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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.
California: Community Mourns Monterey Park Crossing Guard’s Death
Abel Flores Castellanos was sitting in a folding chair at the corner of Garfield and Elmgate avenues Tuesday around 3:40 p.m. when a driver lost control of his 2004 Ford Mustang — possibly swerving to avoid another vehicle — then jumped the curb and hit him, according to the Monterey Park Police Department and the California Highway Patrol. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified by the county coroner’s office Wednesday.
California: Tow Truck Driver Struck and Killed
A tow truck driver was killed and another gravely injured Saturday when they were struck by a pickup while helping another motorist along state Route 78 in San Marcos, authorities said. The two arrived in separate rigs about 7 a.m. to change a flat tire for a 43-year-old man in a Nissan Frontier pickup. They all were parked along the right shoulder of the eastbound lanes, east of Nordahl Road, the California Highway Patrol said.
Maryland: Paramedic Killed Wen Struck by FD Utility Truck
Erik Steciak, 29, a paid paramedic with the Bel Air fire company since December 2011, who was also with West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department of Howard County, was hit by a utility vehicle while trying to reach a patient who had been injured in an earlier accident on Tuesday January 6, 2015. The winter weather is being cited as a major factor in his death, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association. Other stories can be found at: http://www.wbaltv.com/news/paramedic-fatally-struck-in-bel-air/30561830 http://www.abc2news.com/news/breaking-news/bel-air-paramedic-killed-by-utility-truck-while-on-rescue-call www.FirefighterCloseCalls.com http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/harford/belair/ph-ag-bavfc-member-killed-0107-20150106-story.html
Virginia: Tow Truck Driver Killed on Side of I-495 Beltway
A tow truck driver was hit and killed on the Outer Loop of the Beltway Monday morning while responding to an unattended vehicle. It happened at 9:53 a.m. along the shoulder of the southbound lanes of I-495 at the ramp for Exit 49 to Rt. 7, between the George Washington Parkway and Interstate 66. A Fairfax Towing & Recovery wrecker had stopped out on the right southbound shoulder of I-495 for an unattended vehicle. The wrecker driver, Najdi Hicham, 45, of Centreville, Va., was hit by a box truck traveling south on I-495. He died at the scene. Another story can be found at: http://patch.com/virginia/centreville/centreville-tow-truck-driver-killed-i-495-crash-0?utm_source=alert-breakingnews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=police%20%26%20fire&utm_campaign=alert
New York: Officer Injured in 2013 Dies of Injuries
Staten Island, NY *Line of Duty Death* MTA Bridge & Tunnel Officer Thomas Choi was struck and wounded by a car on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Oct. 20, 2013. He remained in the hospital ever since and succumed to his injuries today.
New Jersey: Cliffside Park Officer Dies from Struck-By Injuries
One Cliffside Police officer was killed and another injured when they were struck by an SUV this weekend. Just after 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Officer Stephen Petruzzello and his partner Thaier Abdallah were on foot patrol on Walker Street in Cliffside Park. The 22-year-olds had just graduated from the academy last month, and are part of the borough's special police force. Both Petruzzello and Abdallah were crossing the street when a Honda CRV struck them both, shattering the windshield. Other stories can be found at: http://7online.com/news/1-cliffside-park-officer-killed-1--hurt-after-being-struck-by-suv/452799/ http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/12/29/cliffside-park-police-officer-hit-by-suv-dies/
United Kingdom: Paramedic Dies After Being Knocked Down in an Ambulance Station Car Park
A paramedic has died after she was knocked down in a Scottish ambulance station car park. Alison Smith was struck by a vehicle at the station on Western Road in Kilmarnock at 7am on Tuesday. The 51-year-old, from Irvine, sustained serious injuries and was given first aid at the scene by fellow paramedics.
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/
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