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Updated: Brentwood Officer Injured in Kohl’s Parking Lot Incident

by ECT

An officer was injured in what appears to be an attempted shoplifting that resulted in a fight of some sort around 3:00 pm Monday May 7. The suspect was detained after trying to steal merchandise from Kohl’s, however, a struggle occurred where the officer sustained a leg injury. The suspect then fled on foot where he attempted to carjack a vehicle but was unsuccessful.

The injured officer was taken away via ambulance and is expected to be okay. Brentwood police described it as a “moderate” injury but did not clarify.

The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Brentwood resident, Temu Jabari Curry was later captured and police found a bloody white shirt on a trail. There was also another brief struggle during the arrest. Officers were also searching for a gun of some sort within the Kohls parking lot.

According to a source, Curry will be booked with felony battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. Petty theft will also be included but that is the least of Curry’s worries. He has been booked Martinez.

Check back for details as we will be updating this story when more information is available, however, here are some pictures of the scene.

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JimSimmons42 May 7, 2013 - 5:51 pm

Great work Brentwood and Antioch PD for catching this scumbag. As usual Burk, you are on this like a hawk. Great shots and wish the officer well during a full recovery

Barbara DuMont May 7, 2013 - 6:12 pm

Damn! Hopefully it isn’t a serious injury.

B-Wood May 7, 2013 - 6:58 pm


Thanks again for reporting (with pictures) on real time news. Probably will take the Press a few days to get this out, and even at that I doubt they will have the amazing photos. You are doing a great job and as a resident I appreciate it!!

Hope the officer is ok. We wish him a full recovery.

Traci C May 7, 2013 - 6:58 pm

There is nothing in the Times or Press on this incident. Thank you for providing real news because I was wondering why 500 cops (yes sarcastic) were swarming to Lone Tree this afternoon. Hope the officer is okay and all of them are heros.

Former Chamber Member May 7, 2013 - 7:05 pm

B-Wood, you give the the Press too much credit. They doesn’t cover this type of stuff, they are a fluff paper who is more focused on becomming a glorified penny saver. I like this site because its real news.

Great job to all the officers. To the injured officer, I wish him a speedy recovery and hope he can beat up more bad guys in the future.

burkforoakley May 7, 2013 - 7:08 pm

@Former Chamber Member,

I disagree with your statement about the Press and I happen to like their writers. They provide information that you may not like to read, but it does provide some value to local businesses seeking coverage. Please be respectful to what they are trying to accomplish as their news and my news are two different genres.

Jill Thompson 55 May 7, 2013 - 7:10 pm

I understand you are trying to provide news, but do you really need to post pictures of an officer down? Bad taste Mr. Burkholder

Cmf987 May 7, 2013 - 8:42 pm


Joe Firefighter May 7, 2013 - 7:19 pm


Burkholder is correct in showing this because it highlights the dangers of the job everyday an officer or public safety employee puts on their uniform. Worth every darn penny of their salary and pension!

If the officer was seriously injured which looks like a knee injury, I doubt Burkholder would post an image that was not edited with the face blured out like he does on all other accidents. People need to see the boys in blue risk their life in any community.

Barbara DuMont May 7, 2013 - 7:32 pm

You need to see the danger of this job. It is a fantasy that if a police officer yells “Stop, police” the bad guy will stop and politely place his hands behind his back to be cuffed. Some people do not want to go to jail and will fight like hell, down and dirty to keep from being cuffed. Officers get hurt, sometime seriously. Hopefully this is not a career ending injury.

Looking for honor and not finding it here May 8, 2013 - 5:42 pm

How exactly does showing a close up of the Officers face while being loaded into the ambulance help anyone in any way? His face could have been blurred, and not affected the facts of the story in any way. How would you like it if say, your house caught on fire, and you were out front crying and lamenting the loss of lifetime of valuables as they burn up, and maybe a beloved pet, or worse… and SNAP-FLASH, there is Burke with his camera “catching the moment of the news” in your face. Posting your personal grief all over the internet? How would you feel then? Sure, this isn’t the same thing, but, then again where does the line of good taste versus news get drawn? I for one wish we could step back away from the line Burke draws with regard to faces of people in bad situations.

burkforoakley May 8, 2013 - 6:17 pm

Why do you get to decide what is good taste or not? My site, I get to decide what is posted or not. For the record, I do blur a majority of the victims in incidents. The officer is a public figure, not joe citizen.

Looking for honor and not finding it here May 8, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Uh, I think everyone gets to decide what is good taste or not. Clearly we can see where you happen to fall in that decision.

Julio-Antioch May 7, 2013 - 7:24 pm

You are getting better all the time. I started reading some time last summer and think you do a great job.

Mark McBride May 7, 2013 - 7:59 pm

Burk…you owe me a beer! 😉

ECVsBrother May 7, 2013 - 8:06 pm

Glad the cop is ok. Good job on the dirtbag snag for the police. Burk your pictures are fine. As before you would have blurred out the real bad stuff.

Scumbag May 8, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Aw, the cop had a skinned knee. Does he need a band aid and mommy to kiss your boo boo?

Martha May 8, 2013 - 12:31 pm

Scumbag, what an apropos name. I pray the officer isn’t badly injured!

B-Wood May 8, 2013 - 1:09 pm

What a jerk! Scumbag, you have a lot to learn. Even the resident dumbass (ECV’s Brother) figured it out. Were you looking for a reaction or just proving that you are a real scumbag?

You succeeded in both.

Looking for honor and not finding it here May 8, 2013 - 5:34 pm

So, why’d you reply to him then?

B-Wood May 9, 2013 - 11:43 am

The same reason I am replying to you! (To help the “special needs” bloggers).

Looks like you might be the same guy…whining about nothing and looking for a reaction. Happy now?

Frank S May 8, 2013 - 2:03 pm

Great photos and I hope Temu Jabari Curry gets the max sentence.

Looking for honor and not finding it here May 8, 2013 - 5:27 pm

The change on this site is slowly decaying from well informed, community news to ambulance chasing and side of the road voyeurism. Sure, a BWPD Officer injured on the job is news, but not such that it requires close up shots of the officers face as he is loaded into the ambulance. Your presence on the scene to provide details of a descriptive nature can have some benefit to the community at large to keep us aware of the creeping crime near our town. How exactly does showing the Officers face help anyone? That officer has a family, and your “reporting” only caused additional anxiety and strife in an already stressful situation for that family. That is a fact that cannot be disputed, of course, you’d have to do some actual investigative reporting to find that out. 3 of your last 10 postings have been picture riddled spectacles of ambulance chasing. Not sure how helpful that is to the community, save for the rubber-necking voyeuristic nature of our “in your face right now” society that so many of you crave in your small minds.

You could have blurred the face of the Officer, and still had an effective report. Of course, that’s what professional reporters do out of thoughtful courtesy to the family of those involved. Why not consider the family and friends of those involved next time before you run your “newsworthy” pictures. It was people like you that had me leave the close proximity of the urban sprawl to come to Brentwood, and you’re doing your best to turn our town into that scene as well. How about you stick to taking pic’s of the CornFest and what happened at the Iron House Sanitation District Board meeting from now on, and leave the actual news reporting to the professionals.

burkforoakley May 8, 2013 - 6:20 pm

My site, my choice of what to post. It’s as simple as that. If you don’t like what is being posted, you do not have to read. This site provides news that is real, not fluff. This may not be the site for you. If you want to talk about it further, contact me and don’t use an alias.

Looking for honor and not finding it here May 8, 2013 - 7:15 pm

Not a chance. So here is the root of my argument: Simple to blur a face. Easier to dodge that issue and divert the argument so that your site counter numbers rise. Like I said, this site has good, useful, community news. And it also has a significant increase in low grade, voyeuristic ambulance chasing. I don’t need to contact you and speak further on it. We can debate it right here.

And like everyone on the internet uses their real names. Sure… that’s a good idea. If I delve into ad hominem attacks on you, sure, ban me or moderate out my comments. Otherwise, who I actually am does not add anything to the argument. If this truly is a community site, then my comments should be heard, right alongside the sycophants who lay praise upon your feet, while hiding behind their aliases.

B-Wood May 9, 2013 - 12:01 pm

@ “Looking for honor and not finding it here”,

Oh the irony! You wrote; “It was people like you that had me leave the close proximity of the urban sprawl to come to Brentwood, and you’re doing your best to turn our town into that scene as well.”

Freaking hysterical. You failed to take credit that YOU and 40 thousand others like you “coming to Brentwood” is what made it one of the best examples urban sprawl. Or as you put it “that scene”.

I fail to see the connection of Burks timely reporting and urban sprawl. Talk about grasping for straws! Yep, you are entitled to your opinion, but if you want to be taken seriously you might try harder to focus your rhetoric. Burk’s variety of photos are what make this site what it is. In case you haven’t noticed we live in a era of camera/video phones where nothing is private or hands off anymore. Cops, firefighters and all emergency responders are keenly aware of this. Welcome to the new world, TMZ and reality tv.

I enjoy catching up to the minute daily news that Burk puts out, and I thank him for doing it. I guess if that makes me a sycophant in your mind then you won’t mind me labeling you a first class troll. I’m here, because I like it here. You are here why exactly? I’m thinking Narcissism?

Laura May 8, 2013 - 9:10 pm

Wow!!!! Looking for honor should go on another blog It is wasting Space on here

Looking for honor and not finding it here May 8, 2013 - 10:35 pm

Wow. You’ve grasped nothing of what I’m saying. Wow. Actually read what I say, understand it. Gain an appreciation for what others think, as I’m not the first here to remark on this story to point out the unnecessary use of posting pictures of the officer. Wow. Maybe then you’ll actually get what I’m saying. Wow. Get it. Wow. And your comment is a valuable resource to the community and mine is a waste? Wow.

JimSimmons42 May 9, 2013 - 9:17 am

Looking for Honor I see your point but disagree with it. You are entiteld to your opinion and so is Burk. It’s his site and I for one appreciate the uncensored news. If people see a car accident, maybe they think twice about speeding or running a red light or whatever the issue is, maybe it saves another life. If an officer is injured, maybe the public gains a better appreciation for our police. If a firefighter is shown on scene, maybe the public begins to better appreciate our firefighters. If you don’t like it, go somewhere else and complain.

Burk censored when he has to and I’ll be the first one to say he has crossed the line, but an officer on his cell phone is not an issue to me. You are entitled to your opinion, but I doubt it will drive change to Burk hiding behind an alias.

B-Wood May 9, 2013 - 11:40 am

Right on Jim! “Looking for Honor” just seems to be out to stir things up. Looks like he found the right place.

He is clearly in the minority and yet he is doing his best to act like he represents the majority. Opinions are funny that way.

I’m glad Burk posts these pictures. It lets me know what is really going on and certainly is not an invasion of anyone’s privacy. I guess “Looking for honor” doesn’t own a TV or watch the ten o’clock news.

Barbara DuMont May 9, 2013 - 1:42 pm

I asked my husband about the pictures and if he had a problem with them. Not at all. In fact there are probably a couple pixs of him (on duty) being placed in an ambulance. If it helps people to realize that the job is dangerous and that we (police officers) can and do get hurt doing the job, more power to it. As to this officer texting-I would bet the text was to family telling them that he was OK. Been there, received that text and phone calls.

Its simple-if you don’t like the pix and articles, don’t visit the site.

Cmf987 May 16, 2013 - 10:49 pm

@ Barbara DuMont – timing is everything. I agree with your hubsband but A day later, is better. An hour later, not so good. Information travels at lightening speed these days. No one wants to learn that their loved one has been hurt based on a news report. We ( we meaning me, selfishly) should be given a minute to contact out relatives personally. That’s all I ask.

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