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October 3, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A STATE TROOPER who died after being shot at a Conshohocken training center Tuesday afternoon was hit by a bullet that was "accidentally discharged by another member of the Pennsylvania State Police," according to authorities. The loss of Trooper David Kedra's life and the knowledge that it was accidentally taken at the hands of one of his colleagues is another painful blow to the law enforcement agency, which is now in its third week of the search for survivalist Eric Frein, who allegedly claimed the life of a state trooper in Blooming Grove, Pike County, on Sept.
NEWS
June 5, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna and Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writers
Gov. Christie came to Camden on Tuesday to promote the Camden County police force on a day it grew to nearly 400 officers, touting a reported drop in crime while suggesting a regional policing approach could work elsewhere as well. Camden "is becoming a model for other cities to embrace," Christie said at a news conference outside City Hall, after citing a 30 percent "overall reduction in total crime," and declines in homicides and robberies during the first quarter of 2014. "It shows we can do things differently.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there   In the heat of August 2007, Kim gladly accepted her friend Colleen's invitation to a pool and barbecue party at Colleen's then-boyfriend's buddy's house. While playing lawn and pool games, Kim met their host, George. "He was very funny, and made me laugh a lot," she said. George first noticed "the typical things guys go for: She was beautiful. " Kim, who teaches fourth grade at Roxborough's Immaculate Heart of Mary, knew Colleen even before they attended Archbishop Carroll High together.
NEWS
March 23, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON TWP. Photos of the pups are scattered about the Washington Township Police Department headquarters - with names like Goldy and Rex. In Gloucester County's most populous municipality, K9s have become a community staple since the division was formally established in 2006, following prior stints. One of the department's five K9s, Rex, trained in explosives, helped secure the Super Bowl in East Rutherford. Last month, Aron helped nab a jewelry burglar in the township. But with no appropriated tax dollars in the department's $8 million budget, the division has continued to rely on grants and donations to stay afloat.
NEWS
March 8, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
WENONAH After only a year in the job, Wenonah Police Chief Joseph Harrison has been fired, officials confirmed Thursday. It was not entirely clear what led to the termination, which they said was approved unanimously Feb. 27 by the borough council during a closed-door session. Officials announced in early January that Harrison would be placed on a leave of absence, "attending a variety of classes so as to become intimately familiar with New Jersey specific statutes and judicial procedure.
NEWS
January 18, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
For every homicide in Philadelphia - every street-corner shooting, every robbery gone wrong - there is a file folder full of evidence at Police Headquarters. For the murder of Officer Frederick Cione, there are 24 folders. Cione's shooting is the department's only unsolved police homicide and one of the city's most enduring criminal mysteries. And as the 44th anniversary of his death draws near, Philadelphia police are offering a combined $40,000 from the department, the police union, and the National Police Defense Foundation for any information leading to Cione's killer.
NEWS
January 9, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Francis P. "Frank" Friel, 71, of Bensalem, a decorated police investigator whose organized crime unit, in collaboration with the FBI, effectively ended a spate of mob killings in the 1980s, died of cancer Saturday, Jan. 4, at St. Mary Medical Center. Mr. Friel's storied career began in 1960, at a time when the city's police force hired teenagers fresh out of high school as helpers. By age 20, he had trained at the Police Academy, received a gun, and become a full-fledged patrolman.
NEWS
December 4, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
THE ROOM WAS a rectangle of cinder block walls and dark carpet, interrupted every few feet by weight benches and bulky exercise equipment. The gunman, a lanky figure covered from head to toe in black, had the drop on two SWAT Unit cops who had chased him down a hallway, past two bodies, into this claustrophobic space. He hunched his shoulders and aimed his weapon, an M4 carbine rifle. "Down! Down!" a cop bellowed. Two shots rang out like claps of thunder. The gunman crumpled to the ground.
NEWS
August 17, 2013 | By Vernon Clark and Summer Ballentine, Inquirer Staff Writers
In a show of support for wounded Philadelphia Police Officer Edward Davies, dozens of police - mostly from Davies' 25th District - rolled up their sleeves during a blood drive Thursday afternoon in the Hunting Park section. Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey praised the off-duty officers who lined up to help a wounded colleague. "This is a tremendous turnout," the commissioner said as patrolmen and supervisors alike streamed into the administrative services building at Temple University to wait their turn.
NEWS
August 16, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
ANOTHER DAY, another grueling step on the road to recovery. Edward Davies, the Philadelphia police officer who lost a kidney after being shot in the abdomen in Feltonville earlier this week, underwent another round of surgery at Temple University Hospital yesterday. "This is the third surgery, with more to come after that," Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said. "But every day that goes by, he's getting better. So that's the good news. " Davies, 41, was shot Tuesday afternoon during a violent struggle with Eric Torres inside Almonte Mini Market, at 4th and Annsbury streets, shortly after Torres fled from a traffic stop.
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