24 Year Old Police Officer Tyler Stewart Shot & Killed in Flagstaff, AZ While Investigation a Domestic Violence Call … Murdered by Robert W. Smith
FOLKS, THIS IS THE REASON WHY POLICE OFFICERS AT EVEN WHAT YOU CONSIDER ROUTINE STOPS, ACT LIKE IT IS A LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION …
24 year old Flagstaff police officer Tyler Stewart was shot and killed on Saturday as he responded to a domestic violence call in Flagstaff, Arizona. Officer Stewart while responding to an earlier domestic violence call in the 800 block of West Clay Avenue in Flagstaff when he encountered suspect Robert W. Smith of Prescott, AZ. Officer Stewart was ambushed and shot dead by Robert W. Smith. The cop killer then turned the gun on himself and shot himself dead.
Officer Stewart, Rest in Peace. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family, friends and Flagstaff police department.
Flagstaff police officer Tyler Jacob Stewart, 24, was shot and killed during a confrontation
with a domestic violence suspect Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in Flagstaff, Arizona
Officer Tyler Stewart encountered a suspect at a home in the 800 block of West Clay Avenue during an investigation of an earlier domestic-violence call, spokeswoman Sgt. Margaret Bentzen said. Robert W. Smith of Prescott, fired several shots at Stewart, who was outside his patrol car, police said. Smith then shot himself dead, according to police.
Additional officers were dispatched after Stewart’s emergency button went off and dispatchers could no longer get a verbal reply from him, Bentzen said. He was rushed to Flagstaff Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
“This is an enormous tragedy for our department and the family of our officer,” Flagstaff Police Chief Kevin Treadway said in a statement. “We are a very close-knit organization, and know that all members of the Flagstaff Police Department are grieving at this time. With that being said, all of the men and women of the Flagstaff Police Department extend our prayers and condolences to the family of our Officer Tyler Stewart.”
I could not have said it any better than AZ Central columnist EJ Montini, when it comes to what police officers routinely do in putting themselves into harms way no matter how deadly or not the common person thinks it is.
“Every ‘routine’ call is routine until it’s not,” a police officer told me once. “Which is why you have to assume that every call is not routine. And even then… it might not save you.”
This was decades ago. I was standing in the back parking lot of a convenience store where a Phoenix police officer has been killed after a “routine” confrontation with a shoplifter.
This is what they do for us.
They risk everything each time they pull over a driver for speeding or a broken taillight, not knowing what to expect when they approach the driver’s window. Each time they answer a “routine” call for a shoplifter, an aggressive panhandler, a disorderly drunk, a possible domestic dispute.
Every “routine” call represents their willingness to put their lives on the line.
That’s what they do for us.
AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Missing:
AirAsia Flight QZ8501 from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore with 162 individuals, 155 passengers (17 children & 1 infant) and 7 crew members, aboard has gone missing Sunday over the Java Sea. According to reports, the AirAsia plane took off Sunday morning from Surabaya, Indonesia and was about halfway to its destination to Singapore. The plane lost contact about 42 minutes after takeoff. According to Djoko Murjatmodjo, Indonesia’s acting director general of transportation, the last communication between Flight QZ8501 pilot and air traffic control was at 6:13 AM, when the pilot “asked to avoid clouds and bad weather by turning left and going higher to 34,000 feet.” The plane was last seen on radar at 6:16 AM and a minute later was no longer. A search for the missing airplane has found no sign of the plane.
Several hours of searching Indonesian waters turned up no sign of an AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday with 162 people on board in airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning, officials said.
Aircraft searching for AirAsia Flight 8501 called off the effort for the night and will resume at Monday morning, said Achmad Toha of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency. Some ships were continuing the search overnight, he said.
The plane took off Sunday morning from Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, and was about halfway to its destination, Singapore, when it vanished from radar.
The last communication between the pilot and air traffic control was at 6:13 a.m., when the pilot “asked to avoid clouds by turning left and going higher to 34,000 feet.” It was last seen on radar at 6:16 a.m., and a minute later was no longer there, Djoko Murjatmodjo, Indonesia’s acting director general of transportation, told reporters.
More than 12 hours later, shocked family members huddled at the Surabaya airport from where the Airbus A320 had taken off, awaiting any news of the jetliner, operated by an airline whose parent company is based in Malaysia.
AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24hrs this morning.
At the present time we unfortunately have no further information regarding the status of the passengers and crew members on board, but we will keep all parties informed as more information becomes available.
The aircraft was an Airbus A320-200 with the registration number PK-AXC.
At this time, search and rescue operations are in progress and AirAsia is cooperating fully and assisting the rescue service.
An AirAsia passenger jet carrying 162 people lost contact with Indonesian air traffic control early Sunday, gripping Southeast Asia with a second missing plane crisis in less than a year.
The search operation for the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 has been halted for the night, but big ships won’t return to shore and will leave their searchlights on, according to the Indonesian Transportation Ministry.
Before communication was lost, one of the pilots asked to fly at a higher altitude because of bad weather, officials said.
The aircraft, flying from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, went missing as it flew at 38,000 feet over the Java Sea between the islands of Belitung and Borneo — a heavily traveled shipping channel with shallow waters, according to Indonesian authorities, who are leading the search and rescue operations.
Rescuers scouring Indonesian waters for an AirAsia plane that went missing with 162 people aboard had turned up no sign of the missing jet more than 10 hours after it lost contact with air-traffic control, officials said Sunday.
After hours of scouring the Java Sea, Indonesian authorities called off the aerial search for the night. Achmad Toha of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said some ships in the area would continue looking for the missing plane overnight, according to The Associated Press.
UPDATE II: ABC News - Time Line of Events.
- Take off scheduled: 5:20 a.m. Sunday Surabaya time (5:20 p.m. Saturday ET)
- Take off actual: 5:36 a.m. Sunday Surabaya time (5:36 p.m. Saturday ET)
- Indonesia lost contact with plane, according to Indonesian transportation ministry: 6:17 a.m. Sunday Surabaya time (6:17 p.m. Saturday ET)
- Scheduled to land: 7:57 a.m. Sunday Singapore time (9:57 p.m. Saturday ET)
- Normal flight duration: 1 hour 21 minutes
- Duration of flight from takeoff to lost contact: 41 minutes
Joshua Williams … Ferguson, MO’s “Peaceful” Protester Charged with Setting Fire at Berkeley Quik Trip During Riot
IT ALL DEPENDS ON HOW ONE DEFINES PEACEFUL: It is safe to say, anything you hear that the protesters are in Ferguson, Missouri, you can almost count on the opposite.
19 year old Joshua Williams has been arrested by St. Louis police on Friday after several local media outlets and store surveillance captured images of him trying to set a pile of wood on fire outside the QuikTrip on North Hanley Road in Berkeley early Wednesday during the riots following the police shooting of an armed black teenager. According to court documents, Williams confessed to setting fires at the store in a videotaped interview. Williams was charged with arson in the first degree, a felony. He is also charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor stealing for allegedly taking a lighter, gum and money from the store. Williams was being held Saturday on $30,000 bond.
One of the most frequently quoted and photographed Ferguson protesters was charged Saturday with setting fire to a Berkeley convenience store last week.
St. Louis County police arrested Joshua Williams, 19, of St. Louis, on Friday after several local media outlets and store surveillance captured images of him trying to set a pile of wood on fire outside the QuikTrip on North Hanley Road early Wednesday.
Williams confessed to setting fires at the store in a videotaped interview, according to court documents.
Police say Williams entered the QuikTrip shortly after looters shattered its glass doors during protests of the death of Antonio Martin, 18, who a police officer had shot earlier at the Mobil station across the street. Surveillance footage from the Mobil store shows Martin point what police say is a gun at a Berkeley officer before the officer fatally shoots him.
Williams can be seen in videos both inside and outside the looted QuikTrip, authorities said.
Joshua Williams (St. Louis County PD photo)
MSNBC profiled Joshua Williams as an advocate of peaceful protests. Of course they did. They also employ race hustler Al Sharpton and call him a journalist and doctored the George Zimmerman 911 calls to make him sound like a racist. Once again, those that the liberals make out to be heroes, turn out to be frauds.
Williams has been quoted as an advocate for peaceful protests.
An MSNBC profile of Williams in September quoted him as saying, “We have to come together as one and show them we can be peaceful, that we can do this. If not, they’re going to just want us to act up so (police) can pull out their toys on us again.”
Later, he continued: “I learned that we have to stand up and that you can’t get nowhere with violence but you can always move people without it.”
When someone from the crowd threw a rock or a bottle, the officers fired rubber bullets and tear gas into the crowd of overwhelmingly peaceful protesters.
During one emotionally raw moment, Williams, also 18, screamed at officers until his eyes were red and wet. Beads of sweat bubbled from his brow and his body grew tense. His voice strained under the shrill of pain swelling from his throat.
As he stepped closer and closer to the police line, a young pastor, Willis Johnson, wrapped Williams in a hug and pleaded with him to calm down. Williams broke down in the older man’s arms and a single tear tumbled down each of their cheeks.
“I don’t know if most people will get over this or want to get over this,” Williams said, sitting across from the police station earlier this week. “I think we can be better if we can all come together. We might have to come together and show that we can work together and overthrow the system. But we have to come together as one and show them we can be peaceful, that we can do this. If not they’re going to just want us to act up so they can pull out their toys on us again.”
30 year old Zachary Jones has been missing since Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Eldersburg, Maryland. Jones was last seen at his Eldersburg home on the morning of December 23rd. He may be driving a tan 2005 Mercury Montego with Maryland plates reading JND089. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Zachary Jones.
Zachary Jones was last seen at his Eldersburg home on the morning of December 23rd, the sheriff’s office said.
Detectives do not know why he left or where he was going, but believe he left on his own accord, the sheriff’s office said.
Jones may be driving a tan 2005 Mercury Montego with Maryland plates reading JND089, the sheriff’s office said.
Jones is described as having brown hair and blue eyes. He is about 6’2″ tall and weighs 190 pounds, the sheriff’s office said. Jones may be wearing a black wool coat.
Go figure, a car ran over stuff that was in the middle of the road …
The WAPO reports that the memorial for Michael Brown was destroyed overnight. Individuals are saying that a car intentionally destroyed it. Really, how would they know that? Are these the same folks that said Brown was a “gentle giant,” had his hands up and was shot in the back? The memorial sits in the middle of a street near the Canfield Green apartment complex, where Brown was shot and killed. A note to those who made the memorial, it would have a longer life cycle if maybe you did it on the sidewalk instead of the middle of the road, just a thought. Better hope it doesn’t snow, or will they say the snow plow trucks intentionally destroyed the memorial as well?
People hurriedly cleaned and rebuilt a memorial to Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Friday morning after they said a car intentionally destroyed it.
Flowers, signs and other mementos, left in remembrance of the 18-year-old who was killed in a police shooting in August, were scattered throughout the streets, stirring supporters who saw pictures on social media to gather to restore the makeshift shrine.
Officer Timothy Zoll, the Ferguson Police Department’s public relations officer, said that no crime had been reported in connection to the memorial’s destruction. He suggested that the department would look at any video of the incident, but he did not specify whether the department would investigate.
“I don’t know that a crime has occurred,” Zoll said Friday. “But a pile of trash in the middle of the street? The Washington Post is making a call over this?”
The memorial was rebuilt overnight. It is too bad these people were not more concerned with the individual’s businesses that were vandalized, looted and burned to the ground following the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown,as they are a memorial built in the middle of the street.
North Korea can threaten US with nukes and makes no news, but call Obama a monkey and all hell breaks loose.
North Korea calls President Barack Obama an individual who always goes “reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest.” North Korea is blaming the United States for their recent internet blackout and blaming Obama of forcing Sony to release “The Interview” . North Korea has done it now, Al Sharpton will be on their tail.
North Korea called President Barack Obama “a monkey” and blamed the US on Saturday for shutting down its internet services amid the hacking row over The Interview
North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyber-attack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an assassination of its leader Kim Jong-un. After Sony Pictures initially called off the release in a decision criticized by Obama, the movie has opened this week.
On Saturday, the North’s powerful National Defense Commission, the country’s top governing body led by Kim, said that Obama was behind the release of The Interview. It described the movie as illegal, dishonest and reactionary.
“Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest,” an unidentified spokesman at the commission’s policy department said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.
It wasn’t the first time North Korea has used crude insults against Obama and other top U.S. and South Korean officials. Earlier this year, North Korea called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a “hideous” lantern jaw and South Korean President Park Geun-hye a prostitute. In May, the North’s official news agency published a dispatch saying Obama has the “shape of a monkey.”
A State Department spokeswoman at the time called the North Korean dispatch “offensive and ridiculous and absurd.”
As NYC Mayor De Blasio Speaks at Funeral for Fallen NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos, Hundreds of Police Officers Turn Their Backs Outside the Church
100′S OF NYPD OFFICERS TURN THEIR BACKS ON MAYOR DE BLASIO AS HE SPOKE DURING THE FUNERAL …
As new York City Mayor Bill De Blasio gave a rather tepid and some what hollow eulogy during the funeral of murdered NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, hundreds of police officers turned their backs on de Blasio during his comments. Despite a desperate mayor’s, who has screwed up royally and lost the support of the NYPD, pleas to leave politics out of the funeral, hundreds of police showed their disdain for de Blasio. Hundreds of police officers turned their backs on a screen showing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he spoke at the funeral of one of two officers killed last week in what has been called an “assassination.”
A note to Mayor di Blasio, respect is not political, it is earned. You don’t get to cry racism and then say, just kidding.
This morning Vice-President Joseph Biden eulogized NYPD officer Rafael Ramos at the Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens, NY. As 25,000 police officers from New York, across the country and Canada looked on Biden talked of the slain hero police officer and gave thanks to the NYPD stating the following, “This is the finest police department in the world.” Biden would later add, the bullets that targeted the officers also “targeted the city, and (they) touched the soul of an entire nation.”
There are many individuals including President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and NYC Mayor De Blazio better find it in their hearts and heads that what Biden said was so very true.
“I’m sure I speak for the whole nation when I say our hearts ache for you,” Biden told the family during the service.
He noted how an expected 25,000 officers were surrounding the church in solemnity and added how they “will stand with you for the rest of your life.
“Its an uncommon fraternity,” Biden said.
Biden referred to how Ramos — known to those close to him as Ralph — was gunned down December 20 along with fellow Officer Wenjian Liu as they sat parked in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The pair were assassinated, according to Bratton, simply because of the uniform they wore.
Today we pay tribute to Officer Ramos and Officer Wenjian Liu,” Biden said.
About police officers, he said: “Thank God for them.”
“Amen,” some in the church said.
“This is the finest police department in the world,” Biden added, drawing applause.
He added that the bullets that targeted the officers also “targeted the city, and (they) touched the soul of an entire nation.”
Police Officers Gather to Remember Slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos … Watch Funeral VIDEO Live Streaming
GOD BLESS OFFICER RAFAEL RAMOS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND MAY YOU REST IN ETERNAL PEACE …
This morning thousands of police officers have gathered at the Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens, NY to pay their respects and honor one of their own who was gunned down in the line of duty. It is believed that 20 to 25,000 police officers from New York and around the United States will attend the funeral.
“What happened to my father was a tragedy,” Ramos’ son, Justin, said in a tearful eulogy viewed by hundreds of officers in the street who watched on giant television screens outside the crowded Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens. “But his death will not be in vain.”
Ramos, a 40-year-old married father of two, was studying to become a pastor and kept Bible study books in his locker, his commanding officer said.
Ramos leaves a wife, Maritza, and sons Justin and Jaden, the latter of whom recounted how he had to say goodbye to his father in an emotional Facebook post.
“(H)e was the best father I could ask for,” Jaden wrote after the shooting. “It’s horrible that someone gets shot dead just for being a police officer. Everyone says they hate cops but they are the people that they call for help. I will always love you and I will never forget you. RIP Dad.”
Justin, the older brother, spoke at his father’s wake at the church Friday, according to CNN affiliate NY 1.
“My father was a man of character. He was a selfless man,” the college sophomore said. “He always went above and beyond for his family, constantly putting everyone before himself. Dad, I’m forever grateful for the sacrifices you made to provide for me and Jaden.”
THE FUNERAL OF RAFAEL RAMOS – SAYING FAREWELL TO A NYPD HERO
Watch the funeral LIVE of office Ramos
UPDATE I: Police from New England show up in force to honor and celebrate the life of officer Rafael Ramos.
UPDATE II: Yesterday’s Wake for Officer Ramos:
A sea of blue flooded the streets around a Queens church Saturday morning — thousands of police waiting to pay respects for one of two New York officers who lost their lives in the line of duty last weekend.
More than 25,000 police officers are expected at Christ Tabernacle Church in the Glendale neighborhood for the funeral of Rafael Ramos, the New York City police officer murdered one week ago.
A funeral service and procession for Ramos, 40, will start at 10 a.m. at the church, where he was a 14-year member. A police honor guard took his casket into the church.
Search Continues for 60 Year Old Hiker Jim Griffin Missing Since 12/22/14 in Olympic National Park in Washington State
60 year old Jim Griffin has been missing since December 22, 2014 when he went for what is believed to be a day hike at Olympic National Park in Washington state. Friends of Griffin reported him overdue when he did not arrive at a dinner party on Wednesday Christmas Eve. Griffin’s backpack was found Thursday about a half-mile from the Olympic Hot Springs trailhead.
A 60-year-old Port Angeles man has been missing in Olympic National Park since he went on a day hike on Monday.
Park officials told The Peninsula Daily News a backpack belonging to the hiker was found in the Olympic Hot Springs Trail area, but there were no other signs of him.
Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes says friends of Jim Griffin reported him overdue when he did not arrive at a dinner party on Christmas Eve. His car was found at the Olympic Hot Springs trail head.
His car was found parked at the Olympic Hot Springs trailhead.
“It’s a 2½ mile walk into the hot springs,” Maynes said.
“We understand that this is a place he enjoys going to quite a bit.”
No photo of him was immediately available. Maynes said park officials are seeking one.
Three people searched Wednesday night, Maynes said.
They began at about 10 p.m. or 11 p.m., she said, and spent the night in the field before searching until noon on Christmas Day.