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  • -3

    Indiana C.O.P.S. Chapter Struggling to Raise Funds

    Indiana C.O.P.S. Chapter Struggling to Raise Funds
    INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana group created to help families of police officers killed in the line of duty has a new board of directors and new spending limits after organizers say it fell victim to a syndrome many charities experience as they grow from a shoestring operation founded on good intentions to a well-funded organization in need of more sophisticated business ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -3
  • +13

    Man Arrested in Deputy's Shooting

    Man Arrested in Deputy's Shooting
    OKLAHOMA COUNTY - Authorities have arrested Keonta Stephan Terrell Prince, 18, in the ambush and shooting early Saturday of an off-duty Oklahoma County sheriff's deputy who was taking a deposit from a restaurant to a bank, Oklahoma City police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said Sunday. A judge signed a warrant for Prince on complaints of shooting with intent to kill and ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +13
  • -35

    Utah Teacher Fatally Shot in Parking Lot [Video]

    Utah Teacher Fatally Shot in Parking Lot [Video]
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A teacher was shot and fatally wounded in the parking lot of her preschool Friday, and a 70-year-old woman accused in the attack called 911 and then calmly waited for police, authorities said. Tetyana Nikitina, 34, a single mother of two children, was rushed to Intermountain Medical Center but died of her wounds, officials said. Police Lt. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -35
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    LAPD Chief to Return 130 Desk Officers to Streets

    LAPD Chief to Return 130 Desk Officers to Streets
    Streamlining the upper management of the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday he plans to take 130 officers off desk duty and return them to the streets. "This will be the first wave of officers as we move forward," Beck said, outlining the organizational changes he is making during his first months as chief. "This will be extremely ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +19
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    Police Deserve Praise For Handling Daily Hazards

    Police Deserve Praise For Handling Daily Hazards
    Every so often after a local police shooting, you hear questions voiced in this community as to whether it had to happen. Or suggestions that certain officers should be separated from their firearms, fired or prosecuted. There are times when such speculation from the peanut gallery (which includes me) is understandable and correct. [widget:news__become_a_cop] [widget:366] The fatal shooting Tuesday night of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +10
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    Obama Orders More Air Marshalls

    Obama Orders More Air Marshalls
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of law enforcement officers are being trained as federal air marshals to ramp up security as the Obama administration tries to prevent a repeat of the near-catastrophic attempt to blow up an airliner bound for Detroit on Christmas Day. President Barack Obama ordered the U.S. intelligence agencies to do a better job of recognizing serious terror threats ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    VIDEO: Police, Firefighters Watch Man Drown

    VIDEO: Police, Firefighters Watch Man Drown
    SAN FRANCISCO - Fire crews and police could only watch after a man waded into San Francisco Bay, stood up to his neck and waited. They wanted to do something, but a policy strictly forbade them from trying to save the 50-year-old, officials said. A witness finally pulled the apparently suicidal man's lifeless body from the 54-degree water. Interim Alameda Fire ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -19
  • -26

    Sergeant Gunned Down Responding to Call

    Sergeant Gunned Down Responding to Call
    BISMARCK, N.D. — Bismarck police say an officer has been shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call. Police say two officers responded to a report of a man threatening a woman with a knife just before 11 p.m. Friday. When the officers arrived, they found the man sitting in a vehicle outside the house. Police say the man ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -26
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    Motorcycle Officers' Sidecars Increase Stability, Cool Factor

    Motorcycle Officers' Sidecars Increase Stability, Cool Factor
    Answer Man has never thought of a motorcycle sidecar as "cute" before. A puppy wearing sunglasses? Cute. A baby in a floppy hat? Cute. But a law enforcement Harley-Davidson with regulation sidecar? Hmmm. And yet he does see the appeal. Perhaps the better word is "cool." Just as a shoulder holster is inherently cool even without a gun in it, a ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +6
  • -23

    Newark PD Stunned Over Officer's Unexplained Death

    Newark PD Stunned Over Officer's Unexplained Death
    NEWARK — Newark police detective Natombe Simmonds was in such great shape that even the criminals he arrested had to be impressed. Fellow detective Jermaine Marbury was with Simmonds in 2009, when their four-man squad was called to Muhammad Ali Boulevard to track down a suspected gunman. The suspect ran when he saw the officers, said Marbury, who figured the gunman ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -23
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    Girl Arrested for Doodling on Desk Sues City for Excessive Force

    Girl Arrested for Doodling on Desk Sues City for Excessive Force
    NEW YORK - The 12-year-old schoolgirl handcuffed and arrested in February for doodling on her desk plans to sue the city. A lawyer for Alexa Gonzalez and her mother officially notified the city that they'll seek $1 million in damages for the alarming incident inside Junior High School 190 in Queens. The legal papers describe Alexa's ordeal as an excessive use ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -9
  • +21

    Chief's Resignation Letter Gets the Last Word

    COSTA MESA, Calif.—Costa Mesa's interim police chief resigned Monday over the city's plan to reduce police staffing levels in an angry four-page memo in which he called the City Council's plan "foolhardy." Steve Staveley accused the majority of the council of meddling with officers' scheduling and creating a budget crisis to serve their own political goals. In March, the council ordered ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +21
  • +10

    Police Fatalities Fall in 2009

    Police Fatalities Fall in 2009
    Five ambush-style incidents that ended in the shooting deaths of 15 police officers are putting a damper on a positive trend this year: The number of officers who died in the line of duty was the lowest in 50 years. "It really is a classic good news-bad news story," says Craig Floyd, chairman and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +10
  • -29

    Deputy Suspended for Tasering Students at Their Request

    Deputy Suspended for Tasering Students at Their Request
    DENVER - A Lake County sheriff's deputy used a Taser on about 30 high school students Thursday morning during a career fair on the playground of Lake County High School in Leadville. The Taser — a nonlethal weapon that administers an electric shock — was applied to the students' legs, and some suffered burns of varying degrees. At least one student ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -29
  • +6

    Witness to K9 Shooting Dedicates Career to Providing Dog Vests

    Witness to K9 Shooting Dedicates Career to Providing Dog Vests
    PALO ALTO - The next time Aris dashes into a building on the heels of a bad guy, he won't be naked. Aris and his two fellow Palo Alto police dogs, Amigo and Ilan, were presented Tuesday with bulletproof vests emblazoned with their names. They were the latest beneficiaries of Vest 'N P.D.P., a nonprofit program run by Susie Jean, a ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +6
  • +36

    Rookie Cop Saves Life Of One-Year-Old

    Rookie Cop Saves Life Of One-Year-Old
    TEMPLE - Sunday, at about 10:00 a.m., new Police Officer Jacob Tatum was on patrol, on his third day on the job, with his Field Training Officer, Jason Gilpin. At that time, dispatch advised officers by radio of a life-endangering incident at Wildflower Villas Apartments, 5227 West Adams Avenue. Officers Tatum and Gilpin were already at the apartment complex on an ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +36
  • +2

    DC to Enter Redesigned Squad Cars In National Contest

    DC to Enter Redesigned Squad Cars In National Contest
    WASHINGTON — The police officers responsible for Capitol Hill are engaged in some friendly competition — involving their squad cars. The U.S. Capitol Police, in the process of a fleet redesign that officials believe will save money while also producing sleeker-looking cars, is entering its new vehicles in a national design competition. “We’re proud of our design. We want it to ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +2
  • +8

    ODMP's Honor Roll and Remembering Shirts Unveiled

    FAIRFAX, VA - The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc. (ODMP), has announced that its official “Honor Roll of Heroes of 2009” shirts are now available, as well as its popular annual “REMEMBERING” series. Each spring, the ODMP unveils a memorial shirt listing the names of fallen officers from the previous calendar year. This year’s shirt displays the names of 126 law ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +8
  • -31

    Memorial Service Honors K9 Who Died From Cocain Poisoning

    BOLIVIA, N.C. -- A drug dog who died after he bit into a package of cocaine has been remembered at a memorial service at the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. About 200 county employees, deputies and other law enforcement officers came to the service Tuesday to remember the dog named Viper. Authorities say Viper was off his leash chasing two drug suspects ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -31
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    Officer Takes Own Life At Police HQ

    Officer Takes Own Life At Police HQ
    GROTON, CT - The doors to the City of Groton Police Department were draped in black bunting after a veteran officer was found dead in his office Monday. "The officer found dead in the police department at about 8:30 this morning was Lt. Thomas Forbes," police Chief Bruno Giulini said late Monday afternoon in a somber and succinct press conference, accompanied ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -50
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