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Peekskill police officer victim of suicide privateofficer.com

  PEEKSKILL NY July 13 2014  – Peekskill is mourning the death of city Police Officer Christopher Vazeos, a 23-year veteran of the department who also grew up in Peekskill and was remembered for his dedication to his job and community. “He certainly was a consummate professional,” said Peekskill Police Chief Eric Johansen, who recalled […]

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N.Y. Trooper Dies From Self-Inflicted Wound privateofficer.com

  NASSAU, N.Y. July 2 2014 – A state trooper who earned the Girl Scouts’ highest award and was an honors student killed herself with her division-issued weapon, State Police said Monday. Fishermen discovered the body of Trooper Kerstin S. Williams, 27, on the southern shore of Nassau Lake at about 9 p.m. Sunday near Lake Shore […]

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Rookie officer, 25, dies by suicide inside Wakefield police station privateofficer.com

  Wakefield Canada June 29 2014 A 25-year-old rookie officer with the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais shot and killed himself inside the Wakefield police station Friday morning. The officer, who had been on the job for only a month, shot himself with his police-issued firearm, confirmed the Sûreté du Québec, the provincial police force now overseeing […]

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Retired Canon City police officer kills himself and wife privateofficer.com

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  CANON CITY, Colo. – June 15 2014 The Canon City Police Department is mourning the loss of two of their own after a murder-suicide. Thursday night, Police went to a home in the 700 block of Whipple Avenue to check on 49-year-old Priscilla Samento.  Samento hadn’t shown up for her late night shift as […]

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Former Stamford Ct Police Chief Louis DeCarlo dead of self inflicted gunshot privateofficer.com

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  STAMFORD CT June 15 2014  – Former Police Chief Louis DeCarlo was found dead at his Belltown home Thursday afternoon of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. DeCarlo, 71, was a 30-year veteran of the department before becoming chief in 2001. He led the department until 2004 and was remembered by colleagues and others […]

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NYPD officer takes his own life privateofficer.com

  Brooklyn NY June 6 2014 Tragedy struck a retired Brooklyn detective who’s been at the center of prosecutors’ review of tainted murder convictions — his brother apparently took his own life Thursday, sources said. Michael Scarcella, 50, a police officer assigned to the 71st Precinct, was found dead of an apparent suicide at his […]

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Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputy hangs himself privateofficer.com

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  PHOENIX, Ariz. May 10 2014– A former Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputy was found dead late Thursday afternoon after authorities went to his home to serve him with a felony warrant, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. Mr. Arpaio said Ramon “Charley” Armendariz, 40, apparently hung himself. Law enforcement officers had been to his home […]

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Spokane police investigate Liberty Lake police officer’s suicide privateofficer.com

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  SPOKANE, Wash. April 26 2014 – Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives were investigating the death of a Liberty Lake Police Department member early Friday. According to authorities, Sgt. Clint Gibson’s SUV crashed into a couple trees along Francis Ave. before coming to rest in a parking lot. Officers blocked off the area around W. Francis […]

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Cook County officer kills wife-commits suicide privateofficer.com

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  Cook County IL April 21 2014 A Cook County sheriff’s office correctional officer apparently shot to death his wife, a Chicago police officer, inside their Southwest Side home Sunday morning before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. Javier Acevedo and his wife, Veronica Rizzo-Acevedo, were found dead about 5 a.m. inside their home […]

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Washington DC police officer found dead privateofficer.com

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  WASHINGTON DC April 20 2014 Police found the body of a D.C. officer in his apartment in SE, D.C. Saturday afternoon. Police said the body was found in an apartment located in the 2600 block of Martin Luther King Avenue in SE. Authorities would not release the name of the officer but said that […]

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Former AL. police officer commits suicide on Interstate 24 privateofficer.com

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  Marion County TN March 28 2014  The wanted man who authorities say killed himself Tuesday alongside Interstate 24 in Marion County, Tenn., was a former police officer who had been in trouble with the law before, Times Free Press archives show. Charles Keith Murphree, 44, committed suicide between the towns of Jasper and Kimball […]

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North Port police officer investigated for kidnapping commits suicide privateofficer.com

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North Port FL March 24 2014 A Florida police officer under investigation for sexual battery and kidnapping committed suicide on Thursday as deputies were on their way to arrest him. North Port officer Ricky Urbina, 44, was accused of handcuffing a woman at a party on March 2, taking her into a bedroom and sexually […]

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Dead border agent suspected in kidnapping privateofficer.com

  EL PASO, Texas March 15 2014 (AP) — The FBI believes a Border Patrol agent found dead in his South Texas home is responsible for the kidnapping and assault of three females who were in the country illegally, the agency said Thursday. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agents encountered an injured adult […]

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Fargo Police Lieutenant Kills Himself privateofficer.com

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Fargo ND March 13 2014 A devastating day for the Fargo Police Department after finding a fellow officer and friend dead. Lieutenant Jeff Skuza was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. “Today was a bad day for the police department and tomorrow won’t be easier,” Fargo Police Chief Keith Ternes said. Nearly […]

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Johnstown police officer guilty of rape privateofficer.com

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  FONDA NY March 6 2014  — A city of Johnstown police officer admitted to a third-degree rape charge Tuesday and is expected to be sentenced to a year in jail, prosecutors said. Officer Adam Schwabrow, 32, of South Perry Street, also resigned from his job Tuesday as part of the plea to the Class E […]

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Crandall Texas police officer kills wife-commits suicide privateofficer.com

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Dallas TX Mar 1 2014 Dallas police confirmed Thursday that a Crandall police officer shot and killed his wife before killing himself. The bodies of Sgt. Nick Pitofsky and his wife, Vanessa, were found inside a home in the Cedars neighborhood Wednesday. According to the Dallas Police Department, a welfare check was requested at a […]

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Las Vegas police officer kills himself in casino parking garage privateofficer.com

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV Feb 24 2014 An off-duty Las Vegas police officer shot and killed himself in a North Las Vegas casino parking garage late Friday night. Byron Twigg, a 15-year veteran at LVMPD, shot and killed himself at 11 p.m. in the parking garage of the Fiesta Rancho Casino in North Las Vegas […]

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Morgan City Chief of Police Found Dead of Self-Inflicted Gunshot privateofficer.com

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BILOXI, MS Feb 2 2014 Biloxi police have confirmed that a Louisiana law enforcement official shot himself at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi Friday night. Biloxi police Sergeant Chris DeBack said officers responded to a reported shooting at the casino shortly after 11 p.m. Investigators discovered Morgan City Chief of Police, Travis A. Crouch, in […]

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Utah police officer kills kids, wife and mother in law before commiting suicide privateofficer.com

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  Spanish Fork Utah Jan 18 2014 A 34-year-old Utah police officer shot and killed his wife, mother-in-law and two young children and turned the gun on himself, authorities said Friday. Spanish Fork police said the five were found dead about 11 p.m. Thursday, when co-workers reported Joshua Boren didn’t show up for his night […]

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Washington DC police officer commited suicide privateofficer.com

  WASHINGTON DC Jan 10 2014 — District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier says a police officer who died after being charged with child pornography last month appears to have committed suicide. Lanier is discussing the arrests of Officers Marc Washington and Linwood Barnhill Jr. at a town hall-style meeting Thursday night. Washington’s body […]

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