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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

[NY] Good-bye Rose...


Mother of two daughters, Rose Rascoe Maynard's life was stolen from her by her husband, New York Department of Corrections Officer Patrick Maynard in his murder-suicide. It's hard to not add adjectives about what he has done to Rose and to everyone who loves her. Rose was employed as a Prison Counselor in the same facility.


...A friend of Rose Maynard told WPTZ.com that she was going through a divorce and was having marital troubles... Her greatest accomplishment in life was the love and care of her two daughters...

Some of the
ROSE LOVE
I came across:
...We all miss you Rose!... She was the most amazing and sincere woman... Rose was one of the most wonderful people ive ever met in my life. I will miss u so much... no one will ever know, it broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, a part of us went with you, the day God called you home. A million times we've needed you. A million times we've cried. If love could only have saved you. You never would have died. The Lord be with you and may you rest in peace. Amen... She was beautiful inside and out... You cared more for others then you did yourself and I will work very hard to make you proud and to some day be just like you. I Love You... Thank you for the time you gave me.


POLICE CALL DEATH OF NORTH COUNTRY COUPLE A MURDER-SUICIDE
WCAX.COM
March 27, 2010
State police say the deaths of a husband and wife in the town of Plattsburgh were apparently a murder-suicide. Patrick and Rose Maynard of Morrisonville were found dead by their oldest daughter around 7:30 a.m. Friday after the mother's co-worker contacted her and said Mrs. Maynard hadn't shown up for work. The Department of Correctional Services said 48-year-old Patrick Maynard had more than 25 years on the job as a corrections officer. He and his wife both worked at Clinton Correctional Facility. She was a civilian counselor. [LINK]


COUPLE FOUND DEAD IN CADYVILLE HOME
Neighbor Says Homeowners 'Normal As Apple Pie'
wptz.com
By Matt Lawfer mlawfer@hearst.com
March 26, 2010
[Excerpts] Two people have been found dead in their Cadyville home. State police went to the 1797 Route 3 home at 7:30 a.m. after receiving a call that two people were dead at the home. Police said they found Patrick Maynard, 48, and Rose Maynard, 47, dead inside the home. Police are calling it an apparent murder-suicide... "Very shocked ... It's always a shock surprise, this kind of thing takes places in a small town like Cadyville," said the Rev. Jeff Turcotte. According to police, the couple's oldest daughter found her parents after her mother's co-worker told her that Maynard failed to show up to work. The husband and wife both worked at Clinton Correctional Facility. Patrick Maynard was a correction officer and Rose was a counselor. Neighbor Janet Bombard told WPTZ.com that relatives of the homeowners were at the home Friday morning and that Patrick and Rose Maynard live at the home... A friend of Rose Maynard told WPTZ.com that she was going through a divorce and was having marital troubles, but police would not confirm that... [Full article here]


AUTOPSY RESULTS IN ON CADYVILLE COUPLE
Couple Found Dead In Home Friday Morning
By Matt Lawfer mlawfer@hearst.com
Digital Media Producer
March 29, 2010
[Excerpts] Autopsy results confirm a Cadyville man turned the gun on himself after shooting his wife... Over the weekend, an autopsy on Maynard's wife, 47-year-old Rose Maynard determined her death to be a gunshot wound to the head, and was ruled a homicide... [Full article here]


ROSE M. RASCOE MAYNARD
(June 26, 1962 - March 26, 2010)
[Excerpts] Rose M. Rascoe Maynard, 47 of Rt. 3, passed away at her home on Friday, March 26, 2010. She was born in Plattsburgh on June 26, 1962 the daughter of Ken and Wanda (King) Rascoe. Rose graduated from St. John’s Academy, Clinton Community College, and Plattsburgh State with a degree in Business and a minor in Psychology. Rose has been working as a counselor in corrections for 9 years, presently at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. Before that she was the office manager at Ken Rascoe Inc. Electrical Contractors for over 20 years. Rose loved to be with her family and friends. She enjoyed camping, was a member of the North Country Squares. Rose loved being with her dogs, reading, and was avid walker. She was a friend to all, caregiver to anyone in need, worked with heart and soul for many activities at Seaton Catholic School. Rose was also active as a Girl Scout leader for over 20 years. Her greatest accomplishment in life was the love and care of her two daughters. Rose is survived by two daughters... her parents... a sister... a brother... and several nieces and nephews... [Full Obituary here]



FROM ROSE M. RASCOE MAYNARD'S GUEST BOOK
...Rose was always a smile, full of laughter, friendship, always would do for everyone a true giver of herself, wonderful granddaughter, daughter, sister, mother, cousin and friend. She is now in heaven, the wonderful place God has prepared for us. my loving thoughts prayers and hugs to you all. wish I could be there to show you how much I care... My thoughts and prayers are with the Rascoe and Goulden families. I am so sorry for your loss... This is for Rose, Rose, I will never forget you. Although we were not that close I seen a beautiful, caring, smart person. You always went out of your way to say Hi which came with a big smile. You will be missed by many and never forgotten. Uncle Kenny & Aunt Wanda Patty, Timmy, Stephanie and Andrea, Were thinking of you often and your in our prayers.... Rose was the sweetest, dearest and most thoughtful individual I have ever had the privilege to work with. She loved and admired her girls and loved sharing their many accomplishments with us. She was as close to being a saint as anyone can be! She touched many lives and will always be remembered for her positive and inspirational ways. She was a co-worker, but she became a dear friend. Know that she loves both you girls and is with you each and every day... We have such good memories of Rose running on the St. John's team. She was an example to others. Her support and love for her daughters was so evident in all that she did... She was a beautiful woman with a wonderful spirit... She was full of life, love and personality. I only saw her a few times but she was always fun to be around and to talk to...


PATRICK J. MAYNARD
Legacy
Published: March 28, 2010
[Excerpts] Mr. Patrick J. Maynard, 48, of Route 3 in Morrisonville passed away Friday, March 26, 2010, at his home. He was born December 14, 1961, in Burlington, Vt., the son of Henry Philip and Nancy (Noble) Maynard... He married Rose Rascoe on July 28, 1984. Patrick was employed as a correction officer at Clinton Correctional Facility for more than 25 years... Patrick was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend... Patrick is survived by two daughters... his mother... six siblings... several nieces and nephews; and two beloved dogs, Sleepy and Lilly. His wife, Rose... recently passed away... [Full Obituary here]
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

[OH] Cleveland Fire Lt. Fallon charged with dv, threats and endangering children

...[Cleveland Fire Lt.] Michael Fallon was charged Monday with domestic violence, threats of domestic violence and endangering children... Fallon has misdemeanor convictions for assault and a housing code violation...

He's done this beFORE?

CLEVELAND FIREFIGHTER ARRAIGNED TODAY ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES
By Donna J. Miller, Plain Dealer reporter
March 30, 2010, 9:48AM
The 47-year-old fire lieutenant arrested Sunday morning faces three misdemeanor charges and a drug abuse citation for marijuana. Michael Fallon was charged Monday with domestic violence, threats of domestic violence and endangering children. He was arraigned this morning in Cleveland Municipal Court, pleaded not guilty and was released after paying 10 percent of a $12,500 bond. He was ordered to stay away from his family... The firefighter and his wife argued at a party. He left and went to a bar. He got home just before 3 a.m. and assaulted his wife. Their children helped her force him outside, but he kicked open the door. Someone called police to report a disturbance. When officers arrived at the house in the 4700 block of Marcie Avenue, they found the firefighter struggling near the broken door with his 14-year-old son... Public Safety Director Martin Flask said in a news release that the lieutenant "may face internal disciplinary action for his conduct." Fallon has misdemeanor convictions for assault and a housing code violation. He is due back in court April 6. [Full article here]

CLEVELAND: FIREFIGHTER PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO MISDEMEANOR CHARGES
WKYC-TV
Kim Wendel
Updated: 3/30/2010 4:00:47 PM
Posted: 3/29/2010
[Excerpts] Cleveland Fire Lt. Michael Fallon pleaded not guilty in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court today (Tuesday) to three misdemeanor counts -- domestic violence, domestic violence threats and endangering children -- following a Sunday night incident at his home on Marcie Avenue... Sunday night, Cleveland Police responded to the 4700 block of Marcie Avenue for a report of a disturbance. Fallon, 47, was found struggling with his 14-year-old son... [Full article here]
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[PA] Pittsburgh Firefighter George Tarrant accused of massacre-threat and past dv abuse

...When she returned home to retrieve her clothing, Mr. Tarrant "started ranting again, and when she went into the bedroom she saw a gun on top of the television surrounded by bullets with her name on them," the complaint says. Her husband then told her "he was going to kill her first before he kills everyone else"... "It seems to be a pattern of domestic violence," Chief Jones said...



CITY FIREFIGHTER ACCUSED OF THREATENING WIFE
KDKA
Mar 26, 2010 5:33 pm US/Eastern
[Excerpt] Another Pittsburgh firefighter is in trouble with the law. Officials say 50-year-old George Tarrant was taken to jail on Thursday after his wife called police. The criminal complaint says that after an argument, Deborah Tarrant told police her husband left a gun on a TV in the bedroom surrounded by bullets with her name on them. She also said he threatened to kill her first "before he kills everyone else." It wasn't the first time the couple was involved in the justice system. In 2006, she claimed in a protection from abuse filing that she feared for her life... [Full article here]

Fire Chief Darryl Jones: 
"...I have some serious concerns about the safety of his family and about his safety..."

PITTSBURGH FIREFIGHTER CHARGED WITH THREATENING WIFE FACES SUSPENSION
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, fdnntv.com
By Sadie Gurman
Mar. 27, 2010
[Excerpts] A Pittsburgh firefighter faces an unpaid suspension after police said he threatened to kill his wife, the latest in what fire Chief Darryl Jones called a pattern of domestic violence. George Tarrant, 50, of Lincoln-Lemington, was charged Thursday night with harassment and stalking, one of at least four firefighters arrested in as many months... His wife, Debra, told police the two had been arguing for two days, and she feared their fighting was "escalating to a higher degree of violence towards her"... He wouldn't stop shouting at her as she tried to sleep, so she went to her daughter's house. When she returned home to retrieve her clothing, Mr. Tarrant "started ranting again, and when she went into the bedroom she saw a gun on top of the television surrounded by bullets with her name on them," the complaint says. Her husband then told her "he was going to kill her first before he kills everyone else," police said. Mrs. Tarrant told officers her husband suffers from depression and has been arrested in the past for hitting her in the face with a broom handle, and he has choked her. Court records show he pleaded guilty to harassment in 2007 and that Mrs. Tarrant has filed protection from abuse orders against him in the past... Chief Jones said he recommended an unpaid suspension pending the outcome of a trial board hearing to keep in line with the city's zero-tolerance policy, which mandates discipline for city workers arrested for domestic violence... "It's 1 percent of our firefighters; there's 99 percent out there doing their job, every day, and who will continue to do their job," Chief Jones said. "The 1 percent isn't all of us. The key is for us to figure out what's the problem with the 1 percent and get things turned around"... [Full article here]

...[Fire Chief Darryl] Jones said on Friday that Pennsylvania has very strict laws regarding when a firefighter can be fired, and a PFA and a summary conviction are not enough to do it...

PITTSBURGH FIREFIGHTER ACCUSED OF THREATENING TO KILL WIFE, OTHERS
Police Say George Tarrant Arrested On Harassment, Stalking Charges
thepittsburghchannel.com
POSTED: March 26, 2010
UPDATED: March 27, 2010
[Excerpts] ..."Well, my immediate reaction would not qualify for filming. I was angry because I am frustrated with the image that one percent of the firefighters is giving the whole bureau," said Fire Chief Darryl Jones. "If the public loses confidence in us and our ability to do our job, then we are useless." Tarrant, who remains in the Allegheny County Jail pending a mental health evaluation, has been charged with harassment and stalking... A protection from abuse order was filed against Tarrant in August 2006. Around the same time, he pleaded guilty to a summary charge of harassment. Jones said on Friday that Pennsylvania has very strict laws regarding when a firefighter can be fired, and a PFA and a summary conviction are not enough to do it. Jones said he's recommending an unpaid suspension for Tarrant, pending the outcome of an internal hearing by a fire trial board. Only Public Safety Director Michael Huss can actually suspend firefighters... Jones said he's urging firefighters to seek counseling for any issues they may have before they get in trouble.... [Full article here] 

EAST LIBERTY FIREFIGHTER ACCUSED OF THREATENING TO KILL WIFE
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
By Jason Cato jcato@tribweb.com
Friday, March 26, 2010
[Excerpts] ...Tarrant's wife told police that her husband was arrested before for having hit her in the face with a broom handle and that he has choked her. State court records show that Tarrant pleaded guilty to a harassment charge in August 2007. The record doesn't list a sentence imposed. Fire Chief Darryl Jones recommended Friday that Tarrant be suspended without pay, pending the outcome of an investigation by a trial board. "Up until this, he has been an exemplary firefighter," Jones said. "But I have some serious concerns about the safety of his family and about his safety. This does not reflect on the character of our firefighters. Ninety-nine percent of our firefighters are out there working hard every day." Joseph King, president of International Association of Fire Fighters No. 1, could not be reached for comment... [Full article here]
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[WA] Husband of King County Corrections Officer Nettlebeck convicted for her and her daughter's murders


[WA] Husband axes Corrections Officer wife and her Police Department daughter - The women who were killed are Barbara Nettlebeck, a King County corrections officer and her daughter Bretta Hawkins, a specialist with Renton Police Department.

PIERCE COUNTY: JURY CONVICTS MAN IN TWO AX KILLINGS
The News Tribune
Adam Lynn
Published: 03/30/1012:05 am
[Excerpt] A Pierce County jury on Monday convicted Charles Nettlebeck of two counts of the state’s highest crime in the 2009 ax slayings of his estranged wife and stepdaughter. The jury, which got the case Thursday, found Nettlebeck, 53, guilty of two counts of aggravated first-degree murder with a deadly-weapon sentencing enhancement on each count. He will be sentenced April 16 to life in prison without the possibility of parole. That’s the only option available after former Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney Gerald Horne decided not to seek the death penalty for Nettlebeck. Prosecutors contended Nettlebeck killed Barbara Jo Nettlebeck, 52, and Bretta Joan Hawkins, 33, on March 13, 2009, after he argued with his wife over the proceeds from a garage sale... [Full article here]

MAN CONVICTED IN AX KILLING OF WIFE, STEPDAUGHTER
By KOMO Staff
Mar 29, 2010
[Excerpts] ...Charles Nettlebeck earlier told detectives he tried to hang himself at his home after attacking his wife and stepdaughter... His suicide attempt failed, however, and he went on a spray-painting rampage leaving messages in red that said, "Could not find help. No where to go," and "I loved my wife -- for better or worst," detectives said. According to court documents, Charles Nettlebeck's wife had a restraining order against him and was in the process of getting a divorce. Despite the order, he went to his wife's home in Orting on Friday, March 13, to participate in a garage sale. It was not clear exactly what prompted the attack... Charles Nettlebeck finally called 911 roughly three hours after the killings, prosecutors said... Pierce County Prosecutor Gerry Horne said he will not to seek the death penalty against Charles Nettlebeck because of his history of mental illness. The specifics of his illness were not released. Charles Nettlebeck is scheduled to be sentenced next month. [Full article here]
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[SC] Officer Stevens charged with criminal domestic violence

LORIS POLICE OFFICER SUSPENDED AFTER ARREST
wmbfnews.com
Posted: Mar 28, 2010 6:16 PM PDT
Updated: Mar 29, 2010 3:42 AM PDT
LORIS, SC (WMBF) - A Loris Police officer is on suspension after a Thursday night arrest on criminal domestic violence charges, according to law enforcement officials. Loris Police Chief Joseph Vaught confirmed Joseph Eric Stevens, 22, of Loris, has been serving as an active officer on the force, and due to the nature of the arrest, Stevens has been suspended pending the resolution of his charges. According to jail records at J. Reuben Long, Stevens was booked at 6:36 p.m. Thursday. He was released Friday afternoon on $500 bond. It is unknown at this time, however, what chain of events sparked the arrest. [LINK]

LORIS POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
scnow.com
March 29, 2010
HORRY COUNTY - A Loris police officer was arrested last week for criminal domestic violence. According to booking reports, Joseph Eric Stevens, 22, of Loris was charged with CDV and booked into J Reuben Long Detention Center around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. He was released on a $500 bond the next day. News 13 contacted the Loris Police Department today, but no one was not available for comment. [LINK]
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Sunday, March 28, 2010

[FL] Waiting on the investigation results for Cathy Moore's suicide.

 Cathy Moore
Daytona Beach Police Officer Chris(topher) Reeder says his girlfriend Cathryn Moore shot herself with his weapon while he was in the shower. Immediately, before there was an investigation, police were already saying it looks to be what Officer Reeder said it was.

Hmm.

There was only one article that I found on her death, and it has no comments, no votes. That's dissettling too.

She has a friend who is adamantly posting that Cathy had a disease (of depression) and this friend implies that settles it. If I had depression though I wouldn't want people to write me off if I was found shot to death. I don't follow the certainty. There is a disproportionate representation on this blog of the same thing over and over and over.

The one article that I'm aware of doesn't mention an outside agency taking the case so unless something new has happened, Officer Reeder's friends and collegues are conducting the investigation. 

Previous post:

[FL] Goodbye Cathy Moore... - The girlfriend of a city police officer killed herself with the policeman's service pistol as he readied for work, police officials said Monday. While autopsy results have not been released yet on 31-year-old Cathryn Moore of Port Orange, police said preliminary findings show she shot herself...
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[FL] Escambia Co. Sheriff's Sgt. Henley back on job DESPITE WIFE ASSAULT PHYSICAL EVIDENCE AND SENDING FOLK INTO WIFE'S HOUSE?

An Escambia County deputy who was placed on paid administrative leave after being arrested in January has returned to work. Sgt. Edward Henley is working at the front desk at the Escambia County Sheriff's Office...Post from January:
[FL] Sheriff's Sgt. Henley arrested for physically assaulting wife & false imprisonment - ...[Escambia County Sgt. Edward] Henley’s wife said she was hit several times by Henley, a Sheriff’s Office news release said. Based on the physical evidence and interviews from the scene, Henley was arrested and charged... 

DEPUTY HAS RETURNED TO WORK
Pensacola News Journal
Thyrie Bland
March 25, 2010
[Excerpts] An Escambia County deputy who was placed on paid administrative leave after being arrested in January has returned to work. Sgt. Edward Henley is working at the front desk at the Escambia County Sheriff's Office at 1600 Leonard St., Escambia County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ted Roy said... Henley's wife accused him of hitting her several times, the Sheriff's Office said. Henley was arrested on battery, simple assault and kidnapping charges. Henley was released from jail after being OK'd to participate in the pretrial release program. He did not have to post bond. Henley returned to jail last month after he was accused of violating a condition of his release, which included not contacting his wife. Henley was jailed without bond... Henley's attorney filed a motion asking that Henley be granted a bond because his return to jail was based on a false affidavit. The judge granted the motion by setting bond at $7,000... [Full article here]

Last month:

DEPUTY BACK IN JAIL AFTER VIOLATING PRE-TRIAL RELEASE
Pensacola News Journal
Thyrie Bland
February 04, 2010 7:05 AM
[Excerpts] An Escambia County deputy who was arrested less than a month ago after a fight with his wife was back in jail Wednesday. An arrest warrant issued for Sgt. Edward Henley accused him of violating a condition of his release from jail... Henley's wife and another witness saw a neighbor leaving the Henley home in Cantonment on Sunday with a radio charger, court records show. "When asked why she had been in the home, the neighbor responded to the alleged victim that the defendant had provided her with a key to enter the home and to collect that item"... The neighbor also told Henley's wife that she had been getting mail from the mailbox per Henley's instructions... Henley's wife also said that her husband's son had come into the home through a window, and she feared for her safety... Henley had asked in a court motion last week to modify the conditions of his release. The motion, which had not been ruled on as of Wednesday, asked that Henley no longer have to wear the monitor because it was causing a financial hardship. The motion also said Henley had been asked to resume work... Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Ted Roy said Henley had not been asked to return to work. [Full article here

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[TX] Son of Allen Police Officers Smith & Smith beat with belt, slapped, and strangled for sarcasm and rolling his eyes

...Court documents show a doctor who examined the 11-year-old son of an Allen police officer says the child was clearly the victim of physical abuse...

[Notice that strangling a child fades away into an "official repression" charge.]

ALLEN POLICE OFFICERS ARRESTED IN CHILD DISCIPLINE CASE
WFAA-TV
By Steve Stoler
Posted on March 23, 2010 at 9:58 PM
Updated Wednesday, Mar 24 at 4:58 PM
[Excerpts] ...Two married Allen police officers have been placed on leave and face criminal charges after being accused of crossing that line and going too far. Cpl. Melissa Smith is accused of injury to a child resulting from a February incident with her 11-year-old son. “Melissa Smith assaulted her son with a belt, leaving bruising on his buttocks and red marks on his face," said Lt. John Norton of the Collin County Sheriff’s Office, which was asked by Allen police to conduct the investigation. Sheriff's investigators say when Smith's husband, Allen police investigator Robert Darin Smith, came home, he also disciplined the boy, who is his stepson... “Right now, they are on administrative leave with pay," Allen police spokeswoman Sgt. Nicole Shaw said. "Upon learning of the allegations, they were immediately placed on administrative leave and reassigned"... [Full article here]

COURT DOCUMENTS DETAIL ALLEGED CHILD ABUSE BY ALLEN OFFICERS
WFAA-TV
By Steve Stoler
Mar 26 2010
[Excerpts] Court documents show a doctor who examined the 11-year-old son of an Allen police officer says the child was clearly the victim of physical abuse...The court documents obtained by News 8 show Allen police Cpl. Melissa Smith told a Child Protective Services investigator she had slapped her son in the past. She is charged with injury to a child in what sheriff's officials say was much more than slapping... According to the arrest affidavit, it all started when Melissa Smith's 11-year-old son was "disrespectful, rolling his eyes and making sarcastic comments toward her." The court documents say she disciplined him by "striking him on the head with a metal spoon, striking him in the face with her hands and striking him on his buttocks with a belt, leaving severe marks and bruising"... According to the affidavit, the boy's stepfather, Robert Darrin Smith, came home a short time later and "handcuffed the victim, threw him to the ground, strangled him, picked him up and placed him in a car and transported him to the Allen Police Department"... Officer Robert Smith is charged with official oppression... According to the court documents, a CPS investigator asked the boy's mother at what point the discipline would rise to the level of abuse, in her opinion. She responded if she beat her son with a baseball bat and broke his bones, then that would be abuse. Both officers are on paid administrative leave during the investigation... [Full article here]
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[OH] Dellroy Police Officer Kevin McCann and girlfriend plead guilty re: using taser on her preschoolers

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP COUPLE ADMIT CHILDREN ABUSED
Canton Repository
By Shane Hoover
Mar 27, 2010 [Excerpts] A part-time Dellroy police officer pleaded guilty Friday to allegations that he abused two of his girlfriend’s young children with a Taser gun. Kevin L. McCann, 48, of 10188 Radmoor St. NW in Lawrence Township, admitted to two counts of felonious assault and two counts of felony child endangering. The mother of the children, Christina L. Robinson, 22, of the same address, pleaded guilty to four counts of felony child endangering. Stark County Common Pleas Judge John G. Haas set a May sentencing date for the couple. McCann and Robinson each face the prospect of significant prison time... McCann disciplined Robinson’s 3-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son by using or placing a Taser on their bodies, leaving burn marks, according to court papers... The charges against Robinson were based on her failure to protect her children from the abuse, according to court papers... “He’s been in and out of law enforcement for 15 years,” [McCann’s attorney, Patrick] Cusma said. “He’s very concerned about going to prison. He’s very, very concerned”... McCann still is listed as an active part-time officer with the village of Dellroy in Carroll County and has been since May 2004, said Ted Hart, a spokesman for the Ohio attorney general... McCann also was a part-time deputy in Wayne County for less than a year before he was fired in 2000, said Capt. Charles Hardman of that sheriff’s office. The agency terminated McCann over allegations he had inappropriate conversations with minor females but no charges were ever filed, Hardman said. The following year, McCann was convicted of impersonating a police officer, a misdemeanor, and ordered to relinquish his Wayne County badge, according to Akron Municipal Court records. [Full article here]

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[AL] Lauderdale County Sheriff's Dispatcher Regina Russell murdered by ex in copy-cat murder-suicide

A Florence woman [Regina Russell], who worked as a part-time dispatcher for the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department, was murdered on Friday... A man suspected of killing a part-time sheriff's dispatcher late Friday shot himself when confronted by a state trooper Saturday afternoon at the same site where his brother killed himself and two family members in January... The sheriff says it's even more difficult since the victim is one of his workers. "It's tough," says [Sheriff Ronnie] Willis. "This was a sweet girl and we're all close here, like family"...


POLICE: WOMAN BEATEN IN ATTACK
timesdaily.com
By Tom Smith
March 27, 2010
[Excerpts] A woman was transported to the trauma unit at Huntsville Hospital late Friday after being severely beaten by a man she was with earlier in the night, authorities said. The woman's condition was believed to be serious when she left the scene of the attack, which is a short distance off Lauderdale 61 near the Shoal Creek Nature Preserve north of St. Florian. Emergency workers said the woman sustained severe head injuries. The woman's identity was not immediately released... Emergency workers said she is a part-time dispatcher at the sheriff's office... [Full article here]

FLORENCE WOMAN MURDERED; SUSPECTED SHOOTER TURNS GUN ON HIMSELF
whnt.com
Clarissa Stephens
March 27, 2010
[Excerpts] A Florence woman, who worked as a part-time dispatcher for the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department, was murdered on Friday. On Friday around 9:15 p.m., a St. Florian police officer found the woman's badly beaten body in a car off Lauderdale County Road 61 North at the Shoal Creek Nature Preserve. The officer, who was on patrol at the time, saw a red car parked. When he went to check it out, he found a woman lying in the car. She was barely alive... Regina Russell, who was 38-years-old, was flown to the trauma unit at Huntsville Hospital with severe head injuries. Willis says they initially thought Russell had just been beaten. However, after doctors evaluated Russell, they found out she'd also been shot in the head. Russell died just before midnight Friday... The sheriff says it's even more difficult since the victim is one of his workers. "It's tough," says Willis. "This was a sweet girl and we're all close here, like family." Willis called in the Alabama Bureau of Investigation to help, since the death involves a department member... The actual circumstances leading up to the murder of Regina Russell are still under investigation. Right now, the Alabama Bureau of Investigation isn't releasing a lot of information... [Full article here]

SUSPECT DEAD IN FATAL SHOOTING OF LAUDERDALE COUNTY WOMAN
waff.com
By Trang Do
Mar 27, 2010
[Excerpts] LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Multiple sources have confirmed to WAFF 48 News that the suspect in a Lauderdale County fatal shooting has died. Authorities say he shot himself at a relative's home. It happened around 4:00 Saturday afternoon at 285 County Road 472 in the Lexington community. Authorities have identified the man as 32-year-old James Christopher Robertson. An ABI spokesman tells us Robertson and the woman he was suspected of killing, had been in a relationship, but were estranged. A spray paint outline marks the spot off Butler Creek Road in the Shoal Creek Preserve, where authorities say Regina Russell was brutally beaten then fatally shot in the head Friday night... Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly says it's a loss felt strongly by the sheriff's office, where Russell worked as a part-time dispatcher. "Obviously, we lost one of our own, Regina last night," Connolly said. Lauderdale County turned the investigation over to the ABI because it involves an employee... Authorities say Robertson did not stop, leading the trooper to his brother's home at 285 County Road 472. "The driver of the vehicle, got out of the vehicle, placed a weapon to his head, and had a self inflicted wound to his head," [ABI spokesman Curtis] Summerville said. Authorities were out at the home, about two months ago, investigating a double murder-suicide. This was eerily similar to that multiple homicide and suicide we had. His truck is in the same location as that, and a lot of blood." [Full article here]



WOMAN FOUND AT NATURE PRESERVE DIES; SUSPECT IN CRITICAL CONDITION
TimesDaily
By Tom Smith
Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 3:30 a.m.
[Excerpts] A man suspected of killing a part-time sheriff's dispatcher late Friday shot himself when confronted by a state trooper Saturday afternoon at the same site where his brother killed himself and two family members in January, officials said. Authorities said Christopher Robertson, 32, who had been living near Lexington and in Five Points, Tenn., was flown from a residence on Lauderdale 472 to Huntsville Hospital. Sheriff's investigators said Robertson was still alive Saturday night but in critical condition. The residence, just west of Lexington, is the former home of Robertson's brother, Jackie Dwight Robertson, 37. On Jan. 10, authorities said Jackie Robertson, 37, shot and killed his estranged wife, April Lynn Robertson, and his nephew, Jamie Earl Robertson, 23, while they were sitting inside a vehicle parked in the driveway. Investigators said Jackie Robertson then shot himself. Christopher Robertson is accused of beating and later shooting Regina Russell, 37, on Friday night during a domestic dispute at the Shoal Creek Nature Preserve on Lauderdale 61... [Sheriff Ronnie] Willis said Robertson, who was in a relationship with Russell, was quickly listed as a suspect. He said officers with state, federal and local agencies throughout northwest Alabama and southern Tennessee immediately began searching for Robertson. Authorities said a state trooper spotted the vehicle Robertson was driving... Robertson pulled up behind his brother's manufactured home and got out of his truck with a pistol in his hand. They added that when the trooper ordered Robertson to drop the gun, he shot himself in the head... [Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris] Connolly said Saturday's shooting was "eerily similar" to the double homicide-suicide in January that involved Robertson's brother. Police responding to Saturday's shooting said Christopher Robertson fell to the ground at almost the same spot his brother died... Officials said Russell lived about three miles north of the nature preserve on Lauderdale 61. Willis said Saturday it's still unclear when Russell was attacked. He added that she was last seen around 4 p.m. Friday when she left her home... He said Russell, who had been a part-time dispatcher with his department for about five years, was supposed to have worked the midnight shift Friday evening... Willis said Saturday was a tough day for all members of his department. "We're all very close like family, and this has really affected us," he said. "Everyone in our department is hurting." The sheriff said Russell had two daughters and a young granddaughter. "Regina was a very sweet girl, always smiling," he said. "I'll forever remember her smile and the dimples she had when the laughed and smiled. She'll always be with us"... [Full article here]
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Saturday, March 27, 2010

[GA] Former State Senator Nancy Schaefer killed in husband's murder-suicide


SCHAEFER'S HUSBAND WAS SHOOTER, LAW AUTHORITIES SAY
Finances believed to be linked to shooting death of former state senator and her spouse
Gainesville Times
By Stephen Gurr
March 27, 2010 9:01 p.m.
Troubled by financial problems, the husband of former state Sen. Nancy Schaefer shot his wife to death as she lay sleeping Friday morning before turning the gun on himself, authorities said Saturday... [Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell] said a handgun was used in the shootings and was found near Bruce Schaefer's body. An autopsy showed Nancy Schaefer died from a gunshot wound to the back and that Bruce Schaefer died from a gunshot wound to the chest. Authorities believe Nancy Schaefer was asleep when she was shot... [State Rep. Rick] Austin announced her death from the House floor Friday evening... Austin, who knew Schaefer for several years, described the former lawmaker as "a great, graceful lady, who was very involved in her community and very passionate about the issues that concerned her. She's going to be deeply missed"... Schaefer and her husband had five children and 13 grandchildren. [Full article here]
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[IL] Officer Workman arrested for domestic battery, firearm threat - and has domestic violence history


OFFICER ARRESTED ON DOMESTIC BATTERY CHARGE
kfvs12.com
By Heartland News
Mar 25, 2010 3:16 PM PDT
A part-time patrol officer was arrested just after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday following an apparent domestic dispute. The suspect is identified as Justin Allen Workman, who was recently hired as a part-time patrol officer for the village of Ridgway, IL.  According to Carrier Mills police, Workman was arrested after an incident in which he broke cell phone into four pieces and threatened a family with a firearm.  The family then ran and called police. Workman, 22, was booked into the Saline County Detention Center on a charge of domestic battery. According to authorities, Workman has a previous arrest for domestic battery and a previous order of protection. [LINK]

RIDGWAY POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED BY CARRIER MILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT
Disclosure News Magazine
By admin
Published: March 24, 2010
[Excerpts] Ridgway’s newest police officer hire [Justin Workman] has been arrested in Carrier Mills on several preliminary charges after an incident last night (03.23.10) of raising hell with his ex girlfriend over their baby... However, it’s really not clear why Ridgway, who ordinarily makes sensible hires as regards police, took him on. Workman, we’re told, had also applied in Hardin County last year but didn’t make it to that department, and fortunately so, apparently. At his tender young age [22], Workman had already acquired himself an arrest for domestic battery, and had a Saline County OP against him in 2008, filed by a Whitney Mayberry. As well, Hardin learned that while he was being considered for the job, Workman got into a “road-rage” incident in which he told the other driver he was going to “beat his ass” and since he “worked for Hardin County Sheriff’s Department” (he hadn’t yet even gotten close to being hired) he “wouldn’t get in trouble for it”... [Full article here]
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[PA] "SUPERVISOR MUST SHOW WHEN COP FIGHTS KIN" (IACP blah blah blah)


SUPERVISOR MUST SHOW WHEN COP FIGHTS KIN
The Daily Item
By Diane Petryk
March 26, 2010
[Excerpts] Every time police are called to a domestic fight involving another police officer, a supervisor should also be called. That’s the policy of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the reason is simple. "It keeps everything clean and objective," said work place consultant Tim Dimoff, author of the book "Life Rage." Repeated calls to the same home involving a police officer, he said, should be a huge red flag for potential escalation. If a supervisor isn’t part of the response team, from the very first call, there’s a chance of missing the need for serious intervention. If only an officer is called to the home of a colleague, there’s the potential he’s going to cut his fellow policeman a little too much slack, Dimoff said. The entire history of domestic calls to the home of [Sunbury Police Officer] Michael Miller and Robin Prentice Miller in Sunbury has not been revealed, but state police have stated: "The couple had a history of domestic altercations"... Sunbury police Chief Steven Mazzeo said he counseled the Millers twice about their disputes, but never thought their troubles would rise to the level of murder-suicide... Supervisors are expected, according to the chiefs of police association, to watch for any pattern of abusive behavior that could indicate potential domestic violence... Wives of abusive police officers are often in difficult situation, according to the women’s justice advocacy organization Purple Berets. Their husbands always have a gun, the organization points out, have been taught to intimidate, know how to inflict pain without leaving marks and can credibly claim they "know how to get away with it." Domestic violence is two to four times more prevalent in police families than in the general population, the group says... [Full article here] 

IACP doesn't do enough:
Until the International Association of Chiefs of Police REQUIRES their own membership of law enforcement top cops to adopt the Association's famous model officer-involved domestic violence policy I don't care what they have to say. They could. They don't. 

More than "wives" are endangered:
"Wives" of abusive officers are in a difficult situation? Adult married women are not the only victims. Every department should HAVE and OPENLY POST their officer-involved domestic violence information on their agency's website, so that girlfriends, boyfriends - gay OR straight, teens, teachers, concerned friends and family members, as well as husbands of female officers can access the information freely. I am very uncomfortable with gender limited language AND with the assumption that the perp is always the officer, always male, or limits the victims to the primary couple when so many friends and other family members have also been terrorized murdered.
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[TX] Anna Rodriguez was here. Officer's wife wanted a divorce, not death


The bodies of [Saginaw police officer] Mike Rodriguez, 52, and his wife, Anna, 50, were found inside their home in the 1100 block of Parkhill Avenue in Saginaw about 7:30 p.m. Monday... the couple's teen-age son arrived at the scene and tried to get into the house, but officers held him back. He was saying 'I want to see my mom,'"... Ms. Rodriguez had filed for divorce last week... Mary Lee Hafley, CEO of SafeHaven of Tarrant County, said a victim of domestic abuse has a difficult time leaving her abuser, especially if that person is in a position of authority. "It's very difficult for victims who are married to someone involved in law enforcement to reach out for help, because they feel like they can't contact their local police department," she said...

"AnnaMarie worked many years for HEB Harris-Methodist Hospital System. She attended the First Baptist Church of Saginaw and was a loving mother and grandmother..."

DEATHS CALLED MURDER-SUICIDE
Austin American Statesman. pg. B.3
May 10, 2006
[Excerpts] A police officer and his wife were found shot to death in their home in an apparent murder-suicide. Mike Rodriguez Jr., 52, and his wife, Anna, 50, were found about 7:30 p.m. Monday by fellow officers responding to a domestic disturbance call at the couple's home in Saginaw, a Fort Worth suburb. Anna Rodriguez had filed for divorce last week, police said. Officers were called to the home Monday by a woman expressing concern for her mother's welfare, based on a telephone conversation another relative had with the father minutes earlier, said officer Maranda Jordan, a Saginaw police spokeswoman. Jordan said Saginaw police have turned over the investigation to the Tarrant County sheriff's department... [Full article here]

SAGINAW OFFICER, WIFE FOUND DEAD
Star-Telegram
By Bill Miller
May. 09, 2006
[Excerpts]  The veteran police officer who was found shot to death along with his wife in their southside home Monday was remembered Tuesday as a decorated public servant and caring neighbor. Mike Rodriguez Jr., 52, and his wife, Anna, 50, were found at about 7:30 p.m. Monday by fellow officers responding to a domestic disturbance at the couple's home in the 1100 block of Parkhill Avenue... Amanda Summerhays, who lived across the street from the Rodriguez family, said she was shocked and saddened by the news. She said the family members were always cheerful, and they helped unload her belongings when her family moved to the neighborhood a couple months ago. "They just jumped right in," she said. "They were just wonderful people; always laughing and giggling over there"... "Forced entry was made to the residence, where two people were found," [Police Spokeswoman Officer Maranda] Jordan said. "Both were deceased, apparently from gunshot wounds." Summerhays said the couple's teen-age son arrived at the scene and tried to get into the house, but officers held him back." "He was saying 'I want to see my mom,'" she recalled, "but they said, 'You don't want to see her like this. "I about cried. It just broke my heart"... Jordan said Saginaw police have turned over the investigation to Tarrant County sheriff's detectives... According to Saginaw police, Rodriguez had been on the force since 1988. [Full article here]

SAGINAW OFFICER, WIFE FOUND DEAD IN HOME
Police: They argued before murder-suicide; she had filed for divorce
The Dallas Morning News
By Kimberly Durnan
Cynthia Vega of WFAA-TV contributed to this report
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
[Excerpts] A veteran Saginaw police officer shot and killed his wife and then himself after an argument at their home, police said. The bodies of Mike Rodriguez, 52, and his wife, Anna, 50, were found inside their home in the 1100 block of Parkhill Avenue in Saginaw about 7:30 p.m. Monday, after neighbors saw the couple argue in the front yard and heard shots fired in the home a short time later, police said. Ms. Rodriguez had filed for divorce last week, police said... Officer Rodriguez had worked for the Saginaw police force for 17 years, police said... Experts note that the nature of police work – control over and responsibility for others – along with easy access to firearms probably play a role in their heightened risk for murder-suicide the report says... Kristen Rand, legislative director for the Washington, D.C.-based Violence Policy Center, said police officers have a high-stress job and a high rate of suicide. "Their job involves having to protect people and having control over people and making them do what they want them to do," she said. "When they don't have that control anymore, because of a romantic breakup, and they have access to a gun, those are ingredients for a murder-suicide." Mary Lee Hafley, CEO of SafeHaven of Tarrant County, said a victim of domestic abuse has a difficult time leaving her abuser, especially if that person is in a position of authority. "It's very difficult for victims who are married to someone involved in law enforcement to reach out for help, because they feel like they can't contact their local police department," she said... [Full article here]
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

[PA] Before murder-suicide, Sunbury Police Chief "personally counseled" Officer Miller and Robin for their ongoing domestic problems?

...“The couple had a history of domestic altercations,” according to a search warrant request... Sunbury Police Chief Steven Mazzeo said he hadn’t “looked at the numbers” of [domestic] incidents, but he knows of more than one during his two years as Sunbury police chief... Although the department knew of the domestic friction between the Millers, “there was no indication anything would have risen to this level,” he said. Mazzeo said he personally counseled both of them...

ROBIN AND HER HUSBAND. SUNBURY POLICE OFFICER MICHAEL MILLER. WERE BEING COUNSELED FOR THEIR DOMESTIC PROBLEMS / MULTIPLE DOMESTIC "INCIDENTS" BY POLICE CHIEF STEVEN MAZZEO?  WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING? - IS THE CHIEF A PSYCHOLOGIST? 

THE CHIEF CAN'T REMEMBER HOW MANY INCIDENTS OFF THE TOP OF HIS HEAD?

WHAT DID HE SAY TO ROBIN? WHAT HAD ROBIN REPORTED TO HIM? WAS THE CHIEF WARNING ROBIN HOW SHE COULD RUIN MICHAEL'S CAREER? TELLING HER TO BE A BETTER WIFE OR TO NOT LEAVE HIM - AGAIN? WAS HE ADVISING MICHAEL TO KEEP IT LOW? WHAT DOES "COUNSELING" MEAN IN CHIEF TALK?

THE CHIEF SAYS HE OFFERED MORE PROFESSIONAL OPTIONS. THE CHIEF SAYS THAT THERE WAS NO ACTUAL VIOLENCE.  THE CHIEF SAYS. THE ONLY WORD LEFT TO BELIEVE IS HIS.

Previous post:
[PA] Tragic farewell to Robin Lee Prentice Miller (after "history of domestic altercations" with her police officer husband)  -  [Sunbury Police Chief Steven] Mazzeo also declined to talk about Miller's employment record... "There was no reason" anybody knew for the incident, [Sunbury Mayor Dave] Persing said...



SUNBURY POLICE OFFICER AND WIFE HAD SEPARATED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE MURDER-SUICIDE, POLICE SAY
By The Associated Press
March 23, 2010, 3:54PM
SUNBURY — Officials have ruled the deaths of an off-duty central Pennsylvania police officer and his wife a murder-suicide. Northumberland County District Attorney Tony Rosini today said Sunbury police Cpl. Michael Miller killed his wife, Robin, before shooting himself in the head early Saturday morning. Investigators say Michael Miller shot his wife three times... Rosini said the Millers had a tumultuous relationship and had separated several times. He said text messages sent by Robin Miller before the shooting indicate her husband had been drinking.... [Full article here]
  • "Tumultuous"?
  • Separated several times?
  • Text messages?



...According to the Web site of Purple Berets, a grass-roots organization advocating for justice for women, domestic violence is two to four times more common in police families that in the general population...

WIFE’S DEATH A HOMICIDE, CORONER SAYS
Robin L. Prentice Miller’s death by gunshot was ruled a homicide Monday.
The Daily Item
By Diane Petryk
Published March 23, 2010 11:35 am
Robin L. Prentice Miller’s death by gunshot was ruled a homicide Monday... State police believe her husband, Sunbury police Cpl. Michael W. Miller, shot her with a 9 mm pistol... The Sunbury Police Department was making counseling services available to its remaining nine officers, beginning Saturday. “Several officers have availed themselves of the option not to come to work,” Mazzeo said... No autopsy was to be conducted on Michael Miller, state police said Sunday... The Millers had one daughter... Mrs. Miller had two daughters from a previous marriage... The autopsy on Robin Miller was performed by Dr. Samuel Land, a forensic pathologist, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown... According to the Web site of Purple Berets, a grass-roots organization advocating for justice for women, domestic violence is two to four times more common in police families that in the general population. Susquehanna Valley Women in Transition was referring all media calls pertaining to domestic violence Monday to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Harrisburg. Spokeswoman for the group [PCADV], Judy Yupcavage, said their experience is that state police and local police take abuse in their midst very seriously. “But when police kill,” she said, “it demonstrates there are no exceptions to who can be an abuser.” [Full article here]


...[PCADV Spokesperson] Judy Yupcavage, said their experience is that state police and local police take abuse in their midst very seriously..."

PCADV'S SPOKESPERSON DOES NOT POINT OUT THE ENHANCED LETHAL DANGER OF OFFICER-INVOLVED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE [OIDV], THE ADDITIONAL CHALLENGES TO REPORTING, STAYING SAFE, HIDING, OR SURVIVING. PCADV'S SPOKESPERSON DOES NOT NAME THE SLAIN OIDV VICTIMS OF PENNSYLVANIA. DOES SHE KNOW THEIR NAMES? PCADV'S SPOKESPERSON IS NOT PUSHING FOR PA LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO HAVE SPECIFIC OIDV POLICIES, NOT STATING THE NEED FOR CURRENT RESEARCH TO DETERMINE THE BREDTH OF THE PROBLEM, NOR IS SHE ASKING ABOUT THIS OFFICER WHO HAD A HISTORY OF KNOWN DOMESTIC "INCIDENTS." INSTEAD OF USING THAT MEDIA MOMENT IN BEHALF OF THE VICTIMS WHO LIVE IN FEAR OF DEATH SHE STOOD AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF ALL THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THE STATE.

PCADV GIVES NO INDICATION OF UNDERSTANDING WHAT IS HAPPENING, EVEN IN AN ARTICLE ABOUT MURDER.

WHO STANDS FOR THE VICTIMS OF OIDV IN PA? WHO HAS A VISIBLE OUTREACH FOR A BEAT UP COP'S GIRLFRIEND?

1.  _______________________ 
2.  _______________________ 
3.  _______________________

DA: COP MURDERED WIFE
The Daily Item
By Diane Petryk
Published March 24, 2010 11:36 am
Evidence shows city police Cpl. Michael Miller fired the shots that killed his wife, Robin Prentice-Miller, District Attorney Tony Rosini announced Tuesday. Also Tuesday, Sunbury Mayor David Persing said there will be no police department-sponsored funeral for Miller, nor will the department as a whole be represented at one. Police may attend as they wish, he said. Miller may have been drunk when he shot himself in the head after shooting his wife. Mrs. Miller sent a text message on her cell phone a few minutes before the 2 a.m. shooting in which she acknowledged her husband had been out drinking and was arriving home... An autopsy was not performed on Miller's body nor were toxicology tests reported. Stonington state police trooper Kevin Kearney and Milton state police Cpl. Richard Bramhall investigated the case. They conducted numerous interviews and reviewed evidence gathered from the crime scene, as well as results of the autopsy on Mrs. Miller. Officers also reviewed, with the assistance of attending physicians, an MRI of Michael Miller's brain taken at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville... Mrs. Miller's funeral is Thursday... [Full article here]

SUPERVISOR MUST SHOW WHEN COP FIGHTS KIN The Daily Item
By Diane Petryk
March 26, 2010
[Excerpts] Every time police are called to a domestic fight involving another police officer, a supervisor should also be called. That’s the policy of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the reason is simple... Repeated calls to the same home involving a police officer, he said, should be a huge red flag for potential escalation. If a supervisor isn’t part of the response team, from the very first call, there’s a chance of missing the need for serious intervention. If only an officer is called to the home of a colleague, there’s the potential he’s going to cut his fellow policeman a little too much slack, Dimoff said. The entire history of domestic calls to the home of [Sunbury Police Officer] Michael Miller and Robin Prentice Miller has not been revealed, but state police have stated: “The couple had a history of domestic altercations”... Friends and family told police the couple had a tumultuous relationship... Sunbury police Chief Steven Mazzeo said he counseled the Millers twice about their disputes, but never thought their troubles would rise to the level of murder-suicide... According to the chiefs of police association, the interviewing procedure for officers should include thorough background checks... Department supervisors should consider a no-hire decision when any evidence of the above surfaces and make a zero-tolerance policy clear to all officers on the force. Moreover, departments are advised to periodically reach out to domestic partners of their officers and inform them of this policy... Mazzeo has been Sunbury’s chief of police for only the past two years, but said in that time he knew of at least two domestic incidents at the Millers’ home. He said this week he did not have the total number of domestic incidents that involved police response at the Miller residence... Wives of abusive police officers are often in difficult situation, according to the women’s justice advocacy organization Purple Berets. Their husbands always have a gun, the organization points out, have been taught to intimidate, know how to inflict pain without leaving marks and can credibly claim they “know how to get away with it”... [Full article here]

LEARN FROM EVERY MISTAKE OF EVERY MURDER AND SUICIDE SO THAT THEIR DEATHS ARE NOT COMPLETELY IN VAIN. EVERY MISTAKE HAS TO BE MAXIMIZED RATHER THAN FORGOTTEN AND EVERY WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT THAT CAN BE FILED SHOULD BE FILED - TO GIVE A BETTER CHANCE TO THOSE VICTIMS STILL LIVING FEARFULLY IN THE SAME SITUATIONS.

THERE ARE MORE ROBINS OUT THERE. MORE MICHAELS.
THE REPORTERS WILL MOVE ON.

CHANGE WON'T EVOLVE ON IT'S OWN.
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[VA] Officer Feldmann accused of domestic assault and battery against a family member

HAMPTON POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AND BATTERY
Daily Press
Ashley Kelly
March 24, 2010
Hampton -[Excerpt] A Hampton police officer has been placed on restrictive leave after being charged with assault and battery. Officer Nicole Marie Feldmann ... is charged with offenses connected to August and September, according to police spokeswoman Allison Quinones. A 25-year-old Hampton man swore out two misdemeanor summonses on March 19 for domestic assault and battery against Feldmann... [Full article here]

HAMPTON POLICE OFFICER FACES ASSAULT CHARGES
Daily Press
March 25, 2010
[Excerpt] ...In both cases, Feldmann is accused of striking the man in the face with an open hand, Quinones said. [Full article here]

POLICE OFFICER SERVED FOR ASSAULT
Allegedly assaulted a family member two times
WAVY
24 Mar 2010
[Excerpt] A Hampton police officer was served with two misdemeanor summonses for assault and battery against a family member. Nicole Marie Feldmann, 24, of Hampton allegedly struck the 25-year-old victim in the face with an open hand two times, in August and September 2009. Police say the incident occurred in a vehicle in the area of Fox Hill Road and Mercury Boulevard... [Full article here]
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

[SC] Trooper Melton ticketed for physical fight with ... wife's friends

...South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper Michael Melton got out and got into a fight with his wife’s friends. Officers who tried to stop the altercation said Melton was yelling at them to “stop patronizing” him...

Trooper suspended after incident in downtown Greenville
Greenville News
By Paul Alongi and E. Richard Walton
March 24, 2010
[Excerpt] A state trooper is on suspension without pay pending the outcome of a probe into a report of a fight outside a downtown Greenville bar, authorities said. Michael W. Melton Jr., 32, of Bradley, was charged in a ticket with disorderly conduct... [Full article here]e

Trooper Charged, Suspended After Fight Reported
Michael Melton Accused Of Fight Near Club

WYFF4.com
March 23, 2010
[Excerpts] A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has been suspended without pay after being charged with disorderly conduct in connection to a fight outside a downtown Greenville club over the weekend. The owner of The Blue Martini told officers that a couple was fighting on the sidewalk outside the club at about midnight Saturday... Melton has been a trooper since August 2004. He's assigned to Troop 2, covering Laurens, Greenwood, Abbeville, Newberry, Edgefield, McCormick and Saluda counties. [Full article here]

[NYPD] Lt. Theresa Flannery shot herself in the face and then in the back of her own head?

..."I heard glass shattering between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. last night," said a neighbor... a high-ranking police official said that the wound appeared self-inflicted... However, sources said detectives believe she was murdered...

This is from 2003 and the reporters for the New York papers forgot to keep asking the questions, or for some other reason just dropped the story of twice-shot New York Police Lieutenant Theresa Flannery.

Theresa Flannery, 33, a 12-year veteran of the New York Police Department, was found in her second-floor apartment with two gunshot wounds to her head... Long Island cops believe she missed her first shot and fired a second time, hitting herself in the face. Bleeding and in pain, she put the gun behind her ear and pulled the trigger yet again, striking herself in the back of the head...

..."She definitely would not have killed herself.
She had the world"...

WOMAN COP FOUND SHOT DEAD AT HOME
New York Post (NY)
PHILIP MESSING
July 10, 2003
[Excerpts] A veteran female NYPD lieutenant who failed to show up for work yesterday was found dead of a gunshot wound to her face in her Nassau County apartment, law-enforcement sources said. Lt. Theresa Flannery, 33, was a 12-year veteran with the NYPD's Traffic Control Division. Law-enforcement sources said investigators were looking into the possibility of suicide but had not ruled out homicide. Worried colleagues said they called Long Island police early yesterday and asked them to check in on Flannery at her home in Bellmore. Her body was found at 9 a.m. "She was always so prompt," said one colleague. "That's what got everyone so nervous. People started asking, 'Where is she? Where is she?'"... Police said two shots were fired in the bedroom, one of them into a wall. Investigators said they had not found a suicide note and speculated that Flannery may have tried to shoot herself but flinched and then shot again. [LINK]

"The death is still undetermined," said Lt. Kevin Smith of the Nassau County Police Department... "We're trying to construct what took place in the apartment," [Homicide Squad Commander Det. Lt. Dennis] Farrell said. "There are lots of facets of this case that need to be explored. 
There's going to be 
no quick answer 
to this"...

FIND CITY COP SHOT DEAD IN L.I. MYSTERY
New York Daily News. pg. 16
Ruth Bashinsky, with Michele McPhee
Jul 10, 2003.
[Excerpts] A 33-year-old NYPD lieutenant was found fatally shot in her Long Island home yesterday morning - but it was unclear whether she was a victim of murder, suicide or a tragic accident. Family members and some police sources doubted that Theresa Flannery, a rising star on the force who was on the list for promotion to captain, would have put a bullet in her head. Some noted there were two shots fired - making suicide seem less likely. Neighbors also reported hearing an argument from her Bellmore apartment the night before Flannery's body was found. Several of Flannery's relatives showed up at her Wilson Ave. house after her body was discovered and were heard angrily telling police, "We want answers." "No matter what the cops say, my sister's personality is not to commit suicide," one of her brothers told a neighbor. But a high-ranking police official said that the wound appeared self-inflicted and that one of her guns was near her body. "It's leaning toward suicide," said the official... "The cause of death is undetermined," said Lt. Kevin Smith, a spokesman with the Nassau County Police Department... Neighbors said they had heard fighting and a loud commotion late Tuesday. "I heard glass shattering between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. last night," said a neighbor, who didn't want her name used. "I got scared but didn't call the police"... Flannery, who was divorced from a city police officer and had recently been dating a transit lieutenant, was on the NYPD's list for promotion to captain. "She was a beautiful girl, very popular, they all liked her," said one police source. "She definitely would not have killed herself. She had the world"... In the afternoon, cops were seen removing boxes of her personal belongings, including a computer and stuffed animals... A neighbor who said she last saw Flannery Tuesday afternoon chatting on her cell phone said the cop seemed driven to succeed. "She was a very ambitious girl, always taking these tests to get ahead," she said. "I feel terrible. Her brothers seem devastated. It's such a tragedy." [LINK]

COP FOUND SHOT DEAD AT HOME
Detectives offer few details
Newsday. Long Island, N.Y. pg. A.20
Keiko Morris. Rocco Parascandola contributed
Jul 10, 2003
[Excerpts] Nassau homicide detectives are investigating the death of a New York City police lieutenant found yesterday in her home in Bellmore... Homicide Squad Det. Lt. Dennis Farrell said only that detectives were investigating an undetermined death involving a New York City police officer and that details surrounding her death would not be released until after an autopsy was completed today. Farrell declined to say who had called police and whether there were any signs of injury to Flannery that would indicate foul play. However, sources said detectives believe she was murdered. "She was the most wonderful niece in the world," said Cathy Flannery, Theresa Flannery's aunt, who lives in Florida. "We are beside ourselves"... Flannery was a 12-year veteran in the New York Police Department assigned to the Traffic Control Division in Manhattan... One neighbor who did not want to be named said residents often saw her walking her dog, a long-haired dachshund, and sometimes she would stop and talk... [LINK]

SPURNED LADY COP 'A SUICIDE'
New York Post (NY)
Murray Weiss and Kieran Crowley
July 11, 2003
[Excerpts] The female NYPD lieutenant found shot dead in her Nassau home was romantically involved with a married cop, and investigators speculate she may have killed herself because he would not leave his wife, law enforcement sources said. The gun found next to Lt. Theresa Flannery's body Wednesday morning was hers and had been fired three times, the sources said. Long Island cops believe she missed her first shot and fired a second time, hitting herself in the face. Bleeding and in pain, she put the gun behind her ear and pulled the trigger yet again, striking herself in the back of the head... Law enforcement sources said that Flannery left her husband, also an NYPD lieutenant, when she started seeing her cop boyfriend. She was upset because he was not yet willing to leave his wife for her, the sources said. [LINK]

WAITING ON TESTS IN COP'S DEATH
Newsday. pg. A.32
Keiko Morris
Jul 11, 2003
[Excerpts] Detectives say they will not know whether the death of a New York City police lieutenant found shot in her Bellmore home Wednesday was a suicide or a homicide until they receive autopsy test results... Theresa Flannery, 33, a 12-year veteran of the New York Police Department, was found in her second-floor apartment with two gunshot wounds to her head, police said. An autopsy by the Nassau County medical examiner concluded that Flannery's death was caused by one of the two gunshots... "We're trying to construct what took place in the apartment," [Homicide Squad Commander Det. Lt. Dennis] Farrell said. "There are lots of facets of this case that need to be explored. There's going to be no quick answer to this"... [LINK]

AUTOPSY ON FEMALE OFFICER YIELDS FEW CLUES
New York Daily News. New York, N.Y. pg. 16
Richard Weir with Ruth Bashinsky
Jul 11, 2003
An autopsy on a city cop who was found shot dead in her Long Island apartment was completed yesterday - but shed no immediate light on whether she was a suicide or a murder victim. The body of Lt. Theresa Flannery, 33, was discovered Wednesday morning in her Bellmore home. She had a bullet wound in the head. An autopsy was completed but the results were pending, said Diane Markunas, spokeswoman for the Nassau County medical examiner's office. "The death is still undetermined," said Lt. Kevin Smith of the Nassau County Police Department, adding that the homicide squad was investigating... Many colleagues could not believe that Flannery, who was on the promotion list for captain, would kill herself. Neighbors noted that she bought a new car only last week. [LINK]

POLICE OFFICER'S SHOOTING DEATH STILL UNCLASSIFIED
New York Times
By BRUCE LAMBERT
July 12, 2003
[Excerpts] Two days after a New York City police lieutenant was found fatally shot in her home on Long Island, investigators yesterday had yet to classify her case as an accident, a suicide or a murder... Investigators refused to comment further yesterday except to say that recent news reports had contained inaccuracies, which they did not specify. The New York Post reported that Lieutenant Flannery had broken up with her husband, also a police lieutenant, was dating a city police officer who is married, and was upset that he was still with his wife. The Daily News reported that unidentified neighbors had heard a commotion, breaking glass and two shots during the night before the body was found. After an autopsy, the Nassau County medical examiner's office said a gunshot wound was the obvious cause of death. But a spokeswoman for the agency said it would not classify the death until it had received the test results for drugs and disease and until the police investigation had reached a determination... Neighbors said yesterday that she was upbeat, friendly when walking her dog, and had recently bought a new car and was saving money for a house. They said she was generally private, had few visitors and carpooled every morning with a fellow officer. [LINK]

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