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Hunt for Mass. Cop Killer Ends Violently

Suspect was shot dead after injuring trooper

(Newser) - A man accused of killing a Massachusetts police officer during an early morning traffic stop was later shot to death after exchanging gunfire with police and wounding a state trooper, officials say. The suspect, identified as 35-year-old Jorge Zambrano, burst out of a bedroom closet and opened fire on officers... More »

Cop Slain on First Day Left Poignant Yearbook Quote

Ashley Guindon's yearbook quote: 'Live for something rather than die for nothing'

(Newser) - Ashley Guindon lost her life on Saturday , just a day after she was sworn in as a police officer, after responding to a domestic violence call in Woodbridge, Va. In the aftermath, New Hampshire-area media is remembering the 28-year-old, who grew up in Merrimack. WCVB has this detail from Merrimack... More »

Trump: I'll Execute All Cop Killers

Republican primary voters confident he can handle terrorism: poll

(Newser) - Donald Trump says "one of the first things I'd do in terms of executive order" as president is command the death penalty for anyone convicted of killing a police officer. "I want to let you know, the police and law enforcement in this country, I will never... More »

Alleged Memphis Cop Killer Turns Himself In

Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, ends massive police manhunt

(Newser) - The suspected killer of a Memphis cop has turned himself in and ended an intensive two-day manhunt, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. Officials were close to increasing the $10,000 reward money for information leading to his arrest when Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, turned himself in at the federal building in... More »

NYC Cop Killings Recall 1971-72

To 'NYT' writer, weekend shootings make 'it [seem] as though 43 years had not passed'

(Newser) - The murders of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu may have just happened over the weekend, but for Jim Dwyer, the killings were eerily reminiscent of the early 1970s. Writing for the New York Times , Dwyer describes the Macombs Dam Bridge he used to walk across as a boy,... More »

Memorial Erected for Alleged Killer of Rookie Cop

NJ mayor fuming that residents are honoring suspect, not slain officer

(Newser) - Mourners are coming to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial made out of candles, balloons, and heartfelt notes days after rookie officer Melvin Santiago was gunned down while responding to an armed robbery call. But the memorial—which also includes empty liquor bottles and the message “Thug in... More »

Texas Executes Mexican Despite 11th-Hour Outcry

Supreme Court rejects appeal in '94 murder

(Newser) - A Mexican national was executed last night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the US State Department to halt the punishment. Edgar Tamayo, 46, received a lethal injection for the January 1994 fatal shooting of Officer Guy Gaddis,... More »

Texas Bent on Executing Mexican It Arrested Illegally

Lone Star state shrugs over protests as man set to die tonight

(Newser) - Edgar Arias Tamayo is scheduled to be executed in Texas tonight —despite a number of high-level requests that the execution be halted because Tamayo's arrest violated international law. The Mexican citizen was initially arrested after a 1994 robbery; while in the patrol car, Tamayo, now 46, shot the... More »

After Ky. Officer Ambushed, Threats of More Cop Killings

FBI, state police investigating

(Newser) - Police in Bardstown, Kentucky, are living under a dire threat: The police department chief says he received a letter Thursday warning that "there were more officers that would go down like the first one"—"one" being an apparent reference to Officer Jason Ellis, who was shot to... More »

2 Cops, Suspect Killed in Fla. Firefight

Deputy marshal also wounded in St. Petersburg shootout

(Newser) - A wanted man hiding in an attic sparked a shootout with authorities, allegedly killing two officers and wounding a deputy US marshal. Officers were attempting to arrest Hydra Lacy Jr, 39, on an aggravated battery charge in St. Petersburg, Fla., this morning; officials believe Lacy was the first to shoot.... More »

Two Cops Gunned Down During Traffic Stop

Tampa police launch massive manhunt for suspects

(Newser) - The hunt is on for the men involved in the shooting of two Tampa policemen during a traffic stop early this morning. Officers Jeffrey Kocab and David Curtis were shot in the head, the St. Petersburg Times reports, after pulling over a car for a missing tag about 2:15... More »

Militia Planned to Kill Cops, Spark 'Uprising': Feds

Suspects accused of conspiring to 'levy war' on the US

(Newser) - Nine members of a Midwestern Christian militia group were charged with conspiring to kill police officers today, in what the indictment says was an attempt to “levy war” against the US government. According to prosecutors, they hoped to kill enough local law enforcement officials to draw other police from... More »

Onion Field Killer Denied Parole

Cop-killer Gregory Powell, 76, refused release for 11th time

(Newser) - The cop-killer whose crime 47 years ago was made famous by the book and movie The Onion Field was denied parole for the 11th time yesterday. Gregory Powell—who kidnapped two LAPD officers and killed one in 1963—told the California panel he was a changed man and wanted to... More »

Cop-Killer Suspect Felled by Lone Officer

Check of stolen vehicle resulted in one-sided gun fight

(Newser) - The death of alleged Washington state cop-killer Maurice Clemmons was attended only by the cop who shot him. Seattle police say an officer on a routine patrol found an empty car with its hood up, checked the plates, and found that is was stolen. Then he saw a man approaching,... More »

Cop-Killer Suspect Shot Dead

Police find, shoot Maurice Clemmons in south Seattle neighborhood

(Newser) - Seattle police have shot and killed the man suspected of gunning down four police officers in Lakewood, a suburb 35 miles south of the city, on Sunday. Police tracked Maurice Clemmons down early today after acting on leads about his possible acquaintances. "We knew the noose was tightening,”... More »

Clemmons Not Huckabee's 1st Freed Killer

Ex-gov said to be a sucker for cons who got religion

(Newser) - Maurice Clemmons isn’t the first killer Mike Huckabee released as governor thanks to his religious sense of mercy. Huckabee granted more commutations and pardons than any governor in the 40 years before him. Some, no doubt, were warranted by Arkansas’ draconian drug laws, but many more came courtesy of... More »

O'Reilly to Huckabee: Clemmons 'Not Your Fault'

But other conservatives are less understanding

(Newser) - Mike Huckabee’s a “standup guy,” and shouldn’t beat himself up for granting clemency to suspected cop killer Maurice Clemmons, Bill O’Reilly told him last night. “It’s not your fault, governor,” O’Reilly declared. “I mean, look, you’ve got 1,200... More »

Police Search for Suspected Cop-Killer's Wife

$125K reward for info; more than one gun was used in attack

(Newser) - Police in Washington state are hoping the wife of suspected cop-killer Maurice Clemmons can help them find her husband. Officers were warned to today to be on the lookout for Nicole Cheryleen Smith, possibly driving a green 1997 Mazda Millenia to Arkansas. Police have posted a $125,000 reward for... More »

Suspect Not In House Surrounded Overnight

Clemmons was wounded by cop he allegedly killed, could be dead: police

(Newser) - The man suspected of gunning down four police officers yesterday morning was not in the Seattle home a SWAT team raided this morning, after a night of attempted negotiation, though authorities found evidence that he had been in the home. Police are now searching the University of Washington campus, after... More »

Shots Fired, Cop-Killer May Be Dead

Clemmons believed to be holed up in Seattle home

(Newser) - Shots were fired today as police surrounded a Seattle home where a suspected cop-killer was holed up and officials say he may be wounded or dead. Police used loudspeakers and explosions in a bid to flush out Maurice Clemmons, 37, who investigators believe shot dead four officers at a cafe... More »

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