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[U.S.] Too Many Said-Suicides of Law Enforcement Officer's wives, girlfriends, dates, and ex's


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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

[CA] The said-suicide of CHP Lt. Earl Johnson's wife Beverly. 1970


California State Highway Patrol Lt. Earl Johnson said he found his wife Beverly A. Johnson hanging from a rope in their garage when he came back from caring for his horses. Date of Beverly's death March 2nd, 1970 - and her cremation March 4th. 

No investigation noted or needed? 

HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER'S WIFE IS APPARENT SUICIDE 
Sacramento, Californi
The Sacramento Bee, Page 13
Tuesday, March 3, 1970

SUTTER CREEK Amador Co. — Beverly Johnson, wife of highway patrol Lt. Earl Johnson was found dead yesterday evening, the victim of an apparent suicide.
Police report that Mrs. Johnson, 36, was found hanging from a rope in the garage of the Johnson home in Sutter Oaks by her husband about 7 p.m. when Lt. Johnson arrived home from caring for his horses.
Attempts by Johnson to revive his wife were futile and she was pronounced dead at a Jackson hospital.
Mrs Johnson, an employe at Preston School of Industry in Ione, did not leave a suicide note, police state. 
She is survived by her husband and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wettstein of Jackson. Funeral arrangements are pending at the J. J. Daneri and Son Chapel in Jackson.


SUPERIOR CALIFORNIA VITAL STATISTICS
The Sacramento Bee 
(Sacramento, California)
04 Mar 1970, Wed. Page 15
JOHNSON - In Sutter Creek, Amador County, Beverly A. Johnson, wife of Earl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wettstein of Jackson; a native of Stockton, aged 36 years, Eastern Star funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the J. J. Daneri & Son Chapel in Jackson. Cremation will be in East Lawn in Sacramento. 
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

[AL] Officer McWilliams gets DV charges in said vehicular attack of her ex, with baby in car

 

Female Montgomery Police Officer Ceddria Mcwilliams is charged in allegations of domestic violence that include hitting her ex with a bat and driving his vehicle into her own vehicle while their 10-month-old was in his car.

From the Montgomery Advertiser:

...McWilliams then allegedly got out of the car, pulled out a bat and struck her ex on his side. 

"The victim held the defendant to stop her from swinging, at which point the defendant bit the victim on the left side of his chest, causing minor bruises," according to her arrest affidavit. The officer then got back into the Mitsubishi and ran it into her Jeep a second time before getting out of the Lancer and into her vehicle to flee the scene, according to court records...

She is charged with three counts of domestic violence - second-degree domestic violence — criminal mischief, third-degree domestic violence — assault and third-degree domestic violence — reckless endangerment, and placed on administrative leave. She was booked into the Montgomery County Detention Facility with a $4,500 bond. 

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

[FL] Kissimmee Police Officer Antonio Johnson's cop-on-cop domestic gets him fired permanently


KISSIMMEE POLICE OFFICER FIRED, UNABLE TO BE REHIRED AFTER ACCUSATIONS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - A Kissimmee police officer was just fired, and cannot be rehired, after he was accused of domestic violence against another member of the force. 
July 20, 2020
[Excerpts] A Kissimmee police officer [Antonio Johnson] was just fired, and cannot be rehired, after he was accused of domestic violence against another member of the force... Oftentimes, internal affairs investigations will be put on hold until a criminal case can play out in court. In this case, Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said because the alleged domestic violence victim was also a KPD officer, there was no delay. Johnson was arrested in January following a fight with his then-5-months-pregnant girlfriend... Now, a just-completed internal affairs investigation revealed that this was just one of the claims of abuse that the victim had made against Johnson. “I was close to both of them, so it’s almost like a family member, really,” O’Dell said. “It definitely hurt my heart when I heard the details.” Johnson has pleaded not guilty on felony battery charges, but the alleged victim wrote in an injunction filing that he had broken several of her phones so that she couldn’t call 911. She also claimed that he would grab her by the face and off her feet by her jaw during arguments, noting “the pain was excruciating but never left bruises.” The woman also wrote in the injunction filing that Johnson allegedly pointed a gun toward her and pulled the trigger. “Thankfully the gun wasn’t loaded, but I thought he was going to shoot me”... The victim in the case later pulled her injunction request because the two were about to have a child. Prosecutors moved forward with the charges anyway... Johnson has exhausted all of his union appeals, and he will not be able to get his job back. KPD plans to send the internal affairs file to FDLE in order for action to be taken against his law enforcement certification... [Full article here]
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[WA] Bellevue Police keep arrested officer's name a secret despite family member's injuries


As one commenter of Facebook observed:
"So, if the Officer is 48 years and has been on the BPD for 3 yrs, was he with another police department before being hired by BPD? Did they have his record? Just curious."

(THIS blogger would like to know the officer's name to do a little background research if possible.)

OFF-DUTY BELLEVUE POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED FOLLOWING DOMESTIC-VIOLENCE INCIDENT
July 10, 2020
[Excerpts] Redmond police arrested an off-duty Bellevue police officer during a domestic disturbance call early Thursday morning in north Redmond... The 48-year-old officer was booked on investigation of malicious mischief, fourth-degree domestic violence and interfering with a 911 call, according to Redmond police spokesperson Sgt. Julie Beard. Beard declined to share specific details about the arrest or the officer to protect the victim’s privacy, but said the incident involved one of his family members. Officers reported minor injuries, but said medical attention was declined... He has since been placed on administrative leave while the department’s Office of Accountability conducts its internal investigation... [Full article here]
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Friday, July 17, 2020

[NH] OFFICER LETENDRE HAS WIFE WITH BROKEN RIBS ARRESTED.

Dover Police Officer Robert "R.J." Letendre
and MMA fighter
Sarah Warren Letendre
"My husband, who is a Dover police officer and former MMA fighter, broke 4 of my ribs on Saturday...I was arrested." (On Facebook here

MEDICAL RECORDS CONFIRM FRACTURED RIBS OF OFFICER’S WIFE CHARGED BY POLICE
Jul 15, 2020
[Excerpts] Sarah Letendre suffered fracture to “multiple ribs,” according to a copy of her discharge papers from Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. Rollinsford police arrested Letendre, 34, late Friday night and charged her with domestic violence simple assault and other charges after she allegedly assaulted her husband, a Dover police officer. But Letendre and her family say the Dover police officer, who is a former mixed martial arts fighter, was the aggressor during the incident and fractured her ribs. They provided the discharge papers to Foster’s Daily Democrat as proof of their claims. Rollinsford police took her to the hospital following her arrest. The reason for the visit is listed as “psychological evaluation” but the diagnosis states: “Closed fracture of multiple ribs of left side, initial encounter.” The Dover officer has not been charged in connection with the incident. The incident has created a firestorm on social media, with more than 500 people posting #justiceforsarah on the Dover Police Department’s Facebook page. There are also at least two protests being planned in support of the 34-year-old mother of two, according to Facebook posts... In addition to being arrested and suffering fractured ribs, Letendre has at least temporarily lost primary custody of her two young children...  [Full article here]


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Legal Help for Sarah Warren Letendre
"...My sister, Sarah Warren Letendre, is married to a Dover NH police officer, who is also a former MMA fighter. He recently put her in the hospital with 4 broken ribs during a domestic assault. He has abused his power as a police officer in order to have her charged with assault in that incident, and he has used his influence the get the Rollinsford NH police department (where they live) to bring a whole host of charges against her. He is attempting to make her look like the aggressor in order to hide his current and past abuse. He has also threatened that he will make it so she can never see her two kids again..." [Full text here]


CHARGES AGAINST DOVER OFFICER’S WIFE DISPUTED
Jul 14, 2020
[Excerpts] The Dover Police Department announced it is conducting an “internal investigation” into the conduct of one of its officers in connection with an incident at his Rollinsford home late Friday night. Rollinsford police arrested Sarah Letendre, 34, and charged her with domestic violence simple assault, obstructing report of crime and resisting arrest. Her husband is a Dover police officer... But in a Facebook post, Sarah Letendre claimed her husband, “who is a Dover police officer and former MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter, broke four of my ribs” during the incident. “I was arrested,” she added in the Facebook post... Sarah Letendre’s sister, Jess Newman, started a GoFundMe online fundraising page for her little sister, which had raised more than $8,000 for her sister’s legal defense by Tuesday evening. During an interview Tuesday, Newman described her sister as a “great mother” who’s “heartbroken because she can’t see her kids”... Asked about Sarah Letendre’s claims that her husband broke four of her ribs, Ducharme said, “All I can confirm is she went to the hospital and was evaluated”... The Dover police officer’s name is not published in this story because it is alleged he is the victim of domestic violence and he has not been charged with a crime. [Full article here]


WIFE FILES ABUSE COMPLAINT AGAINST DOVER OFFICER
Jul 16, 2020
[Excerpts] The wife of a Dover police officer claims her husband assaulted her on several occasions during the past two years, threatened her and said he would take their two young children away from her. Sarah Letendre, 34, states in a domestic violence petition that her husband, R.J. Letendre's "demeanor and threats during arguments have become increasingly aggressive." "He regularly makes verbally abusive and derogatory statements to me, including in front of our children," Sarah Letendre stated in the petition filed Tuesday in the Third Circuit Family Court in Ossipee. "He threatens to use his status as a police officer to arrest me. He threatens to kick me out of the house, saying that I don't own the home so he can have the police remove me. He threatens emergency orders against me and to take our children away. Recently those threats are more frequent." She detailed in court papers a number of times her husband allegedly assaulted her, dating back to January 2018... Sarah Letendre and her family say R.J. Letendre, who is a former mixed martial arts fighter, was the aggressor during last weekend's incident and fractured her ribs... The diagnosis states: "Closed fracture of multiple ribs of left side, initial encounter"... Sarah Letendre said an altercation started when she reached for her husband's phone after they put their kids to bed Friday night, according to court papers. Her phone was in the car. "R.J. put me in a hold and dropped me to the ground. The left side of my head was dropped into a dog bowl. I tried to get free from his hold and he knelt hard on my sternum... R.J. knelt down and then forcefully fell with his elbow into my left ribcage. I heard and felt a crack and cried out in pain. I struggled to breathe and then heard the voice of a man who must have come in through our door," Sarah Letendre said in court papers. "It was a neighbor. He said, 'Sorry man, but you are going to jail.' R.J. replied, 'No I'm not, I'm an off-duty police officer"... In her domestic violence petition, Sarah Letendre also detailed other times her husband allegedly assaulted her... [Full article here]


UPDATE: 

ADVOCATE: DOVER POLICE SHOULDN’T PROBE OWN OFFICER IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE
Jul 17, 2020
[Excerpts] The public affairs director for the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence believes there should be an independent investigation into the assault allegations made against a Dover police officer by his wife. “I think there’s a really strong call, not only in this case but in cases we’ve seen throughout the state, to ensure there are autonomous and independent investigations in cases where there is any alleged misconduct by police,” Amanda Grady Sexton said Friday... Rollinsford police arrested Sarah Letendre late on Friday, July 10 and charged her with domestic violence simple assault and other charges, alleging she assaulted her husband. But she suffered multiple fractured ribs during the incident... Sarah Letendre and her family say her husband [Dover Police Officer Rober "R.J." Letendre], who is also a former mixed martial arts fighter, was the aggressor... Dover City Manager Michael Joyal issued a statement Friday in connection with the case. He said the officer involved, R.J. Letendre, “remains on paid leave at this time” and noted the police department is conducting an internal investigation into his conduct. In Joyal’s statement, he also said, “the internal investigation initiated by the police chief is being undertaken in accordance with established department policy and is consistent with law enforcement best practice as well as the police department’s own well established and nationally accredited personnel procedures.” “I have complete confidence that the chief will ensure that the internal investigation will seek to ascertain the facts from all involved”... He said he doesn’t know if the internal investigation will be released, saying that depends on what is allowed under the state’s Right to Know law... State Rep. Sherry Frost, D-Dover, agreed with Grady Sexton’s assertion there should “absolutely be an independent investigation into the case.” “Police should not be investigating themselves,” she said Friday. One of Sarah Letendre’s attorneys on Friday filed a request to reimpose a protective order against R.J. Letendre. Her attorney, Michelle Wangerin, said her client was assaulted last weekend “after enduring months of escalating violence” by R.J. Letendre. After he allegedly assaulted his wife, he then “worked with the Rollinsford Police Department to initiate and pursue criminal charges” against her, Wangerin stated in the motion. Dover District Court issued a protection order at the beginning of the week against Sarah Letendre at around the same time the Ossipee District Court issued a protection order against R.J. Letendre, according to court papers. The Ossipee Court then later rescinded its temporary protection order against R.J. Letendre because of the two conflicting orders. Wangerin’s motion asks the court to reinstate the protective order against R.J. Letendre. “A review of the underlying facts in the parties’ respective domestic violence petitions would lead a reasonable factfinder to conclude that Mr. Letendre was the predominant aggressor and that Ms. Letendre’s injuries far exceeded any injuries alleged by her husband,” Wangerin said in the motion... [Full article here]


DOVER CITY MANAGER STATES CONFIDENCE IN POLICE CHIEF’S PROBE OF OFFICER ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Jul 17, 2020
Dover City Manager Michael Joyal released a statement...
"In following up on reports of a domestic violence incident past weekend occuring in the Town of Rollinsford, New Hampshire, in which an off-duty Dover police officer is alleged to be the victim of an assault by their spouse, the Dover Police Chief has directed and a separate internal investigation is ongoing to ascertain any and all facts from those involved pertaining to the officer’s conduct. The involved police officer remains on paid leave at this time... The internal investigation initiated by the Police Chief is being undertaken in accordance with established department policy and is consistent with law enforcement best practice as well as the Police Department’s own well established and nationally accredited personnel procedures. I have complete confidence that the Chief will ensure that the internal investigation will seek to ascertain the facts from all involved... Lastly, please keep in mind that due to the on-going nature of the criminal investigations being conducted by agencies independent of the Dover Police Department, there are likely many details that are unable to be released at this time. Speculation and unsubstantiated assertions freely made via social media and without a complete view of the information and facts presented by all parties is not sufficient for making an accurate, fair and just determination. Ultimately, Chief Breault and the Dover Police Department have a long standing and demonstrated zero tolerance approach to both domestic violence and employee misconduct..."
~ J. Michael Joyal, Jr.
  City Manager
[Full statement here]
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[TX] SAPD DET. KEITH GOT JOB BACK AFTER TERRORISTIC THREATENING OF MISTRESS


San Antonio Police Detective Emmanuel Keith was fired last summer for threatening to kill his girlfriend has won his job back. Though Detective Emanuel Keith was fired last June, that penalty was reduced to a 90-day suspension after his termination was overturned in arbitration... The department said it will begin the process for Keith to return to duty... 

ARTICLE EXCERPTS:
'CHOKE THE LIFE OUT OF YOU': SAPD DETECTIVE FIRED AFTER THREATENING EX - Detective Emmanuel Keith Jr. suspended indefinitely June 12
July 12, 2019
[Excerpts] A 25-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department was fired after an investigation revealed he threatened to kill his estranged girlfriend... Detective Emmanuel Keith Jr. was handed his indefinite suspension June 12... On May 18, 2018, police said, Keith's ex-girlfriend received text messages that read, "I'm so freaking pist. I'm going to end you. Dead (expletive) soon. Die (expletive) die." Shortly after, police said Keith left voicemails saying, "Your whole world is going to blow apart. I could just string you up and shake the life out of you. I could really choke the life out of you." The woman reported Keith to SAPD's Special Victims Unit and provided the messages and voicemails to his fellow detectives. While the woman decided not to pursue her complaint, the Police Department declared Keith's actions violated its rules and regulation... When asked by the KSAT Defenders why Keith was never arrested, SAPD released the following statement: "The case was investigated and the findings were submitted to the District Attorney’s Office." - San Antonio Police Department... [Full article here]

'I'M GOING TO END YOU' - DETECTIVE THREATENED EX-GIRLFRIEND, SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY, POLICE SAY
July 23, 2019
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[Excerpts] ...[San Antonio Police Detective Emmanuel] Keith is one of six officers suspended in June. He has been with SAPD since 1994. In his time with the force, Keith has been involved with at least three officer-involved shootings.nIn 2001, Keith was placed on administrative leave after shooting a burglary suspect who allegedly lunged at him with a large screwdriver. In 2008, Keith shot and killed a suspect who was armed with a knife. According to a preliminary report, Keith feared for his partner's life after multiple attempts to subdue the suspect failed. In 2010, Keith and his rookie partner were placed on administrative leave after fatally shooting a suspected car thief. [Full article here]

FIRED SAPD DETECTIVE FIGHTS FOR HIS JOB, NEW RECORDS REVEAL THREATENING VOICEMAILS LEFT TO MISTRESS
November 7, 2019
[Excerpts]  A San Antonio police detective who was fired in June after he sent threatening voicemails to his mistress is now fighting to get his job back... The two first began having an affair in 2006, when the woman and Emanuel — who are both married — met while waiting for dry cleaning... In 2014, Keith and the woman decided to live together. The woman left her husband, but Keith stayed with his wife, she told investigators, leading to a strain in their relationship. “Keith was the (dominant) one in the relationship and he controlled me for several years,” she told investigators. “I would have to let him know what I was doing or he would get upset, which would lead to forceful consensual sex.” Keith’s girlfriend eventually notified Keith’s wife of the affair in 2014... The revelation led Keith and the mistress to break up for about a year, but the two started seeing each other again in 2015. After another breakup in May 2018, things grew more tense between the pair. The woman told police that Keith called her about 10 times one morning that month and sent threatening text messages. “Why are you harassing me and (redacted)? This is the end for you. You’re going to die b—ch,” one of the messages read, according to the records. It was then that Keith also left two threatening voicemails. “I’m sick and tired of you,” Keith said. “I could choke the life out of you right now. Stop. This is the last warning.” Keith did not deny leaving the threatening messages, according to the records. “I was upset but I did not genuinely mean the words in the messages I left for her,” Keith wrote in a response to the allegations. “I was attempting to scare her to leave me alone. That was all”... Detectives submitted the case to the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office in July 2018, but the case was rejected in April 2019. Although criminal charges weren’t filed, it was deemed that Keith’s conduct warranted the indefinite suspension... [Full article here]

SAN ANTONIO POLICE DETECTIVE FIRED FOR THREATENING TO KILL HIS SIDE CHICK WINS JOB BACK
Feb 28, 2020
A San Antonio police detective fired last summer for threatening to kill his girlfriend has won his job back. Though Detective Emanuel Keith was fired last June, that penalty was reduced to a 90-day suspension after his termination was overturned in arbitration, SAPD confirmed... The department said it will begin the process for Keith to return to duty... Although Keith didn't deny leaving the messages, he said the threats weren't real. "I was upset but I did not genuinely mean the words in the messages I left for her," Keith wrote during the investigation. "I was attempting to scare her to leave me alone"... [Full article here]
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

[FL] PSLPD OFFICER LOUPE AND WIFE ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BATTERY


Port St. Lucie police officer Robert Loupe and his wife, Kelly Harris were arrested on misdemeanor battery/domestic violence charges and booked at the St. Lucie County Jail on June 9th, 2020. Deputies couldn’t determine a primary aggressor and took both to jail on misdemeanor battery charges. "She said he threw a glass wine bottle at her. She said Loupe threw her against a wall after grabbing and ripping her shirt... Loupe said he grabbed Harris’s hand as she poured the medication down the drain. He said as he did that, a wine glass on the counter broke. Loupe said his wife pushed him, and as he tried to leave, she kicked him. Deputies reported there were no witnesses and they couldn’t determine a primary aggressor. Officer Loupe has been placed on unpaid administrative leave and released on his own recognizance pending the outcome of the investigation. No mention of safeguards to protect them from further fighting or danger. The next day the charges against both of them were dropped because the prosecutor also said they were unable to determine the aggressor.  [Full article here
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[AR] LRPD POLICE CHIEF SMITH SHOT, KILLED WIFE AND HIMSELF, 1960


(I could not find the wife's name or photo anywhere.)
 From:The Daily Journal (Fergus Falls, MN), 19 March 1960:
Little Rock Police Chief Eugene Smith and his wife were found shot to death in their home here today. The bodies of Smith, a central figure in the Little Rock integration controversy, and his wife were found by a neighbor in the kitchen. A pistol was found near the bodies...
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Monday, June 22, 2020

[TX] DALLAS OFFICER GORDON ARRESTED AFTER DOMESTIC WITH EX-WIFE


Dallas Police Officer James Gordon was arrested in Fort Worth on Sunday for criminal trespassing and charged with criminal trespass of a habitation after police responded to a 4a.m. "domestic disturbance" where he had entered his ex-wife's house without permission. He's been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation. DPD isn't giving up more details than that.
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[NY] Officer Wilcox shot estranged wife Meghan Kafura and himself

Our prayers are with you both.

Harpursville NY - Broome County Security Division Peace Officer Timothy Wilcox shot his estranged wife Meghan Wilcox, then himself Friday night. Both are in critical condition. Meghan was taken to UHS Wilson Hospital in Johnson City and Timothy was taken to Upstate Medical in Syracuse from Wilson Hospital - both in critical condition. A 16-year-old was in the house when it happened.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

[CA] Said-suicide of officer's wife, Betty Jane Stuart - 1963


POLICE OFFICER'S WIFE'S DEATH IS CALLED SUICIDE
The Sacramento Bee
23 Mar 1963, Sat, Page 6
Deputy District Attorney Donald Dorfman today said the shooting of Mrs Betty Jane Stuart, 28, the wife of North Sacramento Policeman William Stuart, was an apparent suicide.
"We have a few more witnesses to interrogate" Dorfman said "but as of now it looks like suicide."
Mrs. Stuart was shot yesterday in the abdomen while in the bedroom of the couple's home at 2537 Colfax Street North Sacramento. Dorfman said Stuart told him he had been trying to get the gun away from his wife.
He said she was kneeling in the bedroom with the gun pointed at her abdomen and every time he went close to her she cocked the pistol. "The physical aspects of the thing," Dorfman said, "point to suicide." Dorfman added an autopsy would be held today.

(I tried to find out more but couldn't.)


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Sunday, March 15, 2020

[NC] 1947 said-suicide of Katie Wayne, Deputy Sheriff's wife



Deputy Sheriff L. R. (Lathal Randolph) Wayne reported that his wife Katie Brown Council Wayne, 40, shot and killed herself on  27 June 1947 with a .38 caliber pistol.
Katie had been Postmistress of Lake Waccamaw /Columbus County for four years.
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[CA] 1937 said-suicide of Frances Buchler, wife of the Sacramento District Attorney



Frances Elaine Buchler, 30-year old wife of Lloyd Buchler, Sacramento Deputy District Attorney, was said to have committed suicide by hanging herself from a rafter in the attic of their home. 


Info from The Fresno Bee The Republican (California), 19 Mar 1937, Fri, Page 12

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

[TX] Deputy Bernardo Mata Garcia arrested on family choking charge

HIDALGO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY BERNARDO MATA GARCIA of PeƱitas was been placed on leave with pay pending an internal investigation after he was arrested Feb. 22 on assault allegations of choking a family member. He is charged with assault family violence impeding breath or circulation, a third degree felony, and for criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor.


HIDALGO COUNTY SHERIFF EDDIE GUERRA:
As your Hidalgo County Sheriff, I continue to strive in maintaining the highest level of integrity and transparency. I am extremely disappointed, and greatly concerned regarding the allegations by one of my deputies... I am committed to preserving the public’s confidence and trust in the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office. We will continue to investigate any and all allegations of employee misconduct, and I will take the necessary and appropriate actions to maintain accountability and transparency to you, the citizens we serve.

Feel free to update in the comments.

Link to news here, here, and here,
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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

[FL] Retired MCSO couple die in murder-suicide - Debbie and Thomas Tobin

Debra and Thomas Tobin died March 1, 2020.
Both retired from Monroe County Sheriff’s Office 

A KEY WEST COUPLE WAS FOUND DEAD. POLICE THINK IT’S A MURDER-SUICIDE
March 01, 2020
[Excerpts] Two people were found dead inside their Key West home early Sunday morning in what police said is possibly a murder-suicide. Thomas Patrick Tobin, 61, and Debra Anne [Hitchcock] Tobin, 64, were at the home in the 3200 block of Eagle Avenue, Key West police spokeswoman Alyson Crean said. Debra Anne Tobin was found dead with several gunshot wounds... He was from Lloyd Harbor, New York, and was a retired sheriff’s deputy. Debra Tobin had worked for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in extraditions and transportation, according to her LinkedIn profile. She retired in 2017... She and her husband were both hired by MCSO in 1993... [Full article here]
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[GA] Tammare Lawrence jailed in death of her officer husband. Motive still unknown

Atlanta Police Officer Stanley Lawrence

ATLANTA OFFICER SHOT, KILLED BY WIFE IN GEORGIA HOME, POLICE SAY
February 20, 2020
[Excerpt] The Atlanta Police Department is mourning one of its own. Police in Riverdale, Georgia, say Stanley Lawrence, 58, was shot and killed by his wife, Tammare Lawrence, 49, at their home along Oak Valley Drive early this morning. Police have charged Tammare Lawrence with felony murder and aggravated assault. She remains in the Clayton County Jail... [Full article here]

Tammare Lawrence

WIFE OF SLAIN ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER APPEARS IN COURT CHARGED WITH HIS MURDER
Feb 20, 2020
[Excerpts] The wife of a murdered Atlanta police officer appeared before a Clayton County judge Thursday morning, accused of shooting her husband to death. Tammare Lawrence, 49, said nothing during the formal reading of the charges she faces – felony murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon... Tammare Lawrence is accused in the murder of her husband, 58-year-old veteran police officer Stanley Lawrence who had worked for the Atlanta Police Department since 1990. He was found dead Wednesday morning in his home on Oak Valley Drive in Riverdale... Tammare Lawrence had no attorney representing her at the hearing, so Judge Smith said she would appoint one for her before her next appearance March 13. The defendant’s family members left the courthouse declining to speak with reporters but insisting that she’s innocent. [Full article here]


WIFE OF BELOVED ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER MAKES FIRST APPEARANCE CHARGED WITH HIS MURDER
February 20
[Excerpts] ...Riverdale police say Tammare Lawrence shot and killed her husband, Atlanta Police Officer Stanley Lawrence as the 58-year-old sat on the living room couch early Wednesday morning... it was Mrs. Lawrence who dialed 911, clearly distraught. "I need an ambulance right now, (crying)," the recording revealed. When officers arrived they say the wife and mother was on her knees and crying. When investigators asked her what happened she would not tell them. "I can't say," a police report indicated. When authorities pressed the 49-year-old again, the wife and mother requested a lawyer before talking to the police... The veteran officer's slaying has left his law enforcement colleagues and friends stunned. "He was a giant of a man, 6-feet-8-inches, just so gentle, so heartwarming, everybody that I knew loved him, especially the kids," Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Terrell Griffin commented... The judge told Mrs. Lawrence she would be held on no bond. Her primary hearing on the murder and aggravated assault charges was set for March 13. https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/wife-of-beloved-atlanta-police-officer-makes-first-appearance-charged-with-his-murder
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Friday, February 28, 2020

Lane Judson made his daughter Crystal a promise

Lane and Patty Judson's daughter Crystal was fatally shot by the husband she was divorcing - Tacoma Washington's Police Chief David Brame. The shooting came one day after city officials publicly announced that Crystal's claims of abuse and threats would not be investigated because it was a "private matter." It was a very public murder-suicide though, executed in a shopping center parking lot with their 2 young children running to them. Chief Brame died that day but Crystal lingered. All of us here in Tacoma held our breath for that week, praying for a miracle that just could not be. She had taken a contact headshot with a police-issue glock.
Crystal DeEtte Judson

Her family stayed with her in the hospital until she died, and it was during that time Lane was given the chance to whisper to his daughter, and promise,

"Crystal, I'm going to do whatever I can to make sure this doesn't ever, ever, ever, happen to anyone again."


Lane worked tirelessly for the next 15 years, until his own death, for the single purpose of bringing about change. He believed that all law enforcement agencies across the nation must adopt a specific policy to handle officer-involved domestic violence, victims must have support and a way to safely report when they're afraid, officers who commit severe or repeated offenses must be held accountable, and law enforcement family members must be able to reach out for preventative support without it being used against them.

Accountability in an organization depends on those in charge. As a former U.S. Navy Chief,
Lane often reminded us,
"Leadership starts at the top."


Much has been accomplished - together with others - from ordinary citizens, police departments, domestic violence agencies, survivors of abuse, and local officials to U.S. Congress members. A new Washington State law was created, local law enforcement policies changed, and federal money was appropriated to address officer-involved domestic violence. Locally in Tacoma Washington, money was finally appropriated for a multi-service domestic violence agency named for Crystal.

But much is left yet to do as well. The goal is set high, and many changes must come. We need to bring the issue into the light and seek new solutions together.


"We can spread the word far and wide about the anguish Crystal suffered. We can convey the message to those who are still suffering in silence that they are not alone. And we can help prevent this tragedy from ever happening again. That would be Crystal's greatest legacy."

~ Brad Chatfield


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Sunday, February 16, 2020

[MA] Detective Fanion's wife Amy died by a shot from his service weapon.

Retired Westfield Police Detective Brian Fanion was still a detective for the Westfield Police Department when his wife Amy (Hansen) Fanion was fatally shot with his service weapon on May 8, 2018. He retired shortly after and was arrested 17 months after her death.

RETIRED WESTFIELD POLICE DETECTIVE BRIAN FANION, ACCUSED OF KILLING WIFE AND STAGING DEATH AS SUICIDE, MAKES 2ND BID FOR PRETRIAL RELEASE
Updated Feb 14, 2020
[Excerpts] A retired Westfield police detective accused of killing his wife and staging it as a suicide made a second bid for pretrial release Friday... [Superior Court Judge Francis] Flannery declined to release Fanion at that time... Brian Fanion, 56, was arrested on Nov. 7 and charged with his wife’s murder. Amy Fanion, 51, died on May 18, 2018, from a gunshot wound to the head. Her death was originally treated as self-inflicted, until police began to suspect her husband actually killed her with his service weapon on his lunch hour. Fanion has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge. The couple’s two children and many members of Amy Fanion’s immediate family - including her brother, who was at the couple’s house on the day of the shooting - stand behind Brian Fanion, said defense attorney Jeffrey Brown. "They accept that Amy Fanion killed herself"... [Full article here]

FROM NOVEMBER 2019:
BRIAN FANION’S STORY WAS INCONSISTENT, SAID PROSECUTORS
November 8, 2019
[Excerpts] Retired Westfield Police Det. Brian Fanion  is being held without bail... Investigators with the Massachusetts State Police found inconsistencies with the gathered evidence and Fanion’s statements, and began investigating her death as a homicide almost immediately... District Attorney Anthony Gulluni’s office later was granted a warrant to search Fanion’s home for evidence and “for a high definition survey scan for various digital evidence items, including computers, tablets, and cellular devices. Forensic examinations were later conducted on these items that revealed incriminating evidence.” The state medical examiner’s office found that the gun was not fired from right next to Amy’s head, but rather from a distance of about 18-inches away... An investigation into text messages and Brian Fanion’s search history revealed a pattern in which he expressed concern over divorcing his wife because of how that may affect his police pension and retirement... Brian’s search history revealed that he had been looking up the state medical examiners office, apartments for rent in the area, common poisons, and common sources of radiation just hours before the time of his wife’s death... Fanion retired from the Westfield Police Department shortly after his wife’s death, at the time citing that his own service pistol was used... [Full article here]

WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT THE MURDER CASE AGAINST RETIRED WESTFIELD COP BRIAN FANION, ACCUSED OF KILLING WIFE AND STAGING HER SUICIDE
Nov 08, 2019
[Excerpts] ...Amy Fanion, a mother of two, died on May 8, 2018. Brian Fanion reported to police that he had stopped at home during his lunch break on a Tuesday afternoon, that he and his wife argued, and that she shot herself in the head while he was in the bathroom, Assistant District Attorney Mary Sandstrom said during Brian Fanion’s arraignment on Thursday. Sandstrom said Fanion called 911 just after noontime, and his colleagues arrived at the couple’s home to find him crouched beside his wife, holding her hands in the dining room... In the days before Amy Fanion’s death, her husband had begun Google searching topics including household poisons, the impact of divorce on a public pension and gunshot residue. He was looking online at apartments just hours before her death, the prosecutor said... [Defense Attorney Jeffrey] Brown denies Fanion was embroiled in an affair and said Amy Fanion had historically struggled with anxiety and depression... Brown said Amy Fanion kept a journal filled with Biblical references, hinting toward peace in death just six days before she died. “On May 2, her final journal entry read: ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. ... Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls,’” Brown recited. “The passage I just read is associated with death.” [NO IT'S NOT!]... Sandstrom said Amy Fanion’s wound was not consistent with one that was self-inflicted... Fanion was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday and arrested the same day. He was held overnight and arraigned Thursday morning before many rows of family members and supporters. Brown asked for Fanion to be released on $75,000, arguing that he remained in the local community even with the investigation “hanging over his head” for the last 17 months. Brown also cited Fanion’s deep roots in the community and his volunteer efforts at local homeless charities and his church. Sandstrom argued for Fanion to be held without the right to bail pending trial. Hampden Superior Court Judge Frank Flannery ordered Fanion to be held. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Jan. 9. [Full article here]

AMY FANION OBITUARY
Published in The Republican on May 12, 2018
[Excerpt] Amy (Hansen) Fanion (51) of Westfield MA passed away May 8, 2018. She is survived by her beloved husband Brian Fanion and two children Travis and Tori Fanion. Amy was a kind, loving, selfless woman bringing a ray of sunshine full of Peace, Love and Joy to all who knew or needed her. A passionate wife and mother, she was a lover of family, nature, gardening, hiking, kayaking and bicycling and an avid volunteer happiest working behind the scenes in her community and church with unwavering faith in her God and Savior. She is survived by... [Full article here]

CHD'S CANCER HOUSE OF HOPE
May 14, 2018
We are profoundly saddened by the passing of our dear friend and devoted volunteer, Amy Fanion. Personally, I will miss Wednesday mornings, talking with Amy about family, our dogs, hiking, big family vacations, and of course, how to comfort those struggling with cancer. The weekend before she passed away, Amy came to the House and trimmed back the butterfly bushes and the other plants that needed spring pruning so it would be ready for the Liberty Mutual Insurance volunteers arriving that Monday. Amy was with the House for many, many years, going back to the time when it was still in Westfield, Massachusetts. Amy was especially attached to the library at the House, kept it organized, and helped our guests find the right resources they needed to support them. Our condolences go out to Amy's family, and our hearts and prayers are with her.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

[GA] Eatonton Police Officer Perrault, on leave for DV, now says his wife Amanda shot and killed herself

Amanda Perrault

On January 28, Putnam County deputies arrested Eatonton police officer Seth Michael Perrault on domestic violence charges - and let him go? No protection order is mentioned in articles, and no mention of any safety precautions taken to help keep Amanda safe. 2 days ago Officer Perrault calls police to say his wife Amanda Perrault has shot herself in the head. He is still on leave at home on last week's domestic charge.


WIFE OF OFFICER CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOUND DEAD
February 4, 2020
[Excerpts] A Georgia woman whose husband was on leave from the police department because of domestic violence charges was found dead in her home after an argument... Amanda Perrault, 44, was found fatally shot at her home on Monday... Perrault's husband Michael Perrault told authorities that he and his wife were arguing when she pulled out a gun and shot herself... Michael Perrault was arrested last week and charged with simple battery, family violence and cruelty to children in the third degree...  He was placed on administrative leave after the arrest. Perrault told authorities he didn't hit his wife, but the couple's 8-year-old daughter said she saw her father shove her mom out of the entryway of the home. [Putnam County Sheriff Howard] Sills said Amanda Perrault had red marks on her neck and chest... Perrault was questioned but not arrested... [Full article here]


SHERIFF: WIFE OF MIDSTATE OFFICER CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEAD FROM GUNSHOT WOUND
February 4th 2020
[Excerpts] The wife of an Eatonton police officer recently arrested for domestic violence is dead from a gunshot wound to the head. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills says his office is still investigating this case and has not determined the death of 44-year-old Amanda Perrault to be either a homicide or a suicide. Sills says the fatal shooting took place in her bedroom... On January 28, Putnam County deputies responded to the home for a domestic violence call against Eatonton police officer Seth Michael Perrault... Perrault, 43, was then taken into custody and charged with multiple domestic violence-related counts. He was released on a $1,500 bond... Michael Perrault has not been taken into custody or charged in his wife's death... The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has conducted an autopsy on Amanda Perrault at the GBI's Crime Lab in Atlanta. The results are pending, but Sills says there was no trauma to her body other than a single gunshot wound to the head. The couple hadn't lived in Putnam County for long... Anyone with information on Amanada Perrault's death can call the Putnam County Sheriff's Office at 478-485-8557. [Full article here]

Last Week


WIFE OF GEORGIA POLICE OFFICER CHARGED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOUND SHOT TO DEATH
February 4th 2020
[Excerpts] ...Amanda Perrault, 44, was found dead at her home in the 100 block of Long Island Drive in Eatonton, Georgia, Monday afternoon... The victim was shot once in the head with a .380-caliber handgun, Sills said. Her husband Michael Perrault, who was charged last week with simple battery, family violence and cruelty to children in the third degree, told police that in the midst of he and his wife arguing, she pulled out a gun and shot herself... On Jan. 31, Amanda Perrault told authorities that her husband, an Eatonton Police Department officer, hit and pushed her... Deputies on the scene reported seeing red marks on her neck and chest... Perrault previously worked in law enforcement in the Covington area... The sheriff sought the help of the GBI office in Milledgeville to get assistance from its crime scene unit.“I did that for a couple reasons,” Sills said. “One, this is a city police officer and I didn’t want anyone to think that was any inference that there was any kind of special treatment being done because he was a police officer. And very candidly, yes, it is being handled much differently because he is a police officer. It’s being scrutinized far more in that regard. And of course we have the incident of last week where he was arrested and charged with simple battery of his wife.” [Full article here]


WIFE OF EATONTON POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOUND DEAD
Six days earlier, Eatonton Officer Michael Perrault had been arrested for simple battery on his wife
February 4, 2020
[Excerpts] The Putnam County Sheriff's Office is investigating an Eatonton police officer whose wife allegedly killed herself in front of him... Sheriff Howard Sills says they're investigating the death of Amanda Perrault, 44, as suspicious... On Monday, Perrault called the sheriff's office and reported that his wife had killed herself. He said she was upset about their marriage problems. Sills said deputies found Amanda Perrault dead in their bedroom. He said they're still investigating a case he called both "strange' and "awkward." Sills said... [Full article here]
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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

[FL] Officer Antonio Johnson arrested on (domestic???) simple battery on a pregnant victim

Where's the domestic violence charge that would effect his job?

KISSIMMEE POLICE OFFICER RELIVED OF DUTY DURING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INVESTIGATION
January 6, 2020
[Excerpts] A Kissimmee police officer [Antonio Johnson] has been relieved of duty, pending the outcome of a criminal investigation into domestic violence... A heavily-redacted arrest report details a fight between Johnson and his five-months-pregnant girlfriend... [Full article here]


KISSIMMEE POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, KPD SAYS
JAN 07, 2020
Antonio Johnson
An officer with the Kissimmee Police Department has been relieved of duty without pay following his arrest for domestic violence... Antonio Johnson was arrested by the St. Cloud Police Department recently on a charge of simple battery on a pregnant victim... KPD will conduct a criminal and internal investigation into the incident, Scarp said. The agency said it could not release more information due to the active investigation... [Full article here]

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[NV] Officer Travers arrested on domestic battery charge

[Officer's wife was protecting his job but then told the truth to help him get the help he needs.]

REPORT DETAILS HENDERSON OFFICER’S ARREST ON DOMESTIC BATTERY CHARGE
January 7, 2020
[Excerpts] About three weeks after a Henderson police officer was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery... the Henderson Police Department released the arrest report. Tyler Travers, 29, was arrested Dec. 19 and charged with domestic battery... Police were called to the Travers’ home in October as well, but Kristen told police at the time that Tyler had not hurt her, the report said. But on Dec. 19, she told officers she’d been lying to protect Tyler’s job. According to the report, “she wanted to be open and honest now to help him get the help he might need”... Despite conflicting stories, police said in the report that they “determined that Tyler was the primary physical aggressor in Domestic Battery … due to the increasingly volatile incidents between them, his size, as well as the fact that Kristen had a bruise... [Full article here]

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