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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: Tow Truck Driver Killed On Highway 50
The tow truck driver who was struck and killed by a big rig has been identified by the California Highway Patrol. Michael C. Bower, 29, of Dixon pulled in his tow truck at around 7:50 p.m. on Monday night on westbound Highway 50 near Jefferson Boulevard. The truck was having mechanical issues, and he placed emergency triangles at the back of his truck as a precaution for other drivers. About an hour later, he fixed the issue and was collecting the triangles when a big rig or another high-profile vehicle was also traveling westbound in the No. 3 lane. That truck veered to the right and clipped Bower, killing him at the scene. The vehicle continued westbound on Highway 50 without stopping. Another story can be found at: http://fox40.com/2015/02/24/tow-truck-driver-killed-by-hit-and-run-driver-family-speaks/
 
California: CHP Searching For Big Rig Driver In Death Of Tow Truck Driver On Highway 50
A hit-and-run accident claimed the life of a tow truck driver on Highway 50 near Jefferson Boulevard. The California Highway Patrol is searching for a big rig that may have hit the tow truck driver, who was outside of his vehicle on westbound Highway 50. Officers say the big rig driver may not have known they hit the tow truck driver as it appears they were struck by a trailer.
 
South Carolina: Firefighter Struck and Killed on U.S. 17
Kenneth Stanton, a Firefighter in Sandy Springs (Anderson County) was struck and killed in the Line of Duty this evening, Sunday February 15, 2015. Initial reports are that the crash, on US-17, occurred at around 2100 hours. Stanton, 52, was operating at the scene of a previous crash when he struck by a vehicle. The former Marine and now volunteer Firefighter was immediately treated and transported but succumbed to his injuries. Another story can be found at: http://www.sconfire.com/ http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/news/fullstory/newsid/217476
 
Massachusetts: Tow Truck Driver Struck on Massachusetts Turnpike
State police converge on the Massachusetts Turnpike eastbound near Exit 10 about 3 this afternoon after it was reported that a tow truck driver outside his vehicle had been hit by a box truck. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, the Auburn Fire Rescue Department said. Craig Moran, a Sturbridge selectman and owner of Sturbridge Service Center, confirmed the victim was a tow truck driver for his company. State police have identified the tow truck operator struck and killed while helping a motorist in the breakdown lane of the Massachusetts Turnpike. Police say 22-year-old Kevin St Pierre of Southbridge was pronounced dead at the scene after he was struck by an eastbound box truck at about 3 p.m. Wednesday February 11, 2015 near exit 10 in Auburn. Other stories can be found at: http://www.whdh.com/story/28085504/tow-truck-driver-struck-and-killed-on-mass-pike-in-auburn = http://www.telegram.com/article/20150211/NEWS/302119591/1116/RSS03&source=rss
 
Illinois Fire Chief Struck by Fire Apparatus Killed in the Line of Duty
Kenneth Lehr Fire Chief of the Medora (Jersey County, Illinois) Fire Department was killed in the Line of Duty this afternoon after being run over by a fire apparatus. Chief Lehr was reportedly backed over by the apparatus trying to close off a road for a medical emergency. Initial reports are that the Medora FF's responded to a medical emergency in rural Chesterfield around 1430 hours today. The members were attempting to close off Illinois 111 about a half mile south of Illinois 108 to allow a helicopter to land safely in response to the medical emergency. While doing so, the fire truck backed up and struck Chief Lehr. The Chief was pronounced dead at the scene. Other stories can be found at: http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/illinois/2015/02/05/medora-fire-chief-killed-in-truck-accident/22952533/ http://www.sj-r.com/article/20150205/NEWS/150209698/1994/NEWS?rssfeed=true http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Medora-Fire-Department-Chief-killed-after-being-run-over-by-fire-truck-291004031.html http://www.newspressnow.com/news/state/article_1cf4f652-21af-5486-93ee-ba5ce7073038.html
 
New York: Montgomery Firefighter Injured in a January Struck-By Incident Dies From His Injuries
Montgomery, NY Volunteer Fire Department (Orange County, NY) has announced the passing of veteran Firefighter Charlie Wallace. Charlie passed away last night due to injuries received in the Line of Duty on January 10, 2015 while he was directing traffic Other stories can be found at: http://hudsonvalley.news12.com/news/firefighter-charlie-wallace-dies-1-month-after-being-struck-by-van-on-ward-street-1.9905456
 
Oklahoma: Authorities Say An OHP Trooper Was Killed In I-40 Wreck
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers are mourning the loss of one of their own after a fatal accident. Two troopers, Nicholas Dees and Keith Burch, were struck by a car while investigating a jackknifed semi on westbound I-40 east of Shawnee around 10 p.m. Saturday. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the troopers were in the median when a car left the roadway for an unknown reason and struck them. Trooper Dees died on scene, and Trooper Burch was rushed to OU Medical Center. Other stories can be found at: http://kfor.com/2015/02/01/ohp-trooper-killed-in-accident-on-i-40/ http://5newsonline.com/2015/02/01/oklahoma-state-trooper-dead-one-injured-after-being-hit-by-car-on-highway/ http://kfor.com/2015/02/02/authorities-talk-about-tragic-accident-that-killed-ohp-trooper/ http://www.newson6.com/story/28007430/funeral-services-set-for-trooper-who-died-in-seminole-co-crash http://www.news9.com/story/28015992/fallin-orders-flags-at-half-staff-to-honor-slain-trooper http://www.news9.com/story/28049187/seminole-co-da-builds-case-against-driver-in-fatal-trooper-involved-crash http://www.news9.com/story/28051768/family-and-friends-honor-ohp-trooper-killed-at-broken-bow-funeral
 
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.
 
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