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K-9 Inspires Decade-long Effort

K-9 Inspires Decade-long Effort

By Bobby Egbert, Port Authority PBA Recently, Sarah Bartolett donated a K-9 protective body armor vest to the Port Authority Police Department K-9 Unit in New York. Sarah, a 23-year-old student at Boston University completing an Occupational Therapy master’s degree, grew up in Bridgewater, NJ, which she still calls home. Sarah’s desire to protect police K-9s

VIDEO: All Drive-Thrus Matter

Generally speaking, when people hear about cops saving someone, it usually involves a person or animal. And obviously there’s nothing the internet loves more than videos and photos of certified peace officers pulling old ladies out of flaming vehicles or risking hypothermia by diving into an icy pond to save a dog that chased a

Nice Work, Rook!

Via WXYZ Detroit: A rookie officer in the Detroit Police Department is being hailed as a hero for saving a man’s life recently.   The incident happened early Saturday morning near Livernois and the Lodge overpass on the city’s west side.   Police say a distraught man in his fifties was threatening to jump off

Fallen Officer Remembered

Via The Augusta Chronicle: On Tuesday, a flag flew at half mast at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and everyone seemed a little quieter than normal. A thick black and thin blue line across their badges was a constant reminder that they were missing one of their fellow officers.   Remembrances of Sgt. Greg Meagher

VIDEO: Kindness Counts, Folks

Via CBS News: Giving one apparently homeless man a winter jacket is not enough for two Chicago Police officers, whose generosity is depicted on a video that has gone viral.   Officers Peter White and Robert Osborne encountered a possibly homeless man some weeks ago on a busy expressway exit ramp. They issued him a ticket,

VIDEO: Cop’s Heroic Rescue

Via Fox News: A heart-stopping video shows the moment a Spokane, Wash., police officer saved a woman from a burning car.   Body cam footage released by the Spokane Police Department shows Officer Tim Schwering breaking the car’s driver side window in order to pull Kimberly Novak to safety.   Novak said she hit an

Double Tragedy for Cop Family

Via The Plain Dealer: The father of the Cleveland police officer killed Tuesday in a hit-and-run on Interstate 90 died similar crash in 1978 on the Shoreway in downtown Cleveland.   The community has only just begun to mourn the loss of Patrolman David Fahey Jr., who was killed early Tuesday while securing the scene around

VIDEO: Cop’s Dramatic Rescue

A Spokane, Washington, police officer is being credited with saving a woman’s life after pulling her from her burning car over the weekend. Officials said the woman called 911 around 10:00 p.m. saying she was trapped in her burning car on North Cannon Street near North Ridgeview Place. She said she was trying to kick

Hero Comes Home

Via WMAR Baltimore: The Queen Anne’s County sheriff’s deputy who was shot last month by a suspect just after Christmas was released from Shock Trauma Monday morning.   A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Department said Dfc. Warren Scott Hogan is expected to be able to return to his home in Centreville.   He had been

VIDEO: He Earned It

The issue of cops in schools is not without controversy. There have been viral videos where school resource officers have not exactly been on the receiving end of praise for the way certain situations are handled. But like almost everything else these days, the negative stuff tends to trend and get shared on social media