Officer Quickfire Recap: Fourth Week of September

Here are some of the news 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 (Sept. 20-22)

A Laguna Beach police officer was killed late Saturday when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck.

Officer Jon Coutchie was to a call of a speeding motorist who had evaded another officer when the crash occurred. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

A Broward County sheriff's deputy critically injured in a crash while driving to work earlier this month also died late Saturday night.

Deputy Daniel Rivera was pronounced dead at 10 p.m. at Broward Health North Hospital after succumbing to the injuries sustained in the Sept. 11 crash.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer drove himself to the hospital after he was shot at a traffic stop in Payson Saturday night.

Officials say that 22-year-old Cody Archuleta shot the officer multiple times before fleeing the scene. He led police on a pursuit before fatally shooting himself.

The 12 victims of a gunman who opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard were remembered at a memorial service on Sunday.

President Obama spoke at the ceremony at the Marine Barracks, just blocks away from where the shootings occurred on Sept. 16.

Monday (Sept. 23)

Boston's top cop announced that he will step down from the post after seven years on the job.

Police Commissioner Edward Davis said at a news conference that it is time for a change for both him and the city.

The recent ruling against NYPD's "Stop-and-Frisk" policy has resulted in a rise in shootings in the city.

In the month after federal judge Shira Scheindlin's decision that the police procedure is unconstitutional, shootings were up nearly 13 percent and gun seizures were down more than 17 percent.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was kept out of the loop when it came to tracing the gun in the deadly Navy Yard shootings, according to media reports.

The snub by the FBI comes as the ATF struggles to show its relevance in Washington, D.C.

Four Mexico City police officers have been arrested in connection with a mass kidnap and killing of 12 bar-goers in May.

Authorities say the killings were part of a dispute between gangs that control drug sales on the city's street corners and in bars.

Tuesday (Sept. 24)

The District of Columbia's police chief says an officer was shot during the deadly Navy Yard rampage, but was saved by his protective vest.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier said during an appearance on NewsChannel 8's "NewsTalk" program that the officer took two rounds to the chest and that the department is lucky that it didn't lose an officer during the shooting.

A group of NYPD officers saved the life of a man who was threatening to jump from the Verrazano Bridge.

Negotiators and officers from the Emergency Services Unit executed a daring high-angle rescue after subduing the 62-year-old.

Four suspects were charged in last week's mass shooting at a Chicago park in the Back of Yards neighborhood.

The men -- including a 22-year-old identified as the gunmen -- were arrested in the Cornell Square Park shooting that wounded 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy who was shot in the face.

The police headquarters in Columbus, Ohio and surrounding downtown streets were brought to a standstill for five hours after a battery in construction equipment exploded.

The building was evacuated when some employees reported what sounded like an explosion around 7:30 p.m.

Eight inmates escaped after being left alone in a prison transport van in Oklahoma and were later recaptured by police.

Six of the inmates were quickly back in police custody while two inmates who allegedly broke out of the van's locked compartment and drove it a short distance before fleeing on foot captured a few hours later.

Wednesday (Sept. 25)

Ohio executed a man who killed a police officer along with another man in 1994.

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