Friendly fire

Thousands of police officers line a street in Monroe, N.Y. as the hearse bearing police officer Brian Mulkeen leaves the Church of the Sacred Heart, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Officer Mulkeen was fatally struck by two police bullets while struggling with an armed man after chasing and shooting at him Sunday in the Bronx borough of New York. It was the second time this year a New York City police officer has been killed by friendly fire. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 04, 2019 - 4:47 pm
MONROE, N.Y. (AP) — With bagpipers marching silently to the beat of a somber drum, a New York City police officer killed by friendly fire was honored at his funeral Friday as a hero and a dedicated, compassionate professional who put his heart into his work. Officer Brian Mulkeen, who was hit...
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Emergency personnel stand near the scene of a fatal shooting of a police officer in the Bronx borough of New York, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 30, 2019 - 10:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time this year, a New York City police officer has been killed by friendly fire. Officer Brian Mulkeen was fatally struck by two police bullets while struggling with an armed man after chasing and shooting at him Sunday in the Bronx, Police commissioner James O'Neill...
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July 28, 2019 - 5:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Officials say a British special forces soldier who died fighting the Islamic State group in Syria was killed by friendly fire, rather than in a roadside bomb as previously believed. Sgt. Matt Tonroe died in March 2018 alongside U.S. commando Master Sergeant Jonathan J. Dunbar while on...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the state's attorney's office in Prince George's County, Md., shows Malik Ford. His brother, Michael Ford, is charged with attacking a Maryland police station while his two brothers videotaped the shootout, which led to an officer mistakenly killing an undercover detective. Michael Ford faces a prison sentence for his conviction on a murder charge in the friendly-fire killing. He is scheduled to be sentenced by a Prince George’s County judge on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office via AP)
January 10, 2019 - 9:09 pm
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A gunman sentenced to 195 years in prison for an attack on a police station apologized Thursday to the parents of an undercover narcotics detective who was mistakenly shot and killed by a fellow officer during the ambush. Before a judge sentenced him, Michael Ford said he...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2018 file photo the flag draped casket of Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus arrives on stage for a memorial service for Helus at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, Calif. Helus who died in a mass shooting at a California bar was shot five times by a gunman who massacred 11 others, but the officer was killed by friendly fire, authorities said Friday, Dec. 7. (Al Seib /Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool,File)
December 07, 2018 - 5:59 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — As terrified people scrambled out of broken windows, screaming and bleeding and fleeing a mass shooting inside a California bar, Sgt. Ron Helus and a highway patrolman decided to try to stop the gunman, running in together with assault-style rifles to what turned out to...
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December 07, 2018 - 1:54 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting last month at a California bar (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Authorities say a sheriff's deputy killed in a mass shooting at a Southern California bar was shot five times by a gunman who killed 11 others, but struck fatally by a bullet...
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sets his briefcase down before he testifies at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the defense budget for the 2018 budget year, on Capitol Hill, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 13, 2017 - 1:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators sharply criticized Pentagon leaders Tuesday for not completing a new strategy for the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis acknowledged that "the enemy is surging right now." Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., demanded that Mattis wrap up the plan now,...
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April 28, 2017 - 7:53 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. military says a 23-year-old soldier from Ohio was among two Army Rangers killed in a raid in Afghanistan who may have died as the result of friendly fire. The Department of Defense said in a statement Friday that Cameron Thomas, of Kettering, in southwest Ohio, was killed...
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April 28, 2017 - 1:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in eastern Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire during the opening minutes of the fierce, three-hour firefight, the Pentagon said Friday. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said the U.S. military is...
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