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Heroes Day honors local first responders

Heroes Day honors local first responders

Several selected for their courageous actions.

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Tucson heroes celebrated at Thursday event

Tucson heroes celebrated at Thursday event

A police officer, an EMT and a member of the U.S. Border Patrol will be honored Thursday at the sixth annual Heroes Day ceremony.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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At tribute, reminders of danger

At tribute, reminders of danger

After being shot in the head at a residential burglary call in November, Tucson police Sgt. Robert Carpenter thought he was going to die.

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At tribute, reminders of danger

At tribute, reminders of danger

Sgt. Robert Carpenter, recovering from being shot in the head, said during the Police Department's Annual Fallen Officer Memorial on Wednesday that he aims to return to work because "because my extended family of officers needs me as much as I need them."

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Killer of Officer Hite gets life behind bars

Killer of Officer Hite gets life behind bars

David "Nick" Delich, who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia years before he killed Tucson police officer Erik Hite, was sentenced Monday in Pima County Superior Court. He had already entered a plea agreement that guarantees he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

May 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Killer of Officer Hite gets life behind bars

Killer of Officer Hite gets life behind bars

David "Nick" Delich, middle, listens to the proceedings with lawyer Stanton Bloom, right. Delich, who's been deemed mentally incompetent, received over 91 years in custody at Arizona State Hospital, with life in prison possible at some point.

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Killer of Officer Hite gets life behind bars

Killer of Officer Hite gets life behind bars

At right, Nohemy Hite, widow of Officer Erik Hite, explains to the court how her husband's killing left her devastated.

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Delich sentenced for killing Tucson police officer Hite

Delich sentenced for killing Tucson police officer Hite

Under the terms of the plea, Nick Delich will spend the next 91.5 years in the state hospital. If, during that time, the doctors find he is no longer seriously mentally ill he will be transferred to the state prison to start serving a life term, with the possibility of release after 25 years.

April 30, 2012 3:25 pm

Assault charge dismissed against cop killer

Nick Delich is a little more than two weeks away from being sentenced for the June 2008 death of TPD Officer Erik Hite. Prosecutors took care of what amounts to a footnote in the case recently, with no fanfare.

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Man who killed Tucson police officer pleads guilty

Man who killed Tucson police officer pleads guilty

Nearly four years after ambushing and killing a Tucson police officer and trying to kill several others, David "Nick" Delich, 29, pleaded guilty to first degree murder on Friday.

February 17, 2012 4:07 pm
Officer Erik Hite's widow founds day-care center

Officer Erik Hite's widow founds day-care center

The widow of slain Tucson police Officer Erik Hite looked for a way to give back to the law enforcement community that rallied around her following her husband's death in 2008.

February 12, 2012 12:00 am
Officer Erik Hite's widow founds day-care center

Officer Erik Hite's widow founds day-care center

Teacher aide Anita Stone checks the diaper of an infant in the nursery at the day-care facility opened by Nohemy Hite for law enforcement and military families.

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Fallen local officer gets award from state's Elks

The Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award was posthumously awarded to Tucson police officer Erik Hite at last month's 94th Mid-Year Convention of the Arizona Elks Association.

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