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    Fallen Officers Memorial Ride Attracts Over 1000 Bikers

    CHICAGO - More than 1,000 motorcycles roared down Lake Shore Drive this morning as part of an annual procession commemorating Chicago police officers killed in the line of duty. It was the largest turnout to date for the Area Four Ride to Remember, now its seventh year. The cavalcade of bikes included mostly american iron types equipped with sissy bars and ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +101
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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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    America's Most Wanted Canceled After 23 Years

    America's Most Wanted Canceled After 23 Years
    ‘America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh isn’t burned out, nor does he plan to fade away anytime soon. But he’ll likely need to find another home for his long-running true crime show, which aired on Fox for 23 years until its cancellation Monday. While four more episodes of “Wanted” will trickle out as two-hour specials, the weekly program — whose high ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -93
  • -42

    Watch Anti-Cop Rapper's WH Performance

    Watch Anti-Cop Rapper's WH Performance
    Rapper Common's invitation to the White House Wednesday evening, during National Police Week (May 9-15), drew the anger of many groups. NBC New York reports that the New Jersey state police union is especially upset over Common's "A Song for Assata" about Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther party member, who was convicted of killing Trooper Werner Foerster in 1973. According ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -42
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    PD 'Embarrassed' by Unattended Rifle

    PD 'Embarrassed' by Unattended Rifle
    SEATTLE - Everybody's done it. You place an item on top of a car only to remember later — after you or someone else has driven off. But when the forgetful individual is a Seattle police officer and the item is a semi-automatic rifle, it's more than a little embarrassing. It's also the focus of an internal investigation. Seattle police spokesman ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -50
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    Sheriff Joe Spreads Holiday Cheer With Carols to Inmates

    Sheriff Joe Spreads Holiday Cheer With Carols to Inmates
    MARICOPA COUNTY - The self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" in America, Phoenix's Joe Arpaio, who has survived six separate inmate lawsuits trying to stop him from playing Christmas music, will begin playing the tunes again this year - starting Monday with "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,""Frosty the Snowman" and "Feliz Navidad." The 8,000 inmates also will hear, among others, "A Christmas Kwanzaa Solstice," "Over ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +78
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    Election Official Dismissed After Refusing Armed Officer His Right to Vote

    Election Official Dismissed After Refusing Armed Officer His Right to Vote
    BANGOR, Maine — A city election official who refused to allow an armed, uniformed Bangor police officer to vote last week will not be working at the polls for the remainder of the 2010 elections. Bangor City Clerk Patti Dubois, who is in charge of staffing the city’s lone polling place, the Bangor Civic Center, confirmed Monday that Wayne Mallar, a ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +61
  • -62

    Off-Duty Officer Chases Suspect With Family In Car

    DAYTONA, FL - An off-duty Oak Hill police officer with his wife and children in tow narrated a high-speed car chase that included his firing a shot at a pickup driver accused of attempting to ram the family's sedan. The recording of the 9-1-1 call to Volusia County sheriff's dispatchers released Monday included claims of a pursuit that reached speeds of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -62
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    Cop Killer Sentenced to Death

    Cop Killer Sentenced to Death
    GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A Maryland man convicted of killing a Delaware police officer in 2009 was sentenced to death Friday by a judge who described him as a dangerous career criminal. Derrick Powell of Cumberland, Md., hung his head but said nothing after Judge. T. Henley Graves imposed the death penalty for the September 2009 murder of Georgetown patrolman Chad ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +66
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    Former-Officer Indicted On 12 Counts

    Former-Officer Indicted On 12 Counts
    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - A Mount Rainier police officer was indicted Tuesday by a Prince George’s County grand jury on attempted murder and sex-offense charges after a July 2 shooting in Capitol Heights, the state’s attorney’s office said. The officer, who was off-duty at the time, maintained that he had been carjacked. A 12-count indictment alleges that Gene Gillette, 27, shot ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -30
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    From Cell Block to Detroit Police Board

    From Cell Block to Detroit Police Board
    DETROIT - Locked in a segregated prison cell eight years ago, Raphael B. Johnson never thought that someday he'd help run the same police department that arrested him. Then again, maybe he did. Self-confidence is one thing Johnson never lacked. An unyielding belief in himself sustained him through 12 years of prison -- six in solitary confinement -- where he did ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -48
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    'Obama Prayer' Leads to Sergeant's Suspension

    'Obama Prayer' Leads to Sergeant's Suspension
    MANATEE, FL -- A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office sergeant was suspended without pay for almost 26 hours after he labeled a scripture passage in a Bible as “the Obama prayer” and left it on co-worker’s desk, according to a recently released internal affairs report. The highlighted scripture was Psalm 109, which reads in part, “Let his days be few, and let ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -33
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    Retired NYPD Officer Gets in Scuffle With Cops

    Retired NYPD Officer Gets in Scuffle With Cops
    NEW YORK - A retired NYPD police officer and his wife scuffled with cops in a Manhattan stationhouse after their teenage son was stopped, frisked and handcuffed, cops said. Merault Almonor, 49, punched a female officer in the face during the March 20 fracas in the 30th Precinct stationhouse in Harlem, cops said. But Almonor's lawyer said the former cop, his ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -16
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    Officer Launches $1.2M Defamation Suit Against YouTube

    Officer Launches $1.2M Defamation Suit Against YouTube
    TORONTO -- A Toronto police officer nicknamed "Officer Bubbles" on YouTube over an incident during the G20 summit has launched a $1.2-million defamation suit against the website. Const. Adam Josephs received the nickname after an online video surfaced of him telling a protester she would be arrested if any of her bubbles touched police officers. Josephs is not suing over the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +22
  • +53

    Citizen Stops Kidnapper, Rescues 8-year-old Girl

    Citizen Stops Kidnapper, Rescues 8-year-old Girl
    FRESNO, Calif. — A Good Samaritan who spotted a suspected kidnapper and cut him off in traffic rescued an abducted Fresno girl Tuesday. "It was truly a miracle of God," said Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer in announcing the arrest of a 24-year-old gang member on suspicion of kidnapping the 8-year-old girl from in front of her central Fresno home Monday ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +53
  • +51

    Calling All Cars: A Little Girl Has a Request

    Calling All Cars: A Little Girl Has a Request
    Hello old PoliceLink friends! This morning I received a message from a friend of mine, who I've known for 10 or more years. My friend, Lou Jordan, is very active in supporting both law enforcement and fire / rescue officers. A few days ago Lou received a request from the family of an extremely ill little girl named Kelsey. From my ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +51
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    2011 Brings Unusual Wave of Violence Against Cops

    2011 Brings Unusual Wave of Violence Against Cops
    MIAMI — As thousands of law enforcement officers gathered inside the American Airlines Arena here Monday morning for a funeral for two slain Miami-Dade police officers, news quickly spread that two more officers had been shot and killed a few hours earlier — this time in St. Petersburg, Fla. It was an eerie repeat of the police shootings last Thursday in ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -38
  • -32

    NLEOMF: Officers Killed by Gunfire Up 24% in 2009

    NLEOMF: Officers Killed by Gunfire Up 24% in 2009
    NEW YORK — A police officer is gunned down in his patrol car in Penn Hills, Pa., while waiting for backup. Near Seattle, four officers starting their day at a coffee shop are ambushed by an ex-con with a handgun. Another four officers are shot to death in Oakland, Calif., after a traffic stop gone awry. Across the nation, 2009 was ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -32
  • -43

    Deputy Kills Ex-Wife, Injures State Trooper

    Deputy Kills Ex-Wife, Injures State Trooper
    During a violent Memorial Day spree, an off-duty Franklin County deputy shot and killed his ex-wife in a Roanoke convenience store parking lot and then fled in his patrol car, police said. Then, after a nearly hour-long pursuit that ended in Montgomery County, the deputy was stopped by police gunfire -- after a state trooper was wounded and the resulting investigation ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -43
  • -53

    Young Officer's Leg Severed After Collision With Drunk Driver

    SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio Police Officer Mike Thornton 27, remains at Brooke Army Medical Center where Police Chief Bill McManus said surgeons were unable to save the young officer's severed leg. At about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Thornton had parked his police unit on the upper ramp of I-35 and South Laredo Street. He was assisting a stranded motorist when McManus ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -53
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