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November 2, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A police officer shot during a robbery at a Philadelphia doughnut shop died Thursday morning. His killer remained at large. Charles Cassidy, 54, was shot in the forehead Wednesday at a Dunkin' Donuts when a hooded robber spun from the counter and fired at him as he walked in the door, according to an employee.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
A man pleaded not guilty Monday to murder charges in the killing of a SWAT officer during a narcotics raid last week. The defendant, Kris Antonio Wiggins, 32, could face life in prison if convicted of the charge. Authorities said Wiggins shot and killed Sergio Carrera, 29, as the officer served a search warrant during Thursday's raid. Carrera had been with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department four years.
NATIONAL
August 16, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NATIONAL
June 26, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A prison inmate out for a medical appointment wrested a gun from a corrections officer and killed him, then led police on a high-speed chase in a stolen sport utility vehicle before his capture at a fast-food restaurant, authorities said. Curtis Allgier fired a shot in the Arby's that hit no one before a customer grabbed the gun, Salt Lake City police said. Allgier, 27, was captured in an office. Corrections officer Stephen Anderson, 60, a 22-year-veteran, was shot in the head, authorities
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June 14, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The police chief of Clay City was fatally shot after he cuffed a suspect's hands in the front instead of the back, authorities said. In most circumstances, officers cuff in the back to restrict mobility. But cuffing in the front was a practice that Chief Randy Lacy, 55, often used when arresting people he knew, said Greg Adams, a Powell County sheriff's deputy.
WORLD
May 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Police killed 15 gunmen Wednesday in a fierce battle after tracking assailants believed to have abducted and killed four policemen. About 40 armed assailants, whose tactics and weaponry resembled those of drug gangs, drove into the Mexican town of Cananea, 20 miles south of the Arizona border, and seized four policemen, Sonora state police said in a statement. The bullet-riddled bodies of the four, along with 50 spent cartridges, were found alongside a road hours later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Pasadena lawyer who was allegedly high on methamphetamine when he crashed into a Kern County sheriff's deputy's car and sent the officer plummeting to his death in the Kern River Canyon has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide. Daniel Patrick Willsey, 46, was arrested at his home Thursday by the California Highway Patrol in the Nov. 14 death of Deputy Joe Hudnall.
WORLD
March 29, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
A Hawaiian Gardens gang member was convicted Tuesday of murdering a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in June 2005. Jose Luis Orozco, 29, was found guilty by a jury of first-degree murder with special circumstances of murder of a police officer and possession of a firearm by a felon. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty when the penalty phase of his trial begins next week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Southern California's street-gang problem drew national attention Wednesday when the FBI announced that a South Whittier gang member sought in a brutal attack on two sheriff's deputies would be placed on its 10 most wanted list. Emigdio Preciado Jr., also known as "Junior," "Trigger," "Spooky" and "Snyper," will join a list that includes Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Colombian drug lord Diego Leon Montoya Sanchez and Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger.
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