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    Nurse Saves Life of Injured Motorcycle Officer

    Nurse Saves Life of Injured Motorcycle Officer
    CARY, NC - Traffic was thick but fluid Friday evening when Jessica Elliott saw a Cary motorcycle police officer accelerate toward the Morrisville-Carpenter Road and N.C. 55 intersection. From three cars back, Elliott in her GMC pickup saw his life flash before her eyes in a blink. As Officer Chad Penland sped through the intersection with sirens and lights blaring, a ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +76
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    Badge Deflects Bullet, Saves Tenn. Cop Shot During Traffic Stop

    Badge Deflects Bullet, Saves Tenn. Cop Shot During Traffic Stop
    OAKLAND, Tenn. — New, heavier badges used by the Oakland police this year may have saved one officer’s life. Officer Joshua Smith's new badge was hit during gunfire exchange at a traffic stop on Thursday, keeping the bullet from striking his body. Oakland Police Chief Keith Hogwood said the officer was wearing his bullet-proof vest, but it was the badge that ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +73
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    MD Trooper Breaks Leg In Foot Pursuit; Still Makes Arrest

    MD Trooper Breaks Leg In Foot Pursuit; Still Makes Arrest
    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police said a trooper who broke his leg during a foot chase still managed to make the arrest. Trooper First Class Jeremy Tindal stopped a car Sunday evening for allegedly speeding on Interstate 270. Police said that when a 22-year-old passenger acted suspiciously, Tindal ordered him out for a pat-down. Police say a plastic bag ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +70
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    Undercover Cop Shoots Gang Member In Sting

    Undercover Cop Shoots Gang Member In Sting
    NEW YORK - A reputed Bloods member was shot to death by an undercover cop Thursday when a drug sting in the Bronx led to a life-or-death gun fight, police said. Nelson (Boss) Reeves, 17, had arranged to sell the undercover cop $20 of crack at an apartment building in Crotona around 11:20 a.m., police said. But once they got inside ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +69
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    Officer Risks His Own Life to Save Fellow Officer

    The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has announced the selection of Officer Matthew Medeiros of the Boynton Beach (FL) Police Department as its Officer of the Month for January 2010. The Medal of Valor is the highest honor a police department can give one of its officers for gallantry in action. It is only fitting that the first ever ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +69
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    Cop Killer Sentenced to Death

    Cop Killer Sentenced to Death
    GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A Maryland man convicted of killing a Delaware police officer in 2009 was sentenced to death Friday by a judge who described him as a dangerous career criminal. Derrick Powell of Cumberland, Md., hung his head but said nothing after Judge. T. Henley Graves imposed the death penalty for the September 2009 murder of Georgetown patrolman Chad ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +66
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    28 State Troopers Called Back to Work

    28 State Troopers Called Back to Work
    LANSING, Mich. - Twenty-eight Michigan State Police troopers laid off almost six months ago are being called back to work, thanks to an infusion of federal stimulus money. State police say in a statement Friday that the troopers will be recalled Jan. 11 and will return to their previous work sites. [widget:news__academies] About of 100 troopers were laid off June 28 ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +65
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    Off-Duty Cop Dressed As Clown Kills Teen Robber

    CHICAGO - An off-duty Chicago police officer dressed up as a clown for a South Side fundraiser shot and killed a teen who held him at gunpoint tonight after the event, authorities said. The officer, who is assigned to the Near North police district, was in his clown outfit for a fundraiser for a day-care business. The event, attended by a ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +64
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    Dugard's Kidnapper Sentenced to 431 Years

    Dugard's Kidnapper Sentenced to 431 Years
    PLACERVILLE, Calif. — The couple who kidnapped Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991 and held her captive for nearly two decades were sentenced to prison yesterday, after listening to angry and emotionally wrought statements from the victim and her family. Philip Garrido, 60, received a term of 431 years in prison. His wife, Nancy, 55, was sentenced to 36 years to life. ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +63
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    Wounded Cop Drills 2 Suspects in Shootout

    Wounded Cop Drills 2 Suspects in Shootout
    A heroic off-duty Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority cop got into a Wild West-style shootout yesterday with four armed thugs who tried to rob a Brooklyn auto-body shop - blasting two of the suspects, authorities said. The brave cop, Officer Anthony Pressly, 39, was shot in the shoulder during the gun battle, but was not seriously wounded, law-enforcement sources said. "He's ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +62
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    Man Posing as Police Officer Pulls Over Undercover Detective

    Man Posing as Police Officer Pulls Over Undercover Detective
    DALTONA security guard who apparently wanted to play police officer pulled over the wrong person Tuesday, according to Dalton police. James Dale Smith, 58, an employee of J.J.K. Security in Chattanooga, turned on his strobe light and tried to stop a car on Shugart Road shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, police spokesman Bruce Frazier said in a news release. What Smith ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +62
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    Cops Smash Obstinate Driver's Window at DUI Stop [Vid]

    Cops Smash Obstinate Driver's Window at DUI Stop [Vid]
    SAN DIEGO -- Just two days ago, the Escondido Police Department issued 16 citations after stopping more than 600 drivers at a DUI checkpoint, but Thursday there is word that a stop back in February that was captured on video will be the focus of a court case this summer. Escondido Police smashed the window of a car during a February ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +61
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    Election Official Dismissed After Refusing Armed Officer His Right to Vote

    Election Official Dismissed After Refusing Armed Officer His Right to Vote
    BANGOR, Maine — A city election official who refused to allow an armed, uniformed Bangor police officer to vote last week will not be working at the polls for the remainder of the 2010 elections. Bangor City Clerk Patti Dubois, who is in charge of staffing the city’s lone polling place, the Bangor Civic Center, confirmed Monday that Wayne Mallar, a ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +61
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    Journalist Comes to Defense of Police Salaries

    Journalist Comes to Defense of Police Salaries
    BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - The suits at The Star-Ledger made a huge display of reporting last weekend that New Jersey police salaries are the highest in the land. To paraphrase a man who puts his life on the line every day to protect his community: Does a bullet feel any different if it's fired in, say, Lyndhurst, than it does in ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +60
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    Man Taunts Police Via Facebook; Leads Officers to Him

    NEW YORK -- A fugitive from upstate New York who taunted police on his Facebook page to 'catch me if you can. I'm in Brooklyn' has been arrested. The Daily News says U.S. marshals and NYPD detectives tracked Victor Burgos down to an apartment in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood Monday night, sitting at his computer with his Facebook page open. The 29-year-old ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +60
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    Ret. Marine Risks Life to Save Fallen Man on Train Tracks

    Ret. Marine Risks Life to Save Fallen Man on Train Tracks
    ARLINGTON, Va. - Metro has released a video of a man who jumped onto the tracks to save a complete stranger in August. The video shows a man who has a medical emergency falling onto the tracks at the Virginia Square-GMU station. As people on both sides of the tracks are seen waving to get the attention of Metro workers, the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +60
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    SWAT Team Cleared In Deadly Raid

    SWAT Team Cleared In Deadly Raid
    PIMA COUNTY, AZ - The five SWAT officers who shot and killed 26-year-old Jose Guerena while serving a search warrant May 5 have been cleared of any wrongdoing. The Pima County Regional SWAT team members -from four law enforcement agencies in the county - were justified in using deadly force against Guerena, according to an investigation by the Pima County Attorney's ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +60
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    Fabled SEAL Team 6 Ends Hunt for bin Laden

    Fabled SEAL Team 6 Ends Hunt for bin Laden
    WASHINGTON--Navy SEALs are being told to keep the details to themselves after the military special operations group killed Osama bin Laden in an overnight raid in Pakistan early Monday. The Navy officer in charge of the elite unit told his troops Monday that they should be proud but keep quiet about it. In an email message obtained by The Associated Press, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +59
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    VIDEO: Officer Attacked While Booking Inmate

    VIDEO: Officer Attacked While Booking Inmate
    CLEVELAND - Apparently, Anthony Thomas, 29, of Cleveland, was not happy about being arrested on charges of contempt of court on drunken driving and driving under suspension. After Officer William Witt removed Thomas' handcuffs to begin the booking process, Thomas jumped over the counter and started punching Witt. According to reports, as the two grappled, Witt said he could feel Thomas ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +57
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    Two Men Charged In Shooting Of Detective

    Two Men Charged In Shooting Of Detective
    MIAMI - When two gunmen tried to rob a New York City detective vacationing in Miami Beach last weekend, he fought back hard. The veteran of 27 years on the force opened fire, wounding both attackers who accosted him and also shot him in the courtyard of a hotel on Collins Avenue. Those details of the events during Saturday’s attempted hold-up ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +56
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