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Beaumont, Texas Police Officer Killed When Struck by Chase Suspect
A capital murder warrant was issued for a suspect that allegedly struck and killed a Beaumont police officer who was standing outside of his patrol car during a chase late Friday. Police said 36-year-old Bryan Hebert, a 10-year veteran of the Beaumont Police Department, was trying to stop John Nero on Dowlen Road near Ivanhoe, close to Phelan, around 10:40 p.m. when the incident occurred. Police said Hebert had stopped and gone to the back of his unit to pull out spike strips to stop Nero, 30, who was driving a 2008 Maroon Dodge Nitro. Police said Nero intentionally struck the front of the Hebert’s unit head-on, pushing the back of the patrol unit into the officer while he was still behind it.
African Police Officer Hit, Killed at Roadblock
Lukas Elifas (37) from Oikango village in Oshana Region, who is accused of having hit and killed a female Police officer Albertina Uugwanga with his taxi appeared in the Oshakati Magistrate Court yesterday on charges of murder and attempted murder. Elifas ignored Police signs at the Oshiko roadblock early Sunday morning and bumped the officer who was manning the roadblock.
Australian Firefighter Dies After Being Struck by Fire Truck
A Country Fire Service (CFS) volunteer responding to a grass fire has been killed after being hit by a fire truck in South Australia's south-east. The incident happened about 4:30pm on the Southern Ports Highway at Rendelsham, 12km north-west of Millicent. Police said the man was standing behind his CFS ute on the highway preparing to fight the fire when the CFS fire truck hit him. The man died at the scene, police said. Another story can be found at: https://au.gwn7.yahoo.com/w1/news/a/-/local/25729846/second-firefighter-death-within-weeks-in-sa-investigation-starts/
Texas: Tow Truck Driver Struck and Killed
North Carolina State Troopers said a family from Florida’s vehicle had broken down on the side of the highway and a wrecker service was called to assist them. Forty-four-year-old Jeffery Allen Rackley, of Jeff’s Wrecker Service in Rocky Mount, was struck and killed by a driver as he prepared to hook up the van to the rollback, officials said. Troopers said the driver, Paul Joseph Dattari 67, of Raeford, ran off the road to the right, sideswiped the van and struck Rackley. Dattari also hit the rollback in the midst of the crash, causing it to flip its car multiple times. Another story can be found at: http://www.wilsontimes.com/News/Feature/Story/34832831---TOW-TRUCK-DRIVER-DIES-IN-WRECK
North Carolina: Deputy Killed When Tractor-Trailer Overturns on His Cruiser
Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Wayne Greene, Union County (NC) Sheriff's Office was killed in a vehicle crash on November 19, 2014 when a tractor trailer overturned on top of his cruiser. Deputy Greene is the second law enforcement fatality from the State of North Carolina in 2014. Another story can be found at: http://www.wcti12.com/news/tractortrailer-overturns-killing-nc-deputy/29818388
Israel: Israeli Police Officer Run Over, Killed
A driver of a commercial van ran over pedestrians at a train stop in eastern Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing an Israeli border police officer and injuring 13 other people before getting out of his vehicle and attacking people with a metal bar, Israeli police said. Police shot and killed the attacker, identified by Israeli authorities as a member of the Islamist Hamas movement and a resident of the Shuafat Palestinian refugee camp in eastern Jerusalem, Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.
Arizona: Chandler Motorcycle Officer Struck and Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver
A Chandler motorcycle officer died after he was rear-ended by a suspected drunken driver with a suspended license early Friday morning, the second Chandler officer killed in a crash this week. Officer David Payne was on his motorcycle waiting at a red light at the intersection of Pennington Drive and Chandler Boulevard, east of Dobson Road, about 12:40 a.m. when he was rear-ended by a car driven by Brian Yazzie, 31, of Tempe, Chandler police spokesman Seth Tyler said.
California: Ventura County Deputy Struck and Killed
A Ventura County sheriff's deputy was killed early Tuesday after he was struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop on the 101 Freeway, authorities said. Deputy Eugene Kostiuchenko had just completed a traffic stop and was walking back to his vehicle on the northbound side of the freeway about 1:14 a.m. near Lewis Road when he was struck by a passing vehicle, killing him instantly, according to authorities with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. Other stories can be found at: http://abc13.com/news/ca-deputy-fatally-struck-by-car-during-traffic-stop/369448/ http://abc7.com/news/ventura-deputy-struck-by-car-killed-during-traffic-stop/369195/
Florida: Road Ranger Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver
FHP looking for hit-and-run driver after Road Ranger struck, killed on I-95. Road Ranger stops to help driver, is struck and killed by SUV that keeps going. Suspect vehicle in hit-and-run killing of Road Ranger described as silver SUV' Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a Road Ranger on Interstate 95 early Sunday morning. Road Ranger Arnold Metellus was standing on the east shoulder of the northbound lanes of I-95 south of Palmetto Park Road, talking to the driver of a white Dodge Charger, when he was hit at 1 a.m. Another story can be found at: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/fhp-road-ranger-struck-killed-by-hit-and-run-drive/nhr42/
Wisonsin: Hundreds Remember Tow Truck Driver
Over 100 wrecker operators came together to raise awareness for the Move Over Law after one of their own was hit and killed earlier this week. On Monday, Nathan Walsh was helping a disabled car on I-94 when he was hit by a pick-up truck. According to the State Patrol, the pick-up truck didn't move over like the law requires it to. Thursday morning over 100 wrecker operators proceeded to Walsh's funeral in convoy. Those who worked closely with Walsh said seeing all the wrecker operators was overwhelming. Other stories can be found at: http://www.leadertelegram.com/news/front_page/article_6cfe4b4c-59a4-11e4-97d7-6b310b2e7f99.html http://www.leadertelegram.com/news/front_page/article_e94d1a40-5a6f-11e4-92f7-273c4a6692ce.html
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