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Police Chaplain Out

Via the Alaska Dispatch News: An investigation by the city ombudsman found that the lead unpaid police chaplain with the Anchorage Police Department revealed private information about crime victims and a suicide, and police officials have agreed to sever ties with the chaplain.   The ombudsman, Darrel Hess, released a critical report this month of

Heroes

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Through the Flames

“Sir, I’m going to need you to step out of the vehicle.” But what do you do when the driver’s unconscious and the vehicle’s a flaming wreck that could explode any second? If you’re Athens-Clarke County Police officer Dan Whitney, you simply try and get the fire out and drag the man to safety. Check

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VIDEO: R.I.P., Gene

Usually, we post stuff about law enforcement specifically, but every once in a while you’ve got to make an exception for exceptional people. The American actor Gene Wilder is one of them. Whether you remember him from Willy Wonka, Blazing Saddles, or Young Frankenstein, odds are that there isn’t a person reading this that Gene

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We would also like to recognize all of the Officers who have come from agencies from all over the State of Louisiana to provide support for the Baton Rouge Police Department. Your assistance and camaraderie has proven that we truly are all "family."

Baton Rouge Police Union: We Are Grieving

Sunday, July 17, 2016…A day we will never forget. The day three of our own brothers were gunned down in a senseless act of cowardice. They may be gone, but will never be forgotten. Mathew Gerald, Montrell Jackson and Brad Garafola are true heroes. Please join us in praying for their families and the speedy

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Can’t Catch Me!

“Trash pandas”—a.k.a. raccoons—are remarkable creatures. They’re highly intelligent and frequently outsmart whatever system a homeowner comes up with to keep them out of the garbage. As a group of NYPD officers found out recently, raccoons can move with tremendous speed if they’re being chased, unlike their usual casual stroll. Via the New York Post: A rascally

Struggles

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Huge Response to Cartoon about New Orleans Police

Editor’s note: Below is the letter Mike Glasser, president of the New Orleans Police Association, sent to scores of people at The Times-Picayune newspaper, followed by the response from Rich Roberts, Public Information Officer for the International Union of Police Associations (IUPA). If you or your agency or association responded to the outrageous denigration of police

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Pride in Honoring Our Own

It comes down to one word: Brotherhood by Susan Yerkes It’s not strange that David Putnam spends a good part of most days thinking about death in the line of duty. Putnam, who retired from the San Antonio Police Department years ago, is no longer in the daily line of fire. But over the last

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9/11 Cancer Victims Skyrocket

More than 5,400 Ground Zero responders and others who lived, worked, or went to school near the fallen Twin Towers have come down with 9/11-linked cancers, a grim tally that has tripled in the past two and a half years, according to the New York Post. This is an ongoing tragedy of momentous proportions. There were

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The Top 10 Signs You Have a Drinking Problem

1. Your regular bartender greets you with a look that’s half elation and half pity. 2. This weekend’s haul from empty Budweiser cans? $230. 3. Your liver wants a divorce. 4. You woke up without pants three counties away holding a Styrofoam trident. 5. The standard five Jager-bombs just isn’t getting the job done. 6.

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