Articles in Support of Police

Badge saves Huntington Beach police officer’s life in gun-battle car chase; suspect dies in fiery crash

Aug. 26, 2016

Evidence markers litter the street on Yorktown Avenue Friday morning as Huntington Beach police officers and crime scene investigators work on the scene of the shootout between officers and domestic violence suspect Thursday night at the intersection of Yorktown Avenue and Bushard Street in Huntington Beach. SAM GANGWER , STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH – A police officer’s badge deflected a bullet heading for his heart in a gun battle during a car chase early Friday morning, officials said.

The Huntington Beach officer suffered minor cuts from shattered glass.

The incident began near Bushard Street and Yorktown Avenue after a man fled by car from his home when police arrived after midnight responding to a domestic-violence call.

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LASD sergeant dies after being shot in Lancaster; 1 in custody

by Jenna Warner in National — Oct 10, 2016

Sgt. Owen had worked most of his law enforcement career in the Antelope Valley, and on Wednesday, he was responding to a residential burglary call when he encountered Trenton Trevon Lovell, authorities said.

 
In this still frame from video provided by KABC-TV, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies take into custody a wounded man, who is a suspect in the shooting death of a deputy, in Lancaster, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.

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Police Chief: ‘I Am Compelled To Speak’

Police Chief: ‘I Am Compelled To Speak’Detective Benjamin Marconi of the San Antonio, TX Police Department was assassinated in front of his own police station on Sunday, November 20th. Less than a week before the majority of Americans will gather together to celebrate and give thanks for life, love, and family, the Marconi family is forced to turn their attention to burying Benjamin: a son, brother, husband, father and grandfather.

I begin this statement talking about Detective Marconi, as opposed to issuing a standard press release “on behalf of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police” or “as a police chief,” because the dreadful issue of overt, concerted, and directed violence against law enforcement officers across the United States of America is personal. And it must stop.

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