The one-year-old daughter of an Indiana police officer died on Sunday after falling from a Royal Caribbean cruise shop docked in Puerto Rico.
The little girl, who was traveling with her grandparents and parents, was playing with her grandfather on the pool level of the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas when she fell from a window.
Officials say the man was likely playing when he held his one-year-old granddaughter at the open window of the cruise ship. The girl fell 11 stories onto the pavement and died.
The young girl was the daughter of a South Bend police officer, according to the department.
"The South Bend Police Department offers its sincerest condolences to Officer Alan Wiegand and his family during this difficult time following the tragic loss of their child while in Puerto Rico," the department said in a statement. "The department asks the community to pray for the entire Wiegand family as they grieve and to respect their privacy."
Philadelphia, PA-A Philadelphia police officer apparently killed his estranged wife and then himself inside a home.
The bodies were found in the 4600 block of Weymouth Street on Monday.
Officers went to the home for a welfare check after their daughter said her parents hadn’t t been heard from since Sunday.
Police gained entry to the home and found the wife in the dining room with multiple gunshot wounds to the body and face.
Police say the officer was found in the basement with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. A pistol was found next to his body.
The officer is 39 years old and is an 11-year veteran of the force who served in the 19th District.
His wife was 36 years old. The couple had at least two children.
The names won’t be released until all family members are notified.
For better and for worse, In today’s world policing has drastically changed. Many officers today feel as though their hands have been tied when it comes to certain incidents.
Officers complain that “we simply have to do what is dictated by policy, or we risk getting reprimanded”. While that makes sense in most cases, every case can not be handle by a general policy. Many times we receive calls where a child has called on their parent or co-parent for abuse, but when you arrive on scene and find out the totality of the situation surrounding the alleged abuse, you find it difficult to mitigate the situation between your binding contractual policy and parents Simply disciplining their children. Often times a report has to be generated and in some cases the parents have to be arrested for what most would consider “simple discipline”.
Unfortunately we live in a time where the children have control over the parents via 911. In undisclosed interviews, many officers stated “ we use to get disciplined as kids, it’s what made us respect others and stay out of trouble, but now it is not like that. It’s considered abuse”.
Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein is accused of running a sex trafficking ring and paying girls as young as 14 for sex, an unsealed indictment says
Federal prosecutors in New York have unsealed a criminal indictment Monday charging billionaire Jeffrey Epstein with having operated a sex trafficking ring in which he sexually abused dozens of under aged girls.
According to the indictment, between 2002 and 2005, Epstein ran a trafficking enterprise in which he paid hundreds of dollars in cash to girls as young as 14 to have sex with him at his Upper East Side home and his estate in Palm Beach, worked with employees and associates who would lure the girls to his residences and paid some of his victims to recruit other girls for him to abuse.
Epstein, 66, was arrested Saturday at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey aboard his private jet, and he is expected to appear in Manhattan federal court on Monday. He is charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors.
Derry Township, Hershey Park. An apparent attempted abduction took place, however the staff and security at the location failed to do anything about it.
After a child was grabbed by the arm in an apparent abduction attempt Wednesday at Hersheypark, his family and friends expected park staff to act quickly to alert park security and then the police. Sherry Webb, the mother of the child, stated that she had to contact several officials from the park before they made any attempts to call local Law Enforcement. Strikingly the ordeal took 30 minutes before the police were actually notified.
local police Chief Garth Warner issued this statement: “We did receive a report of an attempted abduction at Hersheypark, and we are continuing to investigate the concern that was raised. To date, based on the video surveillance we reviewed and the described nature and location of the event, we have not been able to conclude that an attempted adduction occurred, but our investigation is ongoing. We continue to work with the persons reporting this incident and staff at Hersheypark security.”
The Steelton chief also had some advice for park officials, urging them to take steps to combat similar situations in the future.
The hashtag “#Dumpstarbucks” has been trending nation wide amid an incident that occurred in an Starbucks located in Arizona
"This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening. While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive," the association added.
Following the incident, users took to Twitter to support the police, tweeting comments along with the #boycottstarbucks hashtag.
In an apology addressed to the Tempe Police Department and posted on its website, Starbucks said the treatment of the officers was "completely unacceptable."
"On behalf of Starbucks, I want to sincerely apologize to you all for the experience that six of your officers had in our store on July 4," Rossann Williams, the coffee chain's executive vice president, wrote.
Nashville, TN-A Tennessee police officer was killed Thursday when his car was “violently struck” on the driver’s side by a teen driver who was driving without a license.
Central Precinct Officer John Anderson, 28, had been with the department for four years and had become a father a little over a year ago.
Around 3 a.m. on July 4, Anderson was going to assist another officer after reports of a pedestrian in a traffic lane.
When he reached the intersection, Anderson’s police car was hit by the teen’s 2016 Ford Fusion and the officer died at the scene.
The 17-year-old driver was taken the hospital and was later released. A passenger in the girl’s car was critically injured and is being related at Skyline Medical Center.
Moments before the crash, another officer spotted the teen’s vehicle with her high beams activated and when he tried to pursue the Ford, the driver initially slowed down but then sped away.
That officer radioed in the car’s location and license plate and noticed the car turn onto the street where the crash occurred.
The driver has been booked into a juvenile detention, on charges of vehicular homicide by recklessness, felony evading arrest, aggravated assault by recklessness, driving on a suspended license, and juvenile curfew violation.
Denton, TX-A 2-year-old Texas boy reported missing Tuesday afternoon was found dead Wednesday morning inside a neighbor’s SUV parked outside the boy’s family’s apartment.
No suspects or charges were announced as the police chief in Denton, TX said that authorities still were trying what happened to the child, Sarbesh Gurgung, and how he wound up in the vehicle.
There are no signs of trauma.
“It’s not a time to point, it’s not time to assign blame,” he said. “Its a time for us to collectively come together, grieve together, and heal together.”
The boy’s mother prompted a frantic search after she discovered the child missing during a check after she said she’d put him down for a nap around 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The boy’s body was found in the back of a neighbor’s vehicle as the neighbor got into it shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Although police had searched that same area “in pretty close proximity” to where the boy lived with his family, Dixon said the vehicle had tinted windows, sun shades, and a sun screen in place that made it hard to see inside.
“Can we conclusively say that someone went and checked every door handle of every vehicle out there? Obviously we can’t say that,” he said. “We don’t know if the car was unlocked … We just don’t know.”
Dixon said, ‘The family is just devastated. The mother is being treated right now for an undetermined medical condition. She had a panic attack when she was notified.”
An autopsy will be performed to reveal a matter of death. The investigation will remain open at this time.
Texas, A fallen hero is be honored in a very unique way.
A teen mowed his lawn utilizing various tools such as a mower and weed trimmer to eloquently display an American flag. Sure to the naked eye it can’t be seen, but a look from above displays a gorgeous and very eye pleasing job.
A teen says he mowed the lawn in Haslet, Texas to resemble the American flag to remember Kevin Christian.
The 21-year-old soldier died Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound while patrolling the U.S. border with Mexico. The job took about 4 hours.
“Last year my dad wanted me to do this to celebrate 4th of July, and then this year, just like last week, one of my best friends from scouting died in the army. He was just a role model for me so I wanted to make sure he was missed by even the people who didn’t know him,” James said.
Are you experiencing issues with Facebook? Well, you are not alone as many uses around the world have reported similar issues.
In today’s world everyone is on social media, well except for today. Many users across the nation are experiencing an outage Within many of the platforms used today such as Instagram, Facebook and even Twitter. Some of the known issues reported are pictures not appearing within Facebook and Instagram, users not being able to post pictures and or videos to the platform and Messages appearing to be in the inbox, however when the user clicks on the message there is nothing there. Some platforms such as Twitter could not be reached for a comment. Other platforms such as Facebook and Instagram Stated they were aware of the situation and we’re fully working on resolving the matter.