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<p>Sgt. Noel Ramirez (left) and Deputy Taylor Lindsey were shot and killed after sitting down to eat at a Chinese restaurant. (Photo: Gilchrist County SO)</p>

Motive for Murders of Florida Deputies May Never be Known

April 20, 2018
Gilchrest County Sheriff Bobby Schultz blamed the deaths of Sgt. Noel Ramirez, 30, and Deputy Taylor Lindsey, 25, on hatred toward law enforcement.

Some Illinois Lawmakers Want to Replace SROs with Therapists

April 20, 2018
Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch, a Hillside Democrat, said he proposed the plan after hearing from advocates who argue that investing in mental health resources is the best way of treating the epidemic of violence.

NYPD Officer Kills Self Outside Department Facility

April 20, 2018
First responders rushed to an NYPD Auto Crime and Narcotics Division facility in Wakefield about 10:50 a.m., where the mortally wounded officer was found sitting in his personal vehicle in the parking lot.

140 Officers Committed Suicide in 2017

April 20, 2018
Miriam Heyman, one of the co-authors of the study, told USA Today the numbers of suicide are extremely under-reported, while other more high-profile deaths make headlines. There were 46 officers who died after being fatally shot on the job in 2017, nearly 67% less than the number of suicides.
<p>Detroit Police Officer Donald Kimbrough was shot in 1972 and died last year of complications from his wounds. The shooting has now been ruled a homicide. (Photo: WXYZ screen shot)</p>

Death of Detroit Officer Shot in 1972 Now Ruled a homicide

April 20, 2018
The shooting left Detroit Police Officer Donald Kimbrough paralyzed from the waist down and he died December 7, 2017, from medical complications that resulted from the decades old shooting.
<p>The Southern Pines (NC) Police Department offered detained weed smokers a snack on Friday April 20. (Photo: Southern Pines PD)</p>

North Carolina Agency Offers Munchies to People Arrested on 4/20 Weed Holiday

April 20, 2018
Photos of a holding cell stocked with Oreos, Coca-Cola and Cha-Ching wavy potato chips in a bowl accompanied the post. A pair of handcuffs was casually placed next to the Oreos.

Some Churches Commit to Stop Calling the Police

April 20, 2018
The churches that commit to ending their use of police resources are training members in alternate responses to danger. Torbett said at First Congregational, church leaders have invited experts from several nonprofits to train members on de-escalating mental health crises, and on self-defense in the case of a violent person at the church.
<p>Clinton, MO, police officer Christopher Ryan Morton was shot and killed in the line of duty. (Photo: Clinton PD)</p>

Woman Now Faces First-Degree Murder in MO Officer's Slaying

April 19, 2018
Tammy Dee Widger's charges in the fatal shooting of Clinton, MO, Officer Ryan Morton last month have been amended and now include first-degree murder.

2 Florida Deputies Killed in Apparent Ambush at Restaurant

April 19, 2018
Two sheriff’s deputies were shot and killed Thursday in a restaurant in Trenton, FL, in what appeared to be an ambush, officials said.

Killing of Massachusetts Officer Renews Calls for State Death Penalty

April 19, 2018
The killing of a Massachusetts police officer has some Republicans calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty for the murder of law enforcement officers in the state.
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