Authorities said Joseph Collura of 540 Candlewick Court started having trouble breathing after the fight at Platinum Plus and died at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Deputies said the investigation into the death could take weeks as authorities interview the more than 100 people in the club at the time.
Tom Selfridge, Greenville County deputy coroner, reported Friday that Collura died as a result of asphyxiation due to pressure on the neck, but he told News Channel 7 that an official cause of death would not be determined until toxicology results are returned.
Investigators said the fight appeared to start when guards tried to check Collura’s ID.
No charges have been filed in the case.
South Carolina Highway Patrol
End of Watch: Saturday, March 27, 2010
Tour of Duty: 21 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Saturday, March 27, 2010
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Corporal Kevin Cusack was killed when his patrol car was involved in a single-vehicle accident.
HE was on on patrol when his patrol car left the road as he drove on State Highway 200 about six miles south of Lancaster. Corporal Cusack was killed as a result.
Corporal Cusack had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for 21 years. He is survived by his three children.
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Blythewood, SC 29016
Phone: (803) 896-7920
Source: NJ.com — Trenton Central High School scrambled to provide security at its front doors and other posts yesterday after the school’s guards called in sick and attended a school board meeting to protest the possible outsourcing of their jobs.
The Chamber Street campus normally has 18 security officers on duty over two shifts, but yesterday only six reported in, a police department source said.
Police reassigned an officer normally tasked with picking up truant students to join the resource officer stationed at the high school, and other school staff helped stand in for the absent guards.
About half of the district’s 85 security guards went to a morning meeting the board had scheduled to approve the district’s 2010-2011 budget, board vice president Alexander Brown said.
The district is putting out a request for bids from private security companies to see if it can save money by replacing its current guard staff, Superintendent Rodney Lofton said.
The guards belong to the Trenton Business and Technical Association. Tanisha Powell, president of the association, said she doesn’t see how the $2 million the district wants to spend on guards could possibly provide sufficient services for a district that has frequently struggled with violence on and around school campuses.
“We’re concerned about what kind of quality of personnel we’re going to get,” Powell said. “We’re concerned about the safety of the students and the staff. The guards have been here for years. The kids know them, and they know about (the) community.
“It’s not even about the money. It’s about security.”
While the board privatized its cafeterias last year and discussed outsourcing building and trades work, Lofton told the guards that putting out a bid request will not necessarily lead to the hiring of a private security company.
“We’ve done this before, and we did not privatize. It’s a request for proposals,” he said. “We expressed to them that if we can generate revenue from other places, we won’t follow through on this proposal.”
The board is looking for $1 million in savings, either through the guard outsourcing or other means, Brown said. Two other proposals are to find a less expensive insurance carrier or to lower special education costs by moving more students into a program run by St. Francis hospital, he said.
“If both of those things can happen, we won’t be laying off any security guards, and we can reduce the total number of layoffs in the district,” he said. “It’s not just about security guards.”
The $278.5 million budget for 2010-2011 that the board approved Friday calls for the elimination of 215 positions. Most of those would come from layoffs, though attrition, retirements and callbacks in the fall could reduce the number of people who lose their jobs
By: RICK MCCANN/Staff
Police were called to the Valley View Mall around 5:30PM after a mall security officer fired his weapon at a fleeing vehicle.
Officers said that it was too early in their investigation to say exactly what happened but believe it may have been a theft suspect who was trying to get away.
Roanoke City Police say that no one was injured during the shooting.
And, Police say it is unclear why the officer discharged his weapon and do not know if he will face any charges.
The 24-year-old from Pine Island is finding success in her job, screening passengers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
She recently received the Minnesota Transportation Security Officer of the Year award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the TSA.
The federal government created the TSA after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, hiring tens of thousands of transportation security officers to screen airline passengers at U.S. airports. Today, there are 48,000 officers working nationwide; 37,000 are full-time employees, said TSA spokeswoman Carrie Harmon. At the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, she said, there are between 600 and 650 full-time security officers.
Murch joined the TSA three years ago, shortly after finishing a law enforcement degree at Vermilion Community College in Ely, Minn.
She works at Checkpoint 10, which primarily screens airline crew members and business travelers who know their way around. Every so often, Murch helps regular passengers figure out the confusing aspects of the airport and TSA policies, such as removing shoes and what to do about liquids. That’s the part of her job she likes the best, she said.
“Because you’re not just screening to make sure nothing prohibitive goes on the plane. You’re really helping people get through the airport and get through fast. And even when you’re on your break, you’re still helping people, giving them directions or giving them advice,” she said.
Murch was nominated by her supervisors for her eagerness to help people and for her take-charge attitude at the checkpoint. Federal security officials presented her with the award during a ceremony on Jan. 27.