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“It’s a sense of accomplishment to know that I put my mind to something, and I set out those goals and I obtained those goals,” Wendy Massey said
Current sheriff’s office policy dictates that off-duty deputies are allowed to carry a gun as long as their blood alcohol content is below .08
Salvador Sanchez was holding his young son at a Costco when he was knocked to the ground from behind; Sanchez opened fire seconds later, fatally wounding the man
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“So the term ‘off-duty’ is almost a myth,” Sheriff Danny Rogers said. “We are never off-duty and we never know when we have to intervene.”
Deputy Cory Patterson, who witnessed a man drive into a fence, broke into the man’s locked car and began administering lifesaving care immediately
“[The officer] was a loving husband, father, son and brother with 22 years of service to the department,” said Greensboro Police Department Chief John Thompson
The contract makes changes to paid detail, medical leave and officer discipline policies
“Little did [the suspect] know that he had a deputy who wasn’t gonna go down so easily,” Chief Neil Noakes said
Officer Darrell Cunningham Shamily and his passenger were killed in the crash, and a sheriff’s deputy sitting in the backseat was injured
The trooper was driving with his family when the suspect displayed a firearm; the trooper then reported the incident to Florida Highway Patrol
Tom Nitti became a trooper in 2015 after earning a Purple Heart for his military service in Afghanistan
The officer sustained minor injuries, according to the sheriff’s office
State law allows cannabis use during off-hours for every profession, but Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop believes that there should be an exception for cops
The man drew a gun and pointed it at the off-duty officer; a second off-duty officer helped the first officer unload the weapon and hold the man until backup arrived
“A tired officer is an officer who’s not at peak performance and our jobs are extremely serious,” Miami Police Chief Manuel Morales said
“This off-duty cop was attacked while trying to make an arrest, and the charges reflect the seriousness of the assault against him,” the DA said
The deputies were at Lake Michigan when they noticed two juveniles drowning; the deputies swam about 60 yards to get the kids, battling 4 foot waves along the way
“The best way we can honor [Jordan] is not to let her death be in vain. And to remember that domestic violence crosses all professions,” Sheriff Amason said
A man jumped out of a minivan and smashed the officer’s back window with his fist; the two suspects then attempted to take the officer’s service weapon
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