On November 30, 2012, Maurice Foy, U.S. Probation Officer for the Eastern District of North Carolina, was presented the 2012 Mark A. Sneberger Line Officer of the Year Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region. He also received the highest national recognition, the Richard F. Doyle Award. Chief U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III, and Chief U.S. Probation Officer James Corpening joined FPPOA Mid-Atlantic Region President, Julie Rosa, in the courtroom ceremony. U.S. Probation Officer Foy was selected from other outstanding nominees for several reasons. Officer Foy is an excellent example of a service driven staff member. His dedication to duty and exceptional performance is evident through his interaction with coworkers and offenders. Officer Foy works closely with offenders to maximize their opportunities for success. He has embraced the fundamentals of evidence-based practices and serves as an MRT facilitator, STARR Coach, HOPE Officer for the Reentry/Drug Court, Low Intensity Supervision Program Assistant, and a facilitator for our Employment Workshop. Officer Foy consistently maintains a positive demeanor and demonstrates his dedication to the court and the U.S. Probation Office. The image of U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services is enhanced by the work of Officer Foy.
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OKLAHOMA CITY - Details about the cold-blooded slaughter of an Oklahoma probation officer is shedding light on what experts say can be a dangerous profession.
Midwest City Police say 32-year-old Jeff McCoy was beaten, shot and killed Friday during a probation and parole visit.
Police say McCoy's killer is 21-year-old Midwest City High School graduate Lester Kinchion. Police say Kinchion wasn't even the person probation officer McCoy was visiting Friday, when police say Kinchion began his rampage. A local criminal expert has some ideas about what went down in Midwest City.
MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -- Police say an Oklahoma probation officer was beaten and then shot dead on a neighborhood street Friday in Midwest City.
Police say 32-year-old Jeff McCoy was making a mandatory visit to a house on the 1400 block of Maple Drive just before noon, when he got into a dispute with 21-year-old Lester Kinchion, the roommate of the person McCoy had gone to see.
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On August 31, 2011, Tiffany Danielle Bishop, the 24 year-old daughter of Northern District of Georgia Chief Probation Officer Tom Bishop, passed away while attending training as a State of Georgia probation officer.
WASHINGTON – Despite a national campaign focused on police safety, the number of officers killed in the line of duty will increase for the second consecutive year, largely because of an alarming spike in ambush-style attacks, a Justice Department review found.
On September 22, 1986, United States Probation Officer Thomas E. Gahl was killed in the line of duty in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was a Monday morning, not unlike any other Monday morning Tom had experienced in his previous 11 years as a probation officer. That morning, Tom was visiting the home of parolee Michael Wayne Jackson. Tom arrived at the home at approximately 8:15. After not being able to contact Jackson, Tom turned to leave the residence, but Jackson ambushed Tom and shot him three times with a sawed off shotgun. An 11 day manhunt ensued, ending with Jackson taking his own life in Wright City, Missouri.