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<p>In 2012, First Constable Michael Jaszczyszyn of the Royal Canadian Mounted Patrol suffered the permanent loss of sight in his right eye due to a rare form of cancer.&nbsp;After training himself to fire his patrol rifle from his left side and practicing to improve his depth perception, Jaszczyszyn returned to patrol duties in December 2017.&nbsp;Since Jaszczyszyn returned to duty&mdash;changing RCMP policy in the process&mdash;two other Canadian officers with vision issues have also resumed active duty. Photo: Global News Canada screenshot</p>

Video: RCMP Officer Speaks About Being First to Patrol with Permanent Blindness in One Eye

August 24, 2018
In 2012, First Constable Michael Jaszczyszyn of the Royal Canadian Mounted Patrol suffered the permanent loss of sight in his right eye due to a rare form of cancer. After training himself to fire his patrol rifle from his left side and practicing to improve his depth perception, Jaszczyszyn returned to patrol duties in December 2017. Since Jaszczyszyn returned to duty—changing RCMP policy in the process—two other Canadian officers with vision issues have also resumed active duty.
<p>Officer Jarrod Friddle of the Cumby (TX) Police Department suffered a fatal heart attack following K-9 training. Photo: ODMP</p>

Texas Officer Died of Heart Attack After Training

August 22, 2018
He had spent approximately one hour in a bite suit during the training. Afterwards, he returned home where he collapsed.

Meggitt Launches Virtual Training with Georgia Sheriff's Office

August 22, 2018
Meggitt Training Systems has announced the launch of test and evaluation with the Gwinnett County (GA) Sheriff's Office for Meggitt Training Systems' FATS 300LE.
<p>The FN 509 Simunition is designed as a complete pistol that utilizes the FN 509 fire control, frame, and magazine along with the Simunition slide assembly to fire the proprietary FX 9mm marking cartridges. (Photo: FN America)</p>

FN Releases FN 509 Simunition Pistol for Law Enforcement

August 20, 2018
FN America, LLC has announced the release of the FN 509 Simunition pistol, developed jointly with General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, available to law enforcement agencies nationwide.
<p>Miami Police Officer L. Gonzalez demonstrates FATS 300LE for media. (Photo courtesy of Miami Police Department)</p>

Meggitt Training Systems Launches Virtual Training with Miami PD

August 15, 2018
Meggitt Training Systems has announced the launch of test and evaluation with the Miami Police Department for Meggitt Training Systems' FATS 300LE. The FATS 300LE delivers virtual scenarios that train police officers in the split-second, use-of-force evaluations and de-escalation tactics they need to deploy in real-world situations.

VirTra Receives $574,000 Order from the U.S. Department of State

August 9, 2018
VirTra Inc. has received a new purchase order for its training simulators under the previously announced indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with the United States Department of State.
<p>Scottsdale, AZ, Police Chief Alan G. Rodbell was awarded the &quot;Egon Bittner Award&quot; for his significant contributions to the public safety profession and to CALEA. Also in the photo: (Left) Craig Hartley, Executive Director of CALEA, and (Right) Craig Webre, President/Chair of the CALEA Commission and Sheriff of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Photo: Scottsdale PD/Facebook</p>

Arizona Chief Given Prestigious CALEA Award

August 3, 2018
Last week Scottsdale, AZ, Police Chief Alan G. Rodbell was awarded the "Egon Bittner Award" for his significant contributions to the public safety profession and to CALEA.
<p>Officer&nbsp;James Cornelius&nbsp;shed more than 100 pounds and shaved 10 minutes off his mile-and-a-half run in order to achieve his goal of joining the Atlanta Police Department. Image courtesy of APD / Twitter.</p>

Georgia Man Sheds 100+ Pounds to Become a Police Officer

August 2, 2018
James Cornelius said that he wanted a good job in order to take care of his son, and he knew that in order to make the force at APD, he would have to change his diet and increase his efforts to get into shape.

Panel Revokes Former Oregon Police Chief's Certification for 10 Years

July 27, 2018
The Oregon Board of Public Safety Standards and Training voted 14-to-4 to revoke former Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea's police certification for 10 years for dishonesty.

2 Seattle Officers Fired for Shooting at Fleeing Vehicle

July 24, 2018
Interim Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best found that Officers Kenneth Martin and Tabitha Sexton "recklessly fired at the stolen car after failing to follow department policies."
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