Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Attacking First Responders

Attacking First Responders --- ===
Attacking Police First Responders ---
older: see Police Officers First Responders Targeted

Attacks by Category |Terroristic Incidents

One clue to tell a terrorist attack from a crime: terrorists often target police, firefighters and off-duty soldiers

People target soldiers and police officers and old ladies and Shia pilgrams in Israel, Saudi Arabia Pakistan, Philippines, India all the time with cars, buses and even bulldozers. Over there it's done by militants and terrorists. We don't have those in the United States or do we??

Nobody seems to have any idea or clue as to the cause or possible motive for these accidents or attacks, besides impairment or mental problems or simple accidents, certainly not terrorism.

When there is no cause or motive for an incident whose sole object appears to hurt somebody for no reason at all, terrorism should always be considered as the only explanation that makes sense. In Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan, police are regularly targeted by terrorists, not just criminals.



* Reference
    *Statistics

    July 30, 2014 Patrick is the first peace officer in Minnesota and the 64th in the U.S. killed in the line of duty (1 every 3 days)  a 7 percent increase in such deaths over last year. He is the 27th officer killed by gunfire (in 211 days, 1 per week), a 50 percent increase compared with 2013. There have been 28 auto-related deaths, a 17 percent spike. May was the deadliest month so far, with 18 line-of-duty fatalities (nearly 1 per day). California has accounted for the most such deaths with eight, followed by Texas with four and four other states and Puerto Rico tied with three.

    154 police officers killed in line of duty in 2004 - NBC News NBCNews.com Dec 28, 2004 - Law enforcement organizations reported Tuesday that 154 officers diedin the line of duty in 2004, nearly half of them in traffic-related ...

    FBI report killed in 2004 In 2004, 57 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in 50 separate incidents. (about 1 per week)  An examination of data from the past 2, 5, and 10 years showed that the number of officers slain in 2004 was 5 more than the 52 killed in 2003, 6 more than the 51 slain in 2000, but 17 less than the 74 officers killed in 1995.

    *Timeline

    Year 2016

    More than 100 police cars rammed in a year in Victoria Australia, with 14 officers injured www.theage.com.au  Dec 12, 2016 - Two police officers waiting at traffic lights were deliberately rammed for ... While four police were injured two years ago, 14 were hurt in rammings in the  Fourteen officers have been injured in more than 100 police car rams in a new style of offending that has sky-rocketed across Victoria, police say.  Victoria Police figures show rammings have increased from just over 30 in the 2013-14 to 103 in 2015-16. Since July 1 this year, there have been another 51 police cars rammed.


    November 30, 2016  1 killed, 1 wounded 

    November 30, 2016  Tacoma WA police officer died gunman was shot to death
    November 30, 2016  Bomb scare at police headquarters in Stamford
    November 30, 2016  Raleigh police officer hospitalized after shooting at condo complex


    November 2, 2016  1 standoff, 2 killed 


    November 2, 2016 2016 shootings of Des Moines police officers Two police officers are shot and killed in separate "ambush-style" attacks in Urbandale and Des Moines, Iowa. A suspect in both shootings was identified as man who who waved a confederate flag at a crowd  and was captured by police two hours later.

    Feb 21, 2016 shooting by police Activists call for answers about fatal shooting of couple by Inglewood police Los Angeles Times shooting of Kisha Michael, 31, and Marquintan Sandlin, 32,  officers saw that Michael had a gun and ordered the couple to exit the vehicle before the shooting occurred

    Year 2015

    November 15, 2015 Shooting of Jamar Clark, Jamar Clark, a 24-year-old African-American man, was shot by Minneapolis Police in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Clark got into a confrontation with paramedics and then when police officers responded at 12:45 am, a "struggle" ensued, Clark obtained the officer's gun, leading to the shooting by the other officer. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said that Clark was resisting and was not handcuffed.

    April 10, 2015 6 vehicles stolen including 1 slashing and carjacking Utah 6 car theft slashing carjack spree dump truck police chase ramming police cars ends with spike strips, shooting  pepper spray grenades KSTU  In a drama worthy of a hollywood script, 30-year-old Stephen White's car theft spree stole 6 cars and trucks leading police on a chase through two counties, and slashed one victim in a carjacking. His last dump truck towing a trailer stopped after ramming police cars when tires were flattened by a spike strip and fled after policed fired pepper spray grenades through the cab window

    Year 2014

    3 killed including suspect suicide December 20, 2014  Radicalized Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley Ambush Shoots NYPD cops in car After shooting and wounding his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore, Ismaaiyl Brinsley later shoots and kills two police officers in ambush sitting in marked car execution style in Brooklyn, New York. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill in Bedford-Stuyvesant and soon died from their gunshot wounds. Investigators believe he was a crazed gunman on an ­assassination-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

    Sept. 8, 2014: Charleston County sheriff's deputy fatally shot while responding to a report of a drunk man at an apartment on Carriage Lane in West Ashley. postandcourier (S.C.)

    September 2014

    1. August 16, 2014 Girl, 3, killed in shootout between man, police In Maryland, Frederick Roy Miller shot and and critically wounding two people in Camp Springs who were the maternal grandfather and great-grandmother of his 3 year old daughter he had in the car. He led police on a chase and shootout and six officers returned fire, killing him. Police found the girl in the car who died later that day, and determined that the father had stabbed and shot her. Miller was a technician at Verizon and was a rapper on the side. Miller's relatives say he suffered head trauma and spent 9 days in a coma after a car crash several years ago, as was upset that his daughter was taken away and he couldn't have contact with her
    2. August 15, 2014 A Cop Is Killed Every 58 Hours National Review Online Michelle Malkin The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) reports that a total of 1,501 law-enforcement officers died in the line of duty during the past ten years, an average of one death every 58 hours, or 150 per year. These include local and state police officers, federal officers, correctional officers, and military law-enforcement officers. Last year, 100 law-enforcement officers were killed (on every 3 days). On average, over the past decade, there have been 58,261 assaults against law enforcement each year (160 per day), resulting in 15,658 injuries. New York City has lost more officers in the line of duty than any other department, with 697 deaths. Texas has lost 1,675 officers, more than any other state. Just this week, NLEOMF released preliminary fatality statistics from August 2013 to August 2014. Total fatalities are up 14 percent, from 63 last year to 72 this year. “Five officers were killed in ambushes, which continue to be a major threat to law enforcement safety"
    3. 1 killed August 4, 2014  Deputy Shoots New Mexico Pickup Driver Who Rams Cars Tries To Run Over Women In Albuquerque New Mexico, video posted to LiveLeak shows incident in which a man was shot and killed after assaulting 2 women, then repeatedly ramming a police car and another vehicle in his pickup  reported.  In the parking lot of a gas station a man in a red pickup truck tried to force a woman into his vehicle. When she fled in a car with another woman, the pickup pursued and rammed it, disabling the car. The women got out, then the pickup tried to run them over. When the deputy arrived, the pickup rammed the police car twice into the driver door. When the suspect got out of his pickup truck to yell at his victim, the deputy, trapped in the vehicle, fired and hit the suspect
    4. 1 injured, suspect arrested August 2, 2014 Anthony Michael Nickson demands to be jailed, grabs officer's gun 49 and 300 lbs faces two counts each of terroristic threats and attempting to disarm an off-duty uniformed police officer after he approached officer James Gray and demanded that he be taken into jail or he would take the officer's gun. Nickson grabbed the gun, tearing the belt. It took two backup officers to wrestle Nickson to the ground, and they had to strike his head with a flashlight unconscious, but at the hospital he only had minor cuts and abrasions. It was one of 3 attacks on police in St Paul in a week. 

    August 2014

    July ODMP http://www.odmp.org/#ixzz398mJiOr2


    July 30, 2014
    1. 3 killed 3 injured July 30, 2014  People Killed, 3 Deputies Wounded In Shootout At North Carolina Mobile Home Park   AP Three people were killed and three deputies injured in a shootout after a domestic dispute at a mobile home park. gunfire was exchanged with one person, who was among the three killed. 
    2. 1 killed 2 suspects wounded July 30, 2014  Mendota Heights Minnesota police officer killed  Mendota Heights police officer Thomas Patrick was shot to death in West St. Paul on a routine traffic stop. After an 8 hour manhunt, police tracked down career criminal Brian G. Fitch Sr who was driving with a woman. As an officer found Fitch and got out, Fitch started a gun battle and Fitch was hit several times, and the woman was also wounded. PioneerPress Patrick is the first peace officer in Minnesota and the 64th in the U.S. killed in the line of duty (1 every 3 days)  a 7 percent increase in such deaths over last year. He is the 27th officer killed by gunfire (in 211 days, 1 per week), a 50 percent increase compared with 2013. There have been 28 auto-related deaths, a 17 percent spike. May was the deadliest month so far, with 18 line-of-duty fatalities (nearly 1 per day). California has accounted for the most such deaths with eight, followed by Texas with four and four other states and Puerto Rico tied with three.
    3. 2 wounded July 30, 2014 Newark police officer shot while breaking up robbery Residents flagged down a police officer who confronted a man robbing a bodega business. Shots were fired, and both the officer and suspect were wounded. 
    4. July 30, 2014 Man In Custody After High-Speed Chase, Malibu Cliff Standoff CBS After shots were fired at an off-duty FBI agent stopping an attempted kidnapping outside a gym, a high-speed pursuit led officers through the San Fernando Valley and into Malibu, where the suspect bailed on foot, resulting in a standoff on a steep hillside.
    July 29, 2014  Man, 79, charged with murdering environment officer  In Australia, an elderly farmer Ian Robert Turnbull, 79 whose property had been at the centre of an illegal land-clearing dispute has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting dead an environment officer.


    July 28, 2014
    1. 1 killed, 3 injured in attack on police officers July 28, 2014 Charles Richard Mozdir New York Shootout  Authorities were trying to arrest Charles Richard Thomas Mozdir at a smoke shop when he fired on offiers in Manhattan's busy Greenwich Village. 
    2. 4 killed 13 wounded July 28, 2014 In Kano Nigeria female suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in Kano, killing three people and wounding seven others waiting in line for fuel. The same day another female suicide bomber struck in Kano city this afternoon, killing herself and injuring six others, including two policemen, when she detonated at the Trade Fair Complex.
    July 24, 2014 Security guard, suspect shot at Seattle bank KIRO  A suspect wrestled a gun from a   security guard and both were shot Thursday morning at a Bank of America in Seattle's Central District. 

    2 killed 1 officer wounded in commando-style shooting July 22, 2014 Body of Gunman Found After 2 Killed, Officer Wounded A man suspected of killing two people at separate Moreno Valley crime scenes and shooting at a responding police officer was found dead alongside an assault rifle. First officers responded to a shooting at a gas where an SUV was found with gunshot holes in it and a 74 year old woman’s body inside. The African american suspect fled, and opened fire with an assault rifle on an officer, wounding him. Another man was found killed 5 miles away. All 3 shootings were connected to the same suspect, and dog led police to his body next to the rifle used.

    2 killed (policeman, suspect) July 13, 2014 Jersey City Police Officer Shot Killed in Staged Robbery Drugstore Ambush NBC New York. A Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago was shot in the head and killed early Sunday by a man who told a witness he was "going to be famous", as the man did not steal anything and police could not determine his motive for killing a police officer. The shooter was Lawrence Campbell, 27, one of three suspects wanted in an earlier killing, as one had been arrested Sunday night. The gunman entered at 4 a.m. with a knife and punched out the armed security guard, then waited for police to arrive. In an ambush, he sneaked up to the car and apparently using a gun taken from the guard, he shot the officer through the car window.  Campbell was shot multiple times before officers handcuffed him, and he died. The Jersey City mayor condemned a makeshift sidewalk memorial in honor of martyred Campbell with balloons and messages such as "Thug in Peace" and "See you on the other side" scrawled onto t-shirts.

    July 6, 2014 "Police officer Jeffrey Westerfield of the Gary Police Department in Indiana. Westerfield was shot in the head and killed in a July 6 ambush while sitting in his police vehicle after responding to a 911 call. The suspect had been previously arrested for domestic violence and for kicking another officer. Westerfield, a 19-year police-department veteran as well as an Army veteran, leaves behind a wife and four daughters". nationalreview

    July 5, 2014 Officer Perry Renn of the Indianapolis Police Department was shot and killed while responding to reports of gunfire on July 5. Renn chose to serve in one of the city’s most dangerous areas. “He chose to work in patrol to make a difference in the field,” police chief Rick Hite said at Renn’s funeral.  nationalreview

    2 harmed 1 killed, 1 injured June 25, 2014 Delaware State Trooper Shot, Suspect Killed During Shootout Identified cbslocal (CBS) - A suspect was killed and a State Trooper is hospitalized following an exchange of gunfire in Delaware early Wednesday morning.the Trooper, identified as 26-year-old Corporal Lloyd McMann, attempted to conduct a vehicle stop. The driver, Dennis Hicks.. fled..exited his vehicle with a semiautomatic handgun and opened fire. McMann returned fire, striking Hicks in the upper body. During the exchange of gunfire, McMann suffered gunshot wounds to his hand and face

    1 officer killed, 2 suspects sought June 23, 2014 Near Abbeville, Louisiana, a Off duty Vermilion Parish sheriff's deputy was shot at his home after he was mowing his lawn and reported a suspicious vehicle. Witnesses reported seeing a gold Lexus crashed at the scene, and two men fleeing in the deputy's pickup towing a trailer with the lawn mower in what appears to stage a cover story as an apparent robbery rather than an assasination. nationalreview

    WACO (June 16, 2014) Donshay Dejuan Carmichael, 24, was held Monday in the McLennan County Jail after a brief high-speed chase during which the fleeing driver tried three times to ram police vehicles kwtx

    June 14, 2014 Brent Cole, a self-proclaimed “sovereign citizen,” is accused of shooting two law enforcement officers in Northern California last Saturday, June 14th, 2014. According to the Associated Press, Cole was camping in the woods near Nevada City, Calif., when he allegedly got involved in a shootout with a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ranger and a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer – See more at: http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/crime/sovereign-citizen-accused-shooting-blm-ranger-cop-video#sthash.szjBnhPK.dpuf pibillwarner

    Dennis Marx Sovereign Suicide Assault on Cumming GA Courthouse 2 casualties: 1 suspect killed, 1 officer wounded, downtown cordoned off for hours. June 6, 2014 In Cumming, GA at the Forsyth County Courthouse, Dennis Marx was due to plead guilty in a drug case when he drove a rented $40,000 Nissan Armada SUV through flower beds into the steps, He fired through the windshield at an officer, and engaged in a shootout, armed like a terrorist commando wearing body armor tossing improvised and commercial explosives, 2 handguns, homemade spike strips and smoke devices to keep police away. He wounded a deputy who expected to recover before he was killed in a two minute gun battle with several police. Marx, who was part of the violent anti-government sovereign citizen movement was apparently going to try to take over the courthouse and take hostages.

    May 2014

    4 casualties 3 killed including gunman, 1 wounded May 30, 2014 Norfolk Drive-By Shooting Spree Kills High School Grad, Policeman In Norfolk, Virginia suspect James Brown 29 started shooting at cars as he drove through Norfolk. He killed a 17-year-old Mark Rodriguez in his car on his way home from a Christian high school graduation celebration where he was a worship choir leader. Brown's Jeep returned to his home where it was left idling with music blaring spotted near his home where he shot at 2 and killed one of the police officers from his home. Brown attempted to flee the area, hitting many passing cars, but was stopped after crashing into another car. Brown was shot as he struggled and tried to take the gun from an officer who was attempting to arrest him.

    May 29, 2014 Florida Driving While Terrorist Deliberately Hits New York Trooper  On a New York highway, police believe Florida driver Almond Upton deliberately swerved his pickup truck into state trooper Christopher Skinner on Interstate 81 near Binghamton at noon. He has been charged with murder. Upton was captured after a police dog tracked him into nearby woods, where he was found naked. He told police he was driving to Connecticut to visit his mother.

    May 24, 2014. In Sunshine, Australia, police officers knocked on the window of a couple seen smoking an ice pipe in a stolen car when then rammed a police car in reverse, then drove towards the officers causing them to jump out of the way. They were involved in robbery May 16 news.com.au

    May 12, 2014  2 killed including suspect, 2 homes destroyed by fire and explosion. Cop Shot Before New Hampshire Home Exploded  Brentwood Police Officer Stephen Arkell, 48 was shot and killed, and another driven back by gunfire after he answered a  domestic dispute call in New Hampshire. The standoff ended with the duplex home blowing up and burning as gunman Michael Nolan died in the fire after a dispute with his father, homeowner Walter Nolan was led out in an ambulance

    April 2014

    2 killed 2 arrested April 30, 2014 2 Alaska State Troopers Killed In Confrontation Over Sofa Sale 2 Two officers who had had been featured on a National Geographic Alaska State Troopers reality show were killed in Tanana, Alaska in a confrontation that started over the sale of a couch that required backup police. Nathaniel Lee Kangas, 19, is accused of shooting the officers. The elder Arvin Morse Kangas, 58.  is accused of misdemeanor assault and driving with a revoked license. The incident occurred at about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday when Arvin Kangas became enraged about the sale of a sofa between a mother and daughter in the village. The shooting was just after the village school was let out.

    April 7, 2014 Gunman Shoots LA Cop 7 times in Police Station A man walked into a Los Angeles police station and night. He discussed a complaint and the fired at officers, hitting one seven times before officers returned fire and wounded the man. The officer that was hit survived because his vest took most of the hits. Similar to 2012 Insider Assassination of Joseph Griffin In Kabul By Iranian Immigrant

    February 29, 2014 Raw video: Lake ambulance driver crashes into police car | WESH ...
    1. www.wesh.com/Raw-video-Lake...crashes...police-car/24568276

      WESH
      4 hours ago - A Lake County ambulance driver has been suspended without pay aftercrashing an ambulance into a police car.
    2/27/2014
    http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2013-02-27/Questions-remain-after-ambulance-crash#.UwV8CPldXHU
     A Lee County ambulance and an SUV collided at the intersection of Veronica Shoemaker and Canal Street, sending six people to the hospital. Witnesses told Fort Myers Police the ambulance displayed no lights or siren, ran the stop sign and hit the vehicle.


    2/18/2014
    1. Ukrainian Protests: Protesters trying to ram a truck through police ...

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9Q-L...

      YouTube
      23 hours ago - Uploaded by Ukranian Protests


    1. Man rams truck into Raleigh police car after domestic assault ...

      www.wral.com/raleigh-police-officer...in-crash/13401904/

      WRAL‑TV
      2/17/2014 - Three Raleigh police officers were injured Monday morning after a man ran... Man rams truck into Raleigh police car after domestic assault ... police car crash.

    2. Woman dies after car fleeing police crashes in KCK | Local News ...


      www.kmbc.com/news/...car...police-crashes-in.../24532686


      KMBC‑TV
      2/17/2014 - A woman dies Monday night after a car fleeing from police crashed into her vehicle in Kansas City, Kan

    Suspects ram park ranger cars on Golden Gate Bridge

    abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san...id...

    Go.com
    2/17/2014 - Suspects ram park ranger cars on Golden Gate Bridge ... Park service 


    Teen in hospital after police chase stolen van on I-95 | The News Desk


    news.fredericksburg.com/.../teen-in-hospital-after-p...

    The Free Lance–Star
    2/16/2014 - A teen is in the hospital after police say he tried to ram two police cars with a stolen van before it overturned on Interstate 95 in Spotsylvania County Sunday  

    February 11, 2014

    Two injured after crashing into Broward Sheriff's Office car | News ...


    www.local10.com/news/two-injured...crashing...car/24463332


    WPLG
    6 days ago - A Broward Sheriff's Office deputy was following a truck when it collided with another vehicle in West Park Thursday, police said


    1. Police say 3 patrol cars rammed during Marysville chase | www ...

      www.kirotv.com › News

      KIRO‑TV
      Feb 10, 2014 - Police say 3 patrol cars rammed during Marysville chase. ... a PIT maneuver that resulted in the SUV flipping and hitting a fence off Quil Ceda Boulevard.

    www.kmov.com/.../Suspects-ram-stolen-car-into-police-vehicle-i...


    KMOV
    Feb 9, 2014 - Suspects ram stolen car into St. Louis police vehicle while trying to flee





    BBC News - Police ram A3 wrong-way driver head on


    www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-25941662


    Jan 29, 2014 - Police officers in an unmarked car decided to ram a vehicle coming the wrong towards them ..





    1. Police: 12-year-old driver hits CMS bus, drives off - Charlotte Observer

      www.charlotteobserver.com/.../car-cms-bus-crash...

      The Charlotte Observer
      Jan 23, 2014 - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a 12-year-old girl faces several charges after she allegedly stole a car, struck a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus and ...

    2. 2 critically injured January 2, 2014 $18K Robbery Leads to Shooting of Phoenix Police Officer, Truck Driver After robbing $18,000 from a men's club 26-year-old Roger Allen Sharp of Phoenix led police on a chase and crashed into a truck. As he was stopped , he got the officer's gun and shot the officer and the truck's driver, who were both critically injured.  The fired strip club employee had plotted to  rob his former employer of up to $500,000. The truck driver was Phillip Grigg, 63, an Army veteran and member of the Maricopa County sheriff's volunteer posse.
    1. Postal carrier ejected from truck after collision with 13-year-old driver ...

      www.theeastsiderla.com/.../12/postal-carrier-ejected-from-truck-after-coll...

      Dec 9, 2013 - Postal truck and pick up crash in Angeleno Heights 12-9-2013 7- ... by a pick-up truck driven by a 13-year-old driver during a late afternoon ...A postal carrier was thrown out of her truck after her vehicle was rammed by a pick-up truck driven by a 13-year-old driver during a late afternoon collision in Angeleno Heights... postal carrier suffered head injuries and a possible fractured or dislocated hip.
    2. Looks like a kamikaze attack. Who would want to deliberately hit a postal truck, since he obviously wasn’t some sort of terrorist?


    1. 3 IED Attacks on Police in Pakistan Kill 1, Injure 11 November 16, 2013 One police official was killed while 11 other persons, including security officials, were injured in three separate bomb attacks in the province. A policeman was killed while three others sustained injuries when their vehicle was targeted by a remote-controlled bomb planted along the roadside in Gura Jana village of Kulachi. At least six people, including three Frontier Corps (FC) officials and a policeman, were injured in Bannu when a militant detonated an explosive-laden three-wheeler near an FC convoy. An police sub-inspector sustained injuries when a roadside bomb exploded near a police van in Peshawar. (Pakistan Express Tribune)

    TSA Agent Killed, Gunman Shot at LAX AirportNovember 1, 2013 At Los Angeles International Airport, a gunman later identified as Paul Anthony Ciancia in military-like camouflage with AR-15 style 5.56mm rifle walked up to a TSA checkpoint and shot a TSA agent who died

    Samuel Duran Shoots 4 ICE Officers With Assault Rifle
    Friday October 25, 2013 In Roseville near Sacramento California, ICE agents tracked down Samuel Duran to a home, where he fled and led police on a bullet-riddled chase and barricaded himself inside a house where the owner fled. He is accused of shooting four law officers with an "assault-style rifle". He surrendered to a California SWAT team after his relatives persuaded him to come out the next day on October 26.

    September 13, 2013 Nabil Huruy, 23, of Toronto stabbed and nearly beheaded a firefighter at a Lebanese cafe in an "unprovoked" attack. Pam Geller and a few blogs believe the attackers ethnicity and religion may help explain a possible motive. No one speculates he was targeted because he was a firefighter.

    August 2013 Charlotte County firefighter shot following argument Sarasota Fla:
    Sam Dreher, 39, has worked for the Charlotte County Fire Department for more than 15 years.
    SARASOTA Michael L. Minor Jr. shot Dreher in his apartment after an argument with a 9mm semiautomatic pistol, faces one count of attempted first-degree murder, one count of attempted robbery with a firearm and one count of burglary of a conveyance with a firearm. Police responded to a call of shots fire and found Dreher shot in the head, who died the next day Minor, 27, told deputies "The gun is in my pocket, I'm sorry. Oh my God. I didn't mean to kill someone."  Minor said he had been dating Dreher's estranged wife, Danielle, for the last four years.He had been spying on Dreher for the past few months, with Danielle's help and a vehicle GPS tracker, in order to gather evidence against him in their pending divorce. Minor said he went to the apartment complex to confront Dreher and that he took his gun to scare Dreher if necessary.

    December 24, 2012 Insider Assassination of Joseph Griffin In Kabul By Iranian Immigrant In Kabul, Afghanistan, Afghan policewoman Sgt Nargis fired a single shot at Joseph Griffin of Mansfield, Ga in a heavily secured police headquarters. It was seen as the the first-ever insider attack by a female officer. Griffin was a former US military officer who was advising Afghan police. Nargis had been assigned to the gender and equality department of the police headquarters. Various theories of her motives were that she might have been an Iranian agent since she born in Tehran and had an Iranian passport. She married an Afghan and moved to the country 10 years ago after her husband obtained fake documents enabling her to live and work there. Another theory was that she had a clean record but was mentally ill. She told interrogators she "went to work aiming to kill someone important, and that she did not much care who".


    www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/24/firefighters-shot-webster-fire_n...
    Dec 24, 2012 · WEBSTER, N.Y. -- Authorities say four firefighters were shot, two of them killed while responding to a house fire in western New York. Officials in the .
    www.cnn.com/2012/12/27/justice/new-york-firefighter-shooter
    Dec 27, 2012 · A man who ambushed firefighters Monday in Webster, New York, took his own life with gunshot to the head, a coroner said Thursday
    Two firefighters were shot and killed early Christmas Eve morning when they arrived to extinguish a car fire in western New York in what the police chief suggested was an ambush
    Dec 24, 2012 · In apparent ambush, William Spengler, 62, allegedly guns down four volunteer firefighters, killing two while crew battles Webster, N.Y., Christmas Eve 
    Police in Webster, N.Y., say the man who lured firefighters to their deaths in a blaze of gunfire left a typewritten note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and “do what I like doing best, killing people.” Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering said Tuesday that the man’s sister hasn’t been found yet. He said 62-year-old ex-convict William Spengler armed himself with three weapons and set his house afire to lure first responders into a death trap.
    Peace Arch Border Crossing Shooting Wounds Officer, Kills Self  October 16, 2012 Tattoo artist Andrew "Andy" Crews was travelling alone in a white Ford E-series van with Washington plates pulled up to a kiosk at 1:51 p.m. and shot female Canada Border Services Agency Officer Lori Bowcock in the neck. He then shot himself in the head. A gunshot and sounds of a woman screaming were heard, then guards told the gunman to put his hands up, and then the driver shot himself in the head. Crews was originally from Nevada and had recently moved to Seattle from Kitsap County. Shooting a border crossing guard is very similar to shooting at a TSA agent, though there is no obvious connection, and it clearly was not declared a terrorist incident by any media. The man's motive remains a mystery

    August 06, 2012 Fla. firefighter-medic shot, killed after confrontation Lt. Sam Dreher was victim of attempted mugging and shot while fleeing on Saturday
    SARASOTA COUNTY — Fla.  Lt. Sam Dreher, 39, of Charlotte County Fire and EMS, who was off-duty, confronted Michael L. Minor Jr., 27, Saturday after he repeatedly entered Lt. Dreher's vehicle thinking his possessions were in that car, according to the Herald Tribune.  Minor then demanded Lt. Dreher's wallet and cellphone. When he saw that Minor had a gun, Lt. Dreher tried to run back upstairs to his apartment, but Minor fired four shots, two of them wounding him. He was airlifted but died the following day

    July 27, 2012 A man faces charges in Ridgefield Connecticut after he drove his care into the side of an ambulance and fled in a hit-and-run. Firefighters followed Timothy D. Ellis to his home, and charged him with driving while intoxicated, evading an accident and failure to grant right of way to an emergency vehicle. ridgefield press

    March 2012 

    Police: VA Cop Stabbed, Shot at Firefighters

    A Virginia Beach (VA) police officer stabbed and shot at two firefighters who responded to a car accident he was involved in Sunday morning, police say.According to a report on WAVY.com (http://bit.ly/AqQ56q), crews responded early Sunday morning to a report of a car that had gone off the road and crashed into a tree off Route 13. A short while later, police got a call about a fight breaking out at the scene. Police said firefighters were assisting the driver, Bradley Colas, 23, when he began combative and stabbed two firefighters. The firefighters struck back, and then Colas reportedly reached for a firearm and began shooting at the pair. Colas allegedly tried to walk away from the scene, gun in hand, but was apprehended by Virginia State Troopers.


    October 31, 2009 Christopher Monfort War On Seattle Police in the Central District of Seattle, Washington, United States. Timothy Brenton, an officer with the Seattle Police Department, was seated in a parked patrol car with another officer when a gunman stopped his vehicle alongside the patrol car, opened fire on the two officers, and fled the scene. Brenton died at the scene and his partner sustained minor injuries. The suspect Christopher Montfort arrested in connection with the murder has also been charged in connection with the October 22, 2009, firebombing of Seattle police vehicles at a city maintenance facility. No clear motive was established but he had left fliers discussing police brutality, and had expressed opinions against wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was accused of being a terrorist who waged a "one man war" against the police by authorities.

    Novermber 29, 2009 Lakewood police officer shooting Four Lakewood, Washington police officers were murdered at a coffee shop in the Parkland unincorporated area of Pierce County, Washington. One gunman, later identified as Maurice Clemmons, entered the coffee shop, fired at the officers as they sat working on their laptop computers preparing for their shifts, and then fled the scene. After a two-day manhunt that spanned several cities in thePuget Sound region, the gunman was shot and killed by a Seattle Police Department officer in south Seattle after refusing orders to stop

    April 4 2009 2009 Pittsburgh police shootings was a shootout that took place on Saturday, April 4, 2009, at in the Stanton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, stemming from a mother and her 22-year-old son's argument over a dog urinating in the house. At approximately 7:11 a.m. EDT, 22-year-old Richard Poplawski opened fire on two Pittsburgh Police officers responding to a 9-1-1 call from Poplawski's mother, who was attempting to get the police officers to remove her son from the home.Three police officers were ultimately confirmed dead, and another two were seriously injured. Poplawski was armed with a semi-automatic AK-47-style rifle, a shotgun and three handguns (a .357 Magnum revolver, a .380-caliber handgun and a .45-caliber handgun), protected by a bulletproof vest, and had been lying in wait for the officers.  He held police at bay for four hours as the fallen officers were left bleeding nearby, their colleagues unable to reach them. More than 600 rounds were fired by the SWAT teams and Poplawski.

    Year 2007

    May 14, 2007: Constable Robert Bailey shot and killed after conducting a traffic stop in the town of Lincolnville. His body was discovered days later in a shallow grave about 50 miles from where he was last seen. pandc (S.C.)

    March 25, 2007: Moncks Corner police officers Lonnie Wells and Marcus Stiles shot after responding to a domestic disturbance call. Wells died that day from his wounds; Stiles, the day after.pandc (S.C.)

    March 9, 2007: Dorchester County sheriff's Deputy Phillip Michael Deese killed in a head-on traffic collision on Interstate 26 after a pickup truck crossed the median and struck his patrol car.pandc (S.C.)

    November 04, 2005 Paris Burning  By: Robert Spencer FrontPageMagazine Riots have now continued for eight days in and around Paris. Thursday night, November 3, Muslim rioters burned 315 cars. In the previous week, they torched 177 vehicles and burned numerous businesses, a post office, and two schools. They have rampaged through twenty towns and shot at police and firemen.

    April 5, 2004: Charleston police officer Roger Myers dies from a heart attack shortly after he and several other officers struggled with a suspect wanted on a probation violation. pandc (S.C.)

    December 5, 2003  Nancy Dunning Sheriff Wife 2003 Killing  Real estate agent Nancy Dunning and the wife of now deceased Sheriff Jim Dunning was killed inside her Del Ray home. First of 3 similar killings for which Charles Severance is being investigated, with piano teacher Ruthanne Lodato and transportation official Ronald Kirby. Charles S. Severance was arrested in Wheeling, W.Va. and is being investigated as to whether he is connected to these high-profile murders in Alexandria.

    Nov. 19, 2002: Berkeley County sheriff's Deputy Marion Wright and Summerville Police Officer William Bell struck and killed on U.S. Highway 17A by a driver under the influence of prescription seizure medication. pandc (S.C.)

    July 7, 2002: S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Kenneth Johnson shot and killed while conducting a holiday weekend public safety checkpoint in Berkeley County at College Park Road between I-26 and U.S. 17A pandc (S.C.)

    Jan. 19, 2002: Charleston Police Officer Dennis LaPage shot dead by a suspect who went on a shooting spree following a car crash he was involved in on Cannon Street. pandc (S.C.)