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    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 over 5 years ago | Rated +21
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    Officers Provide State-wide Support for Proper Police Funerals

    Officers Provide State-wide Support for Proper Police Funerals
    VINITA PARK - When Police Chief Mike Webb lost his battle early last year with pancreatic cancer, his family, his department and his city knew they wanted to send him off with all the ceremony of a proper police funeral. But they had no idea where to start. Webb's son, Sean Webb, a captain for Central County Fire and Rescue, knew ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +21
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    Man Killed by BART, Oakland Officers Identified

    Man Killed by BART, Oakland Officers Identified
    OAKLAND, CA - A man who was shot and killed on Saturday morning by Oakland and BART police officers after charging against them with knives in each hand was identified as 48-year-old Oakland resident Fred Collins. Collins was shot multiple times after leading five officers on a chase that started at 8:15 a.m. a few blocks west of the BART Fruitvale ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +21
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    Army Looking at “Hot Rails” for Personal Weapons

    Army Looking at “Hot Rails” for Personal Weapons
    One of the major issues modern forces face in the field — aside from weight — is how to maintain proper levels of electricity to power their various electronic gadgets and doo dads. U.S. weapons are increasingly incorporating new sights, pointers and beams to their weapons and those things suck power with a vengeance. How much would it blow if you’re ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +20
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    Ohio Sheriff's Facebook Page Leads to Arrest

    MARION, OH -- Social networking resulted in the arrest of a wanted felon here in Marion. At about 10 p.m. Tuesday, a caller contacted the Marion County Sheriff's Office to report they had been at a bar in Marion and had recognized a wanted subject. The caller, who wished to remain anonymous, recognized the picture of Larry L. Kitts, 44, on ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +20
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    Veteran Pilot Keeps Watch Above for Sheriff's Deputies

    Veteran Pilot Keeps Watch Above for Sheriff's Deputies
    SANTA CLARA - Rob Heyde spent more than 10 years working as an engineer for computer giants Hewlett-Packard and Apple. But when manufacturing jobs began moving out of the valley, Heyde's career path went from high-tech to high in the sky above Silicon Valley. Heyde, 56, now spends three nights a week hovering above Santa Clara County and providing a bird's-eye ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +20
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    Border Patrol Agent Fatally Shoots Man in Arizona

    Border Patrol Agent Fatally Shoots Man in Arizona
    DOUGLAS, AZ - A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a 19-year-old man east of the Douglas port of entry Monday afternoon, officials said. The incident began with Douglas police pursuing an alleged drug smuggler around 12:30 p.m., said FBI spokesman Manuel Johnson. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Carlos La Madrid of Douglas, drove toward the border, says Carol ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +20
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    Job Well Done: Officer Takes Down Attacking Intruder

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich.— Authorities say a breaking-and-entering suspect punched a Battle Creek police officer in the face and tried to grab the officer's gun before the officer shot him in the arm. Television stations WOOD and WWMT report police responded to the break-in about 1 a.m. Wednesday, and the officer tried to arrest the man. Police say the man hit the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +20
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    Trooper Okay After Multiple Vehicle Collision

    Trooper Okay After Multiple Vehicle Collision
    FRAMINGHAM, MA — A car possibly racing another vehicle on Route 30 in Framingham smashed into a cruiser carrying a veteran state trooper early yesterday, critically injuring the car’s driver but leaving the trooper nearly unscathed, State Police said. The trooper was at least the 11th involved in a serious crash in the past 15 months in which suspected erratic driving, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +19
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    Families of Slain WA Officers Plead for Changes

    Families of Slain WA Officers Plead for Changes
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- In emotional testimony Monday night, family members of four slain Lakewood police officers asked lawmakers to make changes to a system they say failed their loved ones. Lakewood police Sgt. Mark Renninger and Officers Ronald Owens, Tina Griswold and Greg Richards were shot to death in November at a coffee shop before the start of their Sunday morning ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +19
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    Mental Illness Is Not An Explanation for Violence

    Mental Illness Is Not An Explanation for Violence
    Shortly after Jared Lee Loughner had been identified as the alleged shooter of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, online sleuths turned up pages of rambling text and videos he had created. A wave of amateur diagnoses soon followed, most of which concluded that Loughner was not so much a political extremist as a man suffering from " paranoid schizophrenia." For many, the ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +19
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    ICE Immigration Sweep Nets 678 Gang Member Arrests

    ICE Immigration Sweep Nets 678 Gang Member Arrests
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced Tuesday the arrests of 678 gang members allegedly associated with drug trafficking organizations in Mexico, South & Central America, the Caribbean, and Asia. This roundup, named Project Southern Tempest, covered a three month period from December 2010 through February 2011, reports CBS News homeland security correspondent Bob Orr. ICE's larger anti-gang initiative, called Operation Community ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +19
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    FL Deputies' Shooting of Driver Ruled Justifiable

    PINELLAS COUNTY, FL - Three Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies who shot and killed a Largo motorist in January after a pursuit and as the suspect was ramming into vehicles was ruled a justifiable shooting, the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney's Office said Wednesday. Edward Allen Sliger, 54, died after being shot by three deputies on Walsingham Road in Largo. He died from a ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +19
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    Iowa Residents Flock to Sheriffs Office for Gun Permits

    Iowa Residents Flock to Sheriffs Office for Gun Permits
    Several Iowa sheriffs' offices reported receiving 10 to 20 times as many weapons permit applications on Monday as they do most days. Monday was the first day government offices were open since Saturday, when a law took effect that requires sheriffs under most circumstances to issue permits to carry concealed weapons. Sheriffs previously had greater discretion to deny or restrict such ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +19
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    Missing 12-Year-Old Girl, Believed to be Kidnapped, Found Safe and Sound

    Missing 12-Year-Old Girl, Believed to be Kidnapped, Found Safe and Sound
    SHREVEPORT, LA - The 12-year-old Shreveport girl who went missing for several days is home safe after her father picked her up from a convenience store early Wednesday. After pushing for the public's help in finding Amber White, police are being tight-lipped about the facts of the case. However, they confirmed the girl's father picked her up and never contacted authorities. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +19
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    Sheriff's Department to Get 120 New Firearms; 12 New Cruisers

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Christmas came early for the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department Tuesday, as Kanawha County commissioners voted to set aside enough money to buy 120 new firearms and 11 new vehicles. Chief Deputy John Rutherford said the department plans to purchase new .45-caliber handguns to replace the .40-caliber weapons the department has now. The purchase will give each deputy a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +19
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    More Wealthy D.C. Neighborhoods are Becoming Heavily Armed

    More Wealthy D.C. Neighborhoods are Becoming Heavily Armed
    In the 2½ years since the U.S. Supreme Court ended the District's handgun ban, hundreds of residents in Washington's safest, most well-to-do neighborhoods have armed themselves, registering far more guns than people in poorer, crime-plagued areas of the city, according to D.C. police data. Since the landmark court ruling in June 2008, records show, more than 1,400 firearms have been registered ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +19
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    Police Handcuff 7-Foot Alligator Approaching School

    OLDSMAR, Fla. (AP) - Deputies in Florida had to handcuff a rather unusual suspect: a 7-foot-long alligator. A crossing guard at a Tampa-area school spotted the gator lounging near an elementary school Monday morning around the time children would be walking to school. As she and three deputies waited for a trapper to arrive, the alligator started walking toward the children. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +19
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    Partner, Dispatcher In Fatal Officer Incident Honored

    Partner, Dispatcher In Fatal Officer Incident Honored
    SEATTLE - The Seattle police officer who was the partner of Tim Brenton, the officer shot to death on Halloween 2009, was among those honored at a police awards banquet Saturday night. The dispatcher who stayed in communication with wounded officer Britt Sweeney that night and the Seattle officer who ended the manhunt for another cop killer, Maurice Clemmons, also received ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +19
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    Armed and Wanted Parolee Shot by Police In Standoff

    Armed and Wanted Parolee Shot by Police In Standoff
    SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco police shot and wounded a wanted parolee during a gunbattle Wednesday morning in the Western Addition, authorities said. The suspect, 38-year-old Roselyndo Nagayo Sicat, was being treated at San Francisco General Hospital after being shot near the corner of Gough and Ellis streets shortly before 8 a.m. Police said he was expected to survive. Officers had ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +19
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