Heroes articles

Tragedy in PA

Via WPXI News: A Pennsylvania State Police trooper was shot and killed Friday night in Huntingdon County.   The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. at a home on Baker’s Hollow Road in the town of Hesston, which is about 120 miles east of Pittsburgh.   According to a Pennsylvania State Police release, the trooper was

Cop Uniform History

Via SFGate.com: This week, we dug into the San Francisco Chronicle’s archives and put together 100 years’ worth of photos of the San Francisco Police Department in uniform. As many of the earlier photos show, diversity wasn’t always present in the force. It wasn’t until the 1970s that laws and attitudes began to change the

We Got Grandma!

Via SeattlePI.com: A local family’s grandma was almost stranded at the airport Christmas Eve, but a Renton police officer made sure she made it safely to her family.   Officer Cassidy Steed encountered a traffic crash in front of the Safeway on South Third Street about 7:39 a.m. No one was hurt, but a mom

Christmas Miracles

Via ABC News: There was one present in Connecticut this Christmas Eve that couldn’t wait to be delivered.   A pregnant woman was being rushed to the hospital to give birth when her brother had to pull over on a rain-slicked highway near Glastonbury because her baby was impatient and wanted to arrive before Santa

His Last Shift

Via the Chicago Tribune: A dispatcher on the Chicago Police Department radio channel used to request K-9 units held the air Sunday morning and asked everyone to stand by.   “All units stand by, Citywide 1,” she said. “7323 canine Rachel.”   When her handler, Officer Charles Kocanda, heard the dispatcher read out his beat number,

De-escalation Goes Viral

Via CNN: There’s little doubt a scene like this is repeated multiple times a day all across America. But it’s rarely captured on film.   That’s probably the reason why a photo of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Tim Purdy talking things out with a potentially suicidal teen with autism has wracked up thousands of shares online.

VIDEO: Back the Blue!

Via NJ1015.com: We had a special #BlueFriday today on the show. In studio I was joined by Jake Pluta and his family. Jake is a Wayne Hills High School football star and he was chosen as today’s honoree because of his dedication to honoring law enforcement in the face of so much negativity in the

Cops & Kids

Via The Gleaner: During Tuesday night’s annual Cops and Kids Christmas-time shopping trip, 10-year-old Michael was looking for something specific.   He and his shopping buddies, Henderson Police Officers Stu O’Nan and Josh Greener hunted through the boys department at Walmart until they found what the young man was looking for — a dress shirt,