Officer Quickfire Weekly Recap: Third Week of August

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


It can be hard to keep up with all of the news that occurs on daily basis.

Because of this, the Officer.com staff presents the "Quickfire Weekly Recap."

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

Weekend (Aug. 16-18)

Fort Hood, Texas Police Officer Kimberly Munley testified Friday during the military trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is accused of killing 13 people at the military base in November 2009.

Munley recalled trying to fire her weapon as she lay bleeding on the ground, but nothing happened. She said Hasan then kicked the gun from her hand, but then his weapon malfunctioned before one of her fellow officers shot him.

More than 100 officers from Boston-area police departments took part in a motorcycle ride Saturday honoring slain MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.

Collier was allegedly shot and killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects while trying to elude authorities on April 18. The event was put on by Ride4Cops and raised $50,000 to help families of officers who die in the line of duty.

The Anchorage Police Department announced Friday that it plans to deploy dozens of civilian volunteers to patrol the city in unmarked cars during weekend nights in search of drunken drivers.

The initiative is aimed at ending a spike in drunken-driving wrecks that have killed four people in two months. So far, 45 volunteers have signed up to drive their own cars, pickups and SUVs in the weekend patrols.

A judge and a sheriff's deputy in Cook County, Ill. tackled a defendant who tried to run out of a courtroom Friday.

Vongia Weathers became violent after Judge Nicholas Ford said he was increase bond. The man allegedly shoved and punched Deputy Fred Holcomb and attempted to run out of the courtroom. As Holcomb struggled with Weathers, Ford lent a hand and helped wrestle him to the floor near the first row of benches.

Monday (Aug. 19)

Authorities in Iowa intensified their search for an inmate who escaped Friday night after he allegedly shot a Taylor County Sheriff's deputy late Sunday night.

Deputy Dan Wyckoff was shot twice after leaving his cruiser to check on a man walking along the highway. The suspect stole his cruiser and fled the scene.

A responding deputy picked up Wyckoff and they pursued the suspect, locating the abandoned cruiser about 40 minutes later.

A 10-month investigation into an operation allegedly smuggling firearms into New York City resulted in 19 arrests in three states and 254 weapons.

Officials say the firearms were hidden in luggage and carried on discount buses into the city.

Huntington Beach, Calif. police arrested a suspect in a July 28 riot after he 'liked' a photo of the vandalism he allegedly perpetrated.

Luis Enrique Rodriquez reportedly tipped himself off by clicking the "like" box on the police department's Facebook page next to a photo of expletives written on the sides of police cars.

The NYPD is receiving complaints from upset residents making a stink over the department's mounted patrol unit.

They claim that the manure left by the horses is not being clean up in a timely manner.

Tuesday (Aug. 20)

An Iowa man, who along with his wife was being held hostage by an escaped inmate, fatally shot the man who allegedly shot a sheriff's deputy over the weekend.

Jerome and Carolyn Mauderly were asleep in their Bedford home when Rodney Eugene Long -- the man police say shot Taylor County Deputy Dan Wyckoff -- broke into their home. Jerome reportedly shot Long with his shotgun around 2 a.m. after being held hostage for nearly four hours

A New Mexico court ruled that the widow of an off-duty Pojoaque Pueblo tribal police officer who died more than a decade ago while rescuing a boy is entitled to workers' compensation benefits.

Cheryl Schultz had waged a long legal battle after a workers' compensation judge in 2007 rejected her claim for after her of her husband, Kevin, died after pulling a boy from the river while he was fishing.

Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio is warning members of local militias that they could end up shot by one of his deputies.

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