Officer Quickfire Weekly Recap: Third Week of March

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 (March 14-16)

Trinity University police officer died Friday, two days after falling ill while on duty.

Officer Marc Uland Kelley responded to a fire alarm call at a residence hall on the Texas campus when he suffered a heart attack.

The man suspected of shooting an off-duty Baltimore police sergeant turned himself in Sunday.

Gregg Thomas was arrested at police headquarters in the Friday night shooting of Sgt. Keith Mcneill.

An off-duty Chicago officer on his way home from work was killed Friday morning in the when his car was struck by a van that had been fleeing police.

Officials say the van struck the police officer's black Lexus, killing the 10-year veteran of the force.

Body cameras are being adopted by some L.E. agencies faster than policies to govern their use can be created.

Experts say that the lack of clear guidelines could undermine the goal of creating greater accountability of officers and jeopardize the privacy of both the public and law enforcement officers.

Monday (March 17)

An Oak Forest, Ill. police officer died after his cruiser was struck at an intersection while he was on his way to a call.

Officer James Morrissy died at Advocate Christ Medical Center nearly six hours after the crash occurred as he was responding to assist another officer on a domestic situation.

A Lafayette County, Ark. deputy was killed in a three-vehicle crash while transporting a homeless man.

Chief Deputy Allen Ray “Pete” Richardson was transporting Michael Lee Ackart to a shelter when police say the man reached over and grabbed the steering wheel, causing the cruiser to swerve into oncoming traffic.

Dashcam video shows the rescue of a Braham, Minn. police officer from a fiery wreck by a Good Samaritan last week.

Police say that Ryan Smith ran from his home to help after hearing a loud bang and led Officer Paul Dial away from his burning patrol car.

The man who oversees the popular Crime Stoppers tip line in Miami-Dade County, Fla. took its privacy pledge to the extreme.

Richard Masten, a former police chief, can be seen on video in court swallowing a piece of paper with details he believed could lead to the tipster.

Tuesday (March 18)

An injured Maryland State Police trooper has returned to work after months of recovery.

Trooper Jacqueline Kline was critically injured in October after she was struck by a passing car assisting a fellow trooper who had pulled over a suspected drunken driver.

Surveillance video shows Philadelphia subway riders come to the aid of a SEPTA police officer who was attacked inside a station Monday.

Officer Ron Jones responded to a call about an armed man boarding a train who allegedly tried to steal a woman's baby when the suspect charged toward him.

A report on the emergency response to a shooting last year at Los Angeles International Airport cites serious shortcomings in communication between agencies.

Commanders were left in the dark and there was a long lag in establishing a coordinated response following the shooting that left a TSA officer dead.

Prosecutors withdrew charges against one of the men suspected in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Norfolk, Va. police officer.

Kareem Hasson Turner had been charged with second-degree murder, use of a firearm and robbery in connection with the fatally shooting of Officer Victor Decker in 2012.

Wednesday (March 19)

A Mendocino County, Calif. Sheriff's deputy was killed in a shootout with an armed kidnapping suspect.

Officials say that Ricardo Antonio Chaney fatally shot Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino and fled the scene before later being killed by responding officers.

Two reputed gang members were sentenced in the 2009 slaying of a Chicago police officer.

Kevin Walker and Christopher Harris received the maximum prison terms possible in the fatal shooting of Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez.

A Westford, Mass. police sergeant recalled pulling an injured man out of the path of a rolling truck following a crash Tuesday morning.

Sgt. Marc Proia grabbed the recycling truck driver by the arm and pulled him to safety as the truck continued to roll, crashing into his patrol car.

Houston police and federal immigration authorities rescued 108 people held against their will for several days in a squalid suspected stash house.

Authorities said that the 93 males and 15 females, including 17 children, came from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

Thursday (March 20)

An Anaheim, Calif. police dog was shot in the face during a shootout that left the suspect dead.

K-9 Bruno is expected to survive after undergoing extensive surgery after suffering the gunshot wound during the probation search.

Newly released dashcam video shows a pickup truck become airborne on a highway, nearly taking out two Johnson County, Iowa deputies and a state trooper.

The law enforcement officers were working on another crash on I-80 when a tractor-trailer struck the pickup and sent it flying between the sheriff's vehicle and the trooper's cruiser.

Honolulu police officers have urged lawmakers to keep an exemption in state law allowing undercover officers to have sex with prostitutes during investigations.

Authorities say they need the legal protection to catch lawbreakers in the act, while critics say it's unnecessary.

The death of an inmate in an overheated heated cell on Rikers Island is currently under investigation.

Jerome Murdough, a mentally ill, homeless former Marine, was found in a jail cell that had overheated to at least 100 degrees.

Friday (March 21)

A border security convention opened in Phoenix this week with companies exhibiting the latest technology.

The show floor at the eighth annual Border Security Expo featured UAVs, bulletproof vehicles, shock-proof clothing and mobile surveillance systems.

The Los Angeles Police Department is getting a Lamborghini decked out with police decals and painted black and white.

The exotic sports car -- which is privately owned and on loan -- will be used for "charity events and recruitment."

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