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Offbeat Milwaukee police officer killed, another injured in squad car crash

10:56  08 june  2018
10:56  08 june  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

Tow driver killed, 5 hurt after SUV hits empty school bus

  Tow driver killed, 5 hurt after SUV hits empty school bus Police say a tow truck driver was killed when an SUV slammed into the rear of an empty school bus as he tended to the broken down vehicle in southeast Michigan. State police said in a statement that two adults and three children in the SUV are in critical condition after the collision Tuesday morning in Pittsfield Township, about 30 miles southwest of Detroit. No students were on the bus. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

A Milwaukee police officer was killed Thursday and a fellow officer was injured when their squad car crashed while chasing another vehicle, authorities said.

The death of Officer Charles Irvine Jr., 23, was confirmed during an evening news conference by Milwaukee police Chief Alfonso Morales. 

“This is a very sad day for our community,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said at the news conference, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Tow driver killed, 5 hurt after SUV hits empty school bus

  Tow driver killed, 5 hurt after SUV hits empty school bus Police say a tow truck driver was killed when an SUV slammed into the rear of an empty school bus as he tended to the broken down vehicle in southeast Michigan. State police said in a statement that two adults and three children in the SUV are in critical condition after the collision Tuesday morning in Pittsfield Township, about 30 miles southwest of Detroit. No students were on the bus. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

“The Irvine family is suffering, the entire Milwaukee Police Department is suffering. This underscores how difficult the job of a Milwaukee police officer is. Officer Irvine gave his life for the people of this community. He served it because he wanted it to be a better community.”

a young man taking a selfie: Milwaukee Police Department holds press conference after the death of an officer. © FoxNews.com Milwaukee Police Department holds press conference after the death of an officer. Irvine was the city's first police officer killed in the line of duty in 22 years, the newspaper reported.

The injured officer, age 36, was hospitalized in stable condition, Morales said, but the chief did not identify him.

The officers’ squad car was the only vehicle involved in the crash, authorities said. It rolled off the road and got wedged near an overpass, Milwaukee's Fox 6 reported.

Tesla in Autopilot mode crashes into California police car

  Tesla in Autopilot mode crashes into California police car Authorities say a Tesla sedan in Autopilot mode has crashed into a parked police cruiser in Southern California .Police Sgt. Jim Cota says the officer was not in the cruiser during the crash Tuesday in Laguna Beach. He says the Tesla driver suffered minor injuries.The police SUV ended up with its two passenger-side wheels on a sidewalk.Tesla's semi-autonomous Autopilot mode has come under scrutiny following other recent crashes. The carmaker says the function is not designed to avoid a collision and warns drivers not to rely on it entirely.

A suspect was arrested in connection with the crash, the Journal Sentinel reported, but no further information was immediately available.

a man wearing a uniform © Provided by Fox News Police tweeted earlier Thursday that they were “investigating a single vehicle accident involving a squad car at 76th and Silver Spring.”

Irvine joined the Milwaukee Police Department about four years ago and first served as a police aide before becoming an officer, according to the police department.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tweeted about the death Thursday evening.

“Our prayers are with the members of the Milwaukee Police Department after the death of one of their officers and with his family,” Walker wrote.

Authorities: 2 dead in small plane crash on California road .
Authorities say two people are dead after a plane crashed Friday just south of a Southern California airport. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department and Hesperia Police say the plane crashed on a road and was on fire when deputies and first responders arrived shortly after 5 p.m. The plane crashed near the Hesperia Airport.

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