August 19, 2019

Off-Duty California Sheriff’s Deputy Wounded in Shooting

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A gunman opened fire into a crowd of people early Sunday morning in Turlock, wounding an off-duty sheriff’s deputy from Merced County, Sheriff Vern Warnke confirmed Monday.

California Governor Signs Use of Force Bill

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed Assembly Bill 392, creating one of the toughest standards in the nation for law enforcement use-of-force.

Police Impersonator Pulls Over Van Full of New York Detectives

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A driver used an air horn and emergency lights to pull over a van Friday in Hicksville — but it happened to be occupied by Nassau County detectives so he tried to escape by speeding off.

Texas Troopers Fatally Shoot Driver Who Pulled Gun

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Department of Public Safety troopers fatally shot a driver they said pulled a gun on them late Saturday in South Dallas, according to authorities.

NYPD Commissioner Announces Decision to Fire Officer Over Chokehold Death

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill announced Monday that he is firing Officer Daniel Pantaleo.

Photos: NTOA 36th Annual Law Enforcement Operations Conference and Trade Show

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Photos: NTOA 36th Annual Law Enforcement Operations Conference and Trade ShowThe National Tactical Officers Association’s 36th Annual Law Enforcement Operations Conference and Trade Show is being held in Orlando this week.

NYPD Officers Rescue Woman In Hudson River

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two NYPD officers jumped into action Sunday after a woman ended up in the Hudson River off Pier 62.

NYPD Officers Rescue Woman In Hudson River

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two NYPD officers jumped into action Sunday after a woman ended up in the Hudson River off Pier 62.

Florida Police Make Arrest In 36-Year-Old Rape Case

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man accused of raping a Coral Springs woman has been charged 36 years after the crime occurred.

Florida Police Make Arrest In 36-Year-Old Rape Case

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man accused of raping a Coral Springs woman has been charged 36 years after the crime occurred.

New Park Dedicated to Fallen Colorado Sheriff’s Deputy Opens

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Saturday in Castle Rock was a great day to spend some time outdoors. Even better if spent at a brand new park dedicated to a Douglas County deputy who lost his life in the line of duty.

Report: NYPD Denied All ICE Requests Over 1-Year Period

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The NYPD rejected all requests from the feds to detain immigrants in custody over a one-year period, new data shows.

Officers Arrest At Least 13 People During Portland Protests

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police in riot gear largely managed to keep the right-wing Proud Boys and their supporters apart from the counter-protesters, although sporadic clashes continued across the city late in the day.

Woman Credited With Leading Deputies to Potential Mass Shooter

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Florida woman whose ex-boyfriend texted saying he wanted to "break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever," and, "a good 100 kills would be nice" is being hailed as a hero for reporting the missives, leading to his arrest.

Brothers Accused of Firebombing Atlanta Police Officer’s Home

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police have arrested two suspected crack dealers accused of ordering the firebombing of an Atlanta police officer’s home in June.

Man in Custody in Suspicious Device Scare at NYC Subway Station

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 26-year-old homeless man is facing charges after allegedly leaving suspicious packages on a Manhattan street and at a subway station Friday morning, sparking an evacuation and snarling service for hours.

Suspect Charged in Shooting of Missouri Trooper and Deputy

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

James D. Cummings has been charged with the shooting of a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper and a Carter County Sheriff's deputy on Friday.

Suspect in Shooting of Six Philadelphia Police Officers Charged With Attempted Murder

Posted on August 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Attempted murder charges were filed on Saturday against Maurice Hill for allegedly shooting six Philadelphia police officers during a dramatic 7 1/2-hour standoff last Wednesday.

Florida Deputies Stop Active Shooter at Grocery Store

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Escambia County Sheriff's deputies thwarted a man who was shooting up a grocery store Thursday afternoon near Pensacola.

Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy Dies Suddenly While On Duty

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

K-9 Gus, who has been with the Hall County Sheriff's Office since he was a pup, died Tuesday.

Georgia Sheriff’s K-9 Dies Suddenly While On Duty

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

K-9 Gus, who has been with the Hall County Sheriff's Office since he was a pup, died Tuesday.

Super Bright Fenix TK72R Rechargeable LED Flashlight – 9000 Lumens

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

If you’re looking for a super bright Fenix flashlight, look no further than the Fenix TK72R searchlight. At 9,000 lumens, this is one of the brightest flashlights out there, with a draw range of up to 938 feet. It’s perfect for officers on duty, as...

Video: California Police Officer Helps Choking Boy Breathe Again

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The two officers who saved the boy's life on July 22 were honored by the Culver City City Council this week.

Man Flees Traffic Stop With Chicago Police Officer Inside Vehicle

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man took a Chicago police officer on a wild ride overnight after fleeing a traffic stop with the officer inside the vehicle.

Maryland Court Rules Marijuana Smell Cannot Prompt Police Search

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Maryland's highest court says the smell of marijuana isn't enough for police to search a person.

California Supreme Court Tightens Standards for Police Search of Homes

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police need a warrant or an emergency to enter someone’s home, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday, discarding a 20-year-old opinion that would allow entry for less-urgent reasons.

Ohio Trooper Shoots Suspect Following Pursuit

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A State Highway Patrol trooper shot a suspect late Thursday night following a pursuit in southwest Ohio.

Washington Trooper Finds Driver Playing ‘Pokemon Go’ on 8 Phones at Once

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When Sgt. Kyle Smith of the Washington State Patrol saw a driver parked on the shoulder of eastbound Highway 518 in Burien near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Tuesday evening, he thought the driver had a disabled vehicle.

Body Camera Video Shows Fatal Colorado Police-Involved Shooting

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Colorado Springs Police Department on Thursday released body camera footage of the Aug. 3 officer-involved shooting of 19-year-old De’Von Bailey.

NYPD Evaluating Effectiveness of Mental Health Programs

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 22-question survey was sent out Thursday — one day after the ninth NYPD officer committed suicide this year.

Philadelphia Police Lauded for Handling of Standoff That Left 6 Officers Wounded

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Philadelphia officials on Thursday praised the Police Department for resolving the previous day’s 7 1/2-hour standoff that left six cops wounded by gunfire and trapped two others inside a Tioga house for hours.

Illinois State Police Trooper Shot While Serving Warrant; Suspect in Custody

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Illinois State Police trooper was wounded while attempting to serve a search warrant.

An Effective Aerial Platform Operations Program

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

For overwatch, support, surveillance, or search and rescue, one thing a UAV can’t do is have an officer inside

Social Media and Contemporary Law Enforcement

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Creating your brand is more than click, set up, and save

How to Select Off-duty Footwear

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

You might be off-duty, but that doesn't mean you are off your feet, so choose your shoes wisely

Transformational Tech

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

How wearable technology is transforming law enforcement

When Body Armor Saves Officers…When Body Armor Saves Families

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two stories of officers saved by body armor and how the manufacturer gave back

The Uniform and Family

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

I knew it was going to be an emotional experience, but I wasn’t prepared for how touching the stories were going to be. The general media likes using words like “victim” and “survivor” a lot. They’re easy words to convey context and push the...

An Inside Look at the Speer Factory

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

How the Speer LE Gold Dot G2 Duty Handgun round makes its way from formed brass to ready for your pistol

The Vanguard of Leadership

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

If you go back through the August 2019 issue of Law Enforcement Technology you’ll find articles regarding body armor, the latest technology that is connected to you/on your person as you work a shift, precision engagement of targets from an aerial...

How a SWAT Competition Prepares Teams for Crisis

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

We set our sights on an annual Texas-based program that targets tactical skills

Massachusetts Teen Creates Sign Language Class for Local Police

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When she was old enough to drive, Catherine Fitzgerald, who has profound hearing loss, was worried about what would happen if she was ever pulled over by a police officer.

Driver Charged in Crash That Killed Florida Sheriff’s Deputy

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The driver hospitalized after last month’s crash that killed Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy Benjamin Nimtz was arrested Wednesday on 13 charges and citations Wednesday in relation to the crash.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Recalls Trying to Talk Gunman Intro Surrendering

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said Thursday that he personally tried to talk the gunman who wounded six police officers into surrendering in North Philadelphia’s Tioga section, but it was “the tear gas that ultimately brought him outside.”

Family of Fallen New Jersey Trooper Cheering on Little League World Series Team Named After Him

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Elmora Troopers – 13 All-Stars from the Elmora Youth League – haven’t forgotten New Jersey State Police Trooper Thomas J. Hanratty, who was killed in 1992 when he was hit by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on Route 78.

Arrest Made in Crash That Killed Florida Sheriff’s Deputy

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An arrest has been made in connection with a crash that killed Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Benjamin Nimtz last month.

Four Juveniles, One Adult Charged With Murder Following Crime Spree

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Four juveniles were charged as adults with first degree murder, following a crime spree that ended in the death of a 14-year-old boy.

Four Juveniles, One Adult Charged With Murder Following Crime Spree

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Four juveniles were charged as adults with first degree murder, following a crime spree that ended in the death of a 14-year-old boy.

Four Juveniles, One Adult Charged With Murder Following Crime Spree

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Four juveniles were charged as adults with first degree murder, following a crime spree that ended in the death of a 14-year-old boy.

Coast Guard Recovers 1,300 Pounds of Marijuana Floating Off Coast of Catalina Island

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The U.S. Coast Guard recovered about 1,300 pounds of baled marijuana off Catalina Island, authorities said Wednesday.

NYPD Officer Becomes Ninth in Department to Commit Suicide This Year

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty NYPD officer shot himself to death Wednesday, becoming the ninth department officer to die by apparent suicide this year.

Authorities Say Kansas Deputy Wanted in Felony Case Has Left the Country

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said in an email Wednesday that Derick A. Chandler’s “location has been determined to be outside of the United States” but wouldn’t say where exactly he went.

Shots Fired at Sacramento Detective in Unmarked Car

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

West Sacramento police say they are searching for a suspect vehicle after someone fired shots at a detective in an unmarked car Wednesday morning, but the officer was not harmed.

Connecticut Police Release Children’s Stick Figure Sketches of Suspect

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Eager to help with a police search, young witnesses to a motorcycle crash in Berlin provided graphic depictions of the fleeing suspect.

Video Shows California Deputy Shoot Man Who Climbed Into Cruiser

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s office released officer body camera footage Wednesday, showing a deputy shooting several times into his own patrol car, after a robbery suspect hopped inside.

West Virginia Trooper Wounded in Shooting Released From Hospital

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A West Virginia State Police trooper was was wounded in a shooting last week was released from the hospital on Tuesday.

Wives of Two Virginia Troopers Killed in Helicopter Crash File Wrongful Death Suits

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The widows of two Virginia state troopers killed in a helicopter crash the same day thousands of white nationalists and neo-Nazis flooded Charlottesville are seeking $50 million each in separate wrongful death lawsuits.

Suspect in Shooting of 6 Philadelphia Officers Taken Into Custody After Hourslong Standoff

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A gunman who Philadelphia police say shot six city officers late Wednesday afternoon surrendered around midnight, ending a dramatic standoff that had two officers trapped for several hours inside a house with the suspect after a shootout erupted.

Multiple Philadelphia Police Officers Wounded in Shootout

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least four officers were wounded in a shootout Wednesday afternoon in North Philadelphia.

Pulsar Night Vision Readies to Attend NTOA 2019!

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Pulsar is proud to announce their attendance at this year’s National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) 36th Annual Law Enforcement Operations Conference and Trade Show 2019.

Mobile Laser Scan Data Improves Police Engagement Time in Active Shooter Simulation

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A security technology firm reduced the time needed for public safety personnel to engage a simulated active shooter by providing the team with site floorplans created from 3D laser scan data.

IXP Corporation Reaches Milestone in Managed Services for 911 Dispatch

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After decade of success, ChatComm (GA) renews IXP contract for five additional years; IXP also marks 20th anniversary

‘The Making of the U.S. M17’ Featured This Week on NRA’s American Rifleman TV

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This week the NRA’s American Rifleman TV will feature The Making of the U.S. M17; an in-depth feature about the success of the SIG SAUER Modular Handgun System.

Zetron Joins L3Harris Technologies’ Mission Critical Alliance to Accelerate Advancement of Interoperable Public Safety Technologies

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Zetron announced its membership in the L3Harris Technologies Mission Critical Alliance (MCA), a consortium of public safety technology providers with a common goal of advancing the capabilities, compatibility and security of mission critical solutions.

National Police Foundation and spcaLA Unveil Report on Reducing Dog Shootings in Police Encounters

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

the National Police Foundation and spcaLA have released a report entitled “An Evidence-Based Approach to Reducing Dog Shootings in Routine Police Encounters: Regulations, Policies, Practices, and Training Implications.”

FirstNet Certified Fleet Complete Apps Bring Fully-Integrated Fleet Management Solution to Public Safety

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

AT&T, Fleet Complete, Cradlepoint Offer FirstNet Ready™ In-Vehicle Network Solution that Will Boost Public Safety for Communities Across the USA

Video Shows Florida Police Officer Smash Window to Rescue Baby From SUV

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Newly released body camera video shows a Stuart police officer officer bust a window of an SUV to save a baby girl trapped inside.

Missouri Officer With Cancer Leaves Hospital to Walk Autistic Son to First Day of School

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

St. Louis County Police Officer Andy Mattaline, who was recently diagnosed with cancer and underwent a serious surgery two weeks ago, left the hospital and was joined by his colleges to escort his autistic son to the first day of school Monday morning.

Texas Police Officers Rescue Two Drivers After Fiery Crash

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fort Worth officers saved the lives of two drivers involved in a fiery crash Wednesday morning, police said.

Slain California Highway Patrol Officer Died Doing His ‘Dream Job’

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Whether he was gliding through a zip line course with his wife in Mexico or hopping onto his motorcycle at the CHP’s Riverside station, Andre Moye was often wearing an infectious smile.

Chicago Police Department Retires Badges of Three Officers Killed In The Line Of Duty

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

On Tuesday morning the Chicago Police Department retired the badges of three officers killed in the line of duty last year.

Colorado Deputy Gets Relief From Stand Up Comedy

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When Boulder County Sheriff's Commander Vinnie Montez isn’t biting the bullet on the stage a Saturday night, he might be loading one at the shooting range.

Colorado Deputy Awarded for Heroic Effort to Save Driver From Rushing Creek

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The deputy received a medal of honor for his actions in helping rescue an elderly man after the man flipped his SUV into a creek.

Kansas Sheriff’s Deputy Accused of Misconduct Goes Missing

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputy Derick Ambrose Chandler disappeared after Wellington police and the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office identified him as a suspect in a felony case.

Ohio Police Shoot Man Holding His Daughter Hostage

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police shot a 53-year-old man early Tuesday morning as he held his adult daughter hostage in a hotel room

Officials Vow to Arrest Gunman Who Shot Connecticut Police Captain

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

While SWAT teams in an armored vehicle searched the city for the gunman who fatally shot a man and wounded well-respected police Capt. Anthony Duff, the department’s top brass sent a sharp message Tuesday to the shooter: We will find you and arrest you.

Baltimore Police Officer Taken to Shock Trauma After Crash

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Baltimore police officer was taken to Shock Trauma on Tuesday afternoon after a woman crashed into his vehicle while it was parked in the Central Park Heights neighborhood in Northwest Baltimore.

Police Release Videos, Timeline in Dayton Mass Shooting

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Various video surveillance cameras in the neighborhood helped police piece the timeline together, showing the gunman as he visited two bars on East Fifth Street before returning into his vehicle and changing into a dark hoodie and grabbing his backpack.

Slain LAPD Officer Honored: ‘Brother, Your Watch Has Just Begun’

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The young officer was shot and killed while off duty last month near a taco stand in Lincoln Heights, not far from the neighborhood where he grew up.

Iowa Sheriff’s Deputy Dies Following Crash

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lyon County Sheriff's Deputy Stephanie Schreurs died on Tuesday after she sustained incapacitating injuries after she was involved in a single-vehicle crash early Friday morning.

Video Shows Police Take Down Gunman at VA Medial Center

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

No one was injured when a man fired an assault rifle at a Veterans Affairs hospital on the Near West Side Monday afternoon, then ran inside where he was arrested near a pharmacy as staff and patients yelled and scattered for cover, according to Chicago po

Connecticut Police Captain Wounded in Shootout

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New Haven Police Capt. Anthony Duff was wounded in a shootout while off-duty Monday night.

NYPD in Mourning Again After Police Officer Becomes Eighth to Commit Suicide This Year

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Another NYPD cop took his own life early Tuesday, shooting himself inside his Yonkers home.

California Highway Patrol Mourns Death of Officer Killed During ‘Horrific’ Shootout

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A driver California Highway Patrol Officer Andre Moye stopped pulled out a rifle and opened fire, mortally wounding him while he was filling out paperwork to impound the man’s truck.

Georgia Deputy Uses PIT Maneuver to End Pursuit

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Newly released dashboard camera video shows a Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy position his patrol car to disable the vehicle and two people were taken into custody in Alpharetta Friday.

Florida Motorcycle Officer Critically Injured in Crash

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Pembroke Pines Police Sgt. John Baker, a 25-year-veteran of the force who oversees the Traffic Unit and is one of the agency’s public information officers, was critically injured in a crash while on his police motorcycle Saturday morning.

NICE and RapidSOS Transform Investigations by Integrating Incident Intelligence and Emergency Data Clearinghouse Solutions

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

ntegration extends RapidSOS’ enhanced emergency information beyond real-time incident handling to empower post-incident reconstruction

FirstNet Apps Bring Fleet Management Solutions to Public Safety

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

AT&T, Fleet Complete, Cradlepoint Offer FirstNet Ready™ In-Vehicle Network Solution that Will Boost Public Safety for Communities Across the USA

Slain LAPD Officer Juan Diaz Honored In Memorial Service

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A young LAPD officer who was only on the force for two years when he was shot and killed last month while off duty was honored Monday with a memorial service in downtown Los Angeles.

NYPD Deputy Commissioner Opposes Reform to Eliminate Cash Bail

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The NYPD deputy commissioner of intelligence and counter-terrorism says New York is bound for trouble if new criminal justice reforms go into effect next year.

Cops for Kids With Cancer Hosts Boat Ride for Patients, Families

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cops for Kids with Cancer and Boston Police hosted their annual boat ride for young patients and their families.

Animal-Loving Massachusetts Police Officer Rescues Baby Squirrels

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Quincy Police Officer Tim Kaes rescued two baby squirrels recently after their mother and other siblings died.

Chicago Police Officer Under Investigation for Chauffeuring Hulk Hogan

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Chicago police officer is under investigation after video footage surfaced of him giving ex-pro wrestling legend Hulk Hogan a ride in a squad car along the tarmac of O’Hare International Airport.

Falling Bear Lands on California Deputy’s Cruiser; Causing Crash, Wildfire

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A hit-and-run bear dropped out of the sky, landing on top of a Humboldt County sheriff deputy's cruiser that was responding to a call on Highway 96 near Weitchpec last weekend.

Convicted Felon Told Florida Deputies He Had Live Grenade in Car

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A convicted felon was arrested Saturday after he told DeSoto County Sheriff's deputies he had a live grenade.

NYPD Officers Help Deliver Baby in Back Seat of Car

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A pregnant mom who went into labor in the back seat of her car in Manhattan got an assist from the NYPD — and the first cop on the scene was a former EMT who had already delivered four babies in his last job.

Body Camera Video Released in Fatal Georgia Deputy-Involved Shooting

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Burke County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Madison killed Fredrick Hadden after the man fired at the officer and his former wife who was trying to escape him.

Wild Shootout Near Freeway Leaves California Highway Patrol Officer and Gunman Dead

Posted on August 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

California Highway Patrol Officer Andre Moye was killed and two other officers were wounded in a wild shootout Monday evening off the 215 Freeway in Riverside that also left the gunman dead and motorists dodging bullets.

‘It Could Have Been Tragic’: Georgia Deputy Recovering After Exchange of Gunfire

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Witnesses to Sunday night's shooting in Rossville that injured a Walker County deputy and a 47-year-old man said that anywhere from 30-40 shots were fired during the incident.

Introduction to Mobile Forensics and Mobile Forensic Data Analysis Courses

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Felician University – a non-profit, Franciscan institution – and Cellebrite have joined forces to offer two courses that provide veterans with critical skills that can lead to in-demand cybersecurity and digital intelligence jobs.The courses –...

Quarterback Cleared After S.C. Officers Mistake Bird Poop for Cocaine

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Charges of cocaine possession were dropped against Georgia Southern University’s starting quarterback Shai Werts this week after lab results show what police thought was drugs more than likely was bird poop.

New York Police Chief Recommends Easing Education Requirements for Officers

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

LOCKPORT, New York -- The Police Board may consider recommending the city ease its qualifications for new police officers by allowing candidates who have years of relevant experience but no college degree to join the force.The Lockport Police Department...

New York Police Chief Recommends Easing Education Requirements for Officers

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

LOCKPORT, New York -- The Police Board may consider recommending the city ease its qualifications for new police officers by allowing candidates who have years of relevant experience but no college degree to join the force.The Lockport Police Department...

Iowa Sheriff’s Deputy Flown to Hospital After Rollover Crash

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Lyon County Sheriff's deputy was flown to a Sioux Falls, South Dakota hospital after sustaining serious injuries in a crash Friday.

Attorney General Calls for Quick Death Penalty for Mass Shooters and Cop-Killers

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Justice Department is seeking legislation to allow for quick death sentences for people who committ mass murder or kill a law enforcement officer, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said.

Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy Shot, Suspect Wounded in Shooting

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Walker County Sheriff's deputy and a suspect are stable condition after a shooting Sunday.

Product News: 12 New Products for Investigations

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New products for evidence management and forensics

Alleged White Supremacist Charged With Plotting Terror Attacks

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Southern Nevada man, who is employed as a security guard, was charged and arraigned in federal court today in connection to bomb making materials found at his Las Vegas home following an FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation.

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Killed In Fiery Crash

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 24-year-old NYPD officer and her 32-year-old passenger were killed in a fiery wreck on the Henry Hudson Parkway early Sunday morning.

Maryland Police Officer Rescues Baby Deer Caught In Soccer Net

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One Howard County officer helped out a little fawn who got tangled up with a soccer net earlier this week, setting it free.

New Mexico Police Officer Receives Burger King Order With Pig Drawn on Wrapper

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A New Mexico police officer received his Burger King order with an unexpected message — a pig’s face drawn on the wrapper.

Doors Stolen Off of Massachusetts Police Humvee Recovered

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The doors stolen from the Warren Police Department’s Humvee in July were recovered and charges will be filed against the person who took them.

Orlando Officer Shot in Helmet During Pulse Shooting Faces Looming Disability Deadline

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Orlando Police Officer Michael Napolitano, who was shot in the helmet while responding to the 2016 massacre at Pulse nightclub, faces an uncertain future with the Police Department as a deadline for his disability benefits looms in less than two months.

Escaped Inmate Suspected in Tennessee Jail Official’s Death Captured

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Escaped jail inmate Curtis Ray Watson, who allegedly killed a Tennessee Department of Correction employee. was captured Sunday.

California Police Fear ‘Suicide by Cop’ Cases; So Some Stopped Responding to Calls

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Some fear that, as police stand down, civilians will be left to handle difficult and potentially dangerous situations alone.

Retired New York Trooper Dies of 9/11-Related Illness

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Former Sergeant and Station Commander Jeffrey Cicora, who assisted in search and recovery efforts at Ground Zero following the September 11 terror attacks.

Critically Wounded Baltimore Officer Speaks From Hospital Bed in New Video: ‘I’ll Be Back’

Posted on August 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Baltimore Sgt. Isaac Carrington spoke briefly from his hospital bed, telling the audience that “I love you all” before saying the police code signal “10-8,” meaning he is an in-service officer.

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Posted on August 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Digi International

Posted on August 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Digi International is a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services

Felician University, a Non-profit, Franciscan Institution

Posted on August 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Felician University engages over 2,300 undergraduate, graduate, and adult students through programs in arts & sciences, business, nursing, and education. Universal Franciscan values of social justice, compassion, and respect for human dignity serve as...

Suspect Sought After Two Killed in Rush Hour Shooting

Posted on August 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In a dramatic early evening shooting, two men were shot to death on Interstate 10, tying up eastbound lanes filled with rush-hour motorists, according to Houston police

Suspect Sought After Two Killed in Rush Hour Shooting

Posted on August 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In a dramatic early evening shooting, two men were shot to death on Interstate 10, tying up eastbound lanes filled with rush-hour motorists, according to Houston police

Off-Duty Missouri Fighter Detains Armed Man Inside Walmart

Posted on August 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police said that Dmitriy N. Andreychenko left the store through an emergency exit, where he was detained by an armed off-duty firefighter who had a conceal-carry permit.

Two People in Custody in Relation to Shooting of Baltimore Police Officer

Posted on August 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A large number of officers responded to the Lansdowne area Friday in relation to the shooting of a off-duty Baltimore Police Sgt. Isaac Carrington on Thursday.

NEW! Fenix HM65R Rechargeable Headlamp

Posted on August 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Fenix HM65R headlamp is built to hold up, no matter the weather. The magnesium body is ultra-durable and lightweight, with a slim profile that fits easily and comfortably. Its design is completely dust and waterproof, and also comes with 2-meter fall...

Police Blast California Law That Allowed Fatal Stabbing Suspect to Be Out Of Jail

Posted on August 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police and law enforcement officials on Thursday blasted AB109 saying the law kept Zachary Castaneda from being behind bars where someone with his violent past should be.

New Jersey Drug Ring Busted

Posted on August 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New Jersey authorities announced a drug bust arresting 28 people and seizing 40,000 doses of heroin and fentanyl.

Florida Sheriff’s Office Throws Retirement Party for Horses

Posted on August 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Happy retirement, Ditto and Major! The Orange County Sheriff's Office in Florida threw a retirement party for two valued members - who happen to be horses!

Wisconsin Pastor Says He Disarmed Machete-Wielding Intruder

Posted on August 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When a man opened Caleb Schaller’s front door in Eau Claire Wednesday afternoon and demanded Schaller’s car keys, a sheathed machete slung over his shoulder, Schaller said he was too surprised to remember some of the finer details.

Kentucky Schools Launching App for Faster Response to Emergencies

Posted on August 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Owensboro Public Schools is now one of three districts in the state utilizing a new crisis management application for computers, smartphones and handheld devices that will allow officials better and quicker response time to emergency situations.

NYPD Investigating After Motorcycle Backfires in Times Square

Posted on August 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A backfiring motorcycle sent Times Square into a panic Tuesday night, now police are investigating whether the booming sound was purposely made to incite fear.

Three in Custody After Shots Fired at Kansas City Officer

Posted on August 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Kansas City police were investigating Thursday night after shots reportedly were fired at a police officer during a traffic stop.

Police: Garlic Festival Gunman Was Gearing Up for Warfare and Survival

Posted on August 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

While a motive remains unclear in the deadly rampage at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, authorities have found an array of evidence suggesting the deceased killer was gearing up for warfare and survival.

How to Best Train Civilians to Survive an Active Shooter Situation

Posted on August 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The phenomenon of mass shooting has grown and changed over the years and so has the thinking on how best to survive one.

Baltimore Police Sergeant On Life Support

Posted on August 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Baltimore Police Sgt. Isaac Carrington has completed one surgery and is "slightly more stable," but has a "long, protracted course ahead" after he was shot multiple times by a masked gunman who tried to rob him while he was off-duty.

$1.7B Los Angeles County Jail Project Could Be Scrapped

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Board of Supervisors might cancel a $1.7-billion contract to replace the dungeon-like Men’s Central Jail downtown amid growing unease about whether Los Angeles County’s incarceration policy focuses enough attention on mental health treatment.

Ex-FBI Deputy Director Sues Justice Department

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sued the Justice Department and Attorney General William Barr, claiming he was illegally fired last year for allegedly failing to fully disclose conversations he had with a reporter about pending investigations.

Suspect in California Stabbing Rampage is Gang Member With Criminal History

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities said the 33-year-old accused of stabbing four people to death in a rampage across two Orange County cities is a known gang member with a criminal record dating back to 2004.

Certified Police Lateral / Hiring Incentives – Lake Havasu City

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Job DescriptionAll applications must be submitted online at https://www.lhcaz.govSTARTING SALARY (Based on years of service):Police Officer Trainee - $20.60/Hourly0-2 Years - $22.66/Hourly2-4 Years - $23.45/Hourly4-6 Years - $24.27/Hourly6-8 Years -...

New Jersey Police Officer Wounded; Gunman in Custody

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Irvington police officer was shot in the leg Thursday and a gunman is in custody.

Man Arrested in Shooting of Colorado Sheriff’s Deputy

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man has been arrested for investigation of attempted murder after allegedly shooting a Costilla County deputy multiple times while the deputy was responding to a burglary call at a home early Wednesday morning.

Tennessee Escapee Sought in Prison Official’s Killing

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Curtis Ray Watson, a person of interest in the killing a Tennessee prison employee, is the subject of a manhunt after escaping from prison, authorities said.

Four Dead in California After Suspect Goes on Stabbing Rampage

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Investigators are trying to determine what led a man on a deadly hours-long rampage in two Orange County cities on Wednesday, fatally stabbing four people and wounding two others.

Federal Agents Conduct Largest State Immigration Enforcement In US History

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Federal agents say they rounded up nearly 700 undocumented immigrants at major food processing centers across Mississippi.

Golden Retrievers Are Bringing Comfort at El Paso Hospital After Mass Shooting

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A pack of golden retrievers are helping staff members at a Texas hospital heal following the El Paso shooting.

Video: Georgia Police Officer Dances His Way Into Retirement

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A police officer in Georgia is dancing his way into retirement in a video gone viral.

Video: Georgia Police Officer Dances His Way Into Retirement

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A police officer in Georgia is dancing his way into retirement in a video gone viral.

Police: Alabama Woman Used Hot Grease to Stop Armed Intruder

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities said an Decatur woman used a pot full of hot grease to defend herself from an armed intruder last week.

Man Accused of Headbutting Michigan Trooper During Arrest

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Houghton Lake man allegedly headbutted a Michigan State Police trooper when he was being arrested Monday.

Georgia Deputies Escort Son of Slain Colleague to First Day of School

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

On Wednesday, almost exactly a month after his father was killed in the line of duty, Caden Dixon was escorted to school by several Hall County deputies who were showing support and encouragement for their fallen colleague’s family.

Georgia Deputies Escort Son of Slain Colleague to First Day of School

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

On Wednesday, almost exactly a month after his father was killed in the line of duty, Caden Dixon was escorted to school by several Hall County deputies who were showing support and encouragement for their fallen colleague’s family.

Inmate Charged With Attempted Murder of Pennsylvania Troopers

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An inmate at Indiana County’s Pine Grove state prison is charged with attempting to kill two state troopers when he seized a gun from one of the troopers and fired it twice as they were driving him back to the prison from a district court hearing.

Inmate Charged With Attempted Murder of Pennsylvania Troopers

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An inmate at Indiana County’s Pine Grove state prison is charged with attempting to kill two state troopers when he seized a gun from one of the troopers and fired it twice as they were driving him back to the prison from a district court hearing.

Manhunt for Murder Suspects in Canada Ends After 2 Bodies Found

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

he manhunt for two teens suspected of killing a vacationing Charlotte woman and her boyfriend in British Columbia has led to two bodies found in dense brush near the Nelson River in Canada, according to Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

CBP Port Director Credited With Saving Victims During El Paso Shooting

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

CBP Tornillo Port Director Donna Sifford was shopping on her day off when a gunman entered the store and began shooting Saturday morning at the Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall.

Cop-Killer Pleads Guilty to Killing Arizona Officer in 2018, Avoids Death Penalty

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

David Ernesto Murillo, who was charged with fatally shooting Nogales Police Officer Jesus Cordova in 2018, pleaded guilty Wednesday to all 39 charges related to the incident.

Cop-Killer Pleads Guilty to Killing Arizona Officer in 2018, Avoids Death Penalty

Posted on August 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

David Ernesto Murillo, who was charged with fatally shooting Nogales Police Officer Jesus Cordova in 2018, pleaded guilty Wednesday to all 39 charges related to the incident.

New Jersey Attorney General Hopes New Plan Helps Prevent Officer Suicides

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal unveiled the program in response to 17 law enforcement officers who committed suicide in the state last year and a total of 37 who have taken their own lives since 2016.

67 Arrested, 103 Juveniles Rescued in FBI Crackdown on Child Sex Trafficking

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Operation Independence Day, which was led by the FBI and executed in July, included 161 operations and resulted in the recovery or identification of 103 child victims and the arrest of 67 sex traffickers.

Colorado Sheriff’s Deputy Shot Multiple Times Responding to Burglary Call

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Costilla County deputy was shot multiple times while he was investigating a burglary at a home early Wednesday morning.

Georgia Police Swamped With Treats After Injured Officer Jokingly Asks for Them

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After Dunwoody Police Officer Nathan Daley was dragged alongside a car onto I-285 and thrown from the vehicle last week, the police department has been overloaded with sweet treats sent in by residents for the injured officer.

Rookie Providence Police Officer Save Woman From Overdose

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A rookie Providence police officer helped revive a woman with the opioid-overdose reversal Narcan early Tuesday.

Texas Police Officer Five Weeks Out of Surgery Fighting City for Recovery Pay

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Veteran Fort Worth Police Officer Kellie Whitehead had back surgery on July 2 to repair injuries she received after an on-duty rear-end collision sidelined her for more than three years.

NYPD Joins Community for National Night Out

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The annual community-building event was held at more than 70 citywide locations in New York City in an effort to strengthen the relationship between the community and law enforcement.

Phoenix Police to Seek Advice From Other Cities

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Phoenix police officers want to see how other departments have made changes for the better.

Hungry Florida Boy Calls Police Because He Wanted Pizza

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 5-year-old Florida boy wasn't in any danger when he called 9-1-1 last Friday but he did have an emergency. He was hungry and wanted pizza.

Accused San Diego Police Sergeant Commits Suicide

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

San Diego Police Sgt. Joseph Ruvido, who was accused of soliciting a minor for sex, was found dead in his home after failing to show up for Monday's arraignment.

Atlanta Police Mourn Officer Killed in Crash

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Atlanta Police Officer Jarvis Rushin died in a car crash early Monday morning in the city of South Fulton.

Georgia Police Chief Defends Use of Force in Three Arrests

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Tybee Island Police Department released one of the officers’ body camera footage as well as three incident reports.

7 Charged in Fight That Left California Officers Injured

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Seven people have been charged in connection with a melee last week that sent a Huntington Beach police officer to a hospital and left multiple other officers injured.

Suspect Arrested in Shooting of Baton Rouge Police Sergeant

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 24-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested after police say he shot and injured a Baton Rouge police sergeant who was responding to a domestic dispute Monday evening.

Washington Police Officer Shot Responding to Botched Robbery

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As police responded to the apartment complex, at least one of the teens shot at a Prosser officer, hitting him once in the leg.

As Number of Officers Continues to Decline, Baton Rouge Tries New Recruiting Efforts

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Baton Rouge's current officer corps has fallen to the lowest count in the last three years.

TURBO-X Riot Helmet

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This durable helmet includes an extra-long face visor to protect users from various frontal threats. The helmet shell is manufactured of strong plastic composites, and has a raised upper back-part of the top of the helmet shell. Sizes: 1-size fits...

Bubble Riot Helmet

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Equipped with a bubble-style visor to allow ample space between the user’s face and the visor, this helmet is a favorite to be used with gas masks. Includes ear holes, neck protection, and multiple visor positions. Sizes: 1-size fits all All...

PROTEC-X Riot Helmet

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Manufactured with durable polycarbonate, EDI’s PROTEC-X Helmet allows users to maintain maximum control during anti-riot operations. Includes fixed back-of-neck guard. Sizes: S, M, L, XL All helmets include a quick-release button for fast...

Mini Bubble Riot Helmet

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Also equipped with a bubble-style visor, this helmet is smaller than the standard bubble riot helmet to allow it to fit tightly to user’s heads. It is compatible with most gas masks and is ideal for situations where the user needs high...

PROTEC-X Riot Suit

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

EDI’s newest riot suit protecting up to level NIJ II stab-proof resistance. Available with or without flame retardant fabric. The PROTEC-X suit has been one of EDI-USA® ’s best sellers over the past year and is one of the most comprehensive suits...

FreshTac Gas Mask

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

EDI-USA® ’s FreshTac Gas Mask is equipped with two double-side filters to allow smooth and obstructed breathing. See spec sheet for full protection specifications of filter. Sizes: 1-size fits all (Includes adjustable...

PROTEC-X Gas Mask

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One of EDI-USA® ’s most popular masks, the PROTEC-X Gas Mask includes a single front-mounted filter that is ideal for use under most anti-riot helmets. See spec sheet for full protection specifications of filter. ...

TURBO-X Riot Suit

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

EDI’s classic suit for years, this 1-size fits all riot suit protects up to NIJ level 1 stab-proof resistance and is coated with a layer of flame retardant treatment. Designed for maximum mobility, the TURBO-X suit is one of law enforcement’s...

RUB-X Riot Shield

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Protected with a durable hard rubber border, the RUB-X Shield is law enforcement’s first choice for thick and strong riot shield protection. Compatible with FoxFury® ‘s tactical shield light (attached permanently or removable with...

Classic Riot Shield

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fast, lightweight, and easy to use, this shield is EDI’s most popular shield for riot operations. Compatible with FoxFury® ‘s tactical shield light (attached permanently or removable with Velcro). Sizes: 35.5 ” x...

Ballistic T-Shirt

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Produced with extra-thin ballistic panels only 0.21” (5.5mm) in thickness, this unique ballistic t-shirt can be worn under most male or female shirt and offers up to III-A protection. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL Ballistic...

EDI-USA Classic External Vest

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A classic for years, this external vest provides up to level III-A protection and snugly fits over the user’s clothes. Ideal for security guards and patrolling operations.Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL NIJ II Test Report NIJ III-A Test...

Handcuff/Legcuff Transportation System

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Transport detainees with confidence with EDI’s restraint transportation system. Connected with a strong steel chain, the user’s hands and legs are securely restrained and connected in front of the user’s body. Includes four keys and carry pouch....

TONFA Baton

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Strong and durable, EDI’s TONFA Baton (PR-24) is manufactured with durable polycarbonate and allows maximum control of riot situations.Sizes: 23.5 in (60 cm)  

Transport Legcuffs

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

EDI’s durable leg cuffs allow users to maintain maximum control when transporting combatants. Coated with a strong anti-rust treatment, the thick chain links are strongly welded closed and significantly reduce movement for those being...

Nylon Expandable Baton

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

EDI-USA® ’s lightweight nylon baton is manufactured with hardened lightweight nylon to offer a strong impact on combatants. Belt baton holster available in durable nylon thread. Sizes: Standard Material: Lightweight...

Tactical Ballistic Vest

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Designed for tactical operations, this ballistic vests is equipped with front, back, side, shoulder upper arm, neck, and groin protection. Protection add-ons are customizable and the vest can be produced with or without MOLLE webbing.Sizes: S, M, L ...

Chain Handcuff Model: X707

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

EDI’s model x707 Chain Handcuff provides strong protection to subdue combatants. Tested up to 0307.01 NIJ standard, the x707 handcuff is coated in a thick anti-rust nickel treatment and includes two keys. CUSTOM LOGO...

MICH Helmet, with Side Rails and Front Mount

Posted on August 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

EDI’s MICH helmet with or without side rails & front mount is one of EDI’s best selling helmets for law enforcement officials. Equipped with strong interior padding for maximum comfort.Sizes: S, M, L, XL CUSTOM COLORS and INTERIOR ...

Georgia’s Statewide Police Academy Selects Meggitt Training Systems to Upgrade De-escalation Training

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center and its Georgia Police Academy have chosen Meggitt Training Systems’ five-screen, 300-degree FATS® 300LE advanced simulation system and BlueFire® wireless weapons.

Georgia’s Statewide Police Academy Selects Meggitt Training Systems to Upgrade De-escalation Training

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center and its Georgia Police Academy have chosen Meggitt Training Systems’ five-screen, 300-degree FATS® 300LE advanced simulation system and BlueFire® wireless weapons.

Handheld Raman technology and its use in forensic applications

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Law enforcement personnel, laboratory technicians, crime scene investigators and many others face a significant challenge for identification of materials in a forensic investigation.

New Hope for Break in Florida Cold Case

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw called the tip “one of the best and most credible leads that we have got to date to solve this case.”

Ohio Governor Calls for Red-Flag Law, Stronger Background Checks

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine asked lawmakers Tuesday to act on red-flag laws, background checks, and tougher penalties for violent felons to deal with gun violence and mental health in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting in Dayton.

West Virginia State Police Trooper Wounded

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

West Virginia State Police Trooper Josh Tallman was wounded and the suspected gunman, who shot at Pocahontas County Sheriff J.P. Barlow, was fatally shot during an exchange of gunfire.

Texas Police Apologize After Arrest Photo Surfaces

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Galveston police are apologizing after a dramatic photo circulated online showing horse-mounted officers leading a handcuffed man of color by what appears to be a rope.

Teens Arrested After Punching Chicago Police Horse at Lollapaooza

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two teens were arrested at Chicago’s four-day Lollapalooza festival after each allegedly punched a police horse.

Following Deadly Mass Shootings, Experts Debate How to Best Protect ‘Soft Targets’

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The shootings all occurred in public places, including a a Walmart, a popular bar and a famous food festival, and left both law enforcement officials and security experts debating what more can be done to better protect these venues from future attacks.

Mass Shootings and Mass Media

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Editorial Director, veteran police officer and Active Shooter Response instructor, Lt. Frank Borelli, talks about our loss of focus in discussing active shooter events. Remove the political and emotional saturation and have a rational talk.

Offender Calls and Convenience Increase at Vigo County Community Corrections

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Securus Technologies Offers Affordable Option to Replace Collect Calls and Phone Cards

Walk the Talk America and Zephyr Wellness First Seminar “At the Intersection of Guns and Mental Health” Paves Path for Success

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Workshop held at Reno Guns & Range and introduced the gun culture to attending mental health professionals. WTTA board member and instructor, Rob Pincus, also provided an intro shooting instruction.

Florida Police Officer Opens Fire at Vehicle After Suspect Drives at Him

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Winter Haven officers responded to a suspicious vehicle call Sunday morning, resulting in an officer-involved shooting.

Man Carjacks California Highway Patrol Cruiser During Wild Pursuit

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A suspect was captured Monday morning in Mission Viejo after a wild pursuit that began in Temecula.

Glendale Police Chief Retires After 23 Years

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The city of Glendale has announced Police Chief Rick St. John has retired after 23 years with the department.

Donations Continue to Pour in for Paralyzed North Carolina Trooper

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Donations are flowing in for North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Christopher Wooten, who was paralyzed from the neck down when a truck hit his motorcycle during a pursuit.

FBI Investigating Social Media Posts After Mass Shootings

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Bethlehem police, along with New York City police and the FBI, are investigating “a few” social media posts mentioning Bethlehem and the recent Texas and Ohio mass shootings.

Off-Duty North Carolina Sheriff’s Deputy Helps Rescue Dog From Well

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A family was running out of time to save a puppy that fell down a well when an off-duty Nash County Sheriff's deputy joined the rescue effort.

Off-Duty North Carolina Sheriff’s Deputy Helps Rescue Dog From Well

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A family was running out of time to save a puppy that fell down a well when an off-duty Nash County Sheriff's deputy joined the rescue effort.

Woman Beats Portland Police Officer With His Own Baton

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 38-year-old woman has been charged with assaulting a public safety officer and unlawful use of a weapon after she allegedly attacked a police officer and used his own baton to beat him as he tried to assist her following a motorcycle crash.

Feds: Grandmother Thwarts Texas Mass Shooting Plot

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A planned mass shooting at a Lubbock hotel was averted when a gunman’s grandmother convinced him he needed to go to a hospital, according to federal authorities.

Wisconsin Police Officer Saved by Ballistic Vest in Shooting

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A La Crosse police officer was shot Saturday afternoon but was saved by his ballistic vest during a disturbance near Ninth and Cass streets.

Suspects Arrested in Killing of Off-Duty Cop

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the slaying of off-duty Los Angeles Police Officer Juan Jose Diaz who confronted a tagger near a taco stand in Lincoln Heights last month.

How Automating Evidence Redaction Saves Law Enforcement Time & Money

Posted on August 6, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Learn how law enforcement teams can can automate video and audio evidence redaction to save crucial officer time, reduce costs and comply with laws.

North Carolina Deputy Fired for Refusing to Train a Woman Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Manuel Torres said in the suit that he resisted training a female deputy on religious principle before he was sacked by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in 2017.

Tennessee Deputy Stabbed, Suspect Critically Wounded

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Shelby County Sheriff's deputy was stabbed and the suspect was shot in an incident Monday morning in downtown Memphis.

Death Toll in El Paso Mass Shooting Rises to 22

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The death toll in the El Paso Walmart shooting has risen to 22 after two people died at a hospital, El Paso police and Del Sol Medical Center officials said.

Trump: Death Penalty for Mass Shooters, No Firearms for Those Who Pose ‘Grave Risk’

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

President Trump responded to the massacres Monday with proposals that he says will help authorities stop possible shooters before they kill and get help for those with mental illness.

Veritone IDentify Video

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

View this video to learn how Veritone’s IDentify solution harnesses the power of agency booking databases to identify suspect leads faster.

Touching Memorial Held for Slain Off-Duty Los Angeles Police Officer

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Los Angeles Police Officer Juan Diaz was remembered for his bright smile and his bright mind.

4 People, Including 2 NYPD Officers, Injured In Harlem Crash

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police say four people, including two officers, were injured in a car crash in Harlem on Sunday.

Dashcam Video Shows Plane Makes Insane Emergency Landing on Busy Road

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Washington State Trooper Clint Thompson never expected to make a traffic stop like this.

Alabama Deputy, Teen on ATV Both Injured in Crash

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Walker County Sheriff’s Deputy and a 14-year-old male were both injured in a Friday night accident in Jasper City limits.

Former Mississippi Trooper Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A May 2017 collision that resulted in the death of a college athlete ended with a former Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper pleading guilty to manslaughter in connection with her death.

Louisiana Sheriff’s Office Mourns Deputy Killed in Crash

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Jonathan Panks, a member of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office since 2006, was reportedly driving back to Louisiana on Sunday after his bachelor party in Florida when a driver on Interstate 10 in Mississippi crossed a median and struck Panks' truck.

Domestic Terrorist Convicted of Killing New Jersey Trooper Dies in Prison

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Thomas William Manning, a convicted cop killer sentenced to life for his role in the 1981 shooting death of a New Jersey State Police Trooper Philip J. Lamonaco, has died in a federal prison.

DNA Reunites Brothers Who Are Both Officers

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Orange County Sheriff’s Sgt. David Stull was reunited with Boynton Beach Police Officer Eric Reynolds after the two were connected by a DNA testing service.

Video Shows Ohio Trooper Save Choking Toddler on Highway

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Newly released dashboard camera video shows a Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper save the life of a toddler last month.

Weightlifting for Weight Loss?

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Resistance training is a stronger stimulus for increased muscle mass and increased basal metabolism compared to endurance training.

Ohio Police Officers Took Down Gunman Within 30 Seconds of Mass Shooting

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Six Dayton police officers engaged the active shooter in the Oregon District within 20 seconds and had him down within 30 seconds of the first shots being fired.

Mark Geremia

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mark Geremia is Vice President and General Manager for Dragon Professional and Consumer and oversees the product and marketing strategy for Nuance's Dragon speech recognition and documentation workflow portfolio. Mark has held various leadership roles...

Why Manual Documentation is Not a Good Strategy in Policing

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Manual reporting can result in inaccuracies and delayed convictions, cost departments time and money, limit community visibility, or worse, impact officer burnout and safety. There’s a better way.

TruckVault’s SeatVault: Secure, Concealed, Under Your Seat.

Posted on August 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After growing demand for in-cab secure storage, we sought out to deliver.

Ohio Mass Shooting Leaves 10 People Dead Including Gunman

Posted on August 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A masked gunman wearing body armor opened fire in a busy Oregon District shortly about 1 a.m. Sunday, killing nine people and wounding at least 26 others before Dayton police officers returned fire and killed him about a minute after gunfire erupted.

20 Dead, More Than 2 Dozen Injured in Mass Shooting at Texas Mall

Posted on August 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said the suspect surrendered to approaching officers: “We have a manifesto from this individual that indicates a potential nexus to a hate crime."

Glock Slimline Models

Posted on August 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

 GLOCK, Inc. announced today that two of the newest Slimline models, the GLOCK 43X and the GLOCK 48, are now available in an all-black factory finish.  The G43X and G48 both feature a Slimline compact design for comfort, durability and...

Earphone Connection Tubeless Option

Posted on August 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

For the law enforcement industry,  Earphone Connection has developed tubeless technology. After officer field-testing, Earphone Connection is now releasing a revamped version of the Micro Sound with smart new features.  Earphone Connection’s...

Judge Recommends NYPD Officer Be Fired in Chokehold Death

Posted on August 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NEW YORK — A NYPD judge has recommended that Officer Daniel Pantaleo be fired for his hands-on role in the Staten Island chokehold death of Eric Garner, the Daily News has learned.Trials Commissioner Rosemary Maldonado, who presided over Pantaleo’s...

Texas Police Officer Fatally Shoots Woman While Aiming at Dog

Posted on August 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Arlington police officer on Thursday fatally shot a woman who was lying in grass as he fired upon a running, barking dog near her, the police department said.

Birmingham Police Chief Says Officer Staged Shooting, Faked Distress Call

Posted on August 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Birmingham Police Officer Keith Buchanan, who Police Chief Patrick Smith said staged a shooting and issued a fake distress call last month, was arrested and charged Thursday night.

NYU POLICING PROJECT PRIVACY AUDIT DETERMINES SHOTSPOTTER PRESENTS EXTREMELY LOW RISK OF VOICE SURVEILLANCE

Posted on August 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

ShotSpotter, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSTI), the leader in solutions that help law enforcement officials identify, locate and deter gun violence, today announced the results of a privacy audit on its gunshot detection service conducted earlier this year.

SHOTSPOTTER ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE TRAUMA COLLABORATION TO STUDY IMPACT OF GUNSHOT DETECTION ON PATIENT OUTCOMES

Posted on August 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New Clinical Research Effort Part of Broader ShotSpotter Program to Engage Hospitals in Helping Reduce Gun Violence

Two Speakers from L-Tron to present at the 2019 IAI Forensics Conference in Reno

Posted on August 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

L-Tron is proud to announce that two speakers from their team will be presenting at the IAI International Forensic Educational Conference in Reno, NV from August 11th-17th, 2019.

Off-Duty Georgia Police Officer Saves Choking Child

Posted on August 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Off-Duty DeKalb County Police Officer Darwin Jones helped save a toddler from choking during an open house event at Woodland Elementary School.

Florida Deputy Shoots, Kills Man Charging Him With Knife

Posted on August 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says a man is dead after charging at a deputy with a large kitchen knife held over his head.

Minnesota Police Officers Pull Over Dozens on First Day of Hands-Free Law

Posted on August 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Minnesota on Thursday became the 19th state with a hands-free law.

Federal Prosecutors Indict 90 Members of Alleged Drug Crews to Stem Baltimore Violence

Posted on August 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Federal prosecutors have indicted 90 individuals on gun and drug charges in Baltimore in the past month alone, accusing them of peddling huge amounts of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine as part of underworld drug crews spurring violence across the city.

Kentucky Sheriff’s Deputy Rescues Elderly Couple After Gas Pipeline Explosion

Posted on August 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy who helped rescue an elderly man and woman from a gas pipeline explosion that destroyed at least five homes, killing a woman and injuring several others early Thursday.

NYPD Traffic Agent Saves 3 Men, 4 Dogs From House Fire

Posted on August 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NYPD Traffic Safety Supervisor Milagros Soriano rescued three men and four dogs Thursday from homes in Queens engulfed in smoke and flames.

Fallen Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Honored for Service to Country and Community

Posted on August 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Family, friends, army buddies and fellow deputies had plenty to say about the “man of few words” during a funeral service for Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Benjamin “Benji” Nimtz on Thursday.

Donations Pour In for Paralyzed North Carolina Trooper

Posted on August 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A GoFundMe site has raised $12,650 in just five days for a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper who was paralyzed from his neck down when a truck hit his motorcycle during a pursuit.

California Police Officers Who Stopped Mass Shooter Hailed for ‘Tremendous Courage’

Posted on August 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three courageous cops who quickly engaged and shot dead the Gilroy Garlic Festival gunman were hailed Thursday as “heroes.”

New Hampshire Police Officer Shot Multiple Times Responding to Domestic Dispute

Posted on August 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Weare Police Officer William Paul Lewis suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his arm while responding to a domestic disturbance and the gunman was found dead inside his home.

New Hampshire Police Officer Shot Multiple Times Responding to Domestic Dispute

Posted on August 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Weare Police Officer William Paul Lewis suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his arm while responding to a domestic disturbance and the gunman was found dead inside his home.

California Sheriff’s Office Releases Video of Crime Spree That Ended With Officer-Involved Shooting

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Sonoma County sheriff's office released body camera footage this week showing a deputy fatally shooting a San Francisco man who officials say had stabbed a security guard and ran into pedestrians with a stolen truck on July 4 — all while high on LSD.

California Sheriff’s Office Releases Video of Crime Spree That Ended With Officer-Involved Shooting

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Sonoma County sheriff's office released body camera footage this week showing a deputy fatally shooting a San Francisco man who officials say had stabbed a security guard and ran into pedestrians with a stolen truck on July 4 — all while high on LSD.

California Sheriff’s Office Releases Video of Crime Spree That Ended With Officer-Involved Shooting

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The Sonoma County sheriff’s office released body camera footage this week showing a deputy fatally shooting a San Francisco man who officials say had stabbed a security guard and ran into pedestrians with a stolen truck on July 4 — all while high on LSD.

PCSO LAUNCHES SECUREVIEW® TABLETS FOR INMATES IN AN EFFORT TO REDUCE RECIDIVISM

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is excited about our partnership with Securus Technologies which will bring technology to the inmates at the Adult Detention Center.

Man Dies Jumping From Overpass to Evade Florida Trooper

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man has died after jumping from a 50-foot Interstate 95 overpass early Thursday to evade a Florida Highway Patrol officer, state authorities said.

One of Two Escaped Georgia Inmates Recaptured

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Georgia inmate and alleged member of a white supremacist prison gang who escaped work detail Wednesday has been recaptured, authorities said Thursday.

Los Angeles Deputy Fatally Shoots Suspect Who Opened Fire

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man who authorities allege was armed with a handgun was fatally wounded by a deputy after a traffic stop early Thursday in Hyde Park.

Manhunt Underway for Gunman After Atlanta Police Officer Shot During Ambush

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A manhunt is underway Thursday for a man accused of shooting a DeKalb County police officer multiple times after fatally shooting his girlfriend.

Micro Sound Tubeless Earpiece from Earphone Connection

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Valencia, CA – August 2019 Last year, Earphone Connection released Micro Sound, a simplistic tubeless earpiece that delivers clear audio with no obstruction or loss of sound, just clean audio from the source all the way to you. For the law enforcement...

Body Camera Video Shows Iowa Officers Rescue Two People From River

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Police body camera video captured the dramatic rescue of two people whose raft capsized, tossing them into the churning waters below a dam in Iowa’s Des Moines River.

Body Camera Video Shows South Carolina Deputy Shoot Man in His Home

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dramatic body camera video of the shooting of a man inside his home last month has been released by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Arizona Trooper Arrested for Threatening to Kill Co-Worker

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says that Trooper Edward Swan made the death threat in front of his supervisor.

Suspect Allegedly Rapped About Killing and Burying Missing Girlfriend in Video

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Disturbing video of a suspected kidnapper rapping about killing and burying his girlfriend became a focal point of the desperate effort to locate the missing woman, police said Wednesday.

Police Raid New Jersey Home, Find $1 Million in Crystal Meth

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police took down a major methamphetamine lab in New Jersey and seized $1 million worth of the drug, along with other narcotics, authorities said.

Police Raid New Jersey Home, Find $1 Million in Crystal Meth

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police took down a major methamphetamine lab in New Jersey and seized $1 million worth of the drug, along with other narcotics, authorities said.

Video: Longest-Serving Female Florida Trooper Signs Off for the Final Time

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Barbara Ehrhart signed off for the final time on Tuesday after 36 years of service with Florida Highway Patrol in Manatee County.

Video: Woman Flees Oklahoma Police, Gets Tased Over $80 Ticket

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A confrontation between 65-year-old woman who believed she was being unfairly ticketed and an Oklahoma police officer led to a police chase that resulted in the cop pulling the woman out of the car and Tasing her — and it was all caught on camera.

New York Legislation Would Make Dousing Officers With Water a Felony

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Anyone who throws or sprays any substance on police could face up to four years in prison under New York State legislation unveiled after videos surfaced of NYPD officers being doused with water and mocked.

Louisiana Deputy Saves Pregnant Woman Threatening to Jump From Bridge

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Lt. Ken Albarez came to the aid of a woman who had abandoned her van and was clinging to the other side of the railing that guards against a 130-foot drop above the Mississippi River.

Report: LODDs Drop 35% in First Half of 2019

Posted on August 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund on Wednesday issued its 2019 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report showing a 35 percent decrease in line-of-duty deaths.

Police Cadet – Austin Police Department

Posted on July 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Job title: Police Cadet – Austin Police DepartmentPosition Type: Full-timeSalary: $50,000/year during academy; $59,268/year at graduationPosting Date: 7/5/2019Closing Date: 12/31/2019Phone: (512) 974-4211 Email: ashley.avants@austintexas.gov Website:...

Pennsylvania School Police Officers Lose Arrest Powers

Posted on July 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Seven months after a Snyder County judge granted full arrest powers to Selinsgrove Area School District Police Chief Mark Wolfberg and two of his part-time officers, Pennsylvania lawmakers have stripped much of their authority away.

Retired NYPD Sergeant Dies of 9/11-Related Cancer

Posted on July 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Thomas J. Fennessy, a retired NYPD sergeant who worked in the 9/11 recovery efforts at Ground Zero, died on July 19 at NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola after a battle with the brain cancer glioblastoma.

Kidnapping Suspect Arrested After Five-Hour Standoff With Police in Downtown Los Angeles

Posted on July 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man suspected of kidnapping his girlfriend was taken into custody early Tuesday after a five-hour standoff with police in downtown Los Angeles, officials said.

5.11 Tactical Opens 50th Company Owned Retail Store

Posted on July 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The company launched its first company-owned retail store in 2014. Now it's 50th is opened at Ft. Bliss, Texas!

Chicago Police Officials React to Report on Body Cameras

Posted on July 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police and Mayor Lori Lightfoot have reacted to a report that is raising questions about Chicago’s police body camera program.

Video Shows Man Throwing Water at NYPD Officers

Posted on July 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The NYPD is hunting for another man seen throwing water at NYPD traffic officers in Queens.

Dashboard Camera Video Captures Alaska Officer’s Heart-Stopping Encounter With 2 Moose on Highway

Posted on July 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Natasha Welch with the Anchorage Police Department was cruising along in her patrol car. Then, all of a sudden, a mama moose and her calf emerged from the right shoulder, trying to cross the four-lane road.

15-Year Old Arrested in Brutal Beating of Baltimore Police Employee

Posted on July 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with robbing and beating a 59-year-old civilian police employee, and detectives continue looking for two others connected to a brutal attack caught on video tape, Baltimore police announced Tuesday.

Florida Police Officer Stabbed, Suspect Shot

Posted on July 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 31-year-old woman who stabbed a West Palm Beach police officer Monday was in violation of a restraining order at her mother's home on North Flagler Drive when another officer shot her "multiple" times, according to a police report made public Tuesday.

California Sheriff’s Deputy Stays Close With Girl He Revived

Posted on July 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Isys Robinson doesn’t have memories of why Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Chaeff is “Uncle Rick,” but she knows why he is so important to her.

Brazilian Steakhouse Apologizes for Asking San Antonio Police Officer With Gun to Leave

Posted on July 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse released a statement apologizing after a manager at its San Antonio location mistakenly asked a local law enforcement officer to leave the restaurant Saturday night because he was carrying a gun.

Mississippi Police Officer Saved by Ballistic Vest

Posted on July 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Southaven police officer was shot, but he was saved by his bulletproof vest and was being treated at an area hospital.

Body Camera Footage Shows Struggle Before Deadly Police Shooting

Posted on July 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Hartford police officer yells, “He’s got my gun,” seconds before the driver of a fleeing car was fatally shot Friday during a frantic struggle with at least three cops, body camera footage released Monday shows.

‘Shame and Stigma’ Contribute to Higher Suicide Risk for Law Enforcement Officers

Posted on July 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As the NYPD mourns the seventh cop to die by suicide this year, some studies suggest cultural stigma around mental illness could be compounding what has been described as a "crisis."

The Sierra Wireless AirLink®MP70: LTE Router

Posted on July 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The AirLink® MP70 is a high performance, LTE-Advanced Pro vehicle router developed specifically for mobile mission-critical applications in public safety, transit and field services.Click below to download the AirLink MG90 datasheet.

L-Tron Team to Exhibit & Speak at IAI Conference in Reno, NV

Posted on July 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

L-Tron announces its attendance at the IAI Conference in Reno, NV from August 11-17, 2019.

Armed Man Shot by Police Sniper After Six-Hour Standoff

Posted on July 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An armed man who kept a Pinellas Park SWAT team in a standoff for more than six hours Monday was shot by a sniper after threatening officers, police said. He was being treated at a local hospital for a single gunshot wound.

Mississippi Police Officer Wounded, Two Dead in Shooting at Walmart

Posted on July 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least two people were killed and two others, including a police officer, were wounded in a shooting Tuesday morning at a Walmart store in northern Mississippi

Baltimore Police Union Says Commissioner’s New Crime Plan is ‘Untenable’

Posted on July 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 President Sgt. Mike Mancuso said the plan is written for a department “flush with resources” — which the Baltimore department is not, he said — because it lacks updated technology and is short by 500 officers.

Maintaining your Riflescope

Posted on July 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

I continue to see a lack of maintenance within the Police Sniper community regarding this important issue. A recent course held confirmed what I had believed.

Civilian Active Shooter Training – The Power of WHY

Posted on July 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Corporate heads and school leaders can debate if and how they should train their people to react to active shooters. Convincing them appropriate, reality-based training best falls squarely on explaining WHY. Turns out, reality convinces.

NYPD Trying to Help Struggling Officers After Multiple Suicides

Posted on July 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The NYPD faces a mental health crisis after another officer took his own life.

Police Still On The Hunt for Gunman Who Murdered Off-Duty LAPD Officer

Posted on July 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police are still on the hunt for the gunman who killed an off-duty LAPD officer in Lincoln Heights Saturday morning. Juan Diaz was with his girlfriend and two of his brothers at the Avenue 26 taco stand when he was gunned down.

Colorado Police Officers Honored for Work In Community

Posted on July 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Fort Collins police officers were recognized with the Daniels Fund True Blue Award.

Son of Fallen Maine Trooper Forced to Remove ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag

Posted on July 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Charlie Black, the son of fallen Maine State Police Trooper Charles Black who died 55 years ago this month, said Monday night it is "time to move forward, be positive and stop the name calling," days after he was forced to remove a "thin blue line" flag.

Massachusetts Bill Would Stiffen Punishment for Assaulting Officers

Posted on July 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Harassing a cop could be charged as a hate crime under a bill filed on Beacon Hill as Bay State legislators try to stem the trend of “outrageous” behavior against police that chiefs say is coming as tensions rise on the street.

NYPD’s Top Cop Calls Union Head a ‘Keyboard Gangster’

Posted on July 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police Commissioner James O’Neill, speaking after Monday’s NYPD promotion ceremony, called sergeants’ union head Ed Mullins a “keyboard gangster."

Lack of Minneapolis Police Officers Leads to Spike in 911 Non-Responses

Posted on July 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Over a 12-month period dating back to last summer, Minneapolis police officials counted 1,251 instances in which no squads were immediately available to respond to a Priority 1 call, such as a shooting, domestic assault or a drug overdose.

Video Shows NYPD Officers Take Down Knife-Wielding Man Inside Station

Posted on July 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man attempting to commit suicide by cop didn’t get his wish when police used a Taser on him as he waved a knife inside a Brooklyn NYPD stationhouse Sunday.

Louisiana Sheriff’s Deputy Dies After On-Duty Heart Attack

Posted on July 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Union Parish Sheriff's Sgt. Jerome McKenzie died over the weekend after suffering a heart attack while on duty.

Arkansas Officer Recovering After Shooting

Posted on July 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hot Springs Police Officer Johnathan Smith was shot and the suspect, 31-year-old Jonathan Allen Scott, was wounded during a shootout in the city's downtown over the weekend.

XSeries P320 TXG Grip Module from Sig Sauer

Posted on July 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NEWINGTON, N.H., (July 25, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. introduces the  P320 XSERIES TXG Tungsten Infused Grip Module. It is now available for SIG SAUER P320 Pistols. The TXG grip module was developed by SIG SAUER engineers with a patent-pending process...

Officials Say Gilroy Garlic Festival Gunman Was Shot by Police Less Than a Minute After Shooting Began

Posted on July 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee said that three officers began shooting at the gunman in less than a minute, despite the fact that they were outgunned, with their handguns, against a rifle."

Police: Truck Driver Replaced Broken Tail Light With Red Sports Drink

Posted on July 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A police sergeant in Colorado spotted a new way to fix a vehicle’s busted tail light on Monday: a bottle of red sports drink.

Texas Sheriff’s K-9 Beaten by Suspect During Foot Pursuit

Posted on July 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After one of the suspects used a weapon to beat a K-9 deputy with a pistol during a foot pursuit, the "seasoned deputy" shot and fired his weapon, killing one of the carjacking suspects.

Details Released in Deadly California Mass Shooting

Posted on July 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The man believed to have opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday, killing 3 and injuring 12, was identified by a law enforcement source as Santino William Legan, 19, of Gilroy.

President Trump Signs $10.2B 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Legislation Into Law

Posted on July 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

It took nearly 18 years, but anyone sickened or dying from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, finally will have the backing of the federal government after President Donald Trump signed the bill Monday to make 9/11 aid essentially permanent.

Sierra Wireless AirLink®MP70: LTE Router

Posted on July 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The AirLink® MP70 is a high performance, LTE-Advanced Pro vehicle router developed specifically for mobile mission critical applications in public safety, transit and field services.

Product News: 8 New Jails & Corrections Products

Posted on July 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The latest in correctional facility products, security systems and inmate solutions

Sisters of Slain Officer: ‘They’re More Than Just A Badge — They’re Human Beings’

Posted on July 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Slain LAPD Officer Juan Diaz's two sisters said he was a dedicated officer and a wonderful brother.

NYPD Plans to Go Green

Posted on July 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Some of New York's finest will soon patrol the streets in new energy-efficient cars. The NYPD is among the first in the country to get hybrid cruisers, designed specifically as police cars.

Twins Offer Buckets of Snacks to Officers After NYPD Cops Doused With Water

Posted on July 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After seeing New York police doused by buckets of water, brothers in the northwest suburbs decided to take the opposite approach.

NYPD Union: Officers Responding to Mass Shooting Faced Hostile Crowd

Posted on July 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cops responding to the Brooklyn shooting that killed one and left 11 wounded during a block party faced a hostile crowd of hundreds - and orders to treat them with kid gloves, an email shared by the head of the NYPD sergeants’ union Sunday claims.

NYPD Sergeant Takes His Own Life

Posted on July 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sgt. Terrance McAvoy, 30, was found dead inside his New Dorp home with a gun near his body.

3 Killed, 15 Wounded in Calif. Mass Shooting

Posted on July 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A gunman with a rifle opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday evening, killing three and wounding 15 others, some critically, before being killed by responding police officers.

Video Shows California Police Officer Pull Driver From Fiery Wreck

Posted on July 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fremont Police Officer Jason Trzewieczynski just happened to be in the right place at the right time for a resident in need after a solo vehicle crash.

Alabama Department of Corrections K-9 Dies After Drug Raid

Posted on July 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Alabama Department of Corrections K-9 Jake died after falling seriously ill after coming into contact with synthetic marijuana during a contraband raid at a state prison.

Off-Duty LAPD Officer Killed While Confronting Tagger

Posted on July 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Early Saturday morning, LAPD Police Officer Juan Jose Diaz was fatally shot in front of his girlfriend after he confronted a tagger while off-duty having a late-night meal at a taco stand in Lincoln Heights.

North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Paralyzed From the Neck Down

Posted on July 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Doctors say North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Christopher Wooten suffered a complete spinal cord injury at the top of the spine, which is resulting in paralysis from the neck down.

2020 Jotto Desk for Police Vehicles

Posted on July 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Now is the time to order the brand new 2020 PI Utility suite of products from Jotto Desk, your Total Solutions Provider for the Law Enforcement Industry. Jotto Desk is a one-stop-shop for equipping public safety and homeland security vehicles.  Ordering...

Nine Virginia Police Officers Fired Over Social Media Posts

Posted on July 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hampton University fired nine cops who went online and “shared misogynistic, racist and other offensive remarks."

TSA Dogs Sniff Out Explosives and Keep Fliers Safe From Bad Guys

Posted on July 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Transportation Security Administration uses 1,100 dogs to find explosives, bombs and dangerous materials at airports across the country.

Exclusive New Fenix PD35 TAC LED Tactical Flashlight – Thin Blue Line Cerakote Finish

Posted on July 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fenix Store's Thin Blue Line version of the Fenix PD35TAC is the perfect high-performance flashlight for active and retired Law Enforcement.  Fenix Store has recently developed a line of custom cerakote flashlights for those looking for “something...

A Different Kind of Force: Policing Mental Illness

Posted on July 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Law enforcement officers are increasingly the first responders to incidents involving people with mental illness.

Video Shows Texas Police Officers, Security Guard Rescue Injured Driver

Posted on July 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A driver was rescued after crashing into a Downtown Dallas building overnight Wednesday and the quick actions of first responders likely saved his life.

Colorado Police Teach Safety Tips to Teens Heading To College

Posted on July 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The topics are geared toward those leaving home: teenagers who are about to be on their own, living in a new place -- but the lessons can translate to just about anyone.

Trump, NYC Mayor Exchange Barbs Over NYPD Cops Being Doused With Water

Posted on July 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

President Donald Trump took aim at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday, calling on him to “act immediately” after videos surfaced recently of NYPD officers being doused with water while on patrol.

Bystander Shoots Men Attempting to Rob Virginia 7-Eleven

Posted on July 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man attempting to rob a 7-Eleven in Virginia was fatally shot and his accomplice was injured by a customer inside the convenience store before police could make it to the scene.

Michigan Sheriff’s K-9 Helps Find Missing Woman

Posted on July 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cass County Sheriff's K-9 Nellie and her handler located a missing 46-year-old woman last night in a thick wooded area about a mile from her home.

Dashboard Camera Video Released in Shooting of Texas Deputy

Posted on July 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A suspect was in the Henderson County jail and a deputy was recovering from injuries on Wednesday after a shooting incident near Berryville.

California Shooting Rampage Leaves 4 Dead, Others Injured

Posted on July 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 26-year-old man suspected in a series of shootings that killed four people and wounded two others was arrested Thursday afternoon following an intense hourslong manhunt across Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, police said.

Louisiana Sheriff’s Deputy Shot, Suspect Dead

Posted on July 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The standoff began around noon Thursday after the suspect gunman, identified as 21-year-old Kaleb Melton, shot Concordia Parish Sheriff's Deputy Walter J. Mackel at an apartment complex.

Louisiana Deputy Shot, Suspect Dead

Posted on July 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The standoff began around noon Thursday after the suspect gunman, identified as 21-year-old Kaleb Melton, shot Concordia Parish Sheriff's Deputy Walter J. Mackel at an apartment complex.

Man Who Stole Ambulance Tells Police He ‘Needed a Ride’

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man said he simply "needed a ride" after he stole an ambulance from a psychiatric hospital in the Houston area and drove to KFC, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Minor League Baseball Team Defends Use of Thin Blue Line Flag on Jerseys

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Thin Blue Line flags on the backs of the jerseys worn by Aberdeen IronBirds players are not a political stance but a way to honor the memories of two Harford County sheriff’s deputies killed in the line of duty in 2016.

South Carolina City Removes New Police Monument Following Controversy

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Having upset both sides in a debate on religious inscriptions, Tega Cay removed the stone.

South Carolina City Removes New Police Monument Following Controversy

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Having upset both sides in a debate on religious inscriptions, Tega Cay removed the stone.

Federal Government Brings Back Death Penalty, Orders Five Inmates Executed

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The federal government announced Thursday it would resume capital punishment after a 16-year pause and promptly ordered the execution of five federal inmates.

New York Police Officers Injured Wrestling Gun Away From Suspect

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police have identified the man who is accused of hurting two officers who were wrestling a gun away from him.

Ohio Supreme Court Task Force Recommends Bail Reforms

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Ohio Supreme Court task force on Wednesday issued nine recommendations designed to make for a bail system that is more fair and cost-effective.

Report: Baltimore Police Struggle to Investigate Their Own

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The problem is particularly acute when complaints originate with members of the public, federal monitors found.

NYPD Makes Arrests in Dousing of Officers With Water-Filled Buckets

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Brooklyn man surrendered Wednesday for his role in the weekend dousing of two city cops with buckets of water, an embarrassing incident that sparked outrage and criticism nationwide.

SHOTSPOTTER ANNOUNCES UPDATES TO SHOTSPOTTER® MISSIONS™ − WITH EXCLUSIVE GUNFIRE DATA INTEGRATION AND ENHANCED REPORTING

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

ShotSpotter, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSTI), the leader in solutions that help law enforcement officials identify, locate and deter gun violence, today announced an updated version of ShotSpotter® Missions™.

NAPED Merges with NAUMD Public Safety Suppliers & Retailers Division

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Building strength in numbers and opportunities for memberships of both organizations, PSSR will now be the leading voice for law enforcement, EMS/Fire, security and public safety manufacturers and distributors within the industry.

NYPD Detective Reunites With Kidney Donation Patient

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An NYPD detective who donated a kidney and the woman whose life he saved reunited.

Arrests Made After NYPD Officers Drenched

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Arrests have been made after NYPD officers were disrespected and doused with water.

Reflecting on His First Year, Denver Police Chief Happy With Progress

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As a hometown kid, Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen's job performance is getting strong reviews from the officers he leads and the people they serve.

Bridges Renamed in Honor of Fallen New York Trooper

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation (S.05484-B/A.07577-B) naming a portion of the State Highway System in Steuben County in honor of Trooper Nicholas F. Clark.

Chicago Mayor Calls Police Union Official ‘FOP Clown’

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A hot mic captured Mayor Lori Lightfoot calling a Fraternal Order of Police vice president an “FOP clown” during Wednesday’s City Council meeting, but she later apologized and acknowledged it was inappropriate for her “to say that out loud.”

Arrest Made in Crash That Critically Injured North Carolina Trooper

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Charlotte man was arrested Wednesday, days after he was involved with a crash that left a North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Christopher L. Wooten critically injured.

Suspect Captured in Shooting of Texas Sheriff’s Deputy

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Jeremy Brian Cook was captured about seven hours after authorities say he shot a Henderson County Sheriff's deputy in East Texas early Wednesday.

Jury Acquits Man in Shooting of Missouri Sheriff’s Deputy

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Self-professed drug dealer E.F. Fitchpatrick's testimony Tuesday — that he shot Jasper County Deputy Nolan Murray thinking the Joplin Honkies were breaking into his motel room to kill him and take his drugs and money — persuaded a jury to acquit him.

Body Camera Video Shows Deadly Standoff With Hostage Taker

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fort Worth police released body camera footage of the fatal shooting of an armed man who they say held multiple people hostage in an apartment on July 18.

Georgia Sheriff’s K-9 Mistakenly Shot and Killed by Deputy During Chaotic Foot Pursuit

Posted on July 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Paulding County Sheriff's K-9 Verro, who was left in a cruiser during the pursuit, was able to squeeze through the partially open kennel door and escape the vehicle to join in the chase.

KA-BAR Knives and Spartan Blades Combine Forces, Form Pineland Cutlery

Posted on July 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

KA-BAR is traditionally known as a budget-friendly manufacturer with a lifetime warranty and excellent customer service. Spartan Blades reputation for producing high-end, mission-specific fixed blades, quality USA-made folding knives.

The Difference Between Innocent and Malicious

Posted on July 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Editorial Director, Lt. Frank Borelli, talks about the dousing of NYPD officers during an arrest and how such events might be avoided in the future.

Starbucks Followup

Posted on July 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Having received a critical email calling for his resignation, our Editorial Director responds with further explanation.

Footage shows tense moments during shootout as Baltimore police kill armed man at clinic

Posted on July 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Shiflett and Miller can be heard repeatedly trying to coax Pinkney to give up his gun just before the exchange that left Shiflett shot in the stomach and the gunman dead.

Police Say Man Texted Confession to Landlord

Posted on July 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man who stabbed another man to death inside an Ocoee home over the weekend sent a text message to his landlord as he fled

Mass. police bodycam rules may keep footage from public records

Posted on July 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Worcester lawmakers have signed on to legislation creating a task force to develop regulations establishing a uniform code for the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers in the state and exempt the footage from public records.

Joe Biden announces criminal justice policy

Posted on July 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Joe Biden announces criminal justice policy, addressing potential weakness

Deputy director says FLETC future bright in Brunswick

Posted on July 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

William Fallon understands the important role played by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in national defense.

Tiki Bar Cook Swims to escape: Gets Caught Downstream

Posted on July 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Wanted Tiki bar cook swims away from authorities in river only to find officers waiting downstream

2 La. police officers fired after Facebook post suggests shooting U.S. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

Posted on July 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

2 La. police officers fired after Facebook post suggests shooting U.S. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

‘Meth-gator’ scare was just a joke that got out of hand

Posted on July 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

There are no alligators in Tennessee’s sewers addicted to meth, contrary to what news outlets around the world were reporting last week.

The Sierra Wireless AirLink®MG90 High Performance Multi-Network Vehicle Router

Posted on July 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The AirLink® MG90 is a high-performance LTE-Advanced Pro vehicle multi-networking platform, purpose built to provide secure, always-on connectivity for mission-critical applications in public safety, transit and field services.Click below to download...

U.S. Department of Defense POST Selects Acadis Readiness Suite

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bloomington-based Envisage Technologies announced that the U.S. Department of Defense Peace Officer Standards and Training (DoD POST) has awarded Envisage a contract for the Acadis® Readiness Suite.

VIKING ELECTRONICS ANNOUNCES “VIN THE VIKING”

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration Viking Electronics is revealing a brand mascot named “Vin”. Vin is a tough but fun representation of the Viking brand and the 500+ products that bear its name.

Meprolight USA Hires General Manager, VP of Sales and Marketing

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bill Yerby, industry executive, brings 29 years of experience to Meprolight’s USA division.

Code 3® Announces New Slimline Speaker, Designed for Undercover Vehicles

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Code 3®, Inc., an industry leader in emergency response products, proudly introduces the sleek, new C3900 Series Slimline Speaker.

Senate Passes 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund on 97-2 Vote

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Senate voted Tuesday to ensure the words “Never Forget” will never be just a slogan for the cops, firefighters and others who ran toward the twin towers after the September 11 attacks.

Milwaukee Police Department Transitions to SIG SAUER P320 as Official Duty Pistol

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the City of Milwaukee Police Department is transitioning to the SIG SAUER P320, 9mm pistol as their official duty firearm.

OSCR360 Continues Travels through Illinois & Virginia, Visiting the Chicago Fire Department

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

No rest for the OSCR360 team this Memorial Day, as the team traveled to both Illinois & Virginia over the past 2 weeks. OSCR stopped by the Illinois State Police and demoed with Departments in Ottawa, Springfield, and Champaign, IL.

L-Tron Recognizes National EMS Week

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

National EMS Week 2019 – How can you honor & recognize first responders?

Safe Fleet Law Enforcement

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Safe Fleet, a proven leader in mobile video technology, has joined together COBAN and Mobile-Vision to bring you Safe Fleet Law Enforcement. Together, these two pioneers in the in-car video marketplace can provide your agency with comprehensive digital...

FOCUS H1 Vehicle Intelligence

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Safe Fleet, a proven leader in mobile video technology, has joined together COBAN and Mobile-Vision to bring you Safe Fleet Law Enforcement. Safe Fleet continues to enhance its portfolio of digital evidence capture and management systems for law...

L-Tron & OSCR360 Featured in July Edition of LET Magazine

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Boston Police Department’s purchase of OSCR360 was published in the July 2019 Issue of Law Enforcement Technology Magazine.

DoubleStar to Exhibit at 2019 Triggrcon

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

DoubleStar returns for a second time to display its many firearms at the 2019 Triggrcon, July 23 – 27, 2019 in Bellevue, Washington.

SkyWall100 Handheld Drone Capture System

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

SkyWall100 is a handheld system that gives a mobile operator the ability to physically capture a drone in a specifically designed ‘drone entangling’ net. It uses compressed air to launch a projectile up to the drone after the operator has targeted...

United States Marine Corps Selects Med-Eng EOD 10 Bomb Suit to Protect the Lives of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialists

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Major contract award means multiple branches of the U.S. Military will be using Med-Eng bomb suits and helmets. Helps secure highly skilled manufacturing jobs in northern New York state.

Examining the Thin Blue Line

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Collective identity is a big part of police culture. But it is dangerous to allow the collective identity to take over our individual identities. We can support the Thin Blue Line while at the same time maintaining our individual integrity and loyalty.

Fenix UC35 V2.0 LED Rechargeable Flashlight

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The compact, Fenix UC35 V2.0 has a max output of 1000 Lumens powered by a single 18650 rechargeable battery, which is included. Additionally, this flashlight measures 5.5 inches and can be powered by two CR123A batteries as well. Charging is easy with...

Fenix PD35TAC LED Tactical Flashlight

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Built with aircraft-grade aluminum and combined with type III hard-anodized abrasive finish, the PD35TAC is durable. At maximum capacity, 1000 lumens are available with visibility of up to 656 ft. The eco mode gives 8 lumens with a 140-hour runtime for...

LAPD Releases Body Camera Video of Police Shooting Involving Gang Member

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The video shows the officer chasing the suspect, a known gang member, and shooting when he showed a weapon.

Wounded Baltimore Police Officer Released From Hospital

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Baltimore Police Sgt. Bill Shiflett, a 25-year veteran of the force, was shot in the abdomen as officers rushed inside the Man Alive clinic Monday morning after receiving a call of an armed man inside the building.

First Responder Boot Camp Honors Fallen NYPD Officer

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A first responder boot camp honors fallen NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos.

Minnesota Sheriff’s Deputy Indicted in Fatal Shooting

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Washington County sheriff's deputy has been indicted on a charge of second-degree manslaughter in connection with the 2018 shooting death of a 23-year-old man.

6-State Trooper Project Focuses on Move Over Law

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and five other members of the 6-State Trooper Project are focused on the Move Over law initiative this week.

Outrage After Video Shows NYPD Officers Doused With Water

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Humiliating videos surfaced online Monday of groups of jeering punks dousing NYPD officers with water in separate incidents — and in one case, hitting a cop in the head with a bucket while trying to make an arrest.

Alabama Police Officer OK After Going Missing During Traffic Stop

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

A Birmingham police officer was rushed to the hospital early Sunday morning after shots were fired during a traffic stop.

NYPD Pleading for Information in Cold Case Killing of Officer

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The NYPD's Crime Stoppers team began circulating a short video about the death of Police Officer Robert Bolden, who was shot and killed while he was off duty and tried to stop a robbery at a downtown Brooklyn pub in 1971.

North Carolina Trooper Critically Injured in Motorcycle Crash

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Christopher L. Wooten was critically injured in a crash in west Charlotte Monday morning.

Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Crash

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Benjamin “Benji” Nimtz , who died after a crash Sunday, had just a few shifts to go before he was to join his family in Indiana for the next phase of their lives.

The Paperwork Burden in Policing

Posted on July 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Why law enforcement should take cues from the healthcare industry and reduce paperwork to help improve burnout, productivity, and safety.

Sierra Wireless AirLink®MG90 High Performance Multi-Network Vehicle Router

Posted on July 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The AirLink® MG90 is a high-performance LTE-Advanced Pro vehicle multi-networking platform, purpose built to provide secure, always-on connectivity for mission critical applications in public safety, transit and field services.

Austin police investigating two separate shootings

Posted on July 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Austin police are investigating two separate shootings that left two people injured Sunday.

Neighbors found teen mortally wounded in triple shooting

Posted on July 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When a Kansas City, Kansas, woman found a teenager shot near her home shortly after midnight, she remained by his side until emergency crews came. She told him “stay with me” and “just breathe,” she recalled hours later.

Gastonia Police search for suspect

Posted on July 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Gastonia Police have said little about the case, other than Kendal was shot in the street near the Hoffman Homes apartments on Saluda Drive, one street across from where he lived.

Before 5 officers’ firings, St. Paul bar had long police history

Posted on July 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In June, Chief Todd Axtell took the extraordinary step of firing five officers who he said failed to intervene when they saw someone physically assaulted.

Girl, 5, survives, but mother drowns when car overturns

Posted on July 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 5-year-old girl is recovering after being rescued Saturday from an overturned, partially submerged sport utility vehicle where her mother drowned after it slid into a secluded lake at Hanna Park.

Driver hits cop, two cars in attempt to elude officers

Posted on July 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police eventually caught up to the two men they believe were in the black Infiniti.

Three white supremacists sentenced to prison for role in Charlottesville rally

Posted on July 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three members of a white supremacist group accused of attacking counterprotesters at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville were sentenced to prison Friday.

Portsmouth police motorcycle unit hits the road with female officer

Posted on July 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When asked how much her motorcycle weighed, Portsmouth Police Officer Maddie Pirri smiled and replied "a lot."

Man arrested in Georgia in connection with Pflugerville shooting

Posted on July 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputies along with the U.S. Marshal searched for Horton and located him in Rome, Georgia, officials said.

Hillsborough’s sheriff is exploring body-worn cameras

Posted on July 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A lot has changed in the body-worn camera industry in the last five years. Law enforcement agencies seeking to purchase camera systems had relatively few options when it came to the technology and the vendors who could supply it.

Food Not Bombs activist’s suit against Atlanta officer heads to trial

Posted on July 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A lawsuit filed by a woman against an Atlanta police officer who arrested her while she was feeding the homeless can go to trial, the federal appeals court has ruled.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Unveils New Crime Plan

Posted on July 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Baltimore police commissioner's crime plan unveiled Thursday sets a "new performance goal" of responding to serious calls within 10 minutes and said officers will be asked to spend one-third of their time on proactive efforts to curb violent crime.

Philadelphia Police Department to Fire 13 Officers Over Offensive Facebook Posts

Posted on July 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross announced Thursday that 13 officers would be fired for making racist or offensive Facebook posts.

Philadelphia Police Department to Fire 13 Officers Over Offensive Facebook Posts

Posted on July 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross announced Thursday that 13 officers would be fired for making racist or offensive Facebook posts.

Arkansas Deputy Fatally Shot; Suspect Dead

Posted on July 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Stone County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Stephen was fatally wounded in a shooting while conducting a domestic welfare check at a residence in Leslie that left the suspected gunman dead Thursday.

Arkansas Deputy Fatally Shot; Suspect Dead

Posted on July 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Stone County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Stephen was fatally wounded in a shooting while conducting a domestic welfare check at a residence in Leslie that left the suspected gunman dead Thursday.

Rugged Mounting Product Line for the 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility

Posted on July 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Gamber-Johnson’s rugged, reliable, and responsive product offerings will complement the 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility’s enhanced safety features and passenger/cargo space.Allows for mounting sirens or lights on a flat crossbar in middle with...

Marquis Software names Larry Powell Chief Operating Officer

Posted on July 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Marquis Software Development announced today that, Larry Powell, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Powell previously served as a Principal Software Consultant on the Technical Support team.

Family Thanks Hospital That Tried to Save NYPD Officer

Posted on July 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Wednesday was an emotional day for the family of an NYPD officer who was killed in a motorcycle accident three months ago. His family and fellow officers wanted to thank the hospital staff that did all they could to save him.

California Sheriff’s County Deputy, Suspect Injured in Shooting

Posted on July 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

A San Bernardino Sheriff’s deputy was injured after a standoff led to a deputy-involved shooting in Victorville Wednesday evening.

Colorado Sheriff’s K-9 Unit Receives $20,000 Donation

Posted on July 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A nonprofit is helping fund safety and medical needs for the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit. Back the Blue K-9 Force presented the sheriff’s office with a check for $20,500 on Wednesday.

DNA From Cigarettes Connects Suspect to Kidnapping, Sexual Assault of Girl

Posted on July 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities investigating the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl taken from a Massachusetts park were able to arrest a suspect after collecting DNA from discarded cigarette butts, officials said.

Louisiana Sheriff’s Deputy Dies in Mobile Home Fire

Posted on July 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Lt. Paul Lancon is dead and another is injured after a fire at their mobile home in Erath.

Request to Fast Track 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Blocked

Posted on July 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sen. Rand Paul derailed a request on Wednesday by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to fast track the bill that would permanently fund compensation for sick and dying 9/11 responders and victims because the cost was too high.

5 More Arrested in Connection to Slaying of Georgia Deputy

Posted on July 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Law enforcement has made five more arrests since the death of Hall County Deputy Nicolas Blane Dixon “that stem from other crimes committed by a group of individuals associated with the persons involved” in the shooting.

Video Shows IRS Security Guard Point Gun at Ohio Deputy

Posted on July 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lucas County Sheriff's Deputy Alan Gaston, a defensive tactics instructor, arrived at the Toledo IRS office on May 31 in full uniform, with both his badge and gun visible.

Alabama Police Officer Shot Multiple Times, Suspect Dead in Downtown Shootout

Posted on July 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Birmingham Police Officer Cullen Stafford was shot multiple times Wednesday evening, and the suspect was shot to death by officers, after a downtown convenience store robbery.

Mexican Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Sentenced to Life in Prison

Posted on July 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cocaine kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was sentenced to die inside an American penitentiary during a bizarre Wednesday hearing where the murderous drug lord painted himself as the victim.

Pittsburgh Police Officer Critically Wounded While Off Duty Dies

Posted on July 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Pittsburgh Police Officer Calvin Hall, who was shot while off-duty Sunday in the city’s Homewood neighborhood, died Wednesday.

APCO 2019

Posted on July 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

What is FirstNet®?

Posted on July 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

For the past 25 years, Sierra Wireless has been working with AT&T to deliver innovative communications solutions for first responders and public safety personnel that keep workers safe and constantly connected in harsh mission-critical environments.

What is FirstNet®?

Posted on July 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

For the past 25 years, Sierra Wireless has been working with AT&T to deliver innovative communications solutions for first responders and public safety personnel that keep workers safe and constantly connected in harsh mission-critical environments.

Colorado Police Break Window to Save Dog From Hot Car

Posted on July 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Colorado state law requires the person who discovered the dog to find the owner and call 911.

22 MS-13 Gang Members Charged With Machete Murders

Posted on July 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Nearly two-dozen Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members who operate in the San Fernando Valley have been charged with a series of ruthless murders, some of which involved hacking people to death with machetes in the Angeles National Forest.

Boy in Stolen Truck Flees Police, Rams Cruiser

Posted on July 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 10-year-old boy was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after Converse police said he led officers on a chase in a stolen pickup truck and then tried to run when he crashed into a ditch.

California Police Mourn Officer Who Died in His Sleep

Posted on July 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Roseville Police Officer Cameron Landon has died in his sleep, the Roseville Police Department said Tuesday.

Inmate Who Attacked Colorado Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced

Posted on July 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A jail inmate who strangled a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to seven years in prison for the September 2018 attack.

Inmate Who Attacked Colorado Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced

Posted on July 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A jail inmate who strangled a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to seven years in prison for the September 2018 attack.

Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Remembered for His Love of Policing

Posted on July 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos "Smiley" Ramirez grew up knowing that he wanted to be a law enforcement officer, according to family and friends.

Alabama Sheriff Announces Job Training for Jail Inmates

Posted on July 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway on Monday announced a program aimed at making Jefferson County Jail inmates employable once they are released.

Indiana Police Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting Resigns Over Stress

Posted on July 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ryan O'Neill, the officer who fatally shot Eric Logan last month, has resigned from the South Bend Police Department.

Kentucky Sheriff’s Deputy Wounded While Responding to Call About Domestic Dispute

Posted on July 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A McCreary County sheriff's deputy and a constable responded to a domestic dispute call on Lick Creek Road Tuesday night when the suspect pulled out a gun and opened fire.

DA Won’t Prosecute 8 Officers Involved in Fatal Shooting

Posted on July 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Travis County district attorney's office has declined to prosecute eight Austin police officers who fired both lethal and non-lethal rounds at an armed man in a deadly 2018 encounter.

Feds Won’t Prosecute NYPD Officer in Death

Posted on July 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Justice Department won’t be filing charges against NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner on Staten Island.

NEW IN-FLOOR STORAGE SECURITY LID FROM TUFFY CREATES SAFE STORAGE IN 2019 RAM TRUCKS

Posted on July 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When secure storage of firearms and other valuables is a must, Dodge Ram truck owners turn to Tuffy Security Products for components that work seamlessly within the vehicle.

VirTra Engages Top Military Simulation Consultant

Posted on July 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

VirTra, Inc. has engaged JL O’Connell & Associates, a highly regarded business development consultancy, to expand the company’s sales and marketing efforts in the military market.

Is Your Agency Settling for Half the Tool?

Posted on July 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

You wouldn’t even think of trying to do your job with half the tool, so why would you want a public safety software vendor that only offers solutions for half of your agency’s needs?

Officer’s Kind Gesture Provides Big Lift to Grieving New Jersey Family

Posted on July 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Wyckoff Police Sgt. Mark Tagliareni took Jack Landel on quest to get back something that was much more than just a material item.

Arizona Police Detective Goes Undercover to Bust Pimp

Posted on July 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Convicted criminal caught running nationwide sex trafficking operation from California prison.

Massachusetts Town Marks Anniversary of Police Officer’s Line-of-Duty Death

Posted on July 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The town of Weymouth honored Sgt. Michael Chesna on the anniversary of his death.

Tennessee Police Find Three Children Locked in Back of U-Haul Truck

Posted on July 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three children were found locked in the back of a U-Haul that contained crystal methamphetamine, cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Tennessee Police Warn Flushing Drugs Could Create ‘Meth-Gators’

Posted on July 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Loretto Police Department is warning residents that drugs discarded down a toilet could create "meth-gators" after a man was found trying to flush evidence over the weekend.

Man Charged With Pushing Minnesota Sheriff’s Deputy Down Stairs

Posted on July 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Tyler Noreen, 20, was arrested Saturday in the 400 block of Fifth Avenue Southeast, hours after he allegedly pushed a Olmstead County Sheriff's deputy down a flight of stairs and then fled.

Four Massachusetts Troopers Injured After Drunk Driver Hits Cruiser

Posted on July 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The troopers were conducting a motor vehicle stop on Westgate Drive in the city about 12:56 a.m. when "they were struck by a vehicle driven by a suspected drunk operator," state police spokesman David Procopio said.

Off-Duty Pittsburgh Police Officer Critically Wounded During ‘Rough Weekend’ for City

Posted on July 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Pittsburgh Police Officer Calvin Hall was shot early Sunday morning while he was off-duty and visiting friends in the city’s Homewood neighborhood.

Ohio’s New Police Video Disclosure Laws put the Redaction Onus on State Law Enforcement Agencies

Posted on July 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This whitepaper discusses Ohio's new police video disclosure laws.Growing Use of Body Cameras in Law EnforcementOhio Video Disclosure LawsBodycam and Police Video Footage in OH PolicingLeveraging AI to Ease Redaction ChallengesVeritone Redaction...

AI Redaction Becomes Essential for California Police Amid New Body-Cam Legislation

Posted on July 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This whitepaper covers California's new body camera release legislation.Growing Use of Body Cameras in Law EnforcementBill Burden on California PoliceBodycam and Police Video Footage in CA PolicingLeveraging AI to Ease Redaction ChallengesVeritone...

AI Redaction Becomes Essential for California Police Amid New Body-Cam Legislation

Posted on July 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This whitepaper covers California's new body camera release legislation.Growing Use of Body Cameras in Law EnforcementBill Burden on California PoliceBodycam and Police Video Footage in CA PolicingLeveraging AI to Ease Redaction ChallengesVeritone...

Baltimore Police Sergeant Wounded, Gunman Dead in Shooting at Drug Treatment Center

Posted on July 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Baltimore Police Sgt. Billy Shiflett and an armed man were shot at a drug treatment center on Maryland Avenue in Charles North on Monday.

Product News: 13 New Products for Law Enforcement Communications

Posted on July 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police radios, communications accessories, dispatch solutions and more

2020 State of the Industry Projection Survey by Officer Media Group

Posted on July 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Please give us a bit of your time and complete our survey. It is in depth, as is necessary to gain and report the insight we’re trying to provide you.

VirTra Receives Follow-On Order from U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Customs and Border Protection

Posted on July 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

VirTra, Inc., a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets, has received a follow-on order from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Customs and Border Protection.

Vista Outdoor Announces Sale of Savage Brand

Posted on July 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Vista Outdoor Inc. announced that it has completed the sale of the legal entity operating its Savage Arms and Stevens firearms brands to a financial buyer for a total purchase price of $170 million.

Veritone IDentify Video

Posted on July 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

View this video to learn how Veritone’s IDentify solution harnesses the power of agency booking databases to identify suspect leads faster.

Veritone Redact Video

Posted on July 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

View this video to learn how Veritone Redact saves time and increases productivity by automating the redaction of faces and sensitive imagery in audio and video evidence.

Colorado Police Chief Defends Decision to Not Intervene In Protests

Posted on July 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Aurora Police Department Chief Nick Metz issued a lengthy statement Saturday explaining why officers didn’t intervene when a small group of protesters were seen removing flags from the front of an ICE detention center.

Police Searching for Suspect In Shooting of Off-Duty Pittsburgh Officer

Posted on July 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police are investigating the shooting of an off-duty officer in Homewood that took place early Sunday morning.

Brothers Attack Mom’s Killer in Court During Sentencing

Posted on July 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

There was no order in this courtroom as two brothers attacked their mother's killer.

Wounded Texas Trooper Undergoing Important Surgery

Posted on July 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Moises Sanchez will have a final surgery to place a reconstructed bone flap inside his head on Monday.

Driver Convicted in Hit-and-Run of San Francisco Police Officer

Posted on July 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A hit-and-run driver accused of plowing into a San Francisco police officer on bicycle patrol in the city’s Tenderloin a year and a half ago, leaving the officer with a severe brain injury, was found guilty Thursday of multiple crimes.

Law Passed Honoring Fallen North Carolina Police Officer

Posted on July 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law this week a bill named after fallen Shelby Police Officer Tim Brackeen that increases the punishment for people who assault law enforcement officers with a gun.

NYPD Officers Ordered Not to Help ICE Agents During Raids

Posted on July 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers were given strict orders not to assist with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids expected to take place early Sunday.

‘Antifacist’ Killed After Attacking ICE Detention Center in Washington State

Posted on July 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 69-year-old man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an immigration detention center in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after four police officers arrived and opened fire.

Body Camera Video Shows Teen Pointing Replica Gun at California Police Officer

Posted on July 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 15-minute video, which also features emergency radio transmissions and statements from Fullerton police officials, provides the most complete account yet of the events leading up to the shooting of Hannah Williams along the 91 Freeway in Anaheim.

Chicago Police Commander Allegedly Went Over 100 mph While Being Pursued by Trooper

Posted on July 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A commander of a Chicago police detective division was reassigned while the department investigates allegations that he refused to stop when an Indiana state trooper tried to pull him over for speeding last month.

Man Admits to Stealing California Police Chief’s Gun

Posted on July 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

San Luis Obispo’s police chief will be getting her gun back after a man returned the firearm to authorities Thursday evening, police said.

Georgia Police Officer Saves Couple From Drowning

Posted on July 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Marietta Police Officer Matthew Salyers has only been on the job for eight months, but he’s already a hero in the eyes of two people.

LAPD Closer to Permanently Adding Drones

Posted on July 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After a two-year quest, the Los Angeles Police Department moved one step closer to permanently adding drones to its arsenal of tools.

Fenix LR40R Search and Rescue Flashlight

Posted on July 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Fenix LR40R search and rescue light from Fenix.  It is the brightest flashlight in the Fenix arsenal, with a max output of 12,000 lumens, and a max beam throw of more than 2500 feet.  With a max beam distance of 773 meters, max lumens of 12000,...

Motorola Solutions Acquires WatchGuard, Inc.

Posted on July 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Acquisition adds new capabilities to Motorola Solutions’ video security solutions portfolio

Body Camera Video Shows South Carolina Sheriff’s Deputy Revive Unresponsive Baby

Posted on July 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A newly released body camera video shows a Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy W. Kimbro save the life of an unresponsive child on June 11.

Outfit Your 2020 Interceptor Utility With a New Line from Gamber-Johnson

Posted on July 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Gamber-Johnson has launched a full line of products to outfit the 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility - from the inside out.

FBI Investigating Tattooed Deputy Gangs in Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Posted on July 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The FBI is investigating a secret society of tattooed deputies in East Los Angeles as well as similar gang-like groups elsewhere within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

FOCUS H1 Vehicle Intelligence

Posted on July 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Safe Fleet, a proven leader in mobile video technology, has joined together COBAN and Mobile-Vision to bring you Safe Fleet Law Enforcement. Safe Fleet continues to enhance its portfolio of digital evidence capture and management systems for law...

Georgia Police Search for Cash Grabbers After Money Flies Out of Armored Truck on Highway

Posted on July 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police said they intend to find the people who took cash from the middle of I-285 when it flew out of an armored truck.

Georgia Police Search for Cash Grabbers After Money Flies Out of Armored Truck on Highway

Posted on July 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police said they intend to find the people who took cash from the middle of I-285 when it flew out of an armored truck.

Body Camera Video Shows Colorado Police Rescue Dog From Storm Drain

Posted on July 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

On Tuesday, the Parker Police Department shared a video on Facebook of the community services manager rescuing a border collie from a storm drain.

University of Maryland Baltimore Police Welcomes Its First Comfort Dog

Posted on July 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The University of Maryland Baltimore's police department recently welcomed its first comfort dog Officer Lexi.

Beverly Hills Loses Another Harassment Lawsuit Against Police Chief

Posted on July 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Los Angeles jury on Tuesday upheld allegations of workplace harassment and retaliation against Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli, marking the latest defeat in a string of lawsuits lobbed at the chief from inside her own agency.

Syracuse Police Rescue Dog From Hot Car in Parking Lot

Posted on July 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Syracuse police warned the public about the dangers of leaving children and pets in unattended vehicles on hot days after an officer rescued a dog Tuesday.

NYPD Grand Larceny Division Busts $24M Gift Card Scam

Posted on July 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Queens grand jury indicted 13 people accused of running a sprawling gift-card scam that raked in approximately $24 million over a two-year period.

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Renewal Bill to Go Before the House on Friday

Posted on July 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The bill to replenish the expiring 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund will get a vote in the full House of Representatives Friday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced Tuesday.

Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy Forced to Fatally Shoot K-9 After Attack

Posted on July 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Walker County Sheriff's K-9 died after he became uncontrollable and his handler was forced to shoot him Saturday evening.

Indiana Sheriff’s K-9 Killed in Fiery Crash Following Pursuita

Posted on July 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A police chase through several counties Wednesday afternoon after a carjacking in Plymouth resulted in a fiery crash in which a Whitley County Sheriff's deputy's K-9 died.

Indiana Sheriff’s K-9 Killed in Fiery Crash Following Pursuit

Posted on July 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A police chase through several counties Wednesday afternoon after a carjacking in Plymouth resulted in a fiery crash in which a Whitley County Sheriff's deputy's K-9 died.

Fleeing Suspect Rams Into Oakland Patrol Car, Injures Officer

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A police officer on a traffic control post after a vehicle crashed into an East Oakland church was injured Tuesday night when a man fleeing another wreck deliberately rammed into his patrol SUV with a car, authorities said Wednesday.

Fleeing Suspect Rams Into Oakland Patrol Car, Injures Officer

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A police officer on a traffic control post after a vehicle crashed into an East Oakland church was injured Tuesday night when a man fleeing another wreck deliberately rammed into his patrol SUV with a car, authorities said Wednesday.

Texas Police Force Short 46 Sworn Officers

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The number of Midland Police Department officers is low enough that Police Chief Seth Herman didn’t propose new personnel for the fiscal year 2020 budget.

Texas Police Force Short 46 Sworn Officers

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The number of Midland Police Department officers is low enough that Police Chief Seth Herman didn’t propose new personnel for the fiscal year 2020 budget.

Police Assist in Search for Alligator Spotted in Chicago Lagoon

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The search for an alligator spotted in Chicago’s Humboldt Park Lagoon entered its second day Wednesday, as police warned people to leave the gator trapping to a volunteer animal wrangler known as Alligator Bob, who was checking traps he set Tuesday night.

3 Ways 5G Can Impact Law Enforcement Technology

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The role of 5G in law enforcement and how it can help

SIG SAUER Continues to Redefine Everyday Carry with Addition of P365 XL Pistol

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

SIG SAUER, Inc., is continuing to redefine the expectations for Everyday Carry with the introduction of the P365 XL pistol by combining the capacity, control, and shootability of a full-size pistol, with the concealability of a micro-compact.

SIG SAUER Modular Handgun System Receives Full-Material Release from U.S. Army

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

SIG SAUER, Inc. in conjunction with Winchester Ammunition, is proud to announce the SIG SAUER Modular Handgun System (MHS) has officially received notification of Full-Material Release (FMR) from the U.S. Army.

TOMAR Announces the Night 2 Day Promotion

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

GILBERT, AZ (July 3, 2019) – TOMAR Electronics is pleased to announce the TOMAR Night 2 Day (N2D) Event beginning July 8, 2019, a promotion of its award-winning Revolution Illumination Series. This online only event will feature a special price for...

Text-to-911 TechFest Hosted on Google Campus

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Thought Leadership Event on Text-to-911 Translation Supported by DHS S&T

‘We Are Heartbroken’: Community Supports Family at Vigil for Fallen Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Gainesville community turned out in droves – more than 100 people gathered to honor Deputy Dixon, including his law enforcement brothers and sisters.

In Full Uniform, Colorado Police Officer Joins Basketball Game, Builds Community Spirit

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

It was around midnight on Monday morning, but a large group was playing pick-up basketball. Aurora Police Officer Kevin Manley, in full uniform, joined in. Onlookers pulled out their phones to record the action.

Maryland Police Officers Find Pig Wandering Across Road

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Baltimore County Police responded to a traffic hazard and found a lost pig wandering back and forth across North Point Boulevard, all by itself!

Video Shows Former Football Player Attack Michigan Police Officer During Arrest

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In the video, the 6'6", 300-pound former defensive lineman Malik McDowell is seen attacking a Lathrup Village police officer inside a gas station after the officer witnessed the man's Jeep spinning out on a snowy road after speeding.

Flatulence Gives Away Suspect Who Hid From Missouri Police

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man with a felony warrant passed gas so loudly while officers were searching for him over the weekend that it gave up his hiding spot.

Oklahoma Sheriff’s K-9 Named After Slain Colorado Detective

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A newly sworn in bloodhound with the Roger's County Sheriff's Office was given the name Micah, in honor of Detective Micah Flick, of El Paso Colorado, who was killed in a gun battle with an auto theft suspect.

Stolen Guns, Georgia Deputy’s Fatal Shooting Linked

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Authorities confirmed Tuesday that a burglary at a pawn shop involving more than 25 firearms is connected to the slaying of Hall County Sheriff's Deputy Nicolas Dixon.

Video Shows Wounded FBI Agent Feared for His Life

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An FBI agent who was shot during a gunfight with an alleged Crips member in Brooklyn pleaded with police to rush him to a hospital, and worried aloud that he was mortally wounded, body camera footage showed at the suspected gunman’s federal trial Tuesday.

Man Convicted in Death of Louisiana Trooper

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Kevin Daigle was found guilty Tuesday of the first-degree murder of Louisiana Trooper Steven Vincent, who was fatally shot in 2015 when he stopped to help Daigle on the side of the road.

City of Charlotte Deploys a FirstNet Ready, FIPS-Compliant Interoperable Mobile Network

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The business of public safety happens on the streets in real time every day, and being able to provide the most accurate and reliable information to first responders enables them to perform lifesaving duties.

FirstNet-Ready and The Toughbook

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bringing public safety communications even further means connecting with more modern tools law enforcement officers need than just the radio

Estee Woods

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Body Camera Video Shows San Jose Police Officer Fatally Shoot Man Wielding Ax

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

San Jose Police Officer Juan Avila fired six to seven shots at De La Cruz, who was walking toward him and other officers with an ax in hand

NYPD Commissioner: Sometimes a Difficult Arrest ‘Doesn’t Look Pretty’

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said the tense scene unfolded while police were trying to make an arrest, and the suspect didn’t want to go peacefully.

California Police Use-of-Force Law Awaits Governor’s Signature

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A measure that would make California’s law governing police use of force one of the strictest in the country cleared the Legislature late Monday and is on its way to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk.

Chicago’s Top Cop Laments Fourth of July Violence

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The challenge facing Chicago remains clear after the long Fourth of July weekend saw 66 people shot, five fatally — yet those numbers were actually good by comparison with recent Independence Day weekends.

Georgia Deputy’s Alleged Killer Was In Jail a Week Ago

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hector Garcia-Solis, the teenage murder suspect authorities say was the shooter in the death of Hall County Deputy Nicolas Blane Dixon, was in jail as recently as a week ago, according to jail records and a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

San Francisco Police Officer’s Miraculous Recovery After Hit-and-Run Left Him Severely Brain-Damaged

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

San Francisco Police Officer Elia Lewin-Tankel was on bicycle patrol when a fleeing motorist struck him in October 2017, causing a head injury so severe paramedics believed he was dead.

2019 Salary Survey

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

We would appreciate less than ten minutes of your time to complete this salary survey. All participants will receive a few general report upon our completion of the data analysis.

Baltimore Seeks to Recruit New Generation of Police Officers

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Baltimore Police Department wants to recruit officers to “Be a Part of the Greatest Comeback Story in America.”

68 Shot, 5 Killed in Chicago Over Independence Day Holiday Weekend

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Even with an additional 1,500 officers on the streets, Chicago still saw significant violence over the long holiday weekend, with at least 68 people shot, five of them fatally, since July 4th.

Boy Helps Texas Honor Guard Member Tie His Shoe During Fourth of July Parade

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

11-year-old Josh Brown meets Arlington Police Officer Jerrick Wilson after helping him at the Fourth of July parade.

Mooove Over! Colorado State Troopers Wrangle Cattle Off The Highway

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Gilpin County Animal Rescue Team helped Colorado State troopers get the cattle off the highway.

Connecticut Police: Man Used ‘Jaws of Life’ to Steal Up to $300K From ATMs

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Southington police said they have arrested a man who used a “Jaws of Life” hydraulic tool to break into ATMs across the state, stealing up to $300,000 in cash.

Kansas Police Officer Shoots, Kills Dog That Attacked Him

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Topeka police officer shot and killed a dog Sunday night in the city's Highland Park neighborhood after the canine attacked him three different times.

San Jose Police Officer Cleared in Fatal Shooting

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Prosecutors have determined a San Jose police officer was legally justified when he shot and killed an ax-wielding man in a downtown apartment more than two years ago.

Wisconsin Bills Would Provide Insurance to Families of Fallen Officers

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In the Wisconsin Legislature Senate Bill 266 and Assembly Bill 300, which were introduced on June 7, would provide insurance to the spouses and children of officers who have died in the line of duty.

Names of NYC Responders Added to 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Bill

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The names of late NYPD Detective Lou Alvarez and FDNY Firefighter Ray Pfeifer are being added to the new bill to restore the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, lawmakers announced Monday.

NYPD Officer Shoots Man Who Pointed Gun, Told Him to ‘Die’

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man armed with a gun was shot by an NYPD officer Sunday after he appeared to be breaking into a car in the Bronx.

Memorial Unveiled Honoring Five Dallas Police Officers Killed in 2016 Ambush

Posted on July 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

On Monday, Dallas police and city officials unveiled a new sculpture to commemorate the five officers — Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Patrick Zamarripa, Sgt. Michael Smith and Dallas Area Rapid Transit Officer Brent Thompson — killed on July 7, 2016.

Minnesota Conservation Officer Dies After Suffering Medical Emergency

Posted on July 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Red Lake Nation Conservation Officer Shannon "Opie" Barron died late Sunday night after suffering a medical emergency while responding to a call for service.

Starbucks Apologizes After Employee Asks Arizona Police Officers to Leave

Posted on July 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Starbucks is apologizing to a group of Arizona police officers after an employee reportedly asked them to leave a Tempe coffeehouse.

Starbucks… Again

Posted on July 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

We can get our panties in a bunch... or we can get past it. I'm not sure it's worth getting upset about.

Suspect Fleeing Minnesota Police Crashes Into Patrol Car

Posted on July 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A suspect is facing multiple felony charges after crashing into a Mounds View squad car Sunday evening then attempting to flee on foot.

Cleveland Police Release Images of Vehicle in Hit-and-Run of Officer

Posted on July 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Cleveland police officer suffered multiple broken ribs, was taken to MetroHealth and remained hospitalized as of Saturday night.

Arizona Police Officers Asked to Leave Starbucks After Making Customer Feel ‘Uncomfortable’

Posted on July 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A group of six Tempe police officers were reportedly asked to leave by a barista at Starbucks recently.

NYPD: Officers Forced to Fire at Threatening Man

Posted on July 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The NYPD says an officer was forced to fire his gun after a suspect allegedly pointed a gun at him and said "die."

Aspiring Police Officer Spreads Cheer at Nursing Homes

Posted on July 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

This 7-year-old "police officer" is giving out hugs, flowers and tickets for being "too cute" to elderly patients in nursing homes across Kansas City.

Fake Cop Arrested After Pulling Over a Real One

Posted on July 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man pretending to be a cop was arrested for pulling over a real cop along Interstate 4 in Plant City, Florida on Thursday night.

Dallas Officers Still Coping With Trauma From 2016 Deadly Ambush

Posted on July 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Stress and long-term trauma are a growing concern in law enforcement for the officers who are expected to take on shooters and go back to work.

Colorado Sheriff’s Bloodhound Tracks Down Missing 12-Year-Old

Posted on July 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy K. Fosler and bloodhound Jessie were in Wyoming on an unrelated call when they were diverted from their trip home for a request to assist in the search for the missing girl.

DHS Secretary Says Border Facilities’ Woes Exaggerated

Posted on July 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

President Donald Trump’s top immigration officials on Sunday defended conditions at migrant processing facilities on the U.S. southern border, after Democrats criticized the treatment of detainees including a lack of food for some children.

Body Camera Video Shows Seattle Police-Involved Shooting

Posted on July 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Seattle police released body-camera footage Friday night showing two officers ordering a woman in the Chinatown International District this week to stop moving, then firing at her after she threw an object they say was a gun.

Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Dies While Responding to Stabbing

Posted on July 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Omar Diaz died Saturday morning after collapsing at the scene of a stabbing.

Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Shootout While in Pursuit of Burglary Suspects

Posted on July 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Hall County sheriff’s deputy killed in a shootout late Sunday night has been identified as 28-year-old Nicolas Dixon.

Dashboard Camera Video Shows Tow Truck Slam Into Side of Florida Highway Patrol Cruiser

Posted on July 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Newly released dashboard camera video shows a tow truck slam into the side of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper's cruiser on Alligator Alley earlier this week.

Funeral Service Held for NYPD Detective Who Died of 9/11 Cancer

Posted on July 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Retired NYPD Detecive Luis Alvarez, who became the face of the 9/11 health crisis, was laid to rest in an emotional funeral service Wednesday.

Massachusetts State Police Rescues Five Children From Pond

Posted on July 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Five children who couldn’t swim had to be rescued from a Plymouth pond after they jumped onto a dock and it floated away.

NYPD Officers Help Woman Accused of Shoplifting Buy Food

Posted on July 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NYPD officers helped a woman pay for the food she allegedly shoplifted from a Whole Foods in Manhattan.

Las Vegas Police Officer Who Responded to Massacre Fired

Posted on July 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A veteran police officer who stood paralyzed in a Las Vegas hotel hallway one floor beneath where a gunman rained down a torrent of bullets on a country music festival has been fired.

Undercover Michigan State Police Trooper Injured in Crash

Posted on July 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An undercover Michigan State Police officer was injured after his SUV was hit by another car on Wednesday night in Detroit.

Rolling Gun Battle Leaves One Dead, Los Angeles Deputy Wounded

Posted on July 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A rolling gun battle between Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and the occupants of an armored Cadillac SUV roared through Compton and Inglewood Wednesday night, leaving one man dead and a deputy wounded, according to authorities and press accounts.

Three Stabbed After Chicago Fireworks, 14 Injured in ‘Stampede’

Posted on July 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three people were stabbed during an altercation outside Navy Pier after a Fourth of July fireworks show and an additional 14 people were hospitalized after being trampled while heading for the exit, according to Chicago police.

Nashville Police Officer Dies in Fiery Crash

Posted on July 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Metro Nashville Police Officer John Anderson died in a fiery crash after being struck by a 17-year-old driver in the city's downtown area early Thursday morning.

BODYCAM Single-Camera Docking Station

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

PRO-VISION Video Systems' Single-Camera Docking Station for its BODYCAM BC-300 body-worn camera features specially-designed pogo pin connectors that are more durable – lasting for a million connection cycles – and allow for faster video upload from...

NYPD Officer With Ice Cream Craving Scoops Up Gun Arrest

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An ice-cream loving cop got a lucky lick over the weekend when he stopped at a Baskin-Robbins for a summer treat — and the customer in front of him dropped a gun out of his pants.

NYPD Officer With Ice Cream Craving Scoops Up Gun Arrest

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An ice-cream loving cop got a lucky lick over the weekend when he stopped at a Baskin-Robbins for a summer treat — and the customer in front of him dropped a gun out of his pants.

California Sheriff’s Office Mourns Deputy Killed in Diving Incident

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is mourning a sergeant who died after a diving incident at a Monterey beach over the weekend.

California Sheriff’s Office Mourns Deputy Killed in Diving Incident

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is mourning a sergeant who died after a diving incident at a Monterey beach over the weekend.

NYPD Announces Plan to Improve Bike Safety After Deaths

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill announced on Tuesday a new directive for police officers to be on the lookout through July 21 for dangerous drivers around the city who could endanger cyclists.

Portland’s Police Chief Sends Messages of Support to Officers

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw on Tuesday sent a memo to the force, reassuring officers of their support in the wake of criticism after violence broke out at the latest downtown protest.

Wounded California Deputy Recovering

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fresno County Sheriff's Deputy John Erickson underwent surgery for internal injuries and a broken leg at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.

My State Has Opted-In to FirstNet… Now What?

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Now that all 50 states, 5 US territories, and Washington DC have opted-in to FirstNet, agencies are trying to determine how their communications network and infrastructure needs to change in order to take advantage of the Public Safety Broadband Network.

Steinel Ammunition Fourth of July Promo on 44 Magnum 320 gr. WLNGC and 44 S&W Special Self Defense Ammo

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Kick off your summer with Steinel Ammo’s limited-time sale on one of America’s favorite 44 rounds for hunting or self-defense.

SIG SAUER Introduces Ground-Breaking Innovation with the SIG SAUER P320 XFIVE Legion

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce ground-breaking innovation to the P320 pistol, and the expansion of the SIG SAUER Legion Series of pistols with the SIG SAUER P320 XFIVE Legion.

9/11 First Responder and Retired NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez Remembered

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The retired NYPD detective and former U.S. Marine died Saturday after a three-year battle with 9/11-related cancer. His funeral will be Wednesday in Queens.

Chicago Police Will Deploy 1,500 Additional Officers for July Fourth Weekend

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An additional 1,500 Chicago police officers will be patrolling the city this holiday weekend. Many will be undercover as they patrol along the lakefront and officers will also be at large West Side gatherings.

NYPD to Use Drones During July 4th Celebration

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Buzzing high above the East River is one of two new NYPD drones that will be flying over millions of spectators expected at the Fourth of July fireworks show Thursday.

Suspects at Large in California Mall Shooting

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two young men were shot and two other people were injured in a shooting at Tanforan Mall in San Bruno on Tuesday afternoon, causing panic at the bustling shopping area and forcing a large-scale police hunt for two gunmen on both sides of San Francisco Bay

Connecticut Police Arrest Suspect in Ohio Quadruple Homicide

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Branford police Tuesday arrested a suspect in an April 28 quadruple homicide of four family members in West Chester Township, Ohio.

Federal Authorities Warn of Possible Fourth of July Terrorism

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Federal authorities are warning local law enforcement officials to be on guard against domestic terrorists during Fourth of July celebrations, but the FBI says it has not identified any specific threat.

Body Camera Footage Helps Clear California Police Officers

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office last week found that two Lodi Police Department officers were justified in the shooting death of a man during a 2017 traffic stop.

Mourners Line Street in Honor of Fallen NYPD Detective

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mourners lined up outside a Long Island funeral home Tuesday to salute retired NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez, who died after a heroic battle with 9/11-related cancer and a valiant effort to get first responders a permanent victims compensation fund.

California Sheriff’s Deputy Wounded, Suspect Arrested After Standoff

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fresno County Sheriff's Deputy John Erickson was wounded Tuesday during a gunfight in the rural Sierra foothills of Fresno County.

Body Camera Video Shows Georgia Police Officer Fatally Shoot Knife-Wielding Man Holding Another Officer in a Headlock

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Athens-Clarke County police on Tuesday released the body camera footage of the moment an officer fatally shot a 23-year-old man holding a butcher knife and drenched in his own blood.

Guardian Bulk M42 Series Power System

Posted on July 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

UNIPOWER’s Guardian Bulk M42 series is a 10RU high 19” rack-mounted DC power system that provides a bulk output of -48VDC. They incorporate six rectifier shelves with up to 23 Guardian family high-efficiency hot-swap rectifiers, with a maximum total...

Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Crash

Posted on July 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Kendall County Sheriff's deputy was struck and killed on Interstate 10 Tuesday morning.

New York City on Track to Record Lowest Murder Rate in Decades

Posted on July 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

With half of 2019 on the books, New York is on track to its lowest homicide tally since the 1950s.

Sacramento Law Enforcement Making a Name for Groundbreaking DNA Investigations

Posted on July 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert and her investigative partners are breaking new ground by the month, using DNA-sleuthing to solve old crimes.

VirTra Expands Presence in Southern California

Posted on July 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Total contract value of nearly $780,000 from four departments expected to be recognized by Q4 2019

L3Harris Technologies Merger Successfully Completed

Posted on July 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, L3Harris is the sixth largest defense company in the U.S., and a top 10 defense company worldwide – with approximately $17 billion in revenue and 50,000 employees, including 20,000 engineers and scientists.

Tasmanian Tiger® TT Modular Pack 45+ Receives SILVER Score in the 2019 NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Program with Overall Score of 4.43 out of 5

Posted on July 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Field tested and recommended by law enforcement officers in the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended Program.

Fallen Illinois Sheriff’s Deputy Laid to Rest

Posted on July 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mourners attend the funeral of Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Troy Chisum on July 1 in Cuba, Illinois. Chisum was killed while on duty June 25.

Chicago Police Prepare for Holiday After More Than 50 Weekend Shootings

Posted on July 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Violent crime might be down in the city compared to this time last year, but a bloody weekend that saw more than 50 shot has some concerned heading into the holiday weekend.

Hard Rock Stadium Employees Trained For Mass Casualty Situations

Posted on July 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Employees at Hard Rock Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphins, are being trained to assist people injured during emergencies, such as mass shootings.

Suspect Bites New Hampshire State Police K-9

Posted on July 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New Hampshire Trooper Anthony Cattabriga and K-9 Casper were dispatched to Manchester to assist in apprehending a man wanted for domestic assault who police said barricaded himself inside the La Quinta hotel.

Ousted Florida Sheriff Asking Voters for a Second Chance

Posted on July 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ousted Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel took another step on his comeback campaign Monday when he filed the paperwork to launch a reelection bid.

NYPD Detective Who Died of 9/11 Cancer to be Honored With Key to the City

Posted on July 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As friends, family and colleagues prepare to lay NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez to rest, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he would honor the memory of the NYPD veteran — who succumbed to Ground Zero-related cancer at 53 years old — with a key to the city.

Accused Cop-Killer Released From Prison Four Days Before Shooting

Posted on July 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dalquavis T. Ward, who was arrested last Thursday as a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Racine Police Officer John Hetland, was released from federal prison just four days before the shooting took place.

After Handling of Mass Shootings, Broward Sheriff’s Office Loses Accreditation

Posted on July 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A state panel has voted unanimously to revoke the law enforcement accreditation of the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the largest sheriff’s office in Florida.

Shooting at Wisconsin Event Sparks Panic, ‘Stampede’

Posted on July 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Those near the scene of a shooting Saturday night at a Downtown Madison festival described people screaming, children crying and many fleeing in terror after three shots rang out, leaving a 20-year-old man with non-life-threatening injuries.

Clashes Put Portland Police on the Defensive

Posted on July 2, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two days after Portland made national news again for dueling demonstrations that erupted in at least two violent street brawls, the Mayor’s Office staff fielded complaints from callers as his new public safety adviser answered media questions from across

Supreme Court Rules Police Can Order Blood Drawn From Unconscious DUI Suspects

Posted on July 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The U.S. Supreme Court also narrowly ruled in a Wisconsin case that most of the time, “exigent circumstances” allow police to draw blood evidence without a warrant from a suspected drunken or drugged driver when that person is unconscious.

Philadelphia Police Cruisers Damaged by Unruly Crowds

Posted on July 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Apparently responding to a social media messages, hundreds of teenagers and young adults massed in North Philadelphia late Sunday and some in the roving crowds turned unruly, damaging at least six police cars.

Tow Truck Driver Falls Asleep, Plows Into Florida Highway Patrol Cruiser

Posted on July 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A tow truck driver working for Southwest Transport out of Miami fell asleep at the wheel Monday morning and crashed into an occupied Florida Highway Patrol vehicle, sending the trooper to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Pepper Spray, Milkshakes Thrown During Downtown Portland Protests

Posted on July 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Rival demonstrators clashed Saturday afternoon in downtown Portland, resulting in myriad injuries and three arrests.

Weekend Gun Violence Puts Chicagoans On Alert

Posted on July 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Since Friday evening, 23 people have been shot in Chicago and only one arrest has been made.

Texas Police Officers Join Party After Getting Noise Complaint Call

Posted on July 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At first, the three Carrollton Police Department officers were reluctant to crash what they later learned was a graduation party. Once in the middle of the festivities, however, the officers couldn't help but bust a move on the dance floor, and it all was

Man Breaks Into Sheriff’s Substation, Offers Deputies Doughnuts

Posted on July 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man broke into a King County Sheriff’s Office administrative space in Fairwood, southeast of Renton, saying he needed a preventive jail stint, according to the sheriff’s office. But he also had a gift for the deputies he knew would come.

What the Public Doesn’t Know About Deadly Force

Posted on July 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Are cops actually trigger happy? Are they eager to use more force than necessary? Let's get real and be honest: law enforcement professionals HATE pulling the trigger. The public needs to know.

Fingernail DNA Links Man to Washington Cold Case

Posted on July 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Investigators had no way of knowing 32 years ago that 18-year-old Tammy Bristow held the key, under her fingernails, to identifying the man who investigators believe put the rope around her neck and caused her death inside her Sandpoint home.

Vandals Deface Boulders Honoring Fallen Sacramento Police Officer

Posted on July 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two boulders along El Dorado Boulevard - once again - have been painted in honor of fallen Sacramento police officer Tara O’Sullivan.

Ohio Senate Strips PTSD Coverage for Responders From Workers’ Comp Budget

Posted on July 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Ohio Senate balked at mandates in a House-passed budget to provide workers' compensation for first responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and to make all injured workers declare their immigration status.

Video: Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Dragged, Thrown From SUV

Posted on July 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A routine traffic stop for dark tints on an SUV ended with a Florida deputy being dragged and thrown into a median near a busy interstate as the suspect tried to get away.

Video Shows Truck Driver Attack Ohio Police Officer

Posted on July 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sugarcreek Police Capt. Brian Dalton began firing after Elijah Collins, who was driving a semi tractor-trailer, stabbed him in the neck with a screwdriver last week.

Video Shows Truck Driver Attack Ohio Police Officer

Posted on July 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sugarcreek Police Capt. Brian Dalton began firing after Elijah Collins, who was driving a semi tractor-trailer, stabbed him in the neck with a screwdriver last week.

NYPD Detective Who Testified to Congress Dies After Battle With 9/11-Related Cancer

Posted on July 1, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

NYPD Detective Lou Alvarez, who gave what remained of his life and even his badge to the cause of ailing 9/11 responders, lost his fight against cancer linked to the 2001 terrorist attacks.

North Carolina Police Officer Struck During Pursuit

Posted on June 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Winston-Salem woman was arrested early Thursday morning after officials say she hit a Lexington police officer and another vehicle while attempting to flee from police.

Florida Sheriff’s Deputies Escape Injury After Crash on Highway

Posted on June 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

HOBE SOUND, Florida — Two Martin County sheriff's deputies escaped injury early Friday when a car crashed into their patrol vehicles on Interstate 95 just north of the Palm Beach County border, the sheriff's office said.The crash took place just...

Fallen Sacramento Police Officer Laid to Rest

Posted on June 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An estimated 3,500 people attended the fallen Sacramento Police Officer Tara O'Sullivan's memorial service Thursday at Bayside Church Adventure Campus in Roseville.

Georgia Deputy Recalls Rescuing Newborn Baby Girl Who Was Wrapped in Plastic Bag

Posted on June 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When Forsyth County Deputy Terry Roper peeled back the plastic bag wrapped around an abandoned newborn and cradled her in his arms, he became the first person to show her love.

Slain Sacramento Police Officer Honored at Memorial Service

Posted on June 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Tara O'Sullivan, a 26-year-old Sacramento police officer gunned down while responding to a call, "was a force for good in the world," the chief said as her family and colleagues grieved at a memorial service Thursday.

Baltimore Police Union Expresses Concerns Over Officer Exhaustion

Posted on June 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In a letter to members this week, union leaders ask them to express health concerns to higher-ups and document their response.

Record-Breaking Cocaine Seizures at East Coast Ports

Posted on June 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Federal agents seized a combined 40,000 pounds of cocaine at ports in Baltimore and Philadelphia just one day apart.

Texas Police Officer Indicted on Murder Charge in Fatal Shooting

Posted on June 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Farmers Branch Police Officer Michael Dunn, who shot and killed a suspect inside a moving truck, has been indicted on a murder charge, according to the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.

Driver Charged in Hit-and-Run of South Carolina Trooper

Posted on June 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Marion Lee Turner III faces up to 60 years in prison after, deputies say, he plowed his car into a driver’s license checkpoint, nearly killing two state troopers.

Oregon Sheriff’s Divers Pull 11 E-Scooters From River

Posted on June 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A total of 11 e-scooters were pulled from the Willamette River in downtown Portland Tuesday by a Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office dive team.

DUI Suspect Mocked Burned Florida Police Officer During Arrest

Posted on June 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The suspect recognized Clermont Police Officer Kris Kruse, who was critically injured in a fire several years ago before battling his way back to active duty, and told him he "should have died in the fire."

Fallen Illinois Deputy was Backing Up When He was Shot

Posted on June 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Troy Chisum was backing away from a house in rural Avon when he was fatally shot, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Body Camera Video Shows Struggle With Suspect Before Fatal Shooting

Posted on June 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Durham police body camera footage of a 30-year-old man shot by police shows officers struggling to handcuff the man before deploying a Taser and, seconds later, shooting him.

Wisconsin Police Officer’s Alleged Killer Arrested With Fallen Cop’s Handcuffs

Posted on June 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The suspect who law enforcement officials say shot and killed Racine Police Officer John Hetland last week was arrested Thursday, one day after Hetland’s funeral.

FirstNet Authority Board Quarterly Meeting: Roadmap Goes Forward

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) continued its progress on developing a Roadmap to advance the only broadband network dedicated to public safety – FirstNet – and deliver a differentiated broadband...

9/11 Survivor Fund Crosses Key Support Threshold in Senate

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Legislation to help victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has crossed a threshold of support that is key to move ahead in the Senate, according to New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand.

Fourth NYPD Officer Commits Suicide in One Month

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty NYPD officer has committed suicide on Long Island, becoming the fourth city cop this month to take his own life, police sources said Thursday.

NYPD Deploys New Technology to Keep Drones Away From Gay Pride Parade

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials vowed to keep this weekend's Gay Pride Parade free of terror, harassment, and drones.

SIG SAUER Takes Home Pistol Caliber Carbine and Optic of the Year at 2019 Industry Choice Awards

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been recognized with two 2019 Industry Choice Awards.

SIG SAUER Electro-Optics Award Winning KILO3000BDX Rangefinding Binoculars Now Shipping

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

SIG SAUER Electro-Optics is pleased to announce the 2019 Industry Choice, Optic of the Year KILO3000BDX Rangefinding Binoculars are now shipping.

Texas Movie Theater Chain Selects Shooter Detection Systems’ Indoor Gunshot Detection System

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Guardian Gunshot Detection System uniquely qualified to perform in movie/extreme environments.

Back-to-Back Wins for Team GLOCK at USPSA Regional Matches

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Team GLOCK brings home numerous wins after back-to-back USPSA matches over the weekend. All three team members left with winning titles as they continue on their journey to World Shoot 2020.

Activ5 Smart Fitness Device to Launch in Apple Stores

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Activbody, Inc., a health and fitness product innovator, is excited to announce that their flagship product, the portable smart fitness device Activ5, is now available at apple.com and in select Apple Stores.

On Duty and Off Duty with TruckVault

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The men and women who protect and serve are never really “off-duty” and in that respect, neither is your TruckVault.

Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Shot in Head Gives Thumbs-Up at Hospital

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Chicago police officer was shot in the head Wednesday morning while inside his SUV after someone drove behind him and his girlfriend and opened fire in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper Critically Injured in Fiery Crash With Wrong-Way Driver

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Phillips and a motorist traveling the wrong way were injured early Thursday in a fiery head-on collision on Interstate 71 in Morrow County.

Chicago Police Release Image of Shooter’s Car After Off-Duty Officer Shot

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chicago police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the shooting of an off-duty officer on Wednesday, and have released a surveillance image of the shooter’s car.

Strained Firearms Lab Delays Hundreds of Oklahoma City Police Investigations

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

More than 800 OCPD investigations on hold due to strained resources for firearms lab

City of Miami Beach Has New Police Chief

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Miami Beach City Commission has unanimously appointed a new chief of the Miami Beach Police Department.

Florida Officer Shot During Training Exercise That Wasn’t Supposed to Have Live Ammo

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Doral Police Sgt. Eric Fernandez, who was conducting a firearms exercise at a training facility, was accidentally shot in the upper torso Wednesday morning during the training exercise.

Michigan Deputy’s Rifle Left On Top of Patrol Car Is Missing

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A suspended Kalkaska County sheriff's deputy seeks help searching for his department-assigned rifle after losing the firearm last month.

Idaho Trooper Won’t Face Charges in Fatal Shooting

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Idaho State Police trooper who shot and killed a man following a physical altercation in November will not be charged.

Report: NYPD 911 Dispatch Center Crawling With Bedbugs

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Emergency call operators first found bedbugs in a sixth-floor training room at the Public Safety Answering Center II in Pelham Bay on June 3, and bug-sniffing dogs have been finding the critters in several rooms where NYPD personnel operate ever since.

Undercover Massachusetts Officers Riding Motorcycles to Crack Down On Illegal Dirt Bike Riders

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Following multiple problems with illegal and problem dirt bike riders, the Springfield Police Department began Wednesday using undercover officers on motorcycles to catch the violators.

Florida Jail’s Tattoo Database Provides Agencies More Tools to ID

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Volusia County Branch Jail has implemented a tattoo database, which contains thousands of images of ink signatures from inmates.

Man Accused of Shooting at Officers Found Hiding in Chimney

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Jacob Julick, the man accused of shooting at police officers in Kentucky, was captured Tuesday after he was found hiding in the chimney of a residence in northern Cincinnati.

Benefits for Fallen Illinois Officers Doubled

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A day after Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Troy Chisum was killed, Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law a measure that doubles the death benefits for families of fallen officers and firefighters.

Illinois Sheriff’s Deputy Killed In Line of Duty is Fifth Officer Fatally Shot in Eight Days

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As of Wednesday, 60 officers have died in the line of duty throughout 2019 with causes ranging from medical emergencies to being struck by a vehicle.

9mm GLOCK Pistol with Brace

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 9mm GLOCK Pistol with Brace comes chambered in 9mm and comes standard with the YHM Slant Muzzle Brake. This firearm incorporates the YHM S.L.M. Midlength M-LOK handguard that bridges the gap between the upper receiver and handguard for a seamless...

Colorado’s ICE Restrictions Could Earn It ‘Sanctuary’ Label

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Last month, when Gov. Jared Polis signed into law legislation restricting Colorado’s cooperation with federal immigration officials, he placed the state squarely within the cross hairs of conservative efforts to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities.

Philadelphia Police Officials Update Transgender Policy

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Philadelphia Police Department has updated its policy on how officers should treat transgender and nonbinary people, making its policy among “the most progressive" in the nation, city officials announced Tuesday.

Authorities Seize 333 Pounds of Cocaine at Port of Baltimore

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized 333 pounds of cocaine hidden inside a shipping container full of beach chairs in what was described as the largest drug bust at the port to date, the agency announced Tuesday.

Two More Florida Sheriff’s Deputies Fired for Neglect of Duty in Parkland School Massacre

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony said Wednesday that two more deputies were fired this week over their performance during last year’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, when 17 students and staffers were killed and 17 injured.

Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Shot in Head

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot in the head early Wednesday on the South Side.

Family of Slain Sacramento Police Officer Speaks Publicly for First Time Since Her Death

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fallen Officer Tara O'Sullivan's family members wore matching black shirts with the word “trust” splayed across the middle and the Sacramento Police Department logo in the center.

PRO-VISION® Releases New Enhanced BODYCAM® Docking Station

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The new BODYCAM® Single-Camera Docking Station for the BC-300 body-worn camera allows for faster video upload, is built to last for a million connection cycles

From Sunshine to Snowstorms, Viking’s EWP Protects Your Electronics!

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

For applications requiring an extra layer of protection against moisture, vehicle exhaust, pool chemicals or extreme temperatures, Enhanced Weather Protection gives you the durability you need for years of service.

Oklahoma State Police Save 889 Miles and 14 Hours of Travel Time

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When the Oklahoma Highway Patrol wanted a solution to enhance officer safety and increase efficiency, the agency looked no further than Esri® technology.

Police Department Saves Time and Money by Increasing Field Data Collection Efficiency

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

By leveraging its existing Esri technology investment, the Redlands Police Department was able to digitally map the locations of all the offenders.

RALPH CLARK OF SHOTSPOTTER NAMED EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2019 AWARD WINNER IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

ShotSpotter CEO Aims to Make a Difference in Underserved Communities by Combatting Gun Violence

NYPD Responds to Surge In Stray Bullet Shootings

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The NYPD is responding to the rash of stray bullet shooting across New York City in June.

Emotional Vigil Held for Slain Sacramento Police Officer

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers, classmates and complete strangers gathered at Sacramento State to pay tribute to Officer Tara O'Sullivan days after she was shot and killed in the line of duty.

Son Follows Mom Into Career In Law Enforcement

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Haltom City Police shared on Facebook a photo of Officer Gipson with her son, Gavin Gipson, who recently graduated from the police academy.

Florida Woman Arrested for Giving Estranged Husband’s Guns to Police

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A state legislator is urging the State Attorney's Office not to prosecute a Lakeland woman who gained national attention after being arrested for taking guns from the home of her estranged husband.

Three Dead in Shooting at California Car Dealership

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man killed two people at a Morgan Hill Ford dealership Tuesday evening before apparently turning the gun on himself, police and witnesses said.

North Carolina Deputy Won’t Face Charges in Death of Deputy Husband

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police are not pursuing criminal charges against a Mecklenburg County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed her husband, also a county sheriff’s deputy, in January 2018.

ICE Still Playing Role Inside Los Angeles County Jails

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The reality inside the jails is a complex tango that grants ICE a role while distancing it as a law enforcement partner.

Driver Arrested in New York in Hit-and-Run of Florida Trooper

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The driver of a BMW that sent a Florida Highway Patrol trooper flying after plowing into him on Florida’s Turnpike a month ago has been arrested in Queens, N.Y., authorities announced Tuesday.

Body Camera Video Shows Georgia Deputies Find Newborn in Plastic Bag

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Forsyth County officials released disturbing bodycam footage Tuesday of a newborn girl who was discovered inside a tied-up plastic bag in the woods, hoping it will lead to information on her identity.

Illinois Sheriff’s Deputy Shot and Killed

Posted on June 26, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Troy Chisum was at a residence Tuesday afternoon on a report of a battery and disturbance when multiple shots were fired and he was fatally wounded.

Governor Signs Bill Into Law Legalizing Marijuana in Illinois

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday signed into law a bill that will legalize marijuana in Illinois next year, marking a momentous shift in how the state treats drug use.

Chicago Mayor Calls for Larger Police Academy

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As it’s now designed, the proposed $95 million training facility in West Garfield Park that former Mayor Rahm Emanuel got the City Council to approve just before he left office doesn’t seem likely to meet needs, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

Felon Who Shot South Carolina Trooper Had Weeks Until Supervision Ended

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A freed felon accused of shooting a South Carolina state trooper in York County earlier this month with “cop-killer bullets” had 32 days left of community supervision when he shot the officer

NYPD Union Following Mayor to Miami Debate to Protest

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police Benevolent Association Pat Lynch and more than two dozen union members are headed to Miami to protest Mayor de Blasio's labor practices and “mismanagement” of the city before the first televised Democratic primary match-up.

Indiana Police Union Accuses Presidential Candidate of Exploiting Shooting

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

South Bend’s police union accuses Mayor Pete Buttigieg of playing politics with the shooting of Eric Logan and “driving a wedge” between officers and residents.

Facebook Livestream of Missouri Officer Dying Following Shooting Draws Outrage

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The store clerk who streamed video showing North County Police Cooperative Officer Michael Langsdorf dying at a market Sunday says she regrets doing it and is now getting death threats.

SHOTSPOTTER OUTLINES TIPS TO COOL DOWN ILLEGAL JULY 4TH CELEBRATORY GUNFIRE

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Law Enforcement and Communities Together Can Combat Illegal Gunfire During Holiday Period

Mobilicom’s SkyHopper data links become the first certified high-power, long range, highly secured data links in Japan

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In preparing for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan, SkyHopper offers the ideal end-to-end, highly secured communication solution for commercial drones and robotics

Corizon Health Chosen to Continue Services at the Passaic County Jail

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Corizon Health recently won a competitive bidding process to continue providing medical and mental health services to offenders in the Passaic County Jail.

Missouri Police Officer Pulls 3-Year-Old From Basement Window After Fire Breaks Out

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Missouri police officer's body cam captured the harrowing moment he pulled a 3-year-old and her grandmother out of a burning house.

Massachusetts Police Officer Shoots, Kills 19-Year-Old Who Opened Fire

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A suspect was killed after firing a gun at police officers in Dorchester.

Denver Police Want Cyclists to Take a Selfie With Their Bikes

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Denver police officials are telling residents to register their cycles ahead of Bike to Work Day, which takes place on Wednesday.

Texas Police Department Taking Drinking and Driving to Task

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Amarillo Police Department has taken multiple steps to not only apprehend drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol, but also to strengthen tools at officers' disposal to help garner convictions.

Security Guard Recalls Shootout With Woman’s Attacker

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The security guard who helped three unarmed heroes save a Springfield Township woman on June 16 said Monday that he may have injured the attacker in an exchange of gunfire.

Kansas Trooper Who Saved Driver From Burning Semi Receives International Award

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Raul Carrillo had been honored with the Carnegie Medal, which is presented to people in the United States and Canada who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the lives of others.

New Police Unit Delves Into 20 Years of Unsolved Rapes

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Nationwide, about 65,000 old rape kits have been submitted for testing and yielded about 15,000 DNA profiles that have been entered into an FBI tracking system.

Ohio City Agrees to Replace Aging Police Equipment

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Akron city administrators are buying a new drug testing machine to avoid potential delays in prosecuting crimes and replacing equipment to catch speeders.

10 Philadelphia Police Recruits Resign After Trying to Cheat on Test

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ten Philadelphia police recruits resigned last week after they admitted to trying to cheat on an open-book test, a department spokesperson said Monday.

Chicago Police Release Hundreds of Videos, Documents on Jussie Smollett Investigation

Posted on June 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chicago police released hundreds of videos late Monday afternoon as well as hundreds of pages of texts, emails and internal documents in the latest document dump in the case of an actor who allegedly faked his own assault.

Murder Suspect Fatally Shot After Stabbing Texas Deputy

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A suspect in a Nashville killing died Monday morning after an altercation that also injured a Gaines County Sheriff's deputy.

Murder Suspect Fatally Shot After Stabbing Texas Deputy

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A suspect in a Nashville killing died Monday morning after an altercation that also injured a Gaines County Sheriff's deputy.

Slain Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Remembered During Funeral Service

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Solano, who was fatally shot in a fast-food restaurant in an apparent random, unprovoked attack, was remembered on Monday, at a funeral and procession in downtown Los Angeles.

Man Kills Four People in San Jose, Turns Gun on Himself

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man in San Jose shot four people to death before killing himself in a standoff, authorities said Monday.

Mississippi Sheriff’s K-9 Stabbed While Tracking Suspect

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hancock County K-9 Loco is recovering from a stab wound to the abdomen and a man is facing a long list of charges after an attempted traffic stop went awry.

Man With ‘Violent’ Criminal History Charged in Fatal Shooting of Missouri Police Officer

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man with an “extensive” and “violent” criminal history in North Carolina was charged Monday in the shooting death of Officer Michael Langsdorf, who was shot Sunday in Wellston as he responded to a call about a bad check at a business.

Proforce Equipment, Inc. Welcomes New National Sales Manager

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Scott Collins brings over 22 years of sales and operations management experience to Proforce Equipment, Inc. and its multiple brands, including Tasmanian Tiger®.

Tasmanian Tiger® TT First Responder Move On MKII Receives GOLD Score in the 2019 NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Program with Overall Score of 4.97 out of 5

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Field tested and recommended by law enforcement officers in the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)) Member Tested and Recommended Program.

The Safariland Group Announces Divestiture of Mustang Survival

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Safariland Group announced that it completed the divestiture of Mustang Survival, Inc. and its related entities (“Mustang”) to the WING Group.

Integrated Biometrics Unveils “Danno” – Smallest, Most Affordable FBI Certified FAP 30 TFT Fingerprint Sensor

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Ideal embeddable sensor for identity solutions for Law Enforcement, Border Control, Financial Services – See demo at ID4Africa Booth C08

Historic Flooding on the Arkansas River Leads to Statewide Disaster Relief Effort from Parolees

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At the request of Arkansas Community Correction, Marquis Software sent a text message to parolees and probationers using eOMIS™ Community Supervision.

Allentown PA Replaces Sig Sauer Pistols with GLOCK

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

GLOCK, Inc. is pleased to announce the transition of Allentown Police Department in Pennsylvania to GLOCK.

Slain Sacramento Police Officer Honored at Vigil

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Family, friends, former classmates and community members held candles and shared memories of Tara O'Sullivan, the 26-year-old Sacramento officer who was shot dead during a domestic violence call.

Officer Injured When Allegedly Drunk Driver Slams Into Police Cruiser

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An allegedly drunk driver slammed into a police cruiser early Sunday morning in Dartmouth, leaving an officer with minor injuries.

LAPD Makes Arrest In Theft of Marilyn Monroe Statue

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Los Angeles police Friday arrested a man in connection with the theft of a Marilyn Monroe statue stolen from atop the Ladies of Hollywood gazebo.

Oregon Sheriff’s Deputy Rescues Runaway Tortoises

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Whoever says tortoises are slow hasn’t worked for the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Mourns Death of Off-Duty Trooper

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is mourning the death of a Trooper Jesse D. Cannon, who died Saturday while off duty.

Fallen Colorado State Patrol Trooper Remembered as ‘Knight in Shining Armor’

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Denver First Church of the Nazarene parking lot was full of patrol cars flashing their lights as hundreds of state troopers and other law enforcement officers paid their respects.

Portland Police Chief Relaxes Standards for New Recruits

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Facing a critical staffing shortage, Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw next month is relaxing hiring and grooming standards for the bureau: A high school diploma or GED certificate now will be sufficient.

Search of Ship Busted at Port of Philadelphia Yields More Cocaine

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Although reports earlier had put the total at 161/2 tons seized, additional searches yielded another ton of drugs, for a total estimated value of $1.1 billion.

Body Camera Video Released in Fatal Shooting of Sacramento Police Officer

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sacramento police officials on Friday released body-cam footage showing the moment the suspect, identified as Adel Sambrano Ramos, opened fire with a high-powered rifle.

Missouri Police Officer Fatally Shot

Posted on June 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

North County Police Cooperative Officer Michael Langsdorf was fatally shot Sunday afternoon while answering a call about a customer trying to cash a bad check at a Wellston food market.

Georgia Police Officers Pose as Utility Workers to Catch Distracted Drivers

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Marietta police used an interesting tactic Wednesday to catch more than 100 drivers violating the Hands Free Georgia Act that prohibits texting or holding cell phones while driving.

DA Threatens to Subpoena Police in Drug Raid

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Harris County prosecutors are threatening to issue grand jury subpoenas to the Houston Police Department for details about confidential informants used by narcotics officers at the center of the botched Harding Street drug raid.

DA Threatens to Subpoena Police in Drug Raid

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Harris County prosecutors are threatening to issue grand jury subpoenas to the Houston Police Department for details about confidential informants used by narcotics officers at the center of the botched Harding Street drug raid.

South Carolina Sheriff’s Deputy Cleared in Fatal Shooting

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office has cleared a Horry County Sheriff's deputy of any wrongdoing in an officer-involved fatal shooting of a Nichols man in March.

Suspect in Slaying of Rookie Sacramento Police Officer Had Long Criminal History

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The suspect charged with killing rookie police officer in Sacramento once threatened to blow his “family up with a bomb” – one of many incidents in his lengthy criminal history, which dates back more than two decades.

Fallen Sacramento Police Officer Achieved Her Dream

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Determination and sense of community drove Tara O’Sullivan in her quest to become a police officer, a childhood ambition that she finally realized in December when she was sworn into the force in Sacramento.

Texas Police Officer Shot and Killed

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mission Police Cpl. Jose Luis Espericueta, a 13-year veteran affectionately referred to as "Speedy," was killed Thursday night after responding to reports of an armed man.

goTenna Closes $24M Financing Led by Founders Fund

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

goTenna, the world's leading mobile mesh networking platform, announced that it closed on $24M of new financing, in a combination of equity and debt to finance its continued growth and expansion of operations.

Buena Park Police Department Leverages PowerDMS to Foster Transparency by Making Policies and Procedures Open to Public

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Leads the way for communities across the state to fulfill public transparency requirements passed in California Public Records Act

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri Launches New Initiative Focused on Recruiting First Responders to Be Mentors

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Propper joins as title sponsorship of the Big Responders community outreach program from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri.

Sacramento Police Academy Cadets Honor Fallen Officer During Graduation

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Their graduation was just 24 hours after one of their own, Officer Tara O’Sullivan, was killed in the line of duty.

NYC Scales Back NYPD School Involvement

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The latest on the new agreement between New York City schools and the NYPD regarding discipline.

18 of His Late Dad’s Fellow Officers Surprise Teen at Party

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Micah Schieber was just 6 years old when his dad, Chad, collapsed and died while running the Chicago Marathon in 2007.

Ohio Sheriff’s Office Mourns Sudden Death of Veteran Deputy

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the sudden passing of Deputy Darren Harvey.

United States Border Facing ‘Overwhelming’ Strain

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The head of U.S. Border Patrol defended using military personnel at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying extra resources are needed “as long as we face this crisis” of an influx of migrants.

Retired NYPD Detective Who Testified to Congress in Hospice

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Retired NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez, who joined comedian/activist Jon Stewart last week to plead with Congress to extend the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund, is now in the care of a Rockville Centre hospice.

Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Shot in the Face With a Crossbow

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Hardin County County Sheriff's deputy shot a suspect Thursday morning after he was shot in the face with a crossbow.

Two Suspects Arrested After Missouri Police Officer Shot

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A veteran Maryland Heights police officer was shot twice in the leg early Thursday when he and another officer confronted a man breaking into a car outside an apartment complex.

California Police Release Video of Confrontation With Suspect

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The San Rafael Police Department has released video footage of a confrontation where an officer shot a suspect last year.

A Day After Sacramento Officer’s Death, 56 Officers Get Badges in Emotional Ceremony

Posted on June 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

If Officer Tara O’Sullivan’s funeral will take place sometime next week, Thursday’s Sacramento Police Academy graduation felt like a celebration of the last year of her life.

Video Shows Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Dragged by Fleeing Car

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was dragged about 100 feet from a car fleeing a traffic stop early this morning, according to FHP officials, and one person now faces a charge of attempted first-degree murder.

Nebraska Trooper Killed in Head-On Crash

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Nebraska State Patrol Trooper Jerry L. Smith was traveling on Highway 26 in Morrill County Thursday morning when another vehicle crossed the center line and struck his patrol car.

The All-Weather Thin Blue Line Notebook

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Through hostile interactions and hostile weather, the men and women of law enforcement diligently work to maintain civility and peace in society. The Thin Blue Line Notebook honors the law enforcement community and attends to their needs in field...

Florida Police Officer Acquitted of Attempted Manslaughter

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Jonathan Aledda was instead convicted of a misdemeanor count of culpable negligence, which carries a penalty of up to one year behind bars.

Two Chicago Police Officers Cleared in Controversial Shooting

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two police officers have been cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of an African American man in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood that sparked days of protests and unrest.

Video Released of Los Angeles Deputy-Involved Shooting

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released a video Thursday morning of the shooting of a 24-year-old man in the parking lot of a Willowbrook apartment complex earlier this month, saying that the car involved in the incident was used as a weapon.

Alabama Police Officer in ICU After Being Bitten by Rattlesnake

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Greenville Police Officer Marissa Morrison has been in the ICU at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery since early Monday morning and has received 16 vials of antivenin.

STREAMLIGHT® RENEWS C.O.P.S. SUPPORT FOR 20TH YEAR IN A ROW

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Company Also Donates Proceeds from Product Sales to Concerns of Police Survivors

U.S. Marine Corps Adoption of M18 Underscores Success of SIG SAUER Modular Handgun System Program

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

SIG SAUER, Inc. is honored to announce that the United States Marine Corps (USMC) is set to adopt the M18, the compact variant of the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS), as their official duty pistol.

Tribute Held for Florida K-9s Killed In Line Of Duty

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Miami-Dade police held a special memorial for police dogs killed in the line of duty.

New Technology Helps Identify Victim in Decades Old Maryland Cold Case

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

New technology has helped Anne Arundel County Police identify a body found in a trash can in 1985 as Roger Kelso, a Glen Burnie High School graduate.

Police Officer Fired for Handling of Fort Worth Kidnapping Case

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Forest Hill Police Officer Richardson Wolfe was placed on indefinite suspension which under civil service rules is the same as termination.

There’s a Real-Life Michael Connelly Character in the LAPD

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Veteran LAPD Detective Mitzi Roberts' career history may read like it borrows a bit from the jacket copy of a popular crime novel, but it's actually the other way around.

Oregon Lawmaker Threatens Troopers, Warns Them to ‘Come Heavily Armed’

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Tensions were already smoldering in the Oregon Senate Wednesday, when Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, poured gasoline on the situation, suggesting he would shoot and potentially kill any state trooper sent to haul him unwillingly back to the Capitol.

Golden State Killer/East Area Rapist Probe Wins International DNA Investigation Award

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Golden State Killer/East Area Rapist investigation has been selected as the top DNA case in the world, honoring the agencies that helped lead to the arrest of suspect Joseph James DeAngelo.

Video Shows Michigan Officers Arrest Driver After Wild Pursuit

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Aniano Arreola-Mora is facing several charges after allegedly throwing packages of drugs out of a car while fleeing from police Sunday.

Wounded Missouri Police Officer Recovering

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Trenton Police Officer Jasmine Diab was shot Friday afternoon during a struggle with 38-year-old Jamey Aaron Griffin inside a police vehicle.

72 Philadelphia Police Officers Off Streets Amid Probe Into Facebook Posts

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Philadelphia Police Department has taken 72 officers off street duty as it continues to investigate scores of racist or offensive Facebook posts allegedly made by city cops.

Sacramento Police Officer Killed in Ambush

Posted on June 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sacramento Police Officer Tara O'Sullivan, who was responding to a domestic violence incident, was killed Wednesday night after being ambushed by a gunman with a rifle who held off officers from inside a house for nearly eight hours before surrendering.

Accused Gunman to Stand Trial in Death Penalty Case in Slaying of San Diego Police Officer

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The death-penalty case for a man accused of fatally shooting San Diego Officer Jonathan “J.D.” De Guzman and wounding another in 2016 moved forward Wednesday when a judge ordered Jesse Michael Gomez to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges.

General Tactic Evaluation

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Thank you for helping General Tactic evaluate the short/long sleeve stretch shirt!

General Tactic Evaluation

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Thank you for helping General Tactic evaluate the short/long sleeve stretch shirt!

Alabama Police: Man Gave ‘Attack Squirrel’ Meth to Keep it Aggressive

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A caged squirrel allegedly fed meth to make it aggressive has been set free, but Limestone County authorities want to arrest the animal's former owner on drug and other charges.

North Carolina Sheriffs Now Support Mandate to Help ICE

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association has reversed its position on an effort by state lawmakers to require law enforcement agencies to cooperate with immigration authorities.

Oregon Bill Would Make Killing of an Officer Fall Under Death Penalty

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

A bill that narrows the crimes eligible for the death penalty heads to a vote of the Oregon House on Wednesday with a new provision: A last-minute change adds back the killing of law enforcement officers to the definition of aggravated murder.

Oregon Bill Would Make Killing of an Officer Fall Under Death Penalty

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

A bill that narrows the crimes eligible for the death penalty heads to a vote of the Oregon House on Wednesday with a new provision: A last-minute change adds back the killing of law enforcement officers to the definition of aggravated murder.

Stripped of His Job, Former Florida Sheriff is Fighting Back

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Attorneys for a defiant Scott Israel told a state Senate hearing officer Tuesday that the former Broward County sheriff was the victim of a politically motivated ploy by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Phoenix Police Chief Responds to Criticism During Community Meeting

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams responds to criticism during community meeting, amid boos from audience.

Dallas Police Uncover Biggest ‘Chop Shop’ In Last Decade

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police also found circular saw blades where its believed stolen vehicles were brought before they were cut up and sold for parts.

Dallas Police Uncover Biggest ‘Chop Shop’ In Last Decade

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police also found circular saw blades where its believed stolen vehicles were brought before they were cut up and sold for parts.

NYPD: Prop Mistaken for Dead Baby Found In Queens Park

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police were called at 8:15 a.m. for an unconscious and unresponsive child at 215th Street and 35th Avenue, near Crocheron Park in Bayside. EMS rushed to the scene and initially pronounced the “child” dead before realizing it was a doll.

Two Wounded in Shootout With Los Angeles County Deputies

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two men were shot Tuesday by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies after one man fired at them while attempting to flee a pursuit.

Texas Police Officers Fatally Shoot Man Who Rammed Cruisers

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Brownsville police shot and killed a 20-year-old man early Monday morning after he rammed several squad cars while leading officers on a chase, authorities said.

California Deputy Allegedly Assaulted by NBA Executive Suffered Concussion

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Alameda County Sheriff’s deputy involved in the incident was later diagnosed with a concussion and will be off duty until medically cleared to return.

Indiana Police Shooting Exposes Limits of Body Camera Program

Posted on June 19, 2019 by in EMS,