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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.
 
New Jersey: Waldwick Officer Killed in Highway Struck-By Incident
A police officer operating radar on a New Jersey roadway was struck and killed by a tractor trailer Thursday, authorities said. Officer Christopher Goodell, 32, was a five-year veteran of the force and recently engaged. He was working for the Waldwick Police Department when he was killed, officials said. A tractor trailer traveling down Route 17 struck the officer near Bergen Avenue about 1:30 a.m., according to John Molinelli, Bergen County prosecutor. It happened in Waldwick, a borough of about 9,600 in Bergen County. Other stories can be found at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/waldwick-police-officer-32-struck-killed-by-tractor-trailer-on-route-17-1.1052893 http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/07/17/waldwick-police-officer-killed-in-crash-with-tractor-trailer/
 
Kentucky: Tow Truck Driver Struck and Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver
The Jefferson County coroner has identified a Louisville tow truck driver killed in a hit and run in south Louisville Thursday night. Jewan Turner, 35, was in the emergency lane working on a car off Beulah Church Road, at the Gene Snyder, when the collision happened. Emergency crews tried to revive him, but he died at the scene. An hour later, police arrested Paula Oppel for Turner's murder. She remains at Metro Corrections on a $25,000 cash bond, charged with murder, DUI, and leaving the scene. She'll face arraignment Saturday morning. Other stories can be found at: http://www.wlky.com/news/woman-accused-of-driving-drunk-killing-tow-truck-driver-faces-judge/26810640 http://www.whas11.com/news/local/Memorial-planned-for-tow-truck-driver-killed-265869591.html
 
New York: State Trooper Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle Along I-81
New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico is saddened to announce the death of Trooper Christopher G. Skinner. Trooper Skinner was last assigned to the Traffic Incident Management Unit (TIM Detail), Troop C, Delaware County. Around noon today (May 29), Trooper Skinner was outside his marked State Police car conducting a vehicle and traffic stop on I-81 north of exit 6, between Chenango Bridge and Castle Creek, Broome County, when he was struck by a passing vehicle. Trooper Skinner was killed instantly. Other stories can be found at"New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico is saddened to announce the death of Trooper Christopher G. Skinner. Trooper Skinner was last assigned to the Traffic Incident Management Unit (TIM Detail), Troop C, Delaware County. Around noon today (May 29), Trooper Skinner was outside his marked State Police car conducting a vehicle and traffic stop on I-81 north of exit 6, between Chenango Bridge and Castle Creek, Broome County, when he was struck by a passing vehicle. Trooper Skinner was killed instantly. Other stories can be found at: http://www.njherald.com/story/25643497/new-york-trooper-struck-by-vehicle-highway-closed http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1051010#.U4eq8E9OXIU http://www.timesunion.com/default/article/State-trooper-killed-on-I-81-near-Binghamton-5513882.php http://www.wbng.com/news/local/Trooper-hit-and-killed-261121901.html
 
Tennessee: Nashville Officer Struck, Killed on Interstate
Officials say a Nashville police officer was killed when he was struck by a motor home on Interstate 65. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said Officer Michael Petrina was directing traffic on the interstate after a vehicle overturned Saturday morning, May 10, 2014. Police spokesman Don Aaron said the driver of a motor home, identified as 71-year-old Dean Joseph Diver of Key Largo, Florida, hit Petrina. The officer died at the scene. Other stories can be found at: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2014/05/10/i-65-closed-brentwood/8937609/ http://www.wsmv.com/story/25481903/officer-involved-crash-shuts-down-i-65
 
Virginia Family: Henrico Tow-Truck Driver Died Keeping us Safe
A Richmond family involved in an accident on Interstate 295 last week is organizing a fundraiser for the tow-truck driver killed in the crash. Jason Bailey, 22, was killed in Thursday's crash, while towing Avonnia Jewel Gregory's car on the side of the interstate. Bailey leaves behind a son, who is less than a year old. "If it wasn't for his persistence in requesting for us to leave as he handled the task of securing my daughter's vehicle onto the flat bed, it would have been us who was hit by the drunk driver," writes Annovia's mother, Jewel Gregory. The family went to Bailey's viewing Sunday and was touched.
 
Florida Struck-By Incident Kills State Trooper and Tower
A Florida Highway Patrol trooper, a tow truck driver and a pedestrian were killed Saturday afternoon when they were struck by a pickup as they checked on a crash on the shoulder of Interstate 75 in Marion County. About 2 p.m., Trooper Chelsea Richard, a nine-year veteran, was investigating a two-car collision on the southbound shoulder of I-75 near mile marker 341 and was talking to the driver of a tow truck, according to FHP. Then, another multi-vehicle crash occurred and a pickup drove onto the shoulder and struck the cruiser, Richard, the tow truck driver and a pedestrian, George R. Phillips of Ocala. Richard and the tow truck driver were pronounced dead at the scene. Phillips, 52, was taken to Ocala Regional Hospital in critical condition and died late Saturday night. Other stories can be found at: http://www.local10.com/news/fhp-trooper-tow-truck-driver-killed-in-central-fla-crash/25799848 http://www.ocala.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014140509896 http://members.jacksonville.com/news/crime/2014-05-03/story/florida-highway-patrol-trooper-tow-truck-driver-killed-while-clearing http://m.wftv.com/news/news/local/fhp-trooper-killed-line-duty-while-working-crash-o/nfn7Q/
 
Los Angeles Police Officer Dies of Struck-By Injuries
Relatives, friends and thousands of uniformed officers gathered for the funeral of 51-year-old Los Angeles police motorcycle Officer Chris Cortijo, hailing him as a guardian angel who watched over Southland motorists for more than two decades. Cortijo, a 26-year-veteran and former Marine, was struck April 5 by an SUV driven by an allegedly drug-impaired driver while stopped at a red light at Lankershim Boulevard and Saticoy Street in Sun Valley. He died four days later. Other stories can be found at: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-road-closures-downtown-lapd-officer-funeral-20140422,0,7029281.story?track=rss#axzz2zegTkrcw http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lapd-officer-cortijo-funeral-20140422,0,778386.story?track=rss#axzz2zegTkrcw
 
Los Angelis Police Officer Who was Struck Dies
A veteran LAPD motorcycle officer died Wednesday, several days after he was struck by an SUV driven by a woman suspected of being under the influence of cocaine. Fellow officers and family members had been holding vigil for Chris Cortijo — a member of the department for nearly 27 years — at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center since the Saturday accident. Other stories can be found at: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lapd-in-mourning-after-officer-killed-by-driver-allegedly-on-drugs-20140409,0,3325703.story?track=rss#axzz2yTrbZZHd http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/04/09/lapd-motorcyle-officer-dies-from-sun-valley-collision/
 
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