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California Teacher, Reserve Officer Accidentally Fires Gun in Class

March 14, 2018
The teacher was identified as Dennis Alexander, a reserve police officer for Sand City, according to a press release from the Seaside Police Department. Alexander was believed to have been providing instruction related to public safety awareness when he fired a single shot from a semi-automatic handgun into the ceiling.

3 Men Convicted of Murdering Florida Deputy

March 14, 2018
Ingraham, Forbes and Delancy each face the death penalty for the murder and conspiracy to commit murder of a law enforcement officer. The same jury that found them guilty will be called back to court in as little as six weeks to review evidence that prosecutors say should be enough to warrant the ultimate punishment, according to the judge.
<p>Pikeville, KY, Officer Scotty Hamilton was shot and killed in the line of duty. (Photo: Facebook/scottyhamilton41)</p>

Kentucky Officer Shot and Killed

March 14, 2018
Officials in Eastern Kentucky say Officer Scotty Hamilton was shot and killed around 11:30 p.m. Hamilton, along with Kentucky State Police Troopers, were investigating a reported crime in the Hurricane Creek area of Pike County when Hamilton was shot.

San Francisco PD Fires Rookie Officer Over Fatal Shooting

March 13, 2018
“Chris was fired for doing what he was trained to do by the SFPD Academy, and for what happened on his fourth day on the job under extremely stressful and difficult circumstances,” union chief Marty Halloran wrote in a statement. “This was a needless action as any taken by someone wearing the uniform of our chief.”

Judge Orders Release of Parkland School Shooting Videos

March 13, 2018
The video clips, however, won’t be released until noon Thursday at the earliest. That delay was to give investigators time to blur the faces of any students or witnesses who may appear in the clips. The extra days will also give the Broward School District time to appeal, if it wants.

New York City Removes Last Police Officers from Public Schools

March 13, 2018
“My colleagues think it’s outrageous — and really stupid,” teacher Arthur Goldstein said. “We’re not enthusiastic about arming teachers, but we liked having a cop around.”

Austin Police Swamped with Suspicious Package Calls After Fatal Serial Bombings

March 13, 2018
The chief is continuing to urge people to remain vigilant and not to open any unexpected or suspicious packages.
<p>The Asheville, NC, lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police was vandalized Monday. (Photo: WLOS Screen shot)</p>

"Black Lives Matter" Spray-Painted on North Carolina FOP Lodge

March 13, 2018
A police spokesperson also says the windows of an FOP van in the parking lot were broken out, and someone cut the wires to surveillance cameras.

Columnist Blames Judge's Leniency for Suspect Being on Street to Kill Louisiana Officer

March 13, 2018
In November, Franklin was pulled over in a traffic stop, and officers said they found drugs and a gun. He was charged with possession and distribution of manufactured Schedule I drugs, possession and distribution of Schedule II drugs, possession of a firearm with drugs, felon in possession of firearm, resisting an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper lane usage, and failure to signal.
<p>Christopher Lawton was called a &quot;double hero&quot; by Zachary Police Chief&nbsp;David McDavid. He served as a reserve police officer and a full-time firefighter. (Photo: Zachary Fire Department)</p>

Louisiana Reserve Officer Run Over and Killed by Felony Suspect

March 13, 2018
Lawton was an unpaid reserve officer with the Zachary Police Department and deputy chief of the Zachary Fire Department.
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