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Maryland: Bel Air police officer back on the street after being hit by car in 2013
On Nov. 20, 2013, Officer First Class Kayhla Hendren was directing traffic for the Bel Air Police Department during a minor fire call at Williams Street and Broadway when she was suddenly run over by a black Volkswagen Passat.
Pennsylvania: Tragedy Bonds PA Responders, Sparked Changes
West Hills Regional fire Chief Donald Blasko Sr. said much has changed since March 2, 2015.That was the day West End Ambulance Service paramedic Janice Keen Livingston was struck and killed by a truck while responding to a string of vehicle crashes in icy conditions on Route 271 in Upper Yoder Township
Texas: Vigil Honors Memory of SAPD Officer
This weekend, many residents met up at the site where San Angelo Police Sergeant Korby Kennedy was struck and killed last year. Balloons were released in the air and candles were lit for the officer at a vigil on Knickerbocker Road on Saturday.
Colorado: Retired Army Colonel Pleads Guilty In Deadly Trooper Hit &; Run
The man accused of hitting and killing a Colorado State Trooper has pleaded guilty to two felony counts.
Pennsylvania: Fire chief nearly run over at accident scene says 'we have close calls all the time'
Kevin Hill remembers the noise Saturday afternoon as he was reaching into the fire truck to get his helmet and help at a crash scene along Guys Mills Road.
Michigan: Grant Taylor could receive second competency evaluation
The attorney for a Lansing man charged with murder in the death of a firefighter is asking for a second state competency evaluation.
Wisconsin: No criminal charges in crash that killed firefighter; family and friends remain divided over decision
It was a horrible tragedy, but not a crime, the driver who ran into and killed a local firefighter will not be criminally charged in the crash.
Maryland: Lawmakers & Officer’s Family Work To Pass “Noah’s Law”
The tragic death of Montgomery County police officer Noah Leotta has fueled a crusade for harsher penalties for drunk drivers. Soon, state lawmakers will have to decide if Noah’s Law will become a reality.
Illinois: State Police Special Patrols in Remembrance of Fallen Trooper James Sauter
Illinois State Police have announced that ISP districts throughout the state will enforce road safety with a special enforcement memorial operation dedicated to fallen Trooper James Sauter. The trooper was killed in the line of duty on March 28, 2013, when his ISP squad was struck by a truck tractor semi-trailer in the Chicago area.
Firefighter’s Letter Regarding His Concern for Police Officer Safety Published
David Clark a career firefighter and a volunteer on his off duty hours recently wrote a letter to the editor of his hometown newspaper the Cecil Whig in northeastern Maryland. Clark wrote the letter knowing full well of the sensitivity of the issue of some police officers and traffic vests