Officer Quickfire Recap: Fourth Week of September

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.

Garfield Heights police Sgt. Dennis Glivar was fatally shot during the rampage. Harry Mitts Jr. was put to death shortly after 10:30 a.m. by lethal injection.

The Department of Homeland Security plans to test new dashboard cameras and overhaul basic training for new U.S. Border Patrol agents.

The moves come amid criticism about agents using deadly force against immigrants illegally crossing the Mexican border.

NYPD police officers have been handing out fliers urging iPhone and iPad owners to download Apple's iOS7.

The new operating system has two major security features that could make the devices worthless to thieves and easier to locate by police.

Thursday (Sept. 26)

Thousands gathered to honor an Indianapolis police officer who was fatally shot while responding to a domestic disturbance call on Sept. 20.

Officer Rod Bradway was remembered by colleagues, family members and public officials who shared stories about him during his funeral at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

A 15-year-old boy was arrested in the killing of a Maricopa County, Ariz. detention officer who fatally shot in his own driveway last month.

Officials said the teenager will be charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the shooting of Jorge Vargas.

Federal agents will begin targeting high-level drug traffickers in Puerto Rico with intelligence gathered during a three-month blitz on criminal activity in the U.S. territory.

Agents seized some 53,000 pounds of drugs, confiscated more than 170 firearms and arrested more than 320 suspected criminals during operation "Caribbean Resilience."

Friday (Sept. 27)

Obama administration has found millions of dollars in grant money to help the bankrupt city hire more police officers.

The DOJ announced that $3 million will be used to hire new police officers to join the short-staffed department.

The head of the Chicago Police Department this week shot down the idea of accepting help from the Illinois National Guard to combat street violence.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said "No way, no how," adding that "The National Guard is not a policing force. They're a military force."

The London Police Department is using super recognizers to help fight crime.

Since 2011, about 200 officers have been recruited to an elite squad that has helped triple the number of criminal suspects identified from surveillance photos or on the street each week.

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