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Fallen Jefferson County deputy honored with motorcycle run

The support to his family and friends has been outpouring, especially on Saturday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It has been nearly two months since Deputy Brandon Shirley died, in what Metro Police called a targeted attack on Aug. 5.

The support to his family and friends has been outpouring, especially on Saturday.

“These people on these motorcycles are some of the most generous people you’ll meet in your life,” Rex Spalding, an organizer, said.

A group of bikers made noise across the Metro, and at an auction, raised money for the Brandon Shirley Foundation.

“This is all about Brandon Shirley and the family and we are going to make as much money for the foundation as we can,” Craig Bailey said.

And the Shirley family is happy to hear that as they wait for the words that will help them truly heal – to hear their son’s killer has been arrested.

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Video shows California deputy kicking suspect in head [Video]

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California sheriff’s deputy is under criminal investigation after he was recorded on video kicking a pursuit suspect in the head while the man appeared to be surrendering. 

The San Bernardino County deputy, who was not named, has been placed on paid administrative leave, the Sun newspaper reported.

“This incident raises concerns. I expect my deputies to remain professional while engaging the public,” Sheriff John McMahon said in a statement.

The suspect was riding a motorcycle early Wednesday when he failed to pull over for a traffic stop and led the deputy on a high-speed chase on Interstate 15 and surface streets near Victorville, the newspaper said. He eventually ditched the motorcycle and hid at a car dealership. 

Video obtained by the website TMZ shows a man emerging from underneath a car, putting his hands up and then getting on his knees. The man begins

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Motorcycle deputy injured in crash involving semi-truck in Valencia

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department motorcycle deputy was injured in a crash Wednesday morning involving a semi-trailer truck in the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita.

The crash was reported around 7:20 a.m. near the intersection of McBean Parkway and Creekside Road, according to the sheriff’s department.

“Apparently, there’s a semi truck, 18-wheeler, did a left-hand turn right in front and failed to yield for the oncoming traffic, the motorcycle, and it was a head-on collision,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.

The motorcycle deputy, assigned to the sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley Station, was taken to a hospital in serious condition. He was on duty at the time of the crash, the sheriff’s department reported.

 Villanueva identified the deputy as Chad Perrigo.

“It’s going to be a long

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Funeral held for L.A. County deputy who ‘made his own path’

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department motorcycle Deputy Thomas Albanese, who was killed in a collision in a Lakewood intersection last month while attempting to make a traffic stop, was eulogized Friday as a man who loved his job.

Albanese, 41, a seven-year veteran of the department and married father of 7- and 11-year-old sons, was attempting to pull over a black sedan just before 9 a.m. Feb. 25 when he was killed at the intersection of Paramount and Del Amo boulevards.

Pallbearers carrying casket of Deputy Thomas Albanese of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Pallbearers carry the casket of Albanese at Calvary Chapel Golden Springs in Diamond Bar.

(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Albanese was northbound on Paramount Boulevard when a silver Mercedes-Benz, which was westbound on Del Amo Boulevard, struck him in the intersection. He was thrown from his motorcycle and died at the scene.

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served four tours of duty in Iraq, Albanese joined the

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