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Ex-Trooper Goes Missing After Sentencing

Harvey Briggs was sentenced to probation for pulling mask off Tennessee protester

(Newser) - A former Tennessee state trooper has gone missing after he was sentenced for a misdemeanor assault conviction on a charge that he pulled the face mask off a protester during the COVID-19 pandemic in August 2020. In a Facebook post Monday, Columbia police said 54-year-old Harvey Briggs was last seen...

For a Minute-Plus, He Was Tased by Cop. 4 Days Later, He Died

Conn. police conducting internal probe after Ryan Marzi's death following trooper encounter

(Newser) - An obituary for Ryan Marzi notes that he "passed away unexpectedly in his sleep" in August, but an encounter he had with Connecticut state troopers just four days before his death is now under investigation. Per the Hartford Courant , two troopers, Desmond Stimson and Jessie Rainville, had responded to...

A Yelp, Then a Surprise Find: 'Oh My God, It's Lilah!'

State trooper rescues missing golden retriever from rural drainage pipe in upstate NY

(Newser) - A missing golden retriever named Lilah, discovered deep inside a culvert pipe in upstate New York, couldn't be lured out by her owner with peanut butter dog treats or cheese. In the end, State Trooper Jimmy Rasaphone decided to crawl about 15 feet into the pipe under a rural...

They Showed Up to Arrest His Son. Out Came the Excavator

Vermont's Wayne Tallman is now facing charges, as is son Brandon

(Newser) - "They don't have a scenario at the academy where we practice this one." So Vermont State Police Captain Matt Daley tells WCAX of an incident that saw two troopers threatened by the swinging bucket of an excavator. The troopers had arrived at Wayne Tallman's home in...

Troopers Left Suspicious Driver Who Later Killed Them: Report
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Troopers Left Suspicious Driver Who Later Killed Them: Report

Driver suspected of DUI struck and killed 2 Pennsylvania troopers and a pedestrian, police say

(Newser) - Two Pennsylvania troopers were helping a man on the side of a highway early Monday when a driver plowed into them, killing all three. In a shocking twist, Martin F. Mack III, 33, and Branden Sisca, 29, had initially pulled over the female driver on suspicion of driving under the...

Trooper Puts Herself in Path of Car Speeding Toward Race

Florida Highway Patrol's Toni Schuck is being hailed for her 'self-sacrifice'

(Newser) - Florida Highway Patrol Master Trooper Toni Schuck steered her vehicle to the left to block the lane in which a driver was speeding toward her. Then, just as the driver steered to go around her, Schuck turned to the right. The result was an ear-splitting crash as the car slammed...

State Trooper Accidentally Kills Brother, a Fellow Trooper

North Carolina trooper lost control of his vehicle while coming to assist a traffic stop

(Newser) - A state trooper in North Carolina lost control of his vehicle and fatally struck a fellow trooper and a civilian. Compounding the tragedy: The two troopers were brothers, reports Fox News . Authorities say the accident unfolded about 9pm Monday, when trooper John Horton pulled over a motorist in Rutherford County....

NY State Trooper Indicted for Murder of 11-Year-Old Girl

Family of Monica Goods says she was killed after high-speed chase by Christopher Baldner

(Newser) - A week before she turned 12, Monica Goods was killed on the New York State Thruway last winter after her family's car flipped over and threw her from the vehicle. Now, a New York State Trooper has been charged with murder, with Monica's family claiming Christopher Baldner rammed...

11-Year-Old Hits 110mph in Stolen Jeep: Police

Driver is too young to be held, so he went back to mom

(Newser) - Troopers chased down a stolen Jeep being driven at speeds reaching 110mph over the weekend, the Nebraska State Patrol said. When they caught it, the patrol said, troopers found an 11-year-old boy at the wheel—and two 14-year-old passengers. The chase began after the patrol received a report just before...

Ex-State Trooper Pleads Guilty After 'Reprehensible' Texts

Albert Kuehne admits he texted nude images of drunk driving suspect from her phone to himself

(Newser) - The driver of a crashed vehicle had just been detained on suspicion of drunk driving when a Minnesota state trooper asked the woman to hand over her cellphone. While the 25-year-old was checked out by paramedics, the trooper scrolled through nude photos of the woman stored on the phone, three...

Trooper in Elite DUI Unit Had Secret to His Success

Maryland's John Sollon wrote tickets to drivers who didn't exist

(Newser) - Maryland State Trooper John Sollon belonged to an elite DUI unit, and his stats showed why. In 2019 alone, he logged a record 50-plus arrests, reports the Baltimore Sun . But now Sollon's secret to success is out, and it's one that nearly landed him in prison. The 36-year-old...

Trucker Rescued Moments Before Rig Explodes

NJ troopers pulled man to safety

(Newser) - Two New Jersey state troopers pulled a trucker to safety just seconds before his burning tractor-trailer exploded, the AP reports. Trooper Robert Tarleton had stopped a vehicle on Interstate 287 on Monday when he saw the truck become engulfed in flames after it hit a guardrail and bridge abutment, state...

Witness: Trooper's Killer Didn't Want to Pay for Towing

Joseph Bullock, 42, had stopped on an interstate to help

(Newser) - The driver of a disabled vehicle who shot to death a Florida trooper didn't want to pay for the car to be towed, a witness has said. Joseph Bullock , 42, was killed Wednesday after stopping to help the motorist on Interstate 95 in Martin County. A tow truck driver...

Florida Trooper Shot Dead While Helping Motorist

Suspect shot and killed by another officer after gunning down trooper Joseph Bullock, 42

(Newser) - An Air Force veteran who'd worked for the Florida Highway Patrol for nearly two decades was shot dead Wednesday morning while assisting a driver on a stretch of highway near Palm City in Martin County. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles announced that Joseph Bullock, 42,...

Trooper Has to Be Revived After Drug Stop

Vermont officer was unresponsive, needed Narcan

(Newser) - A Vermont state trooper nearly died in the line of duty over a traffic stop, but not for the reason you might expect. Sgt. Brett Flansburg apparently came into contact with drugs during his search of a suspect's car before collapsing, reports MassLive . Flansburg was able to call for...

State Trooper Shoots, Kills Man Who Stabbed Him

34-year-old man killed in Maryland after he attacked officer during struggle; officer recovering

(Newser) - Maryland State Police say a trooper shot and killed a man who stabbed him during a struggle Monday. The trooper was released from a shock trauma center several hours after the shooting in Westminster, about 36 miles northwest of Baltimore, police note. Michael J. D'Angelo, the 34-year-old Westminster man...

Texas Trooper Killed During Traffic Stop

Suspect was captured more than 100 miles away

(Newser) - A man suspected of killing a Texas state trooper during a traffic stop was taken into custody more than 100 miles away, authorities said Thursday night. The Harris County Sheriff's Office announced on Twitter that the suspect was apprehended in neighboring Waller County. The Texas Department of Public Safety...

Sneaky Troopers Don Disguise to Nab Speeders

They dress as construction workers

(Newser) - About 30 drivers in Pennsylvania who zipped by a construction worker while over the speed limit got a rude surprise less than a mile down the road. That construction worker was actually a state trooper in disguise, and he then radioed ahead for the speeders to be pulled over on...

Cops: Soldier Kills Wife, Then a State Trooper

Suspect in upstate New York surrenders after domestic dispute

(Newser) - Police in northern New York say a soldier stationed at Fort Drum killed his wife and a state trooper who arrived to investigate. Justin Walters, 32, is accused of shooting trooper Joel Davis, a 36-year-old father of three, as Walters approached the couple's residence in the town of Theresa...

Trooper Allegedly Tried to Get a Date, Got Arrested Instead

Eric Richardson accused of lying about 'harassing' stops

(Newser) - A New Jersey state trooper is accused of repeatedly pulling over women in order to pressure them into a date. Sound familiar? That's because another NJ state trooper was accused last year of doing the very same thing , though in a different part of the state. In this case,...

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