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Trooper Charged After Crash Kills Teenager

Minnesota's Shane Roper also injured 5 people

(Newser) - A Minnesota state trooper is facing charges for a crash that killed a teenager and injured five people, per the AP . Olmsted County Attorney Mark Ostrem said trooper Shane Roper, 32, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, criminal vehicular homicide, and other counts. The crash happened May 18 in Rochester....

In Surprise Reversal, Charges Dropped Against Trooper

Ryan Londregan fatally shot a Black motorist during a traffic stop in Minnesota

(Newser) - A surprise about-face by the top prosecutor in Minneapolis means that a white state trooper is in the clear after the fatal shooting of a Black motorist in a high-profile case from last year. Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty announced Sunday that she was dropping murder charges against Minnesota State...

Trooper Who Rammed Car Into Suspect Charged With Murder

Det. Sgt. Brian Keely, 50, faces second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges

(Newser) - A Michigan State Police trooper has been charged with murder in the April death of a 25-year-old man whom he struck with an unmarked squad car during a police chase. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Tuesday said Det. Sgt. Brian Keely, 50, would be charged with one count of...

Trooper Plunges Into Icy Pond to Rescue Girl

Vermont state trooper has been commended for 'selfless, heroic conduct' in rescue of 8-year-old

(Newser) - A Vermont state trooper plunged into a frigid pond and pulled out an 8-year-old girl who had fallen through the ice while playing with siblings. The child survived and fully recovered after a brief hospital stay, the AP reports. The girl and her younger sister fell through the thin ice...

Manhunt Ends With 2 State Troopers Shot, One Fatally

Suspect was also shot and killed by police in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - A man drove his pickup truck to Pennsylvania State Police barracks Saturday morning and started shooting into parked cars in an incident that ended with two state troopers shot, one fatally, authorities say. Suspect Brandon Stine, 38, first started shooting into marked police cars with a long rifle at the...

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
Troopers Left Suspicious Driver
Who Later Killed Them: Report

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...

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