CINCINNATI - Just after 7 p.m. Saturday Cincinnati police converged at JD's Honky Tonk Bar in the 2500 block of Spring
Grove Avenue in Camp Washington.
Police say the officers drove to the bar in high numbers to investigate
a biker gang. "There were a number of Iron Horsemen, motorcycle club members that were on the outside of the bar, in
an outside beer garden type area. Several members of our vice squad were going to go up there and conduct an investigation.
They were coming, accompanied by uniform personnel. I do know that when they pulled up at the scene, as officers got out of
the car there was an exchange of gunfire. Actually the officers were met by gunfire," said Chief Tom Streicher with the
Cincinnati Police Department.
On February 18, 2009 Deputy Chris Dewey of the
Mahnomen (MN) Sheriff’s Dept. was shot in the line of duty while responding to a call about a drunk driver leaving the
Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen and subsequent reported gunfire in the general area. He was shot once in the abdomen and
once in the head, resulting in severe brain injury.
First National Bank of Mahnomen
c/o Deputy Chris Dewey
PO Box 378, 103 N. Main St.
Mahnomen, MN 56557
December 10, 2008
from the Family
of Sergeant Gina Dwyer-Meliska
December 6, 2008 at approximately 10:00 AM, Chicago Police Sergeant Gina Dwyer-Meliska suffered cardiac arrest as a result
of a condition known as Apical Ballooning Syndrome (ABS). Although Gina was fortunate to receive CPR moments after she collapsed,
there was a loss of oxygen for approximately 1-3 minutes during this experience.
Gina has not yet
regained consciousness. A balloon inserted into the left ventricle has stabilized her heart and doctors are confident that
her heart will eventually recover. However, the biggest concern now is any neurological damage that may have occurred due
to her loss of oxygen.
Gina and her family are devout Catholics who believe in the power of prayer. Whatever
your faith, they ask that you please offer your prayers and positive thoughts to Gina, her family and her doctors during this
time of need.
Apical Ballooning Syndrome was first studied in Japan and it is commonly seen in middle-aged
women. It is believed that a primary cause of this condition is extreme stress. If you know Gina you know it is in her nature
to work herself to the bone. In addition to working full time, raising three school-aged children and pursuing a Master's
Degree, Gina always makes herself available to help her fellow officers in need. Please return the favor by offering
your prayers and thoughts to her and her family.
officer injured after wrong-way driver crashes
POINT | A police officer was injured, and Indiana State Police continue to investigate a Friday afternoon crash that came
after a 32-year-old man attempted to flee police and the scene of a domestic dispute call in Schererville.
say the suspect -- Timmy Todd Zieman of Crown Point -- at one point crossed traffic along 93rd Avenue and drove eastbound
in the westbound lanes before swerving toward and hitting Crown Point police officer John "Jack" Allendorf Jr.'s
squad car and losing control of a pick-up truck.
The 47-year-old Allendorf suffered a serious leg injury and broken
ribs, and was transported to St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point.
An early investigation showed during the
chase Zieman began to stab himself in the chest with a pocketknife, and cut his throat, according to an Indiana State Police
news release. Zieman was taken to Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus, and later airlifted to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn,
the news release said.
The pursuit ended near the intersection of Broadway and 93rd Avenue, which was closed in
both directions from Madison Street to Broadway for about four hours while the victims were extricated, the crash scene reconstructed
and the vehicles removed.
The pursuit began after Schererville police responded to a domestic dispute, the news
release said. Authorities said a Schererville officer attempted to stop a 1996 Chevrolet S-10 pick-up truck from leaving the
area, but the truck fled the scene, the news release said.
Police shortly pursued the vehicle until the truck began
traveling in a reckless manner in a residential area, the news release said. A Lake County police officer later located the
vehicle and attempted to stop it, but the driver was again able to flee, the news release said.
The county officer
was joined by an Indiana State trooper in the pursuit when the truck began traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of 93rd
Avenue, the news release said.
At that time, Allendorf was traveling west on 93rd Avenue and noticed the truck
was heading in his direction, state police said. The Crown Point officer moved his squad off of the road, but Zieman deliberately
swerved his car and hit the squad car, state police said.
Both drivers were trapped in their vehicles after the
crash, and had to be removed by the Crown Point Fire Department.
Police said they are continuing to investigate
the crash, and charges are pending.
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