Uvalde County Sheriff’s Department
End of Watch: Saturday, December 25, 2010
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: Saturday, December 25, 2010
Weapon Used: Person
Suspect Info: Apprehended
Deputy Michael Schaefer suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a 16-year-old female who was possibly under the influence of narcotics and alcohol.
He and another deputy had responded to a domestic disturbance involving a fight between the girl and another family member. When they arrived at the scene they attempted to place the girl into custody but became involved in a struggle. Deputy Schaefer collapsed moments later.
Agency Contact Information
Uvalde County Sheriff’s Department
121 E Nopal Street
Uvalde, TX 78801
Phone: (830) 278-4111
Please contact the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Department for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.
Police Officer John Maguire
Woburn Police Department
End of Watch: Sunday, December 26, 2010
Tour of Duty: 34 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, December 26, 2010
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Shot and killed
Officer John Maguire was shot and killed when he responded
to a robbery in progress at a local department store.
Two men entered a department store at 9:00pm, just as the
store was about to close. The men robbed the jewelry
counter, and then fled on foot.
Officer Maguire responded along with several other officers.
As the two men fled the store they were confronted by Officer
Maguire, who engaged them in a foot pursuit. During the foot
pursuit, one of the suspects opened fire, striking Officer
Maguir twice in the chest. Officer Maguire returned fire, killing
The second suspect ran to a waiting car, where he attempted
to flee with a third suspect. Both men were apprehended and
face multiple charges, including murder and robbery.
Officer Maguire was transported to a hospital in Burlington
where he succumbed to his wounds.
Officer Maguire had served with the Woburn Police Department
for 34 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Baltimore City Circuit Judge Lynn Stewart found guard Rodney Corban not guilty of a second-degree assault charge filed by Dr. Mohammed Hussain, 61, a Waldorf radiologist, who accused the guard of manhandling and humiliating him before his scheduled outpatient surgery for tongue cancer.
After winning acquittal, Corban hugged fellow security guards as his eyes welled up with tears. He declined to comment on the verdict.
Corban’s defense attorney, Kenneth Ravenell, said the guard never manhandled him, but gently led him out of a bathroom at the hospital frequented by drug addicts and the homeless.
“The only person who thinks this was about race is Mr. Hussein,” Ravenell told the judge.
During the trial, Hussain said he was discriminated against while he was performing a Muslim purification ritual.
“Muslims are always treated as outlaws,” he said.
Hussain, who filed a $30 million lawsuit against the hospital in April after the March 22 incident, pressed the criminal charge against Corban in May.
During the one-day trial, Ravenell questioned why Hussein waited nearly two months to press a criminal charge when he filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit first.
“This is a person who is seeking $30 million from the hospital and he creates this story,” Ravenell said.
Hussain, who is Indian-American, blamed bias for the verdict, saying the judge did a favor for an attorney.
“It was a black judge, a black lawyer and a black defendant,” Hussain said. “They manipulated the system. I’m a physician. It’s not my business to lie.”
New York NY Dec 28 2010 At least nine private security guards have been fired by a Port Authority contractor for sawing wood when they were supposed to be patrolling the airport. The guards were union employees for Covenant Aviation Security, and were paid $16.99 an hour to patrol tarmacs, inspect vehicles, etc. Evening supervisor Ronald Denig and at least one other boss snapped photos of the dozing guards, who have filed a grievance with the union. The Post, in an exclusive report that features a classic photo of Denig looking the part, says that Denig also had his photo taken while napping, but he got to keep his job.
An ally of the fired guards reportedly got a photo of Denig sleeping in his car in an isolated parking lot, but he only received a five-day suspension. Sources say as many as ten other guards may have been dismissed for slacking on the job in the past two months. (In January, a TSA security guard was fired for napping on her break.) One PA official tells the tabloid, “These guards are the first line of defense at the airport. Obviously, if they’re sleeping, it’s something that cannot be tolerated.” But if the terrorists hadn’t been so boring lately, perhaps these guards would have a reason to stay awake.
BLUFFTON, S.C. Dec 28 2010 Beaufort County police say a man has been shot during an argument with a tow truck operator.
The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported that 34-year-old Carlos Olivera was shot Friday night in front of his brother’s home.
Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner says Olivera and tow truck operator Preston Oates had a disagreement over whether Olivera had properly parked his minivan. Oates told the sheriff he has a contract to patrol parking in the neighborhood.
Olivera balked at paying $300 to get Oates to remove a parking boot from his minivan.
Nelson Olivera said his brother showed Oates a handgun tucked in the waistband of his pants, but never pointed it. Oates told the newspaper he acted in self-defense.
No one has been charged and police are still investigating the shooting.
Kent WA Dec 28 2010 A gang confrontation outside Southcenter Mall Sunday night resulted in gunfire and a multi-agency police response.
There were no injuries, but multiple youths were detained, including one 15-year-old armed with a pistol.
The trouble began 5:30 p.m., when Southcenter Mall security officers saw a group of eight to 10 teens congregating in a mall parking lot. The officers believed a fight was about to start, and went to disband the group. But some of the youths identified themselves as gang members and tried to intimidate the officers.
The security officers backed off and called for assistance from Tukwila Police officers who were working off duty at the mall. When those officers responded, the group of youths scattered and several shots were fired, although they were not aimed at police.
At that point, Tukwila officers called for support from surrounding departments, and officers from Renton, Kent and Des Moines responded, helping Tukwila Police detain six youths – one of them the 15-year-old with a pistol. Officers processing the scene located two more loaded pistols on the ground.
As of Sunday night, while suspects have made claims of gang affiliation, “witnesses from the group have not been fully cooperative with investigators,” the Tukwila Police press release reads.
Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Tukwila Police at 206-433-1808.
Police say mall security was chasing an accused shoplifter Sunday night, when he jumped a stair-way rail and fell 40 feet to the ground.
The suspect was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital.
At last check, he was listed in stable, but serious condition
Gavin MacFarlane, 28, of Scottsdale, opened fire at the Great Alaskan Bush Company shortly before midnight Sunday before he ran out of ammunition and was tackled, police said.
Police Sgt. Trent Crump said MacFarlane told detectives that he had a “personal agenda” but didn’t immediately provide further details about his motive.
Troy Cooley, 34, a security guard at the west Phoenix club, was shot and killed. A club patron, Antonio Garcia, 20, also died. A 22-year-old man and the 20-year-old dancer were wounded.
Witnesses reported that MacFarlane had been inside the bar, went outside to the parking lot, then came back and started shooting. It was unclear what prompted the gunfire.
Amanda Holland, a dancer at the club, told KTVK-TV that she helped the dancer who was shot in the arm before the gunman fired at a doorman who was trying to protect her.
“One of our doormen got shot because he was starting to defend one of the girls that work there,” Holland said.
She said the gunman told the dancer “you’re next” when the doorman stood in front of the dancer, and was shot and killed.
Holland told KPHO-TV that she saw the group of customers tackle the gunman.
“There’s like three Marine guys, and like four other guys that chased the guy down I guess and just started jumping him. He (the gunman) kinda got what he deserved,” Holland said.
This was the second fatal shooting at a Phoenix strip club over the Christmas weekend.
Just before 1 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to a shots-fired call at Chi Chis Cabaret in central Phoenix and found a club security guard with multiple gunshot wounds.
A man police identified as Tekina Latu, 22, became upset after a fight between two groups and grabbed a handgun, firing several rounds at the security guard.
The guard was able to return fire. He was wearing a bulletproof vest and was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Latu’s relatives took him to a hospital where he later died from his injuries
Wickliffe OH Dec 28 2010 City police are searching for a male who injured two teens after firing shots inside a popular nightclub.
Police were called to Evolution Ultra Lounge, at 28611 Euclid Ave., around 11:40 p.m. Sunday after receiving numerous calls about gunshots being fired during Teen Night.
At the scene, officials discovered a 15-year-old Solon boy who had been shot in the lower leg and a 15-year-old Cleveland girl who had been grazed with a bullet in her lower back.
“There had been an altercation between two different groups of males inside the bar,” police Lt. Pat Hengst said. “As a result, a number of male juveniles were ejected from the bar by the security staff. At some point, some of the males reentered the bar, and a male suspect removed a handgun from his pocket or waistband and fired approximately three shots inside the bar. The two teens were struck at that time. At this point, we believe they were probably just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
A security guard had a bullet put a hole through his pants — but the bullet did not strike him.
“He was not injured because it clipped his car keys,” Hengst said.
According to reports, between 200 and 250 people were inside the bar at the time.
“The bar was crowded,” the lieutenant said. “People began to flee. There was a lot of confusion. The suspect got away. He fired more shots in the parking lot before fleeing.”
Witnesses described the shooter as a black male who appeared to be between 15 and 17 years old. He was reportedly wearing a dark jacket with pockets on the outside, denim jeans, a black skull cap on his head and possibly a hoodie-style sweatshirt.
The victims were in good condition Monday morning at local hospitals.
“We do have several leads that we’re following,” said Hengst.
Wickliffe officials unsuccessfully attempted to shut the nightclub down last year.
In September 2009, City Council passed an ordinance requiring nightclubs to obtain a permit to operate.
Matthew Farmwald, owner of Evolution Lounge, argued the ordinance was a “retroactive law” that was passed after he had already opened the business.
Earlier this year, city officials agreed not to close the bar after Evolution Lounge made several changes — such as cutting down the capacity, supplying extra security and developing a dress code.
“It’s not unusual to have kids fighting, that kind of stuff, but it is unusual to have a shooting,” Hengst said of the nightclub.
Anyone with information on the shooter’s identity or anyone else who was involved in the altercation is asked to call Wickliffe police at 440-943-1234.
Cincinatti OH Dec 28 2010 A Kennedy Heights man was arraigned Sunday in Hamilton County Municipal Court on charges in connection with hitting a Tri-County Mall security officer with a vehicle on Christmas Eve.
Judge Heather Russell set bond at $20,000 on a robbery charge, $1,000 on a charge of failure to comply with a police officer, $1,000 on a charge of receiving stolen property and $1,000 for reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
Aiman Khayo, 47, struck the security officer with the vehicle he was driving and drove off, police said. The security officer’s name, and the extent of his injuries, were not available Sunday.
Police set up stop sticks and the vehicle was halted on Chester Road just north of Sharon Road.
A stolen coat from Macy’s and a stolen Blu-Ray player from Sears were found in the car’s trunk, according to police.
WATERBURY CT Dec 28 2010 — A city police officer and three Waterbury Hospital security guards rushed into a smoke-filled apartment building on Robbins Street on Monday afternoon to evacuate 14 residents from a fire.
No one was injured in the fire at 113 Robbins St. that displaced at least three people.
The situation could have been much worse if not for the heroics of the police officer and security guards who ran inside the burning building shortly after 1 p.m. to alert residents.
Police officer Adam April was returning from an extra duty job when he spotted the fire, said police spokesman Capt. Christopher Corbett.
Dallas TX Dec 28 2010 A 26-year-old man apparently stole the gun of his brother — a Dallas police officer — and killed himself with it after attempting to rob a Far North Dallas bank Monday, police said.
Investigators said the officer, who they declined to identify, did not know that his service weapon had been taken until after his brother, Khalifa Tehran King, shot himself.
“The officer is totally irrelevant to this thing,” Dallas police Deputy Chief Craig Miller said. “He has nothing to do with it at all.”
Officers responding to an 11:30 a.m. suspicious person call at an apartment complex in the 5300 block of Harvest Hill Road near the Dallas North Tollway spotted King. Plainclothes officers watched him as he drove about two miles north and attempted to enter the Sterling Bank in the 5000 block of Verde Valley Lane, police said.
Bank employees saw King, dressed in all black, about to enter the building and locked the doors to keep him out, police said.
A similar incident occurred at the bank Friday. In that case, a man now believed to be King was wearing a ski mask and a white shopping bag on one hand. He tried to enter the bank, but employees locked him out.
After being locked out Monday, King got back in his vehicle and fled when uniformed officers attempted to stop him. A brief chase ensued and King pulled into a business parking lot near the Tollway and Harvest Hill Road, police said.
It appeared King was going to surrender, but he then pulled a gun and shot himself, police said. He died at the scene.
King is thought to be from Kansas. It is unclear how long he had been in the Dallas area, police said.
The Dallas police Special Investigations Unit was investigating the case Monday.
Officials said a man armed with a gun approached a Dunbar Armored truck carrier about 12:40 p.m. in Dorsey’s Search Village Center in Ellicott City. The carrier had just picked up a deposit from a Giant grocery story.
Neither the carrier nor a second employee in the truck were injured.
The suspect fled in a Nissan Sentra; it was later recovered in a nearby residential area.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call 410-313-STOP.