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Authorities: Teen mauled to death by dogs he often cared for

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news Authorities: Teen mauled to death by dogs he often cared for fox-news/us/crime fnc/us fnc DIGHTON, Mass. Associated Press article 9a173714-649d-50e2-aaae-50144703e123

A 14-year-old Massachusetts boy was mauled to death by dogs that he regularly cared for, a prosecutor said Friday.

The teenager killed Thursday night at a property in Dighton was identified by Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn III at a news conference as Ryan Hazel, of the neighboring town of Rehoboth.

The owner of the property, who was not home at the time, is cooperating with investigators but no foul play is suspected, Quinn said.

Dighton Police Chief Robert MacDonald appeared to be visibly shaken.

“Things like that should never happen to anybody, let alone a 14-year-old boy,” he said.

Ryan was brought to the home by his grandmother at about 6 p.m. Thursday, Quinn said.

She waited in the car because he usually took no more than 45 minutes to complete his tasks. She became worried when he took longer than normal, so she called his parents, who called a neighbor.

The neighbor went to the property, found the boy and called 911 at about 8 p.m.

Ryan had “traumatic injuries to various areas of his body,” and was pronounced dead at the scene, Quinn said.

Police found four dogs running free on the property and seven in kennels. The four that were free were Dutch shepherds and Belgian malinois.

Animal control took custody of all 11, at least one which acted aggressively, Quinn said.

There had been no prior complaints to police about dogs at the property, MacDonald said.

Ryan was a student at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School in Taunton, according to a statement from Superintendent Alexandre Magalhaes.

“We are saddened by this loss in our school community, and as we come together, our leadership team will make every effort to provide assistance to our students, families and fellow employees as needed,” he said.

The towns are about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southwest of Boston.

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Man accused of killing wife in Massachusetts living in the country illegally: ICE

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A man accused of stabbing his wife to death in their Massachusetts apartment could face deportation after an immigration detainer was placed on him.

Ilton Rodrigues, a 48-year-old citizen of Brazil, is accused of brutally stabbing his wife, Telma Bras, 43, inside their Stoughton apartment on Friday in front of their two children.

He pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder Monday during an arraignment from a Boston-area hospital, where he has been after attempting to take his own life after the alleged killing, Boston 25 reported.

MASSACHUSETTS MAN CHARGED WITH ILLEGALLY FLYING HELICOPTER OUT OF HIS BACKYARD

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said they placed an immigration detainer on Rodrigues and will seek to deport him after the criminal charges against him end. The agency did not immediately say when he first arrived in the U.S.

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Ilton Rodrigues, a 48-year-old citizen of Brazil, is accused of brutally stabbing his wife Telma Bras, 43, inside their Stoughton, Mass., apartment in front of their two children. (WBZ Pool)

Police said they received a 911 call after the couple’s 17-year-old daughter called a family member during the incident.

When they arrived, officers found Bras in the living room, dead from apparent stab wounds. Rodrigues was nearby with a knife protruding from his body and injuries consistent with a suicide attempt, prosecutors said.

The 17-year-old and a 7-year-old boy were in the home at the time of the attack. They were not injured.

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Rodrigues was taken to a Boston hospital with life-threatening injuries. There he underwent surgery and remains in police custody.

He is slated to appear in Stoughton District Court on June 11.

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Border Patrol official to Congress: ‘We can’t arrest our way out of this problem’

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A top U.S. Border Patrol official tells Fox News that the immigration situation unfolding in America is “no longer constrained to the border” – forcing other officers to be pulled away from their duties to deal a crisis that is “beyond the breaking point.”

Chief Rodney Scott of the agency’s San Diego sector made the comments on “Fox & Friends” Friday while noting that agents have arrested more than a half a million people at the U.S.-Mexico border so far this year.

“We have had to pull multiple CBP officers away from other duties, which means trade and travel are getting slowed down, it means international flights are going to be slowed down,” he said. “We have pulled in several hundred people across DHS that are literally administrative employees to help feed and care for these people.”

RURAL BORDER CITY OF YUMA IN EMERGENCY HUMANITARIAN CRISIS WITH SURGE OF MIGRANTS

“But we are beyond a breaking point,” Scott added. “And without action from Congress to create a consequence to illegal entry we can’t arrest our way out of this problem.”

Scott also said the number of people that are getting arrested at the border appears to be increasing every day.

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“We’ve actually topped over half a million arrests… that’s only in the first several months of this year,” he told ‘Fox & Friends’. “We haven’t seen those types of numbers since 2009 and those were for the entire year, not for just half the year.”

To fix the situation, Scott says “we need to detain people in custody until they get their hearing” while also sending more judges down to the border and “expedite the immigration review process.”

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Maria Bartiromo: ‘I don’t think the US has any choice but to get tough’ with China

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Fox anchor Maria Bartiromo believes America only have one choice when it comes to trade with China.

During an appearance on “America’s Newsroom” Friday, Bartiromo said, “I don’t think the U.S. has any choice but to get tough” as the Trump administration moved ahead with increased tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods.

The move came after a round of trade talks between the U.S. and China on Thursday failed to produce an agreement.

The new tariffs raised the import taxes of those goods from 10 percent to 25 percent at 12:01 a.m. Friday as talks were set to continue Friday.

US TO SLAP TARIFFS ON $200B IN CHINESE GOODS, WH SAYS, BUT TRADE TALKS TO RESUME FRIDAY

“I think it was pretty extraordinary that the Chinese backtracked on all of the things that the two had agreed upon within these last 10 rounds of trade talks,” Bartiromo said on Friday.

She added, “The big ticket items are forced transfer of technology, stealing intellectual property which has cost our companies, American companies, tens of billions of dollars. The Chinese are reluctant to make it a law, change their laws to say no stealing of IP, change their laws to say no forced transfer of technology. So look, the U.S. — I don’t think the U.S. has any choice but to get tough.”

The two world’s largest economies were nearing a trade deal to open up the Chinese market to American companies, but negotiations fell apart when China called for changes to the text that served as a blueprint for a pact, the New York Times reported. U.S. negotiators have also accused China of reneging on its commitments.

Trump responded in a Sunday tweet by threatening to raise existing tariffs to 25 percent and impose new ones on billions of dollars in Chines imported goods.

“These are really important issues. The president has been very clear we’re not going to take it anymore. And so if it’s not the deal that he’s talking about, then I can’t see him going through with it,” Bartiromo said.

PRESIDENT TRUMP THINKS CHINA IS GETTING ‘COLD FEET’ ON TRADE PROMISES: SEN. JOHN THUNE

The bulk of goods facing increase tariffs are items such as circuit boards, vehicle parts and machinery, according to the Wall Street Journal. The proposed tariffs on the reminder of Chinese imports – the $200 billion worth of goods – would no doubt affect consumers. Those goods include iPhones, laptops, clothing and other everyday products.

“The U.S. Economy is really going well. And if you’re going to fight back and be pushing back on China, now is the time to do it when we just came off 3.2 percent economic growth, when we’re talking about growth of about 3 percent year over year in 2018 and when jobs are plentiful and unemployment is at record lows,” Bartiromo said.

“It is going to take some oomph out of the economy though.”

She then went on to explain why, attributing economists she had spoken with about the situation.

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“If we don’t get a deal it’s going to cut 2/10 of a percent out of growth in the U.S. and it’s going to cut 4/10 of a percent out of the Chinese economy” Bartiromo said.

“So I think both sides want to deal but the Chinese probably need it a lot more than the U.S. do frankly.”

Fox News reporter Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit over slain millionaire’s residency

Westlake Legal Group judge-dismisses-lawsuit-over-slain-millionaires-residency Judge dismisses lawsuit over slain millionaire's residency KATHY MCCORMACK and MICHAEL CASEY fox-news/us/disasters/transportation fox-news/us/crime fnc/us fnc ef99bc75-45fb-5c74-b685-58c05a7c6bb4 Associated Press article

A judge in New Hampshire dismissed a lawsuit Friday against a man relatives say killed his millionaire grandfather for inheritance money, saying the grandmother was not a resident of the state.

Judge David King said John Chakalos lived in Connecticut, even though he had a New Hampshire driver’s license and was registered to vote there. King had earlier rejected a similar argument by 24-year-old Nathan Carman but Carman argued that new evidence provided by Chakalos’ former estate planner shows otherwise.

“His actual residence was in Connecticut, he had a more and significant lasting connection there, and he never intended to permanently reside outside that state,” King said.

The lawsuit, brought on by Carman’s mother’s three sisters, said his aunts don’t want him to get his mother’s share of the inheritance. After the judge’s decision, they said they will consider “further actions” in Connecticut and New Hampshire. Chakalos left more than $29 million to his four daughters.

Linda Chakalos went missing during a fishing trip with Carman in 2016 after their boat sank. She is presumed dead. Carman’s family believes he was also responsible for her death.

Carman has denied any role in his grandfather’s 2013 death. Chakalos, a real estate developer, was found shot to death in his Windsor home. He has also denied any role in the disappearance of his mother. He has not been charged with any crimes.

“I can tell you right now that I am pleased because the court got it right,” Carman told The Associated Press. “The facts are that my grandfather spent all his time in Connecticut. I would have welcomed a trial on the merits but the court got the facts right when it dismissed the case.”

The family said in a statement that it “respectfully but strongly disagrees” with the decision.

“John immersed himself in New Hampshire where all of his adult and childhood friends live and where he constantly gave back to his community,” the family said. “The family is thoroughly considering its options for filing further actions in Connecticut and New Hampshire, to make sure that Nathan is held accountable for his lies, destruction of evidence and murderous conduct.”

Carman also is fighting an insurer in federal court in Rhode Island over his insurance claim for his boat. The insurer alleges he made suspicious alterations to the boat before it sank and it is trying to avoid payment on the $85,000 policy.

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Michael Casey reported from Boston.

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‘By the grace of God’: sheriff says infant survived after being tossed down a ravine by her mom

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The suspected kidnapping of a North Carolina infant during a carjacking has led to the arrest of the child’s mother on a charge of attempted murder, authorities said Friday.

Krista Madden, 35, of Asheville, N.C., was accused of trying to kill her 7-week-old baby Thursday by tossing the child over a bank in a child’s car seat, Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin said during a news conference.

It was only “by the grace of God” that the infant survived, the sheriff said.

The baby, Shaylie Madden was found Thursday after a 75-foot plunge down a ravine, Griffin said. The baby and the car seat were found near each other.

Shaylie was taken to the hospital.

HOMELESS WOMAN FOUND BOUND, GAGGED IN CALIFORNIA FAKED KIDNAPPING, COPS SAY

“It’s my understanding that she is in very good condition,” he said.

Madden, a nurse according to her Facebook page, told police that she and the baby had been carjacked in Asheville Thursday afternoon.

Nearly two hours later deputies found Madden 20 miles away in Henderson County near a church. They also found her abandoned car.

Police said Madden told them she had managed to get away from the carjackers who took her baby.

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Krista Madden, 35, of Asheville is accused of trying to kill her 7-week-old baby Shaylie after tossing her down a ravine, police said (Henderson County Sheriff’s Office/ Asheville Police Department)

Authorities said she also told them that the carjackers were a man and a woman who wore ski masks.

VEHICLE REPORTED STOLEN FOUND IN SEARCH FOR MALEAH DAVIS, MISSING HOUSTON GIRL: POLICE

“We don’t believe that to be factual at all,” Griffin said. “We don’t have any reason to believe it is based on anything.”

The sheriff said that two hours after finding Madden, Shaylie was found by a family.

Courtney Fowler told Fox Carolina how she and her father found Shaylie after hearing a baby’s faint cries.

“He backed the car up, and at that point, I had saw the car seat. The car seat was down over the bank,” Fowler told the station. “I couldn’t see the baby but I saw the car seat. He went down over the bank and got the car seat and the baby, and he brought it up the bank to me, then I held it and then my mom held it.”

She said the baby had scrapes and bruises.

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Madden was being held on $750,000 bond.

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Father of bombing victim set for church where she died

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The funeral for one of the first black members of the Alabama Legislature will be held in the same church where his daughter died in a racist bombing in 1963, his family said Friday.

A service for Chris McNair will be held May 17 at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. McNair’s daughter, 11-year-old Denise McNair, was among four black girls killed when Ku Klux Klansmen bombed the church on Sept. 15, 1963.

Lisa McNair, a surviving daughter, said her father planned his funeral and wanted it held at the church even though he wasn’t a member.

“I think (it was) because of the historical significance. Also, that church is large enough to hold a larger crowd,” she said.

Other members of the McNair family were members at 16th Street Baptist but left for another church in 1983, Lisa McNair said. The current leadership was “willing to work with us and very supportive” of McNair’s desire to have his funeral there, she said.

McNair became one of the first African-American members of Alabama’s Legislature since Reconstruction when he was elected in 1973. He died Wednesday at age 93.

The church, located in the heart of Birmingham’s black business district, was a gathering spot for civil rights demonstrators. The bomb went off on a Sunday while worshippers were preparing for the morning service.

Three KKK members were convicted years later in the deadly blast, and one remains imprisoned on a murder conviction.

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Officers killed in the line of duty in 2019

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Working in law enforcement is one of the most dangerous jobs in America, but as of early May — 2019 is shaping up to be the least deadliest year for officers in the line of duty since 1965, according to data from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

As of May 9, 40 officers have died in the line of duty, from causes ranging from being hit by vehicles to suffering medical emergencies. The last time the overall number was at 40 — at this point in the year — was in 1965.

Here are the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in 2019 while trying to protect the lives of Americans.

May

Trooper Matthew Gatti

Gatti, a 24-year-old Tennessee State Trooper, was killed in a crash on May 6 while responding to a call about a car fire along Interstate-40.

Officials told WMC-TV that while heading to the scene, Gatti had lost control of his police cruiser and struck a tractor-trailer before hitting into another tractor-trailer.

In June, he would have celebrated his one-year anniversary of joining the state’s Highway Patrol, according to the Jackson Sun.

Police Officer Anthony Neri

Neri, a 63-year-old officer in Sanibel, Fla., “passed away of natural causes” on May 6 after he “collapsed during a training exercise,” the department said.

Officials added that Neri had a 30-year career as a Revenue Officer with the U.S. Department of Treasury, while also serving as a police officer in New Jersey’s Union Township.

Police Officer Robert McKeithen

McKeithen, an Air Force veteran and longtime officer with the Biloxi Police Department in Mississippi, was gunned down in the parking lot of their headquarters on May 5.

McKeithen earned a Medal of Valor for saving special needs children from a flooded home during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but his 24-year police career came to an end when the suspect shot him multiple times, for reasons still unknown.

The search for his alleged killer ended after another officer from the department spotted the suspected gunman walking along the side of the road in a city 30 miles away.

K9 Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon

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K9 Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon, 32, was killed in North Carolina in May. 

Sheldon, 32, was shot and killed on May 4 while conducting a traffic stop in Mooresville, N.C., outside of Charlotte.

It’s not clear what caused Sheldon to stop the suspect’s vehicle, but the alleged killer was later found dead in his apartment from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Mooresville’s police chief said. Sheldon was a 6-year veteran of the department and was with his K9 dog Ramon at the time of the shooting.

“The pain and sorrow that we feel is — can’t express it,” the town’s mayor, Miles Atkins, said at a news conference regarding Sheldon’s death.

April

Special Agent in Charge Liquat A. “Leo” Khan

Khan, an Army Criminal Investigation Command special agent, died on April 30 after he collapsed during a physical fitness test at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

The 51-year-old, who joined the Army after 9/11 and went on to serve two combat tours during a career spanning more than 15 years, was found lying on a road. He was taken by an ambulance to a hospital and pronounced dead.

Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn, Jr.

Wynn, who worked with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, drowned on April 19 after getting thrown from a boat while responding to a call about a possible body floating in a lake near Pine City. His body was recovered from the frigid waters after a search that lasted five hours.

The state’s governor, Tim Walz, described Wynn was an outstanding officer who was admired and respected by his colleagues and served with dignity and pride.

He is survived by his wife and two children, ages 5 and 11.

Police Officer Kyle Olinger

Olinger, an officer with the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland, died on April 18 from complications linked to a gunshot wound he suffered during a traffic stop in 2003.

One of the passengers in the vehicle Olinger pulled over in Silver Spring that year fired a round and hit him in the neck, leaving him paralyzed.

Prior to joining the Montgomery County Police Department, Olinger was an officer in Reading, Pa., for six years.

Deputy Sheriff Justin Richard DeRosier

DeRosier, 29, was shot and killed in the line of duty after responding to a report of a disabled vehicle blocking a roadway northeast of Kalama on April 13. He was struck shortly after arriving at the scene and died during surgery, officials said.

“Deputy DeRosier made a huge impact in his short career and will forever live in our hearts and mind,” the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement following his death. DeRosier’s killer was the half-brother of a man who killed a police chief in Oregon eight years ago, authorities later said.

A 2012 graduate of Washington State University and a deputy since 2016, DeRosier is survived by his wife and young daughter.

Sergeant Steven L. Licon

Licon, a motorcycle officer with the California Highway Patrol, was killed on April 6 after being struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop.

Authorities said it appeared Licon was struck by an “errant driver” on the shoulder of Interstate 15 in Lake Elsinore, about 70 miles east of Los Angeles, according to reports at the time.

The 57-year-old served with the highway patrol for nearly three decades and leaves behind his wife, daughter and step-daughter.

Deputy Sheriff Spencer Allen Englett

Englett, 29, died on April 4 from a “traumatic medical event” he suffered at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Pickens County, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Ron Freeman said Englett collapsed during his first day of training there and was rushed to a local hospital, where he later was pronounced dead.

Englett had joined the sheriff’s office in May 2017 after working for authorities in Baldwin County.

Detective Benjamin J. Campbell

Campbell, a Maine State Trooper, was killed on April 3 after being hit by a stray truck wheel while responding to the scene of a disabled car along Interstate-95 in Hampden.

Campbell, 31, was attending to the vehicle when two wheels detached from a truck passing by, state police said.

“On behalf of the people of Maine, I express our deepest and unwavering gratitude for Detective Campbell’s service,” Gov. Janet Mills said at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife and infant son, who is less than 1-year-old.

March

Trooper Gerald Wayne Ellis

Ellis, an Illinois State Trooper and U.S. Army veteran, was killed on March 30 on Interstate 94 in Lake County. The 36-year-old was traveling home in his squad car when a wrong-way driver struck him head-on.

The vehicle was driving eastbound in the westbound expressway lanes. Ellis was an 11-year state police veteran, and the agency’s director, Brendan Kelly, described the loss of him as “bitter salt in an open wound.”

Trooper Brooke Jones-Story

Jones-Story, also an Illinois State Trooper, was killed just two days before Ellis while conducting a traffic stop.

“During the inspection… a truck tractor semi-trailer combination veered off the roadway, struck Trooper Jones-Story’s squad car, whose emergency lights were activated, struck the commercial motor vehicle she was conducting the inspection on and fatally struck Trooper Jones-Story, who was outside of her vehicle at the time of the crash,” said the agency’s acting director Brendan F. Kelly.

Jones-Story, a 12-year veteran who “paid the ultimate sacrifice,” leaves behind her husband, two step-children and a step-grandchild, as well as other family members, he added.

Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera

Herrera was conducting a traffic stop on March 22 in San Elizario — about 25 miles southeast of El Paso — when a man in the vehicle opened fire, striking him multiple times, authorities said.

The 35-year-old with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office was wearing body armor during the attack and a spokesman said the “rounds that actually struck some of the more vital areas of his upper body were stopped by the vest.” But Herrera succumbed to his injuries two days later at a local hospital.

Herrera did not return fire during the incident and the shooter fled on foot along with a female passenger. Deputies found the pair hiding in a tool shed a few blocks away from the crime scene and the alleged gunman is now facing a capital murder charge.

Police Officer Paul Thomas Rutherford

Rutherford, a U.S. Air Force veteran and longtime member of the Phoenix Police Department, was killed on March 21 after being hit by a vehicle in the western part of the city.

Police officials said the 51-year-old officer was struck where police were investigating a collision. Rutherford, who served the department for 23 years, reportedly was attempting to respond to another call about a reported incident across the street and was hit while trying to cross it.

The driver of the vehicle, identified only as a 40-year-old woman, stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. Sgt. Tommy Thompson said officers determined she was not impaired.

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Shane Thompson

Thompson, 42, was gunned down on March 19 after he and a fellow Kittitas police officer responded to a driving complaint and attempted to stop a vehicle.

After a short pursuit, the suspect exited the car and exchanged gunfire with the officers, killing Thompson and wounding his colleague. The suspect was also shot and later died.

Kittitas County Sheriff Gene Dana said the killing of Thompson was the first fatal shooting of a law enforcement officer in the rural county in 92 years

Corporal Daniel H. Groves

Groves, a member of the Colorado State Patrol, died on March 13 after being struck by a vehicle as a blizzard hit parts of the state.

He was assisting a vehicle that slid off Interstate 76 in Weld County when someone driving a Volvo “lost control” and hit Groves, who was outside of his patrol vehicle, Colorado State Patrol said at the time.

Groves had served in the Patrol since July 2007.

Deputy Sheriff Jacob Howard Keltner

Keltner, of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, was killed in the line of duty on March 7 while trying to arrest a man on a burglary warrant at a hotel in Rockford. The suspect allegedly shot him in the head.

Keltner leaves behind a wife and two young children. Sheriff Bill Prim called the deputy a “great guy” and a “fine man.”

His alleged killer — who reportedly has a lengthy rap sheet — is now back in jail on a first-degree murder charge. He had been let out of prison last January for good behavior — and after fleeing the scene of the shooting, led responding officers on a high-speed chase and engaged them in a tense standoff before finally being arrested.

Police Officer Nathan Hayden Heidelberg

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Midland Police Officer Nathan Hayden Heidelberg, 28, was killed in March in Texas.

Heidelberg, 28, died on March 5 while responding to a call in the early morning hours about a security alarm going off at a home in Midland, Texas.

Authorities said other Midland Police Department officers heard Heidelberg loudly announce that police were at the residence before he went inside and was allegedly shot by the homeowner.

Heidelberg, a five-year police veteran, was struck just above his protective vest. He later died at a hospital. The property owner is now facing a second-degree manslaughter charge, but his attorney claims he thought a home invasion was under way and he only opened fire to protect his family.

February

Sergeant Steve Hinkle

Hinkle, with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, was shot on Feb. 23 when a welfare check at a home in the area morphed into a firefight.

The suspect opened fire at police who showed up at the property and then barricaded himself inside, prompting an hours-long standoff in which officers returned fire.

Hinkle was struck at one point and was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Police eventually entered the home and found the suspected shooter dead. Hinkle, who served the department for 32 years, succumbed to his injuries days later.

Police Officer Nicholas Scott Galinger

Galinger, who had just graduated from the Chattanooga Police Department’s academy, was in his second month on the job when he was allegedly hit and killed by a driver on Feb. 23 while inspecting a manhole cover that had water flowing from it due to heavy rain.

The suspect who fled the scene turned herself in hours after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation put her on its Top Ten Most Wanted list.

Chattanooga Police Chief David Roddy said the community “lost not just an officer. We lost a son, a father, a friend, and a protector.”

Undersheriff Monty Thomas Johnson

Johnson died on Feb. 21 in Oklahoma after another vehicle crossed the center line of a highway and struck him head-on.

The Pawnee County undersheriff was “always extremely helpful and he really cared about helping people,” Ken Moore, the assistant police chief in Yale, told KTUL following his death.

Lieutenant Daniel Duane Hinton

Hinton, a longtime Florida Highway Patrol trooper, died on Feb. 19 after suffering a heart attack during a training exercise.

The 56-year-old had worked with the Patrol for more than three decades, becoming an instructor in many fields and racking up numerous awards, including recognitions from the Drug Enforcement Agency.

He is survived by his wife, three children, three grandchildren, mother, brother and sister.

Agent Alfred Zanyet-Perez

Zanyet-Perez, an officer with the Puerto Rico Police Department, was gunned down on Feb. 15 while conducting an undercover operation in the U.S. island territory.

Local reports said the 52-year-old, assigned to a Drugs and Narcotics Division, was hit in the torso by a mystery shooter in a passing vehicle. Officials tasked with investigating Zanyet-Perez’s death say the killing and undercover operation appear to be unrelated.

He leaves behind his wife and eight children.

Detective Brian P. Simonsen

Simonsen, a detective with the New York City Police Department, was killed by friendly fire while responding to a chaotic robbery scene on Feb. 12 in the Queens borough.

The suspect in that incident — described as a career criminal — was brandishing a fake firearm and Simonsen reportedly was hit by other officers while trying to retreat.

In his 19-year career, Simonsen made nearly 600 arrests, most of them for felonies. “He was exceedingly good at his job,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill said at his funeral, “making connections with the evidence” and also reconnecting crime victims “with the hope that was stolen from them.”

Police Officer Matthew J. Rittner

Rittner, a 17-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department, was killed on Feb. 6 after being shot in the chest while helping serve a search warrant for suspected illegal guns and drugs at a Milwaukee duplex.

His wife, Caroline, revealed in early May that she is pregnant — and found out the news three days after her husband’s funeral.

“It was met with mixed emotions,” police Lt. Kristin Felsman told WISN-TV. “Extremely joyful emotions because, [it’s] another legacy of Matt, and obviously very sad emotions because Matt would not be there to share in the joy of a new life.”

Trooper Lucas Bartley Dowell

Dowell, a Virginia State Trooper, died on Feb. 4 after a shooting broke out during an attempt to serve a search warrant in the town of Farmville.

“The Tactical Team had made entry into the residence shortly before 10 p.m. Monday when an adult male inside the residence began shooting at them,” Virginia State Police said in a news release at the time. Dowell was hit, and later succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.

Colonel Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police Superintendent, said the 28-year-old “will forever be remembered by his State Police Family for his great strength of character, tenacity, valor, loyalty and sense of humor.” A Chick-fil-A restaurant he regularly dined at had set up a makeshift memorial in his honor.

Border Patrol Agent Donna Doss

Doss was killed in the line of duty on Feb. 2 when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing an Interstate 20 access road near Abilene, Texas. She was responding to a call for assistance from a Texas State Trooper.

“Agent Doss died while performing her duty, protecting the community and the United States.  Our heart, prayers, and support go out to Agent Doss’ family in this time of need,” Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak said.

Doss, 49, had been with the patrol since November 2003 and is survived by her parents, husband, two stepchildren and two brothers.

Detective William Lee Brewer

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Detective William Lee Brewer was killed in February in Ohio.

Brewer died on Feb. 2 after being shot during a 12-hour standoff at an apartment complex in Pierce Township, Ohio. The suspected shooter apparently broadcast portions of it to his social media followers on Instagram.

“Deputy Brewer gave his life attempting to help a person who was admittedly suicidal,” said Sheriff Steve Leahy. “This will forever change the atmosphere of the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.”

The alleged gunman — whom prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for — later appeared in court with visible wounds on his face.

Corporal Shane Michael Totty

The Baton Rouge officer, who was a new father to a baby girl and was planning his wedding, died on Feb. 1 after a pickup truck plowed into his motorcycle during a funeral procession.

Totty, 31, had returned to work just several months prior to his death after being shot in February 2018 while responding to a call. He had made a full recovery following a temporary loss of sight in one eye and other injuries.

“Life was good for him. He had survived this near-death experience and everything was positive and going his way,” former Baton Rouge Capt. Don Kelly said. “How tragic that everything could be taken away in the blink of an eye. We’re all hurting.”

January

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Bryan “LJ” Ryer, Jr.

The Glascock County Sheriff’s deputy, who was only 19 and had aspirations to become a federal law enforcement officer, died in a car crash in Georgia at the end of January.

He was heading to the Regional Youth Detention Center in Washington on Jan. 29 to pick up an individual when he failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck on the driver’s side by another vehicle, according to the Augusta Chronicle.

Police Officer Sean Paul Tuder

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Mobile Police Officer Sean Paul Tuder was killed in January in Alabama.

Tuder, who was also a member of the Alabama National Guard, “was doing some follow-up work on an investigation” when he was “gunned down by a suspect” at a motel in West Mobile on Jan. 20, Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste said.

The alleged shooter was wanted by Mobile police for property theft and for allegedly filing a false report. A detective, Fox 10 reported, later testified in court that they received a tip that he was hiding out at the motel after being on the run from law enforcement for several weeks.

Tuder was named “Officer of the Month” in August 2017 and was praised at the time for “his numerous drug arrests, with four cases being sent for federal prosecution, and recovering six firearms.”

Deputy Sheriff Ray Elwin Horn

Horn, an 11-year veteran of the Comal County Sheriff’s Office, died on Jan. 17 after suffering a medical episode while traveling home from work in his patrol car.

Officials said he lost control of his vehicle northeast of San Antonio and it became part of a three-car pile-up. Horn was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Normal D. Merkel

Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Norman Merkel died in the line of duty due to a medical condition in the fitness room of the federal courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Jan. 16. He was 45.

Merkel was assigned to the Marshals Service’s Southern District of Texas his entire career. He was a supervisor in Corpus Christi and task force commander of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force.

Merkel also was an Army veteran and deputy sheriff in McIntosh County, North Dakota, before joining the Marshals Service in 2001.

Sergeant WyTasha Lamar Carter

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Sergeant WyTasha Lamar Carter was killed in January in Alabama.

Carter, an officer with the Birmingham Police Department in Alabama, died on Jan. 13 after being shot during an investigation into a suspected car burglary.

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said Carter and another officer approached two suspects — one of which opened fire — after a plainclothes officer spotted at least one of them going around and checking door handles on cars parked outside of a nightclub.

Carter was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and in 2016, he was one of three officers who saved two young girls trapped in the rubble of a home whose roof and chimney had collapsed.

Trooper Christopher Lambert

Lambert, an Illinois State Trooper, was struck and killed on Jan. 12 while investigating a car crash on Interstate 294 near Northbrook — about 25 miles north of Chicago.

The 34-year-old was traveling home when he saw the three-car accident, pulled over, and stepped outside — only to be hit by a Jeep traveling in the same direction. After being thrown several feet from the impact, a nurse at the scene performed CPR on Lambert, but he later was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Trooper Duane Chappell said Lambert “worked really hard every day for five years” and he leaves behind a 1-year-old child.

Police Officer Natalie Becky Corona

Corona, a 22-year-old officer in Davis, Calif., died on Jan. 10 after being fatally shot while responding to a traffic accident, prompting a massive manhunt for the gunman, who later killed himself.

While at the scene of the collision, the gunman rode up on a bicycle and began firing indiscriminately, striking Corona, a nearby firetruck, a house, a passing bus and the backpack of a woman whose life was spared when the bullet became lodged in a textbook. Police called it an “ambush”-style attack.

Corona had graduated from the Sacramento Police Department’s training academy in July and was described by her bosses as a “rising star in the department.” Her death was the first in the line-of-duty for Davis police in 60 years.

Police Officer Clayton Joel Townsend

Townsend, a member of the Salt River Police Department, died in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Jan. 8 after being struck on the side of the road while conducting a traffic stop.

The state’s department of public safety says the driver told “detectives he had been texting during the time his vehicle entered the right-side emergency lane and struck the police officer”.

Townsend, who had been with the department for five years, leaves behind a wife and 10-month-old child.

Police Officer Dale James Woods

Woods, a 15-year veteran of Ohio’s Colerain Township Police Department, died on Jan. 7 after succumbing to injuries he suffered days earlier when he was hit by a pickup truck while trying to remove traffic cones from the scene of a car accident.

Colerain Township police said the 46-year-old died at a hospital after being there for several days in critical condition.

Police Chief Mark Denney said the father of three left behind “a grateful police department and a grateful community”, and hundreds turned out for a vigil in his honor.

Master Police Officer Joseph William Shinners

Shinners was shot and killed on Jan. 5 while trying to apprehend a “dangerous fugitive” near a Bed Bath & Beyond in Orem, roughly 40 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Investigators said it appeared Shinners — an officer with the Provo Police Department — was able to return fire and hit the suspect at least once. The man charged with killing Shinners later was captured and identified as a 40-year-old with an extensive criminal record dating back more than two decades.

Provo Police Chief Rich Ferguson said he posthumously promoted Shinners to the rank of master officer.

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah, Bradford Betz, Louis Casiano, Elizabeth Zwirz, Stephen Sorace, Ryan Gaydos, Paulina Dedaj, Jennifer Earl, Travis Fedschun, Dom Calicchio, Katherine Lam, Amy Lieu and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Taylor University student starts ‘I Like Mike’ campaign in support of Pence

After an unexpected public backlash when Vice President Pence was tapped as commencement speaker, a Taylor University student started an “I Like Mike” campaign to show the overwhelming majority at the small Christian college in rural Indiana support the state’s former governor.

David Muselman, 20, a freshman finance major from Berne, told Fox News he started the campaign because he couldn’t believe the backlash after the university announced Pence would be speaking at its May 18 commencement.

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Some upset students and alumni launched a petition to have Pence’s invitation rescinded, saying they felt “personally attacked” and were “physically shaking.” Critics said students would “feel unsafe at their own graduation.”

The backlash received national headlines.

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Taylor University students Sam Bartu, 20, David Muselman, 20, and Billy Potter, 19. Muselman, in the middle, started the “I Like Mike” campaign to show the majority of Taylor supports Vice President Mike Pence. (Courtesy of David Muselman)

“My whole motive behind selling these ‘I Like Mike’ T-shirts was to tell the world that a huge majority of campus was thrilled at Taylor’s decision,” Muselman said. “The silent majority is in full-fledged support, while a very, very small minority is not supportive.”

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Paul Lowell Haines, the president of Taylor, praised the vice president as a “good friend to the university over many years,” and “a Christian brother whose life and values have exemplified what we strive to instill in our graduates.”

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The university stands by its decision to feature Pence as its graduation speaker.

“Since making the announcement of Vice President Mike Pence’s upcoming commencement speech, we have received feedback from people on either side of the issue,” said Taylor University spokesman James Garringer. “Taylor University is an intentional Christian community that strives to encourage positive, respectful and meaningful dialogue.”

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A handful of the students who bought “I Like Mike” t-shirts from freshman student, David Muselman, to show their support for Vice President Mike Pence ahead of his commencement speech later this month. (Courtesy of David Muselman)

Muselman said he quickly sold out of T-shirts, which the students wore to chapel on May 3 and many said they plan to wear them a few more times before Pence’s speech later this month.

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“After wearing my shirt, people from all over campus – students, faculty, maintenance employees, etc. – have all said they love it and are in support of Vice President Pence,” Muselman added. “Taylor likes Mike!”

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Authorities: Teen apparently mauled to death by dogs

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Authorities say a 14-year-old Massachusetts boy has apparently been mauled to death by dogs.

A spokesman for Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn III said in an email that police in Dighton responded to a 911 call about a dead male at a property in town at about 8 p.m. Thursday. The call was made by a neighbor who found the body.

Authorities say the victim is a 14-year-old boy from the neighboring town of Rehoboth. His name was not made public.

The dogs were taken into custody by animal control.

The death remains under investigation but authorities say foul play is not suspected.

No additional information was released.

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