before joining the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, McCartney served as a Hoquiam police officer for four years and as a detention officer at the Grays Harbor Juvenile Facility. He was deployed to Afghanistan while in the Navy. “Daniel was the kind of person that if you called 911, you would want him to show up at your house,” friend Shon Malone told The (Tacoma) News Tribune. “If you had a problem, if you were in a crisis, you would want him there to handle that.” Donation to McCartney’s family can be made through tpcrimestoppers.com by using PayPal, or visiting any TAPCO Credit Union location, the Sheriff’s Department said. A procession bearing the slain officer’s body from the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office in Tacoma to Mountain View Memorial in Lakewood is tentatively scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office said. Officials will confirm the schedule Tuesday morning. McCartney is the first Seattle-area law-enforcement officer to be killed in the line of duty since Tacoma police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez, 45, was fatally shot on Nov. 30, 2016, while responding to a domestic-violence call. The gunman was killed the next day, after an 11-hour standoff.

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