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  • EBRSO Sgt. Bruce Simmons to return to work soon following 2016 ambush

    July 18, 2017 1:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A deputy who was injured last year during an ambush on law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, is returning to work. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Sergeant Bruce Simmons was shot while responding to reports of a man with a rifle at the B-Quik... more »
  • Community holds balloon release at BRPD in honor of fallen officers Play Video

    July 17, 2017 7:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge locals held a balloon release outside of BRPD headquarters Monday, one year after the deadly attack which claimed the lives of three law enforcement officers on Airline Highway. The event took place just outside of Baton Rouge Police Headquarters on Airline Highway. Those in... more »
  • Cyclists complete journey in honor of law enforcement Play Video

    July 14, 2017 9:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement officers from across the country descended on Baton Rouge Friday, the culmination of a six-day, 500 mile bike ride. Texas Brotherhood Ride's journey, in memory of officers killed in Dallas and Baton Rouge last summer, ended with a ceremony at BRPD headquarters on Airline Highway.... more »
  • Acting U.S. Attorney releases statement about upcoming anniversary of police ambush

    July 12, 2017 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – July 17 will mark the one year anniversary of the shooting deaths of three law enforcement officers during an ambush that took place at the B-Quick store on Airline Highway. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Deputy Brad Garafola and Baton Rouge Police Department Officers Montrell... more »
  • Officer wounded in deadly ambush sues Black Lives Matter

    July 7, 2017 11:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A lawsuit accuses Black Lives Matter and five of the movement's leaders of inciting violence that led to a gunman's deadly ambush of law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge last summer. DeRay Mckesson and four other Black Lives Matter leaders are named as defendants in the... more »
  • Family: Nick Tullier's wound has 'significantly' reopened

    April 24, 2017 12:15 PM

    HOUSTON – The family of a deputy recovering after being ambushed in July says one of his wounds has "significantly" reopened. East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputy Nick Tullier was shot three times, once in the head, abdomen and shoulder, in a police ambush on Airline Highway last year. He... more »
  • Police arrest suspect in shooting of 2 Miami-Dade officers

    March 29, 2017 9:31 AM

    MIAMI - A 19-year-old Miami man is charged with two counts of attempted murder after police say he opened fire in an "ambush-style" shooting on two plainclothes detectives who were investigating gang activity. Miami-Dade police announced an arrest on Twitter Wednesday morning but provide no details. T he Miami Herald... more »
  • Governor honors family of fallen officers Play Video

    January 10, 2017 12:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Law enforcement officers and their families held blue ribbons beneath overcast skies at the Louisiana Governor's Mansion Monday. The event marked National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day honoring those who died in the line of duty. "I know our law enforcement officials are serving us very well each... more »
  • Number of officers killed in line of duty rose in 2016

    December 29, 2016 3:03 PM

    The number of police killed in the line of duty rose sharply in 2016, driven by shootings of police around the country - most notably ambushes in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. From Jan. 1 through Wednesday, 135 officers lost their lives. Some died in traffic accidents, but nearly half... more »
  • Injured Deputy Tullier writes birthday note to mother

    December 29, 2016 2:38 PM

    HOUSTON – Injured East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Tullier was able to write his mother a handwritten letter for her birthday, according to his dad. “The best birthday present Mary could get,” James Tullier shared on his public Facebook page Wednesday. “This was written today by Nick with... more »
  • Slain officer's family talks spending first birthday and Christmas without him

    December 23, 2016 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Family of one of the slain officers killed in an ambush shooting in July discussed how the Christmas holidays will be the hardest time for them this year. The family of Montrell Jackson, a Baton Rouge Police officer who was killed by a gunman on July... more »
  • St. Louis police officer shot in 'ambush' attack, chief says

    November 20, 2016 11:34 PM

    ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis police sergeant is hospitalized in critical condition but expected to survive after being shot in what the police chief calls an "ambush." Police Chief Sam Dotson says the 46-year-old officer has been with the force for about 20 years and is a married father... more »
  • Alaska police officer shot; second man killed in attack

    November 12, 2016 12:44 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Police in Alaska say an officer has been shot multiple times in what they described as an ambush. The attack happened early Saturday morning. The man suspected of shooting the officer was killed, and the officer is expected to survive. Police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro says the officer... more »
  • Slain Officer Matthew Gerald inducted into Central High Hall of Fame Play Video

    October 8, 2016 12:04 AM

    CENTRAL- Central High School honored one of the officers killed in July's attack on law enforcement at their football game Friday. Officer Matthew Gerald graduated from Central back in 1994. During halftime of the school's football game against Walker High, Gerald was officially inducted into the Central High School Hall... more »
  • Dallas chief who oversaw response to sniper attack to retire

    September 1, 2016 2:58 PM

    DALLAS - Dallas Police Chief David Brown, who oversaw the response to a July sniper attack that killed five officers, has announced his retirement. Brown issued a statement Thursday saying he will retire Oct. 22 after 33 years with Dallas police. He was not immediately available for additional comment. Brown... more »
  • Army report: Grenade found in room of Dallas gunman in 2014

    July 30, 2016 3:04 PM

    DALLAS - An Army report says the reservist who killed five Dallas police officers had kept an unauthorized grenade in his room on an Afghanistan base in 2014. The report released Friday was from Army officials investigating a sexual harassment complaint against Micah Johnson. It includes new details about an... more »
  • Blue light bulbs out of stock at local businesses following police shooting Play Video

    July 29, 2016 10:54 PM

    Many local stores say they have consistently become sold out of blue light bulbs, purchased by residents looking to honor the officers who died in the Baton Rouge police shooting. "People everyday are looking for them since Mr. Matt's funeral," Charles Creed, an employee at a local hardware store... more »
  • Financial help coming to families of fallen law enforcement heroes Play Video

    July 27, 2016 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Financial help is coming for the families of the three fallen law enforcement officers who lost their lives ten days ago. Today, the Law Enforcement Survivor Benefit Board convened to approve death benefits for the families of Matthew Gerald, Montrell Jackson, and Brad Garafola. Each family will receive... more »
  • U.S. Department of Justice awards $650k to local law enforcement response efforts

    July 21, 2016 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Congressman Garret Graves announced that the U.S. Department of Justice awarded $650,000 to local law enforcement officials following Sunday's shooting ambush. The shooting ambush left three officers dead and another three injured. One currently remains in the hospital in critical condition. "We are grateful for these much... more »
  • Kansas City mayor says shooting not a planned ambush

    July 20, 2016 11:45 AM

    KANSAS CITY - The mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, says authorities don't believe the fatal shooting of an officer was part of a planned ambush, but someone trying to evade arrest. Mayor Mark Holland of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County also said during a Wednesday news conference that the... more »
  • NEW: FBI monitoring New Black Panther Party; Group in Baton Rouge

    July 18, 2016 8:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The FBI is closely monitoring the New Black Panther Party – an organization that recently formed a local chapter in the wake of the shooting death of Alton Sterling. WBRZ was first to report about the newly-formed group when they gathered Saturday in the parking lot... more »
  • 'Gentle' Georgia man accused of using 911 to ambush officer

    July 9, 2016 3:58 PM

    VALDOSTA - Police say a Georgia police officer and his assailant should survive a shootout that began with an ambush only hours after a sniper in Dallas killed five officers and wounded seven more. Stephen Paul Beck, a 22-year-old recovering drug addict, is accused of calling 911 to lure police... more »
  • Police: Man called 911, ambushed Georgia officer

    July 8, 2016 4:30 PM

    VALDOSTA - Authorities say a man called 911 in south Georgia to report a break-in, then ambushed and shot the officer who came to investigate. Both men were wounded in the ensuing gunfire, and both are expected to survive. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that... more »
  • Shooter identified in St. Charles Parish 'ambush' that wounded deputy

    April 16, 2015 10:17 AM

    PARADIS - Deputies said a St. Charles Parish deputy was directing bus traffic before school Thursday when a man walked up to him and shot him in the face and arm. Sheriff Greg Champagne said Deputy Burt Hazeltine, 36, was hit three times in the face and elbow in... more »
  • Death penalty sought for trooper ambush suspect

    October 31, 2014 2:03 AM

    LORDS VALLEY, PA - Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty for a survivalist accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in an ambush. Survivalist Eric Frein was captured Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a lengthy manhunt that rattled the nerves of area residents. The... more »
  • Trooper ambush suspect making manhunt a 'game'

    September 25, 2014 1:51 AM

    CANADENSIS, PA - Authorities say the target of a massive manhunt may be playing a game with law enforcement as he hides in the woods of northeast Pennsylvania. Police say they've caught glimpses of 31-year-old Eric Frein as recently as Tuesday. But they couldn't capture him in the rough terrain.... more »
  • Police find rifle carried by ambush suspect Play Video

    September 22, 2014 2:00 AM

    CANADENSIS, PA - Authorities don't have the alleged gunman who is accused of a deadly ambush at a police barracks, but they say they've found the AK-47-style assault rifle that he was carrying. Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens said Sunday that police believe their massive manhunt is hot... more »
  • Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

    September 14, 2014 10:08 AM

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on Saturday looking for the shooter or shooters. State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said a "very... more »

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