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Gloucester City News Headlines for April 30th edition

Officer Down: Stun Gun Fails to Subdue Soldier, He Kills Two Deputies

Monday, April 27, 2009


NICEVILLE, Fla. -- Two deputies from a troubled sheriff's office in Florida had no warning a confrontation with a National Guard soldier accused of beating his wife would turn deadly, the sheriff said.

Deputies Burt Lopez and Warren "Skip" York used a stun gun to subdue Joshua Cartwright, but he was able to start shooting at them from the ground. Both Lopez and York died.

"Within seconds he sat up and began firing a weapon that came out of nowhere, it was somewhere on his body we assume," Okaloosa County's Interim Sheriff Ed Spooner told more than 300 sheriff's office employees who gathered Sunday night to pray and hear an explanation of the shootings.

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Alabama Officer Killed, Deputy Wounded in Standoff

HEADLAND, Ala. -- Officers in southeast Alabama shot a suspect to death after he killed one police officer and badly wounded a sheriff's deputy, authorities said.

Police said they got a call Friday afternoon that 53-year-old Fred Davis was firing a shotgun into the air outside his trailer. Henry County Sheriff's Deputy Ted Yost was first on the scene, and Davis shot and wounded him with the shotgun, State Trooper Kevin Cook said.

Davis then shot and killed Headland Officer Dexter Hammond with a high-powered rifle before other arriving officers shot and killed him, Cook said.

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Texas Deputy Killed in Wreck

Apr. 27--A Lubbock County sheriff's deputy was killed in a two-vehicle wreck early Sunday morning while answering a dispatch about a fight in progress.

Deputy D. Robert Harvey, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident that happened about 12:20 a.m. Sunday near CR 7130 and CR 2100 in Lubbock County, said Cpl. John Gonzales with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Harvey was driving north on CR 2100 in his patrol vehicle when it collided with a 2003 Ford pickup driven south on CR 2100 by Justin Dwight McKinney, 25, of Lubbock. McKinney was turning left onto CR 7130 when the vehicles collided head on. Harvey's vehicle was engulfed in flames and the deputy was trapped in the car.

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