‘Cops’ Crew Member Was Killed by Omaha Police During Filming


Screen shots from a surveillance video show an armed robbery in which a “Cops” crew member was accidently shot and killed by Omaha police on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (Credit: Omaha Police Department)

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A crew member for the TV show "Cops" died after he was shot by police while filming Omaha officers responding to an armed robbery Tuesday night, officials said Wednesday.

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said 38-year-old Bryce Dion was shot once during a shootout between three officers and a robber in a Wendy's restaurant.

It's "as if we lost one of our own," Schmaderer said. "He was an incredible man."

Dion, who handled the sound equipment for the show's cameraman, had been working with Omaha police on the show since June, police said.

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