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Calls To Increase Hospital Security After Police Officer Shot In Sydney Hospital

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NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner has convened an urgent meeting to discuss upgrading security in the state’s hospitals after an ice-crazed patient allegedly attempted to shoot dead a police officer. Continue reading Calls To Increase Hospital Security After Police Officer Shot In Sydney Hospital

Corinth Officer’s Gun Used To Shoot Him In Chest And Shoulder

A Corinth, Mississippi police officer, is recovering after being shot twice early Wednesday morning.

Officer Kevin Parker, Jr. was responding to a prowler call on Bell School Road when he was shot around 4:40 a.m. 

A man ran in front of his car, charged the officer and was able to get his hand on the officer’s gun during a struggle and turn it on him.

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Sky News Journalist Laughs At Victoria Police Officer’s Shooting

Peter Van Onselen, the anchor for PVO NewsHour on SKY NEWS Live, laughed off the Victoria Police press briefing regarding Moonee Ponds shooting of Constable Ben Ashmole.

During his chat about Bill Shorten and Bronwyn Bishop, the broadcast was interrupted to show the Victoria Police press briefing on the arrest of two men charged with shooting an officer in Moonee Ponds.

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WA Police Officer Shot In Kalgoorlie

An on-duty police officer has died of a gunshot wound in Kalgoorlie on Friday night, but his death is not being treated as suspicious.

Police confirmed the fatal incident on the outskirts of Goldfields city. The Major Crime Squad is investigating, but the officer’s death is not considered suspicious, police say.

The circumstances of the firearm incident will be investigated on behalf of the Coroner.

Police counselling and chaplaincy services will be offered to the officer’s family and colleagues.

Source: www.news.com.au

Police Sergeant Shot and Killed In California Traffic Stop

A Hayward police sergeant was shot and killed early Wednesday by a suspect during a traffic stop, authorities said. Sgt. Scott Lunger, a 15-year veteran, was shot by someone in a white pickup truck, which he had he stopped because it was being driven erratically, police said. The second officer was not injured.

Acting Police Chief Mark Koller declined to say Wednesday if the driver was shot or injured, citing an ongoing investigation.
A person of interest was detained but has not been arrested or determined to be a suspect in the slaying.

Lunger is the second San Francisco Bay Area police officer killed in the line of duty this year.

In March San Jose Officer Michael Johnson was shot and killed while checking on a mentally ill man who had threated to shoot himself and kill his wife. The man, 57-year-old Scott Dunham fired the fatal bullet. He was also shot and killed that day though he may have shot himself.


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Two Men Arrested Over Shooting of a Victoria Police Officer

Two men have been arrested in relation to the shooting of a police officer in Moonee Ponds on July 7. Police from the state anti-gangs division carried out search warrants on Tuesday morning.

A 22-year-old man was arrested at 6.20am in Morwell, and a 24-year-old man was arrested in Oak Park at 6.30am. Sergeant Sharon Darcy said both men were in custody helping police with inquiries.

Police found a gun believed to be linked to the policeman’s shooting on July 14.


Read more in The Age.

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Chattanooga Active Shooter Incident Leaves Four Marines Dead, Police Officer Injured

Four marines and a gunman have been shot dead in two attacks by the same gunman on military recruitment centres in suburban Chattanooga, Tennessee.

It is understood three others have been wounded, included a police officer who was shot in the ankle.

The gunman open fire on a military recruitment centre in a suburban strip mall with what has been described as a high-powered rifle at around 10.45am. He was pursued to a second site – described as a Navy reserve centre – around 10 kilometres away where he killed four marines, and where he was killed about half an hour later.


Read more in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Police Officers Fatally Shot In 1995 Awarded Posthumous Medals

The fatal shooting of two police officers on the New South Wales mid-north coast 20 years ago led to improved safety for all force members, a ceremony to award the officers posthumous medals has been told.

Yesterday marked the anniversary of the murders of Senior Constable Robert Spears and Senior Constable Peter Addison, killed while responding to reports of a domestic violence incident at Crescent Head on July 9, 1995.

Hundreds gathered at Crescent Head to commemorate the anniversary.

Both men are receiving the National Police Service Medal, to be presented to their widows by NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione.

Dozens of police officers in formal uniforms were among the crowd, along with many local residents touched by the violent shootings in a normally sleepy surfing town.

Read more on ABC News.

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Crescent Heads Police Killings: Ceremony Mark Sacrifice Made By Senior Constables On Duty

It was supposed to be a routine domestic violence call, but what happened next not only tore apart two families but also stunned a NSW coastal town.

Senior Constables Robert Spears and Peter Addison made the ultimate sacrifice when they were killed in the line of duty while protecting the community of Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast from an armed gunman on July 9, 1995.

Today is the 20th anniversary of their deaths and Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione has presented National Police Service medals to the widows of the slain officers in honour of the pair’s heroism and diligence to duty.

The Daily Telegraph reported at that time that on the night on July 8, 1995, the officers had kissed their families goodbye and headed out for the late shift at Kempsey Police Station…


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Victoria Police Study CCTV To Solve Police Shooting

Investigators are hoping CCTV footage will help to identify two men involved in the shooting of a police constable, that may be linked to Melbourne’s bloody underworld war.

The 31-year-old was hit in the back of the head by a shotgun blast during a routine traffic stop, and was released from hospital yesterday.

Police are investigating possible links between that shooting, a drive-by shooting minutes earlier at the Broadmeadows home of slain underworld figure Carl Williams’ father, George Williams and a petrol bomb attack on a house in the same street where Carl’s estranged wife Roberta now lives.

Source: www.skynews.com.au