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After the bombs went off on Boylston Street, Rhode Island State Trooper Roupen Bastajian ignored the cramps he’d incurred in the 26.2-mile run, and raced back to the finish line to help aid the victims
They weren’t able to “definitively confirm or refute the presence of Santa,” but agreed that “something magical may be at play”
The young girl sent a partially eaten cookie as well as a couple of gnawed-on carrot sticks to the town’s PD for analysis
The program allows officers to train weekly in hand-to-hand Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, refining skills and helping with confidence, discipline, health and wellness
Three state police departments engaged the pursuit before the armed suspect was taken into custody
“Put simply, Providence cannot afford to lose nearly 80 police officers,” said City Council President John Igliozzi
Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements, Jr. described the potential terminations as a “huge concern”
The policy inactivates an officer’s certification the moment they leave a police department
The grant will be used to equip more than 700 front-line patrol officers across 11 police departments
Police said the suspect stunned K-9 Fedor “repeatedly”
Over criticism from a police union, Providence PD says the three recruits are qualified with “the necessary skills”
South Kingstown EMS trio came to the aid of State Police Col. James Manni who was experiencing anaphylaxis
Several Rise of the Moors members claimed discrimination after officers arrested them during an armed standoff last month
Rhode Island could become the first state to make safe injection sites a reality
Two departments in the small state currently require body cameras, though others have had pilot programs
Chief Col. Hugh T. Clements said it involved an “ongoing feud” involving two groups known to authorities
The two self-described “sanctuary cities” could not be forced to turn local police into federal immigration agents, a court ruled
What began as a parking ticket quickly turned tense when officers found themselves surrounded
The state bill would create protections for EMS providers who render medical care to law enforcement K-9s injured in the line of duty and transport them in an ambulance
The 20-step campaign is a list of promises and policy amendments set by the collective body of police chiefs