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K-9 Killed in OIS Near California Wildfire Evacuation Zone

November 16, 2018
A K-9 and a suspect were killed during an officer-involved shooting near the Camp Fire evacuation zone in Butte County, CA Thursday afternoon.

Echelon Materials Working on Ballistic Fabric to Defeat Rifle Rounds

November 16, 2018
The fabric called TiTek uses a defeat mechanism that is cutting-edge, according to Echelon. It’s a patented fabric that weaves tiny, sharp-edged titanium discs into the plane of the fabric using the very Kevlar threads that comprise the fabric. These discs present their sharp edges to the incoming round and cut it to shreds as it passes.
<p>The Gardena (CA) Police Department posted on its Facebook page an announcement that Motor Officer Toshio Hirai has died from injuries he sustained in a traffic collision while riding his police motorcycle to work. Image courtesy of ODMP.&nbsp;</p>

California Motor Officer Dies Following Collision with Vehicle

November 16, 2018
The Gardena (CA) Police Department posted on its Facebook page an announcement that Motor Officer Toshio Hirai has died from injuries he sustained in a traffic collision while riding his police motorcycle to work.

Veteran Ohio Officer Dies of Natural Causes On Duty

November 16, 2018
The Madison Village (OH) Police Department issued a somber statement on Facebook, saying that it is with "great sadness that we announce the death of Madison Village Patrol Officer Michael A. Huffman."

New York Officer Struck by Vehicle, Suspect in Custody

November 16, 2018
Elmira police say an officer attempted to pull over 35-year-old Billy McGinnis on Wednesday afternoon when McGinnis accelerated, striking the officer and fleeing the scene.

Dozens of Iowa Cadets Hospitalized for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

November 16, 2018
More than 75 students at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy were hospitalized because of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to NBC News. The cadets—all newly hired law enforcement officers still in training—were evacuated and initially taken to a nearby National Guard building.

Ax-Wielding Man Accused of Causing OIS in Texas

November 16, 2018
Officers with the Laredo (TX) Police Department responded to calls of a man wielding an ax in a threatening manner, arriving at the scene to find a man fitting that description.

Video: Illegal Immigrant Opens Fire on Arkansas Officer at Traffic Stop

November 16, 2018
Newly released dashcam video shows an incident over the weekend in which 29-year-old Luis Cobos-Cenobio—reportedly an illegal immigrant—opened fire on Corporal Brett Thompson of the Washington County (AR) Sheriff's Office.

Michigan Police Discover Nails and Screws Strewn in Department Parking Lot

November 16, 2018
The Ferndale (MI) Police Department says that this is the second time in two weeks that nails and screws have been found "strategically" distributed in the lot.

Florida Officer Charged in Fatal Patrol Vehicle Collision

November 15, 2018
The Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office said on Wednesday that Officer John Young Song—who has been with the police department for six years— was travelling at nearly 80 miles per hour when he crashed his marked patrol vehicle into a car driven by Emilio Vizcaino in March.
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