Officer Quickfire Recap: Fifth Week of October

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 (Oct. 25-27)

Three Albuquerque, N.M. police officers and a Bernalillo County Sheriff's deputy were wounded Saturday in a violent confrontation that ended in the death of the gunman.

Officials say Christopher Chase -- who had a tattoo that read "Cop Killer" -- appears to have put much effort into planning the shooting spree in which he stole a police cruiser before opening fire on the officers.

Roseville, Calif. police said a wanted parolee fired first in a shootout that left six officers injured and led to an hours-long standoff before he surrendered.

One Roseville police officer who suffered a jaw wound and a federal agent shot in the leg remained hospitalized Saturday in serious condition while four other officers injured by shrapnel were treated and released.

A Lansford, Pa. police officer killed himself Friday night after he took a fellow police officer hostage.

Officials said that David Midas committed suicide after he took the other officer hostage and forced him to ride with him in a police cruiser.

Nearly a century after being slain in the line of duty, the name of a Jackson County Sheriff's deputy will be placed on the Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

Deputy Charles H. Basye was beaten to death by an escaping prisoner armed with a flat iron at the county jail on June 12, 1917.

Monday (Oct. 28)

A union lawyer says a private charitable fund created to help pay for the mental health care of first responders and others workers affected by the mass shooting at Sand Hook Elementary school falls short of what's needed.

Just $218,361 was donated as of Sept. 30, while Attorney Eric Brown suggested the fund probably requires closer to $10 million.

New York's attorney general has asked a state judge to release sealed documents about the 1971 riot and retaking of Attica state prison.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants the court to open hundreds of detailed pages about investigations into the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion.

The new head of the FBI was officially installed during a ceremony and was praised by President Barack Obama.

FBI Director James Comey took over last month for Robert Mueller, who stepped down after 12 years in the post.

Students returning to classes at Sparks Middle School in Nevada were greeted by extra police officers following a fatal schoolyard shooting the previous week.

Police say 13-year-old Micah Crooks fatally shot math teacher Michael Landsberry outside of the school shortly before the bell rang to begin classes.

Tuesday (Oct. 29)

An Asheville, N.C. police officer was killed when his cruiser ran off of a bridge.

Officer Robert Bingaman was driving on Interstate 20 when the wreck occurred around 1 p.m., sending the vehicle off of the Jeff Bowen Bridge onto Riverside Drive.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was saved by a cell phone charger after being shot by a suspect.

The tip of the cell phone charger blocked the bullet, which embedded in the device. Another deputy also was wounded during the incident that ended with the suspected gunman dead in the exchange of gunfire.

A Sonoma County, Calif. Sheriff's deputy who fatally shot a 13-year-old holding a AK-47 replica toy gun has been the target of threats.

Assistant Sheriff Lorenzo Duenas said the office was dealing with the threats and would, if necessary, take measures to protect Deputy Erick Gelhaus.

Oklahoma authorities recaptured two of four inmates who broke out of an jail by climbing through a trap door above a shower.

Caddo County Sheriff Gene Cain said Dylan Ray Three Irons and Prime Brown were taken back into custody Monday, while they were still searching for Anthony James Mendonca and Triston Cheadle.

Wednesday (Oct. 30)

A Pontiac, Ill. police officer and his K-9 partner were killed when their cruiser was struck by another vehicle.

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