Gilberto Blanco (4511)

11/13/2008: Mexican immigrant and day laborer Blanco was observed in public wielding a folding chair like an ax, although not harming anything. He swung the chair at responding officer, brushing her, and was fatally shot once through the heart in response. Forensic evidence did not support the police story. Both responding officers were named Cop of the Year.

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