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10 must-see Police1 Instagram posts of officers in action in 2020

From dramatic rescues to socially distanced graduations, here are some of the most popular photos this year featured on the Police1 Instagram page


By Suzie Ziegler

Police1 readers had another busy and eventful year. They took selfies with K-9s, honored fallen heroes, graduated during a pandemic and even did some stargazing. Luckily, they took a moment to capture all the highs and lows.

Got a great police photo to share? Submit a pic – it could be selected as our Photo of the Week and featured on our Instagram page. Be sure to include your name, department information and some background information on the photo.

1. Patriot on patrol

To honor veterans and the country, the East Troy (Wis.) Police Department wrapped its squad cars in a patriotic theme. The words “We Support Our Troops” adorn each side of the wrap. (Photo/Chief Don Jensen Sr.)

2. Socially distanced police academy graduation

On October 30, the California Highway Patrol swore in 77 new officers during a socially distanced graduation ceremony at the CHP academy in Sacramento. (Photo/California Highway Patrol)

3. Remembering Officer Mario Herrera

A Lincoln police cruiser is decorated in honor of Officer Mario Herrera during a night of remembrance for the fallen officer. Herrera died September 7, two weeks after he was shot in the line of duty. (Photo/Nathaniel Grimm)

4. Lending support to two LA deputies shot in ambush

Hundreds of law enforcement officers in Utah and Nevada signed a pair of thin blue line flags for two Los Angeles deputies who were ambushed while sitting in their patrol vehicle. The flags were delivered to the officers in person. (Photo/Photo/Blue Line Unites Everyone)

5. Barricaded baby rescue

SWAT officers in Columbus, Ohio, safely retrieve a five-month-old baby from what became a barricade situation after a suspect fled the scene of a domestic violence call. (Photo/Sgt. Redding)

6. K-9 Wonder

Happy Halloween! K-9 Nicha as Wonder Woman is ready for trick-or-treating. (Photo/Sgt. Stephen Detz)

7. Stargazing in Colorful Colorado

This breathtaking shot shows a patrol vehicle beneath the Milky Way just outside Westcliffe in southern Colorado. (Photo/Nathan Koury)

8. In memory and honor

Police Officer Kiehl stands before the Minnesota Peace Officers Memorial in Saint Paul. (Photo/Sgt. Nick Sassor)

9. Overwatch on the river

In this Photo of the Week, and Indiana SWAT team does maritime training on the Ohio River. A team member conducts overwatch as other team members conduct operations and gain control of a vessel. ⠀ (Photo/Troy McDaniel)

10. Sunny selfie

Lt. Michael Pope and K-9 Ira pose for a selfie while on duty. (Photo/Lt. Michael Pope)

Don’t forget: Follow Police1 on Instagram and click here to submit your photos.

Every week, we select a Photo of the Week from a Police1 member to feature in our Member Newsletter, Police1’s Instagram page and Police1’s YouTube channel. Photos range from cruisers to copters to K-9s, and everything in between.

The next time you come across something inspiring on duty, take out the camera and submit it to Police1! Remember to include your name, department information and some background on the picture!