Author: Bill

Police advocacy group releases statement after 6 officers shot to death in a week, 1 killed in wreck

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia- National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund CEO Craig W. Floyd released the following statement recognizing a deadly week for peace officers across the nation: The law enforcement profession experienced one of its deadliest periods in recent memory this past week as seven officers nationwide were killed in the line of duty. Six of these fallen heroes were shot to death, and one died in an auto crash. Already this year 14 law enforcement professionals have been killed in the line of duty. Eleven of them died as a result of gunfire, more than double the number...

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OPINION: Lebanon school Valentine madness needs to end

On Wednesday I brought my 3rd grade daughter at Maplecrest School a simple arrangement of 3 elegant roses and a favorite meal for lunch. I was blindsided. I clearly hadn’t met this newly established threshold of school Valentine spending and gifting madness. It looked like a flower shop in the the entrance hallway to the school (see photo) as gifts were staged and segregated into classrooms for a later planned parties. Other parents meeting their children for lunch also shook their heads in disbelief as the elaborate arrangements replete with favorite treats and toys, and of course, topped off with...

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Two Ohio police officers dead after responding to hang up 911 call

WESTERVILLE, Ohio- The city of Westerville confirmed on Twitter reports that two of the city’s police officers were killed in “the line of duty.” today. It is with a heavy heart we report a second Westerville officer has been killed in the line of duty. We will share more details here as it becomes available. — City of Westerville (@tellwesterville) February 10, 2018   The incident occurred around 1 p.m. local time at Crosswind Drive, 10 TV reported The Westerville Police Department told Fox News the officers were “responding to a 911 hang-up call” when the shooting occurred. They did not...

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Lebanon DWI suspect declines medical aid after Hwy MM crash

  LACLEDE COUNTY, Missouri- According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 35 year-old Lebanon woman refused treatment at the scene after a Friday crash on Hwy MM. She may also face charges from the incident. The arrested driver, Tiffany Osborn, has been accused by the patrol of DWI, Careless and Imprudent Driving  Involving a Crash and No Seatbelt.  She suffered moderate injuries, troopers said. According to the report, while eastbound, Osborn went off the right side of the road about 4 p.m. struck a MoDOT sign and crossed the roadway again. She then went off the left side...

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Richardson, Texas police officer shot and killed during standoff

  “I still can’t believe this is real!!! He seriously was the greatest man in this earth!!!” RICHARDSON, Texas- Richardson police say Officer David Sherrard, 37, was shot and killed in the line of duty Monday evening responding to a disturbance at 4250 E. Renner Rd (Breckinridge Point Apartments). Officer Sherrard was a 13 year veteran and member of our SWAT Unit. “He exemplified the professionalism, heroism, and strong character inherent in all Richardson police officers. We are grieving and deeply hurt by this loss. We are grateful for the outpouring of support by the public and continue to ask for prayers for Officer Sherrard’s family and friends,” the department said in a release.     His wife, Nicole Bradley Sherrard ,shared the following on social media: “I still can’t believe this is real!!! He seriously was the greatest man in this earth!!! He loved me more than I ever deserved and I’m broken!! I close my eyes and all I see is his smiling face and it’s like a movie with just flashes of memories over 20 years!! I was blessed to be his first girlfriend and his only true love and he loved me and our daughters so much! Please pray for us!! I’m overwhelmed with texts and messages and FB comments. He was a very loved man by so many.” Members of @DallasPD SWAT team brought a...

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