November 29, 2005 |
A police officer was shot in the heart during a car chase in Brooklyn. Dillon Stewart, 35, of Elmont, on Long Island, was killed despite wearing a bulletproof vest. One round fired from the other vehicle entered the officer's left armpit, slightly missing the protective plating, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said at a news conference.
October 9, 2005 |
A land mine exploded beneath a police vehicle in eastern India, killing at least 15 officers, police said. Maoist rebels were suspected of planting the mine on a road in remote Jharkhand state, a police superintendent said. He said the policemen were about to raid a village where rebels were believed to be hiding. There were no immediate claims of responsibility.
September 23, 2005 |
Suspected rebels ambushed and killed 10 police officers on a remote highway near La Cruz, 290 miles southwest of Bogota. Narino state Lt. Gov. Fabio Trujillo said either the National Liberation Army or the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was likely to blame.
September 5, 2005 |
Suspected Maoist rebels set off a land mine under an Indian security vehicle, killing at least 23 policemen and a civilian in the central state of Chattisgarh, officials said Sunday. Three policemen were wounded in the blast, one critically. The explosion occurred late Saturday near the remote and impoverished Dantewada district, 170 miles south of the state capital, Raipur.
August 12, 2002 |
TEXAS * Mexico is seeking clemency for one of its citizens that Texas plans to execute Wednesday, contending the Mexican consulate wasn't notified until the man's capital murder trial was over. Similar protests in 1993 and 1997 on behalf of Mexican citizens who were on death row in the state failed. Javier Suarez Medina, 33, was convicted of the Dec. 13, 1988, shooting death of a Dallas narcotics officer.
June 11, 2002 |
Assailants gunned down a high-ranking police officer and former Belgrade police chief. Maj. Gen. Bosko Buha died shortly after being shot in a hotel parking lot at 2:45 a.m. Monday. Buha's killing is the latest in a series of slayings of police and state officials and senior underworld figures in Serbia, Yugoslavia's dominant republic, since the mid-1990s. Most of the cases remain unsolved.
July 18, 2002 |
MISSISSIPPI * A 39-year-old man convicted of gunning down a state trooper in 1987 was put to death by injection in Parchman, Mississippi's first execution in 13 years. Tracy Alan Hansen fatally shot Bruce Ladner after the trooper pulled him over for a speeding violation. Ladner was shot once in the shoulder and once in the back as he lay face down on the roadside. Gov. Ronnie Musgrove denied clemency for Hansen, saying that the death sentence was justified.
August 16, 2007 |
A sheriff's deputy was killed in Brandon, the third law enforcement officer shot in the state in 10 days. Hillsborough County sheriff's Sgt. Ron Harrison was shot in his car shortly after leaving the drunken-driving checkpoint he was manning. The suspected gunman barricaded himself in a nearby house and was fatally shot by SWAT team officers. Investigators were looking into whether Harrison's shooting was racially motivated, Sheriff David Gee said.
March 29, 2007 |
The head of Guatemala's prison system resigned after the killings of four policemen inside a maximum-security prison raised fears of drug-gang links to senior officials. Victor Rosales stepped down two days after the resignations of the interior minister and the chief of police were accepted in the wake of the slayings of three Salvadoran politicians and their driver and four of the Guatemalan police officers accused of killing them.
November 8, 2007 |
An inmate handcuffed inside a van stole a gun from the Broward County sheriff's deputy at the wheel, fatally shot him and drove off, authorities said. Michael Mazza was recaptured four hours later at a pawn shop with the deputy's gun still on him, Sheriff Al Lamberti said.