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Video: Viral Video Shows Positive Side of Interacting With Police Officers

April 14, 2015
A 22-year-old National Guardsman posted a video of himself to Facebook following his positive encounter with a white police officer during a traffic stop in Lexington, S.C., and it's generating a lot of buzz online.
<p>NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were killed in an ambush last year. (Photo: NYPD)</p>

Families of Slain NYPD Officers Ramos and Liu Throw Out First Pitch at Mets Game

April 14, 2015
Almost four months to the day after they were killed in their patrol car while in the line of duty in Brooklyn, the families of slain NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu made an emotional visit to Citi Field for the Mets' home opener in New York Monday.

Oklahoma Reserve Deputy Charged with Second-Degree Manslaughter

April 13, 2015
A 73-year-old Oklahoma reserve deputy who accidentally shot and killed a man during an undercover gun sting on April 2 was charged today with second-degree manslaughter, according to a press release from the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office.
<p>SafeGuard Armor StealthPro Ballistic Vest (Photo: SafeGuard Armor)</p>

SafeGuard Develops New LE Plate Carrier Body Armor System: StealthPro

April 13, 2015
SafeGuard Armor's new StealthPro vest offers ballistic, stab, and spike protection, with 100% DuPont Kevlar armor panels, and a choice of NIJ level 2 or 3A protection as standard. With SAPI plate pockets on the front and rear, officers can add hard ballistic plates, for enhanced defense up to levels III and IV.
<p>The Spirit of Blue Safety Equipment Grant will provide 8 ballistic vests to the Rochester (N.Y.) Police Department thanks to a generous donation from the Rochester Lancers professional soccer team. Attending the ceremony was (left to right) Doug Miller, Lancers&#39; Head Coach; Rich Randall, Lancers&#39; President; Chief Michael Ciminelli of the Rochester Police Department; Marcello Moreira, Lancers&#39; Goalkeeper; Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue Foundation; and Amy Pierson, widow of slain officer Daryl Pierson.</p>

Rochester PD Receives Safety Equipment Grant from The Spirit of Blue Foundation

April 13, 2015
The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Rochester (N.Y.) Police Department for the purchase of eight ballistic vests valued at $10,440.

New York City Council Wants 1,000 More Officers

April 13, 2015
The New York City Council is poised to renew its call to hire 1,000 more officers for the police department, potentially setting up a repeat clash with Mayor Bill de Blasio about the headcount of the nation's largest police force.
<p>Chief Kim Dine (Photo: U.S. Capitol Police)</p>

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Resigns

April 13, 2015
United States Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine submitted his letter of resignation Friday after more than two years in the position.
<p>Officer Mike Villarreal of the Pearsall (Texas) Police Department was killed Sunday in an on-duty crash. (Photo: KSAT TV screen shot)</p>

South Texas Officer Killed in Traffic Accident While Transporting Juvenile

April 13, 2015
Villarreal died at the scene. The driver of the pickup and the juvenile being transported were unconscious when paramedics arrived and taken by medical helicopter to University Hospital in San Antonio.
<p>Sgt. Jim Fitzpatrick (Photo: Facebook)</p>

Off-Duty NYPD Sergeant Commits Suicide at Home

April 13, 2015
An off-duty NYPD sergeant committed suicide in his Brooklyn home Sunday while his family members were nearby in other rooms, law-enforcement sources said.

Machete-Wielding Man Shot, Killed by Oklahoma City Officer

April 13, 2015
A man wielding a machete Sunday evening in east Oklahoma City refused to drop the weapon when ordered to do so by a police officer and was shot and killed.
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