Officer Quickfire Weekly Recap: First Week of August

Here are some of the stories you may have missed that ran on our site during the week.


Wednesday (Aug. 7)

Two veteran Boston plainclothes officers were shot and the suspected gunman was killed in a daylight shootout in the Dorchester neighborhood.

Officers Harry Jean and Terry Cotton both suffered non life-threatening injuries. A second suspect is still on the loose and is being sought by police.

The NYPD will no longer store the names and addresses of those whose cases are dismissed after a police stop under an agreement settling a lawsuit over "Stop-and-Frisk."

The deal resulted from a May 2010 lawsuit brought in state court in Manhattan by the New York Civil Liberties Union.

The Cleveland house where three women were held captive and raped by Ariel Castro for a decade was demolished.

The house was reduced to rubble as part of the plea deal that spared Castro, who was sentenced last week to life in prison plus 1,000 years, a possible death sentence.

A man driving a truck with police lights on top while posing as an officer picked the wrong guys to pull over in northern New Mexico.

Officials say 26-year-old John Shelton pulled over what turned out to be an unmarked State Police vehicle carrying two agents.

Thursday (Aug. 8)

Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio has ordered all of his deputies to be armed 24 hours a day so that they are prepared for anything.

Arpaio spoke at the press conference, which also included the announcement that all deputies are now carrying AR-15 rifles, on the same day one a detention officer was killed while off-duty in the driveway of his Phoenix home.

A Rochester, N.H. detective returned to duty for the first time in 16 months after being wounded during a standoff last year that took the life of a neighboring police chief.

Detective Jeremiah Murphy was shot in the chest when suspected drug dealer Cullen Mutrie opened fire on officers attempting to serve a search warrant in April 2012. Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney was killed in the shooting.

A South Miami, Fla. man posted a photo to Facebook of his wife's body slumped on the floor after he allegedly killed her before turning himself in to police.

Derek Medina told police that he and wife Jennifer Alfonso had a heated argument that resulted in him shooting her several times.

Friday (Aug. 9)

Officials say a car belonging to the suspect in the disappearance of a teenage girl in California has been found in Idaho.

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore also said that horseback riders reported seeing two people matching the description of suspect James Lee DiMaggio and Hannah Anderson, the girl he is accused of abducting.

The bodies of the Anderson's mother and an unidentified child were found on Aug. 4 at DiMaggio's burned home near San Diego.

A former teacher has been charged with fatally shooting four people and wounding four others in separate attacks in the Dallas area two days earlier.

Erbie Lee Bowser allegedly killed his girlfriend and her daughter in one attack while killing his estranged wife and her daughter.

The Ohio Highway Patrol and the troopers' union are stomping it out in a dispute over footwear.

The troopers association contends that the new shoes being issued are slick, leading to slips and falls, and come off too easily while wrestling suspects or chasing them on foot.

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