The First Line Behind the Front Line: Effects of a Line of Duty Death on Spouses

Posted on April 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Being in relationship or married to a police officer makes you the first line of support. When spouses accept this role they know it comes with some sacrifices, but what they often don't realize is their well-being may not be considered by friends, family members, or even the agency.

On-Scene GSR Detection: Solid Forensic Science – Solid Forensic Results

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

XCAT GSR tests are the number 1 product used by law enforcement for rapid, on-scene GSR identification. Use the tests for SEM analysis to obtain solid forensic evidence from presumptive to confirmatory with the same sample.

How To Retire a Police K-9

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

Handlers and agencies should decide early on who will be taking on which costs and responsibilities for a dog retiring from law enforcement work.

How To Retire a Police K-9

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

Handlers and agencies should decide early on who will be taking on which costs and responsibilities for a dog retiring from law enforcement work.

SHOT Show 2019: Report from the Aisles

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

Numerous law enforcement products debuted or were featured at this year's SHOT Show.

Answering the Call

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

Our teachers, mentors, and heroes inspire us to serve our agency, our community, and our nation.

How To Start a Tactical Medicine Program

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

Tactically trained on-scene medical support personnel can greatly reduce operational risks.

Education: Learning to Lead

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

You can advance your career through organizational leadership education.

Special Report: Upfitting & Fleet Management

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

In POLICE Magazine’s Special Report: Upfitting & Fleet Management, learn about whether do to Upfitting In-House or Outsource, Bringing Maintenance In House, 10 CHP's Vehicle Assembly Line, Telematics for Law Enforcement, and Hybrids Ready for Patrol.

Active Shooter Response from the Survivors’ Perspectives

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

It's important that officers know how civilians may react to a shooting attack and police response to the attack.

Lynx Defense Releases Custom Pistol Range Bag

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

Lynx Defense has taken its popular Made in the USA pistol range bag and added the option to customize it.

Verizon’s 5G First Responder Lab Announces First Cohort

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

Working together with Responder Corp, Verizon has announced five participating companies for the first cohort of the 5G First Responder Lab, what it calls a first-of-its-kind innovation incubator that will give leading first responder technology companies from around the globe access to 5G technology to develop, test, and refine 5G solutions for public safety.

Flitz Introduces Tactical Matte Finish Cleaner for Guns, Knives

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

The cleaner is designed to quickly and easily remove fingerprints, oil, grease, water spots, soil, unwanted waxy residue, carbon, and other impurities from flat matte finishes on guns and knives.

Federal Introduces Syntech Training Ammo

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

Federal has introduced Syntech Training Match, loads designed to make handgun training more realistic than ever before, the company says. Shipments have been delivered to dealers.

Mark43, Spidr Tech Partner to Enhance Community Communications for Law Enforcement

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

Mark43, a leading cloud-based public safety software provider, announced that it is partnering with Spidr Tech, a technology company that offers data-driven policing applications, to enable the best possible community relations for law enforcement agencies.

Oklahoma Officer Saved from Gunshot by Navy Challenge Coin

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

With Chatman in custody, EMTs put Parsons in the back of an ambulance and cut away his pants to get a better look at his injury.

Nebraska State Patrol Switches from .45 to 9mm

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

When evaluating the different calibers, the agency's firearms selection committee found newer 9mm rounds had comparable ballistics to .45s, but the smaller caliber allows each trooper to carry more ammunition.

Metal Art of Wisconsin Introduces Reverent Steel Flag Vault

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

The Reverent Steel Flag Vault from Metal Art of Wisconsin is made from premium 16-gauge American steel and has three seals to prevent any contamination and protect a ceremonial or memorial flag.

2 Texas Probationary Officers Fired After Running Away from Gunfight

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

Police Chief William McManus said the two probationary officers were accompanying Sergeant Steven Castillo when he was called early Monday morning to check out a disturbance at a home on Spring Dale Street.

11-Year-Old Indiana Boy Charge with Shooting Trooper Father

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

St. Joseph County prosecutors filed a petition alleging delinquency — the juvenile equivalent of a criminal charge — for attempted murder. For an adult, attempted murder would be a Level 1 felony.

“Thin Blue Line Across America” Motorcycle Ride to Honor LEOs

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

The "Thin Blue Line Across America" is a cross-country motorcycle ride benefiting Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), an organization striving to raise awareness and resources for members and families of law enforcement who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Video: Texas Deputy Pulls Elderly Woman from Burning Home

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

The deputy arrived to the home engulfed in flames and neighbors alerting the deputy to the resident's presence in a back bedroom.

“Career Criminal” Gets 10 Year for Fatally Punching CA Deputy

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

Alonzo Leron Smith, 30, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter, threatening a crime and three counts of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury in the death of Lawrence “Larry” Falce back in December 2018, according to San Bernardino County Superior Court records.

Florida SWAT Officer Seriously Injured in Training Fall

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

A Coral Springs, FL, SWAT officer was seriously injured Wednesday morning during a training exercise, authorities say.

North Carolina K-9 Suddenly Dies

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

"It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of K9 Rony. Rony has been with our department for the past five years and was a great asset in many investigations and a true companion to his handler MPO C. Berry. He will be greatly missed!"

North Carolina DUI Suspect Complains Police Won’t Share Their Confiscated Liquor

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

Police say Elliott failed breath tests and was put in a patrol car, where he saw a bottle of Fireball Whiskey confiscated from someone else. The report says he told the officer: "You could have shared; I'm already drunk."

Unlocking the Confusion Around Chokeholds

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

Chokeholds are some of the most controversial and effective techniques that officers can use to end attacks.

Detention Incident to Execution of Search Warrant

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

The Supreme Court has ruled that you can't detain someone who has left the immediate vicinity of the premises where you plan to execute a search warrant, just because you are executing the warrant.

Motorola Solutions and Sierra Wireless Provide Broadband Communications for First Responders on the Road

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

Motorola Solutions Inc. is teaming up with Sierra Wireless to deliver LTE broadband in-vehicle communications for first responders as part of its integrated platform for mission-critical communications.

California AG Agrees: No Charges for Officers in Stephon Clark Case

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

California’s top prosecutor agreed with Sacramento County Dist. Atty. Anne Marie Schubert that no charges were warranted against two Sacramento police officers who fatally shot Stephon Clark in March 2018.

VirTra Introduces Subscription Program for Simulators, Software, and Certified Training Materials

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

VirTra, Inc., a global provider of training simulators for law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets, has officially launched its Subscription Training & Equipment Partnership (STEP) program for government agencies. The addition of STEP to VirTra’s business model allows agencies to utilize VirTra’s unique, certified, simulation training on a subscription basis, VirTra says.

CA Supreme Court Rules Pension Benefits Can be Reduced, But Pensions Are Protected

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

In a unanimous decision written by Chief Justice Tani-Cantil Sakauye, the court upheld California’s 2012 repeal of the “air time” benefit that allowed state workers to buy credits toward retirement service.

Ritron Inc. Introduces Radio-To-Intercom Bridge for School Safety

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

The Radio-To-Intercom Bridge from Ritron is a radio receiver designed to add a critical layer of security to a school’s communication system. The receiver connects to an existing wired Public Address Intercom system and allows authorized business band 2-way radios to make announcements over the existing intercom speakers.

Gamber-Johnson Console Leg Kit and Base for New Chevy and GMC Trucks Available for Preorder

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

You can make sure your Gamber-Johnson product solutions have the perfect fit in your new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 or 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 with Gamber-Johnson's newly released, vehicle specific leg kit and base.

Stephon Clark Activists Want CA Attorney General to Charge Officers

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

The Rev. Shane Harris, president of the People’s Alliance for Justice and a representative of Clark’s girlfriend and their two young children, plans to deliver a letter to Becerra’s staff at his I Street offices downtown and hold a news conference afterward in the latest effort to generate pressure over the issue.

Sacramento DA Rules Stephon Clark Shooting Justified

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

Schubert said the officers who shot Clark believed he was armed with a gun when they confronted him in a Meadowview backyard March 18, 2018. The pair had received a call of someone breaking car windows. They confronted Clark, who was 22, and chased him into a backyard. Video showed Clark advancing toward the officers. One officer said he believed he saw a muzzle flash at them.

Cops and Kids: How 1 SRO and 1 Student Made Friendship an Art Form

Posted on February 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Formal youth programs—cadet, explorer, athletic league, summer internships, and others—can go a long way toward creating strong bonds between police and the community they serve. So, too, can one-on-one relationships like the one between Alanna Rodriguez and Mitch Brouillette.

VirTra Acquires Simulated Firearm Technology Patent Portfolio from Tiberius Technology

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

VirTra says it intends to use these newly acquired patents to enhance its current product lineup of recoil kits as well as create new, state-of-the-art, training equipment for both military and law enforcement simulation training. Additionally, Innotech will provide ongoing consulting support to VirTra as the company integrates the technology into its existing product portfolio.

VirTra Acquires Simulated Firearm Technology Patent Portfolio from Tiberius Technology

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

VirTra says it intends to use these newly acquired patents to enhance its current product lineup of recoil kits as well as create new, state-of-the-art, training equipment for both military and law enforcement simulation training. Additionally, Innotech will provide ongoing consulting support to VirTra as the company integrates the technology into its existing product portfolio.

Puerto Rico Undercover Agent Shot, Killed in Drive-by

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Agent Alfred Zanyet-Pérez was shot and killed Friday while conducting an undercover operation for the Drugs and Narcotics Division of the Puerto Rico Police Department.

Puerto Rico Undercover Agent Shot, Killed in Drive-by

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Agent Alfred Zanyet-Pérez was shot and killed Friday while conducting an undercover operation for the Drugs and Narcotics Division of the Puerto Rico Police Department.

Off-Duty California Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Traffic Collision

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty deputy with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department was killed in a traffic collision in the early morning hours on Sunday.

Off-Duty California Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Traffic Collision

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty deputy with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department was killed in a traffic collision in the early morning hours on Sunday.

Alabama Officer Wounded in Shooting Recovering from Injuries

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Auburn (AL) Police Department identified the officer—wounded in a gunfight that left two suspects dead on Friday—as 30-year-old Justin Sanders.

Alabama Officer Wounded in Shooting Recovering from Injuries

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Auburn (AL) Police Department identified the officer—wounded in a gunfight that left two suspects dead on Friday—as 30-year-old Justin Sanders.

NYPD Wants Authority to Disable Drones Deemed a Threat

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In 2018, Congress passed a law allowing federal law enforcement agencies to disable a drone—including shooting it down—but it would take additional federal legislation to give local law-enforcement agencies like the NYPD the same right.

NYPD Wants Authority to Disable Drones Deemed a Threat

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In 2018, Congress passed a law allowing federal law enforcement agencies to disable a drone—including shooting it down—but it would take additional federal legislation to give local law-enforcement agencies like the NYPD the same right.

New Jersey Officer Leaves $100 Tip for Pregnant Restaurant Server

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer who stopped for lunch at the Lamp Post Diner in Gloucester Township on Friday left behind more than a lasting impression on the food server who tended to his table. He left the woman—seven months pregnant but still working to save money for her new arrival—a $100 gratuity and the gift of a touching note for her.

New Jersey Officer Leaves $100 Tip for Pregnant Restaurant Server

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer who stopped for lunch at the Lamp Post Diner in Gloucester Township on Friday left the pregnant server who tended to his table a $100 gratuity and the gift of a touching note.

Nebraska Lawmaker Proposes Law to Ban School Resource Officers

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers—the longest-serving state senator in the history of the Cornhusker State—has introduced legislation that would ban law enforcement officers from patrolling school halls.

Nebraska Lawmaker Proposes Law to Ban School Resource Officers

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers—the longest-serving state senator in the history of the Cornhusker State—has introduced legislation that would ban law enforcement officers from patrolling school halls.

Stabbed CHP Officer Treated for Serious but Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

According to the Sacramento Bee, the officer was transported to a hospital nearly 45 miles from where the attack took place. There, he was treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Stabbed CHP Officer Treated for Serious but Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer was transported to a hospital nearly 45 miles from where the attack took place. There, he was treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Retired NBA Star Shaquille O’Neal to Help Honor Fallen Georgia Officer

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When officers from throughout the southeast gather in March for a memorial ride to honor Officer Michael Smith of the Henry County Police Department—who was killed in the line of duty in December 2018—they will be joined by one of the biggest names in sports.

Retired NBA Star Shaquille O’Neal to Help Honor Fallen Georgia Officer

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When officers from throughout the southeast gather in March for a memorial ride to honor Officer Michael Smith of the Henry County (GA) Police Department—who was killed in the line of duty in December 2018—they will be joined by one of the biggest names in sports.

NYPD K-9 Honored Before Being Euthanized Due to Deadly Cancer

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The first NYPD K-9 to have previously served in military combat overseas has succumbed to a fight with cancer after a solemn ceremony in which the animal and his NYPD handler walked through a gauntlet of other K-9 units.

NYPD K-9 Honored Before Being Euthanized Due to Deadly Cancer

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The first NYPD K-9 to have previously served in military combat overseas has succumbed to a fight with cancer after a solemn ceremony in which the animal and his NYPD handler walked through a gauntlet of other K-9 units.

3 Dead, Minnesota Deputy Wounded in Multi-Scene Shooting Incident

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The injured deputy was transported to a nearby hospital and then another medical facility in Fargo, North Dakota, where he was treated for a non-life threatening shooting injury and released.

3 Dead, Minnesota Deputy Wounded in Multi-Scene Shooting Incident

Posted on February 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The injured deputy was transported to a nearby hospital and then another medical facility in Fargo, North Dakota, where he was treated for a non-life threatening shooting injury and released.

Workplace Shooting Outside Chicago, 4 Officers Injured

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

Multiple law enforcement agencies—local and federal—reportedly responded to the incident, and local news radio station WBBM is reporting that four officers were "injured" or possibly wounded in the incident. The injured officers are reportedly stable.

Workplace Shooting Outside Chicago, 5 Officers Wounded, 5 Civilians Dead

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

Multiple law enforcement agencies—local and federal—reportedly responded to the incident, and Aurora Police now say five officers were shot and wounded in the incident that left five workers at the business and the gunman dead. The injured officers are reportedly stable.

Workplace Shooting Outside Chicago, 5 Officers Wounded, 5 Civilians Dead

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

Multiple law enforcement agencies—local and federal—reportedly responded to the incident, and Aurora Police now say five officers were shot and wounded in the incident that left five workers at the business and the gunman dead. The injured officers are reportedly stable.

Million Dollar Bond for Man who Set Ohio Sheriff’s Sergeant on Fire

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

An Ohio man who is accused of setting a Portage County Sheriff's sergeant on fire Thursday night is being held on $1 million bond.

Million Dollar Bond for Man who Set Ohio Sheriff’s Sergeant on Fire

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

An Ohio man who is accused of setting a Portage County Sheriff's sergeant on fire Thursday night is being held on $1 million bond.

President Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund Border Wall

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

The president on Friday took executive action—declaring a national emergency—to spend $8 billion for the border wall he has promised since his campaign.

President Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund Border Wall

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

The president on Friday took executive action—declaring a national emergency—to spend $8 billion for the border wall he has promised since his campaign.

Minnesota Department Disbanding Mounted and Motor Units

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

Spokesperson Steve Linders said that there are multiple reasons went into the department's decision, including the fact that the department has seen an increase in injuries to members of both units.

St. Paul Police Disbanding Mounted and Motor Units

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

Spokesperson Steve Linders said multiple reasons went into the department's decision, including the fact that the department has seen an increase in injuries to members of both units.

St. Paul Police Disbanding Mounted and Motor Units

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

Spokesperson Steve Linders said multiple reasons went into the department's decision, including the fact that the department has seen an increase in injuries to members of both units.

Texas Police Called to Rescue Caged Tiger in Abandoned Building

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

Officers with the Houston Police Department responded to a 311 caller stating that they had discovered a tiger in a cage in an abandoned building.

Texas Police Called to Rescue Caged Tiger in Abandoned Building

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

Officers with the Houston Police Department responded to a 311 caller stating that they had discovered a tiger in a cage in an abandoned building.

Aiming to Reduce Struck-By Incidents, Michigan Move-Over Law Takes Effect

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

According to reports, at least a dozen Michigan State Police vehicles have been struck so far this year.

Aiming to Reduce Struck-By Incidents, Michigan Move-Over Law Takes Effect

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

According to reports, at least a dozen Michigan State Police vehicles have been struck so far this year.

FBI, LAPD Arrest Dozens of Suspected Gang Members in Raids

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

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department were joined by FBI agents in raids on Wednesday that resulted in the arrest of 38 people.

FBI, LAPD Arrest Dozens of Suspected Gang Members in Raids

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

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department were joined by FBI agents in raids on Wednesday that resulted in the arrest of 38 people.

Florida School Hires Combat Veterans to Protect Against Active Shooters

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

Principal Bill Jones said he wants to make sure if an armed intruder were to enter the campus of Manatee School for the Arts, which has a student population of about 2,100 middle and high school students.

Florida School Hires Combat Veterans to Protect Against Active Shooters

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

Principal Bill Jones said he wants to make sure if an armed intruder were to enter the campus of Manatee School for the Arts, which has a student population of about 2,100 middle and high school students, they would be met with swift, overwhelming and deadly force.

Massachusetts Officer Talks Suicidal Man to Safety from 70-Foot Building

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

According to the Sun Chronicle, Sergeant Jeffrey Peavey—a 32-year-veteran of the force—established a dialogue with the 21-year-old man, speaking with the distraught subject for 45 minutes before convincing the man to retreat from the precipice into safety.

Massachusetts Officer Talks Suicidal Man to Safety from 70-Foot Building

Posted on February 15, 2019 by in Uncategorized

According to the Sun Chronicle, Sergeant Jeffrey Peavey—a 32-year-veteran of the force—established a dialogue with the 21-year-old man, speaking with the distraught subject for 45 minutes before convincing the man to retreat from the precipice into safety.

Massachusetts Officer Talks Suicidal Man to Safety from 70-Foot Building

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

According to the Sun Chronicle, Sergeant Jeffrey Peavey—a 32-year-veteran of the force—established a dialogue with the 21-year-old man, speaking with the distraught subject for 45 minutes before convincing the man to retreat from the precipice into safety.

Florida Sheriff’s Office Valentine’s Day Facebook Post: “Don’t Play Hard to Get”

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

The Martin County (FL) Sheriff's Office posted an image on Facebook of five deputies collectively holding a bouquet of flowers, a heart-shaped balloon, and five boxes of Valentines chocolates, saying, "Our Warrants team is waiting for you with open cuffs. Don’t play hard to get, because they’re in it for the long haul and are truly committed to capturing your heart!"

Florida Sheriff’s Office Valentine’s Day Facebook Post: “Don’t Play Hard to Get”

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

The Martin County (FL) Sheriff's Office posted an image on Facebook of five deputies collectively holding a bouquet of flowers, a heart-shaped balloon, and five boxes of Valentines chocolates, saying, "Our Warrants team is waiting for you with open cuffs. Don’t play hard to get, because they’re in it for the long haul and are truly committed to capturing your heart!"

Former Chicago Officer Convicted of Murder of Teen Attacked in Prison

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

A former police officer with the Chicago Police Department—who was convicted in October of second-degree murder for killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014—was reportedly beaten by inmates in a Connecticut prison.

Former Chicago Officer Convicted of Murder of Teen Attacked in Prison

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

A former police officer with the Chicago Police Department—who was convicted in October of second-degree murder for killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014—was reportedly beaten by inmates in a Connecticut prison.

Federal Adds 40 S&W, 45 Auto Premium Hydra-Shok Deep Loads 

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

In 2018, Federal reinvented the Hydra-Shok bullet design with Hydra-Shok Deep in 9mm Luger. Now, it has expanded the line with new loads in 40 S&W and 45 Auto. The bullets feature a more robust center post and a core design that penetrates to critical depths through common self-defense barriers, without over-penetrating.

Federal Adds 40 S&W, 45 Auto Premium Hydra-Shok Deep Loads 

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

In 2018, Federal reinvented the Hydra-Shok bullet design with Hydra-Shok Deep in 9mm Luger. Now, it has expanded the line with new loads in 40 S&W and 45 Auto. The bullets feature a more robust center post and a core design that penetrates to critical depths through common self-defense barriers, without over-penetrating.

2 Ways to Stop Mass Attacks

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

Allowing law enforcement officers to carry in public places off duty and adjusting shifts at major events could prevent or quickly end many mass shootings.

President Trump to Chiefs, Sheriffs at National Conference: “The Wall is Coming”

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

President Donald Trump delivered remarks to the Major County Sheriffs and Major Cities Chiefs Association Joint Conference in Washington on Wednesday, saying during his speech that "the wall is coming."

President Trump to Chiefs, Sheriffs at National Conference: “The Wall is Coming”

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

President Donald Trump delivered remarks to the Major County Sheriffs and Major Cities Chiefs Association Joint Conference in Washington on Wednesday, saying during his speech that "the wall is coming."

Kansas Officer Found Dead in Patrol Vehicle

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

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a law enforcement officer the Sac and Fox Police Department deceased in his patrol vehicle near the Kansas-Nebraska border.

Kansas Officer Found Dead in Patrol Vehicle

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

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a law enforcement officer with the Sac and Fox Police Department found deceased in his patrol vehicle near the Kansas-Nebraska border.

Indiana Police Chief Killed in Single Vehicle Crash

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

Chief David Hewitt was transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Indiana Police Chief Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

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

Chief David Hewitt was transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Indiana Police Chief Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

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

Chief David Hewitt was transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

First Responders, Service Members, Hollywood Stars Thank Gary Sinise in Touching Video

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

On Tuesday, dozens of individuals from the military, police, and fire services were joined by their families and dozens of Hollywood legends in the creation of a video tribute and thanks for his tireless work with the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Video: First Responders, Service Members, Hollywood Stars Thank Gary Sinise

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

On Tuesday, dozens of individuals from the military, police, and fire services were joined by their families and dozens of Hollywood legends in the creation of a video tribute and thanks for his tireless work with the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Video: First Responders, Service Members, Hollywood Stars Thank Gary Sinise

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

On Tuesday, dozens of individuals from the military, police, and fire services were joined by their families and dozens of Hollywood legends in the creation of a video tribute and thanks for his tireless work with the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Birthday Boy Asks for Donations to Police Department’s K-9 Program

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

An eight-year-old Pennsylvania boy asked for a special gift for his birthday. The twist was that he wanted nothing for himself—he wanted to donate money to the local police department's K-9 Unit.

Birthday Boy Asks for Donations to Police Department’s K-9 Program

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

An 8-year-old Pennsylvania boy asked for a special gift for his birthday. The twist was that he wanted nothing for himself—he wanted to donate money to the local police department's K-9 Unit.

Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Team Honors Fallen Officer with Jersey and Locker

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

The Milwaukee Brewers have set up a locker in their Spring Training clubhouse dedicated to Officer Matthew Rittner, who was killed in the line of duty as he executed a narcotics and firearms related search warrant.

Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Team Honors Fallen Officer

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

The Milwaukee Brewers have set up a locker in their Spring Training clubhouse dedicated to Officer Matthew Rittner, who was killed in the line of duty as he executed a narcotics and firearms related search warrant.

Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Team Honors Fallen Officer

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

The Milwaukee Brewers have set up a locker in their Spring Training clubhouse dedicated to Officer Matthew Rittner, who was killed in the line of duty as he executed a narcotics and firearms related search warrant.

Oklahoma Department Posts Adorable Picture of New K-9 Pup to Social Media

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

The Kellyville Police Department—located in Creek County, Oklahoma—posted a picture of its newest "hire" on Facebook that quickly went viral.

Oklahoma Department Posts Adorable Picture of New K-9 Pup

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

The Kellyville Police Department—located in Creek County, Oklahoma—posted a picture of its newest "hire" on Facebook, and it quickly went viral.

Oklahoma Department Posts Adorable Picture of New K-9 Pup

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

The Kellyville Police Department—located in Creek County, Oklahoma—posted a picture of its newest "hire" on Facebook, and it quickly went viral.

Nashville Police Pulling SROs from Schools after Being Harassed

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

Two of the most troubled schools in Nashville, Tennessee will soon be without school resource officers after those SROs reported being verbally harassed on a daily basis.

Nashville Police Pulling Harassed SROs from Schools

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

Two of the most troubled schools in Nashville, Tennessee will soon be without school resource officers after those SROs reported being verbally harassed on a daily basis.

Nashville Police Pulling Harassed SROs from Schools

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

Two of the most troubled schools in Nashville, Tennessee will soon be without school resource officers after those SROs reported being verbally harassed on a daily basis.

Canadian Government to Study Post-Traumatic Stress Among First Responders

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

The Canadian government will reportedly invest millions of dollars in an effort to better identify, treat, and prevent post-traumatic stress among public safety workers.

Canadian Government to Study Post-Traumatic Stress Among First Responders

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

The Canadian government will reportedly invest millions of dollars in an effort to better identify, treat, and prevent post-traumatic stress among public safety workers.

Canadian Government to Study Post-Traumatic Stress Among First Responders

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

The Canadian government will reportedly invest millions of dollars in an effort to better identify, treat, and prevent post-traumatic stress among public safety workers.

Portland City Council Votes to Leave the Joint Terrorism Task Force

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

In a 3-2 vote, elected officials in Portland, Oregon voted to withdraw the Portland Police Bureau from the national Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Portland City Council Votes to Leave Joint Terrorism Task Force

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

In a 3-2 vote, elected officials in Portland, OR voted to withdraw the Portland Police Bureau from the national Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Portland City Council Votes to Leave Joint Terrorism Task Force

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

In a 3-2 vote, elected officials in Portland, OR voted to withdraw the Portland Police Bureau from the national Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder for Border Agent’s Slaying

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

According to officials, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes and four other members of a crew that planned on robbing marijuana smugglers encountered Terry and other agents who were on a stakeout in the southern Arizona desert. The 30-year-old Border Patrol agent was fatally shot in the encounter.

Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder for Border Agent’s Slaying

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

According to officials, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes and four other members of a crew that planned on robbing marijuana smugglers encountered Terry and other agents who were on a stakeout in the southern Arizona desert. The 30-year-old Border Patrol agent was fatally shot in the encounter.

SIG Sauer Introduces Supersonic 300BLK SBR Elite Copper Duty Ammo

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

SIG Sauer Inc. is introducing its newest 300BLK ammunition – the 120gr supersonic 300BLK SBR Elite Copper Duty load, specifically designed for short barrel rifles.

SIG Sauer Introduces Supersonic 300BLK SBR Elite Copper Duty Ammo

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

SIG Sauer Inc. is introducing its newest 300BLK ammunition – the 120gr supersonic 300BLK SBR Elite Copper Duty load, specifically designed for short barrel rifles.

Report: No Civilians Shot by Police in Pulse Nightclub Massacre

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

Law enforcement opened fire five separate times during the standoff, which lasted more than three hours. In total, 14 officers fired more than 180 shots — but hit no civilians, the report found.

Report: No Civilians Shot by Police in Pulse Nightclub Massacre

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

Law enforcement opened fire five separate times during the standoff, which lasted more than three hours. In total, 14 officers fired more than 180 shots — but hit no civilians, the report found.

Milwaukee-Area Bakery Donates Day’s Proceeds to Family of Slain Officer

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

Throughout the day, Jen kept busy working around the clock to take orders and bake the goods all herself. Even when the baked goods ran out, Jen stayed open taking orders for pick-up with all the proceeds going to the Rittner family.

Milwaukee-Area Bakery Donates Day’s Proceeds to Family of Slain Officer

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

Throughout the day, Jen kept busy working around the clock to take orders and bake the goods all herself. Even when the baked goods ran out, Jen stayed open taking orders for pick-up with all the proceeds going to the Rittner family.

Genetec’s Cloud Surveillance Increases Parking Lot Safety

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

The South Grand Community Improvement District (CID) in St. Louis, MO is using the Genetec Stratocast cloud-based video monitoring system to deter license plate theft in its parking lot and provide video access to the local police department to help reinforce security.

Genetec’s Cloud Surveillance Increases Parking Lot Safety

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

The South Grand Community Improvement District (CID) in St. Louis, MO is using the Genetec Stratocast cloud-based video monitoring system to deter license plate theft in its parking lot and provide video access to the local police department to help reinforce security.

California Officers Shoot, Kill Armed Man in Car at Taco Bell

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

McCoy was shot following a 911 call around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, by employees at the Taco Bell. Two officers approached the car and saw a man slumped over in the driver’s seat, in a car that had stopped in the drive-through. The officers saw a gun in the man’s lap and called for backup, the news release says.

California Officers Shoot, Kill Armed Man in Car at Taco Bell

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

McCoy was shot following a 911 call around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, by employees at the Taco Bell. Two officers approached the car and saw a man slumped over in the driver’s seat, in a car that had stopped in the drive-through. The officers saw a gun in the man’s lap and called for backup, the news release says.

New Cadet Program Prepares Young People for Careers in Public Safety

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

A new, national program is working hand-in-hand with law enforcement and other public safety entities to give young people direct, intensive experience in the field. The Public Safety Cadets (PSC) is a nonprofit organization that aims to mentor, train, and prepare young men and women for a career in law enforcement, fire-rescue or emergency medical services.

New Cadet Program Prepares Young People for Careers in Public Safety

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

A new, national program is working hand-in-hand with law enforcement and other public safety entities to give young people direct, intensive experience in the field. The Public Safety Cadets (PSC) is a nonprofit organization that aims to mentor, train, and prepare young men and women for a career in law enforcement, fire-rescue or emergency medical services.

Iowa Sergeant Sues Agency Claiming PTSD and Abuse

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

In his petition, Jorgensen claimed he has faced disability discrimination, harassment, a failure to accommodate him and retaliation under the Iowa Civil Rights Act, citing incidents before and after the killings of his fellow officers.

Iowa Sergeant Sues Agency Claiming PTSD and Abuse

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

In his petition, Jorgensen claimed he has faced disability discrimination, harassment, a failure to accommodate him and retaliation under the Iowa Civil Rights Act, citing incidents before and after the killings of his fellow officers.

FLIR Systems to Acquire Endeavor Robotics

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

FLIR Systems Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Endeavor Robotic Holdings Inc., a leading developer of battle-tested, tactical unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) for the global military, public safety, and critical infrastructure markets.

FLIR Systems to Acquire Endeavor Robotics

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

FLIR Systems Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Endeavor Robotic Holdings Inc., a leading developer of battle-tested, tactical unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) for the global military, public safety, and critical infrastructure markets.

Denver Officer Injured, Suspect Wounded in Domestic Response

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

When police arrived, officers observed the male suspect threatening the female victim with a gun. Police said the officers opened fire, hitting the suspect several times. The female victim, who had called 911, was not injured.

Denver Officer Injured, Suspect Wounded in Domestic Response

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

When police arrived, officers observed the male suspect threatening the female victim with a gun. Police said the officers opened fire, hitting the suspect several times. The female victim, who had called 911, was not injured.

Charlotte Officers On Watch for Human Trafficking During NBA All-Star Game Weekend

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

During big events, police say traffickers take advantage of hot spots like sports venues, hotels and areas just outside main interstates that can turn into easy areas for trafficking—all areas you can expect NBA All-Star weekend events.

Charlotte Officers On Watch for Human Trafficking During NBA All-Star Game Weekend

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

During big events, police say traffickers take advantage of hot spots like sports venues, hotels and areas just outside main interstates that can turn into easy areas for trafficking—all areas you can expect NBA All-Star weekend events.

Bode Technology Announces Forensic Genealogy Service to LE Agencies

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

Bode Technology has announced a new forensic genealogy service offering to law enforcement investigators and crime laboratories. Bode's Forensic Genealogy Service (FGS) combines advanced DNA testing and genealogy to develop ancestral relationships between samples and deliver leads to its clients.

Bode Technology Announces Forensic Genealogy Service to LE Agencies

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

Bode Technology has announced a new forensic genealogy service offering to law enforcement investigators and crime laboratories. Bode's Forensic Genealogy Service (FGS) combines advanced DNA testing and genealogy to develop ancestral relationships between samples and deliver leads to its clients.

Video: Swatting Hoax Brings Police Response to South Carolina Reserve Officer’s Home

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

McCord's home surveillance cameras captured scenes of officers surrounding the house and McCord's brother-in-law walking out of the home with his hands up as officers shout commands. McCord also surrendered in compliance with officers' commands.

Video: Swatting Hoax Brings Police Response to South Carolina Reserve Officer’s Home

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

McCord's home surveillance cameras captured scenes of officers surrounding the house and McCord's brother-in-law walking out of the home with his hands up as officers shout commands. McCord also surrendered in compliance with officers' commands.

Washington State Legislation Could Vacate 200,000 Marijuana Convictions

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

The identical bills, SB 5605 and HB 1500, would require the sentencing court to vacate a conviction for misdemeanor marijuana possession if the person applying was 21 or older at the time of the offense.

Washington State Legislation Could Vacate 200,000 Marijuana Convictions

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

The identical bills, SB 5605 and HB 1500, would require the sentencing court to vacate a conviction for misdemeanor marijuana possession if the person applying was 21 or older at the time of the offense.

NYPD Detective Killed by “Friendly Fire” Responding to Robbery

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

“Make no mistake about it, friendly fire aside, it is because of the actions of the suspect that Detective Simonsen is dead,” O'Neill said.

NYPD Detective Killed by “Friendly Fire” Responding to Robbery

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

“Make no mistake about it, friendly fire aside, it is because of the actions of the suspect that Detective Simonsen is dead,” O'Neill said.

Security Devices International Launches Byrna New E-Commerce Store

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

Security Devices International Inc., has commenced commercialization of the Byrna HD non-lethal personal security device beginning with the launch of its new E-commerce store and concurrent with the first preorders being accepted in the United States.

Security Devices International Launches Byrna New E-Commerce Store

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

Security Devices International Inc., has commenced commercialization of the Byrna HD non-lethal personal security device beginning with the launch of its new E-commerce store and concurrent with the first preorders being accepted in the United States.

Kentucky Police Pursuit Ends in Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

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

Kentucky State Police are working with the Ohio State Patrol to determine whether or not a fatal officer-involved shooting in Kentucky on Monday is connected with an ongoing kidnapping investigation in Ohio.

Kentucky Police Pursuit Ends in Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

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

Kentucky State Police are working with the Ohio State Patrol to determine whether or not a fatal officer-involved shooting in Kentucky on Monday is connected with an ongoing kidnapping investigation in Ohio.

Kentucky Police Pursuit Ends in Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

Posted on February 12, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Kentucky State Police are working with the Ohio State Patrol to determine whether or not a fatal officer-involved shooting in Kentucky on Monday is connected with an ongoing kidnapping investigation in Ohio.

Kentucky Police Pursuit Ends in Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

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

Kentucky State Police are working with the Ohio State Patrol to determine whether or not a fatal officer-involved shooting in Kentucky on Monday is connected with an ongoing kidnapping investigation in Ohio.

Drug Lord “El Chapo” Found Guilty on All 10 Counts He Faced

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

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will live the rest of his life in prison after a jury said he conspired to commit murder, engaged in a continuing criminal enterprise, and other crimes.

Drug Lord “El Chapo” Found Guilty on All 10 Counts He Faced

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

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will live the rest of his life in prison after a jury said he conspired to commit murder, engaged in a continuing criminal enterprise, and other crimes.

Drug Lord “El Chapo” Found Guilty on All 10 Counts

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

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will live the rest of his life in prison after a jury said he conspired to commit murder, engaged in a continuing criminal enterprise, and other crimes.

Drug Lord “El Chapo” Found Guilty on All 10 Counts

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

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will live the rest of his life in prison after a jury said he conspired to commit murder, engaged in a continuing criminal enterprise, and other crimes.

Massachusetts College Votes to Keep Campus Officers Disarmed

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

The Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts College of Art and Design voted against a request from its campus police department to carry firearms on campus.

Massachusetts College Votes to Keep Campus Officers Disarmed

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

The Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts College of Art and Design voted against a request from its campus police department to carry firearms on campus.

Missouri Officer’s Death by Suicide Highlights Need for Support

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

An officer with the Kansas City (MO) Police Department who was found suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound has reportedly died.

Missouri Officer’s Death by Suicide Highlights Need for Support

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

An officer with the Kansas City (MO) Police Department who was found suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound has reportedly died.

Alabama Officer Injured Protecting the Scene of a Vehicle Collision

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

An officer with the Huntsville (AL) Police Department was reportedly injured as he was attending to a traffic collision on Monday night.

Alabama Officer Injured Protecting the Scene of a Vehicle Collision

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

An officer with the Huntsville (AL) Police Department was reportedly injured as he was attending to a traffic collision on Monday night.

Tennessee City’s Public Safety Agencies Face Cuts Even as Population Grows

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

The first responders—police, sheriff, and fire—in one of the biggest cities in Tennessee have been asked to tighten their budgetary belts despite the fact that the region is growing in population.

Nashville Public Safety Agencies Face Cuts Even as Population Grows

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

The first responders—police, sheriff, and fire—in the largest city in Tennessee have been asked to tighten their budgetary belts despite the fact that the region is growing in population.

Nashville Public Safety Agencies Face Cuts Even as Population Grows

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

The first responders—police, sheriff, and fire—in the largest city in Tennessee have been asked to tighten their budgetary belts despite the fact that the region is growing in population.

Small St. Louis County Departments Face Consolidation Under Proposed Law

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

Under a proposed new law, the smaller police departments in St. Louis County would with other cities or contract with the county police department for services.

Small St. Louis County Departments Face Consolidation Under Proposed Law

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

Under a proposed new law, the smaller police departments in St. Louis County would combine with those of other cities or contract with the county police department for services.

Driver Accused of Killing Ohio Officer in Head-On Collision Faces Judge

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

Justin Watts—the man accused of being behind the wheel of a vehicle that collided head-on with the vehicle driven by an off-duty Clearcreek Township police officer—faced a judge on Monday.

Driver Accused of Killing Ohio Officer in Head-On Collision Faces Judge

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

Justin Watts—the man accused of being behind the wheel of a vehicle that collided head-on with the vehicle driven by an off-duty Clearcreek Township police officer—faced a judge on Monday.

Driver Accused of Killing Ohio Officer in Head-On Collision Faces Judge

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

Justin Watts—the man accused of being behind the wheel of a vehicle that collided head-on with the vehicle driven by an off-duty Clearcreek Township police officer—faced a judge on Monday.

Sheriffs in Conservative Washington Counties Refusing to Enforce New Gun Laws

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

Sheriffs in a dozen counties across Washington have vowed to not enforce new legislation that places restrictions on ownership of semi-automatic rifles.

Sheriffs in Conservative Washington Counties Refusing to Enforce New Gun Laws

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

Sheriffs in a dozen counties across Washington have vowed to not enforce new legislation that places restrictions on ownership of semi-automatic rifles.

College Football Player Accused of Drunkenly Punching Campus Police Officers

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

A wide receiver with the University of Notre Dame football team was arrested after allegedly punching two campus police officers who found him unresponsive in an Uber ride.

Notre Dame Football Player Accused of Drunkenly Punching Campus Police Officers

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

A wide receiver with the University of Notre Dame football team was arrested after allegedly punching two campus police officers who found him unresponsive in an Uber ride.

Notre Dame Football Player Accused of Drunkenly Punching Campus Police Officers

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

A wide receiver with the University of Notre Dame football team was arrested after allegedly punching two campus police officers who found him unresponsive in an Uber ride.

Illinois AG, Prosecutor Ask for Longer Prison Sentence for Former Chicago Officer Convicted of Murder

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

In a complicated and rare legal maneuver, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon are asking the state supreme court to review the sentencing of former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.

Illinois AG, Prosecutor Ask for Longer Prison Sentence for Former Chicago Officer Convicted of Murder

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

In a complicated and rare legal maneuver, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon are asking the state supreme court to review the sentencing of former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.

Suspect Charged with Homicide in Fatal Shooting of Milwaukee Officer

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

Fricke told investigators he didn't realize it was police trying to break down his door, authorities said. He is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and other crimes in the fatal shooting of 35-year-old Officer Matthew Rittner.

Suspect Charged with Homicide in Fatal Shooting of Milwaukee Officer

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

Fricke told investigators he didn't realize it was police trying to break down his door, authorities said. He is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and other crimes in the fatal shooting of 35-year-old Officer Matthew Rittner.

Suspect Charged with Homicide in Fatal Shooting of Milwaukee Officer

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

Fricke told investigators he didn't realize it was police trying to break down his door, authorities said. He is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and other crimes in the fatal shooting of 35-year-old Officer Matthew Rittner.

Ex-L.A. Sheriff Baca Loses Appeal, Faces Prison

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

An appeals court upheld the conviction of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on Monday, clearing the way for the now ailing law enforcement figure to spend years in prison for obstructing justice and lying to federal authorities.

Ex-L.A. Sheriff Baca Loses Appeal, Faces Prison

Posted on February 11, 2019 by in Uncategorized

An appeals court upheld the conviction of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on Monday, clearing the way for the now ailing law enforcement figure to spend years in prison for obstructing justice and lying to federal authorities.

Ex-L.A. Sheriff Baca Loses Appeal, Faces Prison

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

An appeals court upheld the conviction of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on Monday, clearing the way for the now ailing law enforcement figure to spend years in prison for obstructing justice and lying to federal authorities.

Ex-L.A. Sheriff Baca Loses Appeal, Faces Prison

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

An appeals court upheld the conviction of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on Monday, clearing the way for the now ailing law enforcement figure to spend years in prison for obstructing justice and lying to federal authorities.

VirTra Launches New Law Enforcement Training Curriculum for High-Risk Vehicle Stops

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

VirTra Inc., has officially launched new, certified curriculum called High Risk Vehicle Stop (HRVS) under the company's VirTra-Virtual Interactive Coursework Training Academy (V-VICTA).

VirTra Launches New Law Enforcement Training Curriculum for High-Risk Vehicle Stops

Posted on February 11, 2019 by in Uncategorized

VirTra Inc., has officially launched new, certified curriculum called High Risk Vehicle Stop (HRVS) under the company’s VirTra-Virtual Interactive Coursework Training Academy (V-VICTA).

VirTra Launches New Law Enforcement Training Curriculum for High-Risk Vehicle Stops

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

VirTra Inc., has officially launched new, certified curriculum called High Risk Vehicle Stop (HRVS) under the company's VirTra-Virtual Interactive Coursework Training Academy (V-VICTA).

Video: Retiring Tennessee Officer Makes Final Radio Call to Dispatcher Daughter

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

After 25 years of service to with the Chattanooga Police Department, Officer Austin Garrett signed off for the final time on Friday. Austin's daughter—Haley—was the Hamilton County 911 Emergency Communications District Dispatcher on the other end of that emotional call.

Video: Retiring Tennessee Officer Makes Final Radio Call to Dispatcher Daughter

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

After 25 years of service with the Chattanooga Police Department, Officer Austin Garrett signed off for the final time on Friday. Austin's daughter, Haley, was the Hamilton County 911 Emergency Communications District Dispatcher on the other end of that emotional call.

Jury Finds for St. Louis County Police in Case of Excessive Force During Ferguson Protests

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

A federal jury has sided in favor of St. Louis County police officers who had been sued by a Ferguson protester who claimed they used excessive force.

Jury Finds for St. Louis County Police in Case of Excessive Force During Ferguson Protests

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

A federal jury has sided in favor of St. Louis County police officers who had been sued by a Ferguson protester who claimed they used excessive force.

Tennessee Girl Scout Troop Gives Department HQ a Makeover

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

Young women from the Girl Scouts Troop 1785 in Nolensville, Tennessee labored for a year in an effort to give that city's police headquarters building a much needed makeover.

Tennessee Girl Scout Troop Gives Department HQ a Makeover

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

Young women from Girl Scout Troop 1785 in Nolensville, TN labored for a year in an effort to give that city's police headquarters building a much needed makeover.

Kentucky Sheriff’s Department Shuttered Due to Lack of Funding

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

Martin County Sheriff John Kirk said that his office is still owed a $75,000 payment due in January. He also complained that new obligations placed on his office will add $99,000 to his annual expenditures.

Kentucky Sheriff’s Department Shuttered Due to Lack of Funding

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

Martin County Sheriff John Kirk said that his office is still owed a $75,000 payment due in January. He also complained that new obligations placed on his office will add $99,000 to his annual expenditures.

Woman Crashes Car Into California Police Department Lobby

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

According to NBC News, the woman was furious that the doors to the LAPD Harbor Division station were locked, so she drove her vehicle through those very doors and then backed out of the building. 

Woman Crashes Car Into California Police Department Lobby

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

According to NBC News, the woman was furious that the doors to the LAPD Harbor Division station were locked, so she drove her vehicle through those very doors and then backed out of the building. 

Ohio Officer Shot Last Week Now Reportedly in Stable Condition

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

An officer with the Barberton (OH) Police Department who was shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect has undergone surgery and is now listed in stable condition, according to an announcement issued by the agency on Friday.

Ohio Officer Shot Last Week Now Reportedly in Stable Condition

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

An officer with the Barberton (OH) Police Department who was shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect has undergone surgery and is now listed in stable condition, according to an announcement issued by the agency.

Missouri Officer on Life Support Following Apparent Attempted Suicide

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

Authorities found the wounded officer in his vehicle in the parking lot of a local church. He was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition, where he is being kept on life support while organ donor recipients are identified and located.

Missouri Officer on Life Support Following Apparent Attempted Suicide

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

Authorities found the wounded officer in his vehicle in the parking lot of a local church. He was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition, where he is being kept on life support while organ donor recipients are identified and located.

Ohio Sheriff to Suspected Cop Killer in His Jail: “Screw You”

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

On Friday at the funeral of one of his deputies shot and killed in the line of duty as he responded to a call from a suicidal man at an apartment complex, Clermont County Sheriff Robert Leahy delivered some stern words to the man suspected of pulling the trigger.

Ohio Sheriff Tells Off Suspected Cop Killer in His Jail

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

On Friday at the funeral of one of his deputies shot and killed in the line of duty as he responded to a call from a suicidal man at an apartment complex, Clermont County Sheriff Robert Leahy delivered some stern words to the man suspected of pulling the trigger.

Ohio Sheriff Tells Off Suspected Cop Killer in His Jail

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

On Friday at the funeral of one of his deputies shot and killed in the line of duty as he responded to a call from a suicidal man at an apartment complex, Clermont County Sheriff Robert Leahy delivered some stern words to the man suspected of pulling the trigger.

National FOP Sends Letter of Thanks to Verizon for Super Bowl Ad Honoring Responders

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

The letter—which was posted to Facebook—began, "On behalf of the members of the Fraternal Order of Police, I want to express my most sincere thanks to you and Verizon for honoring our nation's law enforcement officers and other first responders in Verizon's Super Bowl LIII commercial." 

National FOP Sends Letter of Thanks to Verizon for Super Bowl Ad Honoring Responders

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

The letter—which was posted to Facebook—began, "On behalf of the members of the Fraternal Order of Police, I want to express my most sincere thanks to you and Verizon for honoring our nation's law enforcement officers and other first responders in Verizon's Super Bowl LIII commercial." 

American Idol Star Kelly Clarkson Asks 2 Kansas Troopers to Join her on Stage

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

Clarkson reportedly played a portion of their "police car karaoke" video the two—created in May 2018—before they joined her on stage.

American Idol Star Kelly Clarkson Asks 2 Kansas Troopers to Join Her on Stage

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

Clarkson reportedly played a portion of their "police car karaoke" video the two—created in May 2018—before they joined her on stage.

American Idol Star Kelly Clarkson Asks 2 Kansas Troopers to Join Her on Stage

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

Clarkson reportedly played a portion of their "police car karaoke" video the two created in May 2018 before they joined her on stage.

OfficerStore.com Acquires Interstate Arms

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

Witmer Public Safety Group Inc. has announced its recent acquisition of Interstate Arms, headquartered in Billerica, MA.

OfficerStore.com Acquires Interstate Arms

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

Witmer Public Safety Group Inc. has announced its recent acquisition of Interstate Arms, headquartered in Billerica, MA.

OfficerStore.com Acquires Interstate Arms

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

Witmer Public Safety Group Inc. has announced its recent acquisition of Interstate Arms, headquartered in Billerica, MA.

OfficerStore.com Acquires Interstate Arms

Posted on February 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Witmer Public Safety Group Inc. has announced its recent acquisition of Interstate Arms, headquartered in Billerica, MA.

OfficerStore.com Acquires Interstate Arms

Posted on February 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Witmer Public Safety Group Inc. has announced its recent acquisition of Interstate Arms, headquartered in Billerica, MA.

OfficerStore.com Acquires Interstate Arms

Posted on February 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Witmer Public Safety Group Inc. has announced its recent acquisition of Interstate Arms, headquartered in Billerica, MA.

OfficerStore.com Acquires Interstate Arms

Posted on February 8, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Witmer Public Safety Group Inc. has announced its recent acquisition of Interstate Arms, headquartered in Billerica, MA.

OfficerStore.com Acquires Interstate Arms

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

Witmer Public Safety Group Inc. has announced its recent acquisition of Interstate Arms, headquartered in Billerica, MA.

University Awards Georgia Communications Officer Scholarship

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

Columbia Southern University recently awarded Georgia resident Joanne Southerland the "Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship."

University Awards Georgia Communications Officer Scholarship

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

Columbia Southern University recently awarded Georgia resident Joanne Southerland the "Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship."

University Awards Georgia Communications Officer Scholarship

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

Columbia Southern University recently awarded Georgia resident Joanne Southerland the "Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship."

6-Year-Old Texas Girl Terminally Ill with Cancer Sworn in as Honorary Officer

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

A six-year-old girl with terminal cancer was sworn in as an honorary police officer with the Freeport (TX) Police Department.

6-Year-Old Texas Girl Terminally Ill with Cancer Sworn in as Honorary Officer

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

A six-year-old girl with terminal cancer was sworn in as an honorary police officer with the Freeport (TX) Police Department.

Lawyer for Accused Cop Killer Wants Mental Evaluation Sealed

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

The defense attorney for Gustavo Perez Arriaga—who is accused of killing Corporal Ronil Singh of the Newman (CA) Police Department—wants the mental evaluation he requested for his client to remain sealed.

Lawyer for Accused Cop Killer Wants Mental Evaluation Sealed

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

The defense attorney for Gustavo Perez Arriaga—who is accused of killing Corporal Ronil Singh of the Newman (CA) Police Department—wants the mental evaluation he requested for his client to remain sealed.

Alabama Officer Wounded in Ambush Returns to Duty

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

Micah Hale—a veteran officer with the Selma (AL) Police Department who was ambushed early in the morning on September 2018—has returned to the street.

Alabama Officer Wounded in Ambush Returns to Duty

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

Micah Hale—a veteran officer with the Selma (AL) Police Department who was ambushed early in the morning on September 2018—has returned to the street.

Off-Duty Florida Officer Attacked While Defending Homeless Person Harassed by Teens

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

An off-duty officer with the Sarasota (FL) Police department was jogging in a park on Thursday when he came upon a group of teenagers harassing and hitting a homeless person.

Off-Duty Florida Officer Attacked While Defending Homeless Person Harassed by Teens

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

An off-duty officer with the Sarasota (FL) Police department was jogging in a park on Thursday when he came upon a group of teenagers harassing and hitting a homeless person.

Rhode Island Strippers Accused of Stealing Gun from Boston Officer at Hotel

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

Pawtucket police said that 22-year-old Melissa Dacier and 25-year-old Neish Rivera were arrested and the officer's service weapon recovered several hours after he'd reported it stolen.

Rhode Island Strippers Accused of Stealing Gun from Boston Officer at Hotel

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

Pawtucket police said that 22-year-old Melissa Dacier and 25-year-old Neish Rivera were arrested and the officer's service weapon recovered several hours after he'd reported it stolen.

Spate of Deaths by Suicide in Chicago Highlight Need for More Support

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

Investigators are looking into the recent death of an officer with the Chicago Police Department, with early reports indicating that a self-inflicted gunshot wound was the cause of death. If that early information is confirmed, that would make six officers with the department to die by suicide since last summer.

Spate of Deaths by Suicide in Chicago Highlight Need for More Support

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

Investigators are looking into the recent death of an officer with the Chicago Police Department, with early reports indicating that a self-inflicted gunshot wound was the cause of death. If that early information is confirmed, that would make six officers with the department to die by suicide since last summer.

Colorado Department Welcomes Two New K-9 Officers

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

The Colorado Springs (CO) Police Department announced on Facebook on Thursday that the agency has added two new K-9 Officers to its ranks.

Colorado Department Welcomes Two New K-9 Officers

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

The Colorado Springs (CO) Police Department announced on Facebook on Thursday that the agency has added two new K-9 Officers to its ranks.

Texas State Officers Line the Border in Small Town to Stop Caravan of Immigrants

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

With the impending arrival of about 50 buses filled with immigrants form Central America, Texas Governor Greg Abbott reportedly sent about 500 Texas DPS officers to the small town of Eagle Pass, where the caravan was expected to cross the border.

Texas State Officers Line the Border in Small Town to Stop Caravan of Immigrants

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

With the impending arrival of about 50 buses filled with immigrants form Central America, Texas Governor Greg Abbott reportedly sent about 500 Texas DPS officers to the small town of Eagle Pass, where the caravan was expected to cross the border.

Florida Department Hosts Blood Drive for Officer Injured in Off-Duty Crash

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

Mario Gonzalez—a 12-year veteran of the department—was badly hurt when his motorcycle collided with another motorcycle and a car on Sunday.

Florida Department Hosts Blood Drive for Officer Injured in Off-Duty Crash

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

Mario Gonzalez—a 12-year veteran of the department—was badly hurt when his motorcycle collided with another motorcycle and a car on Sunday.

California Legislation Allowing Safe Injection Sites Reintroduced

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

The City by the Bay has more drug users than students enrolled in public schools—there are about 24,500 injection drug users in San Francisco and 16,000 students enrolled in San Francisco Unified School District.

Massachusetts Police Focus Recruitment Efforts on Residents

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

The Cambridge (MA) Police Department unveiled a new recruiting campaign on Wednesday which focuses efforts on connecting the agency with residents interested in joining the department.

Ohio Agency Revamping Recruiting Process to Attract Applicants

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

The Akron (OH) Police Department says it will increase the maximum hiring age for an Akron police officer from 35 years old to 40 years old and will bring back its own police academy that was stopped by the city in 2008 because of financial restraints.

Ohio Agency Revamping Recruiting Process to Attract Applicants

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

The Akron (OH) Police Department says it will increase the maximum hiring age for an Akron police officer from 35 years old to 40 years old and will bring back its own police academy that was stopped by the city in 2008 because of financial restraints.

Female North Carolina Officer Competing on “The Titan Games” TV Show

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

An officer with the Greensboro Police Department was among the competitors on Wednesday's episode of "The Titan Games"—a game show from athlete and movie star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Suspected DUI Driver Charged Following Wrong-Way Collision with Connecticut Officer

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

According to CT-Post, 49-year-old James Crowther was traveling the wrong way heading eastbound in the west-bound lane of a local roadway when he collided into the front end of the officer's off-duty vehicle traveling westbound.

Baltimore PD Facing Uphill Slog in Recruiting as Violent Crime Continues

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

According to the Baltimore Sun, Sergeant Michael Mancuso—president of the police union—said the city isn't offering competitive enough packages to attract officers, and isn't doing enough to train the number of recruit classes it would take to have recruitment outpace attrition.

Mayor Orders LAPD to Scale Back Vehicle Stops, Says Black Drivers Disproportionately Stopped

Posted on February 7, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The mayor wants the department to direct resources to other activities that will help build trust with the citizens of Los Angeles.

Slain Milwaukee Officer Identified, Details Emerge About Shooting

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

Officers repeatedly announced themselves as police and when they tried to breach the door, the suspect fired several shots, Police Chief Alfonso Morales said.

Recalling Police Use of Force Law—Constitutional Law Crate, Part 1

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

Attorney Missy O'Linn explains her "Constitutional Law Crate," which she created as 11 flash cards assembled into a cube, or crate, to give officers a way to remember the most imperative information when testifying in court, such as the three levels of force and Graham v. Connor.

NYPD Asks Google to Stop Revealing Police Checkpoints

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

The department sent a cease-and-desist letter over the weekend demanding Google disable the crowd-sourced app’s function that allows motorists to pinpoint police whereabouts.

Alabama Officer’s Shooting of Man During Mall Incident Ruled Justified

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

“After an extensive investigation and review, the Attorney General has determined Officer 1 did not commit a crime under Alabama law when he shot and killed E.J. Bradford and thus the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct preclude presentation of this case to a grand jury,” Marshall’s report states.

Florida Chief Says Agency Gives No Special Favors to Scientology

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

“For years the Clearwater Police Department has been thrust into the middle of a debate between a controversial religion and its critics, without a voice in the matter. We feel it important to publish some facts of our own to provide the city we serve and anyone else who may be interested with some perspective.”

Atlanta Chief Praises Public Safety Response to Super Bowl

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

The Atlanta PD-led mission took nearly two years to plan, with more than 40 federal, state and local agencies involved.

Pittsburgh Officer Wounded in Synagogue Attack Invited to State of the Union Speech

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

One of five officers wounded or injured at Tree of Life, Matson was shot more than six times inside the synagogue during the attack, which left 11 people dead and seven wounded. He remained in critical condition for days after the shooting.

Milwaukee Officer Killed Serving Warrant, Suspect in Custody

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

Officials say around 9:15 a.m., the Milwaukee Police Department’s Tactical Enforcement Unit was in the neighborhood to serve a search warrant. At 9:20 a.m., officers made contact with two subjects — and shots were fired. One officer was struck and mortally wounded.

Virginia Trooper Killed in Gunfight During Drug Investigation

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

Trooper Lucas Dowell was killed while helping the Piedmont Regional Drug and Gang Task Force search a home on Monday night.

Virginia Trooper Killed in Gunfight During Drug Investigation

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

Trooper Lucas Dowell was killed while helping the Piedmont Regional Drug and Gang Task Force search a home on Monday night.

Off-Duty California Officer Killed in Collision with Wrong-Way Driver

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

An officer with the Fresno (CA) Police Department—identified as 48-year-old Phia Vang—was off duty when he was killed in a collision with a wrong-way driver.

Man Accused of Shooting Ohio Deputies Held on $10M Bond

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

An Ohio man accused of pretending to be suicidal in order to lure law enforcement officers into an apparent ambush attack has been held on $10M bond.

Georgia Officer Run Over by Truck Suffers Severe Injuries

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

The agency posted to its Facebook page on Sunday, "Our officer is currently undergoing surgery and has serious injuries from being run over. We will keep you posted on his status."

Mississippi Agency to Give Vouchers, Not Citations for Minor Traffic Violations

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

The Oxford (MS) Police Department has launched what it calls the "We Care Program" in which officers who stop a vehicle for a broken tail- or head-light will have the option of issuing a voucher of up to $25 to cover the repair—instead of writing a citation for the violation.

Off-Duty Chicago Officer Was with Another Officer when She Reportedly Died by Suicide

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

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Monday, "She was with a male individual whom she knew, they were coming home from an event together and he has been completely cooperative with police."

Off-Duty Chicago Officer was with Another Officer When She Reportedly Died by Suicide

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

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Monday, "She was with a male individual whom she knew, they were coming home from an event together and he has been completely cooperative with police."

New York Officer Pinned Between Cars Shoots, Wounds Alleged Suspect

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

According to ABC-News, the 24-year-old officer—who opened fire after the driver of an allegedly carjacked vehicle suddenly began to drive in reverse, pinning the officer between two vehicles—is hospitalized with injuries to her hip, leg, and pelvis.

New York Officer Pinned Between Cars Shoots, Wounds Suspect

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

According to ABC-News, the 24-year-old officer—who opened fire after the driver of an allegedly carjacked vehicle suddenly began to drive in reverse, pinning the officer between two vehicles—is hospitalized with injuries to her hip, leg, and pelvis.

Texas Department Host Fundraisers for Officer Suffering Illness

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

The Plainview (TX) Police Department partnered with a local chain restaurant on Monday to raise money for an officer who has been out since last autumn with an undisclosed illness.

Texas Department Hosts Fundraisers for Officer Suffering Illness

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

The Plainview (TX) Police Department partnered with a local chain restaurant on Monday to raise money for an officer who has been out since last autumn with an undisclosed illness.

Retired Chicago Officer, 4 Others Die in Small Plane Crash in California

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

The pilot whose twin-engine plane crashed into a Southern California home on Sunday—killing him and four other people—was a retired Chicago Police Department officer, according to NBC News.

Video: Washington Officers Face Off with Local Youth in Epic Snowball Fight

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

Officers with the Duvall (WA) Police Department took some time during Monday's inclement weather to have some fun with some young people at a local park.

Rock River Arms Releases New LAR-9 Pistols

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

Rock River Arms' new LAR-9 9mm-chambered semi-auto pistols come with new handguards and are fitted with SB Tactical Pistol Stabilizing Braces.

Border Patrol Agent Struck, Killed by Vehicle While On Duty

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

According to an agency press release, 49-year-old Donna Doss had responded to a call for assistance from Texas Department of Public Safety trooper. While on scene, she was struck and killed by a passing vehicle.

Border Patrol Agent Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Texas

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

According to an agency press release, 49-year-old Donna Doss had responded to a call for assistance from a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper. While on scene, she was struck and killed by a passing vehicle.

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for Man Accused of Murdering 2 Kansas Deputies

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

Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree said that Antoine Fielder be executed if found guilty of killing 44-year-old Theresa King and 35-year-old Patrick Rohrer during an inmate transfer to the Wyandotte County Correction and Court Services Building last year.

Former UFC Fighter Now Instructing Police Says Officers Are Heroes

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

Born in Brazil and now a United States Citizen, Jorge Gurgel says he is proud to help police officers in dynamic situations by providing them with some training in his own skills learned in the gym.

Ohio Departments Gather to Raise $29K in Charity Chili Cook-Off

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

The event has evolved over time, now providing assistance to other injured officers as well as funding the purchase of equipment such as body armor and first aid kits containing tourniquets and other emergency items.

Indiana K-9 Sees Shadow on Groundhog Day, Predicts 6 More Weeks of Winter

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

A K-9 officer with the South Bend (IN) Police Department emerged from a patrol vehicle on Saturday, saw her shadow, and predicted six more weeks of winter.

Civilian Motorcyclists Join Police Motor Officers in Charity Ride for Fallen LEO

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

The event was organized by members of the East Coast Coyotes, a car club that had previously done two similar fundraisers for fallen police officers.

SHOT Show 2019: FN Releases Optics-Ready FN 509 Duty Pistol

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

FN America released the FN 509 MRD pistol, an optics-ready duty pistol at SHOT Show 2019. The company says the new FN 509 MRD was designed specifically for agencies considering miniature red dot optic-equipped pistols for their officers.

Ohio Deputy Killed, Another Injured in Gunfight During 12-Hour Standoff

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

One deputy with the Clermont County (OH) Sheriff's Office was killed and another injured when gunfire broke out during a 12-standoff with a 23-year-old barricaded subject.

Death of Off-Duty Chicago Officer Investigated as Possible Suicide

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

Police investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an off-duty Chicago officer who was found Saturday night now believe the 47-year-old female officer died by suicide.

MY TECHNOLOGY CAN…Make Reporting Faster and More Accurate

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

Nuance's Dragon Law Enforcement speech recognition lets officers complete reports and other writing tasks three times faster—all by voice.

Defending Against Spontaneous Knife Attacks

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

By applying basic principles of fighting, you can increase your chances of successfully countering and surviving a sudden edged weapon assault.

Louisiana Motor Officer Struck and Killed During Funeral Procession

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

Officer Shane Totty was escorting a funeral procession when a pick-up truck pulled in front of his motorcycle, striking him.

Pachmayr Announces the Gripper Slip-on Grip

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

Pachmayr’s Gripper Slip-On Grip has a distinctive design and contour, allowing it to fit a large variety of popular medium to full-size pistols and provide enhanced grip and control.

Silent Partner Technologies Releases Updated IntelliVan Solution

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

Silent Partner Technologies has released its latest edition of IntelliVan, a 24/7 inventory tracking solution that provides real-time visibility of valuable assets within a variety of service vehicles through the use of RFID technology.

Chicago Police Form Human Chain Across Ice to Rescue Man, Dog from Lake Michigan

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

Officers with the Chicago Police Department are being lauded for their bravery, quick thinking and teamwork as they rescued a 33-year-old man who had fallen through the ice on Lake Michigan in an effort to save his puppy, which had also fallen into the frigid water.

Florida Agency Uses Bitter Cold Weather Elsewhere to Attract Recruits

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

The Boca Raton (FL) Police Department is seeking officers from places being badly hit by severe cold weather to join the agency's ranks. The department posted on Twitter that the sub-zero temperatures in places like North Dakota and Wisconsin are not present in the Sunshine State.

NYPD Officers Get Phone App to Connect Hearing Impaired with Translators

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

Officers with the New York Police Department now have a better way to communicate with subjects who are deaf or hard of hearing with a teleconferencing system is similar to Skype, allowing the hearing impaired person to speak in sign language and the officer to communicate verbally with a translation conducted by interpreters employed by the city.

Judge Approves Order for Major Reforms at Chicago Police Department

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

A federal judge on Thursday approved an agreement between the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago that will require the Chicago Police Department to implement dozens of reforms.

Date Set for Second-Annual Police K-9 Memorial Ceremony

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

The National Police Dog Foundation and United for Blue have announced that they will host the second annual Police K-9 Memorial Service on May 11 as part of Police Week ceremonies honoring fallen officers.

Date Set for Second Annual Police K-9 Memorial Ceremony

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

The National Police Dog Foundation and United for Blue have announced that they will host the second annual Police K-9 Memorial Service on May 11 as part of Police Week ceremonies honoring fallen officers.

Illinois Police “Arrest” Disney’s Elsa for Frigid Winter Weather

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

The McLean (IL) Police Department is trying to have some semblance of fun with the brutally cold weather gripping much of the northern United States.

Illinois Agency Thanks SC Police for “Arrest” of Disney’s Elsa for Frigid Winter Weather

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

The McLean (IL) Police Department is trying to have some semblance of fun with the brutally cold weather gripping much of the northern United States.

Atlanta Police Prepared for Super Bowl Sunday

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

According to CBS News, a hard security perimeter f roughly a quarter mile will surround the stadium where 13 of the 15 official NFL events will take place, and the city will be the center of a 30-mile no-fly zone around the stadium. An undisclosed number of F-16 fighter aircraft will intercept any aircraft encroaching that airspace with the instructions to keep the offending aircraft from nearing the event.

Federal Agents at Mexico Border Make Largest Fentanyl Seizure Ever

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

Customs officers stationed at the commercial border crossing in Nogales made the largest fentanyl seizure ever recorded at any port of entry after a K-9 officer alerted others at the post that a haul of illegal narcotics was somewhere inside a vehicle at the check point.

Targets and Range Systems 2019 Gallery

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

Use these tools to enhance your firearms training.

SHOT Show 2019: 5.11 Unveils New Products for Spring and Fall

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

Common themes running through 5.11’s 2019 collection are innovation, customization and versatility, the company says. From packs to pants, to footwear, EDC accessories and luggage, 5.11 revamped several collections with new product offerings and updated some best-sellers.

Texas Deputy Injured in Vehicle Pursuit, Suspect Arrested

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

Sheriff's Deputy Reed Edelman was in pursuit of 34-year-old Steven Benefield, who had reportedly confronted his estranged wife at her home and then fled on a motorcycle.

Maryland Police Chief Resigns Following Raid by Federal Agents

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

Chief William Tyler and another officer—whom city officials have declined to identify—were placed on administrative leave after the January 15 raids.

Inmate Found Guilty of Murdering Texas Officer in 1988 is Executed

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

According to Fox News, 61-year-old Robert Jennings was pronounced dead 18 minutes after receiving a lethal injection and some 30 years after fatally shooting 24-year-old officer Elston Howard at an adult book store.

Inmate Found Guilty of Murdering Texas Officer in 1988 Executed

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

According to Fox News, 61-year-old Robert Jennings was pronounced dead 18 minutes after receiving a lethal injection and some 30 years after fatally shooting 24-year-old officer Elston Howard at an adult book store.

California Lawmaker Wants to Name Stretch of Road for Deputy Killed in Mass Shooting

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

Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin introduced a resolution earlier this week that would name a stretch of Highway 101 in honor of Sergeant Ron Helus, the Ventura County Sheriff's Deputy killed in the line of duty during the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill last fall.

North Carolina Officer Shot in Neck Now in Stable Condition

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

Officer Charles Ainsworth—who was responding to a call of a suspicious vehicle—had been shot several times, including in the neck.

California Department Declines to Release Video of Fatal Shooting of Officer

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

The agency said that because Officer Corona used no force—she was ambushed and murdered before ever having the chance to even draw her weapon—the video will remain under wraps.

California Department Declines to Release Video of Officer’s Murder

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

The agency said that because Officer Corona used no force—she was ambushed and murdered before ever having the chance to even draw her weapon—the video will remain under wraps.

Nebraska Correctional Officer Accused of Embezzling $173,000 from Police Union

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

A correctional officer stands accused of talking more than $170,000 from the coffers of the Douglas County Corrections Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 8 over a three year period.

Family of California Man Shot by Police File $20M Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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

The family of Stephon Clark—who was fatally shot in by officers with the Sacramento Police Department in March 2018—has filed a $20 million federal lawsuit, claiming officers racially profiled the victim.

Family of Stephon Clark Files $20M Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Police

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

The family of Stephon Clark—who was fatally shot in by officers with the Sacramento Police Department in March 2018—has filed a $20 million federal lawsuit, claiming officers racially profiled the victim.

New Odor Crusher Ozone Go Max Made to Remove Vehicle Odors

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

A new era of technology using natural ozone is the driver for a line of products branded Odor Crusher created by the MoJack Distributors LLC company. The Ozone Go Max is designed to be a safe and effortless way to remove odors that reside in vehicles.

SHOT Show 2019: Galco Introduces Paragon AIWB Holster

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

Galco Gunleather introduced the Paragon AIWB at the 2019 SHOT Show. Adjustable for angle from strongside to crossdraw, the ambidextrous Paragon is well suited to the popular appendix mode of carry.

SHOT Show 2019: Galco Introduces Paragon AIWB Holster

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

Galco Gunleather introduced the Paragon AIWB at the 2019 SHOT Show. Adjustable for angle from strongside to crossdraw, the ambidextrous Paragon is well suited to the popular appendix mode of carry.

Video: Florida Deputy Kills Partner’s K-9 to End Attack

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

According to a spokesperson, Deputy Scott Cronin was caring for ‘Recon,’ another handler’s dog, while that deputy was out of town. Monday night, Recon bit Cronin’s hand and would not release his grip.

FBI Finds No Motive for Las Vegas Concert Massacre

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

“It wasn’t about MGM, Mandalay Bay or a specific casino or venue,” said Aaron Rouse, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Las Vegas office. “It was all about doing the maximum amount of damage and him obtaining some form of infamy.”

St. Louis Police “Obstructing” Investigation Into Officer’s “Russian Roulette” Death, Prosecutor Says

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

There was probable cause at the scene that drugs or alcohol may be a contributing factor in a potential crime,” Gardner wrote Monday to police Chief John Hayden and Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards.

Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested After Using Rental Scooter for Getaway

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

Turning a rental scooter on, as regular users know, requires a rider to use an app that contains their phone number, email address and credit card information.

Texas Officer Dragged When Wanted Man Flees Traffic Stop

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

The Weslaco Police Department said in a Facebook post the incident unfolded after officers received a report of a man who was asleep behind the wheel of a pickup truck that had the engine still running.

19-Year-Old Georgia Deputy Killed in On-Duty Crash

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

Deputy Joshua Ryer was in route to the Regional Youth Detention Center there in Washington. Deputy Ryer had not yet picked up the individual when the accident occurred.

New York Trooper Wounded in Fatal Gunfight Released from Hospital

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

Trooper Conklin returned fire through his patrol vehicle's windshield — it was riddled with bullets from both firearms by the end of the exchange — and then Conklin got out of his vehicle after reloading his duty weapon.

SHOT Show 2019: Industry Day at the Range

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

After stepping off the shuttle bus and into a dust storm, I determined that attempting to shoot any firearm long distance would be far more challenging than my novice rifle shooting skills could handle. I primarily stuck with handguns and short-range rifle shooting.

How Proposed California Legislation Could Supersede Graham v. Connor

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

Robert Harris discusses how proposed California legislation Assembly Bill 931 could supersede Graham v. Connor.

Why Police Are Not the Answer to Every Challenge on America’s Streets

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

When police are called upon to do the jobs better done by other providers, they are necessarily not doing their core jobs as law enforcers. Robert Harris discusses this with POLICE Web Editor Doug Wyllie.

SHOT Show 2019: Action Target Safety Award Presented to Glock

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

The Action Target Safety Award was created to acknowledge the Industry Day at the Range exhibitor that fostered the highest level of firearms safety during the shooting event. Safety auditors judged each of the shooting exhibitors. The score was determined by basic safety criteria such as providing hearing and eye protection, control of ammo, and safe handling of firearms on the firing line.

Off-Duty Ohio Officer Killed in Head-On Collision

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

An off-duty officer with the Clearcreek Township (OH) Police Department was killed in a traffic collision on Monday night.

Ohio Officer Killed in Head-On Collision

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

An off-duty officer with the Clearcreek Township (OH) Police Department was killed in a traffic collision on Monday night.

3 Houston Officers Wounded in Gunfight in Stable Condition—2 are Critical

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

Chief Art Acevedo said the names of the wounded officers are not being released because they work undercover.

5 Houston Officers Wounded in Gunfight in Stable Condition

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

Chief Art Acevedo said the names of the wounded officers are not being released because they work undercover.

Video: Houston Police Union President Issues Stern Statement Following Shooting

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

Houston Police Officers' Union President Joe Gamaldi appeared before cameras on Monday after a gunfight that left four of his officers with gunshot wounds and another with a knee injury.

Texas Woman Dragging Disabled Trailer Leads Police on Wild Vehicle Pursuit

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

The chase went for nearly 25 miles—beginning in Highland Park and ending in Frisco—with the trailer carrying the vehicle emitting sparks and appearing to become increasingly unstable.

Video: Texas Woman Dragging Disabled Trailer Leads Police on Wild Vehicle Pursuit

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

The chase went on for nearly 25 miles—beginning in Highland Park and ending in Frisco—with the trailer carrying the vehicle emitting sparks and appearing to become increasingly unstable.

Parents of Slain St. Louis Police Officer Hire Legal Team to Pursue “All Avenues” of Inquiry

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

The parents of 24-year-old Katlyn Alix—the St. Louis police officer who allegedly was killed by another officer during what authorities have described as a deadly game of "Russian Roulette"—have hired a legal team.

Parents of Slain St. Louis Police Officer Hire Legal Team

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

The parents of 24-year-old Katlyn Alix—the St. Louis police officer who allegedly was killed by another officer during what authorities have described as a deadly game of "Russian Roulette"—have hired a legal team.

North Carolina Officer Reportedly Under Investigation for Crimes Involving a Child Found Dead

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

An officer with the Fayetteville (NC) Police Department who was reportedly under investigation for crimes involving a child was found dead over the weekend.

North Carolina Officer Under Investigation Found Dead

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

An officer with the Fayetteville (NC) Police Department who was reportedly under investigation for crimes involving a child was found dead over the weekend.

Illinois Department “Cancels” Crime Due to Cold Temperatures

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

"Due to the extreme cold and wind, the Westchester Police Department is canceling all misdemeanor and felony criminal activities," the agency said on Facebook.

New Jersey Department Mourns Death of Retired K-9

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

Officers with the Newark (NJ) Police Department have been notified of the death of "K-9 Sjors," who patrolled that city's streets for eight years.

Delaware Department Mourns Death of Retired K-9

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

Officers with the Newark (DE) Police Department have been notified of the death of "K-9 Sjors," who patrolled that city's streets for eight years.

Streamlight Introduces Rail-Mounted TLR-8 G

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

Streamlight Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, added a new low-profile model to its extensive line of TLR rail-mounted tactical lights, the TLR-8 G, featuring an "Eye Safe" green aiming laser.

SHOT Show 2019: Streamlight Introduces Rail-Mounted TLR-8 G

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

Streamlight Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, added a new low-profile model to its extensive line of TLR rail-mounted tactical lights, the TLR-8 G, featuring an "Eye Safe" green aiming laser.

Henry Schein to Acquire North American Rescue

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

Henry Schein Inc., a provider of health care products and services to office-based medical practitioners, has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire approximately 93% of North American Rescue.

FLIR Systems Acquires Aeryon Labs

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

FLIR Systems Inc. has acquired Aeryon Labs Inc., a leading developer of high-performance unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the global military, public safety, and critical infrastructure markets.

Video: Verizon to Honor First Responders in Super Bowl Ad Campaign

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

The campaign titled “The Team that Wouldn’t Be Here” was built around the stories of 11 active NFL players and one coach whose lives were saved by the rapid response of public safety professionals.

Tac Shield Introduces 2 Tactical 2-Point, Quick Adjust Slings

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

In response to customer demand, Tac Shield is offering two new tactical slings: The Tactical 2-Point Web Loop Sling and the Tactical 2-Point QD Sling, both with quick adjust.

SHOT Show 2019: Tac Shield Introduces 2 Tactical 2-Point, Quick Adjust Slings

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

In response to customer demand, Tac Shield is offering two new tactical slings: The Tactical 2-Point Web Loop Sling and the Tactical 2-Point QD Sling, both with quick adjust.

5 Houston Officers Shot Serving Warrant, 1 Suspect Dead

Posted on January 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Five Houston police officers were shot and wounded in southeast Houston, TX, Monday afternoon. They were reportedly serving a narcotics warrant.

GS1 Gun Safe From MedixSafe Secures Firearms for Law Enforcement

Posted on January 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

MedixSafe's new GS1 Gun Safe is an electronically controlled cabinet that was initially custom-built to accommodate a request from a police department looking to secure firearms.

SHOT Show 2019: GS1 Gun Safe From MedixSafe Secures Firearms for Law Enforcement

Posted on January 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

MedixSafe's new GS1 Gun Safe is an electronically controlled cabinet that was initially custom-built to accommodate a request from a police department looking to secure firearms.

Mayor Calls for Audit of LAPD Unit Over Stops of Black Motorists

Posted on January 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mayor Garcetti said the report, which found that Metro officers stop black drivers at a rate more than five times their share of the population, is “something that troubles me and is deeply concerning.”

Arizona Officer Refused Service at Pizza Parlor Due to Being Armed

Posted on January 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Yuma (AZ) Police Department was in full uniform when he entered a pizza parlor seeking his shift meal when an employee told him that he would have to leave because the officer was armed with his service pistol at the time.  

Maryland SRO Dies by Suicide in Personally Owned Vehicle

Posted on January 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

According to WBAL Radio, Corporal Patrick "PJ" Mann died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound just before crashing his vehicle.

Police, Firefighters See Flag Flying Upside Down, Partner to Fix it

Posted on January 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Independence (MO) Police Department was on patrol when he noticed that the top part of an American flag had come apart from the flag pole it was flying from, rendering the stars and stripes to fly upside down.

Texas K-9 Killed by Wanted Suspect Following Pursuit

Posted on January 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

K-9 "Chucky" was struck by gunfire as the dog was attempting to subdue the subject.

2 Denver Officers Shot by Barricaded Suspect Expected to Survive

Posted on January 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two officers with the Denver (CO) Police Department were shot by a barricaded suspect on Sunday afternoon. Both were transported to a nearby hospital where they were reportedly in stable condition.

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Dies by Suicide

Posted on January 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer's girlfriend—also a police officer—found 40-year-old Nicholas Mencaroni in his home and called 911. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Chicago Officer Shot in Chest, Saved by Body Armor

Posted on January 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Chicago Police Department was responding to a domestic incident involving a subject with an undisclosed mental illness when he was shot in the chest by a suspect who was holding his parents hostage at gunpoint.

Alabama Deputy Meets Man Who Held Umbrella for her During Funeral Procession

Posted on January 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

As the procession for 44-year old Sergeant WyTasha Carter passed in the pouring rain, a man was seen sheltering a deputy standing at attention and saluting.

Off-Duty Florida Deputy Dies by Suicide

Posted on January 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A deputy with the Highlands County (FL) Sheriff's Office—44-year-old Sergeant Max Van D’Huynslage, who had served with the Highlands County Sheriff's Office since 2008—was discovered dead from a self-inflicted injury on Saturday.

St. Louis Officer Charged Over Russian Roulette Death of Off-Duty Colleague

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

Officer Alix then took the gun, pointed it at Officer Hendren and pulled the trigger. Hendren then took the gun again and pulled the trigger. This time it fired, striking Alix in the chest and mortally wounding her, records say.

Connecticut DUI Suspect Reportedly Drunk on Vanilla Extract

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

They say they detected an odor of vanilla on her breath, her speech was slurred and she was unable to answer basic questions.

Georgia Woman Finds Nearly 100-Year-Old Police Badge, Gives It to Agency

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

White, who recently published his history of the Gainesville Police, learned of the short-lived Hall County Police during his research. Working as a supplement to the sheriff’s office in a growing county, Hall County Police only existed between April 1920 and April 1922.

Arizona Governor Wants to Give Officers Significant Pay Increases

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

Most of the $74 million allocated in the governor's proposed budget for pay hikes goes to public safety agencies such as corrections officers and highway patrol. Pay raises at other agencies are awarded only to those employees certified by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board.

Buffalo’s New Detective Squad Investigates Failed Homicides

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

After a wave of violence last summer and some outside advice, the Buffalo Police Department formed the new squad, the Gun Violence Unit, to focus exclusively on nonfatal shootings.

Baltimore Says No to Armed Police Officers in Schools

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

The 10-0 opposition vote took place at a meeting Tuesday night at school headquarters on North Avenue after a lively public forum in which students, parents and members of the police union voiced their opinions both in favor and against the bill, each side citing data and other evidence to bolster their arguments.

Trump Agrees to Temporarily Reopen Federal Government

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

The stop-gap agreement with congressional leaders will last three weeks, until Feb. 15, and would allow talks to continue over security on the southern border. The agreement announced by Trump includes no money for his border wall.

Alabama Officer Wounded in Shooting That Killed Sergeant Leaves Hospital

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

At least one of the suspects opened fire, mortally wounding Sgt. Carter and critically wounding Allums, police say. Officers returned fire and one of the suspects was wounded. He remains hospitalized in custody and is reportedly paralyzed.

Gunman Kills 5 at Florida Bank, Surrenders to SWAT Team

Posted on January 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"After negotiations to try to get the barricaded subject to exit the bank were not successful, the HCSO SWAT team entered the bank and continued the negotiations," the Sebring police said. "The suspect eventually surrendered to the HCSO SWAT team."

North Carolina Officers Come Under Fire During Surveillance Operation

Posted on January 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Alamance (NC) Police Department conducting surveillance operations in a narcotics investigation came under fire on Wednesday night. 

Texas Department Restarts K-9 Program Following Tragedy

Posted on January 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The agency paused the program after a K-9—a Belgian Malinois—attacked his handler and would not obey commands to stop.

Video: CHP Helicopter Rescues 2 Hikers from Yosemite Crevasse

Posted on January 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Late last week, the California Highway Patrol Air Unit was called upon to help locate and rescue two hikers at Yosemite National Park. The agency posted video footage to its Facebook page of the ensuing operation.

Off-Duty Missouri Officer Accidentally Shot, Killed by Colleague

Posted on January 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer—identified as 24-year-old Katlyn Alix—was in the living room of another officer who was on duty but at the home when he mishandled a firearm and shot Alix in the chest.

Citing Budgetary Concerns, Ohio Department to Disband K-9 Unit

Posted on January 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The K-9—an eight-year-old Belgian Malinois named Coron—is reaching retirement age and the unit's vehicle requires extensive maintenance.

Rhode Island Officer Injured in Head-On Collision with Alleged DUI Driver

Posted on January 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the North Providence (RI) Police Department was reportedly hurt when a 21-year-old woman collided head-on with his police vehicle.

Off-Duty Officer Takes Action on Teen’s School Threat in Online Video Game

Posted on January 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty officer with the Fort Worth (TX) Police Department was playing an online video game when he heard another player make a threat against a school.

Off-Duty California Officers Save Woman’s Life After Harrowing Crash

Posted on January 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty deputy with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department witnessed a violent single-vehicle crash about a hundred yards ahead of him on a freeway.

Video: Off-Duty California Officers Save Woman’s Life After Harrowing Crash

Posted on January 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty deputy with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department witnessed a violent single-vehicle crash about a hundred yards ahead of him on a freeway.

Is Contact and Cover Dead?

Posted on January 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Steve Albrecht discusses the tactical concept known as Contact and Cover, on which he wrote a book about in 1992, and whether or not the police tactic should be considered done with.

How to Get a Job in Law Enforcement

Posted on January 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bigger budgets have led to a hiring bonanza in law enforcement. What do candidates need to know to land a law enforcement job?

The Patrol Athlete

Posted on January 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A strong, ft, flexible, explosive, and well-conditioned police officer is a better police officer. Improved physical conditioning is correlated with lower officer injury and death rates, lower sick leave usage, lower civil liability, fewer civilian complaints, lower suspect injury rate, lower suicide rate, improved mental health, lower uses of force, and lower officer-involved shooting rate.

Illinois Deputy Killed in Traffic Collision en Route to Work

Posted on January 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputy Nick Theofanopoulos was en route to a work assignment at a hospital, where he was expected to guard an inmate.

Kansas Officer Impaled on Baton During Struggle with Suspect

Posted on January 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Lawrence, KS, police officer was impaled on his own metal baton while struggling with a man suspected of drunken driving.

U.S. Marshal Suffers Fatal Heart Attack On Duty

Posted on January 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A court security officer performed CPR on the 45-year-old deputy but was unable to revive him.

Texas Department Relaxes Policy on Tattooed Officers

Posted on January 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Corinth (TX) Police Department has loosened its policy on tattoos for its officers.

Wisconsin Officer Adopts Kitten Rescued from Snowy Ditch

Posted on January 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Platteville Police Department has adopted a kitten he had rescued from a ditch filled with snow.

Maine Police Chief Struck by Vehicle in Whiteout Conditions

Posted on January 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chief Mike Bresette was transported to a nearby hospital where he underwent surgery. He is currently in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

New York Deputies Conducting Welfare Checks Also Shovel Snow for Citizens

Posted on January 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputies with the Albany County (NY) Sheriff's Office were caught on camera in an act of kindness for elderly citizens trapped in their homes by a recent blizzard.

Wisconsin Officer Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver Suffers Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

Posted on January 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Milwaukee (WI) Police Department was injured when a hit-and-run driver struck him while he was conducting a traffic stop on Tuesday. 

Pennsylvania Officer Charged with On-Duty Sexual Assault of Four Women

Posted on January 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Wilkes-Barre (PA) Police Department was arrested Tuesday on charges alleging he sexually assaulted four women while on duty.

Coffee Company Raises $82,000 for Fallen California Officer

Posted on January 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Dutch Bros. Coffee Company announced on Tuesday that the community responded with an overwhelming show of support, enabling the business to donate $82,000 to Corona's memorial fund.

Florida Officer Who Saved Suicidal Man Receives Department’s Life Saving Award

Posted on January 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Key West (FL) Police Department who disarmed and took to safety a distraught and suicidal man late last year has been awarded that agency's Life Saving Award.

Michigan Officer Shot at Traffic Stop, Suspect in Custody

Posted on January 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After Saginaw Township Officer Jeff Koenig was injured, he managed to radio for help. "I've been shot!" Koenig said. "I got shot in the face!"

Colorado Hockey Team Hosts Fundraiser to Honor Fallen Officers, Help Survivors

Posted on January 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Law enforcement officers from around the country flocked to Colorado for the Second Annual Faceoff for the Fallen Officers at the Avalanche NHL game on Saturday night. There were several tributes paid during the evening, beginning with the arena's entire ice illuminated in a Blue Line flag.

NYPD Officer Adopts Dog he Saved from Freezing Rain Last Year

Posted on January 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three days after Christmas last year, two officers with the New York Police Department came upon a dog chained to a fence, seemingly abandoned. They freed the animal and delivered it to a shelter.

NYPD Officer Adopts Dog He Saved from Freezing Rain

Posted on January 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three days after Christmas last year, two officers with the New York Police Department came upon a dog chained to a fence, seemingly abandoned. They freed the animal and delivered it to a shelter.

2 Nebraska Officers Hospitalized Following Exposure to Cocaine

Posted on January 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two officers with the Omaha (NE) Police Department were taken to a hospital on Monday after being exposed to cocaine.

Louisiana Judge Denies Lower Bail for Officer Facing 40 Counts of Sex with Animals

Posted on January 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A judge in Louisiana has denied a motion to lower the bail amount for an officer with the Bossier City Police Department who faces 40 counts involving the sexual abuse of animals.

3 Juveniles Crash Stolen Vehicle into Utah Police Station

Posted on January 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 14-year-old boy and two 13-year-old girls were arrested in Millcreek, Utah were arrested after crashing the vehicle they had allegedly stolen into a police station and fleeing on foot.

Florida Officer Runs Over 2 People Lying on Dark Road to View Lunar Eclipse

Posted on January 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the West Palm Beach (FL) Police Department accidentally struck two individuals who were lying on a darkened street in order to watch the recent lunar eclipse.

Missouri Officer Struck by Vehicle Sustains Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

Posted on January 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the St. Louis County (MO) Police Department sustained substantial bruises and abrasions but no broken bones when a motorist struck him on a freeway overpass.

Video: Florida Boy Carries Blue Line Flag to Honor Fallen Officers on One-Mile Runs

Posted on January 22, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 10-year-old Florida boy has a very visible way to show his support for law enforcement and honor fallen officers killed in the line of duty. When he hears of a duty death, he grabs his Blue Line flag and takes to the sidewalk for a one-mile run.

Alabama Officer Killed Attempting to Arrest Wanted Fugitive

Posted on January 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

According to Fox News, 30-year-old Officer Sean Tuder was shot and killed on Sunday afternoon as a group of officers attempted to arrest 19-year-old Marco Perez, who had reportedly faked his own kidnapping to avoid being taken to jail earlier in the week.

California Police Chief: Slain Rookie Officer was “Perfect Cop”

Posted on January 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chief Darren Pytel said that police work was "truly in her blood," adding that he had placed a bet that one day she'd be the police chief.

Video: 3 Robbery Suspects in Vehicle Pursuit Stopped by Box Truck

Posted on January 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three suspects in fleeing police after a residential burglary attempted to navigate their vehicle between the right shoulder barrier and a box truck in the right-hand lane of a Southern California freeway found themselves pinned between the two immovable objects.

Country Star Billy Ray Cyrus Performs Song at Funeral of Fallen California Officer

Posted on January 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At the beginning of the memorial service for Officer Natalie Corona—the 22-year old officer with the Davis (CA) Police Department who was ambushed and murdered on January 10—the thousands of mourners were surprised when country star Billy Ray Cyrus sat before a microphone and sang a song in her honor.

Mississippi Governor: Trooper Shortage Reaching Critical Level

Posted on January 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said on Friday that his state is nearing the point where declaring a disaster may be considered in order to ensure that there are enough troopers on the road to save the lives of individuals involved in traffic collisions on the freeways.

Department Asks Citizens to Get Drunk to Train Recruits on SFSTs

Posted on January 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Kutztown Borough (PA) Police Department received thousands of responses to a request posted to Facebook for three citizen volunteers to help officers in training. The training in question was to help officers learn how to administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests during suspected DUI traffic stops, and the volunteers would have to be willing to let the department get them drunk.

California Couple Sues Department Alleging Police Mistakenly Ransacked Home

Posted on January 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A couple is suing the San Francisco Police Department, alleging that officers searching for stolen mobile phones "ransacked" their apartment in a 2017 incident.  

Arizona Officer Struck by Vehicle Treated and Released from Hospital

Posted on January 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Gilbert (AZ) Police Department was on his department mountain bike when a suspect attempting to flee police struck him, tossing him from the bike.

Ohio Principal Pays Ticket, Superintendent Apologies for Ejecting Officer Being from Campus

Posted on January 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The school principal and school superintendent who sparked national outrage when they had the school resource officer assigned to the campus escorted off the premise after he ticketed the principal for being illegally parked have each made an attempt to make amends.

Ohio Principal Pays Ticket, Superintendent Apologizes for Ejecting Officer from Campus

Posted on January 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The school principal and school superintendent who sparked national outrage when they had the school resource officer assigned to the campus escorted off the premises after he ticketed the principal for being illegally parked have each made an attempt to make amends.

Federal Launches New Syntech Ammunition Options

Posted on January 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Federal is introducing three new types of Syntech ammunition: Syntech Defense, Syntech PPC, and Syntech Training Match. These will all be on display at the 2019 SHOT Show.

Speer Introduces New Look, Logo, and Online Sales

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

In 2019, Speer customers will see a new, fresher, more aggressive logo designed to set its law enforcement ammunition apart from others in a crowded field.

Armor Express to Highlight Protective Solutions at SHOT Show

Posted on January 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Armor Express will unveil its newest innovations in ballistic technology, carrier designs, hard armor applications, and accessory tools at the 2019 SHOT Show.

Axeon Second Zero Opens Up Long Range Possibilities

Posted on January 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Axeon Second Zero is a precision optical device designed to give any rifle shooter an instant additional zero distance whether in hunting or tactical application. It works with all optical sights from rifle scopes to dot sights.

Former Chicago Officer Sentenced to 6 3/4 Years for Death of Laquan McDonald

Posted on January 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to 6 ¾ years in prison Friday for the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald.

Texas Deputy Dies in Wreck After Medical Event

Posted on January 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

According to a statement released by Schertz Police Department, officers were dispatched at about 5:15 p.m. to the intersection of FM 3009 and Dimrock for a major accident involving three vehicles.

21 Killed in Colombian Police Academy Bombing

Posted on January 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chief Prosecutor Néstor Martínez identified the attacker as José Aldemar Rojas, an ELN operative who had previously lost an arm in an explosives accident, according to The Associated Press. He was allegedly driving a 1993 Nissan SUV loaded with 175 pounds of pentolite, a highly explosive material.

Quotes to Inspire Greatness in Law Enforcement

Posted on January 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Here are some of my favorite quotes—some of which are famous and some of which are somewhat obscure—framed in the context of policing in 2019 and beyond.

Jury Awards $500K to Massachusetts Officer in Defamation Suit

Posted on January 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Middlesex Superior Court jury Monday found Curtis W. Schondelmeyer made false and defamatory statements about Frissore when he appeared on a 2014 Fox Undercover Investigates report aired on WFXT-Channel 25 titled “Police Payback?”

Man Shot by Arizona Deputy was Lone Wolf Terrorist, Officials Say

Posted on January 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

FBI Special-Agent-In-Charge Michael DeLeon described the episode as a "lone-wolf attack" carried out by a "homegrown violent extremist."

New Mexico Sheriffs Barred from Legislative Session Because of Duty Weapons

Posted on January 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"We were allowed to go into the Roundhouse but we weren't allowed to go down onto the floor. We were directed to go to another room and watch what was going on from a TV," Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace said. "That has never happened to us before and that's a direct violation to the constitution of New Mexico."

Nurse Came to Aid of Wounded North Carolina Officer Left for Dead on Country Road

Posted on January 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Local news outlets reported Trooper Daniel Harrell’s patrol cruiser had a dozen bullet holes in the windshield, as well as front-end damage.

Death Threats Over OIS Prompt Atlanta Police to Issue Alert to Officers

Posted on January 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Jarius Daugherty said Atlanta Police officers have received multiple death threats after the death of 18-year-old D’ettrick Griffin, who was shot and killed by a plainclothes Atlanta officer when he attempted to steal his car at a gas station earlier this week.

Savage Expands Lineup of MSRs

Posted on January 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Striving to bring more features and better performance to the modern sporting rifle, Savage has expanded its award-winning lineup of MSRs. Savage will have these new firearms on display at the 2019 SHOT Show.

New Utah Trooper Grew up in Kenya Refugee Camp

Posted on January 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

He became a U.S. Citizen in 2009. He earned a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in criminal justice. And while he says it took time to get hired, he refused to take no for an answer.

Chicago Officers Found Not Guilty of Charges They Covered Up Laquan McDonald Shooting

Posted on January 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Judge Domenica Stephenson repeatedly stated the state failed to prove conspiracy or obstruction of justice, saying mistakes do not equate to lying. She noted inconsistencies in witness testimony, a lack of proof that the three officers conspired to cover up the shooting and said other evidence in the case was "nothing more than speculation."

California K-9 Wounded, Suspect Dead in Gunfight

Posted on January 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A K-9 with the Placer County Deputy Sheriff's Office was wounded in a gunfight with a man who had gone on a shooting spree on Tuesday night. The gunman was killed in the exchange, and K-9 Eros was struck and wounded.  

Retired New York Officer Murders Wife, Kills Self

Posted on January 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer who retired from a police department in Westchester County, New York was found dead in the garage of their Middletown home along with his wife on Tuesday night.

Texas Department Fires 5 Officers, Suspends 2 Following In-Custody Death

Posted on January 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Fort Worth (TX) Police Department fired five officers and suspended two without pay after the in-custody death of a suspect who had complained of medical issues.

Retired New Jersey Officer Dies By Suicide Following Domestic Arrest

Posted on January 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

According to NBC News, 58-year-old Patrick Montella was in the process of being released when he lunged for his old service weapon—which had been collected during his arrest— and shot himself.

Imprisoned Convicted Cop Killer Dies at Age 71 in New York

Posted on January 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Convicted cop killer Joseph Comfort has died in the Mohawk Correctional Facility at the age of 71, according to WETM-TV.

Arkansas Officer Wounded, 2 Suspects Dead in Officer-Involved Shooting

Posted on January 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two suspects were killed and one officer was left wounded in an incident following a vehicle pursuit that ended in West Memphis on Wednesday night.

Arkansas Officer Injured, 2 Suspects Dead in Officer-Involved Shooting

Posted on January 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two suspects were killed and one officer was left injured in an incident following a vehicle pursuit that ended in West Memphis, AR, on Wednesday night.

Arizona Officer Shoots, Kills 14-Year-Old Brandishing Replica Handgun

Posted on January 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Tempe (AZ) Police Department shot and killed a 14-year-old boy on Wednesday, believing that the replica 1911 pistol in the teen's hand was a real gun.

Report: On-Duty Chicago Officers Ordered by Supervisor to Babysit Child

Posted on January 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

According to the Office of Inspector General, on-duty Chicago police officers were ordered for almost an entire year to pick up a supervisor’s child from school and babysit the child at a police station for hours at a time.

Federal Unveils ‘New Look of Authority’ with Logo and Packaging Changes

Posted on January 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Federal is rolling out a new look and feel as part of its continuing progression. The major shift, which the company calls "The New Look of Authority," includes a new logo and complete packaging refresh.

AmpliVox Receives 2018 Astor Award for Mega Hailer

Posted on January 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

AmpliVox Sound Systems has been honored as an Astor Silver Award Winner in the Homeland Security Awards. The Mega Hailer from AmpliVox Sound Systems was chosen for Best Mass Notification System-Hardware.

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Killed in Head-on Collision with Garbage Truck

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

The New York Police Benevolent Association said on Facebook, "Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our brother, P.O. Brian Kessler, who was killed in a vehicle collision on his way home from work this morning. He was just 28 years old and had less than nine months on the job."

3 Suspects Arrested in Murder of Louisiana Officer Chatéri Payne

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

According to a statement posted to the Shreveport Police Department Facebook page, 38-year-old Glenn Frierson, 26-year-old Trevon Anderson, and 22-year-old Lawrence Pierre now face charges of second degree murder.

Texas K-9 Recovering After Being Struck by Gunfire in Violent Confrontation

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

A North Richland Hills (TX) Police Department K-9 was shot and wounded in a confrontation with a suicidal suspect during a standoff.

Tennessee Man Fleeing Police Arrested for Striking Officer with Vehicle

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

A man who was fleeing officers with the Knoxville (TN) Police Department has been arrested and now faces a host of charges after he struck an officer with his vehicle.

Violent Subject Deploys Officer’s TASER on Officer During Struggle

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

Officers with the Smyrna (GA) Police Department were engaged in a violent struggle with a dangerous subject when the man gained control of one of the officer's TASER and deployed it on one of the officers.

Man Assaults Illinois Police Officer in Confrontation at Hospital

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

A man attacked an officer with the Evansville (IL) Police Department at a local hospital, reportedly breaking the officer's nose and leaving him with other injuries.

Man Assaults Indiana Police Officer in Confrontation at Hospital

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

A man reportedly attacked an officer with the Evansville (IN) Police Department at a local hospital, breaking the officer's nose and leaving him with other injuries.

CHP Helicopter Transports Wounded K-9 to Medical Center for Treatment

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

The California Highway Patrol posted on Facebook that it was called upon to help in the search for an attempted murder and arson suspect in the City of Vacaville. During the search, an officer was involved in a shooting with the subject, who then reportedly stabbed a K-9 with the Fairfield (CA) Police Department.  

California Coffee Shop to Donate $1 per Cup Served to Memorial Fund for Fallen Officer

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

From 0500 to 2300 hours on Thursday, January 17—the day before she is laid to rest at a ceremony expected to draw thousands of police officers and police supporters alike—a coffee shop in the California city of Santa Rosa will donate one dollar for every cup of coffee sold at its store to the Memorial Fund for fallen Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona.

California Coffee Shop to Donate $1 Per Cup Served to Memorial Fund for Fallen Officer

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

From 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, a coffee shop in the California city of Santa Rosa will donate one dollar for every cup of coffee sold at its store to the Memorial Fund for fallen Davis, CA, Police Officer Natalie Corona.

Wyoming Officer Wounded in 2018 Gunfight Decides to Retire

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

According to Laramie Live, 27-year-old Jacob Carlson is retiring to focus on his health and his family, saying "both my physical and mental health have steadily declined."

LAPD Uses UAV for First Time in Koreatown Standoff

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

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department deployed an unmanned aerial vehicle for the first time during a standoff between SWAT and a robbery suspect in Koreatown late last week.

Understanding the LEOSA Qualification Process

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

Officers and agencies working to fulfill Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act qualifications should keep the process simple.

The Rise of Hybrid Gangs

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

On the street and even in prisons, gang culture is changing, and your investigative assumptions, methods, and practices must change as well.

Cat Phones to Bring the Cat S48c Smartphone to Verizon Customers

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

Cat phones has announced the availability of the Cat S48c rugged smartphone with U.S. wireless provider Verizon. The Cat S48c is designed to keep working even in tough environments.

908 Devices’ HPMS Technology to Power Advanced Chemical Threat Detector for U.S. DOD

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

908 Devices Inc. has announced the company will provide its High-Pressure Mass Spectrometry (HPMS) technology platform to the next phase of the U.S. Department of Defense's (DOD) new Aerosol and Vapor Chemical Agent Detector (AVCAD) program, along with partner Smiths Detection.

CentralSquare Acquires Lucity to Enhance Public Safety Initiatives

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

CentralSquare Technologies, a leader in public administration and public safety software, announced that it has acquired Lucity, a provider of enterprise asset management (EAM) software exclusively focused on the needs of local governments.

They’re Watching Your Aircraft

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

The bad guys can track law enforcement aircraft in flight using a variety of readily available tools.

3 Texas Deputies Shot, Wounded Serving Search Warrant

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

According to the sheriff, the three deputies were working as part of a SWAT team serving a narcotics search warrant.

Mental Health Crisis Is a Social Problem, Not a Police Problem

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

In a POLICE-exclusive interview, Robert Harris of the Los Angeles Police Protective League board of directors discusses the problems with making police act as the front-line problem solvers for the mental health crisis.

CHP Motor Officer Injured in Collision with Big Rig on Bridge

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

The officer—who has not yet been identified—was taken to a nearby hospital and later released.

Texas Officer Shot at Traffic Stop Released from Hospital

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

Chief Will Johnson said on Twitter, "Our Officer has been released from the hospital. He has significant challenges ahead but for now he is home."

Chicago Mayoral Candidate Vows to Dismantle Gang Database

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

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle—who is running to be the next Mayor of Chicago—says she would make some significant changes to the way in which police in the Windy City conduct business.

Florida Men Posed as Federal Agents, Arrested for Attack on Real Officers

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

Two South Florida men who posed as Federal agents for several days—reportedly approaching and accosting customers at a popular restaurant in the Little Havana neighborhood in Miami—have been arrested and charged with falsely impersonating an officer, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

Family of Man Accused of Killing Utah Officer “Deeply Saddened”

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

The family of a man suspected of killing a 29-year-old officer with the Provo (UT) Police Department said in a statement that they are "deeply saddened" by the gunman's actions.

Judge Approves Outside Jury for Ex-Officer Accused of Killing Antwon Rose

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

The ex-officer accused of shooting and killing 17-year-old Antwon Rose in June of 2018 will be allowed to have a jury from outside the area during his upcoming trial, a judge ruled on Monday.

North Carolina Trooper Shot, Three Suspects in Custody

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

The five-year veteran was transported to a nearby hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Gunman Who Killed Rookie California Left Bizarre Suicide Note

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

The man who shot and killed rookie officer Natalie Becky Corona of the Davis (CA) Police Department reportedly left a strange one-paragraph letter face up on his bed before killing himself.

Gunman Who Killed Rookie California Officer Left Bizarre Suicide Note

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

The man who shot and killed rookie officer Natalie Becky Corona of the Davis (CA) Police Department reportedly left a strange one-paragraph letter face up on his bed before killing himself.

Arizona Entrepreneur Paints Limousine Bus in Thin Blue Line Theme

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

An Arizona entrepreneur who owns a large limousine concern has painted the newest vehicle in his fleet in a Thin Blue line Flag theme.

Ohio State University Police Swears in First Female Chief

Posted on January 15, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The Ohio State University Police Department welcomed its first female police chief in a ceremony held late last week.

My Technology Can…Help You Rapidly Identify Suspects

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

Veritone's IDentify uses facial recognition and artificial intelligence to search your databases and identify persons of interest in video.

Great Leadership Requires Humility

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

Law enforcement leaders could learn a thing or two from the example of President George Herbert Walker Bush.

Trauma Care for the Soul

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

Suicide kills more of our fellow officers than any other cause, and we can't help them if we ignore their pain.

How to Prepare for the Sergeant’s Promotion

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

Your preparatory efforts for career advancement are not a sprint; they are a marathon. If you want to be better prepared than your competition, then prepare better than your competition.

Galco Introduces Holsters for New Glock Pistols

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

Galco Gunleather is introducing multiple holster fits for the new Glock 43X and 48 pistols.

Motorola Solutions Adds Si200 Body-Worn Camera to its Digital Evidence Ecosystem

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

The compact and lightweight Si200 body-worn camera captures high-definition video and features additional advanced capabilities, Motorola Solutions says. The importance of an integrated ecosystem for digital evidence management becomes clear when footage from the Si200 is uploaded to CommandCentral Vault, the company adds.

California K-9 Dies Suddenly

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

K-9 Arco was recently diagnosed with a congenital heart condition, which was suspected to be the cause of his death.

Minnesota Officer Wounded, K-9 Killed at Domestic Dispute Call

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

An officer with the Duluth (MN) Police Department was wounded and a K-9 was killed when shots rang out during a standoff with an armed man at a domestic dispute call on Sunday night.

Off-Duty Illinois Trooper Struck and Killed While Responding to a Traffic Collision

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

Trooper Christopher Lambert was reportedly out of his car, offering assistance at the scene of a three-vehicle crash when a vehicle struck him.

Zistos Introduces ZistosHD Wireless Tactical Pole Camera System

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

The new ZistosHD Tactical Pole Camera System is a state-of-the-art encrypted wireless system that supports true 1080P HD, low latency video and can be viewed on a laptop, tablet, or smart phone.

Off-Duty Ohio Officer Dies of Brain Tumor

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

An officer with the Boardman (OH) Police Department has succumbed to a brain tumor.

South Carolina Deputy Struck by Car Suffers Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

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

A deputy with the Greenville County (SC) Sheriff's Office was reportedly struck by a vehicle that suddenly drove at him as he responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle.

Suspect Shot, Hostages Freed at New Jersey UPS Facility

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

​Police in Logan Township, NJ, were able to shoot, wound, and arrest a suspect who reportedly took two women hostage at a UPS facility on Monday.

Florida Police Find Stolen Watches in Suspect’s Vagina

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

Officers with the Miami Springs (FL) Police Department said they found four stolen Rolex watches inside a suspect's vagina during a strip search late last week.

Washington Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Man

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

Officers with the Lakewood (WA) Police Department were responding to a call of a man armed with a knife when the subject reportedly moved toward them in a threatening manner, forcing police to open fire with their service weapons.

Alabama Officer Killed while Responding to Car Burglary, Second Officer Critically Wounded

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

The officers approached a suspect in the break-ins and began patting him down to see if he was armed, Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said at an early morning press conference. The suspect reportedly drew a gun and began firing at the officers.

Mossberg Celebrates Centennial with Launch of MC1sc Handgun

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

In celebration of the company’s 100th Anniversary, O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc. has announced the release of a full-featured, 9mm concealed carry handgun: the Mossberg MC1sc (subcompact).

Rocky to Launch Code Blue Boots

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

Rocky Boots, a leading manufacturer of police and tactical footwear, plans to share its Code Blue collection for the first time at SHOT Show 2019.

Americans Support Police Well Beyond National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

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

It's easy to look at the landscape of public opinion in America and come to the conclusion that the majority of people in the United States despise the police. However, the vitriolic anti-police sentiment demonstrated by a small number of the public, the press, and the political class is not an accurate reflection of how the majority of Americans feel about their law enforcement officers.

More than 50 Marquees in Las Vegas Recognize National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

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

Marquees on the Las Vegas Strip—and throughout Nevada—were illuminated in blue on Wednesday as part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation's Go True Blue Campaign in commemoration of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

Mother of Officer Killed by Distracted Driver: “No Text So Important”

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

The mother of the officer with the Salt River (AZ) Police Department who was killed by a driver distracted by a text message on their phone says that the public should pay tribute to her son by stopping the practice of texting while driving.

Proposed New Hampshire Law Would Limit Police Use of Deadly Force

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

Police across New Hampshire are voicing their disapproval of a piece of proposed legislation that would revoke the legal authority law enforcement officers have to use deadly force during an arrest.

Ohio SRO Escorted from Campus after Issuing Ticket to Principal

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

An officer with Warren (OH) Police Department issued a ticket to the principal of an elementary school for parking in a handicapped spot was summarily escorted off campus for the effort.

Ohio Woman Steals Trooper’s Cruiser, Leads Police on 11-Minute Pursuit

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

Troopers in Ohio were responding to a call of a woman claiming to have been raped when the subject reportedly quickly jumped in the driver's seat of one of the responding cruisers and took off at high speed.

Texas Department Uses Cardboard Cutouts of Officers to Reduce Speeding

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

The Williamson County (TX) Sheriff's Office has deployed life-sized cardboard cutouts of officers holding radar guns in an effort to reduce speeding on surface streets.

Maryland Man Sentenced to 195 Years for Opening Fire on Police Station

Posted on January 11, 2019 by in Uncategorized

A 25-year-old Maryland man will very probably live the rest of his life behind bars after being sentenced on Thursday to 195 years in prison.

Arizona Man Whose Dog Attacked Officer Now Faces Felony and Misdemeanor Charges

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

The owner of a dog that attacked a Maricopa County (AZ) Animal Care and Control officer in November has been charged with one felony count and one misdemeanor count of "assault by a vicious animal."

Arizona Man Whose Dog Attacked Officer Now Faces Felony and Misdemeanor Charges

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

The owner of a dog that attacked a Maricopa County (AZ) Animal Care and Control officer in November has been charged with one felony count and one misdemeanor count of "assault by a vicious animal."

Video: Rookie California Officer Shot and Killed Responding to Crash

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

Law enforcement was in Corona's blood. Her father Merced Corona served 26 years as a Colusa County Sheriff’s deputy. She was an eager rookie officer, a young woman who started with the department in 2016 as a community service officer and who stayed on the job even when funding for her position ran out.

Looking Back to Look Forward

Posted on January 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Phoenix Police Department wants to better understand its past to make a brighter future.

North Carolina Officer Shot Multiple Times in the Face, Suspects in Custody

Posted on January 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown issued the following statement: "The officer who was shot in this incident is out of surgery."

Ex-Officer Sentenced to Six Months for Theft in Ohio

Posted on January 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A former officer with the Colerain Township (OH) Police Department has been sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing prescription drugs from a home in the town.

British Police Investigate Drone Incursion at Heathrow Airport

Posted on January 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Departures were halted at Heathrow Airport just west of London on Tuesday due to a reported drone incursion into the airspace.

Pennsylvania Woman Breaks Into Police Station Seeking Officer Who Arrested Her

Posted on January 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A woman in the northeastern Pennsylvania town of West Wyoming has been arrested after she broke into a police station, reportedly in search of an officer she allegedly had been sexually harassing since he arrested her last May.

Connecticut Department Still Reeling from First Fatal OIS in 20 Years

Posted on January 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Until late last month, the Danbury (CT) Police Department had not had a fatal officer-involved shooting in two decades. Then, on December 29, an officer shot and killed a knife-wielding man and critically wounded the man's mother.

Retired Arizona K-9 Dies at Age 12

Posted on January 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Cido had retired in 2017 and spent the remainder of his days as part of the family of his handler.

Florida Woman Arrested After Breaking Into Police Station

Posted on January 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Florida woman has been arrested after she broke into the Boynton Beach Police Department, took two ready-made chicken and asparagus meals from the fridge, heated one of the meals in the microwave, and then left.

Utah Officials Say Mandatory Death Penalty for Cop Killers Unconstitutional

Posted on January 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Following the recent murder of two law enforcement officers separate incidents in Utah, some have called for mandatory death penalty for individuals convicted of killing a police officer. But some in the Beehive state say that such a measure would be unconstitutional.

Utah Officials Say Mandatory Death Penalty for Cop Killers Unconstitutional

Posted on January 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Following the recent murder of two law enforcement officers in separate incidents in Utah, some have called for mandatory death penalty for individuals convicted of killing a police officer. But some in the Beehive State say that such a measure would be unconstitutional.

Louisiana Officer Shot, Killed in Uniform Before Starting Shift

Posted on January 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Reports say the officer, identified by Facebook posters as Chatéri Payne, was shot four times outside a home in the Caddo Heights neighborhood on the west side of the city.

Rookie Louisiana Officer Shot, Killed in Uniform Before Starting Shift

Posted on January 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Chatéri Payne, 22, was a mother, former track star, and a rookie officer who had been on the job less than two months

Ford Adds Officer Safety Features to 2020 Police Interceptor Utility Hybrid

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

Factory-installed Police Perimeter Aler uses sensors to monitor an approximately 270-degree area around the vehicle. It detects nearby movement to alert officers of any suspicious activity. When such motion is detected, the system automatically turns on the rear camera, sounds a chime, rolls up the windows, and locks the doors.

Ford Adds Officer Safety Features to 2020 Police Interceptor Utility Hybrid

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

Factory-installed Police Perimeter Alert, which uses sensors to monitor an approximately 270-degree area around the vehicle. It detects nearby movement to alert the officers or officers of any suspicious activity. When such motion is detected, the system automatically turns on the rear camera, sounds a chime, rolls up the windows, and locks the doors.

Body Camera Reportedly Captured Murder of Mississippi Officers

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

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Agent Luke Harrington testified in a preliminary hearing for 26-year-old Marquis Flowers, who is charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Brookhaven Cpl. Zach Moak and Patrolman James White on Sept. 29.

Honolulu Facing Police Shortage as Mainland Agencies Recruit Hawaiian Officers

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

Seattle is coming armed with much better salaries and more frequent raises. Starting salary for a police officer in Honolulu is $65,592 per year versus $81,444 for a newly sworn officer in Seattle. For veteran officers, the pay gap is even larger.

Honolulu Facing Police Shortage as Mainland Agencies Recruit Hawaiian Officers

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

Seattle is coming armed with much better salaries and more frequent raises. Starting salary for a police officer in Honolulu is $65,592 per year versus $81,444 for a newly sworn officer in Seattle. For veteran officers, the pay gap is even larger.

Inmates in Work Detail Came to Aid of Collapsed North Carolina Deputy

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

Chief Deputy Larry Guyton of the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office said "it means a lot to law enforcement" that the inmates stayed at Smith's side and rushed to get him help. They even flagged down a passing motorist and asked him to call 911 for help.

New Orleans Police Superintendent Named Baltimore’s Next Commissioner

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

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said Harrison has “achieved clear, compelling and consistent results” in reducing violence while deploying “proactive and effective policing strategies that reflect 21st century, constitutional policing,” and would bring the “insight and sensitivity needed to reestablish essential trust and confidence of citizens in their police officers.”

New Orleans Police Superintendent Named Baltimore’s Next Commissioner

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

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said Harrison has “achieved clear, compelling and consistent results” in reducing violence while deploying “proactive and effective policing strategies that reflect 21st century, constitutional policing,” and would bring the “insight and sensitivity needed to reestablish essential trust and confidence of citizens in their police officers.”

Video: Arizona Officer Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle at Traffic Stop

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

A Salt River (AZ) Police officer was killed Tuesday evening when he was struck by a vehicle at a traffic stop on Loop 101.

Florida Governor Suspends Sheriff Over Parkland School Shooting Response, Sources Say

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

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who faced criticism over his department’s response to the deadly Parkland, FL, school shooting last year, was officially suspended by newly sworn-in Gov. Ron DeSantis, according to multiple sources.

FN Expands 509 Line of Pistols with Midsize and Black Tactical Models

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

FN America has released the FN 509 Midsize, a new carry option in the FN 509 series of striker-fired pistols. Additionally, the FN 509 Tactical is now available in a matte black finish.

Ohio Officer Struck at Traffic Collision Scene Succumbs to Injuries

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

An officer with the Colerain Township (OH) Police Department who was struck by a pickup while setting up a road closure due to a traffic collision late last week has succumbed to his injuries.

Ohio Officer Struck at Traffic Collision Scene Succumbs to Injuries

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

An officer with the Colerain Township (OH) Police Department who was struck by a pickup while setting up a road closure due to a traffic collision late last week has succumbed to his injuries.

Massachusetts Officer Flown to Hospital Following Single-Vehicle Crash

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

According to WCVB-TV, the officer—who has not been identified—was transported to a Boston-area hospital via MedFlight helicopter out of an abundance of caution.

Massachusetts Officer Flown to Hospital Following Single-Vehicle Crash

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

The officer—who has not been identified—was transported to a Boston-area hospital via MedFlight helicopter out of an abundance of caution.

Condor to Present Defensive Tactics Class at SHOT Show

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

"We will be taking a look at old methodologies and training programs that have caused “scars” on the psyche of public safety personnel. Discussions will involve the “Use of Force” continuum model, techniques for physical force, and testing your program to the ethos of 'Are you range or real?'”

South Carolina Man Shot, Killed Following Standoff with Police

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

Deputies with the Union County (SC) Sheriff's Office came under fire while responding to a call of a man with a gun. The man had reportedly discharged his firearm a number of times before returning to his home.

Texas Department Looking to Move to Load Bearing Vests over Duty Belts

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

The Austin (TX) Police Department is examining the possibility of giving officers the option to replace their heavy duty belts with load-bearing vests which would more evenly distribute the weight of the gear they carry every day on patrol.

Video: Illinois Officer Shoots, Kills Armed Murder Suspect

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

Officer Brianna Tedesco had come upon a wanted subject in an SUV on a narrow gravel road. When she asked the man for ID, he produced a piece of paper, and quickly thereafter, a handgun.

Florida Deputy Injured, 94-Year-Old Man Killed in Vehicle Collision

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

Deputy Brian Wiedel suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from a nearby hospital.

Vermont Officer Sues Department Over Head Injuries Sustained in Training

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

An officer with the Burlington (VT) Police Department says she suffered three concussions and permanent hearing damage during a training exercise at the Vermont Police Academy.

Iowa Man Arrested for Impersonating Officer after Following Teen Girl

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

The man—identified as 60-year-old Kent Arnold Smith—followed the young woman as she drove her vehicle home. Smith then reportedly pulled into the driveway behind the girl's car, telling her that he was an undercover officer.

Indiana Officer Shot in Back by another Officer Firing at Aggressive Dog

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

An officer with the Lafayette (IN) Police Department is in serious condition after being shot in the back by another officer who was firing at an aggressive dog advancing on them.

Indiana Officer Seriously Injured After Being Shot in Back by Another Officer Firing at Aggressive Dog

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

An officer with the Lafayette (IN) Police Department is in serious condition after being shot in the back by another officer who was firing at an aggressive dog advancing on them.

Boston’s Famous “Bullpen Cop” to Retire from the Department

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

The officer with the Boston (MA) Police Department who was made instantly famous for his unbridled emotional response to a David Ortiz game-tying grand slam in the eighth inning of Game 2 of the American League Championship Series has announced his retirement.

Florida Officer Holds Elderly Woman’s Head above Water in Sinking Car

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

Officer Jonathan DePierre was the first on the scene of the incident in which a vehicle was reported to be sinking in a lake.

Missouri Officer Who Rescued Kitten from Overpass Now Has a New Pet

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

Recently released body-camera footage shows an officer with the North Kansas City (MO) Police Department coming to the rescue of a tiny kitten trapped on the Jersey barrier between the northbound and southbound lanes of an area highway shortly before Christmas.

Video: Missouri Officer Who Rescued Kitten from Overpass Now Has a New Pet

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

Recently released body-camera footage shows an officer with the North Kansas City (MO) Police Department coming to the rescue of a tiny kitten trapped on the Jersey barrier between the northbound and southbound lanes of an area highway shortly before Christmas.

Video: Missouri Officer Who Rescued Kitten from Overpass Now Has a New Pet

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

Recently released body-camera footage shows an officer with the North Kansas City (MO) Police Department coming to the rescue of a tiny kitten trapped on the Jersey barrier between the northbound and southbound lanes of an area highway shortly before Christmas.

Wisconsin Officer Provides Life-Saving Help During In-Flight Medical Emergency

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

An officer with the Grafton (WI) Police Department is being hailed as a hero for his quick thinking and rapid response to a medical emergency aboard a flight he was taking from Florida to Chicago.

Arkansas Deputy Fired for Shooting and Wounding Chihuahua

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

An officer with the Faulkner County (AR) Sheriff's Office has been fired after video surfaced on Twitter of his shooting and wounding of a small dog.

Pennsylvania Parents File Suit over Proposal to Arm Teachers in Schools

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

The Tamaqua (PA) School District "endangered their community" when they approved a "manifestly illegal" policy to give weapons to teachers and other school employees, according to a lawsuit filed by three parents and a grandparent.

Pennsylvania Parents File Suit over Proposal to Arm Teachers in Schools

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

The Tamaqua (PA) School District "endangered their community" when they approved a "manifestly illegal" policy to give weapons to teachers and other school employees, according to a lawsuit filed by three parents and a grandparent.

Utah Officer Shot, Killed Attempting to Arrest Fugitive

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

The suspect, a 40-year-old man, was wounded in the shooting, Provo police Detective Nick Dupaix said, and is being treated at Utah Valley Hospital — the same hospital where 29-year-old Officer Joseph Shinners died from his injuries.

Oregon Students Protest Presence of School Resource Officers

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

The students say the presence of the officers makes the students feel unsafe, contribute to discrimination in school and their presence can lead to hostile and unsafe school environments.

ELCAN to Offer Training on Specter Rifle Sight at SHOT Show

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

"The terrain in which our law enforcement officers will engage targets is often unpredictable," Petry says. "A typical engagement can take place in open, wooded, or urban terrain. Sometimes, officers can find themselves in all of these types of terrain in a single day. There are optics available that can meet the marksmanship needs for all scenarios and will better protect the lives of law enforcement officers across the country."

Krispy Kreme Delivers Donuts to Kentucky Police Following Truck Fire

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

When a social media post by the Lexington (KY) Police Department—showing officers appearing to be crying after fire destroyed a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts delivery truck—went viral, the confectioner company sent a message via twitter to the agency saying that more doughnuts are "on the way." On Wednesday, the company delivered on its promise.

Krispy Kreme Delivers Doughnuts to Kentucky Police Following Truck Fire

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

When a social media post by the Lexington (KY) Police Department—showing officers appearing to be crying after fire destroyed a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts delivery truck—went viral, the confectioner company sent a message via twitter to the agency saying that more doughnuts are "on the way." On Wednesday, the company delivered on its promise.

Krispy Kreme Delivers Doughnuts to Kentucky Police Following Truck Fire

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

When a social media post by the Lexington (KY) Police Department—showing officers appearing to be crying after fire destroyed a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts delivery truck—went viral, the confectioner company sent a message via twitter to the agency saying that more doughnuts are "on the way." On Wednesday, the company delivered on its promise.

Troy Acoustics Expert to Present Range Noise Reduction Session at SHOT Show

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

Shooting ranges nationwide, including law enforcement facilities, are being cited by health and safety officials for noise control violations. These citations have resulted in a reduction of operating hours, range shutdowns, and in some cases, fines for non-compliance of noise exposure limits.

Troy Acoustics Expert to Present Range Noise Reduction Session at SHOT Show

Posted on January 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Shooting ranges nationwide, including law enforcement facilities, are being cited by health and safety officials for noise control violations. These citations have resulted in a reduction of operating hours, range shutdowns, and in some cases, fines for non-compliance of noise exposure limits.

Texas Man Comes to Aid of Troopers Before Collapsing and Dying

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

Family members say Glenn "Bam Bam" Sanco always wanted to be a police officer, but the responsibilities of providing for his family kept him from returning to school. 

Texas Man Comes to Aid of Troopers Before Collapsing and Dying

Posted on January 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Family members say Glenn “Bam Bam” Sanco always wanted to be a police officer, but the responsibilities of providing for his family kept him from returning to school. 

Trijicon to Offer Handgun Optics Class for Law Enforcement at 2019 SHOT Show

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

The class will cover the practical use of reflex sights on handguns, how they work, and the advantages they offer in terms of tactical effectiveness, enhanced officer safety, and reduced officer and/or agency liability.

Trijicon to Offer Handgun Optics Class for Law Enforcement at 2019 SHOT Show

Posted on January 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The class will cover the practical use of reflex sights on handguns, how they work, and the advantages they offer in terms of tactical effectiveness, enhanced officer safety, and reduced officer and/or agency liability.

Florida Teen Delivers Hand-Made Stuffed Toy Bears to Families of Fallen LEOs

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

A young woman wanted to do something for the friends and family of Heath Gumm, the Adams County (CO) Deputy who was killed in the line of duty just under a year ago. So she made 15 stuffed bears adorned with the agency's patch and Gumm's name.

Active Shooter who Opened Fire on Texas Officers Killed in Gunfight

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

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said that shell casings were found up and down the street for blocks.

Active Shooter who Opened Fire on Texas Officers Killed in Gunfight

Posted on January 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said that shell casings were found up and down the street for blocks.

Off-Duty California Officer Dies of Wound from Accidental Gun Discharge

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

An off-duty sergeant with the Pismo Beach (CA) Police Department reportedly died on Sunday after sustaining a wound from an accidental discharge of a firearm.

VirTra to Offer Class on Training to Respond Under Stress at SHOT Show

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

"Training time is a scarce resource in law enforcement and must be effectively utilized. This course discusses maximizing the use of training time and is critical to the successful outcome of our students in law enforcement contacts."

VirTra to Offer Class on Training to Respond Under Stress at SHOT Show

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

"Training time is a scarce resource in law enforcement and must be effectively utilized. This course discusses maximizing the use of training time and is critical to the successful outcome of our students in law enforcement contacts."

Arkansas Officer Heroically Saves One-Year-Old Girl from Armed Man

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

The Little Rock (AR) Police Department recently released dash-cam footage of the incident that took place on December 19, 2018.

Michigan Teen who Stole Police Car at Traffic Stop Arrested After Joyride

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

A 17-year-old girl reportedly took a police car on a brief joyride following a traffic stop early on New Year's Day.

Pulsar Offers Course on Thermal Imaging Systems During SHOT Show

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

"Law enforcement officers of all types understand that day-to-day operations may take them into hostile environments at any time. In these critical moments, the situational awareness provided by thermal monoculars and binoculars can save lives."

Rookie College Campus Officer Makes Big Marijuana Arrest in Tennessee

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

An officer with the Middle Tennessee State University Police Department is making the most of her time while most of the students have vacated campus for winter break. Officer Katelynn Adams seized 14 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.

Agencies Send Condolences on Twitter on Kentucky Agency’s “Lost” Donut Truck

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

In the wake of a humorous Tweet posted by the Lexington Police Department "mourning" the loss of a Krispy Kreme donut truck to fire, agencies around the country are sending their "condolences" and words of support via Twitter.

Oregon Officer Stops Bike Robbery Outside of Police Station

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

The man was carrying a pair of bolt cutters and was about to try to work on the lock when the officer with the Gladstone Police Department intervened.

Australian Police Called Over Man Attempting to Kill a Spider

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

A person passing a home in a suburb of Perth called police after hearing a screaming child inside with a man yelling "Why won't you die?"

Connecticut Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting had Criminal Past

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

The Danbury (CT) Police Department has released the name of the man shot and killed by officers over the weekend. Records show he had a checkered past of hate crimes and assaults against police officers.

British Officer Lauded for Ending Knife Attack on New Year’s Eve

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

An officer with British Transport Police said that his "instincts took over" when he heard screams coming from a rail platform.

Off-Duty New York Officer Arrested for DUI

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

In late December, an officer with the Town of Tonawanda (NY) Police Department was stopped by Niagara County Sheriff's Office for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, Lieutenant Corey Flatau reportedly fell onto the fell onto the hood and nearly stumbled onto the pavement as deputies were conducting field sobriety tests.

Virginia Department Mourns Loss of Recently Retired K-9 “Ringo”

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

The Christiansburg (VA) Police Department is mourning the death of K-9 officer, Ringo, who recently retired from service following five years of service to the department.

Colorado Officer Finds Wedding Ring, Uses Investigative Skills to Find Owner

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

During a call for service late in the final days of 2018, an officer with the Fort Collins (CO) Police Department discovered a wedding ring that had been missing for more than a year.

Louisiana Man Jailed for Declaring January 2 “Kill Cops Day”

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

According to NOLA.com, 43-year-old Harlan Cyprian specifically named a long-time, high-ranking member of the Covington Police Department in his online declaration.

New York Officers Return Wheelchair to Disabled Teen

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

Officers with the New York Police Department were able to located and return to a disabled teen her stolen wheelchair.

Glock Announces 2 New Slimline 9mm Pistols

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

The G43X and G48 combine a fuller-size grip length with a minimal profile of approximately 1-inch for a comfortably balanced, versatile grip that’s suited to a variety of users. While the two pistols share the same size frame, they have different slide lengths. The slide for the G43X is the same sub-compact length as the G43 (6.06 inches) while the G48 has a compact length (6.85 inches).

Parkland School Shooting Commission Recommends Rifles, Better Training for SROs

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

The report contains dozens of recommendations. Some would require action by the governor and Legislature, such as the proposals to allow some teachers to carry guns and increase spending on school security.

Southern California Officers Given Resilience Training

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

More than a dozen local and state police officers, dispatchers and other members of public safety gathered in a first of its kind training in California, centered on how to deal with mental health and trauma.

LAPD Seizes Rocket Launcher, Explosives, Firearms from Home

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

Officers later executed a search warrant at his home where they found a cache of weapons that included: a rocket launcher, explosive materials (TNT and PETN), 24 rifles, 12 handguns and suppressors.

Chicago Officer Found Dead of Reported Suicide

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

According to the Department of Justice, the suicide rate in the Chicago Police Department is 60 percent higher than the national average due to the chronic gun violence and high murder rate exposing officers to a staggering amount of trauma.

3 Killed in Milwaukee When Car Sought in Connection to Robberies Crashes into River During Police Pursuit

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

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver fled. Surveillance video shows the fleeing vehicle continued speeding east on Greenfield and the driver losing control and careening into the KK River, police said.

Video: U.S. Marshal Dragged in Vehicle Pursuit

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

While in pursuit, three law enforcement officers tried to intervene and stop the vehicle, but were unsuccessful. As a result, one U.S. Marshal failed to let go of the fleeing vehicle and was dragged about a half-mile down Prairie School Road in Riverton.

Kentucky Officers Jokingly Cry Over Burned Doughnut Truck

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

The department's Facebook post featured officers crying over a Krispy Kreme truck that burned on the side of the road Monday. The caption read: "No words."

Louisville Sewer Agency Hires Noted Attorney to Represent Allegedly Impaired Driver in Trial Over Death of Detective

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

Louisville Attorney David Lambertus is now representing Roger Burdette, the MSD driver charged with murder and DUI in connection with the Christmas Eve crash that killed Det. Deidre Mengedoht

Louisville Sewer Agency Hires Noted Attorney to Represent Allegedly Impaired Driver in Trial Over Death of Detective

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

Louisville Attorney David Lambertus is now representing Roger Burdette, the MSD driver charged with murder and DUI in connection with the Christmas Eve crash that killed Det. Deidre Mengedoht

Pennsylvania K-9 Succumbs to Internal Illness

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

Police Chief Bob O’Neill said that Gunner had been with the police department for several years.

Arkansas Officer Dragged by Suspected Drunk Driver

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

An officer with the Tontitown (AR) Police Department was reportedly dragged by a suspected drunk driver on Sunday night.

California Motor Officer Injured in Motorcycle Crash

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

An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department was reportedly on his way to work on his motorcycle on Saturday afternoon when he was involved in a collision with another vehicle.

Massachusetts Officer Struck, Injured by Suspected Drunk Driver

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

The officer—who has not been identified—was transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated for unspecified injuries to his legs.

South Carolina Officer Files Suit Against Chief Alleging Sexual Assault

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

An officer with the Marion (SC) Police Department has filed a lawsuit against that's city's former chief and the City of Marion, claiming she was raped by Chief Dewayne Tennie on multiple occasions.

Research Shows that 158 Police Officers Died by Suicide in 2018

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

For the third straight year, police officer suicides exceed all combined causes of line-of-duty deaths.

South Carolina Deputies Use Humorous Facebook Post to Taunt Fugitive

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

Deputies with the Berkeley County (SC) Sheriff's Office used a little humor to let a man who ran from them late last week know that they're aware of his identity, and will probably have him in custody soon.

Police in England Arrest 39 Following Stabbing

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

Police said the unusual mass arrest was necessary because the suspects refused to cooperate with police following the stabbing.

Louisiana Police Invite Drug Users to Bring Meth to Department for ‘Testing’

Posted on December 31, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Harahan (LA) Police Department is attempting to get drug users in the area to bring their meth to the department for "testing."

Texas Police Arrest Gunman en Route to Church Claiming to ‘Fulfill Prophesy’

Posted on December 31, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police are thanking a concerned citizen and a quick-acting off-duty officer with the Seguin (TX) Police Department for preventing what could have been a tragic incident at a neighborhood church.

Off-Duty Florida Deputy Dies by Suicide

Posted on December 31, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A deputy with the Pinellas County (FL) Sheriff's Office reportedly died by suicide early Saturday morning.

California Sheriffs Blame Sanctuary Law for Officer’s Murder

Posted on December 31, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In the wake of the murder of Newman police officer Ronil Singh, elected officials and law enforcement leaders across California are pointing to SB-54—which prohibits local authorities from sharing information with ICE about certain criminal activity committed by undocumented immigrants—as the reason Gustavo Perez Arriaga was able to murder Singh.

Widow of Slain Officer Outraged Over Cop Killer Mumia’s Chance for Appeal

Posted on December 31, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Judge Leon Tucker granted Mumia Abu-Jamal another opportunity to appeal his conviction in the death of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. Abu-Jamal spent three decades on death row before his sentence in the shooting death of Faulkner was thrown out over flawed jury instructions.

Pennsylvania Department Adds 2 K-9 Officers to its Ranks

Posted on December 31, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

K-9s "Bolt" and "Linc" are the newest members of the Warminster Township (PA) Police Department.

Florida Officer Fired Over Racist Remarks Given “Last Chance” to Save Job

Posted on December 31, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Boca Raton (FL) Police Department who was fired last spring for making reportedly racist remarks has been given a "last chance to salvage his employment," according to a disciplinary agreement that demoted him from sergeant to officer, downgraded his pay and required him to write a letter of apology to the black officer who initiated the complaint that led to his termination.

Connecticut Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Man Reportedly Attacking Officer

Posted on December 31, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Danbury (CT) Police Department reportedly shot and killed a man who was lunging at him with a knife in his hand. A woman in the apartment where the incident took place was also wounded. She is reportedly related to the knife-wielding subject.

Philadelphia Man in Police Custody Dies of Suspected Heart Attack

Posted on December 31, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The 39-year-old man was arrested for allegedly shoplifting. Authorities say there was no struggle or force used during the arrest.

Suspect Arrested in Killing of California Officer

Posted on December 28, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After a multi-agency manhunt, a man who was in the country illegally and had known gang ties was arrested Friday in the fatal shooting of Newman, CA, Police Cpl. Ronil Singh.

California K-9 Partner of Slain Officer Will Retire

Posted on December 28, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson said at a press conference, "I will not take another member of that family from them."

K-9 Partner of Slain California Officer Will Retire

Posted on December 28, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson said at a press conference, "I will not take another member of that family from them."

Georgia Officer Dies Weeks After Being Shot in the Face

Posted on December 28, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Michael Smith of the Henry County (GA) Police Department died early Friday morning, weeks after being shot in the face during a call of a suspicious person at a dental office on December 6.

Knife-Wielding Suspect Dies Following Struggle with Massachusetts Officers

Posted on December 28, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The suspect—identified as 25-year-old Erich Stelzer—was taken into custody and was being transported to a nearby hospital by responding EMS when he reportedly became unresponsive and was pronounced dead.

Knife-Wielding Suspect Dies Following Struggle with Massachusetts Officers

Posted on December 28, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The suspect—identified as 25-year-old Erich Stelzer—was taken into custody and was being transported to a nearby hospital by responding EMS when he reportedly became unresponsive and was pronounced dead.

Man Who Reportedly Killed California Officer in the United States Illegally

Posted on December 28, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sheriff Adam Christianson of the Stanislaus County (CA) Sheriff's Department told reporters at a news conference that the man suspected of killing a police officer at a traffic stop on Wednesday is in the United States illegally.

North Carolina Man Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer

Posted on December 28, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

According to WRAL-TV, 30-year-old Devin Alexander Stenulis pulled up behind another driver in a white Dodge Charger equipped with a flashing light and siren.

Texas Officer Fighting for his Life Following Fiery Crash with Suspected DUI Driver

Posted on December 28, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Houston Police Department continues to fight for his life following a fiery collision with a suspect driver on Monday, according to Fox News.

Philadelphia Officer Badly Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash

Posted on December 28, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Philadelphia police officer was hospitalized with injuries to his face, head, hip, and spine following a single-vehicle crash on Thursday afternoon.

Manhunt Continues for Suspect in California Officer’s Shooting Death

Posted on December 27, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Investigators believe the man suspected of killing Newman, CA, Police Cpl. Ronil "Ron" Singh is still in Stanislaus County, Sheriff Adam Christianson said Thursday morning.

Report: More LEOs Died of Gunfire Than Traffic-Related Incidents in 2018

Posted on December 27, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Overall fatalities increased 12% with firearms-related fatalities the leading cause of officer deaths this year.

New Jersey Detective Found Dead in Government Building

Posted on December 27, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Detective Pablo Santiago, a well-known Mercer County sheriff's officer, was found dead inside the Mercer County Administration of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

Phoenix Police to Purchase Brainwave Monitor for Training

Posted on December 27, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Phoenix police will spend $60,000 on a high-tech brainwave-monitoring system endorsed by elite athletes to help reduce officer use-of-force incidents, including shootings.

Judge Refuses to Lower Bond for Truck Driver Charged with Murder of Kentucky Officer

Posted on December 27, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A judge has refused to lower the bond— set at $200,000 cash—for a truck driver accused of murder in the death of 32-year-old Deidre Mengedoht, a detective with the Louisville (KY) Police Department who was killed in a fiery crash on an interstate highway on Monday.

Florida Police Shoot, Kill Man Who Drove Through Crowd

Posted on December 27, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Lakeland (FL) Police Department responded to call about a large crowd gathered in the parking lot of a local restaurant.

Arizona Officers Shoot, Kill Man Who Ambushed Them at Domestic Call

Posted on December 27, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Buckeye (AR) Police Department were responding to a call about a fight between a woman and her boyfriend on Christmas Day.

Arizona Officers Fatally Shoot Man Who Ambushed Them at Domestic

Posted on December 27, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Buckeye (AR) Police Department were responding to a call about a fight between a woman and her boyfriend on Christmas Day.

Maryland Agency Accused of Expunging OIS Investigation Records

Posted on December 27, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Baltimore Police Department is being accused of having a widespread practice of wrongly expunging internal affairs files of officers accused of misconduct, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Massachusetts Officer Arrested for Off-Duty Shooing that Injured Wife

Posted on December 27, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Boston Police Department has been arrested following an incident on Christmas Even in which his firearm discharged, wounding his wife.

Massachusetts Officer Arrested for Off-Duty Shooting that Injured Wife

Posted on December 27, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Boston Police Department has been arrested following an incident on Christmas Eve in which his firearm discharged, wounding his wife.

Tennessee Department Launches New Mobile App to Connect with Citizens

Posted on December 27, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Elizabethton (TN) Police Department has launched a new smartphone app allowing residents to view alerts and submit anonymous tips to the agency.

Florida Department Raising Funds to Add K-9 Unit

Posted on December 27, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The agency says that with financial support, the agency will pay for a new K-9, its training, veterinary care, food, and other supplies needed to maintain a K-9 unit.

California Officer Shot and Killed at Traffic Stop

Posted on December 26, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Ronil Singh was heard calling out “shots fired” over the radio.

Video: New York Officers Visit Mom of Slain Detective

Posted on December 26, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Colleagues of slain Detective Miosotis Familia of the New York Police Department paid a holiday visit to the fallen officer's family for Christmas.

Intoxicated Bicycle Delivery Driver Crashes into New York Officer

Posted on December 26, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A bicycle delivery man—identified as 27-year-old Marcos Rosas—reportedly slammed into an on-duty transit officer in the Harlem section of New York on Christmas Eve.

Georgia Police Grant Boy’s Birthday Wish to Tour Department HQ

Posted on December 26, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A nine-year-old boy in Georgia got a ride in a police car on his birthday—and it was exactly what he wanted for a present.

California Agency Defends Decision to Destroy Old OIS Records

Posted on December 26, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Inglewood (CA) Police Department has decided to destroy records of investigations into officer-involved shootings, other uses of force, confirmed cases of sexual assault, and accusations of lying while on duty that date back to 1991.

5 Reportedly Drunken Homeless Men Attack New York Officer

Posted on December 26, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

When five intoxicated homeless men attacked a police officer at a New York City subway station, the officer used his baton to battle back, defending himself from the assault.

Japanese Police Install Nationwide Network of Surveillance Cameras to Protect Children

Posted on December 26, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Citing concerns of increasing crimes targeting school children, the National Police Agency in Japan has begun to deploy a nationwide network of surveillance cameras along roads frequently used by children walking to and from school.

Florida K-9 Killed, Suspect Wounded Outside Shopping Mall

Posted on December 25, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Though mortally wounded, Cigo was still able to reach the suspect while he was still firing at law enforcement. Authorities returned fire, striking the suspect several times. That suspect was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

Michigan Officers Stop People to Give Children Christmas Eve Gifts

Posted on December 25, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police officers Josh Carrol and Mark Farhat set up patrols around the city. They then looked for families out walking or driving by. If they saw them, they stopped them. They then delivered gifts to the children, creating a memory they hope they never forget.

Ohio Officer Injured in Patrol Vehicle Crash, DUI Suspect Arrested

Posted on December 25, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer was on I-271 north investigating an accident when a DUI suspect crashed into the officer's patrol vehicle..

2 Michigan Women Charged with Shoplifting at Shop-with-a-Cop Charity Event

Posted on December 25, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

During the event, officers were notified that two women were being questioned on suspicion of Retail Fraud in the loss prevention office.

Officer Charged with Shooting Armed Suspect Denied Request for Judicial Verdict

Posted on December 25, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In a video recorded by Durocher's department-issued body camera, the officer yells, “He has a gun!” when he first sees Ward running from the home and later tells fellow officers the teen “waved” the gun at him. Police found a gun, but it was inside the bottom of Ward's right pant leg.

Louisville Detective Killed in Interstate Crash

Posted on December 25, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Mengedoht was reportedly conducting a traffic stop around 2 p.m. Monday on a truck with four passengers inside when an MSD truck crashed into her cruiser. The officer's cruiser then struck the truck that had pulled over and caught fire. Investigators said the officer had her emergency lights on and was in the right-hand lane.

Prepare Your Agency for the New and Improved Crime Reporting System

Posted on December 25, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The National Incident-Based Reporting System offers law enforcement many advantages over the Uniform Crime Reporting program.

High-Risk Arrest Tactics

Posted on December 25, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Work as a team with at least one other officer to apprehend a high-risk subject as safely as possible.

2 Houston Officers Seriously Injured in Patrol Car Crash

Posted on December 24, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

HPD said the officers were responding to a call when a vehicle overturned in front of their cruiser, nearly causing a head-on collision. The officers' patrol vehicle flipped multiple times before it erupted in flames.

British Police Release 2 Arrested Following Gatwick Airport Drone Intrusion

Posted on December 24, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police in the United Kingdom have released two people—who have not yet been identified—arrested after an incursion of at least one drone into the airspace of Gatwick airport last week.

California Officers Under Investigation for Alleged ‘Revenge Porn’ Scandal

Posted on December 24, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Several officers with the Los Angeles (CA) Police Department are reportedly being investigated in connection with a grievance filed by a female detective alleging that intimate images of her were distributed without her permission.

New York Department Mourns Loss of K-9 Battling Cancer

Posted on December 24, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Lewiston (NY) Police Department said goodbye to K-9 "Taser" following a battle with cancer.

Arkansas Officers Distribute Coats to Kids in Need

Posted on December 24, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Conway (AK) Police Department have been busy giving the gift of warmth this holiday season.

Georgia Officer Grazed by Gunfire at Domestic Violence Call

Posted on December 24, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the DeKalb County (GA) Police Department is in stable condition after he was wounded in a shooting that occurred at a domestic violence call.

Texas Officer Uninjured in Single-Vehicle Crash

Posted on December 24, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Houston (TX) Police Department was reportedly uninjured when he crashed his patrol vehicle into parked cars while responding to a call of officer needing assistance.

Louisiana Officer Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Acts with an Animal

Posted on December 24, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Bosssier (LA) Police Department reported turned himself into authorities when he learned that an arrest warrant had been issued in connection with an investigation that he was in possession of pornography involving sexual acts with an animal.

New York Officer Gives Couple a Ride to their Wedding

Posted on December 24, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Suffolk County (NY) Police Department was called to respond to a traffic collision over the weekend, discovering upon arrival at the scene that the occupants of the vehicle had been en route to their wedding at the time of the crash.

Funerals for Fallen Chicago Officers Held 1 Day Apart

Posted on December 21, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Separate funerals for two Chicago police officers killed earlier this week when they were struck by a commuter train will be held one day apart this weekend.

Maine Trooper’s Injured in Tractor Trailer Crash

Posted on December 21, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police said Davis' cruiser was rear-ended by a tractor trailer near mile 70 northbound in New Gloucester around 5 a.m. Friday. He was stopped on the side of the highway to investigate two cars that had slid off the highway in icy conditions, police said.

Maine Trooper Injured in Tractor Trailer Crash

Posted on December 21, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police said Davis' cruiser was rear-ended by a tractor trailer near mile 70 northbound in New Gloucester around 5 a.m. Friday. He was stopped on the side of the highway to investigate two cars that had slid off the highway in icy conditions, police said.

Berkeley Police Face Staffing Crisis as Police Exit California City

Posted on December 21, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Many officers say BPD is a very different place today than it once was. Those who left did so for a variety of reasons, but themes that emerged included the lack of political and community support; inadequate staffing, with days off denied and forced overtime; heavy caseloads for investigators; shrinking chances for special assignments; and sinking morale. Many who are still at BPD have expressed similar grievances.

Cincinnati Officer Found Dead in Park

Posted on December 21, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sgt. Arthur T. Schultz's body was found by fellow officers in a vehicle on Eden Park Drive, officials say.

Murder Suspect Shot, Killed in Toledo Police Station After TASER Grab

Posted on December 21, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police say the suspect, who was in police custody, is Damon Barstad, 23, of Warren, Michigan was shot and killed when police say he charged at an officer and grabbed that officer's taser.

New Federal Prison Reform Based on Texas Program

Posted on December 21, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Texas program reportedly saved billions of dollars and reduced the crime rate at the same time by focusing on rehabilitation.

Suspended San Francisco Officer Charged with Robbing Bank

Posted on December 21, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Surveillance video showed a man, later identified by police as Rain Daugherty, 44, walk into the bank just after 2 p.m. and hand a bank teller a note demanding $50 and $100 bills.

Florida Officers Join Mall Flash Mob

Posted on December 21, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

On Thursday, visitors at the Aventura Mall in Miami were cheering on a flash mob of local dancers, according to mall officials. Those cheers quickly turned into boos when two police officers interrupted the performance, but ended up joining in on the routine.

10 Things to Know About Polygraph Exams

Posted on December 21, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The polygraph can be an extremely valuable tool for investigators if it's used properly by a qualified examiner.

Veritone’s IDentify can Help You Identify Suspects

Posted on December 21, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

IDentify optimizes workflows for investigative teams. Teams can seamlessly manage and track case evidence associated with an investigation from one centralized location and apply status labels related to such evidence such as active, closed, or archived. Notes and case details such as case ID, department, officer ID, case description, location, and time, can be added to the case in IDentify.

Veritone’s IDentify Can Help You Identify Suspects

Posted on December 21, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

IDentify optimizes workflows for investigative teams. Teams can seamlessly manage and track case evidence associated with an investigation from one centralized location and apply status labels related to such evidence such as active, closed, or archived. Notes and case details such as case ID, department, officer ID, case description, location, and time, can be added to the case in IDentify.

Video: Man Charged in Deaths of 2 Chicago Police Officers Struck by Train

Posted on December 20, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection to the circumstances that led to the deaths of two Chicago police officers who were struck and killed by a train Monday night.

Video: Man Charged in Deaths of 2 Chicago Officers

Posted on December 20, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection to the circumstances that led to the deaths of two Chicago police officers who were struck and killed by a train Monday night.

Florida Deputy Murders 3 Family Members, Kills Self

Posted on December 20, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A deputy with the Hillsborough County (FL) Sheriff's Office has reportedly shot and killed his 54-year-old wife, his 32-year-old daughter, and his six-year-old granddaughter killing himself.

California Sheriff to Discontinue Discipline Guidelines Adopted After Scandal

Posted on December 20, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Newly elected Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has decided to drop discipline guidelines adopted in 2013 to stop jailhouse beatings by deputies and in 2016 to deter lying.

L.A. County Sheriff to Discontinue Discipline Guidelines Adopted After Scandal

Posted on December 20, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Newly elected Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has decided to drop discipline guidelines adopted in 2013 to stop jailhouse beatings by deputies and in 2016 to deter lying.

Wanted Suspect Assaults California Officer at Traffic Stop, Flees

Posted on December 20, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Whittier (CA) Police Department suffered injuries to her hands and one knee when a suspect wanted on a warrant attacked her at a traffic stop.

Off-Duty Indiana Officer Arrested for Driving Under the Influence

Posted on December 20, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Elkhart (IN) Police Department has been arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence following a traffic collision.

Officials Break Ground on New Park in Las Vegas Dedicated to Slain Officer

Posted on December 20, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Named the Alyn Beck Memorial Park, it will feature two lighted grass ball fields, basketball courts, a playground and splash pad when it opens in about a year. A second park will be built in the near future in honor of Beck's partner, Officer Igor Soldo.

Wisconsin Officer Lauded for Saving 18-Month-Old Child, Capturing Kidnap Suspect

Posted on December 20, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Cole Kantner of the Appleton (WI) Police Department was in the right place at the right time when a call came over the radio that a kidnapping suspect had taken an 18-month-old child.

Indiana Officer Badly Injured in Off-Duty Motorcycle Accident Goes Home

Posted on December 20, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dozens of officers with the Fishers (IN) Police Department gathered outside the home of Officer Binh Dennis as he was transported from a nearby hospital to his residence, where he will continue to recover from an off-duty motorcycle accident that left him badly injured.

Indiana Officer Badly Injured in Off-Duty Motorcycle Accident Goes Home

Posted on December 20, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dozens of officers with the Fishers (IN) Police Department gathered outside the home of Officer Binh Dennis as he was transported from a nearby hospital to his residence, where he will continue to recover from an off-duty motorcycle accident that left him badly injured.

Maryland Department Adds K-9 to Help in Searches for Missing Persons

Posted on December 20, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Bowie (MD) Police Department welcomed a new member to its ranks—a 13-month-old bloodhound puppy.

Philadelphia Police Department Adopts SIG Sauer M400 Pro Rifles

Posted on December 19, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

SIG Sauer Inc. announced that the Philadelphia Police Department has adopted the SIG Sauer M400 Pro Rifle for its SWAT officers. The Philadelphia Police Department is the fourth largest police department in the United States with over 6,300 sworn officers protecting over 1.5 million citizens across 140 square-miles.

AmpliVox Introduces Upgrades to Popular Power Pod PA

Posted on December 19, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

AmpliVox Sound Systems has launched a next-generation version of its SW245B Dual Audio Pal, a Bluetooth-equipped compact sound system for audiences of up to 300 people.

2 Colorado Officers Hospitalized After Violent Fight with Suspect

Posted on December 19, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"This was one of the most violent altercations I have seen in my career," said Chief Nick Metz, who has been in law enforcement for about 35 years.

Michigan Officer Commandeers Kayak to Save Woman from Sinking Car

Posted on December 19, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A quick thinking sergeant with the Trenton (MI) Police Department commandeered a kayak at the edge of the Detroit River after a woman was seen in a sinking vehicle in the waterway.  

Michigan Officer Commandeers Kayak to Save Woman from Sinking Car

Posted on December 19, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

A quick thinking sergeant with the Trenton (MI) Police Department commandeered a kayak at the edge of the Detroit River after a woman was seen in a sinking vehicle in the waterway.  

UK Police Testing Facial Recognition Software on Holiday Shoppers

Posted on December 19, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Police in London are testing facial recognition software on Christmas shoppers, hoping the technology will detect known and wanted criminals in the crowds. Critics of the technology have said that it is not yet advanced enough to be trusted for accuracy, noting that "false positives" can result from a variety of factors such as poor lighting.

Florida Deputy Lauded for Comforting Dog Struck by Car

Posted on December 19, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A deputy with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office has been praised on social media for an image that was posted there showing him comforting a dog that had been hit by a car, waiting with the dog for animal control to arrive.

Trump’s School Safety Commission Favors Arming Teachers

Posted on December 19, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

President Donald Trump's school safety commission—a panel led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos—said that the decision to arm teachers to respond to potential active shooters should be left to state and local authorities, not the Federal government.

New Hampshire Agency Adds Police Dog to Reduce Stress for Victims and Officers

Posted on December 19, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Hancock (NH) Police Department has added a brown Labrador Retriever to the ranks, but the dog will not be tasked with sniffing out drugs or fleeing suspects. K-9 "Rookie" will instead be on hand to help individuals deal with difficult situations.

Ohio Department Praised for “Lunch with Law Enforcement” at Local Schools

Posted on December 19, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Students at schools in the Riverside School District are getting used to seeing police officers show up unannounced in the cafeteria, and according to reports, they're enjoying the visits.

Board Again Denies Rhode Island Officer’s Long-Running Disability Claim

Posted on December 19, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the South Kingstown (RI) Police Department—who claims he was permanently injured on duty in 2010—was again denied his request for accidental disability pension.

Anonymous Donor Gives $40,000 to West Virginia Police Department

Posted on December 19, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Wheeling (WV) Police Department has received an anonymous donation from a local company that will enable the agency to purchase video recording equipment, mobile cameras, digital cameras, and laptop computers.

Former Detective Sues Netflix Over “Making a Murderer” Documentary

Posted on December 18, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"Defendants omitted, distorted, and falsified material and significant facts in an effort to portray (Colborn) as a corrupt police officer who planted evidence to frame an innocent man. Defendants did so with actual malice and in order to make the film more profitable and more successful in the eyes of their peers..." the lawsuit states.

Ohio Police Untangle Trapped Buck’s Antlers from Soccer Net

Posted on December 18, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers John Fink and Jeremy Puhac of the Brunswick (OH) Police Department were called to assist animal control officers who were unable to free a deer entangled in a soccer net.

Non-profit Organization Donates Armor Packages to Alabama Agency

Posted on December 18, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

According to WHNT-TV, the Christian-based organization was moved by the lip-sync video released on social media last summer in which the department's chief of police was seen performing a Christian song.

South Carolina School Resource Officer Accused of Domestic Abuse Fired

Posted on December 18, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A school resource officer with the Orangeburg (SC) Department of Public Safety has been fired following charges filed against him for third degree domestic violence.

Illinois Officer Who Fatally Shot Security Guard Now Fears for his Life

Posted on December 18, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Midlothian (OH) Police Department who reportedly shot and killed a security guard—Jemel Roberson—near a bar in the Chicago suburbs now fears for his life

Off-Duty Nebraska Officer Cited for DUI

Posted on December 18, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Lincoln (NE) Police Department has reportedly been ticketed for aggravated DUI following an investigation into a crash he was involved in while off duty.

Missouri Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Dissolve Dozens of Local Police Departments

Posted on December 18, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A former police officer—now an elected official with the Missouri House of Representatives—wants to force any city with a population of 5,000 or fewer inhabitants, with an area of less than two square miles, to disband its police department and contract for law enforcement services with either the county police department or a larger neighboring city.

Missouri Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Dissolve Dozens of Local Police Departments

Posted on December 18, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A former police officer—now an elected official with the Missouri House of Representatives—wants to force any city with a population of 5,000 or fewer inhabitants, with an area of less than two square miles, to disband its police department and contract for law enforcement services with either the county police department or a larger neighboring city.

Arizona Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Man Who Reportedly Assaulted Woman

Posted on December 18, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The incident reportedly began when a man began to assault a woman he was dating as the couple drove on a Phoenix road around 2130 hours on Monday.

Off-Duty California Officer Accidentally Shoots Himself in Chest

Posted on December 18, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer—who has not yet been identified—reportedly had an accidental discharge in the parking lot of the restaurant that struck him somewhere in the chest area.

2 Chicago Officers Struck, Killed by Train

Posted on December 17, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officers were doing surveillance following a call of shots fired when they were hit by an outbound South Shore train.

North Carolina Officer Struck and Killed While Investigating Traffic Collision

Posted on December 17, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Jason Quick was dispatched to a traffic accident on I-95. He was struck by a passing car at the scene. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Agents Seize Nearly $7M in Illegal Drugs at US-Mexico Border

Posted on December 17, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Border agents at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility reportedly seized nearly $7 million worth of illegal narcotics, including 320 pounds of methamphetamine and 40 pounds of cocaine.

Man Shot After Attempting to Ram Officers with Car at Traffic Stop

Posted on December 17, 2018 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 66-year-old man is dead after he attempted to ram into squ