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VIDEO: NYPD Officer Murdered

VIDEO: NYPD Officer Murdered

Via the New York Post: A police officer was fatally shot in the head while sitting in a police vehicle in the Bronx early Wednesday, according to law enforcement officials. The officer has been identified as 48-year-old Miosotis Familia.   Alexander Bonds, 34, came up and blasted Familia through the window without warning, sources said.

Here’s Your Bike!

Via WSLS.com: (Virginia) — A Henry County sheriff’s deputy went above and beyond the call of duty to help a little girl after someone stole the girl’s bicycle on June 14.   When the deputy found out the family couldn’t afford to replace it, he decided to replace it for them.   Alexis Jenkins, 4,

R.I.P. Officer Korchak

Our condolences to the family of NYPD Officer Kelly Christine Korchak (wife of Detective Steven Attarian, Emergency Service Truck 6), who passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Staten Island University Hospital North. Korchak was diagnosed with 9/11-related cancer while she was pregnant with her son, Luke Harrison Attarian, eight months ago. Kelly opted

Heroes: Bailey & Griner

Via NBC News: The two members of the Capitol Police who were injured while engaging the gunman who opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice were being heralded as heroes on Wednesday.   Identifying the officers as David Bailey (pictured above) and Crystal Griner, House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

Special Delivery

You hear it all the time: “Cops aren’t mental health professionals or doctors or social workers.” While that might be true, technically speaking, there are a ton of officers, deputies, and troopers that manage to do things like deliver babies, handle emotionally disturbed persons, and defuse potentially violent family disputes. In Pennsylvania, for instance, two

Hero K-9 Recovering

Via CBS News: A heroic police dog that was shot in the line of duty is heading home, one day after taking a bullet for his partner in South Florida.   K-9 Officer Casper “has done wonderful[ly]” and “is walking fairly well, all things considered,” veterinarian Michele Tucker said in a video released by the

The Trauma of Losing One of Our Own

Monday, May 15, is Peace Officers Memorial Day, a special opportunity to remember the sacrifice and commitment of our nation’s law enforcement officers. To celebrate, we’re sharing stories from American Police Beat’s Cynthia Brown’s book, Brave Hearts: Extraordinary Stories of Pride, Pain and Courage, about heroes who paid high prices while serving and protecting their communities.

Police Week 2017: “It’s Not a Job, It’s a Calling”

As we head into Police Week to celebrate the sacrifice and commitment of our nation’s law enforcement officers, we’re sharing some stories from American Police Beat‘s Cynthia Brown’s book, Brave Hearts: Extraordinary Stories of Pride, Pain and Courage, about heroes who paid high prices while serving and protecting their communities. Today you will get to know Steve Bonano, a deputy

Police Week 2017: “Dog Day Afternoons”

As we head into Police Week to celebrate the sacrifice and commitment of our nation’s law enforcement officers, we’d like to share some stories from American Police Beat‘s Cynthia Brown’s book, Brave Hearts: Extraordinary Stories of Pride, Pain and Courage, about heroes who paid high prices while serving and protecting their communities. Here, Part 2 of the story

Police Week 2017: Remembering Our Heroes

As we head into Police Week to celebrate the sacrifice and commitment of our nation’s law enforcement officers, we’d like to share some stories from American Police Beat‘s Cynthia Brown’s book, Brave Hearts: Extraordinary Stories of Pride, Pain and Courage, about heroes who paid high prices while serving and protecting their communities. Kicking off the series is the NYPD’s

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