Rookie’s first save

When it comes to water saves, things generally go one of two ways. Sometimes the rescuer grabs up the victim without incident and drags them back to shore. Other times, the rescuers need rescuing. These are the really tough ones. In Maryland, a rookie police officer trying to save two people who had falling through […]

Best at Facebook

Lt. Tom Cotton runs the Bangor (ME) Police Department Facebook page. He’s nothing short of a social media genius. How else do you explain 260,000-plus followers on Facebook page for a police department in a small Maine city with a population of just over 30,000? What Cotton seems to understand that so many on social […]

Four cops shot

In South Carolina, four officers were shot after responding to a report of a domestic disturbance. From FOX News: “Authorities were responding to a domestic call just after 10 p.m. Monday in York, about 25 miles southwest of Charlotte, but the suspect had already fled the scene on foot when they arrived, Faris said at […]

Vehicle searches banned?

The Supreme Court is currently hearing a case involving police searches when police don’t have a warrant. A decision is expected by June but based on the oral arguments, it would appear that Justices think warrantless police searches have gotten a little out of hand- with asset forfeiture being a particular concern for the more […]

Sheriff punches back

In Sacramento, California a war of words is playing out between Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones and California State Auditor Elaine Howle. Howle wants the sheriff charged with misdemeanors because she said he illegally publicized audit information before he was authorized to do so. “As the elected Sheriff charged with enforcing the laws, these accusations […]

Swatting fatality

Swatting: An internet prank/crime where someone finds your address either through your IP or because your name and location is known. Then they call 911 anonymously and report a fake emergency. The “swatter” will tell dispatchers that someone at that address is being held at a gunpoint or someone is going to commit suicide and […]

Working on Christmas

WEST FARGO—While most families spent time together this Christmas, local law enforcement officers were out patrolling our streets. While most Americans were opening presents and spending time with friends and family this Christmas, there were thousands of cops all across the country working to keep us safe. WDAY-6 Reporter Sarah Rudlang rode along with a […]