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Week 344
August 1, 2007
CHP officer fatally struck by car while setting spike strip

David Zanon led Calif. police on a high-speed chase and intentionally ran over a CHP officer. (AP)
PLACERVILLE, Calif. — A Sacramento man ran down and killed a California Highway Patrol officer Tuesday at the end of a 30-mile, high-speed chase through Sacramento and El Dorado counties.

Douglas Scott Russell, 46, a 22-year veteran of the CHP, was trying to stop David Charles Zanon by putting spikes on Highway 50. Authorities said Zanon, a 38-year-old Sacramento resident, intentionally swerved toward Russell before striking him.

Zanon had tried to ram a Rancho Cordova police officer's car when the chase began and had swerved in an unsuccessful effort to hit another officer ... Full Story

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Check the neck

When patting down a suspect, it’s easy to overlook “ordinary” things like necklaces.

But in today’s tip, a P1 member cautions officers to be sure to keep a close eye on anything hanging from the neck.

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Suspect arrested in Balt. officer shootings
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Police join forces for Calif. gang sweep
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Milwaukee police and feds bust counterfeit money ring
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N.H. officer dies after single-car crash
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Officer Down

Border Patrol Agent
Eric N. Cabral
Jacumba, California

Border Patrol agent dies
from heart attack

End of Watch: July 26, 2007

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Idaho police using self-serve system for crash reports
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