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Pennsylvania Police Officer Shot and Killed in "Ambush" Shooting

Officer Scott Bashioum;  Photo: via wpxi.com

Officer Scott Bashioum; Photo: via wpxi.com

A Pennsylvania police officer was shot and killed, and another wounded, in what has been described as an "ambush" attack.

Canonsburg Police Officer Scott Leslie Bashioum was shot and killed as he and Officer James Saivea arrived to a domestic violence call early Thursday morning.

Officer Saivea was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is in stable condition. 

What ensued after the shooting was a six-hour standoff that culminated in the discovery of the suspect, identified as Michael Cwiklinski, deceased in his home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officer Bashioum had been with the department for 7 years and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

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Suspect's Bullet Pierces Pennsylvania Officer's Uniform, Misses His Body

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A Pennsylvania officer is fortunate to have escaped injury after a bullet fired by a suspect pierced the officer's uniform but missed the officer's body.

The incident occurred Wednesday after officers knocked on a door in Penn Township. An occupant in the house, identified as Jody Martz, fired a gun through the wall, striking the officer in the portion of his uniform under his armpit.

Miraculously, the bullet did not strike the officer's body. Martz was later taken into custody and is facing charges of criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and others.

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Two Teenagers Arrested, Charged With Ambush Attack on Pennsylvania Police Officers

Trenton Nance and Marquell Rentas;  Photo: via pennlive.com

Trenton Nance and Marquell Rentas; Photo: via pennlive.com

Two Pennsylvania teenagers have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of attempted homicide of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault, conspiracy, among other charges, in the ambush shooting attempt of police officers in Lancaster County, PA on Friday.

A total of four Columbia, PA police officers were targeted in Friday's ambush which left none of the officers injured.

Marquell Rentas, 17, and Trenton Nace, 18, are both being charged as adults. Reports indicate that they are also cousins. 

Police indicated that as Rentas was being arrested he could be heard screaming, "I'm the one who did it. I'm the one who shot. My cousin didn't do it."

He added, "I was shooting at you. F--- you police."

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Pennsylvania Police Officer Critical But Stable After Friday Morning Shooting

A Pennsylvania police officer is in critical but stable condition after being shot multiple times in an incident Friday morning. 

Folcroft Police Officer Christopher Dorman, 25, was dispatched to a call of several people smoking narcotics behind an apartment complex at approximately 9:30 a.m. When he confronted the suspects he was shot multiple times. 

Officer Dorman suffered injuries to his face, torso, and lower extremities. He was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment. 

Several people have been taken into custody including the shooter, authorities believe. 

Officer Dorman has been with the Folcroft Police Department for around a year.

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BREAKING: Pennsylvania Deputy Shot in Face While Serving Warrant

A York County, PA deputy is expected to survive after being shot in the face while serving a warrant on Thursday morning. 

The deputy was assisting York City police officers in the service of the warrant when the suspect emerged from a house and opened fire. The deputy returned fire after being struck in the face.

Both the deputy and suspect were transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

York County Sheriff Richard Keuerleber said that the deputy's vitals were stable and that he was "going to be OK."

The condition of the suspect was not revealed; however, he suffered injuries that the sheriff described as "severe."

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Police Say Person Responsible for Posting Anti-Police Sign Did So Out of Ignorance

Photo: Falls Township Police Dept.

Photo: Falls Township Police Dept.

Police in Bucks County, PA called on the individual or individuals who placed an anti-police sign near a Falls Township business to come to the police station and learn what police officers actually do for a living instead of basing their anti-police attitude on "ignorance."

The anti-police sign hung in the middle of the night read, "Only Good Cop - Is A Dead Cop."

Lt. Henry Ward of the Falls Township Police Department said, "I know whoever did this did it out of ignorance. I would like to sit down with them and show them what we do as police officers so they can base their opinion on facts and not ignorance. I doubt they will do this because they hung the sign in the middle of the night like a true coward that I think they are."

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PA Police Save Life of Man Suspected of Overdosing on Heroin

A video captured Upper Darby police officers administering a life-saving drug to a man suspected of overdosing on heroin late last week.

In the video, 25-year old Michael Meeney can be seen injecting what appeared to be heroin into his arm while riding a public bus. Shortly thereafter, he can be seen collapsing on the bus floor.

Police were called to the scene and were able to administer Narcan, a drug used to counteract heroin overdoses. 

Meeney was revived and transported to a local hospital for treatment. He remained in the hospital for five days before being released into police custody.

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said of the event, "At least he is in the system and he can get treatment in the system."

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PA Police Officer Shot, Injured While Serving Warrant Related to Murder Investigation

Photo: www.allentownpa.gov

Photo: www.allentownpa.gov

An investigation into the murder of a woman over the weekend has left one Allentown, PA police officer shot. He is expected to survive.

The investigation began after officers discovered a woman’s body stuffed inside of a recycling bin on Sunday. The woman had been shot to death.

On Tuesday evening, as officers were attempting to serve a search warrant connected to the woman’s murder they were met with gunfire.

One officer was struck in the arm and transported to a local hospital for treatment. His injuries are described as non-life threatening. 

Officers returned fire and injured the suspect, who was taken into custody. 

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Good Samaritan With Concealed-Carry Permit Saves PA Officer Under Assault

A Good Samaritan with a concealed-carry permit came to the defense of a police officer under attack this past week near Philadelphia, likely saving the officer from significant injury.

The incident began after Upper Darby police officers were called to the area of Upper Darby High School to monitor the nearly 4,000 students as they left school. Several fights broke out among the students and officers were needed to break up the fights.

At one of the fights, an officer separated two assailants, holding one of the suspects away from the other. That’s when the other combatant decided to attack the officer and soon both ganged up on the outnumbered police.

The officer called for backup; however, a large crowd of 40-50 onlookers soon began to descend upon the officer.

That’s when a 35-year old neighbor emerged, holding a gun, and commanded the students to back away from the police officer. 

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said, “He had the gun in his hand, but he didn't point it at the kids, he just told them to back off. If this guy didn't come out and come to the aid of the officer, this officer would have had significant problems.”

The officer, along with other officers on scene, suffered significant injuries. Multiple students were arrested and charged with crimes ranging from aggravated assault on police, riot, and  harassment.

The incident marks at least the second time in only a few weeks where a citizen with a concealed-weapons permit came to the defense of a police officer under assault. 

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Dash Cam Video Released of Attempted Murder of Pennsylvania Police Officer, Suspect At Large

Police in Pennsylvania have just released dash-cam video of a Northern York County officer involved shooting from November 22. 

Trev Bowies Jackson,  Photo: Northern York County Regional Police Department

Trev Bowies Jackson, Photo: Northern York County Regional Police Department

The incident occurred when Officer Lynn Anderson attempted to place Trev Bowies Jackson, 24, under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence. As Jackson emerged from his vehicle he pulled a gun from his waistband and fired at Officer Anderson at point blank range.

Officer Anderson returned fire but Jackson fled in his vehicle. The officer received only minor injuries.

Police are asking for help in locating Jackson, who they describe as 5’7” and 170 pounds. Jackson fled in a 1994 Buick sedan and he is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Jackson’s whereabout should call 911 or Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4-PA-TIPS.

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