Category Archives: Law enforcement

‘Better roll on this one’ – ‘Ray Ray’ Foster, 69, kept local reporters up-to-date on police radio traffic

(Editor’s note: Sad news, this one. “Ray Ray” Foster used to call into the newsroom at The Asheville Citizen-Times, where I worked, almost nightly when I was on the cops beat to tell me what he’d just heard on the

‘Better roll on this one’ – ‘Ray Ray’ Foster, 69, kept local reporters up-to-date on police radio traffic

(Editor’s note: Sad news, this one. “Ray Ray” Foster used to call into the newsroom at The Asheville Citizen-Times, where I worked, almost nightly when I was on the cops beat to tell me what he’d just heard on the

After O.J. Simpson acquittal, lead detective Philip Vannatter, 70, retired to a farm in small-town Indiana

SANTA CLARITA, Calif – Philip Vannatter, the Los Angeles police detective who led the investigation of the 1994 slayings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, has died. Vannatter died of complications from cancer Friday in Santa Clarita, his wife,

After O.J. Simpson acquittal, lead detective Philip Vannatter, 70, retired to a farm in small-town Indiana

SANTA CLARITA, Calif – Philip Vannatter, the Los Angeles police detective who led the investigation of the 1994 slayings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, has died. Vannatter died of complications from cancer Friday in Santa Clarita, his wife,

Mark Ivey, 61, was a long-time law enforcement officer in Western North Carolina mountains

(Editor’s note: Mark Ivey was chief deputy in Buncombe County, NC, when I started as cops reporter at The Asheville Citizen-Times. I came to admire his quiet authority and professorial mannerisms.) LEICESTER, NC – Mark Edward Ivey, 61, of Leicester

Mark Ivey, 61, was a long-time law enforcement officer in Western North Carolina mountains

(Editor’s note: Mark Ivey was chief deputy in Buncombe County, NC, when I started as cops reporter at The Asheville Citizen-Times. I came to admire his quiet authority and professorial mannerisms.) LEICESTER, NC – Mark Edward Ivey, 61, of Leicester