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    Fired Police Chief Wins Back Job After Eight-Year Fight

    Fired Police Chief Wins Back Job After Eight-Year Fight
    WASHINGTON -- A federal board has ordered the reinstatement of a U.S. Park Police chief who was fired in 2004 after complaining publicly that her department was understaffed and underfunded. The Merit Systems Protection Board, in a decision Tuesday, also ordered that the U.S. Department of the Interior pay Teresa Chambers back pay, interest and other benefits. Chambers had contended ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +37
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    Project Blue Light: Show Your LE Support This Holiday Season

    Project Blue Light: Show Your LE Support This Holiday Season
    For the past 22 years, Concerns of Police Survivors has asked law enforcement families, surviving families, and police supporters to put a blue light in their windows during the holiday season. The blue light is symbolic of our remembrance of those officers who have made the supreme sacrifice and honors those officers who continue to work the violent streets of our ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +37
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    Suspect In Murder of Chief's Daughter Apprehended

    Suspect In Murder of Chief's Daughter Apprehended
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Authorities in New York arrested a convicted rapist on Monday in the slaying of a North Carolina police chief's daughter, hours after the lawman made an emotional plea for help tracking the suspect down. FBI agents and U.S. Marshals took Michael Neal Harvey, 34, into custody without incident in Niagara Falls, N.Y. He was wanted on a murder ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +37
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    Deputy Risks Life to Rescue Dog Who Fell 80ft Off Cliff

    Deputy Risks Life to Rescue Dog Who Fell 80ft Off Cliff
    PUEBLO, Colo. — A springer spaniel stuck overnight on a cliff ledge in Lake Pueblo State Park is OK after a sheriff's deputy rappelled down a canyon to retrieve him. The dog named "Doc" went over an 80-foot cliff Thursday morning while training to become a hunting dog. The Pueblo Chieftain reports the spaniel became trapped after sliding down a shale ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +36
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    Cop Hit, Fires Back, and Collars Assailant

    Cop Hit, Fires Back, and Collars Assailant
    DARBY, PA - Marvin Marmolejos, the alleged drug dealer charged with shooting a highly decorated Upper Darby cop four times early yesterday morning, doesn't regret pulling the trigger, police said. He just wishes he'd used a bigger gun. "In the hospital right now, he's still talking about killing cops!" police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said of Marmolejos, who was involved in a ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +36
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    State 'Move Over' Law Takes Effect Today

    State 'Move Over' Law Takes Effect Today
    MID-HUDSON, NY – Ulster County Sheriff Paul VanBlarcum and Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois remind drivers that a new state law designed to protect law enforcement, fire personnel and emergency workers takes effect on January 1, 2011. The law requires motorists to move over or slow down when approaching a parked authorized emergency vehicle with emergency lights flashing. The Ambrose-Searles “Move ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +36
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    Off-Duty Officer In Right Place at Right Time

    Off-Duty Officer In Right Place at Right Time
    BOSTON - A Boston police detective has been credited with thwarting an armed convenience store robbery in Dedham. Detective Michael Kane had just driven away from the Tedeschi’s Market on Cedar Street with his wife, a newspaper, and a few scratch tickets about 8:30 p.m. Monday when he noticed a suspicious man casing the store. “I drove across this little square, ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +36
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    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 about 3 years ago | Rated +36
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    FL Officer Involved in Two Fatal Shootings In Two Weeks

    FL Officer Involved in Two Fatal Shootings In Two Weeks
    MIAMI - A Miami police officer and a federal agent fired on two armed men who pointed weapons at officers in Liberty City early Friday, killing one, authorities said. The Miami officer, Ricardo Martinez, had just returned to work following another fatal shooting -- that of a 16-year-old youth in Overtown during a robbery sting. The federal officer was not named. ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +36
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    Abducted Va. Girl, Kidnapper Found in San Francisco

    Abducted Va. Girl, Kidnapper Found in San Francisco
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Investigators say a 12-year-old Virginia girl who had been missing for one week was found unharmed after someone recognized her in a store in San Francisco and called police. Police in Roanoke say Brittany Mae Smith was found Friday afternoon outside the store by police, who also took into custody the man who had been sought in ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +35
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    Ex-Firefighter Who Killed Trooper Gets Death Penalty Again

    LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - A former firefighter has again received the death penalty for the 2003 fatal shooting of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper. Comanche County District Judge Mark Smith announced the verdict Monday in the resentencing trial of Ricky Malone, who was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death for the Dec. 26, 2003, killing of Trooper Nik Green. ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +34
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    Sheriff Joe Considers Entering Governor Race

    Sheriff Joe Considers Entering Governor Race
    MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn't ready to abandon illusions of running for governor just yet. Arpaio said he was exploring the possibility of determining how much it would cost to hire someone to collect signatures for a petition to get him on the gubernatorial ballot, in case he decides to run. Arpaio, 77, said the only ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +34
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    80-Pound Enforcer Makes Fifth Arrest

    80-Pound Enforcer Makes Fifth Arrest
    ANNE ARUNDEL, MD - Faced with a big, barking enforcer pushing toward him under a bed, a Shady Side man with open warrants surrendered to police. That was the fifth apprehension by Grim, one of two "deputy dogs" of the Anne Arundel County sheriff's office, said his handler, Deputy Jason Jett. The team was leaving work after 9 p.m. June 30 ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +34
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    Officer Stabbed During Investigation Shoots, Kills Attacker

    Officer Stabbed During Investigation Shoots, Kills Attacker
    GARDEN GROVE, Calif.—A Garden Grove police officer stabbed during a robbery investigation shot and killed the knife-wielding man. The wounded officer has been treated at a hospital for a minor wound. Investigators tell the Orange County Register that undercover officers were investigating a suspected robbery in progress and began questioning three people in a white sedan at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +33
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    Police: Girl Attacked Officer, Got Broken Nose

    A Mountain View police officer broke a 16year-old girl's nose Monday night after she grabbed his baton, jabbed him with it and tried to strike him over the head, a police spokeswoman said. The officer was assaulted while investigating a fight between two teenagers at Quetzal House, a center on View Street for teen girls who are chronic runaways from the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +33
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    Officer Paints a New Public Image for Texas LE

    Officer Paints a New Public Image for Texas LE
    DALLAS, TX - Dallas police Officer Cat Lafitte is only 31, but she longs for the 1950s, when the nostalgic public image of law enforcement was the friendly neighborhood patrol officer. Dallas police Officer Cat Lafitte is sick of people spitting and glaring at her, so she decided to paint a pillar in Deep Ellum as a positive gesture. 'If I ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +33
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    Teen Becomes Hero To Sheriff's Office Canines

    Asheboro, NC-- Thanks to teenager in Randolph County, Canines will beat the heat with a cool gadget. Wednesday, Sgt. Scottie Hicks, a canine handler with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, was presented with four K-9 Cool Ventilation Systems. The systems were donated by a Kaitlyn Carr, a Providence Grove High School graduate. They will be installed in each of the Sheriff's ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +33
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    Dashcam Released of Lakewood Cop-Killer's Slaying

    Dashcam Released of Lakewood Cop-Killer's Slaying
    SEATTLE - Deliberations are scheduled to continue Wednesday in the shooting inquest of the Seattle police officer who killed Maurice Clemmons, the man investigators say was responsible for the shooting deaths of four Lakewood police officers last November. Seattle officer Ben Kelly fired seven shots at Clemmons and hit the suspect four times, a homicide detective testified Tuesday. When police found ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +32
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    3,200 Federal Officers Fired In 'Dirty Cop Crackdown'

    3,200 Federal Officers Fired In 'Dirty Cop Crackdown'
    MEXICO - About 3,200 Mexican federal police officers, nearly a tenth of the force, have been fired this year under new rules designed to weed out crooked cops and modernize law enforcement, officials said Monday. The housecleaning is part of President Felipe Calderon's crackdown on drug cartels, which includes overhauling the 34,500-strong federal police force. An additional 465 federal officers have ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +32
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    Good Shot: PD Forced to Take Down Aggressive Suspect

    Good Shot: PD Forced to Take Down Aggressive Suspect
    TRENTON, NJ – A Trenton man was shot and killed by three police officers early this morning after they responded to a report of an assault in progress on Frazier Street, officials said. Corey Brown, 31, aggressively approached the three officers and refused to show his hands before they opened fire, acting Police Director Joseph Juniak said in a statement. Brown, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +32
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