June 14, 1990 |
It began as a routine night in late April for James H. Erkert, a 16-year veteran of the Tredyffrin Township police force. But shortly before midnight on April 27, Erkert was in a burning building in Paoli assisting a woman to safety. Erkert and several other Tredyffrin police officers had heard officer Donald Miller radio the Berwyn Fire Department about the electrical fire and went to the scene anticipating that Miller might need help. "I went into the building first and went to the top of the steps.
January 21, 2010 |
Detailing a "terrifying" scene for one of his officers, a Chester County police chief yesterday urged the public to help apprehend a man described as armed, dangerous, and desperate. A $13,500 reward has been posted through the Citizens' Crime Commission for information on a gun-wielding suspect who shot Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Cpl. Tim Hubbard in one hand Sunday. During a news conference, Police Chief John M. Dumond said Hubbard stopped about 11:30 p.m. when he saw what appeared to be a disabled vehicle on East Strasburg Road near Dutton Mill Road, a remote area near the Ashbridge Preserve in East Goshen Township.
February 4, 1991 |
The topic of conversation was a policeman: "He's been the most approachable, easy to work with I know. There was no red tape or any kind of bureaucratic silliness with him. I could as easily go up to him and hug him as complain to him about allegations that one of his officers brutalized a kid. " The officer is Lt. William Murray, the laid-back commander of the largest juvenile division in Camden County, a man who has worked at his posts...
December 4, 1995 |
Bill Blaylock is losing his voice and, forgive him if he's terse, but he's told this story a few times. After all, hundreds of visitors, a handful of local police officers, four television crews and half a dozen newspaper reporters have descended upon his home here in the last two weeks to see the spectacle that rises every day at dusk from the darkness of his front yard. The story goes like this: Sometime in September, he and his wife put the first illuminated plastic figure in place and strung the first row of tiny, colored lightbulbs.
February 22, 1992 |
The New York Yankees' shaky hierarchy began to collapse yesterday when Leonard Kleinman was fired as chief operating officer and commissioner Fay Vincent threatened to reject Daniel R. McCarthy's nomination as managing general partner. Kleinman, who also was the team's executive vice president, was fired by McCarthy because he refused to drop a lawsuit against Vincent, according to a lawyer involved in the situation, who spoke to the Associated Press on the condition he not be identified.
April 9, 1992 |
A federal jury yesterday awarded $2.6 million in damages to a Germantown man who was shot in the back by an off-duty Philadelphia police officer in 1988 and paralyzed from the waist down. Lawyers for the victim argued that deficient training and policies of the Police Department made the city responsible for the shooting. The civil lawsuit accused the former officer and the city of violating the victim's civil rights - through assault and battery and the use of excessive force.
November 18, 2015 |
An off-duty Philadelphia Housing Authority police officer shot and killed a robbery suspect Sunday night in Germantown, police said. The officer was walking west in the 400 block of West School House Lane about 6:50 p.m. when he was confronted by two men, one of whom had a gun, Philadelphia police said. The officer opened fire and bullets struck the armed man several times. The suspect was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:48 p.m. The suspect's gun was recovered at the scene, police said.
April 30, 2012
Authorities in Delaware are investigating the shooting death late Saturday of a burglary suspect confronted by police in a vacant Wilmington store. Police said an officer on patrol spotted someone entering the store late Saturday and followed the suspect inside. Master Sgt. Paul E. Reutter said the suspect did not heed commands by the unidentified officer and fled into a basement, where he attacked the officer. Reutter said the officer shot the suspect after nonlethal attempts to stop the assault were unsuccessful.
July 22, 2011 |
A plainclothes police officer shot and critically wounded a man who had wrestled away another officer's gun during a struggle in South Philadelphia early yesterday, police said. Lt. Ray Evers, a police spokesman, said that about 3 a.m. two plainclothes officers in a car spotted a man later identified as Cosmo Menniti, 29, casing cars in the area of 12th and Wolf streets. The officers followed Menniti to Warnock Street near Wolf, where one officer got out of the car while the other circled the block, Evers said.
August 5, 1998 |
A Philadelphia Highway Patrol officer was in stable condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center late last night after accidentally shooting himself in the head, police said. Authorities said the officer, who was not identified, was in a patrol car with his partner at Broad Street and Godfrey Avenue in the Fern Rock section of the city when a pistol discharged about 9:43 p.m. The officer, a six-year veteran of the force, suffered a graze wound to the head in the shooting. The officer's partner drove him to the hospital, police said.