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    Sheriff Involved in High-Speed Chase

    Sheriff Involved in High-Speed Chase
    Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder ended up involved in a highway chase with a strange ending as he drove to a training seminar Saturday in Park City, police said. Winder was driving east on Interstate 80 in Parleys Canyon at about 10 a.m. when he spotted a Toyota Camry being driven erratically, moving from lane to lane, said Unified Police ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +22
  • -5

    Zoning Change Allows Gun Sales at DC Metro Police Headquarters

    Zoning Change Allows Gun Sales at DC Metro Police Headquarters
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Metropolitan Police Department has opened up its doors to a gun dealer whose business, cleared by the D.C. Zoning Commission, will lift the de facto ban on District residents purchasing handguns. Charles Sykes, who possesses one of the city's few licenses to transfer guns into the city and previously had the only business to do so, can ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    Cop Fired For Responding to Officer Down Call

    Cop Fired For Responding to Officer Down Call
    HOUSTON, TX - Law enforcement leaders are stepping up criticism of Rice University's firing of a police officer who responded to an armed standoff off-campus last month with a man who shot two HPD officers before turning the gun on himself. Rice University terminated the officer, David Sedmak, for dereliction of duty for leaving his post to get to the call ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -185
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    Fallen Trooper's Family Sues FAA for $15M

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The family of a paramedic who died in a 2008 Medevac helicopter crash in Maryland is suing the federal government for $15 million. The attorney for flight paramedic Mickey Lippy's family said Wednesday that Lippy's wife and young daughter deserve restitution for the "negligent acts" of Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers working the night of the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -7
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    Tacoma Police Officer Wounds Burglary Suspect

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police say an officer wounded a burglary suspect in a confrontation early Tuesday in Tacoma. Spokesman Mark Fulghum says officers responded to a burglary report about 2:15 a.m. and found two men outside a house in southwest Tacoma. One suspect fled on foot. The other attempted to drive off. He was chased about a half mile before ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +3
  • -19

    Department Email Reveals Bra Sizes of Female Officers

    INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis police commander is apologizing to 13 female officers after their bra sizes, weight and height were accidentally revealed to department supervisors. The email started out harmlessly enough, as an message telling commanders to tell their officers that their new gear was ready to be picked up, WTSP.com reported. But attached to the email was a spreadsheet of ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -19
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    Sheriff Joe Under Grand Jury Investigation

    Sheriff Joe Under Grand Jury Investigation
    PHOENIX — Two top county officials said Thursday night they have been subpoenaed to answer questions next week before a federal grand jury about a high-profile Arizona sheriff and his office. In statements read by a county spokesman, Maricopa County Manager David Smith and Deputy County Manager Sandi Wilson said they met with a federal prosecutor to discuss the case and ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -68
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    Police Forced to Watch Bay Area Man Drown

    Police Forced to Watch Bay Area Man Drown
    SAN FRANCISCO - Fire and police teams say city policy and budget cuts are to blame for emergency teams watching from shore while a 52-year-old man apparently took his own life in the Bay Area surf near San Francisco on Memorial Day. The San Jose Mercury News says Alameda police and firefighters responded quickly to a 911 call about an attempted ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -10
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    K-9 Bites Cop During Burglary Call

    K-9 Bites Cop During Burglary Call
    ALAMEDA -- An Alameda police dog trying to flush out a burglary suspect was shot and killed by an officer Thursday after the dog attacked her and bit her arm, a police spokesman said. Billy, a Belgian Malinois, and his handler were among those responding to a burglary at the Coast Guard recruiting center at 660 Central Ave. shortly before 6:15 ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -27
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    Officer Makes Gun, Drug Arrests after Traffic Stop, Foot Pursuit

    Officer Makes Gun, Drug Arrests after Traffic Stop, Foot Pursuit
    PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, MD - An attempt to stop the driver of a car in Prince William on suspicion of driving under the influence led to a chase and the arrest of two Virginia men who were charged with the possession of drugs and a stolen handgun, county police said. An officer tried to stop a Chevy Tahoe in Woodbridge around ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +14
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    Wounded WA Deputies Called Family Men, Good Officers

    SEATTLE — A Pierce County sheriff's deputy severely wounded during a domestic violence call is a family man who loves adventure and gave up a comfortable career in manufacturing to enter law enforcement, friends and family say. [widget:news__become_a_cop] [widget:366] Kent Mundell Jr. was in critical condition Wednesday at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center, spokeswoman Susan Gregg-Hanson said. He and sheriff's Sgt. Nick ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +5
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    Cops Make Multiple Arrests in Times Square Riot Shootings

    Cops Make Multiple Arrests in Times Square Riot Shootings
    NEW YORK CITY - A 21-year-old man was shot in the leg early Monday morning near Times Square and the police said they made multiple arrests, which they said were possibly related to the shooting, because of large, unruly crowds in the area. Later in the morning, a woman was hit in the face by a BB, also near Times Square. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +1
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    Police Recover Stolen Defibrillators

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police say five defibrillators recently stolen from central Ohio hospitals have turned up at a secondhand store. Columbus police say the lifesaving heart devices were recovered Wednesday on a tip from someone who had seen them and heard about the thefts. Detective Brian Lacy says the shopkeeper is cooperating and didn't know the equipment was stolen. [widget:news__career_profiles] Ohio ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +5
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    A National Recognition for Seattle Officer

    SEATTLE —The Seattle police officer who shot cop-killer Maurice Clemmons has been named the Officer of the Month for March by the National Law Enforcement Officers memorial Fund. Benjamin Kelly killed Clemmons in a confrontation on Dec. 1, two days after he killed four Lakewood officers. A King County inquest jury decided Wednesday that Kelly had reason to fear for his ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +23
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    Sheriff's Captain Rescues Fishermen Buried in Mud

    OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) - A couple has cleaned off the mud after a nighttime fishing trip went wrong and left them buried up to their armpits in the mud of a North Carolina marsh. The StarNews of Wilmington reported Tuesday the couple were rescued after a Brunswick County sheriff's deputy in an air boat tracked them down in the dark. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    Trial Opens for Cops Charged in Katrina Shootings

    Trial Opens for Cops Charged in Katrina Shootings
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Wednesday in a trial of five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath. Five former officers already have pleaded guilty to participating in a cover-up to make it appear that police were justified in fatally shooting ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    Can the New Chief Turn Around the Troubled New Orleans Department?

    Can the New Chief Turn Around the Troubled New Orleans Department?
    NEW ORLEANS — Nashville police chief Ronal Serpas will return to his native New Orleans to take over the city's scandal-plagued police department, becoming the department's first white chief since the early 1980s. Mayor Mitch Landrieu made the announcement Thursday, a day after asking the U.S. Justice Department to send a team to help reorganize a department under several federal investigations. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +15
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    Secret's Out: Trijicon Inscribes Bible Verses on Scopes

    Secret's Out: Trijicon Inscribes Bible Verses on Scopes
    A Michigan weapons company is under fire for branding thousands of rifle scopes used by U.S. soldiers and Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan with passages from the Bible. U.S. military rules prohibit any service member from proselytizing while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, which are primarily Muslim nations. Trijicon, a sighting manufacturer based in Wixom, Mich., has several multimillion-dollar contracts with ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +46
  • +2

    Police: Man With Gun, Package Found Near Pentagon

    ARLINGTON, VA - A highway ramp near the Pentagon was shut down for hours Monday night while authorities investigated what they said appeared to be a suspicious package. They said it was determined shortly before midnight, about three hours into the incident, that no explosive or suspicious device was involved. Virginia state police said the item was in a vehicle that ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    Oregon Senate Approves Full Authority of Tribal Police

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon House voted Wednesday to give tribal police the same off-reservation authority as non-tribal officers, despite objections from county sheriffs who said the measure would open the door to lawsuits and give tribal officers unprecedented authority. Representatives approved the measure on a 33-25 vote after GOP representatives also argued the bill doesn’t have enough oversight to ensure ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +7
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