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IN MEMORIAM: DETECTIVE KERRIE OROZCO Detective Kerrie Orozco was shot and killed as she and other members of the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force attempted to serve a warrant on a man wanted for a shooting in September 2014. The subject opened fire on the officers as they approached a home near the intersection of Read Street and Martin Avenue. Members of the task force returned fire, fatally wounding the man. Detective Orozco was transported to Creighton University Medical Center where she…

IN MEMORIAM: DETECTIVE KERRIE OROZCO Detective Kerrie Orozco was shot and killed as she and other members of the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force attempted to serve a warrant on a man wanted for a shooting in September 2014. The subject opened fire on the officers as they approached a home near the intersection of Read Street and Martin Avenue. Members of the task force returned fire, fatally wounding the man. Detective Orozco was transported to Creighton University Medical Center where she…

IN MEMORIAM: OFFICER GREGG “NIGEL” BENNER Officer Nigel Benner was shot and killed while making a traffic stop near the intersection of Pinetree Road and Southern Road at approximately 8:15 pm. After making contact with the two occupants the vehicle fled and Officer Benner pursued it a short distance before it stopped again in the area of 900 Pinetree Road SE. One of the subjects opened fire on Officer Benner, wounding him, before fleeing again. Officer Benner was transported to UNM Hospital…

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IN MEMORIAM: OFFICER GREGG “NIGEL” BENNER Officer Nigel Benner was shot and killed while making a traffic stop near the intersection of Pinetree Road and Southern Road at approximately 8:15 pm. After making contact with the two occupants the vehicle fled and Officer Benner pursued it a short distance before it stopped again in the area of 900 Pinetree Road SE. One of the subjects opened fire on Officer Benner, wounding him, before fleeing again. Officer Benner was transported to UNM Hospital…

IN MEMORIAM: DEPUTY SONNY SMITH Deputy Sonny Smith was shot and killed as he and other deputies searched for a burglary suspect in the area of County Road 1723 at approximately 2:30 am. He located the subject hiding in a wooded area and pursued him on foot. During the pursuit the man opened fire with a .22 caliber handgun, striking Deputy Smith in the neck. Despite the wound, Deputy Smith returned fire and wounded the subject. The man was then taken into custody. Deputy Smith was transported…

IN MEMORIAM: DEPUTY SONNY SMITH Deputy Sonny Smith was shot and killed as he and other deputies searched for a burglary suspect in the area of County Road 1723 at approximately 2:30 am. He located the subject hiding in a wooded area and pursued him on foot. During the pursuit the man opened fire with a .22 caliber handgun, striking Deputy Smith in the neck. Despite the wound, Deputy Smith returned fire and wounded the subject. The man was then taken into custody. Deputy Smith was transported…

IN MEMORIAM: OFFICER TOURE HEYWOOD Police Officer Toure Heywood succumbed to injuries sustained 12 years earlier when he was struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop. As he spoke to the occupants of the vehicle a second vehicle struck the first car head-on and then struck him. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in ICU for several days. His health continued to deteriorate as a result of the incident. On May 28th, 2015, he passed away while undergoing organ…

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IN MEMORIAM: OFFICER TOURE HEYWOOD Police Officer Toure Heywood succumbed to injuries sustained 12 years earlier when he was struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop. As he spoke to the occupants of the vehicle a second vehicle struck the first car head-on and then struck him. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in ICU for several days. His health continued to deteriorate as a result of the incident. On May 28th, 2015, he passed away while undergoing organ…

IN MEMORIAM: SERGEANT GREG MOORE Chief Lee White of the Coeur d’Alene Police Department in Idaho sadly reports the death of Sergeant Greg Moore. Sergeant Moore was patrolling a high crime area and stopped to check on a suspicious male walking in the street. Sergeant Moore made contact with the suspect and radioed the suspect’s information to dispatchers but no further radio contact was heard. A few minutes later, a citizen heard gunshots and went to investigate the source of the shots. The…

Tim Tebow Talking About Cops: 'What They Do Really Matters' - Law Enforcement Today

NEW YORK – His ability to throw a football at the NFL level was questionable. His skill to hit a fastball is under review. Yet Tim Tebow’s heart was never in question and he is spot on with words and …

IN MEMORIAM: LIEUTENANT RICHARD WOODS Lieutenant Richard Woods suffered a fatal heat attack while assisting other rescue personnel extricate several teenagers from a vehicle following a serious accident on Cogswell Avenue, at 5th Street, at approximately 4:30 pm. Paramedics immediately began to render aid to Lieutenant Woods. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away a short time later. Lieutenant Woods is survived by his wife and two sons. Lieutenant Richard Woods-gone…

Challenges and Benefits to Social Media

Social media. Is it a good or bad thing? Social media is a tool, which is used for bridging the gap between information and people. Though the information is often polemic social media itself is not to blame. That there […]