News >> Browse Articles

Browse News Articles

  • -57

    Another Deadly Weekend: Officer Killed During Standoff

    Another Deadly Weekend: Officer Killed During Standoff
    FOND DU LAC, Wis.— One Fond du Lac police officer was killed and another was critically injured when a man inside a home on the city's west side began firing. Police Chief Tony Barthuly says 28-year-old Officer Craig Birkholz was shot in the upper chest by the suspect and killed. Officer Ryan Williams was shot twice in the chest and is ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -57
  • -22

    Boy Shot 8 Times By Police After Possessing BB Gun

    Boy Shot 8 Times By Police After Possessing BB Gun
    CHICAGO - Chicago police late Monday shot and wounded a 13-year-old boy who one official said was holding a BB gun, the second police-involved shooting of the night. No officers were injured in the roughly 11 p.m. shooting in the 1000 block of North Kedvale Avenue in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said. His parents identified ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -22
  • +86

    How the Officer Saved Christmas

    How the Officer Saved Christmas
    CHICAGO - Tondonlia Brown and her two young children escaped a Christmas morning fire, only to return to their South Side apartment and find burglars had stolen their gifts and much of what they owned. Just as the holiday was looking grim, Chicago Police Officer Michael Lawrence stepped in with toys and a gift card. He'd responded to the burglary call, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +86
  • -62

    Off-Duty Officer Chases Suspect With Family In Car

    DAYTONA, FL - An off-duty Oak Hill police officer with his wife and children in tow narrated a high-speed car chase that included his firing a shot at a pickup driver accused of attempting to ram the family's sedan. The recording of the 9-1-1 call to Volusia County sheriff's dispatchers released Monday included claims of a pursuit that reached speeds of ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -62
  • -36

    Horror Awaited Police Behind Closed Suburban Doors

    Horror Awaited Police Behind Closed Suburban Doors
    WARRINGTON, PA - The caller was un-rushed and exceedingly polite, even thanking the police dispatcher as he reported that he had beaten his wife and their 7-year-old son to death with a baseball bat in their home in a handsome neighborhood in Warrington. When police arrived at 167 Redstone Dr. late Friday night, they found a typewritten note on the front ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -36
  • -32

    DC Officer Killed, One Injured When Cruiser Struck Pole

    DC Officer Killed, One Injured When Cruiser Struck Pole
    Updated: 9:09 a.m. WASHINGTON, DC - A D.C. police officer responding to an incident early Saturday morning died after the car he was driving crashed into a wooden Pepco pole, police said Saturday. Officer Paul Dittamo, 32, has been a member of the police department since June 2009. The car he was driving crashed on the 2200 block of Martin Luther ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -32
  • +66

    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 almost 6 years ago | Rated +66
  • -73

    Police Searching for Missing FL Police Cadet

    Police Searching for Missing FL Police Cadet
    INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — Kelly Rothwell made a career change when she enrolled in the police academy last year. The 34-year-old was an enthusiastic recruit, excited about her new calling. She hadn't missed a day at the academy — until Monday. Now authorities are worried she may be in danger. Rothwell hasn't been seen since Saturday, and hasn't returned dozens of ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -73
  • -30

    Former-Officer Indicted On 12 Counts

    Former-Officer Indicted On 12 Counts
    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - A Mount Rainier police officer was indicted Tuesday by a Prince George’s County grand jury on attempted murder and sex-offense charges after a July 2 shooting in Capitol Heights, the state’s attorney’s office said. The officer, who was off-duty at the time, maintained that he had been carjacked. A 12-count indictment alleges that Gene Gillette, 27, shot ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -30
  • -53

    TX Officer Killed While Training for Motorcycle Unit

    TX Officer Killed While Training for Motorcycle Unit
    CEDAR PARK, Texas — A 41-year-old Austin-area police officer training for motorcycle service has died of injuries incurred when the motorcycle on which he was training crashed. Cedar Park police say Officer Leonard Reed died Wednesday evening, several hours after the mid-afternoon crash on a side street in the Austin suburb. A Cedar Park police spokesman says details of the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -53
  • -13

    Suspect's Body Found In Chimney 27 Years After Disappearance

    Suspect's Body Found In Chimney 27 Years After Disappearance
    ABBEVILLE, LA - The body of a man who went missing while apparently trying to escape police has been found inside a chimney - 27 years after he first disappeared. Joseph Schexnider went missing in 1984 in Abbeville, Louisiana, after running away when police arrived at his house to arrest him. The then 22-year-old had been due in court charged with ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -13
  • +39

    Trooper Shoots, Fatally Wounds Charging Motorist

    Trooper Shoots, Fatally Wounds Charging Motorist
    ASHBY, MA - A plainclothes state trooper shot and killed a man who allegedly drove his car at him yesterday in Ashby, a small town in north central Massachusetts. Authorities said a member of the State Police gang unit discharged his weapon, killing Roger Reyes Padilla, 21, of Fitchburg, on Pine Road around 1:15 p.m. The trooper, whose name was not ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +39
  • -48

    From Cell Block to Detroit Police Board

    From Cell Block to Detroit Police Board
    DETROIT - Locked in a segregated prison cell eight years ago, Raphael B. Johnson never thought that someday he'd help run the same police department that arrested him. Then again, maybe he did. Self-confidence is one thing Johnson never lacked. An unyielding belief in himself sustained him through 12 years of prison -- six in solitary confinement -- where he did ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -48
  • -31

    San Carlos Apache Officer Killed in Trailer Collision

    San Carlos Apache Officer Killed in Trailer Collision
    SAN CARLOS, Ariz. - Officer Aaron Peru was killed in an automobile accident on U.S. 70 near Safford. He had been directed by the shift sergeant to report to the police station prior to traveling to the police academy in Tucson. A trailer being pulled by an oncoming vehicle broke free and collided with his car head-on, causing fatal injuries. Officer ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -31
  • -53

    Texas Deputy Dies in Highway Rollover

    Texas Deputy Dies in Highway Rollover
    Reeves County, Texas, Deputy Jacob Rayos was killed in an automobile accident on the I-20 service road at approximately 3:30 am. He was attempting to locate a suspect when his patrol car left the roadway on a curve and rolled over several times, ejecting him. Read more at the Officer Down Memorial Page. Today's Top News: Brawling Brooklyn Hipsters Says Bust ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -53
  • -33

    'Obama Prayer' Leads to Sergeant's Suspension

    'Obama Prayer' Leads to Sergeant's Suspension
    MANATEE, FL -- A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office sergeant was suspended without pay for almost 26 hours after he labeled a scripture passage in a Bible as “the Obama prayer” and left it on co-worker’s desk, according to a recently released internal affairs report. The highlighted scripture was Psalm 109, which reads in part, “Let his days be few, and let ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -33
  • -42

    Foot Chase Leads to NY Officer's Death

    Foot Chase Leads to NY Officer's Death
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A police officer who arrested a mall shoplifting suspect after a foot chase in suburban New York has collapsed and died. Authorities say Michael Perry was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour after arresting the suspect in downtown White Plains on Saturday afternoon. Perry was 43. The cause of death was unknown. White Plains Public ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -42
  • -16

    Retired NYPD Officer Gets in Scuffle With Cops

    Retired NYPD Officer Gets in Scuffle With Cops
    NEW YORK - A retired NYPD police officer and his wife scuffled with cops in a Manhattan stationhouse after their teenage son was stopped, frisked and handcuffed, cops said. Merault Almonor, 49, punched a female officer in the face during the March 20 fracas in the 30th Precinct stationhouse in Harlem, cops said. But Almonor's lawyer said the former cop, his ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -16
  • -22

    Job Applicant Caught Trying to Cheat On Polygraph

    Job Applicant Caught Trying to Cheat On Polygraph
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington State Patrol manager arriving at the Olympia headquarters for a meeting noticed a book on the seat of a parked car about "how to beat the lie detector." The Patrol said Criminal Records Manager Heather Anderson called the Human Resources division last Wednesday and was told a job candidate was in the process of taking ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -22
  • +45

    Domestic Violence Suspect Strangles Police K9; K9 Bites Back

    Domestic Violence Suspect Strangles Police K9; K9 Bites Back
    BOISE, Idaho -- Boise police are accusing a Washington man of trying to strangle a woman and a police dog responding to a domestic violence call. Thirty-four-year-old Michael R. Gillespie, of Tacoma, Wash., is being held in the Ada County Jail and facing numerous charges stemming from Monday's confrontation. Police accuse Gillespie of attempting to strangle a woman, then fleeing the ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +45
PoliceLink School Finder

Save time in your search for a degree program. Use PoliceLink's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.


* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.