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In Memory of Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller

In Memory of Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller

By: CaseGuard

  Santa Cruz Loses Officer to Gunfire The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office announced on Saturday, June 6, 2020, that one of their deputies had been shot and killed. During a time of protests, a call had come in regarding a suspicious vehicle containing weapons and bomb-making equipment. Sgt. Gutzwiller answered the call. He and another deputy went to the location; the vehicle was said to be...

Jun 06, 2020
Forensics | The Rules, The Scene, and The Collection Process

Forensics | The Rules, The Scene, and The Collection Process

By: CaseGuard

  Frye and Daubert Law and science have always been uneasy partners. The stark differences between the two dates back to the fourteenth century. Now, in the twenty-first century, the disparities are coming into the light. The public view is changing and challenging how the legal system should continue to proceed into the future. As forensic sciences advanced, the legal system attempted to...

Jun 05, 2020
Your Privacy Amidst Global Pandemic

Your Privacy Amidst Global Pandemic

By: CaseGuard

  Potential State Legislation Affected In 2020 many states had legislation to push forward to initiate privacy laws for their state residents. Many states were attempting to follow the leadership of California, which passed comprehensive privacy legislation last year. The California Consumer Privacy Act or CCPA closely monitors the privacy rights of California residents and protects them with...

Jun 04, 2020
In Memory of Sheriff Andy Clark

In Memory of Sheriff Andy Clark

By: CaseGuard

  Missouri Sheriff Dies in Accident On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Missouri State Highway Patrol announced the loss of Dekalb County Sheriff Andy Clark. Sheriff Andy Clark was answering a call to assist another deputy near the intersection of Highway 36 and Highway M, near Osborne, Missouri. According to Missouri State Police, Sheriff Clark had his lights on and was driving toward the scene when he...

Jun 03, 2020
In Memory of Police Officer Efren Coronel

In Memory of Police Officer Efren Coronel

By: CaseGuard

  California Officer Dies from COVID19 The El Centro Police Department in California announced the death of one of their beloved officers on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Police Officer Efren Coronel, age 51, died from complications arising from contracting the coronavirus while on duty. He had fought against the virus for three weeks in a San Diego hospital before he lost the battle to the illness....

Jun 03, 2020
In Memory of Sergeant Stephen Williams

In Memory of Sergeant Stephen Williams

By: CaseGuard

  Alabama Police Officer Killed by Gun Violence Tuesday night, June 2, 2020, the Moody Police Department in Alabama announced the loss of one of their valued officers. Sergeant Stephen Williams was shot and killed by a suspect in a standoff at the Motel 8, located in the 2400 block of Moody Parkway. It was just after 9:30 p.m. when officers swarmed the motel due to a call of distress. No other...

Jun 02, 2020
Fingerprint Evidence | Is it Suitable for Trial Court

Fingerprint Evidence | Is it Suitable for Trial Court?

By: CaseGuard

  Crime Scene Investigation Despite the nail-biting drama of forensic television shows, crime scene investigation is not all that television and movies make it out to be. These types of shows have stirred a great deal of interest from the public and the criminal element alike. The science being used to solve a crime in less than 60 minutes creates the idea that forensics is as easy as looking...

Jun 01, 2020
In Memory of Police Officer Waldis "Jay" Johnson

In Memory of Police Officer Waldis "Jay" Johnson

By: CaseGuard

  Detroit Officer Shot in 2017 Dies from Injury On Sunday, May 31, 2020, Detroit Police Officer Waldis "Jay" Johnson died from injuries he received on April 30, 2017. He fought to survive and recover for just over two years, but the injuries were far too severe, and he was unable to pull through. On that fateful day in April, Officer Johnson was responding to a domestic violence call in the 10000...

May 31, 2020
In Memory of Deputy Constable Caleb Rule

In Memory of Deputy Constable Caleb Rule

By: CaseGuard

  A Tragedy of Mistaken Identity Friday, May 29, 2020, was a tragic night for the Rule family. Deputy Constable Caleb Rule was shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity. A deputy from the Fort Bend Sheriff's Office accidentally shot Rule in an area not covered by his vest. He was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. After arrival at the hospital, he succumbed...

May 29, 2020
In Memory of Detective John D. Songy

In Memory of Detective John D. Songy

By: CaseGuard

  Massachusetts Detective Dies from COVID19 Officials announced the loss of a long-serving Massachusetts officer from their ranks at the Rutland Police Department due to complications arising from COVID19 on Friday, May 29th, 2020. Detective John D. Songy, age 48, had served as a police officer in Massachusetts for over 14 years. He began his career with the Oakham Police Department, where he...

May 29, 2020

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