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Trooper John Sumter Horton>

January 3, 2022

Trooper John Sumter Horton

Trooper John Horton was struck and killed by a patrol car while conducting a traffic stop near the intersection of High Shoals Church Road and Goodes Grove Church Road in Mooresboro at about 9:00 pm. Trooper Horton had detained the […]

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Police Officer Shane Bartek>

December 31, 2021

Police Officer Shane Bartek

Police Officer Shane Bartek was shot and killed while attempting to take action when a woman attempted to carjack him in the 4300 block of Rock River Drive. The woman approached him in the parking lot of an apartment complex […]

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Sergeant Marlene Roberta Rittmanic>

December 29, 2021

Sergeant Marlene Roberta Rittmanic

Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic was shot and killed as she and another officer investigated a noise complaint at the Comfort Inn at 1500 Illinois 50. The officers had responded to the motel at approximately 9:30 pm to investigate reports of barking […]

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Deputy Sheriff Sean Riley>

December 29, 2021

Deputy Sheriff Sean Riley

Deputy Sheriff Sean Riley was shot and killed after responding to assist a motorist near mile marker 115 on I-64 at about 5:00 am. Another officer responding to back him up found him suffering from fatal gunshot wounds and his […]

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Agent José Ferrer-Pabón>

December 24, 2021

Agent José Ferrer-Pabón

Agent José Ferrer-Pabón was killed in a vehicle crash on PR-110 near Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, at about 12:30 am. He was returning to the station at the end of his shift when an oncoming vehicle traveling […]

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Police Officer Keona Holley>

December 23, 2021

Police Officer Keona Holley

Police Officer Keona Holley succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on December 16th, 2021, when she was ambushed in the 4400 block of Pennington Avenue. She was sitting in her patrol car at about 1:30 am when two men approached from […]

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Police Officer Mia Goodwin>

December 22, 2021

Police Officer Mia Goodwin

Police Officer Mia Goodwin was killed when a tractor-trailer struck her patrol car on southbound I-85 near W.T. Harris Boulevard. She was blocking traffic on the interstate at the scene of a previous crash when the tractor-trailer struck her patrol […]

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Police Officer Zachary Cottongim>

December 18, 2021

Police Officer Zachary Cottongim

Police Officer Zachary Cottongim was struck and killed by an automobile as he attended to an abandoned vehicle on the side of I-64 near the Mellwood Avenue exit. He was standing on the side of the highway when he was […]

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Deputy Jailer Robert Daniel>

December 10, 2021

Deputy Jailer Robert Daniel

Deputy Jailer Robert Daniel was killed when a large tornado struck a building he was working in while supervising inmates on work release. Deputy Jailer Daniel was supervising seven inmates who were participating in the work release program at the […]

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Police Officer Richard Houston, II>

December 3, 2021

Police Officer Richard Houston, II

Police Officer Richard Houston was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance in the parking lot of a grocery store at 1500 S Beltline Road. During the investigation, a man produced a gun and opened fire on Officer Houston […]

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Constable Madison “Skip” Nicholson>

December 1, 2021

Constable Madison “Skip” Nicholson

Constable Skip Nicholson was shot and killed while he and the Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy responded to a domestic disturbance call on Shamburger Road in Yellow Bluff at about 5:00 pm. A woman had reported that her estranged […]

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Detective Antonio Valentine>

December 1, 2021

Detective Antonio Valentine

Detective Antonio Valentine was killed in a vehicle crash near the intersection of Bellefontaine Road and Crete Drive, in Bellefontaine Neighbors, at about 3:00 pm. The department vehicle he and his partner were in collided with another car head-on. Both […]

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