Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew becomes emotional while speaking about officer Katie Thyne during a press conference Friday morning Jan. 24, 2020 in Newport News, Va. Officer Thyne died Thursday night after being dragged during a traffic stop. (Daily Press/Jonathon Gruenke via Tribune News Service)
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The police officer killed during a traffic stop in Newport News on Thursday night was a well-liked young officer who just graduated from the police academy seven months ago, Police Chief Steve Drew said at a somber news conference Friday.
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The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a $5.75-million settlement with the parents of a Marine veteran who died after an LAPD officer stunned him six times with a Taser during a Christmas Eve altercation five years ago.
One of two police officers recently killed in the line of duty in Honolulu was an Air Force veteran who had been assigned to a reserve unit in Hawaii, Air Force officials confirmed.
Tiffany Enriquez was in the Air Force Reserve from August 2011 until December 2018, during which she served as an operations management journeyman with the 624th Civil Engineering Squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Air Force officials told Task & Purpose. She was a staff sergeant by the time she joined the Individual Ready Reserve.