Police officer shot in the line of duty dies after 23 years in a vegetative state

A man who was shot in the head while serving as a police officer in 1997 passed away in Chiayi County yesterday, September 18, after surviving for 23 years in a post-coma unresponsive state. Lu Jin-quan (呂進全) was on patrol with colleague Liu Neng-yuan (劉能源) in Banqiao City, Taipei County (now Banqiao District, New Taipei City), on the evening of January 25, 1997, when two wanted men in a stolen taxi purposely rammed from behind the police scooter both officers

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Cop shot and injured attempting to disarm suspect during SWAT raid

A police officer was shot while attempting to disarm a suspect in Changhua County this morning, after a man faced police in a four-hour long standoff outside a small factory building. Officers from the Taichung City Investigation Bureau located the man in Changhua County during an investigation into an armed intimidation case that occurred in Taichung City on June 23. Investigation bureau officers and a team from one of Taiwan’s “Thunder Squad” special weapons and tactical response police units were

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Cop-killer arrested after 21-hour manhunt

A man suspected of shooting an off-duty police officer dead in Tainan City yesterday, was arrested in a mountain district of Kaohsiung City late last night, just 21 hours after committing the crime. [See previous article: “Off-duty cop shot dead in Tainan City.”] Mei Wen-kui (梅文魁), 48, was arrested at around 10:00pm in Neimen Township after the murdered police officer’s high school classmate, an officer named Du (杜), maneuvered his squad car beside the suspects vehicle, and collided with it

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Off-duty cop shot dead in Tainan City

An off-duty Criminal Investigation Bureau police officer was shot dead in a Tainan City karaoke bar in the early hours of the morning, after he ran into criminal with a long-standing grudge against him. Liu Sanrong (劉三榮), 45, went to the karaoke bar with two colleagues after finishing work yesterday evening. While Liu was enjoying drinks and singing with his friends, a man named Mei (梅) arrived with two friends. Knowing that Mei and Liu had grievances against each other,

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