Monday, August 3, 2020

Ultimate respect as gang squad officer laid to rest

VANCOUVER - Hundreds of family and friends gathered at Delta’s Riverside Funeral Home Saturday to pay final respects to retired Abbotsford Police Sgt. Shinder Kirk. (The Province)

SQ Chief relieved of duties after criminal investigation

Sûreté du Québec director Martin Prud’homme was relieved of his duties Wednesday pending a probe into allegations of criminal conduct. Quebec Public Security Minister Geneviève Guilbault said Prud’homme hasn’t been arrested or charged with a crime, but that the province’s independent investigations unit is looking into allegations that he committed a criminal offence. (National Post)

‘In excess of ten people killed’ including an RCMP officer in shooting rampage

RCMP say one of their own is included among at least 10 victims of shooting rampage in rural Nova Scotia this weekend. At a news conference Sunday evening, RCMP Commanding Officer Lee Bergerman confirmed Cst. Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year member of the force, died while responding to an active shooter incident earlier today. "Heidi answered the call of duty and lost her life while protecting those she served," said Bergerman. (Halifax Today)

Virginia Beach shooting: ‘I’m going in’ brave cop says in dramatic audio

It was 35 minutes of terror. Audio of police radio dispatches from the shooting that left 12 people dead in Virginia Beach starts at 4:08 p.m. Friday with a steely-nerved dispatcher announcing, “One down — gunshot wound, 2405 Courthouse Drive, Building 2.” (New York Post)
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    Dead killers recorded video taking responsibility for three B.C. murders

    Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky used a digital camera taken from botanist Leonard Dyck to record several videos of themselves taking responsibility for Dyck’s murder, as well as the murders of Chynna Deese and Lucas Fowler, before they died in an apparent suicide pact. (Vancouver Sun)

    Rookie California police officer fatally shot

    A police officer in Davis, Calif., was fatally shot Thursday night while responding to a traffic accident, prompting a massive manhunt for the gunman, who later killed himself, authorities said. (Fox News)
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    Arrest at Alberta Legislature is counter to the right to peaceful protest

    I guess the lockdown is fraying everyone’s nerves, even the well trained, level-headed, highly professional sheriffs who guard the Alberta legislature.(Edmonton Sun)

    Hero cop killed in Bronx during hand-to-hand struggle with armed suspect

    NEW YORK - A hero NYPD officer was fatally shot early Sunday during a desperate, hand-to-hand struggle with an armed suspect just after midnight on the grounds of the Edenwald Houses in The Bronx. (New York Post)

    45 arrested, 21 officers injured as Seattle protests turned violent

    SEATTLE - Nearly four dozen people were arrested, and more than 20 officers were injured Saturday after protests turned violent with trailers set on fire, windows at businesses smashed, cars damaged, and explosive devices thrown at police. (KIRO TV)
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    Dramatic police takedown of stabbing suspect

    "Force doesn't look pretty," says police Sgt. Jason Robillard. Vancouver police have responded to public criticisms about level of force after a video of a police takedown was shared online.(The Province)

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