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Woman's estranged husband kills heroic police officer

The police officer who captured John C. Salvi III here after his shooting rampage at abortion clinics was killed while protecting a woman from her estranged husband.

Officer William H. Burtt was off-duty and in plainclothes when he drove Carla Tory to an office park in Virginia Beach on Tuesday morning. Police said the woman had asked Burtt for protection.Her ex-husband, Michael E. Tory, confronted her in the parking lot and fired several shots through the passenger window of the van, hitting Burtt, police said.

Burtt, 40, died at a hospital. Carla Tory was not hurt. Michael E. Tory surrendered to police the next day and was charged with murder.