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Researchers are investigating the full spectrum of injuries that officers sustain while interacting, arresting, detaining, or pursuing suspects
How one organization is helping cops with an often occurring – but seldom discussed – legal and financial nightmare
Injured officers performed bravely and heroically, and those actions need to be honored and remembered
The city of Bellevue has asserted that it would be unfair to extend medical assistance for Officer Kevin Bereta, who was severely injured while riding a motorcycle on duty
The officers suffered intense symptoms after coming into contact with documentation brought to the police station; the suspect has been arrested
“Well over 5,000 cops were attacked and injured last year – that’s not only a record, it’s a full-blown epidemic,” Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Hendry stated
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K-9 Rex did not bite or injure the suspect during the incident; the suspect was eventually arrested
Cpl. Carlos Brito was released Tuesday, just in time for the holidays; Brito and Deputy Manuel “Manny” Santos were both severely injured by a suspect who intentionally drove into them
“SPO Tran was a highly-respected police officer and member of the Des Moines Department family, and will forever be remembered for his selfless service to the community”
“I’m extremely thankful for the other first responders on scene that terrible night,” Officer Elizabeth Minter said, crediting them with her life
Trooper Dean Atkinson, 29, was critically wounded when Brandon O’Neel, 38, shot five times through his cruiser window
Sgt. Patrick Kepp will not be able to return to the department as an active-duty officer
When the officers announced their arrival, they immediately came under fire
The suspect led police on a pursuit, hitting four vehicles and injuring one driver before biting the officer who was putting him in a holding cell
Ray Allen Shetler accused the officers of seeking “retribution” for his fatal shooting of Officer Lloyd Reed Jr. and his acquittal in that case
Patrolman James M. Sides is survived by his wife and two children
“Just this week alone, I’ve had a patrol car damaged, I’ve had two officers, deputies, that were trying to be run over by smuggler drivers. This is every day down here,” Sheriff Mark Dannels said
When the suspect attacked the officer, the officer’s firearm had been dislodged from its holster, leading to a struggle between the officer and the suspect over the handgun
“I think the way my wheels were placed, the way I parked and the way I’m trained at the department, that was a critical part of me making it,” Sgt. Ron Malone said
The trooper was dragged about a half mile hanging out the suspect’s car window; the suspect reached speeds near 100 mph before the trooper was able to get free
Deputy Bryan Hicks has regained the ability to drive and workout at the gym, significant strides towards independence
Jordan Steinke was found guilty of reckless endangerment and assault for the Sept. 16, 2022, crash
“Another case of someone who should have been in jail”; police chief angered after sixth officer shot within two weeks
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After the suspect allegedly stabbed K-9 Ringo three times, the suspect was shot at least once by an officer but still refused to surrender
The Wichita officer was off his motorcycle and talking with the driver when the suspect “decided to gun the accelerator and run the officer over”
The shooter also died in the incident inside the Chesapeake store busy with Thanksgiving shoppers
Chesapeake police believe “less than 10" people have died, after officers sent rescue and tactical teams inside to render aid
Decatur Police Chief Shane Brandel said the department’s street crimes unit had seized more than 60 illegally owned firearms since May