FALLEN HERO: Cop Followed Home & Killed

FALLEN HERO: Cop Followed Home & Killed

Palmetto Bay, FL – Police have arrested one of two robbers who followed a 70-year-old, off-duty police officer home and attacked him, stole his gun and shot him in his driveway on Tuesday.

 




Doral Police Traffic Officer Lieutenant Gary King was shot at least once in the arm on Jan. 16, according to the Miami Herald.

 

“Investigators say that the couple [was] followed home by the subjects and robbed. The subjects and the victims were involved in a struggle, at which point a firearm was discharged, resulting in Mr. King being shot in the arm,” the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) said in a statement.

 

MDPD announced the arrest of 22-year-old Kionne Bell in the attack, but said they are looking for additional suspects.

 

Police charged Bell, of Florida City, with attempted second-degree murder, armed robbery, aggravated battery on a person age 65 or older, and armed burglary, WTVJ-TV reported.

 

Lt. King is a 48-year police veteran who started his career with the Miami Police Department in 1969, and has worked in several departments since that time.

 




At the time of his shooting, Lt. King commanded a traffic unit with the Doral Police Department.

 

Lt. King had just finished running errands and arrived home when he and a companion were confronted in his driveway by at least two suspects.

 

Police don’t believe the suspects knew Lt. King was a police officer.

 

A gun discharged during the struggle with the robbers in the driveway, and Lt. King was hit in the arm. Police said the suspects also stole some jewelry before fleeing.

 

The wounded officer was transported to Jackson South Medical Center where he underwent surgery

 

“Lt. King was one of the founders of our police department,” Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez said at a news conference. “For those who know him, he has been very proud of being here in Doral.”

 

“I can tell you when I had the chance to speak with him last night, and in a very difficult moment, he is in great spirits,” Bermudez said.

 

MDPD said police were searching for two additional armed suspects.

 

“We have two individuals that are armed with the officer’s gun and these individuals are brazen enough obviously to commit the robbery, the act that they did, so we consider them armed and dangerous,” MDPD Alvaro Zabaleta told WTVJ.

Let’s Get School Named After Murdered Deputy McCartney

Let’s Get School Named After Murdered Deputy McCartney

Pierce County, WA – Deputy Daniel McCartney was laid to rest on Wednesday following his murder last week. Help us name a new school after him.

 

Sumner School District Para-educator Lindsay Nowitzke noticed that the school district was looking for a name for their new elementary school. She posted on the local Facebook community page Wednesday, asking for people to vote to name the school after the murdered hero, saying:

 

As many of you are aware, we have a new Elementary School opening in Pierce County, in Tehaleh and SSD is voting on names.

 




Please go to the link and enter a vote for Daniel A. McCartney Elementary, in honor of fallen Pierce County Deputy Daniel A. McCartney.

 

This is such a beautiful and simple way to honor his life & service to our community. (Link to vote at bottom of article)

 

Deputy McCartney was murdered after responding to a report of a home invasion at 11:25 p.m. on Jan 8. During the 911 call, the dispatchers could hear screaming and a scuffle taking place.

 

He arrived at the home six minutes after the 911 call, and immediately started chasing two fleeing suspects.

 

A few minutes later, there was gunfire, and Deputy McCartney was fatally shot.

 

Investigators said they believe the fallen officer was able to return fire at the men.

 

Deputy McCartney was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center in critical condition, and died during surgery just after 2 a.m., the Puyallup Patch reported.

 




Henry Carden, 35, was found dead near the home where the burglary took place. A handgun was found near his body, The News Tribunereported.

 

Frank Pawul, 32, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Deputy McCartney.

 

Deputy McCartney and his wife had been married for 13 years, and had three young boys. He served in the U.S. Navy for six years, and earned the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, among other honors, according to KIRO.

 

The deputy had been with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department for three years, according to a Facebook post on the sheriff’s department’s page. He was a Hoquiam police officer for six years before he joined Pierce County.

 

“Dan was a good guy and a good police officer,” Hoquiam Police Sergeant Jeff Salstrom told KXRO. “More importantly he was an extremely devoted dad.”

 

Deputy McCartney was laid to rest Wednesday as 1,500 law enforcement personnel and 650 patrol vehicles participated in a procession, according to KCPQ.

 

Deputy Luke Baker spoke at the memorial and talked about how Deputy McCatney’s organs are being used for wounded soliders.

 

“I was fortunate enough to speak with an organ donor representative the night following Dan’s passing,” Deputy Baker said, according to KIRO.“The representative was explaining how they were able to utilize Dan’s well-kept, junk-food free organs to provide extension and quality of life to many recipients including wounded soldiers.”

 

Please help us get the elementary school named after this murdered hero. Click the link below and fill out the form saying you want to vote for Daniel A. McCartney Elementary, and then please help share to any social media groups that you’re in to help get the word out.

 

You can CLICK HERE to enter in Daniel A. McCartney Elementary as the name suggestion for the school.

 

Please share on social media.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Officers Shot In Harrisburg – U.S. Marshal Killed

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Officers Shot In Harrisburg – U.S. Marshal Killed

Harrisburg, PA – Two officers were shot during a warrant service early Thursday morning, and were transported to a local hospital by ambulance.

 

 The incident occurred at approximately 6:10 a.m. in the area of South 18th and Mulberry streets, Dauphin county District Attorney Fran Chardo said.

 




One person was shot by officers, but that person’s condition has also not been released.

 

Police said that the shooting suspect is inside a residence, and that the county’s Crisis Response Team was working to clear the home.

 

It is unknown if the suspect is now in custody, or what condition he is in. UPDATE: The suspect is dead.

 

Police are clearing residences in the area, and traffic is being detoured from the scene, WGAL reported.

 

UPDATE: One of the officers, a U.S. Marshal, has since succumbed to his injuries, according to Penn Live reported.

 




 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the wounded officer and the families of both officers.

 

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New York Yankees Support Murdered Deputy

New York Yankees Support Murdered Deputy

Tacoma, WA – The New York Yankees showed their support for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department (PCSD) on Friday, when the team sent the office a large flower wreath in honor of a fallen deputy.

 

PCSD Deputy Daniel McCartney, 34, was murdered in the line of duty on Jan. 8 when he responded to a report of a home invasion.

The PCSD thanked the 27-time world champions for their compassionate gesture in a Facebook post, which included photos of the gift.

 




In a hand-written card attached to the wreath, the Yankees offered their condolences to Deputy McCartney’s family – both blood and blue.

 

“With our deepest sympathies, our thoughts and prayers are with the entire McCartney family and the family of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department – The New York Yankees,” the card read.

 

“This was truly an amazing gesture of support and compassion from a world class organization,” the PCSD wrote in their post.

 

“Around here it’s not very often that we are surprised, but we have to admit that when this wreath arrived at our headquarters we all were quite surprised. We also have to admit that we all might just be Yankees fans after this (gulp!)…” the post read, jesting at the rivalry between the Seattle Mariners and the Yankees.

 

The Department concluded by thanking the team once more.

 

“To the New York Yankees: from our “boys (& girls) in blue” to your “boys in blue”, THANK YOU SO MUCH for honoring Deputy McCartney, and for supporting our department and his family. Your generosity and thoughtfulness is appreciated beyond words,” the post read.

 

According to The News Tribune, the Yankees have also made similar gestures in memory of officers killed in the line of duty in the past.

 

Deputy McCartney responded to a report of a home invasion at 11:25 p.m. on Jan 8. During the 911 call, the dispatchers could hear screaming and a scuffle taking place.

 




He arrived at the home six minutes after the 911 call, and immediately started chasing two fleeing suspects.

 

A few minutes later, there was gunfire, and Deputy McCartney was fatally shot.

 

Investigators said they believe the fallen officer was able to return fire at the men.

 

Deputy McCartney was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center in critical condition, and died during surgery just after 2 a.m., the Puyallup Patch reported.

 

Henry Carden, 35, was found dead near the home where the burglary took place. A handgun was found near his body, The News Tribunereported.

 

Frank Pawul, 32, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Deputy McCartney.

 

Deputy McCartney and his wife had been married for 13 years, and had three young boys. He served in the U.S. Navy for six years, and earned the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, among other honors, according to KIRO.

 

The deputy had been with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department for three years, according to a Facebook post on the sheriff’s department’s page. He was a Hoquiam police officer for six years before he joined Pierce County.

 

“Dan was a good guy and a good police officer,” Hoquiam Police Sergeant Jeff Salstrom told KXRO. “More importantly he was an extremely devoted dad.”

 

Deputy McCartney will be laid to rest on Wednesday, The News Tribune reported.

 




As many as 3,000 people are expected to attend his memorial service.

 

Hundreds of law enforcement and fire vehicles will accompany the slain deputy on a 45-minute memorial procession to Pacific Lutheran University, and members of the community were asked to line up along the route in a display of support.

 

Washington Governor Jay Inslee ordered that all flags be flown at half-staff in Deputy McCartney’s honor.

 

Please SHARE this story to honor Deputy McCartney.

 

FALLEN HERO: Sergeant Tahmesha Dickey Dies After Childbirth

FALLEN HERO: Sergeant Tahmesha Dickey Dies After Childbirth

East Orange, NJ – East Orange Police Department Sergeant Tahmesha Dickey, 38, died on Sunday, Jan. 7, due to complications following childbirth.

 

Sgt. Dickey, a mother of three, passed away on the sixteenth anniversary of her date of hire at the East Orange Police Department, TAPintoreported.

The Newark native was described as a “hard-working officer” who was a “true team player,” TAPinto reported.

 




She is survived by her children, 20-year-old Jay’Naisha Nelson, 13-year-old Mehki Nunn, and newborn Mushin Shabazz, as well as her significant other, Mustafa Shabazz, and her parents, Hamlett and Toni Holmes, the Star Ledger reported.

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of East Orange Sgt. Dickey.

 

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FALLEN HERO: Deputy Daniel McCartney Murdered

FALLEN HERO: Deputy Daniel McCartney Murdered

Pierce County, WA – Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel McCartney was fatally shot just before midnight on Sunday. He died in the hospital Jan. 8.

 




Deputy McCartney, 34, was responding to a call for a home invasion at a home off of 200th St. E near 46th Ave. During the 911 call, the dispatchers could hear screaming and a scuffle taking place.

He arrived at the home six minutes after the 911 call, and immediately started chasing the suspects, according to The News Tribune.

 

A few minutes later, there was gunfire, and Deputy McCartney was fatally shot.

 

The deputy was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center in critical condition, and died just after 2 o’clock in the morning.

 

“He ran toward trouble. He ran to protect somebody whose house was being actively broken into,” Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor told KING.

 

“He is a young deputy who signed up to watch over other people,” Sheriff Pastor said. “He had an ethic, an ethic in his heart for doing something for other people. Know that. People in the community need to know that.”

 

No arrests have yet been made in the murder of Deputy McCartney. One suspect was found dead at the scene but the other escaped, prompting a manhunt, KIRO reported.

 




Police said the escaped suspect was described as a tall, thin, mixed race or white male, with a large pointy nose, curly dark hair in a ponytail, and pock marks on the right side of his face. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie.

 

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department set up tipline for any information about the fatal shooting of Deputy McCartney. If you have any information, please call 855-798-8477.

 

Deputy McCartney was married, and had three young boys. He served in the U.S. Navy for six years, and earned the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, among other honors, according to KIRO.

 

Deputy McCartney had been with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) for three years, according to a Facebook post on the sheriff’s department’s page. He was a Hoquiam police officer for six years before he joined Pierce County.

 

“Dan was a good guy and a good police officer,” Hoquiam Police Sergeant Jeff Salstrom told KXRO. “More importantly he was an extremely devoted dad.”

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Deputy McCartney.