January 28, 2020

Alabama Detective Shot, Critically Wounded Responding to Robbery

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Det. Finke responded to the call and was shot twice in the stomach and once under the arm when he confronted the suspects, Chief Smith said.

Virginia Correctional Officer Suffers Fatal Heart Attack on Duty

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A correctional officer with the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail suffered a fatal heart attack following a shakedown in one of the housing units at the facility over the weekend.

Woman Murders Retired Illinois State Trooper, Wounds 2 Others

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A woman entered a cigar bar in Illinois on Friday evening and opened fire on a group of patrons, including retired Illinois State Police Trooper Gregory Rieves, retired Special Agent Lloyd Graham, and current ISP Trooper Kaiton Bullock before turning the gun on herself and killing herself.

New York Officer, Fiancé Charged with Murder in Death of 8-Year-Old Boy

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the New York City Transit Police and his fiancé have been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of the officer's eight-year-old son over the weekend.

Barricaded Gunman Who Opened Fire on Police Taken Into Custody

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man who had barricaded himself inside an apartment in Hingham (MA) and opened fire on officers inside an armored vehicle was safely taken into custody after a brief standoff.

Man Opens Fire on New Mexico Officer, No Injuries Reported

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Clovis (NM) Police Department came under fire as he attempted to follow a vehicle matching the description of one that had been reported stolen on Friday afternoon.

League Won’t Allow High School Hockey Team to Wear Jerseys Honoring Officer

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A high school hockey team in Minnesota that had hoped to honor an officer with the Waseca Police Department who was critically wounded in a shooting in early January by wearing jerseys bearing his name and badge number was disappointed to learn that their show of support was not supported by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL).

Ohio Department Warns of “Highly Addictive” Girl Scout Cookies Hitting the Streets

Posted on January 27, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Ravenna (OH) Police Department recently took to social media to warn area residents about the impending arrival of a "highly addictive substance that is about to hit the streets" as members of the notorious "Girl Scouts of America" flood the streets with sugary treats.

Man Opens Fire on Texas Officers at Traffic Stop, No Injuries Reported

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man who officers had attempted to stop over a malfunctioning headlight opened fire on them before fleeing on foot from the scene.

Connecticut Officer, Firefighter Square Off in Chicken Wing Eating Contest

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

With the goal of receiving $1,000 to donate to the charity of the agency's choice, a firefighter with the Manchester Fire Department and an officer with the Manchester Police Department stared down two giant platters of barbeque chicken wings at a local grocery store on Wednesday morning.

California Officer Faces Criminal Charges Over Social Media Posts

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Redondo Beach (CA) Police Department now faces criminal charges of contempt of court and unlawfully possessing ammunition stemming from a workplace violence restraining order after the department discovered social media posts which could be construed as threatening violence.

South Carolina Deputy Deploys TASER on K-9, Gets Kicked by Cow

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A deputy with the Georgetown County (SC) Sheriff's Office was injured in a bizarre incident in which his K-9 partner bit a cow, he TASERed his dog, and the cow then kicked the deputy.

Kansas Agency Launches Alert and ID System for Special Needs Persons

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The City of Salina Police Department's Support Division has launched a new system designed to help officers identify and deal with individual with special needs who may find themselves in an emergency situation.

University Professor Calls Police Over Student Refusing to Change Seats in Class

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A professor with Ball State University in Indiana called local police because a student refused to change seats in class on Tuesday morning.

Virginia Officer Dies After Being Dragged By Vehicle at Traffic Stop

Posted on January 24, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Newport News (VA) Police Department was dragged by a vehicle driven by a suspect attempting to flee a traffic stop on Thursday evening.

Georgia Deputy Killed in High-Speed Pursuit Crash

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Dep. Sheldon Whiteman had just joined the pursuit when he apparently lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the wood line. According to Sheriff Nobles, Whiteman's car traveled an estimated 100 feet before coming to a stop.

Man Accused of Killing Florida Officer Found Competent to Stand Trial

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The man accused of killing an officer with the Fort Myers Police Department has been found to be competent to stand trial.

Retiring California Officer Serves as Caddy for PGA Star Tiger Woods

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the San Diego Police Department who is preparing to retire from nearly two decades of service to her community was given the opportunity this week to add an unusual garment to her duty uniform—the "caddy bib" for none other than PGA legend Tiger Woods.

Kentucky Officer Rescues Wayward Deer from Swimming Pool

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Lexington (KY) Police Department enlisted the assistance of a local resident in helping a deer trapped in a swimming pool to safety and onto solid ground. Video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

California Officer, Civilian Motorist Injured in Vehicle Collision

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Costa Mesa Police Department who was responding to an emergency call collided with another motorist at an intersection on Thursday morning.

Pennsylvania Officer Protects Paramedics from Approaching Armed Man

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Kingston (PA) Police Department fired a single shot at a man who appeared to be armed with a gun and was approaching paramedics who had responded to a call of a medical emergency on Thursday morning.

Maryland Officer Struck by Vehicle While Directing Traffic at Crash Scene

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Prince George's County Police Department was directing traffic at the scene of a vehicle collision early Thursday morning when a passing motorist struck him.

Wisconsin Officers Save Life of Motorist Suffering Medical Emergency

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty officer with the Manitowoc Police Department is being credited with helping to save the life of a man who was slumped over in his car in the middle of an intersection in late December.

New Jersey Officer Rescues Missing Suicidal Subject

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A New Jersey officer found and rescued a suicidal woman who survived an overnight leap from a bridge and suffered serious injuries.

Video: Florida Inmate Assaults Deputy Inside Jail

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Florida deputy was conducting his normal duties in the jail Tuesday morning when he was punched in the face multiple times by a 38-year-old inmate, the agency says.

Missouri Bill Banning Police Residency Requirements Expanded to Whole State

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A bill meant to lift police residency requirements for officers in the city of St. Louis was expanded by lawmakers Tuesday night to include all Missouri municipalities, despite opposition from Kansas City.

New York Trooper Injured While Investigating Crash

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A New York state trooper was injured Wednesday morning while investigating a crash on the Onondaga Lake Parkway.

DOJ Unveils Presidential Law Enforcement Panel

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Attorney General William Barr announced Wednesday that he has appointed 18 law enforcement officials to the newly created Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice.

NYPD Officer Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An NYPD officer was seriously injured when he was pinned between two cars during a traffic stop after a hit-and-run driver crashed into the vehicles.

Philadelphia Officer Paints Portraits of Slain Hawaii Officers

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer who's also an artist has created portraits to memorialize the two Honolulu PD officers killed Sunday responding to a stabbing call.

Texas Officer Stabbed, Suspect Wielding Cleaver Fatally Shot

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man wielding a meat cleaver and frying pan stabbed an officer in the shoulder before being shot and killed by police officer early Tuesday, a Denton, TX, police spokesperson said.

3 Arrested in Connection with Video of Assault on Baltimore Officer

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A third person has been arrested in connection with an assault on a Baltimore officer Friday that was captured on video and shared across social media.

NJ Officer Fatally Shot Himself After Crashing Vehicle

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty New Jersey officer fatally shot himself after crashing his SUV into two parked vehicles, authorities said.

Oklahoma Officer Dies in Single-car Crash

Posted on January 21, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officials said Sgt. Claude (C.H.) Brazzel, 70, was driving a pickup truck northbound on SE 165th when the truck departed the roadway.

Video: Coyote Attacks Ohio Officer Working Traffic Control

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Columbus (OH) Division of Police working traffic control on a busy interstate was attacked and bitten multiple times by a coyote.

2 Honolulu PD Officers Killed Responding to Stabbing Call Identified

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Tiffany-Victoria Bilon Enriquez and Officer Kaulike Kalama have been identified as the two Honolulu (HI) Police Department officers who were shot and killed Sunday while responding to a stabbing call at a home near Diamond Head on the island of Oahu.

Arizona Deputies Bring Elderly Man Groceries, Repair His Home

Posted on January 20, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Deputies with the Maricopa (AZ) Sheriff's Office who conducted a welfare check on an elderly gentleman went out of their way to help him by repairing his home and bringing him groceries Friday.

2 Honolulu Officers Killed, 1 Wounded Responding to Call Near Diamond Head

Posted on January 19, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In the wake of the shooting, the suspect then allegedly set fire to the home. Flames spread quickly to several nearby homes. At least four homes have been destroyed.

Washington Officer Fired Over Instagram Posts

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Seattle Police Department has been fired after an internal investigation revealed that he violated agency social media policy by posting several profane and politically charged comments on Instagram.

Minnesota Officer Shot in Head Making “Miraculous” Recovery

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The officer with the Waseca (MN) Police Department shot in the head earlier this month faces a long road of recovery, but is showing signs that progress is being made as he is squeezing the finger of individuals asking him questions and giving the occasional "thumbs up" sign.

Illinois Department to Present Donated Good to Veteran in Need

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Berwyn (IL) Police Department who had been sent on a welfare check of a military veteran down on his luck decided to go above and beyond the call of duty and organized an effort to collect a variety of goods the man needed.

Man Sentenced to Prison for Aiding Cop Killer’s Attempted Escape

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man in the United States illegally has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for his role in aiding in the attempted escape of a man who now stands charged with the murder of Corporal Ronil Singh during a 2018 traffic stop.

Video: Tennessee Officer Helps Man in Wheelchair Across Street

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A woman recently posted a brief video on social media showing an officer with the Gallatin (TN) Police Department helping a man in a wheelchair cross a busy four-lane street.

Ohio Police HQ Under Construction Catches Fire

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A fire broke out in the new addition to the Germantown (OH) Police Department's headquarters building that is presently under construction early Thursday morning.

Ohio Police HQ Under Construction Catches Fire

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A fire broke out in the new addition to the Germantown (OH) Police Department's headquarters building that is presently under construction.

New A&E Competition Show Features Several Police K-9s, Handlers

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A new competition show on the A&E television network features several police K-9s and their handlers showing off their combined skills in agility demonstrations and other activities.

CentralSquare Named a Top 100 GovTech Company

Posted on January 17, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

CentralSquare, a leader in public sector technology, announced that it has been named to Government Technology magazine’s 2020 GovTech 100 list.

Red Flag Petition to Disarm Colorado Officer Rejected

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

On Thursday, a judge shot down a Colorado woman's petition to seize guns from the Colorado State University Police Officer who shot and killed her son during a 2017 edged weapon attack.

Attorney General Slams Apple for Not Cracking Terrorist’s iPhones

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Attorney General William Barr on Monday held a press conference during which he slammed tech giant Apple for not doing more to help investigators examine the digital contents of the two iPhones owned by the terrorist who attacked Naval Air Station Pensacola in December, leaving three sailors dead.

Texas Officer “In Good Spirits” After Suffering Gunshot Wound to Arm

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Forest Hill (TX) Police Department is recovering from a gunshot wound to the arm she suffered early Wednesday morning.

Texas Officer Adopts Dog Badly Wounded When Dragged By Vehicle

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Round Rock (TX) Police Department is now the proud owner of a three-year-old bull terrier that had suffered extensive injuries when it fell from the bed of a pickup truck and was dragged along the roadway for up to a mile before breaking free of its tether.

Indiana Department Receives 2 Donated Squads from Generous Residents

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two school resource officers with the Jasper (IA) Police Department are now outfitted with two patrol vehicles that were donated by a group of area residents who raised the money for the purchase and outfitting of the vehicles.

Florida Officer Run Over By Car Seriously Wounded, Suspect Dead

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One suspect is dead, and other is injured, and an officer with the Plant City (FL) Police Department is hospitalized after being run over by a car occupied by the two individuals.

Florida Department’s PAL Cuts Ties with NFL’s Antonio Brown

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Following a profanity-laced incident outside his home—which was streamed live on social media—disgraced NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown is no longer welcome as either a donor or a volunteer at the Hollywood (FL) Police Department's Police Athletic League.

Kansas Agency Sees Record Number of Women in Latest Recruit Class

Posted on January 16, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Wichita (KS) Police Department has a total of 12 female recruits in its latest academy class—the most women ever in a single recruiting round—up from eight women in last year's batch of would-be WPD officers.

Oklahoma Deputy Killed in Vehicle Collision While Responding to Call

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The vehicle occupied by Deputy Jarid Taylor left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a tree. He died at the scene.

Off-Duty Ohio Officer Comes Under Fire During Roadside Dispute

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Warren (OH) Police Department was on his way home from work when he stopped to provide aid to what he thought was a disabled vehicle on the side of the road, but soon came under gunfire.

Colorado Officer Shot Over Weekend Released from Hospital

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department who was struck by gunfire during a traffic stop over the weekend has been released from the hospital even as the search for the man who shot him continues.

Florida Police Shoot Knife-Wielding Man Who Stabbed Officer

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Miami Beach Police Department is recovering and the man who stabbed him was shot and critically wounded by other responding officers following a confrontation over the weekend.

South Carolina Officer Struck by Car Suffers Only Minor Bruises

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Williamston (SC) Police Department was struck by a passing vehicle while investigating a traffic collision in heavy fog. Officer Ronnie Drennon—who has been with the department for seven years—was pinned between his squad car and the vehicle that struck him.

Study: St. Paul Police Department Should Hire 100 More Officers

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A newly released study of the St. Paul (MN) Police Department contends that the agency should hire at least 100 more officers and support staff in order to keep up with increasing call loads, a growing population, and the ever-increasing complexity of conducting criminal investigations.

Woman Files “Red Flag Law” Paperwork Against Colorado Police Officer

Posted on January 15, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A woman has filed a petition and affidavit for an extreme risk protection order (ERPO) against the Colorado State University police officer who fatally shot her son in 2017.

Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca Likely to be Headed to Jail

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the case against former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, opening the door for the disgraced ex-lawman to be remanded to one of the jails he once oversaw.

Man Who Shot Oklahoma Officer in 2018 Sentenced to 105 Years

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The man convicted of shooting an officer with the Tulsa (OK) Police Department during a July 2018 incident in the parking lot of a convenience store has been sentenced to 105 years behind bars.

Man Charged with Assaulting Montana Police Officer

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man who is accused of assaulting an officer with the Bozeman (MT) Police Department over the weekend made his first appearance before the Gallatin County Justice Court on Monday.

Oklahoma Officer Injured as Suspected DUI Driver Slams into Squad

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Oklahoma woman has been booked into a Tulsa jail on suspicion of driving under the influence after the vehicle she was driving slammed into a squad car occupied by an officer with the Tulsa Police Department early Monday morning.

Ohio Officer Unharmed Despite Coming Under Gunfire

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the North College Hill (OH) Police Department was reportedly unharmed when she came under fire from a suspect inside an abandoned home early Monday.

Virginia K-9 to Receive Donated Body Armor from Charitable Group

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A K-9 with the Franklin (VA) Police Department will soon be outfitted with bullet- and stab-resistant body armor, the agency announced on social media on Monday.

DOJ Announces Plan to Track Police Officer Suicides

Posted on January 14, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The United States Department of Justice has announced that it will begin collecting data on police officer suicides, and will provide grants to state and local law enforcement agencies to improve mental health services, train to reduce the stigma of officers seeking help, and create programs to address repeated exposure to stress and trauma.

Video: Officer Struck by Train During Foot Pursuit Miraculously Survives

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Polk County (GA) Police Department pursuing a suspect on foot down a railroad track was struck from behind by a train, but miraculously survived the incident.

Off-Duty California Deputy Struck, Killed by Car While Helping Elderly Woman

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Amber Joy Leist had observed an elderly woman who had fallen in the middle of the road and stopped and existed her vehicle to give assistance when she was stuck by an oncoming car.

Tennessee Officer in Critical Condition After Squad Car Struck by Vehicle

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Memphis (TN) Police Department is in critical condition after another vehicle slammed into their patrol car. 

Colorado Officer Wounded in Gunfight at Traffic Stop

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department is recovering after being shot during a gunfight at a traffic stop over the weekend.

Metro D.C. Officer Struck by Vehicle Seriously Injured

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department was struck by a passing vehicle and severely wounded while directing traffic at the scene if a collision involving a suspected stolen vehicle over the weekend.

Kentucky Officer Credited with Talking Suicidal Woman Down From Bridge

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Harlan (KY) Police Department is being credited with saving the life of a suicidal woman who was perched on a highway overpass and in jeopardy of jumping or falling to her death over the weekend.

Arkansas Judge Refuses to Stay Decision to Reinstate Fired Officer

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Arkansas judge has ruled that he will not stay an earlier decision to reinstate an officer who had been fired following the fatal shooting of Bradley Blackshire during a traffic stop in February of last year.

NYTOA to Present Class on Leadership at SHOT Show

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"This presentation focuses on mastering the basics of leadership," the NYTOA says. "Using real-life lessons and motivational factors, attendees will discover what works and what doesn’t in any environment, with a concentration on leading, sharing, adapting and growing as an individual and organization."

Texas Agency Moves to Load-Bearing Vests to Mitigate Duty Belt Injuries

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Austin (TX) Police Department will soon be outfitted with custom-designed load-bearing vests (LBVs) to secure some of their duty gear that is now carried on their duty belts.

IWCE Announces Conference Agenda, Opens Registration

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

IWCE, an annual event for critical communications technology professionals, has unveiled the full program for its 44th annual conference to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 30 to April 3, 2020.

NYTOA to Present Class on Weapon Retention and Close-Quarter Combat at SHOT Show

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Topics covered will be weapon retention best practices—including retention during ground struggle and against a wall or barrier—and the concepts of angles, control, and distance management during weapon presentation.

Troy Acoustics to Present Class on Shooting Range Noise Mitigation at SHOT Show

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"Whether you have concerns about OSHA noise exposure limits or your local noise ordinance, learn about cost-effective solutions to provide your range personnel a safer and more productive work environment," Troy Acoustics says.

Alien Gear Holsters Announces Rapid Force Duty Holsters for Law Enforcement

Posted on January 13, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Rapid Force Duty Holster was designed with direct input from active and retired law enforcement officers and military veterans, to address "what real users knew was lacking in conventional police holsters," the company says.

Florida Deputy Pinned Between Vehicles, Critically Injured

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A West Palm Beach man is accused of backing a maroon Dodge pickup truck into an undercover deputy and critically injuring him while trying to escape arrest.

Tennessee Trooper Shot, Wounded During Pursuit

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Troopers tried to stop a vehicle heading north from downtown Chattanooga when they began to exchange gunfire.

Gunman Sentenced to Life in Murder of Border Agent Terry

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man convicted of first-degree murder for shooting U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry nine years ago in a case that exposed the federal gun operation known as "Fast and Furious" has been sentenced to life in prison.

Condor to Present Law Enforcement Drone Operations Class at SHOT Show

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Topics for this class include: the latest technology in both drone operations and counter-drone technology, how to manage a drone program, and how to remote-pilot the aircraft while still complying with federal regulations.

North Carolina Officer Returns to Duty 1 Year After Being Shot

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Charles Ainsworth—who was shot multiple times as he was responding to a stolen vehicle call in January of last year—has returned to duty.

Ohio Department Mourns Sudden Death of K-9

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Cleveland Heights (OH) Police Department are mourning the loss of K-9 Rocky, who died suddenly. 

Video: Florida Officer Jumps From Boat Seconds Before Collision

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A marine officer with the Fort Meyers (LF) Police Department Leaped from his patrol boat to the dock just seconds before another vessel crashed into it.

EOTech, Safran Optics 1 to Present Night Vision and Thermal Imaging Class at SHOT Show

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The class covers the basics of night vision technology and how it works, the generations of night vision, components and their importance, as well as the science of thermography and real world applications of thermal imagery in law enforcement.

CBP Air and Marine Operations Intercepts Over 3,600 Pounds of Cocaine

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Air and Marine Operations (AMO) units with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently intercepted a large low-profile go-fast vessel loaded with cocaine.

Veteran Illinois Officer Shot During Active Shooter Incident Retires

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer James Zegar served more than a quarter century in law enforcement.

Police Imposter Among 3 Arrested for Selling PCP in Oklahoma

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One of three people arrested for selling PCP at an apartment complex in Oklahoma City on Wednesday was posing as a police officer at the time of her arrest.

Virginia Department HQ Shuttered Briefly After Release of Unknown Substance

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The headquarters building of the Chilhowie (VA) Police Department was abandoned and shuttered on Thursday when an officer processing evidence following an arrest accidentally allowed the release of an unknown substance into the air.

VirTra to Offer Class on New Training Strategies at SHOT Show

Posted on January 10, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"Public and political expectation of law enforcement officers' performance has drastically increased, yet the training strategies employed and actual field performance have not altered much in the last two decades," VirTra says.

Florida Officer Dies in Motorcycle Crash En Route to Work

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Lakeland Police Department Officer Paul Dunn has passed away from injuries sustained in an on-duty traffic crash early Thursday morning.

Foundation Paying Off Mortgage of Fallen Tennessee Officer

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A foundation named for Stephen Siller—a fallen 9/11 firefighter—has pledged to pay off the mortgage of Officer Spencer Bristol of the Hendersonville (TN) Police Department, who was fatally struck by a vehicle while engaged in a foot pursuit of a suspect in late December.

Americans Celebrate National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Across the country and across social media, American police supporters showed their respect and admiration for police officers on Wednesday as they celebrated National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which occurs every year on January 9.

Gunman Fired Over 50 Rounds During Gunfight with Colorado Officer

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Greeley (CO) Police Department has been cleared of all wrongdoing and will not face charges following an incident in November during which the gunman fired more than 50 rounds at the officer before taking his own life.

New York Village to Dissolve Police Department to Avoid Raising Taxes

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

After debating the move since late last year and putting the matter to a vote, the Village of Deposit (NY) has decided to dissolve its police department.

Coastal Alabama Department Adds New Boat to Marine Fleet

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Mobile (AL) Police Department has added a new asset to its marine unit with the purchase of a new 34-foot police boat dubbed "Guardian."

Louisiana Department Changes Policy, Allowing “Neatly Trimmed” Facial Hair

Posted on January 9, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Slidell (LA) Police Department will now be allowed to port a beard in uniform.

NYPD to Add Hate Crimes to CompStat Reports

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

“The best way to fight hate is to shine a light on it,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a press conference Monday.

NYPD to Add Hate Crimes to CompStat Reports

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

“The best way to fight hate is to shine a light on it,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a press conference Monday.

San Francisco Police Union Worried About New DA’s Bias on OIS Investigations

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Boudin, the child of radicals who were imprisoned for a robbery that led to the deaths of two police officers and a security guard, has pledged to hold police accountable.

San Francisco Police Union Worried About New DA’s Bias on OIS Investigations

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Boudin, the child of radicals who were imprisoned for a robbery that led to the deaths of two police officers and a security guard, has pledged to hold police accountable.

Portland’s New Chief Introduced by Mayor

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Resch said she’s dedicated to working to stem gun violence and traffic-related deaths, speeding up hiring to fill a growing number of officer vacancies, working to hold officers accountable, improving trust in the city and continuing to seek help from outside agencies as Portland braces for large protests in this upcoming election year.

New York Man Attacks Traffic Agents with Pipe, Police Say

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The traffic agents were writing summonses about 9 a.m., when the suspect exited his black Chevy pickup and attacked the agents, police said.

6-Foot-3 Suspect Leads Police On Chase in Tiny Car

Posted on January 8, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Beals is accused of ramming his SmartCar into one officer's squad car, flattening a tire and forcing the officer to terminate the pursuit.

Daniel Defense to Present Class on Concealed Carry of Carbines at SHOT Show

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Discussion covers the different methods for concealing and deploying a carbine from concealment. Topics will include considerations for selecting a specific rifle, methods of concealment and deployment, and ballistics.

ILEETA Panel to Discuss Deadly Force Training at SHOT Show

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"This panel discussion will bring together some of the top trainers in fire-arms/deadly force training to discuss some current issues and the questions, comments, and concerns offered by the attendees. The panel members represent a variety of backgrounds in law enforcement training," ILEETA says.

IALEFI to Offer Presentation on Improving Law Enforcement Firearms Training at SHOT Show

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"Agency training officers have to be up to speed with current trends and the ever-changing landscape in our judicial system. The need for updated, ongoing, and realistic firearms training has never been greater," IALEFI says.

Original S.W.A.T. to Offer Law Enforcement Leadership Class at SHOT Show

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"This interactive discussion highlights the importance of leadership whether you are in top management, middle ranks or the boots on the street," Original S.W.A.T. says.

Trijicon to Present Class on Handgun Reflex Sights at SHOT Show

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"The tactical benefits of reflex sights, more commonly known as 'red dot' sights, on military and law enforcement rifles and shotguns has been well documented  over the past 20 plus years.  Their use on service handguns is the next logical step," Trijicon says. 

Minnesota Officer in “Critical but Stable” Condition Following Shooting

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Waseca Police Department was severely wounded in a gunfight while responding to a suspicious person call on Monday night.

Connecticut SRO Saves Teens from Being Struck by Runaway SUV

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In mid-December a school resource officer with the Bridgeport (CT) Police Department performed a spectacular act of heroism by preventing a driverless SUV from crashing into student that had just been let out of school.

Phoenix Officer Saved by Body Armor in Gunfight, Suspect Dead

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Phoenix Police Department was struck by at least one bullet in a gunfight on Monday night.

North Carolina Agency’s Civilian Active Shooter Training Fills Up in 2 Hours

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Citizens interested in learning about how to respond to an active shooter in their community were given the opportunity to attend a class presented by the Clayton (NC) Police Department, and registrations for the class filled up in two hours.

Texas Chief Tells Officers to Wear Uniforms to Church

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Chief Ed Kraus of the Fort Worth (TX) Police Department has told his officers that in the wake of several recent active shooter attacks on houses of worship officers should attend religious services in full uniform as a deterrent against violence.

Video: Australian Officer Gives Water to Thirsty Kangaroo in Wildfire

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A viral video surfaced on Monday showing an officer with the New South Wales Police Service giving a thirsty kangaroo water by pouring it from a plastic bottle into his cupped hand.

Florida Officer Investigating Report of Corpse Shoots Armed Man

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Hallandale Beach (FL) Police Department were responding to a 911 call of a dead body in a yard when they encountered an armed man, who pointed the gun in their direction.

Meggitt to Offer Class on Optimizing Shooting Range Safety and Efficiency at SHOT Show

Posted on January 7, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The class titled "Staying on Target: How to Outfit Your Shooting Range for Maximum Safety and Efficiency" is scheduled for 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 21 in the Marcello 4504 room in the Sands Convention Center.

South Carolina Officer Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Jackson Ryan Winkeler attempted to make a traffic stop on the property of the Florence Regional Airport when the subject—identified as 37-year-old James Edward Bell—opened fire, striking the officer.

New Jersey Officer Hurt in Melee with Teens at Apartment Complex

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Brick Township (NJ) was injured and eight teens were arrested in a melee at an apartment complex on Friday night.

Florida Sheriff Amends Policy, Allowing Deputies to Drive to Church in Patrol Vehicles

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sheriff Rick Singleton has amended the policy of the Lauderdale County (FL) Sheriff's Office regarding off-duty use of agency vehicles, now allowing deputies to drive to church in their squad cars.

Connecticut Officer Dies Suddenly

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Bridgeport Police Department died suddenly while off duty, the agency said in announcement.

Oklahoma Officer Fatally Strikes Man Crossing Interstate in the Dark

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol fatally struck a man crossing an interstate freeway in the dark after getting petroleum for his empty gas tank.

Atlanta Police Implements “No Pursuit” Policy, Effective Immediately

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Atlanta (GA) Police Department will not be allowed to engage in a vehicle pursuit after Chief Erika Shields sent a letter to her personnel stating that the agency is implementing a "no pursuit" policy effective immediately.

Man Convicted of Murdering Oklahoma Officer Sentenced to Death

Posted on January 6, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The man convicted of murdering Officer Justin Terney of the Tecumseh Police Department during a 2017 traffic stop has been sentenced to death.

Military Law Enforcement Can Now Carry Personal Firearms on Marine Bases

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

About 3,200 qualified law enforcement officers are eligible to arm themselves for their personal protection, but not in the performance of their official duties under the new rule, Captain Joseph Butterfield, a U.S.M.C. spokesman, said on Thursday. They are required to have a concealed carry permit for the firearms.

Police On Guard Against Terror Attacks After U.S. Kills Iranian General

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

U.S. law enforcement officials say the first step is for various Joint Terrorism Task Forces — groupings of local police and the FBI — to check in with their Hezbollah sources and with sources in Iran or sympathetic communities. They will want to know whether any Hezbollah-connected individuals who have been investigated previously may need a second look in light of Soleimani's death.

Police On Guard Against Terror Attacks After U.S. Kills Iranian General

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

U.S. law enforcement officials say the first step is for various Joint Terrorism Task Forces — groupings of local police and the FBI — to check in with their Hezbollah sources and with sources in Iran or sympathetic communities. They will want to know whether any Hezbollah-connected individuals who have been investigated previously may need a second look in light of Soleimani’s death.

College Professor Suggests Abolishing All Police Agencies

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

In an op-ed piece published by the Philadelphia Inquirer, George Ciccariello-Maher—a visiting scholar at the College of William and Mary and the author of "A World Without Police" which has yet to be released—says that police should be replaced by "family, friends, and neighbors."

Mississippi K-9, Handler Suffer Minor Injuries in Crash with Suspected DUI Driver

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Pascagoula (MS) Police Department and his K-9 partner suffered minor injuries on Tuesday night when their patrol vehicle was struck by a suspected DUI driver.

Gunman Yelled “Kill Me” Before Being Fatally Shot by Nebraska Police

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An armed man was fatally shot by officers with the Omaha (NE) Police Department during a domestic call on Tuesday evening.

Arkansas Judge Rules that Officer Fired After OIS be Reinstated

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An Arkansas judge has ordered that an officer who fatally shot a man during a traffic stop be given his job back, but at entry-level pay.

Bond Doubled for Man Accused of Violently Attacking Officer

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Following a review of video of an incident in which a man is seen violently attacking an officer with the Maxton (NC) Police Department, a judge doubled the suspect's bond from $75,000 to $150,000.

Maryland Man Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer, Demanding Bribe

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Maryland man has been arrested on suspicion of impersonating a police officer and initiating a traffic stop last weekend.

Man with History of Violence Against Police Released Without Bail

Posted on January 3, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man who served time for shooting an officer with the Rochester Police Department in 2009 was recently arrested in connection with a sting operation in which officers sought to purchase fentanyl, but is now out of jail without posting bail.

Tennessee Officer Dies on Duty of Natural Causes

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Fairfield Glade (TN) Police Department reports that Officer Jerry Singleton died Tuesday, Dec. 31 while on duty of apparent natural causes.

Report: 128 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Nationwide in 2019

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Overall fatalities decreased 18 percent with firearms-related fatalities the leading cause of officer deaths this year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a nonprofit group that has long tracked officer fatalities.

Virginia Officer Dies of On-Duty Medical Emergency

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer George Moskowitz was on duty when he suffered the medical emergency at the Fairfax City Police headquarters, according to the department.

Tennessee Community Pushes to Name Public Park After Slain Officer

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The parks director in Hendersonville (TN) says that he's had dozens of citizens request that the agency rename the Batey Farm Park after fallen Officer Spencer Bristol, who died tragically on Monday.

Man Who Reportedly Shot Maine Officer Charged with Attempted Murder

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man who reportedly shot and wounded an officer with the Waterville (ME) Police Department in December has been charged with attempted aggravated murder.

Virginia Officer Wounded in Gunfight Following Pursuit, Suspect in Custody

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Martinsville (VA) Police Department was wounded after a vehicle pursuit ended with gunfire at an apartment complex late Wednesday night.

Louisiana Officer Shot at Traffic Stop Expected to be Okay

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Grand Coteau (LA) Police Department was treated for minor injuries after coming under gunfire during a traffic stop on Wednesday night.

Off-Duty California Officer Accidentally Shoots Himself in Leg

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty officer with the Bear Valley (CA) Police Department accidentally shot himself in the leg at a golf course on New Year's Eve.

Report: 228 American Police Officers Died By Suicide in 2019

Posted on January 2, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

For the fourth consecutive year that such data has been collected, more American police officers have been reported to die by suicide than all other line-of-duty deaths combined. According to data released by Blue H.E.L.P.—an organization that tracks police officer suicides while simultaneously seeking to prevent such tragedies from occurring—228 American police officers died by suicide in 2019.

Texas Agency Identifies Deputy Slain at Tuesday Traffic Stop

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

 “Preliminary information indicates the deputy stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe on the northbound side of FM-10 when the driver suddenly exited the vehicle and fired a [semi-automatic rifle] numerous times at the deputy,” says a statement from Sheriff Kevin Lake.

Kentucky Sheriff’s K-9 Killed in Crash

Posted on January 1, 2020 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The collision happened at approximately 2:45 PM on U.S. 150. Police say Deputy Casey McCoy was turning left onto the bypass when his cruiser was hit on the right side by a pickup truck.

2 Washington Officers Shot, Suspect Killed in Gunfight

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

They contacted a male subject in a vehicle in the parking lot and shortly after, a shooting occurred, according to Federal Way police Cmdr. Kurt Schwan.

North Carolina Officer Rescued Woman from Stalled Car on Railroad Tracks Moments Before Train Crash

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

NCCU officials said Officer DeSantis saw a car stopped on the train tracks and conducted a wellness check just before 3 a.m.

Tennessee Officer Struck by Vehicle and Killed During Foot Pursuit on Interstate

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

Officer Spencer Bristol, 31, started pursuing a vehicle over a traffic-related offense in Hendersonville, and the chase went into Goodlettsville. The vehicle hit another car on I-65, and became disabled.

Kansas Officer Resigns After Fabricating McDonald’s “Pig” Coffee Cup

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

Herington Police Chief Brian Hornaday confirmed the unnamed officer made up the story about being given a coffee cup with "F-----g pig" written on it. Hornaday said the officer told him the incident was “meant to be a joke.”

Texas Deputy Shot and Killed at Traffic Stop

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

Panola County Chief Deputy John Depresca said the deputy was shot six times with a semiautomatic rifle while he was conducting a traffic stop on FM 10 at about 2 a.m. Tuesday.

NYPD Union Outraged Over Release of Man who “Sucker Punched” Officer

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

The incident was captured on body-worn video. It shows Steven Haynes, 40, socking the uniformed officer across the face outside a Bank of America in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday, officials said.

Police Duty Deaths Dropped 18% in 2019, NLEOMF Reports

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

The Memorial Fund announced Monday in its 2019 Preliminary End-of-Year Law Enforcement Fatalities Report that 128 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers died in the line of duty over the past year, representing an 18% decrease over the 157 officers who died in the line of duty in 2018.

Portland Chief Named New Philly Commissioner

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

In taking over in Philadelphia, Outlaw would lead the nation’s fourth-largest municipal police department, which has about 6,600 sworn officers and 800 civilian employees. By comparison, the Portland Police Bureau has 877 sworn officers and 300 civilian employees.

DC Officer Shot, Saved by Vest

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

A Washington, DC, police officer was shot and saved by his body armor while serving a search warrant for a gun at a home Sunday. 

Texas Church’s Security Team Stops Active Shooter, 2 Church Members Killed

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

The gunman shot and killed two congregants at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, TX, before he was killed at about 10:50 a.m., White Settlement Police Chief J.P. Bevering said. The gunman died at the scene.

Texas Deputy’s Home and Car in Driveway Firebombed

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

On Monday night (Dec. 23), the sergeant, who has not been publicly identified, awoke to part of his house on fire. An investigation determined a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the front window of the home. No one was injured.

Washington Officer’s Arrest of Teen Followed Policy

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

Two Kirkland, WA, police officers followed department policies and procedures when they roughly arrested a fleeing 14-year-old suspect in a YMCA teen center, according to a final report following an investigation of the arrest.

Washington Officer’s Arrest of Teen Followed Policy

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

Two Kirkland, WA, police officers followed department policies and procedures when they roughly arrested a fleeing 14-year-old suspect in a YMCA teen center, according to a final report following an investigation of the arrest.

Photo Shows NY Sergeant Comforting Dog Hit By Car

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

A photo being shared on social media shows a New York sergeant comforting a frightened dog that had just been hit by a car, even using his coat to provide warmth.

Arkansas Officer Wounded in Shooting Released from Hospital

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

Officer Samantha Hodgson, who was shot and wounded by a reportedly suicidal subject outside an Arkansas apartment complex, has been released from the hospital.

Baltimore Sergeant Wounded in Drug Clinic Shooting to Undergo Surgery

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

Baltimore Police Sgt. Bill Shiflett was scheduled to undergo surgery Friday morning to repair damage sustained in a July shooting at a methadone clinic.

Video: Family Gives Grieving Washington Officer Stuffed Facsimile of K-9

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

After K-9 Lemon died, Cassandra Berg and her family bought a stuffed animal that looks just like the K-9 to give his handler, Officer Josh Madsen.

Ohio Officers Appear in White House Christmas Address

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

Dayton, OH, police officers who were awarded the Medal of Valor for their response to a mass shooting earlier this year were included in the White House Christmas message shared by first lady Melania Trump and the president Wednesday morning.

Baltimore PD to Enact Reforms in 2020, Despite Delays

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

City and police leaders say Baltimore residents should start to see the Police Department’s consent decree reforms on the street for the first time in 2020, but many key initiatives are delayed as well.

2 New Jersey Officers Cleared in Non-fatal Shooting

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

A grand jury has decided to not file criminal charges against three Jersey City, NJ, police officers who shot two men this summer after mistaking Roman candle bursts for gunshots.

President Trump Signs LE Museum Coin Bill

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

President Donald J. Trump has signed the National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act into law. Proceeds from the sale of the commemorative coin will help endow programs and exhibits at the Museum.

Team Wendy Launches New CloudLine Helmet Liner

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

Team Wendy has announced the immediate availability of the CloudLine System, a new drop-in helmet liner designed for exceptional comfort while upholding high safety standards.

Gamber-Johnson Introduces Rugged Lite Keyboard

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

Gamber-Johnson's new Rugged Lite Keyboard is designed to work with a tablet computer and special mounting equipment for a cost-effective solution and the perfect complement for an application that does not require fully rugged devices.

Massachusetts Officers Team Up to Provide Christmas Surprise for Murder Victim’s Toddler

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

Officers from 10 police departments around the state, plus Massachusetts State Police, answered that call, and the departments decided to surprise JJ outside his grandparents’ home.

Critically Wounded Alabama Officer’s Recovery Called “Miraculous”

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

An Ozark, AL, police officer shot nearly two weeks ago has shown signs of "miraculous" improvement, police officials say.

FN Introduces FN 509 Compact MRD Optics-Ready Pistol

Posted on December 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

FN America LLC has announced the release of the smallest addition to the FN 509 family of pistols, the FN 509 Compact MRD, an optics-ready compact pistol featuring the company's patented FN Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System.

Former WV Trooper Acquitted of Federal Charges in Use of Force Case

Posted on December 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A federal judge has acquitted a former West Virginia State Police trooper in a case alleging excessive force.

Houston PD Policy Will Allow Officers to Grow Beards

Posted on December 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two years after loosening up the department's tattoo regulations, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo announced that officers will be allowed to grow beards.

Arkansas Officer Shot, Wounded by Reportedly Suicidal Subject

Posted on December 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A reportedly suicidal man fired a shotgun through a door at responding officers, striking one. The wounded officer was airlifted to a Little Rock hospital, where she was in stable condition Tuesday.

Authorities Release Video of California Officers Fatally Shooting Active Killer in Bar

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

bout 12:20 a.m., several patrons outside the Bottoms Up sports bar flagged down a Long Beach police officer to report a man wearing a Lakers jersey inside who was shooting at people.

Country Star George Strait Raises Money for Texas First Responders

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Country music star George Strait is doing his part to help first responders in San Antonio.

Indiana Agency’s Christmas Tree Honors Fallen Officers

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Inside the lobby of the Clinton County (IN) Sheriff's Department, the Christmas tree looks just like any other, except this one has more than 120 wooden angels, each engraved with the name of a fallen officer.

Indiana Agency’s Christmas Tree Honors Fallen Officers

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Inside the lobby of the Clinton County (IN) Sheriff's Department, the Christmas tree looks just like any other, except this one has more than 120 wooden angels, each engraved with the name of a fallen officer.

Texas Deputy Killed in Crash, Responding to Burglary

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

He was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, officials said. The other deputy involved in the crash was not seriously injured.

School Officer Murdered while Working Security at San Antonio IHOP

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The fight escalated, officials say, and moved outside to the parking lot. Police believe Martinez was assaulted in the frenzy and when the suspects tried to leave, two suspects in a car ran over the officer, pinning him beneath the vehicle. The suspects then fled the scene on foot.

Washington Deputy Killed in Patrol Vehicle Crash

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department identified the deputy as 25-year-old Cooper Dyson. He has served with the department since 2018.

Social Media Scandal Rocks Command of Burlington, VT, PD

Posted on December 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The first casualty was Brandon del Pozo, who resigned as chief after it came out that he was using a fake Twitter account to heckle activists who were critical of the city. Stepping in to take his place was casualty number two, Jan Wright, who was shortly after put on paid administrative leave after it emerged that she had a fake Facebook account

Justice Department Launches Crackdown on Crime in 7 Cities

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The initiative will boost federal law enforcement resources in Albuquerque, N.M.; Baltimore; Cleveland; Detroit; Kansas City, Mo.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Milwaukee — all cities with violent crime levels higher than the national average.

Video: Suspect in Shooting of Florida Captain Killed in SWAT Standoff

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sheriff Grinnell said at one point, the SWAT team was about 7 to 10 yards from Colvin and only the pilot who had spotted the armed suspect in the woods was able to see him.

Houston Officer Killed in Off-Duty Wrong-Way Crash

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

It’s not yet clear what caused Solorio, of Katy, to be driving in the opposite direction. State trooper Sgt. Stephen Woodard said that was still under investigation, adding there were “no intoxication signs at the scene.”

Video: California K-9 Jumps Through Pickup Truck Window to Take Down Suspect

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

he suspect was reportedly uncooperative when the pursuit ended. Corona police shot out the driver's side window of the suspect's pickup truck with rubber pellets and deployed a K-9.

North Carolina Sergeant Wounded in Deadly Shooting at City Sanitation Department

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The shooter reportedly fired at police, and the officer was shot twice. He was reportedly hit in the leg and abdomen. Police returned fire and killed the shooter. 

Indiana Agency’s Policy Mandates Random Inspection of Officers’ Body Camera Footage

Posted on December 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The new requirements call for sergeants to randomly sample at least five videos each month from officers they supervise, and to review at least 15 minutes of footage from each subordinate three or more times per year.

Video: Florida Officer Shot, Suspect at Large

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

A police officer was shot and wounded in Eustis, FL, early Thursday, and authorities continue to search for the suspect, or possible suspects.

United States Navy Police Officer Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

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

A police officer with the United States Navy was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Charles County (MD) in the early morning hours on Wednesday.

Off-Duty Colorado Officer Wounded in Confrontation with Robbery Suspect

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

An off-duty officer with the Denver Police Department was wounded in a gunfight with an armed suspect who had reportedly just robbed a local gas station and convenience store.

Man Denied “Youthful Offender” Status in Murder of Alabama Officer

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

A 20-year-old man has been denied "youthful offender" status in the slaying of Mobile Police Officer Sean Truder earlier this year.

Maryland Officers Replace Family’s Holiday Ornaments Wrecked by Vandals

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

Officers with the Aberdeen (MD) Police Department were not going to let vandals ruin Christmas for a family whose front yard decorations were trashed earlier this month.

Tennessee Officer Fired for Allegedly Working Second Job On Duty

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

An officer with the Chattanooga Police Department has been relived of duty after accusations that he has been working a second job as a psychiatric social worker while on duty.

Washington K-9 and Handler Retiring Together

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

A K-9 and his handler are retiring together from the Kennewick Police Department in the state of Washington.

Man Steals Christmas Packages as He’s Released from Jail

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

A 20-year-old college student booked into a Washington jail for underage drinking was seen on surveillance video attempting to steal packages from beneath the Christmas tree at the department as he left the building.

Border Patrol K-9 Killed Trying to Detain Suspect in Texas

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

Border Patrol K-9 Bulder was shot and killed while trying to detain a suspect in El Paso, TX.

Chicago Police to Expand Detective Divisions

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

The Chicago Police Department announced Tuesday the number of detective areas in the city is expanding from three back to five in order to improve response times, particularly on the West Side.

Wyoming Officer Alleges Pregnancy Cost Her Promotion

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

A police officer in Wyoming has filed a lawsuit claiming she was denied a chance at promotion because her high-risk pregnancy prevented her from taking a physical test on the date it was given.

Michigan Officer Injured in Rollover Crash

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

A trooper with the Michigan State Police was injured in a rollover crash as he was responding to a call for service on Tuesday.

Massachusetts Department Raises $2K for Local Food Bank

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

Officers with the Reading (MA) Police Department raised more than $2,000 for a local food bank this holiday season.

California Department Posts Holiday Tips for Citizens on Social Media

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

The Bakersfield (CA) Police Department wants to keep "the Grinch" at bay this holiday season, and posted some safety tips for the citizens they serve on the agency's Facebook page.

San Diego Police Employee Decorates Cubicle as Life-Size Gingerbread House

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

The San Diego Police Department posted a brief video on its Facebook page showing one of the agency's employees in the communications division who had decorated her cubicle as a life-size gingerbread house.

Florida Agency’s “12 Days of Christmas” Spreads Holiday Cheer

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

The Tallahassee Police Department is hosting a series of events aimed at bringing holiday cheer to the community, especially citizens who otherwise not necessarily have holiday meals and presents on the tree.

Massachusetts Officer Rescues Dog That Fell Through Lake Ice

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

An officer with the Littleton (MA) Police Department rescued a dog that fell through the ice on an area lake on Tuesday morning.

Video: Indiana Officer Engages Children in Snowball Fight

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

An officer with the New Palestine (IN) Police Department was captured on cell phone video taking a few moments of his day to join some boys involved in a vigorous snowball fight.

Phoenix Officer Killed in Off-Duty Motorcycle Crash

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty Phoenix police officer was killed in a motorcycle crash late Monday in Glendale, AZ, police say.

South Carolina Officer Killed in Single-Vehicle Collision

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Marion County (SC) Sheriff's Office was killed in a single vehicle collision while responding to a call for service early Tuesday morning. His patrol vehicle left the roadway and struck a bridge pillar underneath a freeway overpass.

Kentucky Chief Deputy Suffers Fatal Heart Attack On Duty

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A chief deputy with the Knott County (KY) Sheriff's Office suffered a fatal heart attack several hours after responding to assist at the scene of a barricaded subject.

Washington Officer Stabbed in Cheek While Conducting Welfare Check

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Tacoma (WA) Police Department who had responded to a report of a possible death in an apartment was attacked and stabbed in the cheek over the weekend.

Community Rallies to Help Connecticut Department’s Toy Drive

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Clinton Police Department said on social media, "We are in desperate need of toy donations!! With just under a week to go for our collection."

Massachusetts Department Posts Epic Holiday Video to Facebook

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Stow (MA) Police Department posted a video to Facebook last week that has garnered more than 2.6 million views and 25,000 shares.

Arizona Officer Struck by Vehicle, Driver Arrested

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A woman was arrested over the weekend for allegedly being behind the wheel of a vehicle that struck an officer with the Sunrise (AZ) Police Department.

Image of Texas Officer Helping Woman in Wheelchair Draws Praise

Posted on December 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Chris Douglas saw a woman attempting to cross the busy intersection and decided to stop his vehicle in the roadway to block traffic.

Arkansas Police Release Surveillance Video of Assassination of Officer

Posted on December 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office on Friday reluctantly released the preliminary findings from the state’s medical examiner’s officer and a series of five surveillance videos that showed the sequence of events surrounding the killing of Fayetteville Police Officer Stephen Carr as he sat in a patrol vehicle outside the police station earlier this month.

Alabama Police Officer Dies by Suicide

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

An officer with the Mobile (AL) Police Department—29-year-old Justin Carmen—was found dead in his patrol unit with a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Friday morning.

Pennsylvania Officer Found Dead in Squad Car—Natural Causes Suspected

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

An officer with the Ridley Township (PA) Police Department was found dead in his patrol vehicle on Saturday night in Delaware County.

Pennsylvania Officer Found Dead in Squad Car—Natural Causes Suspected

Posted on December 16, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

An officer with the Ridley Township (PA) Police Department was found dead in his patrol vehicle on Saturday night in Delaware County.

Boston Marathon Bomber Appeals Death Sentence

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

The surviving sibling of the two young men who committed the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 is appealing his death sentence, alleging that he did not get a fair trial.

Video: Florida Department Pays for Layaway Christmas Presents

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

The Dade City (FL) Police Department gave a number of residents an early holiday gift when the agency paid off the balance owed for countless gifts on layaway that were in danger of being placed back on the shelves of a local Walmart.

2 California Deputies Refused Service at Starbucks—Company Apologizes

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

After two deputies with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department were denied service at a local Starbucks coffee shop, Sheriff Chad Bianco said on Twitter that "the anti-police culture repeatedly displayed by Starbucks employees must end."

8-Year-Old Boy Donates 165 Toys to Police Department Toy Drive

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

An 8-year-old boy in Kentucky wants to make sure that the annual toy drive conducted by the Ludlow Police Department is successful again this year.

Gunman Open Fire on Volunteer Reserve Officers in DC

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

“Looks like he tried to assassinate a couple of our police officers,” Chief Peter Newsham said.

Mississippi Constable Killed in Head-On Vehicle Collision

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

A Panola County (MS) constable was killed in a head-on crash Thursday afternoon.

Alabama Officer in Critical Condition Following Shooting

Posted on December 13, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

An officer with the Ozark (AL) Police Department is in critical condition and a suspected gunman is dead following an incident on Thursday night that ended in gunfire.

Ohio Officer Injured in Crash with Suspected DUI Driver

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

An officer with the Dayton (OH) Police Department suffered undisclosed injuries when his patrol vehicle was struck by a suspected DUI driver.

Another Missouri Officer Charged with Assaulting Undercover Officer

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

Another police officer has been charged with civil rights violations in the alleged beating of an undercover officer with the St. Louis Police Department during a protest in September 2017.

Massachusetts Officer Working Traffic Detail Struck by Vehicle

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

An officer with the Barnstable (MA) Police Department suffered "what appear to be non-life-threatening leg and facial injuries" when a driver struck the officer who was working a traffic detail.

Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs Reportedly Make “Credible” Threats Against Police

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

Two motorcycle gangs involved in a deadly gunfight at a Texas chain restaurant in 2015 have reportedly made "credible" threats against police officers.

California Officer Accused of “Fondling” Corpse Charged with Felony

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

An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department who allegedly fondled the breasts of a dead woman in an October incident now faces one felony count of having sexual contact with human remains without authority.

Massachusetts Trooper Slashed with Blade at Traffic Stop

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

A Massachusetts State Police trooper is being treated for slash wounds after being attacked with an edged weapon during a traffic stop Thursday.

Slain Houston Sergeant’s Body Armor Did Not Fail, as Previously Suspected

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

Preliminary reports about the murder of Sgt. Christopher Brewster had raised concerns that the fatal rounds had penetrated his soft body armor. It's now believed the fatal shot hit beneath the armor's coverage area.

Florida Deputy Shot, Wounded at Call of Suicidal Subject

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

A deputy with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office was wounded in a gunfight with a suspect during a call of a suicidal subject at a home on Wednesday afternoon.

California Department Finds Response Times Longer than Hoped

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

The San Francisco Police Department had been reporting that response to Priority A calls at five and a half minutes but in a recent report revised that estimate to seven minutes.

Suspect Flees Traffic Stop, Drags One Officer and Strikes Another

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

A trooper with the Indiana State Police and an officer with the Hobart Police Department were injured when a suspect fled a traffic stop, initially dragging the trooper who was halfway inside the suspect vehicle and then grazing the local officer who had set up a roadblock a short distance away.

Illinois Department’s “Helpful” Social Media Post Causes Laughter

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

The Park Forest (IL) Police Department had some fun on social media with a post that sought to lure unsuspecting users of illegal drugs to send the agency information on their dealer's location and contact information.

Mounted Police Make Appearance at PetSmart Retail Store

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

Customers at a pet supply store in a suburb of New Orleans were treated to an unusual sight over the weekend as a horse and his human handler with the Slidell Police Department strolled the aisles and saying hello.

Florida Officer Involved in Gunfight with Armed Robbers Suspended

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

An officer with the Pembroke Pines Police Department who was one of several law enforcement officers involved in a gunfight with suspected armed robbers on a freeway in Mirimar late last week has been placed on administrative leave.

Video: California Officers Talk Man Out of Suicide by Cop

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

The Fontana (CA) Police Department released video this week showing its officers de-escalating a situation in which a man may have been trying to commit suicide-by-cop in late November.

Glock Introduces .22 LR Pistol Based on G19

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

“The way the G44 mirrors the iconic G19 is great and all levels of shooters will benefit from owning and practicing with the G44,” said Retired Marine Gunner Christian Wade.

Ohio Bill Would Mandate Officer Training on Contacts with People with Dementia

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

New recruits would get at least two hours of instruction on how to interact with dementia patients in peace officer training school, under a bipartisan, newly introduced Ohio House bill.

Ohio Bill Would Mandate Officer Training on Contacts with People with Dementia

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

New recruits would get at least two hours of instruction on how to interact with dementia patients in peace officer training school, under a bipartisan, newly introduced Ohio House bill.

2 St. Louis Officers Fired Over Social Media Posts

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

Two of nearly two dozen St. Louis, MO, police officers accused this summer by a watchdog group of posting objectionable Facebook messages have been fired.

2 St. Louis Officers Fired Over Social Media Posts

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

Two of nearly two dozen St. Louis, MO, police officers accused this summer by a watchdog group of posting objectionable Facebook messages have been fired.

Man Gets Life for Killing Michigan Deputy

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

A man was sentenced to serve life in prison Tuesday for the killing Oakland County, MI, Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Overall in 2017.

Video: CHP Officer Helps Woman Communicate at DMV Using ASL

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

The California Highway Patrol officer who responded knew American Sign Language and was able to help sort out the confusion and get the woman what she needed.

Police Kill Barricaded Gunman Who Shot PA Trooper

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

A gunman who barricaded himself inside his house after shooting a Pennsylvania State Police trooper was shot and killed after a 14-hour standoff.

Slain New Jersey Officer Identified, Incident Details Released

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

Det. Joseph Seals was a 39-year-old father of five. After shooting him, two suspects began a shootout with police at a kosher grocery store, killing three civilians inside.

Texas Sergeant Struck, Killed by Fleeing Suspect’s Vehicle

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

Sgt. Kaila Sullivan of the Nassau Bay (TX) Police Department died after being struck during a traffic stop around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. A man wanted on a warrant related to a domestic violence case reportedly hit Sullivan as he drove away.

Pennsylvania State Trooper Shot, Wounded at Welfare Check

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A Pennsylvania state trooper was shot and wounded Tuesday afternoon by the subject of a welfare check and had to be airlifted from the scene.

New Jersey Officer Shot While Respond to Active Shooter Incident

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One police officer has reportedly been shot during a response to an active shooter situation in Jersey City on Tuesday.

College Football Player Charged with Assaulting California Officer

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A football player with the University of California at Berkeley was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of attempted assault on a police officer.

Missouri Department Mourns Loss of K-9

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Eureka (MO) Police Department are mourning the loss of a K-9 recently diagnosed with an aggressive auto-immune disease.

Georgia Officer, 2 Others Hospitalized After Exposure to Paint Fumes

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Athens (GA) Police Department and two construction workers were hospitalized Monday morning after the three individuals suffered exposure to paint fumes inside a large water tank.

Off-Duty Missouri Officer Opens Fire on Intruder in his Home

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty officer with the Kansas City (MO) Police Department reportedly responded to the sound of an intruder in his home and opened fire on the suspect.

Florida Officer Injured While Investigating Burglary Call at Retail Store

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Tampa Police Department was injured while investigating an alarm call at a local auto parts store early Monday morning.

Community Members Hold Candlelight Vigil for Slain Alabama Officer

Posted on December 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Members of the community in Huntsville (AL) gathered on Sunday evening for a candlelight vigil to honor Officer Bill Clardy III, who was killed in the line of duty on Friday.

Sheriff: FL SRO Pawned Sidearm, Brought Pellet Gun to Work

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

King allegedly gave excuses to investigators about why he did not have his service weapon, but later confessed he pawned the gun, as well as a ballistic vest assigned to him by the sheriff's office.

Alabama Officer Murdered During Drug Investigation

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

Officer Billl Clardy of the Huntsville (AL) Police Department has died after being shot during a drug investigation

Alabama Officer Shot, Killed During Drug Investigation

Posted on December 9, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Officer Bill Clardy of the Huntsville (AL) Police Department has died after being shot during a drug investigation

Houston Police Officer Shot and Killed Over the Weekend

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

Sergeant Christopher Brewer of the the Houston Police Department came under fire as he exited his patrol vehicle and was struck multiple times.

Arkansas Officer Murdered in Ambush in Police Station Parking Lot

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

An officer with the Fayetteville (AK) Police Department was shot and killed as he sat in his patrol vehicle outside of the police station on Saturday night.

Dallas Officer Injured When Parked Patrol Car Struck by Passing Vehicle

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

An officer with the Dallas Police Department suffered undisclosed injuries when the patrol vehicle he was sitting in was struck by a passing vehicle.

Video: Utah High School Dance Team Performs Routine Honoring Police

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

Performers with the Syracuse (UT) High School drill team appeared on the school's basketball court during a recent halftime dressed in costumes that resembled police uniforms and presented a dance that they said was in honor of law enforcement.

Tesla on “Autopilot” Slams Into Connecticut Patrol Vehicle Alongside Road

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

A Tesla vehicle—equipped with what many called an "autopilot" function that takes the operation of the vehicle largely out of the hands of the individual behind the wheel—slammed into a patrol vehicle in Norwalk early Saturday morning.

Charitable Foundation Donates New Motorcycle to Pennsylvania Department

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

The York (PA) Police Department has a brand new 2019 Harley-Davidson patrol motorcycle thanks to the generous donation of a local charitable foundation.

Florida Deputies Shot Responding to Deadly Naval Base Attack

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

Law enforcement officials said deputies with the Sheriff’s Office “negated the threat."

Off-Duty Chicago Officer Followed, Fired Upon in Personal Vehicle

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

An off-duty officer with the Chicago Police Department was followed from his police precinct while in his personally owned vehicle and fired upon in an apparent ambush attack.

Legendary Police Trainer Ed Nowicki, Founder of ILEETA, Succumbs to Illness

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

Ed Nowicki—who founded the International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association (ILEETA) in 2003—died this week after a decade-long battle with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT).

California Officer Under Investigation for Allegedly Groping Dead Woman

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

An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department is under investigation for allegedly fondling a dead woman's breasts.

Video: Massachusetts Officer Brushes Snow from Driver’s Rooftop

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

An officer with the Wellesley (MA) Police Department was captured on cell phone video assisting an driver who had several inches of fallen snow on their car rooftop.

4 Dead Following Gunfight with Armed Robbery Suspects in UPS Truck

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

Four people were killed when police with multiple agencies exchanged gunfire with two armed robbery suspects who attempted to make a getaway in a stolen UPS truck on Tuesday.

Video: Man Sets Patrol Vehicle On Fire Outside California Police Station

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

A California man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after surveillance video showed him douse a parked patrol vehicle in an undetermined flammable liquid and set the car alight in flames in the early morning hours of Thursday.

Dallas On Pace for Highest Murder Rate in More Than a Decade

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

The Dallas Police Department—suffering a dearth of homicide detectives—is on pace to record more murders than the city has had in more than a decade.

San Diego Police Department Offering Home Loans as Hiring Incentives

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

The San Diego Police Department wants first-time home-buyers to join the ranks of its sworn officers, and is willing to loan those individuals $50,000 to help them settle in the Southern California city.

Florida Officer Dies After Apparent Medical Event in Patrol Car

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

Officer Ken Foley, 57, was found unresponsive in his patrol vehicle after dispatch was unable to contact him via radio.

Critically Wounded Colorado Officer Was Ambushed

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

A 19-year-old man confessed Tuesday to shooting and critically injuring Fort Lupton, CO, Sgt. Christopher Pelton in an impromptu ambush.

Florida Department Must Clean Up Chemicals from Future Site of Headquarters

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

The Fort Myers (FL) Police Department must complete a few unanticipated steps before construction can begin on its news headquarters building, starting with the cleanup of ground found to be contaminated with toxic chemicals.

New York Officers Shovel Driveway of 99-Year-Old Woman

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

Three officers with the Albany (NY) Police Department came to the aid of a 99-year-old woman who called for help in clearing nearly 18 inches of newly fallen snow from here driveway so she could get out on Monday morning.

Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of Colorado Officer

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

A man accused of dragging an officer with the Colorado State University Police Department pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree in court proceedings on Wednesday and was sentenced to 16 years in jail followed by five years of parole.

Video: Texas Officer Removes Carton from Skunk’s Head, Takes Off Running

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

An officer with the White Oak (TX) Police Department can be seen on dash camera video carefully approaching a skunk that had a food container stuck on its head.

Tennessee Officer Files Discrimination Suit Against Department, City

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

An officer with the Murfreesboro (TN) Police Department is suing his agency, the chief of police, and the city alleging discrimination and harassment.

Suspects Smash Patrol Vehicle Window and Steal Patrol Rifle

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

Two people reportedly smashed the window of a Louisiana State Police patrol vehicle and stole a patrol rifle from within the squad car.

Small Wisconsin Department Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary of Service

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

The Village of Kronenwetter (WI)—which was incorporated in 2002—is now celebrating the 15-year anniversary of its police department, which was founded in 2004.

CentralSquare Introduces Audit Proof

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

The Linn County (OR) Sheriff's Office has implemented CentralSquare Audit Proof, a cloud-hosted solution designed to help law enforcement agencies gain valuable insight into their staff's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) activity.

Attorney General Barr Says Communities that Disrespect Police Could Lose Protection

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

"They have to start showing more than they do – the respect and support that law enforcement deserves," Barr said. "And if communities don't give that support and respect, they might find themselves without the police protection they need."

LAPD Needs More Money to Protect Officers from Communicable Diseases

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

In 2018 and 2019 a number of LAPD officers and city workers reported they'd been exposed to infectious diseases, including typhus, salmonella, and MRSA. Most of the reports were made at the Central Area police station in downtown LA.

Dallas Mayor Challenges Police Chief to Improve City’s Safety

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

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson sent a sternly worded note to the city manager demanding that the city leaders work with Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall to address what he sees as an increase in violent crime there.

Virginia Department Launches Program to Raise Awareness of Autism

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

The Newport News (VA) Police Department has launched a new program aimed at increasing officers' awareness of individuals in the community with autism spectrum disorder and providing those officers with information to help keep people with autism safe.

Off-Duty California Officer Beaten By Mob While Assisting Crime Victim

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

An off-duty officer with the California Highway Patrol was severely beaten by a mob of teens during an altercation at a shopping mall in a suburb of Oakland on the day after Thanksgiving.

Houston Officer Accidentally Shoots Self During Training

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

An officer with the Houston Police Department accidentally shot himself during training on Tuesday morning.

Florida Officer Shoots, Wounds Knife-Wielding Man

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

An officer with the St. Petersburg (FL) Police Department shot and wounded a man armed with a 10-inch knife who had refused repeated commands to drop the weapon.

Florida Officer Falls, Suffers Head Wound During Gunfight with Suspect

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

An officer with the Leesburg (FL) Police Department was injured during a gunfight with a suspect on Tuesday.

North Carolina Officer Suffers Broken Leg at Domestic Call

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

An officer with the Hickory (NC) Police Department suffered a broken leg when he attempted to subdue a man at a domestic dispute on Monday.

Wounded Wisconsin SRO Shoots Student After “Edged Weapon” Attack

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

A 16-year-old Oshkosh (WI) West High School student stabbed a school resource officer before the officer opened fire on the teen Tuesday morning, according to Oshkosh Police Chief Dean Smith.

Colorado Officer Critically Wounded in Gunfight

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

An officer with the Fort Lupton (CO) Police Department was critically wounded in a gunfight with a gunman who was attempting to make contact with an individual at a residence late Monday night.

Veteran-Owned Coffee Company Donates to Oklahoma Department

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

Evan Hafer, the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee Company, said that his company will always "back the blue."

Ohio Officer Struck by Passing Vehicle While Investigating Traffic Collision

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

An officer with the Macedonia (OH) Police Department was injured when he was struck by a passing car while investigating a traffic collision on Saturday night.

California Officers Fatally Shoot Man in Domestic Call

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

Two officers with the Concord (CA) Police Department are on paid administrative leave after fatally shooting a man after an elderly couple called 911 to report that their 60-year-old son was armed with a knife and acting erratically on Sunday morning.

Man Pleads Guilty to Aiding Accused Cop Killer After the Fact

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

A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to capital murder of Biloxi police officer Robert McKeithen.

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Shooting of Wisconsin Police Officer

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

A man accused of shooting an officer with the La Crosse (WI) Police Department has pleaded not guilty to the crime.

Officer Credits “Divine Providence” in Saving Life of Heart Attack Victim

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

An officer with the Henrico (VA) Police Department said that it was "divine providence" that placed him in exactly the right place at exactly the right time to help save the life of a man who suffered a heart attack in the parking lot of a local restaurant.

Mayor Fires Chicago Police Superintendent Weeks Before Retirement

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

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired police Superintendent Eddie Johnson effective immediately Monday for reportedly intentionally misleading her and the public about his conduct when he was found asleep in his running vehicle at a stop sign in October.

Wisconsin SRO Shoots Armed Student, Stops Threat

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

The suspect "would not remove his hands" from his pocket and ignored officers' commands, according to the police chief. Eventually, he said the student removed the handgun from his waistband and pointed it at officers.

LAPD Officer Shot in Arm Expected to be Okay

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

An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department who was struck in the arm by gunfire on Friday evening is expected to be okay.

Michigan Officer Shot Multiple Times Listed in Stable Condition

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

An officer with the Battle Creek (MI) Police Department who was shot multiple times in the early hours of Saturday morning is now listed in stable condition.

California Man Arrested for Assaulting Officer at Domestic Dispute Call

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

An officer with the Riverside (CA) Police Department was reportedly choked nearly to the point of unconsciousness while responding to a domestic disturbance call.

Oklahoma Officer’s Starbucks Cups Delivered with “Pig” Written on Label

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

An officer in Oklahoma who merely wanted to do a nice thing for the people working in the Dispatch officer of his department on Thanksgiving was met with an unpleasant surprise when the coffee he had ordered were delivered with the word "pig" on printed on them.

Georgia Officers’ “Donut Disaster” Social Media Post Goes Viral

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

Officers with the Brookhaven (GA) Police Department were called when a citizen reported that a Krispy Kreme donut delivery truck had mistakenly ejected a number of glazed donuts on the side of the road.

New Hampshire Man Charged with Assaulting Police Officer

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

A man has been charged with assaulting an officer with the Hudson (NH) Police Department on Friday evening.

Massachusetts State Police Briefly Tested Robot Dog

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

The Massachusetts State Police reportedly tested a robot dog produced by Waltham-based Boston Dynamics for three months from August to November.

UK Police Shoot Man on London Bridge Following Alleged Terror Attack

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

A police officer in London shot and killed a man reportedly wearing a fake suicide vest who had reportedly stabbed several people on the London Bridge.

UK Police Shoot Man on London Bridge Following Alleged Terror Attack

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

A police officer in London shot and killed a man reportedly wearing a fake suicide vest who police say stabbed at least two people to death on the London Bridge.

Volunteer Radio Operators Help Washington Police at Lighting Ceremony

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

Officers with the Blaine (WA) Police Department will have special assistance from a group of trained and FCC-licensed radio operators when that small town on the Canadian border hosts its Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the first Saturday of December.

North Carolina Department Posts “Advice” for Criminals on Facebook

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

The Kitty Hawk Police Department posted an image of the front pocket of a pair of denim jeans on its Facebook page accompanied by some "advice" for citizens about their pants.

Man with Warrants Gives Fake Name, Arrested on Warrants for Fake Name

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

A game warden in Texas stopped a pair of men fishing without valid fishing licenses—one of the men didn't have proper identification. The man without the ID knew he had active warrants for his arrest and in an effort to deceive the law enforcement officer gave the warden the name of a friend, who also had warrants for his arrest.

Florida Man Arrested for Challenging Police Officer to Drag Race

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

A Florida man was arrested late last week after allegedly challenging an officer with the Clearwater Police Department to a late-night drag race.

California Sheriff’s Office Releases Thanksgiving Video Staring K-9s

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A video by the Placer County (CA) Sheriff's Office of several of its K-9s dressed in human clothing—with the animals' handlers using hand gestures to anthropomorphize the dogs as human attendees at a Thanksgiving holiday dinner—has gone viral.

Philadelphia Police Distribute Food in “Operation Thanksgiving”

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers with the Philadelphia Police Department have resumed the annual tradition of delivering Thanksgiving meals to families in need in the City of Brotherly Love.

Texas Department Narrows Chief Search to 3 Candidates

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Plano (TX) Police Department has narrowed its search for a Chief to three candidates.

Video: K-9 Helps Take Down Assailant Who Punched Officer in Face

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A resistive subject who punched a police officer in upstate New York learned the hard way that the officer he had just assaulted is also a K-9 handler.

Michigan Trooper Pulls Over Unusual Car, Slips Driver $20 in Appreciation

Posted on November 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

According to the Detroit Free Press, Trooper Bill Strouse saw a vehicle that looked like a giant banana travelling down a rural road and decided to effect a traffic stop—not for a violation, but to express appreciation for the craftsmanship of the car.

Former Parent Company of Revision Military Announces Name Change to Galvion

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

Following the recent announcement of the sale of its protective eyewear business to ASGARD Partners & Co., the remaining Armor, Soldier Power and Electronics, Vehicle Platform Power and Advanced Concept divisions of Revision Military will move forward under the new corporate name Galvion.

Wisconsin Officer Reportedly Dies by Suicide at Police Station

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

Sergeant Joseph Ipavec was a 19-year veteran of the Elm Grove Police Department.

Texas Officer, 2 Others Wounded in Ambush at Disturbance Call

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

Officers responding to a disturbance call came under fire from a gunman with a semi-automatic rifle on Tuesday morning in the town of Laredo.

Arizona Police K-9 Dies of Cancer

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

Officers with the Yuma (AZ) Police Department are mourning the loss of K-9 Bolo, who has succumbed to cancer at seven years old.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Minnesota Agency Over Arrest

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

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged that police officers violated his rights when they arrested him in connection with the fatal shooting of an officer with the Cold Spring (MN) Police Department in 2012.

Maine Trooper Rescues Wounded Owl from Middle of Road

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

A trooper with the Maine State Police is being credited with saving the life of an owl that was found in the middle of a road.

Vanquish Pro Elite Hearing Protection Now Shipping

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

Vanquish Pro Elite muffs feature sub one-millisecond reaction times, Bluetooth capability, active noise cancellation and rechargeable lithium batteries. 

Mutualink Technology On-scene in Active Shooter Training at VA University

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

More than 70 first responders descended on Eagle Bank Arena in Virginia to test what Mutualink calls a first-of-its-kind collaboration system for real-time video sharing, advanced building sensors, and other state-of-the-art technologies, in an effort to help the nation better respond to emergencies.

CentralSquare Expands Interconnected Public Safety Network in Georgia

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

CentralSquare announced that it has accelerated the development of an interconnected 911 dispatch system in Georgia, with more than 30 agencies in the Atlanta area already eligible to leverage access to CentralSquare CAD-to-CAD.

Detroit Sergeant Suspended for Failing to Respond to Fatal Shooting of Officer

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

Police chief James Craig said the sergeant “sat in his scout car a block away while you could hear people screaming ‘officer down’ on the radio.”

Oklahoma Officer Indicted for Murder in Killing of Active Shooter

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

"This would be the first time in American history that a police officer or anybody was charged with the crime of murder for shooting at an active shooter," said Jason Smith, president of the Oklahoma Fraternal Order of Police.

California Officer Wounded by Machete-Wielding Man, Suspect Killed

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

An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department suffered non-life-threatening injuries when a man wielding a machete charged at officers after crashing a carjacked vehicle.

Newly Sworn Officer Proposes to Girlfriend Following Ceremony

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

Immediately following the swearing-in ceremony for a new batch of officers with the Myrtle Beach (SC) Police Department the last officer to take the oath of service and had his badge pinned to his chest turned to his girlfriend, got on one knee, and proposed marriage.

California Officers Revive 18-Year-Old from Near-Fatal Overdose

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

Officers with the Oakland (CA) Police Department leaped into action when two people pulled an 18-year-old man into the police station lobby.

Convicted Cop-Killer Set to be Released on Parole

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

Margaret Mosomillo—widow of NYPD officer Anthony Mosomillo—wasn't even notified of the parole hearing during which parole was granted to Betsy Ramos.

Woman Opens Fire on North Carolina Officer in Drive-By Shooting

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

A woman opened fire on a police officer with the Fayetteville (NC) Police Department as he sat in his patrol vehicle at an intersection.

Twin 5-Year-Olds Dress as Police Officers and Visit Departments

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

Two five-year-old boys from New York have an unusual hobby—they dress up as police officers and visit stations to honor law enforcement officers.

Phoenix Suns Donate $500K to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

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

The Phoenix Suns "Rise Together" Charities on Tuesday donated a half million dollars to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to help the agency in rehabilitation of inmates through caring for abused animals.

Alabama Sheriff Shot and Killed While Responding to Trespassing Call

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

The Lowndes County (AL) Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of Sheriff John "Big John" Williams, Sr. after he was shot and killed while responding to a trespassing and noise complaint call at a convenience store on Saturday night.

Arizona K-9 Shot and Killed by Fleeing Assault Suspect

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

Officers with the El Mirage (AZ) Police Department are mourning the loss of one of their K-9s after he was shot and killed by a suspect on Friday night.

Oregon Supreme Court Places Limits on Police Questions at Traffic Stops

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

The Oregon Supreme Court issued a decision late last week that places restrictions on officers' ability to question occupants of vehicles at traffic stops.

Former California Law Enforcement Officer Arrested for Firearm Trafficking

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

A captain with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department who retired just two months ago now faces 19 charges including conducting firearm sales, providing false statements, and aiding and abbetting the possession of marijuana.

Man Rams Car Into Kansas Officer’s Patrol Car, Officer Opens Fire

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

A Kansas man faces charges of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer with possibility of causing great bodily harm after he rammed his car into a patrol vehicle occupied by an officer with the Lenexa Police Department.

Man Rams Car Into Kansas Officer’s Patrol Car, Officer Opens Fire

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

A Kansas man faces charges of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer with possibility of causing great bodily harm after he rammed his car into a patrol vehicle occupied by an officer from the Lenexa Police Department.

Utah K-9 Killed After Running into Traffic

Posted on November 25, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Deputies with the Davis County Sheriff’s Office are mourning the loss of K-9 Chopper, who got out of the kennel in his handler’s patrol vehicle and ran into traffic, where he was struck by a car and killed.

Florida Officer Rescues Kitten from Patrol Car Engine Compartment

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

A police sergeant with the Stuart (FL) Police Department has adopted a little kitten that had been rescued by an officer after the little feline sought a hiding spot in the engine compartment of a patrol vehicle. 

CentralSquare Releases More ShareBlueSmiles Stories

Posted on November 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

CentralSquare, a leader in public sector technology, has announced the release of three new feature stories as part of ShareBlueSmiles, a national campaign whose mission is to deepen trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

New Lake Assault Boats Patrol Craft to be Featured at International Work Boat Show

Posted on November 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A brand-new patrol craft from Lake Assault Boats will be on display at the International Work Boat Show, booth #3877, Dec. 4–6 in New Orleans, LA.

CALEA Introduces Policy Resource Library to Support Agencies Seeking Accreditation

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

Available through PowerDMS, CALEA's exclusive Policy Resource Library is designed to help public safety agencies create and share dynamic policies to meet their unique challenges.

Philadelphia Officer Grazed, Suspect Critically Wounded in Gunfight

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

An officer with the Philadelphia Police Department was grazed and a suspect left in critical condition after a gunfight at a public transit stop on Thursday afternoon.

Illinois Man Accused of Striking Iowa Officer with Car

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

An Illinois man is being held after reportedly attempting to run down an officer with the Bettendorf (IA) Police Department before leading other officers on a high-speed vehicle pursuit.

Illinois Man Arrested for Pointing BB Gun at Off-Duty Police Officer

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

A man in Rockford (IL) has been arrested for pointing a BB gun at a police officer earlier this week.

California City Council Approves Budget for New Vehicles, Video Systems

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

The Costa Mesa City Council voted 5-0 on Tuesday night to approve $1.125 million this fiscal year to buy five replacement vehicles and upgrade or replace the video systems in the city's police cars.

MMA Fighter Conor McGregor’s Distillery Donates $1M to First Responders

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

One year ago this month, decorated mixed martial artist Conor McGregor launched a new Irish Whiskey company dubbed Proper No. 12. On the occasion of the company's anniversary, the fighter said on social media that the company has donated $1 million to first responder charities.

Texas Students Donate 98 Handmade “Thin Blue Line Flag” Carvings to Department

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

Students attending Waxahachie High School presented 98 handmade wooded "Thin Blue Line" flags to their local police department in a show of honor for the officers who work there and solidarity with the department.

Ohio Officer, Good Samaritan Pull Man from Burning Vehicle

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

An officer with the Canton (OH) Police Department was assisted by a Good Samaritan in pulling a man from a burning vehicle that had crashed into a residence.

Meprolight Releases Mepro FT Bullseye Pistol Sight

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

The Meprolight Mepro FT Bullseye incorporates an aiming point in an illuminated dot and circle bullseye and is day/night and low-light operable with no batteries needed. Three new FT Bullseye sights will be available in December 2019: Glock 42/43, SIG Sauer P365 (not SAS version), and the new FT Bullseye sight for the CZ P10.

Ohio Trooper Struck by Vehicle, Seriously Injured

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hofmann was outside his patrol car wearing a reflective vest while taking measurements on the right side of the berm when a tan Chevrolet Astro van traveling south on U.S. 42 drifted off the right side of the road and struck Hofmann.

1 Detroit Officer Killed, 1 Wounded in Response to Home Invasion Call

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

One officer with the Detroit Police Department was killed and another wounded while responding to a home invasion call on Wednesday night.

Off-Duty Florida Officer Found Dead at Water Park

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Kelly Jo Brubaker, a sergeant with the Orange City (FL) Police Department, was found dead at a Daytona Beach water park on Tuesday evening.

Off-Duty Virginia Police Officer Dies Unexpectedly

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officer Eric Goff of the Danville (VA) Police Department died unexpectedly at his residence on Tuesday evening, the agency announced on social media.

California Agency Must Train Officers in LGBTQ Following Lawsuit

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Every officer with the Palo Alto (CA) Police Department will undergo LGBTQ training after a gay man sued the department and the city alleging that his civil rights were violated during an incident in February 2018.

Florida Officer Rescues Woman Pinned Between Crashed Car and Building

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Coral Gables (FL) Police Department sprang into action when a pedestrian was pinned between a crashed vehicle and a building on Wednesday afternoon.

California Agency Waives College Requirement for Veteran Recruits

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Sacramento Police Department has waived the requirement for a college degree for recruits who are veterans of the United States military.

Amusement Park Delays Entry of Man Wearing “Retired Police Officer” Shirt

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A retired police officer with the Ormond Beach (FL) Police Department was stopped at the gate of the Universal Studios amusement park in Orlando earlier this month because he was wearing a t-shirt that read "Retired Police Officer."

Video: Off-Duty Philly Officer Fired at While Stopping Bar Fight

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty officer was shot at multiple times early Wednesday morning when he intervened to stop a beating outside of a West Philadelphia bar, authorities said.

14 NYPD Officers Injured Rescuing Residents from Bronx Apartment Fire

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

At least 14 NYPD officers were injured while trying to rescue residents during a fire at a Bronx apartment late Tuesday.

Heroic Animals Honored at Washington, DC, Ceremony

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Bucca, a New York Fire Department accelerant detection dog who has aided in the investigations of numerous arsons and dozens of murders, was one of the recipients of a medal of honor for heroic animals.

Chicago Officer Shot in Head by Bank Robbery Suspect

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"The offender fired at the vehicles at which time a Chicago police officer suffered a graze wound to the temple of his head in the exchange," Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. Police later revealed the officer's injury was much more serious than first thought. The bullet actually penetrated and exited his skull and he has a skull fracture and bleeding on the brain.

Chicago Officer Shot in Head by Bank Robbery Suspect

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"The offender fired at the vehicles at which time a Chicago police officer suffered a graze wound to the temple of his head in the exchange," Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. Police later revealed the officer's injury was much more serious than first thought. The bullet actually penetrated and exited his skull and he has a skull fracture and bleeding on the brain.

Georgia Narcotics Investigator Killed in Convenience Store

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hester attempted to leave the store as Investigator Cecil Ridley was coming in. Hester then approached and fatally shot Ridley, authorities say.

Georgia Narcotics Investigator Killed in Convenience Store

Posted on November 20, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Hester attempted to leave the store as Investigator Cecil Ridley was coming in. Hester then approached and fatally shot Ridley, authorities say.

2 Michigan Officers Shot at Apartment

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

The shooting reportedly happened during a dispute between a landlord and a tenant at an apartment building.

Wisconsin Man Charged with Bomb Threat on Police Department

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

A Wisconsin man was arrested Monday morning and charged with threatening to bomb the La Crosse Police Department on Sunday evening.

California Man Arrested for Impersonating Police Officer

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

A California man was arrested for impersonating a police officer after he misrepresented himself in hopes of getting a free haircut late last week.

Indiana Officer Shoots and Wounds 82-Year-Old Armed Suspect

Posted on November 19, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Police officers with the Gary (IN) Police Department shot and wounded a 82-year-old armed subject who failed to comply with commands to drop his firearm on Sunday evening.

California Officer Adopts Dog He Found in Stolen Vehicle

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

An officer with the San Diego Police Department who discovered a dog in the back of a vehicle reported as stolen late last month has adopted the animal as his own.

South Carolina Department Considering Reserve Officer Program

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

The City of Isle of Palms is considering a reserve officer program after an officer who had resigned from the agency for personal reasons expressed an interest in volunteering part-time.

Virginia Police Department Suffers Significant Data Breach

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

As many as 500 employees—both sworn and civilian—of the Fairfax County Police Department may have had their personal information stolen in a substantial security breach detected late last week.

Man with History of Violence Against Police Released Following Arrest

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

Officers with the New York Police Department are unhappy that a man who in 1997 opened fired on police was quickly released after being re-arrested for drug and weapons violations.

Tennessee Deputy Killed in Vehicle Collision

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

Deputy Stephen Reece was behind the wheel of his department vehicle when he collided with another motorist in a van at an intersection.

Texas SRO Dies Following Fight With Cancer

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

An officer with the Pittsburg (TX) Police Department has died following a fight with stage 4 cancer.

Good Samaritans Pull Injured Alabama Officer from Burning Squad Car

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

Four civilians rushed to the aid of an officer with the Sylacauga (AL) Police Department who was trapped inside a burning patrol vehicle late last week.

Former Florida Officer Killed in His Broward County Home

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

A former officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department was found dead in his Sunrise home on Friday, and investigators are offering a reward of $3,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.

California Man Guilty of Filming Officers in HQ Restroom Gets 6 Years

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

A California man who was found guilty of 69 counts of misdemeanor invasion of privacy has been sentenced to six years in jail.

California Deputy Surprised to Find Deer in Back Seat at Traffic Stop

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

The Butte County Sheriff's Office posted on social media an image of one of the agency's deputies with a wild deer in the back of a vehicle at a traffic stop.

Fast Food Restaurant Employee Charged for Tampering with Officer’s Food

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

A woman has been one felony count of tampering with food after it was learned that she had tampered with food being prepared for an officer with the Bakersfield Police Department.

Meprolight Introduces Mepro MX3-T Magnifier Scope

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

The Mepro MX3 T scope from Meprolight is designed to give CQB optics an option to sight at greater distances, quickly and easily.

Comfort Zone Camp Partners With Blue H.E.L.P. to Support Grieving LE Families

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

Comfort Zone Camp will be partnering with Blue H.E.L.P. in June 2020 with a camp for children of law enforcement officers who died by suicide.

Man Gets 40 Years for Shooting at NYPD Officers

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

According to charges, on Oct. 28, 2016, NYPD Lieutenant Melody Robinson and Police Officer Rafi Mashriqi were patrolling the Baisley Park Houses at around 9:30 p.m. when they saw Ethridge outside of the complex. Ethridge rushed into the building, aimed a firearm at the officers and pulled the trigger.

Off-Duty Officers Dropping Off Their Kids were First on Scene at School Shooting

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

The officers ran toward the sound of gunfire, providing life-saving first aid to the victims, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.

Georgia Officers Pay Lunch Debts for School Children

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

Nearly half of the student body Cobb County Schools relies on free or reduced lunches, and some families have racked up some debt.

NYPD Officer Harassed by Dirt Bike Riders in Bronx

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

The reckless stunt, captured on video by one of the dirt bike riders, shows the officer surrounded by at least six dirt bikers at the BP station at Bruckner Boulevard and Edgewater Road on Sunday around 4:15 p.m.

3 Indiana Judges Suspended Over April Drunken Fight that Led to 2 Being Shot at White Castle

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

All three respondents joined in a profane verbal altercation that quickly turned into physical violence and ended in gunfire, and in doing so, gravely undermined public trust in the dignity and decency of Indiana’s judiciary,” the justices ruled.

Washington, DC, Police Close 1990’s Serial Rape Case After Forensic Genealogy Investigation

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

On Wednesday morning, authorities arrested Giles Daniel Warrick, 60. Police attribute 10 attacks in all to the suspect; they have charged him in eight, including first-degree murder and rape.

North Carolina Officer Charged with Traffic Offense After Striking Child in Crosswalk

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

A Statesville, NC. police officer has been charged with failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian after authorities said she struck a 4-year-old child with her patrol car last week. The boy was walking with his mother at the time and is expected to be OK.

Video: North Carolina Deputy Dies in Crash Responding to Call

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

A Northampton County, NC, deputy who had only been on the job for six months died in a crash while responding to a call on Wednesday night, according to Sheriff Jack Smith.

California Police: School Shooter No Longer a Threat to Students

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

A 16-year-old male suspect was taken into custody and is in the hospital in "grave condition" from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after opening fire on students in the quad of the Saugus High School in Santa Clarita on Thursday morning.

Ohio K-9 Retires After 5 Years of Service

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

The Kent (OH) Police Department announced on social media on Tuesday that a beloved K-9 named Iron has retired from duty after five years of service.

Virginia Recruit Sheds Nearly 200 Pounds to Become Police Officer

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

One of the graduates of the 120th Basic Recruit Class for the Richmond (VA) Police Department overcame a personal challenge in addition to the rigors of the training and learning he underwent alongside his classmates. He dropped nearly 200 pounds.

Off-Duty DC Metro Officer Working Security Job Shoots Two Suspects

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

An off-duty officer with the Washington DC Metro Police Department was reportedly working a part-time security job when he encountered a group of individuals, at least one of whom was reportedly armed with a weapon.

Florida Officer Suspended One Day After His Patrol Rifle Was Stolen

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

An officer with the Boynton Beach (FL) Police Department was suspended for one day after an internal investigation revealed that his patrol rifle was stolen from his unlocked patrol vehicle in May.

New York Village Pursuing Plans to Dissolve Police Department

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

The Village of Deposit (NY) is moving forward with plans to dissolve its police department due to budgetary constraints on the small town in Delaware County.

South Carolina Trooper Disciplined For Discharging Sidearm After Vehicle Pursuit

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

A trooper with the South Carolina Highway Patrol has been placed on administrative duty pending an investigation after it was reported that he discharged his service weapon during a vehicle pursuit of man who disregarded a traffic signal.

Tennessee SRO Opens Camp for Special Needs Girls

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

After a school resource officer with the Nashville Metro Police Department learned a girl with special needs at her school was being held out of a camp sponsored in part by the local FOP, she decided to spend her own money and time to create a camp for girls like her.

Bronx Woman Accused of Making 24,000 False 911 Calls

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

Police and firefighters had to respond to each of those calls, taking services away from real victims with real emergencies, said Lt. John D’Amico of the NYPD’s Communications Division.

Widow of Slain Pennsylvania Officer Seeks to Disqualify DA from Appeal Process

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

Maureen Faulkner—the widow of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, who was murdered by Mumia Abu-Jamal during a traffic stop in 1981—says that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's office should be disqualified from overseeing any appeals of that case.

Indiana K-9 Killed While Tracking 2 Suspects Following Vehicle Pursuit

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

A K-9 with the Fishers (IN) Police Department was reportedly killed while tracking two suspects after a vehicle pursuit on Tuesday night.

Arizona Officer Delivers Happy Meal to 5-Year-Old Boy Who Called 911

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

A five-year-old boy in Arizona called 911 with what to a child that age might consider an emergency: he wanted a McDonald's Happy Meal.

Washington Police Shoot Armed, Naked Man at Fast Food Restaurant

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

An officer with the Renton (WA) Police Department shot an armed naked man who had climbed through the drive-through window of a fast food restaurant and threatened employees and customers inside.

Minneapolis Police Helping Homeless Stay Warm

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

A handful of officers with the Minneapolis Police Department are now equipped with warm hats and gloves to give to homeless individuals at serious risk of exposure during the approaching winter months.

Pennsylvania Jury Delivers Guilty Verdict on Man Accused of Killing Officer

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

A jury in Westmoreland County (PA) have determined that Rahmael Holt is guilty on all counts in the murder of Officer Brian Shaw of the New Kensington police Department during an attempted traffic stop in 2017.

California Man Arrested After Exchanging Gunfire with Central Valley Officer

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

A man who exchanged gunfire with an officer with the Lodi (CA) Police Department has been arrested after receiving treatment for multiple gunshot wounds.

Winter Wear 2019

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

Don this winter apparel to stay comfortable and functional no matter how cold it gets on duty.

2 IL Officers Wounded in Workplace Shooting Return to Full Duty

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

Two Aurora, IL, police officers shot in the line of duty during a mass shooting at a manufacturing company's headquarters in February are returning to full duty after spending the past nine months recovering.

Pittsburgh Officer Injured in Vehicle Collision

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

An officer with the Pittsburgh (PA) Police Department was injured on Sunday evening when his patrol vehicle collided with another car.

Video: California Officer Startled by Lizard Leaping from Suspect’s Coat

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

An officer with the Chico (CA) Police Department was searching a man being detained when she suffered a surprise: a lizard leaped from one of the man's pockets.

Rhode Island Wildlife Officer Struck by Man Riding Dirt Bike

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

An officer with the Rhode Island Department of Enviornmental Management was struck by a man riding a dirt bike in the Big River Management Area just east of Nooseneck on Saturday afternoon.

Colorado Officer Shoots Armed Suspect Wanted on Violent Felony Warrants

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

An officer with the Lakewood (CO) Police Department fatally shot an armed man on Monday morning.

Missouri Agency’s Tongue-in-Cheek “Scam Alert” Social Media Post Goes Viral

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

A police department is Missouri is getting a lot of attention for a social media post in which it invited gullible purchasers of illegal narcotics to bring their drugs into the station so it can be properly weighed, thus not falling victim to a "scam" in which tricky drug dealers are selling them short on their drug buy.

Armed California Woman in Tactical Vest Arrested for Impersonating Officer

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

A woman who was stopped by Costa Mesa (CA) Police because her Chevy Impala had an unauthorized light bar and "CA Exempt" license plates was arrested early last week for impersonating a police officer.

2 Restaurant Workers Fired for Refusing Service to Police Officer

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

Two employees—one a manager and one a cashier—of a restaurant in North Carolina have been fired after it was discovered that they refused to serve a police officer with the Roxboro Police Department.

Oklahoma Chief and Detective Charged with Murdering Him Were “Best of Friends,” Mayor Says

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

One witness reported to deputies that he heard a "roaring" noise and a man yelling, "Stop it, Mike." The arrest report says that phrase started out loud "then grew quieter before stopping altogether."

Video: Alabama Deputies Help Disabled Veteran Walking 100 Miles to VA Appointment

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

Gulf War veteran Gerald Baldwin told a Walker County Sheriff’s deputy he was trying to walk 100 miles from Cordova, AL, to Huntsville for a scheduled appointment with the Veterans Administration because his car was out of commission.

Video: Oklahoma Police Chief Killed in Florida, Officer Charged with Homicide

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

Escambia County Sheriff's Office deputies were called around 9:50 p.m. Sunday to the Hilton hotel on Pensacola Beach where they found Chief Miller deceased.

Mexico Authorities Invite FBI to Aid in Investigation of Slaughter

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

The Mexican government on Sunday invited the FBI to send investigators to help in the investigation of the murder of nine U.S. citizens—six children, including 8-month-old twins, and three women—living in a Mormon community about 100 miles south of the border in the state of Sonora.

Photo: California Highway Patrol Officer Carries Runner to Finish Line

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

An officer with the California Highway Patrol came to the aid of a runner who suffered a stress fracture in her leg during a marathon / half-marathon event over the weekend in the forested area of Big Bear in the mountains just east of Los Angeles.

California Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Man at Traffic Stop

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

An officer with the San Jose Police Department fatally shot an armed man at a traffic stop on Saturday afternoon, shutting down a busy freeway in the heart of the Silicon Valley.

Florida Sheriff Defends “In God We Trust” Decals on Patrol Vehicles

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

The Sheriff of the Brevard County Sheriff's Department in Florida took to social media to defend his decision to place "In God We Trust" decals on the patrol vehicles in the agency's fleet as aging vehicles are replaced with new ones.

California Police Shoot Knife-Wielding Man at Domestic Call

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

An officer with the Lemoore (CA) Police Department reportedly came under attack by a man with a knife at a domestic call on Saturday night and the officer's partner subsequently shot the assailant.

California Officer Injured in Vehicle Collision

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

An officer with the Santa Ana Police Department was injured when his patrol vehicle collided with another car in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Illinois Officer, Good Samaritan Pull Driver from Burning Overturned Vehicle

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

An officer with the McHenry Police Department was joined by a Good Samaritan pulled a man from a burning vehicle on Friday night.

Video: Georgia Deputy Receives Medal of Valor for Rescuing Kidnap Victim

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

Burke County Deputy Eric Madison has received the Medal of Valor, the highest honor offered to law enforcement, for acting to rescue a woman who had been kidnapped at gunpoint and tortured by her ex-husband.

Jury Recommends Life Without Parole for Ohio Cop Killer

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

A Jury in Columbus (OH) suggested that Quentin Smith—who was found guilty of shooting and killing two police officers in February 2018—receive a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Off-Duty Chicago Officer Arrested on Suspicion of Assault on Uniformed Officer

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

An off-duty officer with the Chicago Police Department has been arrested on suspicion of assault on a uniformed officer with CPD in the early morning hours on Halloween night.

Texas Officer Shot in Head Showing Signs of Recovery

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

An officer with the Denton (TX) Police Department who was shot in the head and leg last week is getting incrementally better every day, according to Chief Frank Dixon, who spoke with reporters during a fundraise for the wounded officer.

Oregon Agency Investigating How Blue Line Flag Sticker Got on Squad Car

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

An officer with the Portland (OR) Police Department faces possible disciplinary action after someone posted to social media an image of the rear of a squad car, if the person who did it is ever identified.

Every Member of Small Illinois Police Department Resigns

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

Every member of the East Galesburg (IL) Police Department has tendered their resignation—effective later in November—along with the mayor, the city clerk, and a maintenance worker.

British Officer Faces Murder Charge for In-Custody Death Involving ECD

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

An officer with the West Mercia Police Service in England now faces a murder charge in the death of a retired professional soccer player in 2016.

NYPD Detectives Reportedly Mistake Legally-Grown Hemp for Marijuana

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

The New York Police Department posted an image on social media of two officers holding what appear to be giant bags of marijuana along with two tables covered in similar bags.

Former LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Rumored to Become Interim Chicago PD Superintendent

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

Rumors swirling across Chicago say retired Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck is the top contender to be the interim police superintendent as the city conducts a national search for the position.

Dayton Detective Shot During Search Warrant Execution Dies

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

Wounded Dayton (OH) Police Department Detective Jorge DelRio was taken into surgery to donate his organs Thursday morning and died afterward, according to Chief Richard Biehl.

Colorado Police Chief Fatally Struck by Vehicle

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

Chief Michael Knapp was struck by a pickup truck driven by a teenager who had failed to activate his headlights despite darkening conditions. It is believed that Knapp did not see the approaching vehicle and stepped into its path.

Chicago Officer Saves Woman’s Life, Proposes Marriage to Fellow Officer

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

Sergeant Mike Nowacki performed CPR on an unresponsive woman near the finish line of the annual Allstate Hot Chocolate Run. Then he proposed marriage to his girlfriend, Officer Erin Gubala. 

Sentencing Delayed for Man Convicted of Shooting Michigan Officer

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

The man convicted of shooting and wounding an officer with the Saginaw Township Police Department was scheduled to receive his sentence on Wednesday afternoon but that proceeding will take place another day.

Colorado Officers Cleared in Fatal Shooting of Armed Man

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

Following a three-month investigation, District Attorney Jeff Cheney has concluded that an officer with the Rifle (CO) Police Department was justified in the fatal shooting of Allan George in August.

Officers in Chile Doused with Molotov Cocktails Set Ablaze

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

Officers in Chile who for two weeks have been trying to calm an increasingly violent series of protests came under attack with Molotov Cocktails, setting several officers ablaze on Tuesday.

Ohio Officer Suffers Minor Injuries in Vehicle Collison

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

An officer with the Toledo Police Department suffered minor injuries when his patrol vehicle was struck by another car that had spun out of control on Tuesday night.

Texas Voters Overwhelmingly to Allow K-9s to Retire with Handlers

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

Voters in Texas made history on Election Day, showing unprecedented bipartisanship for a change to the Texas Constitution with an estimated 94 percent of voters supporting Proposition 10, an amendment that will allow retiring K-9s to be adopted by their handler.

FLIR Launches the Fido X4 Premium Handheld Explosives Trace Detector

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

FLIR Systems Inc. has announced the launch of the FLIR Fido X4, the newest, most advanced version of its premium handheld explosives trace detector. The Fido X4 is made to deliver extreme sensitivity for a broad range of explosives, so users can easily detect threats at levels other devices cannot.

Dallas PD, Motorola Launch Pilot Program to Increase Community and Officer Safety

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

The Dallas Police Department, Safer Dallas, and Motorola Solutions have announced the launch of a six-month pilot program that will connect cameras at local businesses to the Department's Real-Time Crime Center to facilitate collaboration.

Dallas PD, Motorola Launch Pilot Program to Increase Community and Officer Safety

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

The Dallas Police Department, Safer Dallas, and Motorola Solutions have announced the launch of a six-month pilot program that will connect cameras at local businesses to the Department's Real-Time Crime Center to facilitate collaboration.

Wounded Dayton Detective’s Injuries “Not Survivable,” Organs to be Donated

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

“After a life of dedicated public service, Jorge will continue to give of himself to the greater community by being an organ donor upon his death,” Biehl said in an updated media release Wednesday afternoon.

Texas Law Now Allows K-9 Handlers to Adopt Retiring Police Dogs

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

Voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that allows dogs, horses or other law enforcement animals to be adopted at no cost by their handlers or other “qualified” caretakers.

Chicago Superintendent Expected to Retire This Week

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

Last month Johnson engaged in a war of words with President Donald Trump and chose not to attend as Trump gave an address to the International Association of Chiefs of Police convention in Chicago.

North Carolina Deputy Shot at Hospital, Suspect Killed

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

At the Emergency Department, the inmate tried to get the deputy’s gun and they got into a struggle, Wright and Hawkins said. “Fortunately, the deputy wrestled the subject, and luckily one of Fayetteville PD’s officers was there to help subdue the subject.”

Massachusetts State Police Superintendent Announces Retirement

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

“I leave this job with the satisfaction of knowing that I gave it my heart and soul, under the most trying of circumstances,” Gilpin wrote in her letter.

Video: 7-Year-Old Honorary Officer Succumbs to Cancer, Texas Police Escort Her to Funeral Home

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

Before noon dozens of officers gathered their patrol vehicles to transport the little girl's body to the funeral home. When they arrived they offered her a prayer and a salute.

New Thermo Scientific TruNarc Analyzer Software Expands Capabilities

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

Law enforcement can now identify 34 additional substances and choose from two scan modes with the Thermo Scientific TruNarc handheld narcotics analyzer, thanks to its latest software update.

Oklahoma Officer Convicted of Murder for Shooting Suicidal Man Doused in Lighter Fluid

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

Prosecutors say Sweeney shot Pigeon after another officer fired a bean bag. An affidavit says Pigeon was unarmed and did not pose a threat when he was shot, and two fellow officers also testified that Pigeon posed no threat.

Oklahoma Officer Convicted of Murder for Shooting Suicidal Man Doused in Lighter Fluid

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Prosecutors say Sweeney shot Pigeon after another officer fired a bean bag. An affidavit says Pigeon was unarmed and did not pose a threat when he was shot, and two fellow officers also testified that Pigeon posed no threat.

Oklahoma Officer Convicted of Murder for Shooting Suicidal Man Doused in Lighter Fluid

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

Prosecutors say Sweeney shot Pigeon after another officer fired a bean bag. An affidavit says Pigeon was unarmed and did not pose a threat when he was shot, and two fellow officers also testified that Pigeon posed no threat.

Dayton Detective Critically Wounded During DEA Raid

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

Fellow officers loaded the wounded detective into a police cruiser and drove to Grandview Medical Center. Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl told local media that Detective DelRio is on "advanced life support."

Navajo Police Officer Dies as a Result of On-Duty Medical Event

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

"It is with great sorrow and significant grief that the Navajo Police Department announces the passing of Police Sergeant Lamar Martin," Phillip Francisco, Chief of Police Navajo Police Department, said on Facebook.

New Mexico Officer Dies as a Result of On-Duty Medical Event

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

"It is with great sorrow and significant grief that the Navajo Police Department announces the passing of Police Sergeant Lamar Martin," Phillip Francisco, Chief of Police Navajo Police Department, said on Facebook.

New York Officers Convince Off-Duty Officer Not to Take His Own Life

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

An off-duty NYPD officer reportedly put the barrel of a gun in his mouth during a traffic stop on Long Island and uniformed officers had to convince him to not take his own life.

New York Officers Convince Off-Duty Officer Not to Take His Own Life

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

An off-duty NYPD officer reportedly put the barrel of a gun in his mouth during a traffic stop on Long Island and uniformed officers had to convince him to not take his own life.

Man Indicted for Stabbing New York Police Officer

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

A grand jury has indicted a 28-year-old man for allegedly stabbing an officer with the Rochester (NY) Police Department in October.

Video: Rioters Dump Trash on NYPD Squad Car on Halloween

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

Video surfaced on social media late last week of officers with the New York Police Department attempting to clean trash and debris off a squad car in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn on Halloween.

New York Officer Died From Accidental Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

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

Initial reports that an officer with the Rochester (NY) Police Department died because he crashed his personally owned vehicle into a ravine lacked an important detail: he had accidentally shot himself and was attempting to drive himself to the hospital.

Massachusetts Trooper Wins Lawsuit Over Disputed Report

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

A Trooper with the Massachusetts State Police who refused to rewrite an arrest report about a judge's daughter has been awarded $40,000 and vindicated for his actions in a written letter that declared his report was "consistent with [his] training and experience and reflected reasonable professional judgment."

Canadian Man Facing Charges After Pointing Laser at Police Helicopter

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

An Edmonton man is facing charges after being caught pointing a laser at a helicopter operated by the Edmonton Police Service on Saturday night.

Hollywood Actor Thanks Officer Who Arrested Him for “Changing My Life”

Posted on November 5, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Shia LaBeouf took to the podium at to accept the Breakthrough Screenwriting Award at the Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday night and used the occasion to thank an officer with the Savana (GA) Police Department who arrested him for helping him get his life back on track.

Zistos Introduces Digital Telemetry for the ExplorerSCOPE Cargo Inspection System

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

The new optional WiFi transmitter adapter (WXMT-WIFI) connects to the ExplorerSCOPE and produces wireless, encrypted digital video images that can be transmitted and viewed on a smart display running the Zistos imaging application, or transmitted over a digital network.

Video: Hundreds March in Brooklyn to Protest NYPD Tactics

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

Hundreds of protesters took over the streets of Downtown Brooklyn Friday night, voicing their displeasure with the NYPD and the MTA over a crackdown on people jumping subway turnstiles and refusing to pay their fares.

Video: Hundreds March in Brooklyn to Protest NYPD Tactics

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

Hundreds of protesters took over the streets of Downtown Brooklyn Friday night, voicing their displeasure with the NYPD and the MTA over a crackdown on people jumping subway turnstiles and refusing to pay their fares.

NYPD Commissioner Resigns, Replacement Named

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

New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill resigned Monday after three years as the head of the nation's largest police force.

NYPD Commissioner Resigns, Replacement Named

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

New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill resigned Monday after three years as the head of the nation's largest police force.

NYPD Commissioner Resigns, Replacement Named

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill resigned Monday after three years as the head of the nation’s largest police force.

2 Phoenix Officers Injured During Standoff with Gunman

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

Two officers with the Phoenix Police Department were injured during a standoff with a man who had "pistol whipped" a 69-year-old woman and threatened other residents in a home on Sunday night.

Maryland Elected Official Bans Blue Line Flag from Police Department

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

A local man recently made by hand a wooden representation of the Thin Blue Line Flag and dropped it off at the Montgomery County (MD) Police Department as a gift on National First Responders Day.

Off-Duty New York Officer Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

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

An off-duty officer with the Rochester (NY) Police Department was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Saturday evening as he drove to work.

Off-Duty California Officer Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

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

An off-duty officer with the Ontario (CA) Police Department died in a single-vehicle crash on Saturday in San Bernardino.

North Carolina Officer Shot During Warrant Service Expected to Be OK

Posted on November 4, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

An officer with the Gastonia (NC) Police Department who was shot during a joint operation with the FBI early Friday morning reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to be OK.

Man Convicted of Murder of Michigan Trooper

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

A man was found of first-degree murder, premeditated murder, and homicide of a peace officer by a jury in the Oakland County (MI) Circuit Court on Friday in the death of Oakland County Deputy Eric Overall.

Tennessee Officer Struck by Vehicle at Traffic Stop

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

An officer with the Gallatin (TN) Police Department who was struck by a passing vehicle during a traffic stop on Friday is "awake and alert," the agency said on Facebook.

Tennessee Officer Struck by Vehicle at Traffic Stop

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

An officer with the Gallatin (TN) Police Department who was struck by a passing vehicle during a traffic stop on Friday is "awake and alert," the agency said on Facebook.

Police Leaders Vow to Address Officer Suicide During IACP Session

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

During the annual gathering of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Chicago last week, attending law enforcement leaders met to address the apparent rise in police officer suicide, vowing to address the problem with increased mental health support for officers.

Police Impostor Attempts to Arrest Accused Murder Suspect

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

A man posing as a police officer in North Carolina joined actual police officers in a vehicle pursuit of a car suspected to be inhabited by a possible murder suspect in early October.

Point Blank Vest Saves New York City Police Officer

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

Officer Wintermute was shot in the chest, but was saved by his body armor produced by Point Blank Enterprises.

Point Blank Vest Saves New York City Police Officer

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

Officer Wintermute was shot in the chest, but was saved by his body armor produced by Point Blank Enterprises.

First Tactical Chosen for the UK Police National Tactical Uniform Tender

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

First Tactical has been chosen for the UK Police National Tactical Uniform Tender. They will be supplying tactical shirts and trousers predominantly procured for armed police officers.

First Tactical Chosen for the UK Police National Tactical Uniform Tender

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

First Tactical has been chosen for the UK Police National Tactical Uniform Tender. They will be supplying tactical shirts and trousers predominantly procured for armed police officers.

First Tactical Chosen for the UK Police National Tactical Uniform Tender

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

First Tactical has been chosen for the UK Police National Tactical Uniform Tender. They will be supplying tactical shirts and trousers predominantly procured for armed police officers.

North Carolina Officer Working with FBI Task Force Shot in Charlotte

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

According to the FBI, members of their Safe Streets Task Force were executing a warrant to an ongoing criminal investigation and as they approached the home, they were fired upon. An officer with the Gastonia Police Department was hit.

North Carolina Officer Working with FBI Task Force Shot in Charlotte

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

According to the FBI, members of their Safe Streets Task Force were executing a warrant to an ongoing criminal investigation and as they approached the home, they were fired upon. An officer with the Gastonia Police Department was hit.

North Carolina Agency Implements “Written Consent” Policy, Limiting Search Powers

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

A police advocacy group, the N.C. Police Benevolent Association, opposes the proposed policy, saying it should include a way for officers to bypass the written requirement if it is not safe or practical. The group would continue to oppose the practice, which isn't backed by law, said PBA President John Midgette.

North Carolina Agency Implements “Written Consent” Policy, Limiting Search Powers

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

A police advocacy group, the N.C. Police Benevolent Association, opposes the proposed policy, saying it should include a way for officers to bypass the written requirement if it is not safe or practical. The group would continue to oppose the practice, which isn’t backed by law, said PBA President John Midgette.

North Carolina Agency Implements “Written Consent” Policy, Limiting Search Powers

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

A police advocacy group, the N.C. Police Benevolent Association, opposes the proposed policy, saying it should include a way for officers to bypass the written requirement if it is not safe or practical. The group would continue to oppose the practice, which isn't backed by law, said PBA President John Midgette.

Federal Bill Requires Police Fleets to Install Safety Tech to Protect Officers from Being Struck by Other Drivers

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

Two senators and a state representative from Illinois have introduced a bill that aims to increase awareness of Move Over laws and encourage police fleets to install safety technology to further promote officer safety along the side of the road.

Florida Detectives Hope Amazon Echo Recordings Could Solve Bizarre Murder Case

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

According to a search warrant, Hallandale Beach Police asked a judge to order Amazon to turn over audio recordings from a pair of Amazon Echo Dot devices in the condo Silvia Galva Crespo shared with her husband, Adam Crespo. Detectives indicate in the warrant that they believe the devices might have captured audio of what led up to and what occurred during her death.

Arizona Officer Paralyzed in Shooting Stands for First Time in 14 Years

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

He stood while serving on the honor guard and presenting the American flag during the opening ceremony at the Special Olympics Arizona.

Toledo SWAT Officers Dress as Superheroes, Rappel Down Children’s Hospital to Entertain Kids on Halloween

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

“It’s just great to see the joy on their face! It brings us joy too, but it’s nice to just see them have a day where they can just be themselves and be kids again, and not have to worry about being in the hospital,” said one member of the SWAT team, dressed as “The Wolverine” 

Texas Proposition 10 Would Allow Agencies’ Handlers to Adopt Retired K-9s

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

"As they get older and more and more used to the families that they're around, these dogs, they're like a pet, and they love their handlers and their families," said Skinner, who is also the chairman of the legislative committee for the Sheriffs' Association of Texas. "So why not give them the ability if they're qualified to be a caretaker for their dog?"

Minnesota Department to Implement Officer Wellness Program

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

“We live in a culture where asking for help is frowned upon,” said Capt. Jeff Stilwell of the Rochester Police Dept. “Years of history, if you’re hurting in some way, rub a little dirt on it and move on. We’re realizing that’s leading to a lot of bad outcomes not only for the officers and their families but also the level of service we’re providing to the community.”

Arizona Officer Paralyzed in Shooting Stands for First Time in 14 Years

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

He stood while serving on the honor guard and presenting the American flag during the opening ceremony at the Special Olympics Arizona.

Mossberg to Sell Its Products Factory-Direct to Distributors Worldwide

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

Mossberg announced that the company will begin selling its products factory-direct to international distributors on Nov. 1, 2019.

Thomson Reuters to Provide DOJ with Legal and Investigative Tools

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

Thomson Reuters announced it has been awarded a long-term contract to provide its leading legal research and investigative technology tools to the Department of Justice professionals.

Thomson Reuters to Provide DOJ with Legal and Investigative Tools

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

Thomson Reuters announced it has been awarded a long-term contract to provide its leading legal research and investigative technology tools to the Department of Justice professionals.

Thomson Reuters to Provide DOJ with Legal and Investigative Tools

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

Thomson Reuters announced it has been awarded a long-term contract to provide its leading legal research and investigative technology tools to the Department of Justice professionals.

IACP 2019: BodyWorn by Utility Debuts Active Shooter Response Technology

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

BodyWorn by Utility Inc. has announced the unveiling of Active Shooter Response Technology (ASRT). The company says when it's installed in schools, businesses, stores, and other locations, ASRT provides real-time detection and location reporting of gunshots to reduce response time to active shooter events.

Thomson Reuters to Provide DOJ with Legal and Investigative Tools

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Thomson Reuters announced it has been awarded a long-term contract to provide its leading legal research and investigative technology tools to the Department of Justice professionals.

Arizona Detention Officer Dies Following Attack by Inmate

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

A detention officer with the Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff's Office died Wednesday evening from injuries he suffered when an inmate attacked him.

4 North Carolina Officers Injured When Patrol Vehicles Collide

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

Four officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) Police Department were injured when two patrol vehicles they were in collided late last week.

Xtreme Performance Lab Announces New Mental Training Technology to Aid Law Enforcement and First Responders 

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

Professionally guided trainings are done remotely via XPL's NeuroPod PRO delivery platform and measurable results can be achieved in just two hours per week. XPL services include a comprehensive Performance Capabilities Assessment (like a "combine for the mind"), individualized mental training protocols using the company's proprietary Quantitative Neuro-Physical Conditioning (QNCP), and mental wellness progress measurements. 

Online Fundraiser for Former NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo Collects $170K

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

In the span of just a few months, an online fundraiser for Daniel Pantaleo—who was publicly fired by NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill in August—has raised more than double Pantaleo's annual salary.

Former Montana Officer Charged with Theft of Union Money

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

A former officer with the Helena (MT) Police Department now faces one charge of felony theft after an investigation revealed unauthorized spending from the labor union's bank accounts.

Illinois Officers Help Make Girl’s “Dream Come True”

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

A mom in Illinois posted on social media that an officer with the Loves Park (IL) Police Department made their day when he stopped to take a picture with her daughter and his K-9 partner.

Indiana Department Mourns Loss of Retired K-9

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

Officers with the Warsaw (IN) Police Department are mourning the loss of a K-9 that recently retired from the agency due to illness.

Missouri Police Board Votes to Seek Independent Review of Police Department

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

Less than a week after a jury awarded $19 million to an officer in a discrimination lawsuit alleging that the agency passed him over for promotion because he is homosexual, the St. Louis County Police Board voted unanimously to seek an independent review of the agency.

Arizona Detention Officer Dies Following Attack by Inmate

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

A detention officer with the Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff's Office died Wednesday evening from injuries he suffered when an inmate attacked him.

4 North Carolina Officers Injured When Patrol Vehicles Collide

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

Four officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) Police Department were injured when two patrol vehicles they were in collided late last week.

Online Fundraiser for Former NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo Collects $170K

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

In the span of just a few months, an online fundraiser for Daniel Pantaleo—who was publicly fired by NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill in August—has raised more than double Pantaleo's annual salary.

Fourth Man Arrested for Marijuana Conspiracy That Led to Murder of California Deputy

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

Deputy Ishmael was shot and killed in the early-morning hours of Oct. 23 as he was responding to a 911 call from an individual in Somerset reporting that someone was stealing his marijuana plants.

Fourth Man Arrested for Marijuana Conspiracy That Led to Murder of California Deputy

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in Uncategorized

Deputy Ishmael was shot and killed in the early-morning hours of Oct. 23 as he was responding to a 911 call from an individual in Somerset reporting that someone was stealing his marijuana plants.

Florida Deputy Cannot Legally Own or Buy Firearms Following Arrest

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

At a risk-protection order hearing Tuesday afternoon, Jerald Samuel Alderman’s attorney, Scott Richardson, told Circuit Judge Ted Booras that Alderman agreed to the city’s request that he neither buy nor own guns for the next year.

Canadian Department Mourns Loss of Retired K-9

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

The Calgary Police Service is mourning the death of one of its retired K-9s after the dog passed away on Monday evening.

Canadian Department Mourns Loss of Retired K-9

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

The Calgary Police Service is mourning the death of one of its retired K-9s after the dog passed away on Monday evening.

South Carolina Town Councilman Accused of Harassing, Intimidating Officer

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

A town councilman in Dorchester County (SC) is accused of assaulting and threatening an officer with the St. George Police Department in June.

Colorado Officers Shoot Man Who Refused Commands to Drop Weapon

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

Officers with the Lakewood (CO) Police Department shot and wounded a man who refused commands to drop a weapon he was holding.

North Carolina Officer Struck by Suspect Vehicle Treated and Released

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

An officer with the Fletcher (NC) Police Department who had responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle in a grocery store parking lot on Tuesday evening suffered minor injuries when the driver of that car attempted to flee the area.

Video: Handcuffed Suspect Draws Firearm in Back Seat of Squad Car

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

Investigators with the Toronto Police Department are looking into an incident in which a suspect—handcuffed and seated in the back of a patrol car—was able to draw a firearm.

Female Colorado Officer Welcomes 2 Daughters to Police Ranks

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

A 30-veteran officer with the Aurora (CO) Police Department is welcoming her two daughters to the ranks, making the department one of those in the Rocky Mountain State to have three women from the same family in law enforcement.

Female Colorado Officer Welcomes 2 Daughters to Police Ranks

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

A 30-veteran officer with the Aurora (CO) Police Department is welcoming her two daughters to the ranks, making the department one of those in the Rocky Mountain State to have three women from the same family in law enforcement.

Indiana Department Partners with Minor League Baseball Team for Halloween

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

Officers with the South Bend (IN) Police Department partnered with the South Bend Cubs—the Class-A minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs—for a Halloween event for kids in the area to have a safe place to Trick-or-Treat on Monday night.

IACP 2019: Rigaku Analytical Devices Presents Portfolio of Handheld Raman Analyzers

Posted on October 30, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The Rigaku family of handheld Raman analyzers is designed to provide on-site identification and detection of narcotics for law enforcement.

U.S. Law Enforcement On Alert in Wake of ISIS Leader’s Death

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

With the death of the leader of notorious terror group ISIS in the Middle East, law enforcement and intelligence officials are on alert for possible retaliation from sympathizers or sleeper operatives in the U.S.

U.S. Law Enforcement On Alert in Wake of ISIS Leader’s Death

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

With the death of the leader of notorious terror group ISIS in the Middle East, law enforcement and intelligence officials are on alert for possible retaliation from sympathizers or sleeper operatives in the U.S.

Trump Tells IACP Assembly that Compared to Chicago, Afghanistan is Safe

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

President Donald Trump addressed the full assembly of the International Association of Chiefs of Police on Monday in Chicago, and took the opportunity to slam Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who was conspicuously absent from the event.

DHS Awards Federal Ammunition a Tactical Buckshot Duty Ammunition Contract

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

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently awarded Federal Premium a major ammunition contract, starting delivery in 2019.

Texas Officer Shot at Traffic Stop, in Critical Condition

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

An officer with the Denton (TX) Police Department is listed in critical condition after he was shot at a traffic stop.

Gay Missouri Officer Awarded $19M in Discrimination Lawsuit

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

An officer with the St. Louis County (MO) Police Department has been awarded $19 million in a discrimination lawsuit alleging that the agency passed him over for promotion because he is homosexual.

Gay Missouri Officer Awarded $19M in Discrimination Lawsuit

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

An officer with the St. Louis County (MO) Police Department has been awarded $19 million in a discrimination lawsuit alleging that the agency passed him over for promotion because he is homosexual.

Philadelphia Officer Injured in Crash While Responding to Call

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

An officer with the Philadelphia Police Department was injured when her squad car collided with another vehicle as she was responding to a call of a shooting nearly three miles from where the crash occurred.

Philadelphia Officer Injured in Crash While Responding to Call

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

An officer with the Philadelphia Police Department was injured when her squad car collided with another vehicle as she was responding to a call of a shooting nearly three miles from where the crash occurred.

Bernie Sanders: Respect Police “So You Don’t Get Shot in the Back of the Head”

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

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was asked by an attendee of a political forum on Saturday what he should do when being pulled over by an officer at a traffic stop, and his reply went viral on the Internet.

West Virginia Man Who Made Threats Against Police Denied Bond

Posted on October 29, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

A man who is accused of making terroristic threats against the Beckley (WV) Police Department will remain in jail as he awaits trial, as a judge denied bond in a proceeding on Monday afternoon.

Man Connected to Shooting of Illinois Officer Gets 9 Years

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

A man who was involved in a criminal activity that eventually led to the shooting of an officer with the Carbondale (IL) Police Department has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

Gamber-Johnson Introduces New Premium Motion Attachment Products

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

Gamber-Johnson has introduced the new Mongoose XE and Mongoose XLE premium motion attachment products with various mounting patterns for technology use in public safety and enterprise fleets.

Las Vegas K-9 Stabbed During Standoff Expected to Recover

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A K-9 with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department is expected to recover after being stabbed while taking down a suspect involved in a standoff situation on Saturday.

Las Vegas K-9 Stabbed During Standoff, Expected to Recover

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A K-9 with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department is expected to recover after being stabbed while taking down a suspect involved in a standoff situation on Saturday.

Texas Officer Mistakes Shoots His Own Son, Mistaking Him for Intruder

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

An off-duty officer with the Dallas Police Department was entering his home when he encountered a man he thought to be an intruder. He opened fire without realizing that the man was his own son.

Texas Officer Shoots His Own Son, Mistaking Him for Intruder

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty officer with the Dallas Police Department was entering his home when he encountered a man he thought to be an intruder. He opened fire without realizing that the man was his own son.

Texas Officer Shoots His Own Son, Mistaking Him for Intruder

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An off-duty officer with the Dallas Police Department was entering his home when he encountered a man he thought to be an intruder. He opened fire without realizing that the man was his own son.

NYPD Officer Badly Wounded in Deadly Fight Emerges from Coma

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

An officer with the New York Police Department who was bashed in the head with a metal chair during a deadly fight has emerged from a medically-induced coma.

Canadian Girl Meets Constable Who Saved Her Life

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Two weeks ago, seven-year-old Tiannah Antone-Federici had a heart attack, despite having no known pre-existing medical conditions.

Maryland Officer Gets 6 Months in Jail for Punching Handcuffed Man

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Prince George's County (MD) Police Department has been sentenced to six months behind bars for punching a man who was handcuffed in the back of a squad car.

Officer Sings Happy Birthday to 9-Year-Old Boy at Traffic Stop

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

During a traffic stop, an officer with the Susquehanna Township (PA) Police Department learned that the 9-year-old boy in the back seat was celebrating his birthday.

Florida Officer Carries 73-Year-Old Man From Burning Home

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Pinellas Park (FL) Police Department is being hailed as a hero after he carried a 73-year-old man from his burning home on Friday.

Honeywell Launches Spectra Shield 6472 for Military Helmets

Posted on October 28, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Honeywell has announced the expansion of its high-performance hard armor suite of products with Spectra Shield 6472, specifically designed to meet stringent military protection requirements globally.

Panasonic Introduces Toughbook 55

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

The Panasonic Toughbook 55 is the newest addition to the Toughbook family. This 14-inch semi-rugged laptop features a modular design and up to 40 hours of battery life with its optional second battery.

IACP 2019: Nuance to Demo AI Modernizing Reporting for LE

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

At the IACP conference, Nuance Communications Inc., a leading provider of conversational AI, will demonstrate Dragon Law Enforcement, its speech recognition solution tailored for the public safety sector.

IACP 2019: Nuance to Demo AI Modernizing Reporting for LE

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

At the IACP conference, Nuance Communications Inc., a leading provider of conversational AI, will demonstrate Dragon Law Enforcement, its speech recognition solution tailored for the public safety sector.

IACP 2019: Tait Communications to Release TP9500 and TP9600 Portable Radios

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

Tait Communications is expanding its TP9000 range of tough portable mobile radios with the addition of the TP9500 and TP9600 portables.

Blackhawk Releases New Video Supporting Nation’s Finest

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

Blackhawk, a leader in the law enforcement and military equipment realm for over 20 years, has released a new video on www.blackhawk.com to firmly underscore the company's commitment to the men and women in blue.

Chicago FOP Slams Superintendent for Trump Speech Snub

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

"He is the president of the United States. And, the reality of this is there are plenty of times I've sat listening to speeches that I didn't care for, and I certainly didn't walk out on them," Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham said.

Iowa Department Unveils Fallen Officer Memorial Designed by Student

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

A senior at Dowling Catholic High School chose to help design a memorial for fallen officers at the West Des Moines Police department as his Eagle Scout service project.

Iowa Department Unveils Fallen Officer Memorial Designed by Student

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

A senior at Dowling Catholic High School chose to help design a memorial for fallen officers at the West Des Moines Police department as his Eagle Scout service project.

New York Officer, 2 Good Samaritans Save Man from Burning Home

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

A retired officer with the NYPD was joined by two other individuals in saving a wheelchair-bound man from a burning home in the town of Babylon on Long Island on Wednesday afternoon.

New York Officer, 2 Good Samaritans Save Man from Burning Home

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

A retired officer with the NYPD was joined by two other individuals in saving a wheelchair-bound man from a burning home in the town of Babylon on Long Island on Wednesday afternoon.

Texas Department Warns of THC-Laced Halloween Candy

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

The Edinburg (TX) Police Department has issued a warning to local parents and guardians that they should be on the lookout for THC-laced candy on Halloween.

Texas Department Warns of THC-Laced Halloween Candy

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

The Edinburg (TX) Police Department has issued a warning to local parents and guardians that they should be on the lookout for THC-laced candy on Halloween.

Alabama Department Opens New $18M Headquarters Facility

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

The Opelika (AL) Police Department recently celebrated the opening of a new $18 million headquarters facility that has been under construction for just over a year.

Mississippi Department Giving Away Halloween Costumes to Families

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

The West Point (MS) Police Department has taken "shop with a cop" to another level, purchasing thousands of Halloween costumes with the intent to give them away to families who otherwise could not afford to outfit their kids for the annual tradition of Trick-or-Treating.

Philadelphia Chief Inspector Charged with Sexual Assault on 3 Female Officers

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

The chief inspector with the Philadelphia Police Department was arrested and charged with sexual assault on three female officers with the agency.

Philadelphia Chief Inspector Charged with Sexual Assault on 3 Female Officers

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

The chief inspector with the Philadelphia Police Department was arrested and charged with sexual assault on three female officers with the agency.

Upstate New York Village Considers Dissolving Police Department

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

The town board in Deposit, New York held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss with interested citizens the proposal to dissolve their police department.

Upstate New York Village Considers Dissolving Police Department

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

The town board in Deposit, New York held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss with interested citizens the proposal to dissolve their police department.

Mission First Tactical Introduces Decorated Extreme Duty 5.56 Polymer Mag

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

The new Mission First Tactical LLC Decorated Extreme Duty 5.56 Polymer Magazine designed for the AR-15/M4 platform can now feature standard or personal images.

Webinar on How to Secure Faster Access to Video Evidence

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Genetec and POLICE will be offering a free Webinar Nov. 12 at 11:00 am PST/2:00 pm EST to discuss how to manage and secure faster access to video evidence and improve collaboration across city agencies.

Webinar on How to Secure Faster Access to Video Evidence

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Genetec and POLICE will be offering a free Webinar Nov. 12 at 11:00 am PST/2:00 pm EST to discuss how to manage and secure faster access to video evidence and improve collaboration across city agencies.

Ex-NYPD Officer Fired in Eric Garner’s Death Suing to Get Job Back

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Daniel Pantaleo—the former New York City police officer accused in the 2014 death of Eric Garner—filed a wrongful termination lawsuit Wednesday, seeking reinstatement after he was fired from the department in August.

Ex-NYPD Officer Fired in Eric Garner’s Death Suing to Get Job Back

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Daniel Pantaleo—the former New York City police officer accused in the 2014 death of Eric Garner—filed a wrongful termination lawsuit Wednesday, seeking reinstatement after he was fired from the department in August.

NYPD Officer Saved by Ballistic Vest in Gunfight with Suspect

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the New York Police Department was saved by his ballistic vest when a man reportedly pointed a 9mm pistol at officers early Wednesday morning.

Chicago Police Union Votes “No Confidence” in Commissioner

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 board of directors has given Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson a vote of "no confidence."

San Francisco Police Union Puts $50K Up Against DA Candidate

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The San Francisco Police Officers Association has poured $50,000 into a newly created political action committee opposing candidate Chesa Boudin.

San Francisco Police Union Puts $50K Up Against DA Candidate

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The San Francisco Police Officers Association has poured $50,000 into a newly created political action committee opposing candidate Chesa Boudin.

Alabama Chief Announces Increased Patrols for Halloween

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The chief of the Dothan (AL) Police Department says he will increase the number of officers on patrol on Halloween in an effort to increase the safety of kids out on the streets for Trick-or-Treating.

Officers in Mexico Retire at Elderly Age Because Pensions are So Small

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Officers in Oaxaca, Mexico often retire in their 80s or even 90s because they cannot afford to live off the miniscule pensions the government provides.

Tennessee Department Announces Increased Patrols for Halloween

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

There will be an increase in the number of officers with the Mt. Juliet (TN) on patrol on the final day of October as the agency seeks to ensure the safety of adults and children celebrating Halloween.

Google Maps App Gives Users Locations of Possible “Speed Traps”

Posted on October 24, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Google Maps mobile application for cell phones and other devices notifies users of traffic slow-downs, suggests alternate routes around construction on the roadways, and tells drivers that "there's a speed trap ahead."

Attorney File Appeal of Former Dallas Officer’s Murder Conviction

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Attorneys for Amber Guyger, the former Dallas Police officer convicted of murdering her neighbor in his own apartment, have filed a notice to appeal her conviction.

Chicago Chief to Skip Trump Speech at IACP

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

“The values of the people of Chicago are more important to him than anything that could be discussed at that speech,” Chicago PD spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said shortly after the White House announced Trump’s planned address at the conference.

California Deputy Shot and Killed, Ride-Along Wounded

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A deputy with the El Dorado (CA) County Sheriff's Office was shot and killed early Wednesday in Somerset, about 53 miles east of Sacramento. A ride-along with the deputy was wounded.

California Motor Officer Seriously Injured in Crash

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A motor officer with the California Highway Patrol was seriously injured when he collided with the back of a van travelling in the left lane of a highway on Tuesday morning.

California Motor Officer Seriously Injured in Crash

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

A motor officer with the California Highway Patrol was seriously injured when he collided with the back of a van travelling in the left lane of a highway on Tuesday morning.

Florida Officer Injured in Vehicle Collision

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Pembroke Pines (FL) Police Department was injured when the patrol vehicle he was driving was struck by a car operated by a 78-year-old man.

Kentucky Department Reorganizes Amid Budget Cuts

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Louisville Metro Police Department has announced that it will merge several of its existing divisions in an effort to make the agency "leaner and more focused."

Connecticut Officer, K-9 Injured in Vehicle Collision

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer and a K-9 with the Bridgeport (CT) Police Department when a civilian driver collided with the squad car they were occupying on Sunday night.

Judge: Chicago PD Can Continue Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A United States District Judge has ruled that the Chicago Police Department can continue its lawsuit against Jussie Smollett, who falsely claimed he was the victim of a hate crime earlier this year, sparking a massive investigation by the department.

SRO Resigns After Video Surfaces of Him Shoving 11-Year-Old Girl

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A school resource officer with the Farmington (NM) Police Department has tendered his resignation after video surfaced of him shoving an 11-year-old girl into a wall and then restraining her on the ground.

California Motor Officer Seriously Injured in Crash

Posted on October 23, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

A motor officer with the California Highway Patrol was seriously injured when he collided with the back of a van travelling in the left lane of a highway on Tuesday morning.

Phoenix Police Officer to be Fired Over Controversial Shoplifting Stop

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

The decision comes after cell phone video was released showing an officer sweeping the leg of a handcuffed man, later identified as Dravon Ames.

Phoenix Police Officer to be Fired Over Controversial Shoplifting Stop

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

The decision comes after cell phone video was released showing an officer sweeping the leg of a handcuffed man, later identified as Dravon Ames.

Accused Killer of North Carolina K-9 Officer Pleads Guilty

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

The district attorney accepted the plea because he worried about the possibility that jurors could give Fenner second-degree murder. Under terms of the plea Fenner will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.

FOP Slams Beto O’Rourke Over Plan to Have Officers Confiscate “Assault Rifles”

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

"The only thing more idiotic than Beto O'Rourke suggesting that we should go door-to-door and seize citizens' property, is his current presidential run," said Gamaldi, adding, "I think he's polling at two percent."

NYPD Ordered to Stop Referring to Mentally Ill as “EDPs”

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

The long-established term "EDP" will be abandoned in favor of “mental health calls,” sources said.

Tennessee Officers Help Celebrate Teen’s Birthday Party

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

Several law enforcement agencies from Eastern Tennessee surprised a teen who aspires to be a police officer despite having cerebral palsy by dropping by his birthday party.  

Wisconsin Officer Buys and Installs Car Seats for Kids

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

An officer with the Milwaukee Police Department exercised some "officer discretion" earlier in October when he pulled over a woman for not having proper vehicle registration. During the traffic stop, he observed two children in the back who were not in appropriate child-safety car seats.

Denver Police Fatally Shoot Armed Individual Who Stole Patrol Vehicle

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

Officers with the Denver Police Department fatally shot an individual who stole a patrol vehicle and pointed at a weapon at people.

Virginia Officer Strikes, Kills Pedestrian While Responding to Call

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

An officer with the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department was responding to a call of disorderly subjects when a pedestrian reportedly walked into an intersection against a "don't walk" signal. The pedestrian was struck and fatally injured.  

California Officer Crashes Into Utility Pole, Knocks Out Power to Thousands

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

An officer with the San Jose (CA) Police Department lost control of his patrol vehicle early Friday morning, left the roadway and collided with a utility pole, knocking out electrical power to an estimated 6,200 PG&E customers.

Connecticut Officer Corrals Loose Horse Roaming the Streets

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

An officer with the North Haven (CT) Police Department managed to take into custody a small horse that was roaming the streets of the city not far from Long Island Sound and returned the animal to its owner.

Tennessee Department Opens $1.4M Training Facility

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

Existing officers and potential recruits with the Johnson City (TN) Police Department now have a new facility in which they will receive academy and in-service training following a ribbon-cutting ceremony late last week.

(Video) How Police Leaders Can End De-policing

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sergeant Steve Fish of the Racine (WI) Police Department discusses how police leaders can enable their officers suffering from the Ferguson effect to get back to effective crime fighting.

Montana Deputy Dies When Struck by Patrol Vehicle

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A deputy with the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office died on Saturday night after being struck by his patrol vehicle as it slipped on an icy road surface.

CHP Officer Struck by Suspected DUI Driver

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A 15-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a suspected drunk driver while directing traffic on a state highway on Saturday night.

Canadian Officer Shot During Standoff in Remote Region of Agenta

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was wounded by gunfire during a standoff situation late last week.

Florida City Eyes Two City-Owned Buildings for New Police HQ

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Tallahassee Police Department is going to get a new home as city commissioners have narrowed down the search for a new headquarters to two buildings already owned by the city.

Minnesota Department Announces Launch of Reserve Officer Program

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Sauk Rapids Police Department has announced that it will begin looking for volunteers to join their newly-formed Police Reserve Program.

Off-Duty NYPD Officers Save Man Suffering Cardiac Arrest

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Three off-duty officers with the New York Police Department are being credited with saving the life of a man who had suffered an apparent heart attack late last week.

Oklahoma Officer Helps Mentally Ill Woman Off Billboard Over Freeway

Posted on October 21, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Tulsa Police Department is credited with possibly saving the life of a mentally ill woman who was perched atop a billboard over a downtown freeway during rush-hour traffic late last week.

Chicago Police to Buy 200 Ford Hybrid Patrol SUVs Made in Chicago

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

“The 2020 Ford Police Interceptor is made in Chicago, by Chicagoans and for Chicago police officers,” said Jonathan Lewin, chief of technical services, Chicago Police Department. “This is just another example of Chicago living up to its reputation as the ‘city that works.’”

New York City Council Votes to Close Rikers Island Jail

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

Critics say that the closure of Rikers will put public safety at risk.

Pennsylvania Police Union Loses in Fight Over Tattoos

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

The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police lost in its bid to defend officers who have visible tattoos that some might construe as offensive following an incident in which an officer was seen in a short-sleeve uniform shirt revealing a tattoo some argued was a Nazi symbol.

Pennsylvania Police Union Loses in Fight Over Tattoos

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police lost in its bid to defend officers who have visible tattoos that some might construe as offensive following an incident in which an officer was seen in a short-sleeve uniform shirt revealing a tattoo some argued was a Nazi symbol.

Woman Who Had Tampon Removed in Search Gets $205,000

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

A woman who had a feminine hygiene product removed from her genitals during a search by an officer with the San Antonia Police Department in 2016 has received a $205,000 payout from the city.

USCG Seizes $92 Million Shipment of Cocaine off California Coast

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

The Coast Guard Cutter Alert crew offloaded more than 6,800 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $92 million near San Diego on Wednesday. 

Houston Police Officer, Civilian Injured in Vehicle Collision

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

An officer with the Houston Police Department and an unidentified citizen were injured when their vehicles collided in southwest Houston Thursday morning.

Meprolight to Showcase Line of Innovative Optics at 2019 NASGW

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

Meprolight, a leader in a variety of optic solutions from electro-optics sights, thermal sights and devices, to self-illuminated sights, and innovative pistol sights, will be exhibiting at the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) Expo Oct. 22–25, 2019 in Orlando, FL.

No Jail for Former Officer Who Shot Elderly Woman During Demonstration

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

A former officer with the Punta Gorda Police Department who fatally shot a 73-year-old woman during a demonstration at a citizens police academy in 2016 will not serve time, having accepted a plea deal this week.

Officer Who Pushed Subject Off Roof Docked One Vacation Day

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

An officer with the Kissimmee Police Department who pushed a subject off roof nine feet above a back yard lawn has received his punishment: one less vacation day.

Video: Georgia Officer Shoots Man Lunging at Him with Machete

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

About 40 seconds into the interaction, the man spins around and appears to lunge at the officer with a large blade.

(Video) Benefits of Showing Respect During Police Contacts

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Sgt. Steve Fish of the Racine (WI) Police Department discusses how officers can get more out of a variety of contacts—with offenders, witnesses, or the general public—by simply showing some respect.

(Video) Benefits of Showing Respect During Police Contacts

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

Sgt. Steve Fish of the Racine (WI) Police Department discusses how officers can get more out of a variety of contacts—with offenders, witnesses, or the general public—by simply showing some respect.

California Department Mourns Loss of Officer Who Died of Cancer

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Pleasanton (CA) Police Department is mourning the loss of Officer Kyle Henricksen after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer.

New York Police Officer Dies by Suicide

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the New York Police Department died by suicide Tuesday evening—his death marks the tenth suicide of active and retired NYPD officers this year.

Maryland Police Officer Reported Shot by Suspects Died by Suicide

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Montgomery County (MD) Police Department who was found shot atop a Silver Springs parking garage had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to officials.

Baltimore Officer Gets 5 Years for Drawing Gun on Pedestrian

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Baltimore Police Department has been sentenced to five years for drawing a gun on a pedestrian who threw tea on his personal car.

Baltimore Officer Gets 5 Years for Drawing Gun on Pedestrian

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Baltimore Police Department has been sentenced to five years for drawing a gun on a pedestrian who threw tea on his personal car.

Connecticut Officer’s Rapid Action Prevents Death of Suicidal Subject

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Hartford (CT) Police Department used his quick reflexes to grab a suicidal subject who was about to jump from a freeway overpass.

John Deere Introduces Special Application Vehicles for First Responders

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

John Deere is bringing to market a new line of Special Application Vehicles to suit the needs of federal, state, and local governments, and first responders.

UK Man Who Attempted to Drive Over Officers Sentenced to Life

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A man who reportedly drove a car at civilians and police officers outside Britain's Parliament Building last year has been found guilty and sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 15 years to be served.

Illinois Department Fully Staffed for First Time in 20 Years

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Sterling (IL) Police Department is fully staffed for the first time in two decades.

IWI US Web Store to Carry A*B Arms Brand Products

Posted on October 17, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

American Built Arms Company (A*B Arms brand) a veteran-owned, U.S. manufacturer of parts and accessories for the firearms industry, has added IWI US to its growing OEM Product Program.

New Software Enables Law Enforcement to Follow FBI CJIS Security Policy

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

Cabem Technologies has created a new software product to streamline the process of tracking the FBI's CJIS Security Policy vendor requirements.

New Software Enables Law Enforcement to Follow FBI CJIS Security Policy

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

Cabem Technologies has created a new software product to streamline the process of tracking the FBI's CJIS Security Policy vendor requirements.

Shot PA Officer Used Tourniquet On Leg, Went Back to Dispute

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

An officer shot responding to a domestic dispute call showed "great bravery" in the incident when he put a tourniquet on and went back in the home to help the hostage inside, the county district attorney says.

Code 3 and HAAS Alert Announce Connected Solution to Enhance Officer Safety

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

"HAAS Alert’s collision prevention technology paired with Code 3’s lineup of reliable lighting and safety solutions–including its flagship Matrix system–sends digital alerts that warn drivers of nearby public safety vehicles responding to an emergency," the company says.

Hanes Debuts Active Comfort Tank Compression Shirt

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

Hanes' Active Comfort Tank compression shirt is the latest addition to the brand's Tec ComfortGear collection, which also includes tights, socks, and an arm sleeve.

Vertx Introduces Men’s Delta 2.0 Pant

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

The new Vertx men's Delta 2.0 Pant feature four-way stretch construction and 12 strategically positioned and thoughtfully designed pockets.

California Park Ranger Dies of Heart Attack After Wildfire Patrol

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

An officer with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks suffered a fatal heart attack after a 14-hour shift of patrolling parks and remote areas in the evacuation zone where wildfire had just destroyed more than 20 homes and prompted mandatory evacuations of 100,000 residents.

Report: Detroit Police Oversight Commissioner Abused Authority

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

A report by the City of Detroit Inspector General says that the Board of Police Commissioners in that city abused its authority in hiring and other practices.

Several Louisiana Cadets Injured in Alleged Hazing Incident

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

As many as 10 cadets attending the Louisiana State Police Academy were reportedly injured—including cuts, bruises, a broken nose, and a fractured arm—as part of a punishment at the training academy earlier in October.

Several Louisiana Cadets Injured in Alleged Hazing Incident

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

As many as 12 cadets attending the Louisiana State Police Academy were reportedly injured—including cuts, bruises, a broken nose, and a fractured arm—as part of a punishment at the training academy earlier in October.

University Professor Blames Police Training for Recent Fatal Shootings

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

A criminal justice professor at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth believes that police training is to blame for the death of Atatiana Jefferson, who was shot and killed by former Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean on Saturday.

Police Agencies Begin to Participate in New Social Media Challenge

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

Police and other public safety disciplines are participating in a new social media challenge—one that shows all the things that are jammed into their patrol vehicles.

Seattle Police Training to Become Emergency Medical Technicians

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

A number of officers with the Seattle (WA) Police Department are training to become EMTs so they're prepared to render aid in the event of a large-scale emergency.

Police Training Company Sues Netflix and Mini-Series Director

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

The police training and consulting firm John E. Reid and Associates filed a federal lawsuit against Netflix and director Ava DuVernay claiming defamation in one of the episodes of the four-part series "When They See Us."  

SIG Sauer Ultra-Compact MPX Copperhead Now Available with New Features

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

SIG Sauer Inc. announced its ultra-compact SIG Sauer MPX Copperhead with new features is now available exclusively through the Bill Hicks distribution network.

World’s First 4K 300-Degree Simulator to be Unveiled by VirTra at IACP Conference

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

VirTra, Inc. will debut the first-of-its-kind, Ultra High Definition 300-degree immersive training simulator, which combines five state-of-the-art laser-based 4K projectors, at the 2019 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to be held October 26-29 in Chicago.

Pelican Sponsors Photo Competition to Showcase Images of Heroism

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

Pelican invites photographers to submit photos of either heroism in action, or the faces of heroes, and post on Instagram tagging @pelicanprofessional, #PortraitsofProtection, and #PelicanPhotoContest for a chance to win. Each month, the most moving and visually interesting photos will be selected as winners and featured on Pelican Products’ social media channels. The winning photographers and heroes photographed will each receive their choice of $500 in Pelican gear.

Blackhawk Unveils New Website with Enhanced Features

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

To help better accommodate users in their selection of a new holster, the Blackhawk website features an easy-to-use Holster Selector tool. The new tool allows handgun owners to quickly narrow down the various choices available for their personal firearm by having them answer a series of questions, each intended to select the best holster that fits his or her needs.

Newington (NH) Police Department Transitions to SIG Sauer P320 Pistol

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

The Newington (NH) Police Department has transitioned to the SIG Sauer P320 (9mm) as its official duty pistol. The full-service law enforcement agency is responsible for protecting the citizens of Newington and the Pease International Tradeport, home to SIG Sauer Worldwide Headquarters.

Woman Killed by Fort Worth Officer Picked Up Gun After Hearing Noises in Backyard

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

"It makes sense she would have a gun if she felt threatened or if there was someone in the backyard," Fort Worth Police Chief Kraus said.

14 Officers in Mexico Killed in Ambush Attack

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

Fourteen police officers were killed in an ambush attack in the state of Michoacán, where drug cartels have for years been engaged in violent battle with each other and with Mexican police.

Illinois Officer Injured by Attacker During Attempted Arrest

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

An officer with the Savanna (IL) Police Department was taken to the hospital after a man who was reportedly harboring a fugitive attacked officers attempting to arrest the wanted man.

New York Officer Struck by Vehicle at Traffic Stop

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

An officer with the New York Police Department was struck by a car during a traffic stop in Brooklyn on Saturday.

Tennessee Officer Recovering After Being Struck by Car

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

An officer with the Chattanooga Police Department suffered an injury to the hand when the driver of a vehicle accelerated and struck the officer before crashing into a tree and a utility pole.

Wisconsin Officer Found Justified in Fatal Shooting

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

An officer with the Fox Valley (WI) Police Department who shot and killed a man last month will not face criminal charges.

Ohio Department Marks 50-Year Anniversary of K-9 Unit

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

The Newark (OH) Division of Police recently celebrated the 50-year anniversary of its K-9 Unit.

Wisconsin Police Stumble Upon “Grisly” Scene of Half-Eaten Donuts

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

The Sparta (WI) Police Department had some fun on social media after an discovered a box of half-eaten donuts in a parking lot late one night.

Former Fort Worth Officer Charged with Murder

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

Dean is accused of killing 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson when he fired a shot from outside the home through a window. The body camera Dean was wearing during the incident recorded the officer ordering someone to show their hands. Officials say Dean did not identify himself as a police officer before firing.

Texas Officer Resigns After Fatal Shooting of Woman in Her Home

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

Police Chief Ed Kraus said he intended to fire Officer Aaron Dean, who had been on the force since April 2018, on Monday morning, but Dean resigned first.

Maryland Officer Fatally Shot, Suspects at Large

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

Bomba, a 13-year veteran of the department, had called out on a radio about “disorderly subjects” in the parking garage, county police spokesman Tom Jordan said, and was found wounded by officers who arrived to assist.

Florida Sheriff’s Office Unveils Specially Skinned Patrol Vehicle

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

When the Putnam County (FL) Sheriff's Office made the determination that a replacement vehicle was more financially sound than continuing to maintain one of its aging patrol cars, they enlisted the assistance of students from a local high school to come up with a design for the exterior paint.

Texas Officers Attend Fallen Officer’s Son’s First Football Game

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

Law enforcement officers from Southern Texas—including contingents from the Mission Police Department, the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, and the US Customs and Border Protection—were among a "sea of law enforcement" who attended the first football game to be played by the 13-year-old son of a Mission PD officer killed in the line of duty in June.

British Citizen Honors Fallen Texas Deputy with Personalized Sports Car

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

A man from the United Kingdom is paying tribute to the service of Harris County (TX) Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal with a specially painted sports car.

Illinois State Police to Discontinue Bachelor’s Degree Requirement

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

The Illinois State Police announced this month that the agency would no longer require a four-year degree for applicants.

Texas Officer Fatally Shoots Woman in Her Home

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

An officer with the Fort Worth (TX) Police Department fatally shot a woman in her home after she reportedly failed to comply with commands to show her hands.

Former California Officer Convicted of 14 Counts of Sexual Assault

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

A jury in California found a former California police officer guilty of 14 felony charges he faced for sexually assaulting women while on duty between 2013 and 2015.

California Police Getting Closer to Deploying Marijuana Breathalyzers

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

Police agencies in California are getting closer to acquiring and deploying new technology that can reportedly detect the presence of TCH in the system of drivers suspected of driving under the influence.

Indiana Trooper Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

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

An Indiana State Trooper died Friday night in a single vehicle crash.

Texas Deputy Killed When Passing Car Leaves Roadway, Striking Him

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

A deputy with the Falls County (TX) Sheriff's Department was struck and killed as he assisted a motorist stopped beside a freeway in the central area of the state on Friday afternoon.

(Video) Overcoming Adversity and Preventing Suicide

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

Sgt. Steve Fish of the Racine (WI) Police Department discusses how he overcame adversity in his own life when he found himself in a bad place after he defeated cancer but saw both his parents pass away in a very short time span.

Off-Duty Missouri Officer Killed in Head-On Vehicle Collision

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

An off duty officer with the St. Louis County Police Department was one of two people killed in a had-on vehicle collision Thursday night.

Off-Duty Missouri Officer Killed in Head-On Vehicle Collision

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

An off duty officer with the St. Louis County Police Department was one of two people killed in a had-on vehicle collision Thursday night.

Chicago Officer Struck by Patrol Vehicle During Foot Pursuit

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

An officer with the Chicago Police Department was hospitalized on Thursday afternoon after he was struck by a patrol vehicle as he was engaged in a foot pursuit of a man suspected to be armed.

Chicago Officer Struck by Patrol Vehicle During Foot Pursuit

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

An officer with the Chicago Police Department was hospitalized on Thursday afternoon after he was struck by a patrol vehicle as he was engaged in a foot pursuit of a man suspected to be armed.

Shoplifter Armed with Edged Weapons Attacks Minnesota Officer

Posted on October 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

A woman armed with a screwdriver and a knife reportedly attacked an officer with the St. Paul Police Department on Monday.

Shoplifter Armed with Edged Weapons Attacks Minnesota Officer

Posted on October 11, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE, Uncategorized

A woman armed with a screwdriver and a knife reportedly attacked an officer with the St. Paul Police Department on Monday.

Oregon Grand Jury Clears Officer in Shooting of Knife-Wielding Assailant

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

Oregon Grand Jury Clears Officer in Shooting of Knife-Wielding Assailant

Off-Duty Colorado Deputies Save Life of Wounded Hunter

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

Four off-duty deputies with the El Paso County (CO) Sheriff’s Office were enjoying a day of hunting in rural Colorado when they encountered a fellow outdoorsman who had accidentally injured himself with a knife.

Massachusetts Officer Suffers Wound from Accidental Discharge

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

An officer with the Cambridge (MA) Police Department reportedly suffered a gunshot wound to the leg due to an accidental discharge of their sidearm.

Pennsylvania K-9 Credited with 2 Big Drug Busts in 2 Days

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

A K-9 with the Johnstown (PA) Police Department is being credited with the location and seizure of 60 pounds of marijuana at a traffic stop on Monday, and the subsequent seizure of large amounts of cocaine, MDMA, crystal meth, and fentanyl.

New NC Law Toughens Penalty for Assaulting LEOs

Posted on October 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

"Conner's Law" is named after State Trooper Kevin Conner, who was shot to death almost a year ago during a traffic stop in Columbus County, NC.

Ohio Police Captain Dies After Fight with Cancer

Posted on October 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the North Ridgeville (OH) Police Department has died after a "short fight with cancer" the agency said on social media on Wednesday afternoon.

Number of Canadian Police Officers Falls to 10-Year Low

Posted on October 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The number of police officers in Canada has fallen to a ten-year low, with 68,562 officers nationwide in 2018—463 fewer than a year earlier.

Video: Officer Saves Choking Baby Girl

Posted on October 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A corporal with the Belton (SC) Police Department is credited with saving the life of a four-month-old baby girl on Sunday.

Ohio K-9 Finds Missing 3-Year-Old Child in Just 10 Minutes

Posted on October 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

A K-9 with the Shelby County (OH) Sheriff's Office was able to locate a missing three-year-old boy in just ten minutes of searching on Tuesday.

California Police Department’s Humorous Social Media Post Goes Viral

Posted on October 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

Pleasanton PD posted an image of the state of California on its Facebook page marking in red the areas potentially affected by power outages. The entire state was marked.

Texas Police Car Strikes, Kills Bicyclist While Responding to Call

Posted on October 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

An officer with the Houston Police Department who was responding to a call of a suicidal subject struck and killed a bicyclist on Tuesday night.

Oklahoma Dive Team Pulls 200 Pounds of Trash from Reservoir

Posted on October 10, 2019 by in EMS, FIRE, POLICE

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol dive team recently conducted a two-day training beneath in Tenkiller Ferry Lake, a reservoir in eastern Oklahoma.

California Law Prohibits Facial Recognition on Police Body Cameras

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

The bill from Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, takes effect at the start of 2020 and expires after three years. Ting initially proposed a permanent ban on the technology.

Terror Bomber Gets Attempted Murder Conviction for Shooting at Officers

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

When officers arrived around 10:30 a.m., Rahimi pulled a 9mm pistol and opened fire — hitting one of the Linden officers in the torso and in his ballistic vest, according to authorities.

Terror Bomber Gets Attempted Murder Conviction for Shooting at Officers

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

When officers arrived around 10:30 a.m., Rahimi pulled a 9mm pistol and opened fire — hitting one of the Linden officers in the torso and in his ballistic vest, according to authorities.