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Man Holds Mother Hostage For Failing to Iron Clothes

July 8, 2010
The man was charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment in the June 30 incident. The man threatened the mother with a gun, after she refused to iron his clothes, a task he described as "woman's work."

California City Disbands Police Force

July 8, 2010
The City Council voted in late June to disband its 85-year-old agency to save nearly two-thirds of next year's $3.5-million budget shortfall. The department has 32 employees. The sheriff's office, which has 462 deputies, has agreed to offer full-time jobs to all San Carlos officers.

LE Agencies Begin Using Philips HeartStart Defibrillators

July 8, 2010
While CPR may help prolong the window of survival, it cannot restore a normal cardiac rhythm. For every minute that goes by without defibrillation, a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival decreases by about 10 percent. After 10 minutes without defibrillation, attempts at resuscitation are unlikely to succeed.

National LE Museum Acquires J. Edgar Hoover Material

July 8, 2010
Through a donation from the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, the museum has acquired more than 2,000 items from Hoover's estate, including numerous items that relate to his personal and professional life, specifically his tenure as director of the FBI from 1924 to 1972.

Chicago Officer Disarmed, Then Shot With Own Gun

July 7, 2010
The fatally shot officer was working a detail dedicated to addressing youth violence when he was jumped outside a facility used by targeted response and gang enforcement units.

Chicago Officer Fatally Shot Leaving Police Building

July 7, 2010
While leaving a police building at about 3:45 p.m., the officer was shot in the head, while trying to stop a robbery attempt. The incident happened at 61st and Racine outside of the facility used by the department's targeted response and gang enforcement units.

Connecticut Officer Struck on Traffic Duty 'Loved Being a Cop'

July 7, 2010
Smith, 64, died today as a result of internal injuries sustained on the Fourth of July. While standing beside his cruiser after conducting traffic at a private fireworks event, Smith was struck by a Nissan Frontier.

NYPD Officer Saves His Sergeant's Life by Defying Her Orders

July 7, 2010
NYPD Officer James Atkins disobeyed a direct order from his sergeant - and it saved her life. Sgt. Grevirlene Kersellius, 42, was recovering from a brain aneurysm at Roosevelt Hospital on Tuesday, her prognosis good, because Atkins insisted on rushing her to the hospital when she complained of a bad headache.

Indiana Officer Suspended For Stunning 10-Year-Old Boy

July 7, 2010
The disciplinary measures were handed down to Officer Darrel Johnson, as well as Captain William Jennings, who were called to a daycare to calm down an out-of-control boy.

N.C. Boy Buried With Full Police Honors

July 7, 2010
The Raleigh (N.C.) Police Department said farewell to 8-year-old William Bunn, who had dreamed of becoming a police officer before he died of cancer.
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