Uvalde County Sheriff’s Deputy dies during struggle

Deputy Mike Schaefer died Christmas morning while trying to take a combative 16-year-old into custody. Hundreds were present at his funeral this afternoon in Sabinal, including law enforcement from across the state. RIP.

More info:

http://www.kens5.com/home/Deputy-dies-as-he-attempts-to-arrest-Uvalde-County-teen-112521099.html
http://www.odmp.org/officer/20627-deputy-sheriff-michael-ray-schaefer

Death of BPA Brian Terry

Local 2366 offers its condolences to the family and friends of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry who was killed in the line of duty on December 14, 2010, near Rio Rico, Arizona. He will be missed, RIP.

More info:
http://www.kgun9.com/Global/story.asp?S=13751683
http://www.odmp.org/reflections.php?oid=20596
http://news.google.com/news/search?aq=f&pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=%22brian+terry%22

AFGE Denounces Federal Pay Freeze

From the article on Yahoo! News:

“This proposal is a superficial panic reaction to the draconian cuts the deficit commission will recommend,” stated AFGE National President John Gage. “A federal pay freeze saves peanuts at best and, while he may mean it as just a public relations gesture, this is no time for political scapegoating. The American people didn’t vote to stick it to a VA nursing assistant making $28,000 a year or a border patrol agent earning $34,000 per year.

Read the full article here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20101129/pl_usnw/DC08507_1

Charges against ATF agent (a former PA) dropped

Murder charges against ATF Special Agent Will Clark were dropped today by a judge in the US Virgin Islands. Defense counsel claimed that a procedural error was made by the prosecution and the judge agreed. Even though Clark was cleared based on a technicality, it is still good news. For more info, check out the links below:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/10/28/virgin.islands.atf.agent/?hpt=T2

http://www.whec.com/news/stories/s1812682.shtml

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/28/AR2010102804907.html