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Newtown Borough, PA. officer dies in the line of duty


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September 29, 2005

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Newtown Borough, PA. officer dies in the line of duty

Officer Down: Brian S. Gregg - [Newtown Borough, Pennsylvania]


Biographical Info

Age: 46

Additional Info: Officer Gregg had been with the Newton Borough Department for less than a year. He leaves behind a wife and son.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Officer Gregg was shot and killed after the suspect wrestled with him for his gun inside a hospital.

Date of Incident: September 29, 2005

Suspect Info: The suspect, Robert Flor is in police custody.


The Associated Press

LANGHORNE, Pa.- A man taken to a suburban hospital for a sobriety test Thursday night grabbed a police officer's gun, opened fire and killed one officer, authorities said. Another officer and medical technician were wounded.

District Attorney Diane Gibbons identified the suspect only as a 38-year-old Bedminster man who had been stopped for possible drunken driving.

He was captured in the St. Mary Medical Center garage an hour after the shooting. He was hiding in the back seat of a car and police had to smash a window to capture him.

He faced a charge of murder and two counts of attempted murder.

The man fired five shots after grabbing the gun. Both the wounded officer, who was shot in the chest, and the hospital employee were expected to survive, authorities said.

The slain police officer, Brian Gregg, a 46-year-old man who had been with the Newton Borough department less than a year.

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