Officer Quickfire News Recap: Fourth Week of October

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 (Oct. 18-20)

A Detroit police officer wounded in a shootout with a murder suspect this spring succumbed to his injuries Saturday night.

Officer Patrick Hill had been hospitalized since being shot in the head during the April 2 confrontation with Matthew Joseph, who was shot dead by police.

Two convicted killers who were freed from prison by forged documents were captured together without incident Saturday night at a Panama City motel

Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker, both 34, were taken into custody at the Coconut Grove Motor Inn a few hours after their family members urged the men to turn themselves in.

A Bridge and Tunnel officer was critically injured on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City on Sunday morning after being struck by a motorist

Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority Officer Thomas Choi had been removing orange barrels that had blocked traffic on the lower level of the Staten Island-Brooklyn span when he was hit.

A San Antonio police officer sustained critical eye injuries after a bullet went through the window of his cruiser, sending shards of glass in both of his eyes.

Two men are facing attempted capital murder charges in the incident in which the bullet -- fired from a scoped rifle -- also caused his computer to explode.

Monday (Oct. 21)

A Shelby County, Tenn. Sheriff's deputy was killed in a crash while driving to work Monday night.

Deputy Torrance Suggs accidentally drove into a construction trailer on a highway and was later found dead inside the vehicle by his colleagues.

The U.S. Attorney General told law enforcement leaders that a different approach needs to be taken as the number of active shooter incidents continues to rise.

Eric Holder called for new strategies and a more aggressive response during the First General Assembly of the 120th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference.

A student at a Nevada middle school opened fire on campus just before the starting bell, wounding two boys and killing a math teacher.

Teacher Michael Landsberry was hailed for his actions outside Sparks Middle School as he tried to intervene when the student began shooting.

The NYPD announced the largest consolidation of its fleet operations.

The Department of Transportation transferred the garage to the NYPD's fleet division, which provided the department with the extra garage space necessary to service its response vehicles -- without having to find or build another garage.

Tuesday (Oct. 22)

Chicago police officers shot and killed a man moments after he stabbed their supervisor in the face.

The 46-year-old sergeant sustained non-life-threatening wounds. He was the first to enter a home after police responded to a call from a woman reporting a man with a knife.

A California corrections officer also was recovering from stab wounds following an inmate attack that injured three of his colleagues.

Officials say Corcoran State Prison inmate Dan Felix used a handmade weapon to stab the corrections officer in the neck, head and shoulder several times after using a handmade key to break free from his handcuffs.

Officials say at least seven inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, including two killers who were recaptured over the weekend.

Police said they were looking at several suspects in the investigation of the escape of Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker, but so far they have made no arrests.

More than 750 vendors filled the Pennsylvania Convention Center this week to display the latest in law enforcement technology during the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Exposition.

The expo hall was filled with plenty of the usual suspects in policing, but there were a few unexpected ones as well.

Wednesday (Oct. 23)

A Eupora, Miss. police officer was killed after being struck by a vehicle during a high-speed pursuit.

Officer Keith Crenshaw was standing in the median of a highway after he deployed a spike strip and was run down by the fleeing vehicle.

Detroit's police chief announced at a press conference this week that an Officer Patrick Hill, who was shot in April and died of his injuries Saturday, was likely struck by friendly fire.

Police Chief James Craig criticized the slow pace of the investigation of the shooting which occurred as officers tried to arrest a homicide suspect and has ordered a review of department procedures.

A 14-year-old high school student in Danvers, Mass. was accused of killing a math teacher, whose body was found in the woods behind the school.

The body of 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer was found in a wooded area near Danvers High School in the early morning hours.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2014 budget more than doubles the amount initially set aside for police overtime this year.

The increase reflects the continuing struggle for the city to prevent further violence on its streets.

Thursday (Oct. 24)

A man suspected of shooting a Howard County, Md. police officer a day earlier was taken into custody without incident.

Officials said Stephon Prather opened fire on officers on Route 1 in Laurel before fleeing into a wooded area -- setting off a half-mile-wide manhunt.

A Dallas police officer who shot a mentally ill man in an incident captured on surveillance video was terminated.

On the same day, a judge declined to sign a warrant for Officer Cardan Spencer's arrest and the case will instead go to a grand jury.

The Sheriff of Sonoma County, Calif. addressed the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy who authorities say was pointing a pullet gun at deputies.

Sheriff Steve Freitas said that the deputies asked the boy, Andy Lopez, to drop the weapon, but instead he raised it in their direction. He called the incident a "tragedy" and said that he would do everything he could to ensure the investigation was thorough and transparent.

Friday (Oct. 25)

A gunman surrendered to authorities after releasing three people he held hostage in a North Carolina drugstore following a robbery attempt.

Belmont police officers were called to the store shortly after 1:45 a.m. and exchanged gunfire with the man before realizing there were hostages in the store.

A Tennessee National Guardsman was being held Friday and awaiting charges after shooting two of his superiors at an armory the previous day.

The sergeant first class had been disciplined before he opened fire with a handgun at the armory in Millington, Tenn.

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