00:39 "The Bryant Police Department said the man opened fire on the officers when they
arrived, striking one of them. Other officers returned fire when the man came out of apartment
holding a shotgun and refused to drop it, Arkansas State Police said. The man, identified by
state police as 24-year-old Austin Chase Swindle, was killed."
01:51 "They say the suspect called the police and told them that he was going to kill the next
person he saw. Officers approached the man and started giving him commands. He raised his
hands and officers saw something that appeared to be a weapon and that's when police say two
officers shot at the man."
03:05 "The suspect, 23-year-old Bradley Cutchens, was threatening to commit suicide before
police were called. When officers arrived, Cutchens was walking around carrying a weapon
before Officer Yoh exited his car. Cutchens opened fire on Yoh hitting him multiple times while
Yoh and other officers fired back killing Cutchens."
04:01 "A former Plymouth man accused of shooting a police officer in Maine over the weekend
was previously charged with shooting his mother's boyfriend and assaulting a police officer in
Plymouth, though both charges were later dropped."
07:39 "During the struggle, Ward punched the officer in the face. Ward was then able to sweep
around the officer with his arm and began to choke him. According to witnesses, Ward used his
free hand to go for the officer's firearm. The officer broke free when another officer struck Ward
with a baton. Officers were then able to wrestle Ward to the ground and take him into custody."
09:12 "The ceremony honoring Sergeant Stauffer was held at Tupelo Police Headquarters, next
to a cross and plaque memorializing the officer's sacrifice. Stauffer's partner, Joseph Maher was
also shot, but survived and is working in another Northeast Mississippi city."
12:57 "Carey commended both Loynd and Whitcomb, and said, 'The first person each of them
thought about was the other. It was nothing short of heroic. Loynd for tossing Whitcomb his first
aid pack in the midst of the danger, and Whitcomb for calling out to warn Loynd that Le was
armed with a knife.'"
In this episode of the National Police Association Podcast, several officer-involved shootings
leave a trail of bodies and injuries in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Maine. Reports indicate some
suspects were suicidal while others have a recorded history of violence.
In Visalia, another violent suspect was sentenced to life behind bars for the attempted murder of
a police officer.
Meanwhile, cities honor the heroic actions of its officers. Sgt. Gale Stauffer, who was gunned
down 6 years ago after investigating a robbery, is honored by Tupelo City. Erving police officer
James Loynd received the Franklin County Chiefs of Police Recognition Award after saving the
life of a fellow officer and that of a mother and her children when he brought to justice the
suspect who stole a car and repeatedly stabbed the officer.
00:17 Suicidal Arkansas man who fired shotgun at cops is killed
01:32 OSBI responds to Sapulpa Motel officer-involved shooting
02:52 Ozark: Officer in ICU makes recovery
04:00 Maine shooter also shot mom's boyfriend, beat him with a baseball bat
06:22 Visalia: Jury finds attempted cop killer guilty and sentenced to life in prison
08:15 Tupelo honors police sergeant killed 6 years ago
10:23 Erving Officer James Loynd receives the Franklin County Chiefs of Police Recognition