K-9 Triton survives drowning attempt

LEE COUNTY, Florida (LutzPatch): A routine traffic stop in Lee County turned violent Tuesday when the suspect feigned stopping and decided to ram a deputy’s cruiser instead. He took off after the impact, leading deputies on a chase.

That chase ended with the suspect crashing into a tree in Lehigh Acres, according to NBC-2.com. The driver and a passenger than bailed out of the car and ran into nearby woods.

That’s when Lee County deputies brought in a K9 unit. Police K9 Triton caught up with one of the suspects in a canal and was subsequently struck.

Volunteer firefighter collapses after rescuing hiker

Brainard Lake near the town of Ward on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (Longmont Times-Call file photo)

BOULDER COUNTY, Colorado: After assisting in a hiker rescue, a 67-year-old volunteer firefighter collapsed and died Wednesday at the Brainard Lake Recreation Area in western Boulder County, the Sheriff's Office said.

Boulder County sheriff's officials said the incident began around noon Wednesday when a female hiker, identified as Katherine Powell, broke her ankle about 2.5 miles up the trailhead from Blue Lake.

Michigan trooper wounded when shot by barricaded subject

Law enforcement stand outside of a tactical truck with a ram on the front during a standoff with a man, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Jake May) / AP

FLINT, Michigan (AP) — Police say a state trooper was wounded when a man believed to be a fugitive killer opened fire from inside a Flint house in which he had barricaded himself for several hours.

State Police Lt. Brian Cole told reporters at the scene Wednesday evening that the trooper’s wounds aren’t life-threatening.

Houston Firefighter Daniel Groover killed in Kingwood

KINGWOOD, TX -- A veteran Houston firefighter has died from injuries he suffered in a two-alarm blaze at a Kingwood home.

The victim has been identified as Station 104 paramedic and firefighter Daniel Groover. He has been with the department since 1993.

Authorities say Groover was one of several firefighters who responded this afternoon to a house in the 1400 block of Mistletoe Lane near Redbud.

Officer critically burned after man sets himself on fire

CEDAR HILL, Texas — A female officer was critically burned and two others injured after a man set himself on fire in the parking lot of a Cedar Hill, Texas shopping center Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, the suspect was also shot during a fight with officers at the scene. He was transported by ground ambulance to a nearby hospital in unknown condition.

A police spokesman said three officers in all were injured. The critically injured officer was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital by air ambulance and the conditions of the others were not disclosed.

USFS Firefighter injured by explosive released from hospital

By Staci Matlock

The New Mexican

A U.S. Forest Service firefighter, on assignment in the Jemez Mountains, was moving a glass jar away from a fence post with his foot Monday afternoon when the jar exploded.

The firefighter, whose name has not yet been released, suffered a rash on his legs and an arm that was caused by the explosion, but no glass cuts, said Joel Marquez, the agent in charge at the Albuquerque field

office of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. “We don’t know if foul play was involved,” Marquez said.

One officer dead and another critical in domestic dispute

The two officers, Amy E. Young, 40, and Luis Monroig, 37, were shot this morning in what the Lee County Sheriff's Office is calling a domestic dispute.

Monroig later died from his injuries and Young is in critical but stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Lee Memorial Hospital.

Naples Police Department records show that Sgt. Amy Young has had a sometimes troubled history with the agency.

She along with several other officers beginning in 2011 were caught up in an allegations of alleged sexual misconduct while on duty.