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Police Officer Michael E. Jensen

Police Officer Michael Jensen and Lieutenant Michel Hoosock, of the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, were shot and killed while attempting to locate a subject who had led officers on a vehicle pursuit earlier in the night. The subject had fled from Syracuse police officers when they attempted a traffic stop. As officers terminated the pursuit […]

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Johnson

Deputy Sheriff Chris Johnson was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Darroch Road in Lillington at 2:56 p.m. Deputy Johnson had left Highland Middle School and was on his way to another school when he collided with a tractor-trailer. His patrol vehicle was thrown into multiple vehicles. He died at the scene. Johnson was with […]

Chief Deputy Sheriff Ken Prorok

Chief Deputy Sheriff Ken Prorok was struck and killed by the driver of a vehicle being pursued by the Madison Police Department at 4:12 p.m. Chief Deputy Prorok responded to the call for assistance and was deploying spike strips at South Dakota Highway 34 and 472nd Avenue in Colman. The driver intentionally swerved toward Chief […]

Sergeant Michael “Zini” Kurinzi

Sergeant Mike Kurinzi died as the result of cancer that he developed following his assignment to the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. Sergeant Kurinzi was a United States Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Elizabeth Police Department for 20 years. He is survived […]

Border Patrol Agent Freddy Ortiz

Border Patrol Agent Freddy Ortiz was killed in an ATV crash in Douglas, Arizona, while responding to reports of undocumented immigrants in the area of Chino Road and 5th Street. His ATV left the roadway and struck a utility pole as he drove along International Drive while searching the area at about 7:00 pm. The […]

Detective James Michael Lett

Detective Mike Lett succumbed to critical injuries he received in a vehicle crash on October 28, 2023. At 11:00 a.m., Detective Lett hydroplaned on Interstate 430 while responding to a service-to-assist with the Benton Police Department’s Drug Take Back Program and struck a guardrail. He was transported to Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, where he […]

Correctional Officer I Kelly Bernard Rolando

Correctional Officer Kelly Rolando was killed in a vehicle crash at 7:14 p.m. on the 54 Bypass in Mexico, Missouri. Officer Rolando was returning to the Northeast Correctional Center in Bowling Green from a temporary assignment at the University Hospital in Columbia when he collided head-on with a vehicle traveling southbound. He and the driver […]

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