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    Single Juror Spares Cop Killer's Life

    Single Juror Spares Cop Killer's Life
    CLAYTON - Todd Shepard went looking to murder a police officer on Halloween night 2008, found Sgt. Michael King sitting in his squad car off the Delmar Loop — and, to this day, doesn't regret shooting him in the head. King's family believes that Missouri has a death penalty for people like that. But a St. Louis County Circuit Court jury ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -130
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    Sheriff's Police Bust Chicago Prostitution Ring

    Sheriff's Police Bust Chicago Prostitution Ring
    CHICAGO - Using a Schaumburg hotel as a base of operations, Cook County sheriff's police say they busted a prostitution ring in the northwest suburbs that flew in women from across the country. Eight woman and a man were arrested and a "detailed ledger book of clients" was seized, according to the sheriff's office. The investigation was launched after residents complained ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +13
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    BP Agents Told to Stop Making Illegal Immigrant Arrests

    BP Agents Told to Stop Making Illegal Immigrant Arrests
    COCHISE COUNTY, AZ - An Arizona sheriff says U.S. Border Patrol officials have repeatedly told him they have been ordered to reduce -- at times even stop -- arrests of illegal immigrants caught trying to cross the U.S. border. Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever stated that a supervisor with the U.S. Border Patrol told him as recently as this month that ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -65
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    Vest Saves Ambushed Officer's Life, Shooter Killed

    Vest Saves Ambushed Officer's Life, Shooter Killed
    MOUNT ORAB, OH - Authorities say a Mount Orab man who had been booked and released on drunk driving charges returned to the police station and shot an officer in the back, then was fatally shot himself. Mount Orab Police Chief Bryan Mount says 61-year-old George Ruby of Mount Orab was killed about 4 a.m. Sunday. Patrolman Justin Conley was shot ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +223
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    Video Captures Territorial Pennsylvania Officers Brawl

    Video Captures Territorial Pennsylvania Officers Brawl
    COLWYN, PA -- In a bizarre territorial dispute, police officers from neighboring towns outside Philadelphia began brawling while a woman lay injured on the ground nearby, myFOXphilly.com revealed Thursday. Newly released video of the fracas shows officers from the Colwyn and Darby boroughs of Delaware County arguing over which police force should have responded to the incident. The confrontation happened last ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -128
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated +73
  • -86

    Chief Deputy Shot, Killed In Own Home By Suicidal Felon

    Chief Deputy Shot, Killed In Own Home By Suicidal Felon
    GREENE COUNTY, GA - A convicted felon shot and killed the Greene County chief deputy Sunday morning before turning the gun on himself, Sheriff Chris Houston said. Kevin Roberts, 48, answered the door of his Siloam home around 8:30 and was shot, Houston said. The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Sherman Ash Branch, then shot himself in the murder-suicide, Houston said. Investigators ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -86
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    Two Miami-Dade Officers Killed Serving Federal Warrant

    Two Miami-Dade Officers Killed Serving Federal Warrant
    MIAMI — A shootout erupted yesterday in Miami as a team of heavily armed law enforcement agents tried to serve a murder warrant, leaving two officers and a suspect dead, authorities said. Miami-Dade police director James Loftus said 21-year veteran Roger Castillo had been shot once and died at the scene. Amanda Haworth, a 23-year veteran, was taken to a hospital ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -113
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    Line of Duty Deaths up 900% This Year

    Line of Duty Deaths up 900% This Year
    With just one day before January’s halfway point, line of duty deaths in 2010 are up 900% compared to the same time last year. So far in 2010, ten law enforcement officers from nine different states have been killed in the line of duty: Four by gunfire and six in automobile or motorcycle crashes. As we honor their memories, and mourn ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -96
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    Media Makes Boy Who Is Aspiring LEO Seem Violent

    Media Makes Boy Who Is Aspiring LEO Seem Violent
    CHICAGO - Chicago CBS affiliate WBBM has issued an apology after taking the comments of a four-year-old child out of context in relation to a shooting in the area. The child tells a reporter that the shootings don’t scare him and that, when he grows up, “I’m going to have me a gun.” This makes the child seem to aspire to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -112
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    Off-Duty Cop Shoots Man Trying to Rob Him

    Off-Duty Cop Shoots Man Trying to Rob Him
    PHILADELPHIA, PA - An off-duty police officer shot and killed a man he said tried to rob him just north of Center City this morning, officials say. The officer, not identified, also was injured from being smacked in the face with a pistol, police said. Details are sketchy, but police said the officer was driving his black Nissan SUV about 3:30 ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +131
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    Sgt. ‘Absolutely Amazed’ at Officer’s Sixth Shooting

    Sgt. ‘Absolutely Amazed’ at Officer’s Sixth Shooting
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Officer James Peters was involved in his sixth police shooting this week, and his department is now responding to anonymous criticism by defending his record. "We're scratching our heads because we're absolutely amazed," said Sgt. Mark Clark, the spokesman for the Scottsdale Police department. Peters’ six shootings are the most of any officer in the state according to ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +184
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    Police Commander Arrested On Battery Charge

    CHARLESTOWN, Ind.— State police say a top commander in a southern Indiana sheriff's department has been arrested on domestic battery charges after his wife reported being beaten by him. Troopers arrested Lt. Col. John Shelton of the Clark County Sheriff's Department at his home in Charlestown early Sunday. Clark County Sheriff Danny Rodden tells the Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., (http://bit.ly/qL4ULJ ) ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -101
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    Injured Trooper's Fight For Life Ends

    Injured Trooper's Fight For Life Ends
    BOSTON - Eight years after her parked cruiser was hit by a teenager who was speeding, Ellen Engelhardt yesterday became the first female state trooper to die from injuries sustained in the line of duty. The 58-year-old mother, who in 1981 became one of the state’s first female troopers, died at a South Shore nursing home where she was being treated ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -62
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    Union Files Complaint Against Chief Who Made Off-Duty Arrest

    Union Files Complaint Against Chief Who Made Off-Duty Arrest
    Scranton, Penn. -- The Scranton police union has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the city for an off-duty drug arrest made by Police Chief Dan Duffy in March. The complaint, which was filed with the state Labor Relations Board on April 14, takes issue with the chief arresting a man who was allegedly in possession of marijuana because the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -98
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    Casey Anthony Acquitted Of Murder

    Casey Anthony Acquitted Of Murder
    BREAKING NEWS: Casey Anthony escaped the death penalty after she was today cleared of the brutal murder of her two-year-old daughter Caylee. The 25-year-old mother was found not guilty of drugging her young daughter, suffocating her and dumping her body in overgrown woodland after a sensational six-week trial, which has seen a family torn about by accusations of rape and incest. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -106
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    Escaped 300-Pound Chimp Attacks Police Cruiser

    Escaped 300-Pound Chimp Attacks Police Cruiser
    KANSAS CITY - A 300-pound chimpanzee escaped from its owner Tuesday afternoon and ran rampant through a Kansas City neighborhood, scaring walkers, pounding on passing cars and breaking a police car’s windshield. The 21-year-old ape, named Sueko, also pointed and laughed at residents and flipped off an animal control officer near 78th Street and Indiana Avenue, witnesses said. About 40 minutes ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -28
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    K9 Killing Cop Flees Post In Suicide Attempt

    K9 Killing Cop Flees Post In Suicide Attempt
    KENT, UK - The head of a police dog training school in the UK was reportedly recovering today from an attempt to commit suicide after two police dogs roasted to death in his car on one of the hottest days of the year. Sergeant Ian Craven could face prosecution for animal cruelty after the dogs - a Belgian Malinois bitch called ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -65
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    Three Officers Shot in Apparent Ambush

    Three Officers Shot in Apparent Ambush
    ROSWELL, N.M. --A man accused of wounding three Roswell police officers and killing two other people had been released from jail less than two hours before the early Monday shooting spree, a detention center official said. Chaves County Detention Center administrator Alfonso Solis said David Vega, 47, was arrested for a petty misdemeanor involving a domestic dispute shortly after 11 p.m. ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -65
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    Off-Duty Cop Foils Robbery While Getting Hair Done

    Off-Duty Cop Foils Robbery While Getting Hair Done
    NEW YORK - The baby-faced gunman sought in the Brooklyn hair salon shootout with an off-duty female cop has been busted, police said Monday. Winston Cox, 19, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Monday at a Bedford-Stuyvesant building on Pacific St. after police got a tip about his whereabouts. He was taken to Woodhull Hospital to be treated for wounds to both ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +79
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