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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 over 4 years ago | Rated +223
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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 4 years ago | Rated +184
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated +131
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    Suspect In Utah Officer Slaying Found Sleeping

    Suspect In Utah Officer Slaying Found Sleeping
    SALT LAKE CITY - The suspect in the shooting death of a Utah sheriff's deputy has been arrested after being found asleep inside a shed. A spokeswoman for the Millard County sheriff's office says 37-year-old Roberto Miramontes Roman was captured around 8 a.m. Wednesday in Beaver County. [widget:news__all_discussion] Lindsay Mitchell says Roman was taken into custody along with another suspect, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +105
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    Police Locate Kidnapped 4-year-old Girl Alive

    Police Locate Kidnapped 4-year-old Girl Alive
    LOUISIANA, Mo. - A 4-year-old girl Missouri girl missing for more than 24 hours was found alive more than 70 miles from her home, authorities say. St. Louis County police dispatcher Paul Jackson said Alisa Maier was found late Tuesday in the St. Louis suburb of Fenton after police received a call about a boy wandering around at a car wash. ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +94
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    Driver Praised By Police For Ramming Cruiser

    Driver Praised By Police For Ramming Cruiser
    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -A Utah driver rammed a sheriff's patrol car on purpose and officers aren't even upset. West Valley City police say a man posted an ad asking for a massage. When he showed up at the appointed meeting place, instead of finding a woman police said a 21-year-old man hopped into the truck, flashed a gun and told ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +91
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    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 over 4 years ago | Rated +86
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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 3 years ago | Rated +79
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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 almost 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 almost 3 years ago | Rated +69
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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 almost 3 years ago | Rated +63
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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 almost 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 about 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 about 3 years ago | Rated +62
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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 almost 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 over 2 years ago | Rated +56
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    Deputies 'Fight for Their Lives' During Traffic Stop

    Deputies 'Fight for Their Lives' During Traffic Stop
    WEST PALM BEACH — Two deputies who were "fighting for their lives" this morning, wrestled with an impaired motorist and even used stun guns before one of the deputies fatally shot the man, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said. The man's name has not been released. Bradshaw said two deputies on patrol this morning spotted a blue Ford Explorer apparently broken down on ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +56
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    Balloon Boy Parents Get Jail Time for Hoax

    Balloon Boy Parents Get Jail Time for Hoax
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The parents who carried out the balloon boy hoax were sentenced to jail Wednesday and given strict probation conditions that forbid them from earning any money from the spectacle for four years. Richard Heene was sentenced to 90 days in jail, including 60 days of work release that will let him pursue his job as a construction ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +49
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    Police Shoot Concrete Alligator

    A police officer in Independence, Mo., who thought he was killing an alligator on the loose, discovered he had shot a life-size concrete lawn ornament. The police department ended up apologizing to Rick Sheridan, the cement gator's owner, WDAF-TV, Kansas City, reported. Sheridan said he heard gunfire as he worked in his garage last weekend and went out to investigate, discovering ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated +49
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