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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Russian Police Officers Zelemkhan Kokorkhoev and Zurab Daurbekov [End of Watch: December 31, 2019]

            Let us remember the two Russian Police Officers, Zelemkhan Kokorkhoev and Zurab Daurbekov who were murdered on New Year’s Eve. 

 Zelemkhan Kokorkhoev and Zurab Daurbekov

Two police officers have been killed after two Islamic terrorists launched a New Year’s Eve attack in Russia.

Mikail Miziyev, 18, and Akhmed Imagozhev, 22, attacked a police checkpoint in Magan, near the border with Georgia, shortly before the clocks struck midnight.

Zelemkhan Kokorkhoev, 34, a married father of four, died after being run over by a Lada Granta driven by the two men and then stabbed.

His partner, officer Zurab Daurbekov, was then attacked and stabbed to death.

CCTV captured the moment the men launched their attack, speeding towards Kokorkhoev as he stood on the sidewalk before striking him.

The men can then be seen jumping out of their car and running towards a nearby police patrol car where Daurbekov is sitting.

The officer is pulled out of his vehicle and then stabbed to death as he lies on the pavement nearby.

In the meantime, more officers arrive before opening fire on the terrorists, shooting Miziyev dead..

Imagozhev, a Russian arm wrestling champion, was also shot in the confrontation but was not killed and is now in hospital.

An image of the pair posing with knives was then uncovered on social media.

A message reading ‘love and hatred based on Tawhid!’ – referring to the central concept of the Islamic faith – was written underneath.


Monday, December 30, 2019


            Let us not forget Lauren Burk every year on December 30 and March 4 every year. We will not forget the way you live on this earth. This year, we will remember her on her 30th birthday.

Lauren Burk 
(December 30, 1989 to March 4, 2008)

Lauren was born in Marietta, Georgia, the daughter of James and Vivian Burk. She graduated from Walton High School, and was a freshman student at Auburn University, where she was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority and played lacrosse. She met her boyfriend, Sean McQuade, in high school and both attended Auburn where one of her favorite songs was Coldplay's "(Don't Panic) Beautiful World." She was found mortally wounded on the road, and later passed away at East Alabama Medical Center. Friends described Lauren as "well-liked by everyone, a very good student, always smiling, always laughing and happy." She is survived by her parents; sister, Jacklyn; and brother, Chad. 

Lauren Burk 
(December 30, 1989 to March 4, 2008)