R.I.P. Adam Bowen
VA State Trooper who passed away June 24, 2011
Dashcam Shows Good Samaritans Rescuing Trooper Under Attack
** Subscribe for more: https://goo.gl/5clm0J ** On Monday, dramatic dashcam video was released of a police chase in Berrien Township that ended with a Michigan state trooper being attacked last month. The full clip runs just under 50 minutes and shows the remarkable account of what happened the morning of February 20. Two men, 21-year-old Michael Barber and his 19-year-old brother, Travis Wise were arrested for attacking Trooper Garry Guild. Both men face multiple charges, including assault and resisting an officer. The dashcam video starts at 8:40 a.m. In the video, you’ll see Michael Barber speed past. He’s riding a stolen motorcycle on U.S. 31 near Matthew Road. Michigan State Trooper Garry Guild attempts to stop him. Barber slows down and pulls off to the right in what appears to be a surrender; however, he then he speeds up and re-enters the freeway. Guild's sirens and lights flip on and the chase continues. Cut to 8:43 a.m. and Barber still has not stopped. He heads up the exit ramp then breaks left across a median and crashes. You can hear Trooper Garry Guild yell, “he crashed, he crashed." Barber gets up but ignores Guild's commands to get on the ground and a struggle ensues. The trooper tries to gain control of the driver, but soon another vehicle pulls up. Barber's brother, Travis Wise runs toward the scene and puts the officer in a chokehold. Meantime, Barber tries to grab Guild's weapon. Around 8:44 a.m., two Good Samaritans pull over and run to Guild's rescue. Both Barber and Wise were arrested at the scene. They face numerous charges, with Assault Strangulation carrying the most weight at 10 years if found guilty. The remainder of the dashcam video shows other MSP officers arrive along with an ambulance. Officers speak with both men who witnessed the attack and helped Guild, in what otherwise could have turned deadly. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity (Disclaimer: Video posted strictly for educational and information purposes only)
Fallen Officer. RIP Master Trooper Junius A. Walker. Police Tribute
VIRGINIA STATE POLICE MOURN LINE-OF-DUTY DEATH OF RICHMOND TROOPER RICHMOND -- The Virginia State Police are mourning the line-of-duty death of one of their own this evening. Master Trooper Junius A. Walker, 63, died Thursday afternoon (March 7, 2013) following a shooting incident on Interstate 85 south near the 45 mile marker in Dinwiddie County. Master Trooper Walker, a 35-year veteran of the Department, was assigned to patrol Dinwiddie County. At approximately 1:20 p.m., Thursday, March 7, 2013, Virginia State Police responded to a call for shots fired. A responding trooper found a marked VSP patrol car in the woods off the right side of the southbound lanes of I-85 in Dinwiddie County. The responding trooper witnessed a male subject standing outside Trooper Walker's patrol car and firing a weapon into it. The responding trooper exchanged fire with the suspect, who then fled on foot into the woods away from Interstate 85. At approximately 1:58 p.m., the male suspect was apprehended by the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office and is now in State Police custody. Master Trooper Walker was transported to VCU's Medical Center in Richmond, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Shooting of "Cop Killer" Captured on Bodycam Caution - Graphic Violence
Caution - Graphic Violence On the morning of Oct. 26, Christopher Chase, 35, dressed in body armor and camouflage and a rifle, told witnesses in Southeast Albuquerque to call police and that he was waiting for them. He then fired upon an officer and managed to steal the officer's police cruiser, beginning a 16-mile police pursuit that eventually ended when Chase crumpled in the cruiser against a gas pump at Fourth and Montano NW — all amid gunfire from multiple officers. Chase had shot three Albuquerque police officers, who received minor injuries, and one Bernalillo County sheriff's deputy, Robin Hopkins, who is undergoing a lengthy recovery for a shattered femur. The autopsy, released Tuesday by the Office of the Medical Investigator, gives some insight about Chase's final moments. APD officials have not confirmed that they shot Chase, though they did confirm that they shot at him and that he had gunshot wounds when officers pulled him out of the wrecked APD vehicle. The several hours of video from officers' lapel cameras show a chaotic scene, with at least three dozen shots fired at Fourth and Montano at the end of the chase. Officers can be heard shouting expletives and instructions to each other as they try and comprehend the fast-moving situation. One video shows APD officer Daniel Morales as he gets shot in the leg, and another shows officers discussing how Chase had "half his head blown off" after the dust had settled. A gruesome shot shows a bloody Chase slumped over the steering wheel, blood splattered over the interior of the car. Officers can be seen running from vandalism and breaking-and-entering calls all over the city in response to a "shots fired" call blasted over their radios. Adding to the complication was an incorrect address that dispatchers could be heard repeating several times throughout the chase. Interim Police Chief Allen Banks said a witness told 911 dispatchers that Chase was waiting to ambush officers at Broadway and Cesar Chavez. In fact, Chase was waiting at Broadway and Iron, catching the first responding officer off guard. Until Tuesday, APD had released little information officially since a short press briefing the day after the shootings. The department had deemed all Journal public records requests about the shooting as "under review." The autopsy report showed Chase had three gunshot wounds on his neck near his sternum and another from a bullet that entered near the back of his head. Also, a bullet entered Chase's upper back, and he had two more gunshot wounds to his left arm. Chase also had a gunshot wound on his scalp, a "gaping" laceration that measured 6 inches long and 4 inches at its widest point, according to the autopsy. Chase, who had "Cop killer" tattooed across his knuckles, had no drugs in his system, the OMI found. The investigator tested for marijuana, methamphetamines, cocaine and opiates. Investigators also did not appear to find anything else irregular about Chase physically. All indicators, from the surface of his diaphragm to cardiovascular system, appeared normal, according to the report. Investigators commented several times throughout the 27-page report that Chase's brain was "extensively lacerated" from at least two of the shots, preventing them from tracing the trajectories of individual bullets. In addition to the gunshot wounds, Chase also sustained blunt-force injuries to his head and upper left arm, the report found. APD spokeswoman Tasia Martinez said Tuesday the shooting is still under investigation, and the department is waiting on the results of ballistics tests to determine how many officers fired and who they were. "We do not know how many officers fired their weapons yet," Martinez said in a text message. Martinez did say that six officers were placed on leave after the shooting, a standard practice for officer-involved shootings. The department did not respond to questions about the officers' names or how long they were on leave. Martinez said the autopsy will be included in the completed case report. She couldn't say when the department's investigation might be completed.