Officer Deaths by Ambush Soar in 2016

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November 21, 2016

636152614928532083-sapd-marconiSAN ANTONIO, TX — A Texas detective was shot and killed while writing a traffic ticket outside of police headquarters late Sunday morning. Later Sunday, two other officers were wounded in incidents in Florida and Missouri. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus identified the slain officer as 20-year veteran Detective Benjamin Marconi, 50.  Later the next say the assailant,  Otis Tyrone McKane, 31, was arrested without incident. As police escorted McKane to a squad car , he said he was angry that he was not allowed to see his son, “I lashed out at someone who didn’t deserve it,” McKane said. ” I’ve been through several custody battles and I was upset at the situation I was in.” He said he did not blame Marconi, and that he wished to apologize to the detective’s family.

Marconi had pulled over a car for a traffic violation outside Public Safety Headquarters in downtown. While Marconi was inside his squad car writing a ticket, a black vehicle pulled up behind him and the driver got out, walked up to the detective’s window and shot him in the head, McManus said. Then the suspect reached into the window and shot Marconi a second time, he said. The suspect then got back into his car and drove away in what police described as a black Toyota or Nissan sedan.


000-police-sanibel-officer-shotSANIBEL CITY, FL — Later Sunday, a Sanibel Police Department officer Jarred Ciccone, 43, a nine year veteran with the department, was shot during a traffic stop. untitled

The officer’s shooting was a first for the island police department, according to police officials. He was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital where he was treated and later released.

A suspect, John Webster Hay, a 46 year-old white male, well known to police, was apprehended. Information from the Sanibel police department said that Hay had been the subject of 15 responses by city police since July 23, 2006. Among the calls was a concern by Hay that his ex-wife was going to take his belongings, someone was watching his house, a music complaint from ma nearby wedding, report of possible credit card fraud committed against him, and a report of someone trying to get into his house and leaving syringes on his lawn. The city force, just now gearing up for the island’s busy tourist and snowbird season, has 32 members, 26 full-time and 6 part-time.

Sanibel Officer Shooting Suspect Was Well Known By Police

ST. LOUIS, MO — A St. Louis Metropolitan Police sergeant, 46, was shot twice in the face by a man who pulled alongside the officer’s SUV and opened fire.

The officer, a 20-year veteran of the department was in critical but stable condition and expected to live. The wounded officer said a c5ar had pulled up beside his SUV and the officer thought the driver was going to ask him a question. Instead, the person in the car fired at the officer. The police sergeant has two bullets lodged in his face, one near his nose, the other in his cheek. The officer has three children.

Shortly after midnight on Monday November 21, 2016, George Bush III, 19, was killed in a shootout with police. The suspect, apparently realized he was being followed, jumped out of the car and fired a shot at the officers, striking the windshield of their pickup truck. The suspect ran and officers pursued. He was killed in front of a house about 100 yards up the street AT about 12:45 a.m.

Late Sunday, a police officer and a suspect were shot during a traffic stop about 10:30 p.m. in the Kansas City suburb of Gladstone, Mo. That officer is expected to recover; no information on the shooter was available.

Suspect in Shooting of St Louis Police Officer Killed

November 13, 2016


This was an execution. We believe that Deputy Wallace was killed outside of the car, and we know for a fact that the gun used in this crime was in direct contact with his head when the trigger was pulled twice.”  Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christiansoncapture

Dennis Wallace, 53, a 20-year veteran of the department, was shot twice “in direct contact with his head” while initiating an investigation of a suspicious van in a Fishing Access, in Stanislaus County, CA. Wallace “was calling in the stolen car to dispatch and then everything went silent. When more officers arrived at the scene he was found dead from two close-range gunshots to the head.” Police caught David Machado, 36, after a manhunt on Sunday. Machado is suspected of carjacking someone in the nearby community of Keyes after fatally shooting Wallace. Authorities were able to identify Machado based on the stolen car he was driving, police said. Machado was also wanted on a warrant for previous felony criminal activity, officials said. Deputy Wallace was much beloved in the community of Hughson and had been involved in youth soccer, working as a referee for football, and is also said to have served as a liaison between schools and law enforcement.

Sheriff’s Deputy Shot in Head Twice and Killed ‘Execution
Style,’ Suspect in Custody



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