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New York: Trooper Skinner blood drive hoped to become a tradition
For a second year, New York state troopers helped collect blood in memory of their fallen colleague, Trooper Christopher Skinner.
Utah: Family thanks trooper whose cruiser was hit on I-15
A Utah Highway Patrol trooper whose cruiser was struck early Wednesday on I-15 is drawing praise from the family of a driver he helped protect.
Maryland: Cops line up for blood drive named for Md. officer hit during traffic stop
The Red Cross blood drive at the Montgomery County Police Headquarters in Gaithersburg had been scheduled for months. Then an email blast went out to the department saying that the drive had been renamed to honor Officer Noah Leotta, and suddenly, all the available slots to donate were filled.
Help Needed for Important Highway Safety Survey
The Temporary Traffic Control Committee (TTCC) of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD) is collecting information about current practices for temporary traffic control (TTC) at roadway and highway incident scenes. One issue that has come to our attention is the increasing use of “traffic arrow devices” of various types on emergency vehicles (fire, police, EMS) and other response agency vehicles that assist at traffic incidents (safety service patrols, tow trucks, DOT vehicles etc.).
Oklahoma: • Manslaughter sentencing set in trooper's death
Formal sentencing for a Cushing man who struck two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers while driving on Interstate 40 east of Shawnee earlier this year is scheduled for Thursday.
Oklahoma: • Texting driver sentenced to prison in death of state trooper
A Cushing man who struck and killed an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper while driving on Interstate 40 east of Shawnee earlier this year was sentenced Thursday in Seminole County District Court.
Colorado: DUI suspect accused of killing trooper faces felony charges
A retired Army colonel who is accused of driving drunk in a fatal hit-and-run that killed a state trooper faces three felony charges and two misdemeanor charges in connection with the accident.
Michigan: Woman who hit Auburn Hills police officer gets jail
A 22-year-old woman who hit an Auburn Hills police officer with her car while resisting arrest in October was sentenced Friday to jail time and probation.
Colorado: Colorado Chili's locations to hold fundraiser for fallen trooper Monday
All 35 Chili's Grill and Bar locations across the state will hold an all-day fundraiser Monday in honor of Colorado State Patrol trooper Jaimie Jursevics, who was struck and killed last month by an alleged drunk driver while she was investigating a crash.
Maryland: Mourners gather for funeral of Maryland officer struck by car driven by suspected drunk driver
Mourners are gathering for the funeral of a Maryland police officer who died after being hit by car driven by a suspected drunken driver.