Showing posts with label wounded police officer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wounded police officer. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Officer Kevin Valencia gets help from PitBull

Free Pitbull concert raises $1M for officer shot in line of duty

Click Orlando
By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor
July 08, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. - A free Pitbull concert held last month raised more than $1 million for the family of officer Kevin Valencia, who has been receiving treatment since he was shot in the head a year ago while responding to a hostage situation.

The office of attorney Dan Newlin, which organized the community event, said Monday that the money raised has been presented to the Fraternal Order of Police so that it can be distributed to the Valencia family.

Newlin wrote in a letter to the organization that he and Meghan Valencia came up with the idea because she wanted to bring her husband home but she didn't have the financial resources to make the necessary renovations to her house.

They also hoped the event would highlight Kevin Valencia's ongoing struggle because they both feared that members of the community had forgotten that he's still receiving treatment.
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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Orlando police escorted wounded officer's son first day of school

Orlando Police, Chief Mina escort Officer Valencia's son to first day of school
WESH2 News
August 10, 2018

Two months after Orlando police officer Kevin Valencia was shot during a standoff, his coworkers, and Chief John Mina escorted his son to his first day of school.
The Orlando Police Department released a video of the group escorting Kaleb to his first day of kindergarten.

Valencia was shot during a standoff that killed four children and remains in a coma at a rehab center near Atlanta, Georgia.

If you would like to donate to Kevin Valencia's short and long term expenses while he recovers, click here.
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Suspect dead, officer wounded in police station shooting

Suspect dead, officer wounded in station shooting
Times Union November 11, 2012

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Police in suburban Detroit say a man who opened fire in a police station was killed in a shootout with officers.

Southfield police Lt. Nick Loussia says one officer was injured. He's in stable condition with a single gunshot wound. He's a 25-year department veteran.
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Undercover drug operation leaves one officer dead and two wounded

Phoenix shootout leaves 1 officer, 2 suspects dead
A shooting during an undercover drug operation in Phoenix has left three people dead, including one police officer and two suspects, authorities said.

The Associated Press

A shooting during an undercover drug operation in Phoenix has left three people dead, including one police officer and two suspects, authorities said.

Two other officers were wounded in the gunbattle Wednesday night, with one in critical condition at a Phoenix hospital and the other in stable condition.
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Phoenix shootout leaves 1 officer 2 suspects dead

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

St. Petersburg undercover cop wounded on duty given medals

Undercover cop wounded on duty given medals
By Luis Perez, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

ST. PETERSBURG — When it was his turn on the podium, the detective told a story of what he asked God in a dark alley.

It was Jan. 26, 2009, just before 10 p.m. He lay on the ground, south of an Exxon station at 31st Street and First Avenue N. He was shot several times. His service weapon was empty of bullets, and the bad guys, who had just robbed the gas station, were running away. His partners from an elite anti-crime unit raced toward him.

"I said to God, 'If this is it, if this is my time, I'm okay with that,' " said the officer, whose name is being withheld by the St. Petersburg Times because he works undercover. "I asked God if he would please take care of my wife and boys.

"Apparently, he felt my wife and five boys were too much work," said the officer, who is 42 and a 20-year veteran of the force. "I thank him so much for that."
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Friends, neighbors pray for wounded Pierce Co deputies

Friends, neighbors pray for wounded Pierce Co deputies
By KOMO Staff

EATONVILLE, Wash. -- With candles in hand, dozens of local residents gathered on Tuesday night to pray for the two Pierce County deputies who were shot at a home near Eatonville on Monday night.

Pierce County sheriff spokesman Ed Troyer said Deputy Kent Mundell and Sgt. Nick Hausner ran into trouble after responding to a domestic violence call.

Investigators said David E. Crable was concealing a gun in clothes he was holding and fired about 10 shots at the two deputies from just a few feet away. Mundell, 44, was hit multiple times, but managed to shoot back and kill Crable, Troyer said.

Friends say Hausner served in the U.S. Marine Corps before joining law enforcement.

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Friends, neighbors pray for wounded Pierce Co deputies

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Officer Remains Remarkably Calm After Being Shot

Radio Recording Reveals Wounded Officer Remains Remarkably Calm As He Calls For Help
Jared Broyles Reporter
November 2, 2009
FORT SMITH - From the radio transmission between a wounded Fort Smith police officer and the dispatcher he called for help reveal his state of mind at the time.

Officer Parsons was surprisingly calm and impressively professional, although you could clearly hear the urgency in his voice. These were his first words: "Station, shots fired...I need help...I've been shot...I'm on Cliff Drive...I've been hit." Within seconds you hear the concerned voice of his supervisor Sgt. Dewey Young asking the station where he's at. A short time later, Parsons radios again: "I've been hit pretty good...I need an ambulance out here."

The suspect, 25-year-old Tristan Honey fled to New Mexico and later turned himself in to officials at this port of entry in San Jon. Parsons was shot four times; once in the center of his chest, but he was wearing a bulletproof vest. Chief Kevin Lindsey says the shot could have been fatal. Lindsey has visited parsons in the hospital and says he's doing well and will likely be released tomorrow.
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Officer Remains Remarkably Calm

Monday, November 2, 2009

Seattle authorities vow arrests in police officer's slaying

Seattle authorities vow arrests in police officer's slaying
November 2, 2009 9:58 a.m. EST

Police officer killed, student officer injured in shooting Saturday
Authorities: Officers were in parked car when shooting happened
Field training officer Timothy Brenton was married with two children, 11 and 8
Mayor: Slaying is first intentional homicide of Seattle police officer since 1994

(CNN) -- Law enforcement officials in Seattle, Washington, vowed Sunday to catch whoever is responsible for fatally shooting a police officer and injuring a student officer as they sat in a parked patrol car.

Field training officer Timothy Brenton, 39, was reviewing details of a traffic stop with student officer Brit Sweeney when a vehicle rolled up next to the squad car shortly after 10 p.m., authorities said

People inside the vehicle fired several shots into the squad car, killing Brenton and injuring Sweeney, according to police.

A shot grazed Sweeney, tearing through her uniform and protective vest, Police Chief John Diaz said at a news conference Sunday. She fired at the attackers' vehicle, but police didn't know whether any of her bullets struck it, Assistant Chief Jim Pugel said.
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Friday, September 26, 2008

Man Honored For Helping Injured Officer

Man Honored For Helping Injured Officer

Good samaritan comforted the wounded Paul Latschar
Sep 26, 2008
Reporter: Jeff Sabin

An Omaha man who came to the aid of an injured police officer was honored Friday at City Hall for his courage and willingness to help.

Mayor Fahey and the OPD honored LaDon Stennis for the action he took last month.

"There's an old saying about police officers,” said Omaha Police Sgt. Chris Circo. “You always know who the police officers are because they're the ones running to the gunfire. I think Mr. Stennis has a little police officer in him."

Stennis was riding his motorcycle when he came upon the scene at 42nd and Camden Avenue shortly after Officer Paul Latschar was critically wounded the night of August 20th. He tended to Latschar for several minutes until paramedics arrived.
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