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  • New York: State Trooper Dies After Crash on Thruway

    A New York state trooper died Tuesday from injuries he suffered when his police cruiser was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer shortly after he pulled over a car for speeding on the Thruway, authorities said. Trooper David Cunniff, 35, was inside his patrol car behind the car he had pulled over on Interstate 90's eastbound lanes around 8:20 p.m. Monday, when his cruiser was hit by the big rig and he was partially thrown from his vehicle. Other stories can be found at: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/State-Police-Trooper-in-grave-condition-after-5070993.php http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/12172013-state-trooper-david-cunniff http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/state_trooper_injured_after_patrol_car_hit_by_tractor-trailer_on_thruway.html http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/features/top-story/stories/accident-closes-part-thruway-12818.shtml http://polhudson.lohudblogs.com/2013/12/17/state-trooper-dies-crash-thruway/ http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Trooper-remembered-for-warm-personality-love-of-5081366.php

  • New Mexico: Officer Hit by Car on Icy I-25 Dies of His Injuries

    Sandoval County sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Baron, who was injured Thursday while investigating a weather-related crash on Interstate 25, died Friday afternoon despite what Sheriff Doug Wood described as a “gallant” effort by hospital staff to save his life. The 47-year-old Baron, an eight-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, had been listed in critical but stable condition after being hit by a car while investigating a crash on roads made dangerous by a snowstorm that hit the state. Baron was outside his patrol car when he was hit by a car on northbound I-25 near San Felipe Casino. Other stories can be found at: http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3237617.shtml?cat=504#.UqObmMEo7IU http://www.krqe.com/weather/sergeant-remains-hospitalized-after-crash http://www.krqe.com/weather/sergeant-remains-hospitalized-after-crash

  • New York: New York City Traffic Agent Struck and Killed

    Kalyanarat Ranasinghe an NYPD traffic enforcement agent was struck and killed by a truck at a Manhattan intersection on Saturday afternoon November 30, police and witnesses said. The unidentified male agent was hit by an industrial vacuum truck about 2:45 p.m. on East 44th Street, between Fifth and Madison avenues, witnesses said. Other stories can be found at: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/nypd-traffic-agent-struck-killed-midtown-article-1.1533596 http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/11/30/person-hit-killed-by-vehicle-in-midtown/ http://online.wsj.com/article/AP5302248c02964a95b61fd21ada49de0c.html?dsk=y http://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/cops-nypd-traffic-agent-hit-killed-in-manhattan-1.6519557 http://www.heraldstandard.com/united_states_ap/police-identify-nyc-traffic-agent-killed-by-truck/article_7b62321b-94b7-5803-9768-de0e440d5ff0.html http://www.startribune.com/nation/233941281.html

  • Maryland: Perryville Volunteer Fire Police Officer Struck While Directing Traffic Has Died

    David Barr Sr., a Perryville volunteer firefighter who was hit by a car while directing traffic last month, died Thursday morning November 7, 2013. He was 65. On October 25 Barr was working as a fire police captain, managing the traffic around an accident on Route 40 near the Maryland 222 intersection when he got hit, rolled up on the hood of the car and laid on the highway with severe head injuries. Other stories can be found at: http://www.firehouse.com/news/11225710/perryville-md-fire-police-officer-dies-of-injuries-sustained-when-hit-by-car http://www.cecildaily.com/news/local_news/article_f827445a-e510-5977-8225-b16de6e441ef.html

  • Kansas: Wichita Tow Truck Driver Has Been Killed

    A Wichita tow truck driver has been killed and the Kansas Highway Patrol needs the public's help in tracking down the driver of a car that struck him.

  • South Africa: Firefighter Struck and Killed in Backing Accident

    A Midlands firefighter in South Africa died after being hit by a fire truck on Monday Ocetober 7, 2013. Alicia Govender, 31, had returned to the Pietermaritzburg fire station after putting out a veld fire with colleagues when tragedy struck. It has been alleged that Govender was standing behind the fire truck when she was hit.

  • Mississippi Officer Struck abd Killed on Interstate 55

    Jackson Mississippi Officer Bruce Jacobs was struck and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 55 at approximately 0130 hours on Sunday July 21, 2013. Jacobs had just removed a barbeque grill that had fallen onto the highway and was attempting to place it in the trunk of his patrol car when he was struck from behind. Another story can be found at: http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/22892311/jpd-officer-struck-by-motorist-and-killed

  • Louisiana: Breaux Bridge Tow Truck Driver Dies in Hit-and-Run

    Authorities say a Louisiana tow truck operator has died and a Texas man charged with vehicular homicide following an early morning hit-and-run crash on Interstate 10 near Breaux Bridge. Louisiana State Police say the incident happened at 2:23 a.m. Sunday when 25-year-old Blaze Louviere of Breaux Bridge was standing on the shoulder of I-10. Other stories can be found at: http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20130630/NEWS01/306300038/-1/rss01 http://www.katc.com/news/tow-truck-operator-dies-following-hit-and-run-crash-on-shoulder-of-i-10/

  • Phoenix Firefighter Dies After Being Pinned Between Two FD Vehicles

    A Phoenix firefighter has died after being pinned between two emergency vehicles while responding to a fire. According to officials, Bradley Harper, 23, got caught between an ambulance and a fire truck as the two were trying to pass each other on a narrow road. Other stories can be found at: http://ktar.com/22/1635489/Phoenix-firefighter-dies-following-accident http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/central_phoenix/fd-firefighter-gravely-injured-at-scene-of-phoenix-mulch-fire http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/22290866/2013/05/19/firefighter-injured-while-fighting-mulch-fire

  • York County, Pennsylvania Fire Chief Killed by Drunk Driver While Directing Traffic at Crash

    The Loganville Fire Company lost their chief early Saturday morning when he was killed in the line of duty. Fire Chief Rodney Miller was at Exit 8, the Glen Rock exit of Interstate 83, directing traffic off of the interstate. This was to land a helicopter on the highway to transport someone injured in an earlier accident. Miller had his vehicle parked in the southbound lanes with its emergency lights on. Matthew Diehl, 32 of Shrewsbury, was driving a white Chevrolet Trail blazer when he moved into the right lane to go around Chief Miller’s vehicle. Diehl struck Miller and then kept going until he came to the backlog of vehicles on the highway. Miller was transported to York Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Other stories may be found at: http://fox43.com/2013/04/27/loganville-fire-chief-killed-while-directing-traffic/#axzz2Rnz7Pkak http://www.ydr.com/crime/ci_23123347/loganville-volunteer-fire-chief-rodney-miller-remembered http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_23123719/community-honoring-loganville-fire-chief-rodney-miller http://www.yorkdispatch.com/ci_23126457/its-brotherhood http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/news/fullstory/newsid/186312

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