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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 2:15 p.m.

U.S. Marshals arrest man accused of shooting police officer in Prosser

U.S. Marshals arrested a 19-year-old in Centralia for allegedly shooting a Prosser Police Officer and a bystander in Prosser on Monday.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 1:05 p.m.

Spokane officer who shot at man on Saturday has been involved in 4 other shootings

A Spokane police officer has been placed on paid leave after firing his gun in a Saturday arrest. The officer has come under scrutiny before for using force on the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Police department fires officer after investigation of 2017 domestic violence assault

The Spokane Police Department fired an officer Thursday after concluding an internal affairs investigation of a domestic violence assault in 2017. Nicholas J. Spolski has been on paid administrative leave …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Sheriff’s office releases name of deputy who shot homeless man

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office identified a deputy who shot and killed a homeless man May 4 during a confrontation in Spokane Valley.


Family sues Nashville, officer for $30M in fatal shooting

The family of a black man killed by a Nashville police officer filed a federal lawsuit Monday, naming the city and the white officer who fatally shot the man from …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Five officers injured in Houston gunfight, officials say

Two suspects are dead after a shooting on Monday that injured five Houston police officers, including four who were hit by gunfire as they attempted to serve a search warrant …


Detectives: Burglar in closed police substation left ID

To identify the burglary suspect who broke into a closed Florida police substation and ate an officer’s chicken dinner, detectives didn’t need to lift fingerprints or get DNA from the …


Officer killed in police chase honored at memorial service

Hundreds of people attended a memorial service for a Seattle-area police officer who was killed during a police chase last week.


Three teens arrested in connection with pursuit that led to Kent officer’s death

Renton police say the 16-year-old driver of a red pickup hit speeds of up to 95 mph while fleeing Kent police early Sunday in a pursuit that turned deadly when …


UPDATED: Sun., July 22, 2018, 1:37 p.m.

Kent police officer killed, another critically hurt during early morning pursuit

A Kent police officer was killed when he was struck by another officer during a chase early Sunday, police and the Washington State Patrol said.


Nevada correctional officer suspected in slaying found dead in Idaho

A Nevada correctional officer suspected of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend has been found dead in Idaho.


Jail officer shoots, wounds escaping inmate in Seattle

Seattle Police say a King County corrections officer shot and wounded an inmate who escaped from a Seattle hospital Wednesday morning.


Meridian police officer recovering after surgery, second suspect turns himself in

A Meridian police officer who was wounded in a shootout Sunday, is in good condition, according to the Meridian Police Department.


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 3:26 p.m.

Man with knife, officer wounded in Berlin cathedral shooting

Berlin police shot and wounded a 53-year-old Austrian man who yelled and waved a knife inside the cathedral in the center of the German capital Sunday, a police spokesman said.


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 8:08 a.m.

Records: Teen suspect said he ‘drove at’ Maryland officer

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer, and three other suspects are still being sought, authorities said Tuesday.


Grand Jury: Officer shooting of man justified

Officials say a Klamath County Grand Jury has deemed the shooting of a man by a sheriff’s sergeant on Dec. 13 in Klamath Falls justified.


Suspicious 911 call precedes fatal shooting in Great Falls

Police officers in north-central Montana were investigating a suspicious 911 call when a suspect brandished a weapon, leading officers to shoot and kill him.


Former Seattle Police Officer of the Year costs city $165,000

A man who had been named the 2010 Seattle Police Officer of the Year has cost the city $165,000 in civil-rights lawsuits for his handling of several altercations.


Officer on administrative leave after being contacted by suspect, victim in reported abduction

Spokane Police have placed an officer on administrative leave after he was contacted by a suspect and victim in a purported abduction.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 11:35 p.m.

Mount Vernon officer shot in head making strides in recovery

Officer Mike McClaughry doesn’t remember the shooting that left him blind. He doesn’t remember his grandchildren.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Officers give blood in honor of fellow officer

After taking part in a training Friday morning, members of the Mount Vernon Police Department’s Police Tactical Operations team headed over to Skagit Valley College for snacks and refreshments – …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

Police: Fugitive wanted in Orlando officer’s fatal shooting captured

Police say a man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police sergeant has been captured.


Police: Lynnwood officer fatally shoots man during struggle

Authorities said a Lynnwood police officer fatally shot a suspect after the man reportedly tried to grab the officer’s gun during a struggle in Everett.


Wounded Mount Vernon, Washington, police officer critical but stable

A police officer who was wounded while investigating a reported shooting in Washington state remains in critical but stable condition at a Seattle hospital.


Detroit police: Wayne State University officer shot

A spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department said an officer from a university in the city has been shot.


Arrest made in killing of Texas detective

A manhunt for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a veteran Texas police detective ended Monday with an arrest in the killing that was one of several weekend attacks …


Alaska police officer shot; suspect killed in attack

A gunman repeatedly shot an Alaska police officer in an ambush early Saturday morning as the officer lay on the ground near his police cruiser, Anchorage police said.


Navy officer pleads guilty in growing bribery case

A Navy lieutenant commander on Thursday admitted to providing inside information to a Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” whose ship supply company overbilled the maritime branch by at least …


Highway Patrol official under investigation for Bison photo

A high-ranking official with the Wyoming Highway Patrol is under investigation for posing for a photo near a bison at Yellowstone National Park.


Girl on bike sues after off-duty officer throws her down

SEATTLE – A teenager rode her bicycle through a mall parking lot when an off-duty officer working for a private security company pulled her down, threw her to the ground …