North Carolina

NC Prison Officer Assaulted, Killed at Bertie Correctional Facility

Sgt. Meggan Callahan;  Photo: via wral.com

Sgt. Meggan Callahan; Photo: via wral.com

A North Carolina Prison Sergeant was assaulted and killed while responding to a fire at the Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor on Wednesday.

Sergeant Meggan Callahan was allegedly assaulted and killed by inmate Craig Wissink.

Wissink has been serving a life sentence since 2004 for murder.

Sergeant Callahan was 29 years old and had served as a corrections officer since 2012.

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North Carolina Police Officer Shot, Wounded Friday Night

Officer Jacob Schwenk;  Photo: Leland Police Dept. Facebook

Officer Jacob Schwenk; Photo: Leland Police Dept. Facebook

A police officer in Leland, NC was shot and seriously wounded Friday evening. The suspect in the shooting, identified as Brent Quinn, was shot and killed.

The injured officer, described as Officer Jacob Schwenk, was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Officer Schwenk was shot multiple times in the leg and at least once in the chest; however, his bulletproof vest is being credited with helping to save his life.

More details can be found HERE.

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Man Wanted in Connection With Murder of NC Police Officer Located in Rhode Island

Irving Lucien Fenner;  Photo: Shelby Police Dept.

Irving Lucien Fenner; Photo: Shelby Police Dept.

A man wanted in connection with the shooting death of Shelby, NC police officer Tim Brackeen has been arrested in Rhode Island.

Irving Lucien Fenner was arrested in Coventry, RI early Wednesday morning after police had engaged in a several days manhunt to locate him.

Fenner is alleged to have shot and killed Officer Tim Brackeeen on Saturday morning in North Carolina.

Officer Brackeen had been with the force for 12 years and is survived by a wife and daughter. 

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Manhunt For North Carolina Man Suspected of Critically Wounding Police Officer in Saturday Shooting

Officer Tim Brackeen;  Photo: Shelby Police Dept.  

Officer Tim Brackeen; Photo: Shelby Police Dept.  

Police in North Carolina are searching for a man suspected of critically injuring a police officer in a shooting early Saturday morning.  

Shelby police officer Tim Brackeen, 38, was shot and wounded while attempting to locate a man wanted on outstanding warrants.

Police believe that Irving Lucien Fenner, 23, shot and critically wounded Officer Brackeen.  

Officer Brackeen's condition has been listed as stable but critical; however, a statement released on behalf of the officer's mother indicates that he isn't showing any brain function. 

We will keep you updated as this story develops.

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NC Deputy and Trooper Perform CPR, Save Infant Child's Life

Trooper T.T. Tucker and Deputy Clayton Doss;  Photo: via myfox8.com

Trooper T.T. Tucker and Deputy Clayton Doss; Photo: via myfox8.com

Two North Carolina police officers are being hailed as heroes after they resuscitated a two-week old infant that had stopped breathing.

The incident occurred Friday morning after a Rockingham County Sheriff's Deputy and North Carolina State Trooper responded to a call of an infant not breathing.

When the officers arrived they immediately sprung into action.

Deputy Clayton Doss and Trooper T.T. Tucker began performing CPR, with Doss clearing the infant's nasal passageway with the use of a suction cup and Tucker performing chest compressions.

The duo continued CPR until paramedics arrived. Fortunately, the young child began to breath again and the officers are being credited with helping to save the infant.

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NC Councilwoman Calls Cops and Soldiers "Most Dangerous People With Guns"

Councilwoman Jillian Johnson:  Photo: Mark Schultz via newsobserver.com

Councilwoman Jillian Johnson: Photo: Mark Schultz via newsobserver.com

A city councilwoman in Durham, NC is in hot water for statements she made against police officers and United States military personnel on Monday.

Councilwoman Jillian Johnson wrote on her private Facebook page that the most dangerous people with guns aren't criminals, but rather police officers and members of the military.

Johnson wrote, “I am all about keeping guns away from dangerous people, but I feel like more of us should be pointing out that the most dangerous people with guns are cops and soldiers, and that the no-fly list and FBI anti-terror efforts are seriously corrupted by entrapment, racial profiling and Islamophobia,"

The inflammatory post was quickly deleted but not after it ignited a firestorm of criticism.

She has since clarified her statement, offering a more nuanced explanation of her message, saying, “I believe that state-sanctioned violence causes more harm, and is therefore more dangerous, than non state-sanctioned violence."

Police have called for the councilwoman to apologize for her comments.

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Winston-Salem Man Opens Fire on Police Officers Who Were Pumping Gas

Ravon Rousseau;  Photo: via myfox8.com

Ravon Rousseau; Photo: via myfox8.com

A North Carolina man is facing charges of attempted murder after he allegedly opened fire on police officers who were pumping gas at the time.

Ravon Rousseau, 24, is accused of firing 10-15 rounds at the officers in Winston-Salem on Thursday night. Several of the rounds struck the area very close to where the officers were standing; however, the officers themselves were not struck.

Rousseau was arrested in the area where the shots came from. Three guns and an unspecified amount of drugs were also located. Rousseau is also facing charges related to possession of drugs with intent to sell.

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Deputy Injured in North Carolina Shootout, Suspect in Custody

Photo: via wakegov.com

Photo: via wakegov.com

A sheriff's deputy in Wake County, NC was wounded this morning after being injured in a shootout while attempting to serve a warrant.

The shooting occurred as a special operations unit approached a mobile home off of Old Watkins Road in an attempt to locate a weapon used in an earlier shooting.

The injured deputy suffered minor wounds but it was not yet clear if he was struck with shrapnel or debris from something a bullet struck nearby him. He was treated and is expected to recover.

Two individuals located within the mobile home were subsequently taken into custody. One of the subjects, Collin Stewart Price, 21, was identified by police as the individual who shot at deputies.

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NC Officer Shot by Peeping Suspect He Had Just Arrested

Photo: via wral.com

Photo: via wral.com

A North Carolina police officer is recovering after being shot by a peeping suspect that he had just arrested.

Durham police officer R.S. Turner was shot after suspect Danny McMillen, 44, reached for a gun from his waistband after Turner removed the man's handcuffs while beginning the booking process.

A struggle over the gun ensued and Turner was grazed by a bullet. McMillen was again subdued and taken into custody.

Officer Tuner was treated and released from the hospital.

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NC Officer Uses Sign Language to Coax Teenager Off of Bridge

A Raleigh, NC police officer used sign language to coax a deaf 16-year old girl off of a bridge on Tuesday afternoon.

The officer’s father said it was a case of his son being, “in the right place to save the day.”

The girl was safety removed from the bridge and taken for an evaluation.

Only a small fraction of the nation’s police officers know sign language so this officer was truly at the right place at the right time. 

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