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The Up-Beat: Cops hand out turkeys, LEO helps deliver baby & other good police news

Here’s our latest roundup of stories about cops doing good across the nation


By Police1 Staff

From small gestures of kindness to incredible acts of heroism, police officers help their communities every day. The Up-Beat aims to bring greater attention to these positive stories at a time when we could all use some good news.

Check out our latest roundup of inspiring stories from around the country. Got an uplifting story to share? Email

1. NJ officer rescues stranded dog from burning home

Officer Travis Sodon used scaffolding and a chair to reach the 15-foot high balcony to rescue the pooch. FULL STORY

2. Miami cop befriends teen who attacked him at BLM protest

Officer Raymon Washington turned a negative into a positive when his attacker asked to meet with him. FULL STORY

3. Idaho sheriff’s office gives out ‘tickets FOR Turkeys’

The agency has given away over 500 turkeys in the annual program. FULL STORY

4. Ark. LEO runs into burning home, saves 2

Officer Carson Howard didn’t hesitate when two people were trapped inside a burning home. FULL STORY

5. Ohio police officer helps deliver baby

“I didn’t have any training, but I just went with what I knew,” Officer Jonathan Ross said. “I just tried to keep them calm because, obviously, they were pretty nervous and you could tell the mom didn’t know what to do, and the dad really didn’t know what to do.” FULL STORY

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