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Law Enforcement Officer Deaths Rose Sharply During First Half of 2007

August 15, 2007
For first time since 1978, more than 100 officers killed during first six months of year. Fatal shootings and traffic-related deaths both increase.

K-9 Left in Handler's Car Found Dead

August 13, 2007
A Chandler, Ariz., K-9 handler found his dog dead in his vehicle after leaving him there following the end of his shift.

TREXPO East Fast Approaching

August 9, 2007
TREXPO East, taking place at the Dulles Expo & Conference Center in Chantilly, Va., in less than two weeks, continues to grow as a record number of both exhibitors and attendees are expected.

Cities Sue Gangs

August 2, 2007
Several cities are asking courts for injunctions targeting specific gangs and gang members hanging out together as a way of preventing violence. In addition to hampering gang activity, the lawsuits give police legal reasons to stop and question gang members.

Elbeco Contest to Offer $5,000 for Best Story

August 1, 2007
Elbeco Incorporated, manufacturer of public safety uniforms, is celebrating its centennial year in 2007. To commemorate this milestone, the company will honor the men and women who wear their uniforms. In September, Elbeco will launch the "Every Elbeco Uniform Tells a Story" contest encouraging current and past service professionals to submit interesting stories that happened while they were wearing an Elbeco uniform.

Law Enforcement Deaths Rose Sharply First Half of 2007

July 30, 2007
The number of law enforcement officers killed in the United States soared by 44 percent during the first six months of 2007, and for the first time in three decades, more than 100 officer deaths were recorded by the halfway point of the year, according to preliminary statistics from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS).

PepperBall Technologies Releases Compact Handheld Less-Lethal Launcher

July 26, 2007
Complimenting previous carbine-sized PepperBall systems, the SA-4 handheld launcher can be carried in a holster and is immediately available for officer use. This makes the system a less-lethal option in many use-of-force situations for law enforcement…

Broward County Detective Named NLEOMF Officer of the Month

July 24, 2007
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has announced the selection of Det. Tina Lacertosa of the Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office as Officer of the Month for July 2007 for saving the victim of a hit-and-run who was thought to be dead.

New Report Examines Inmate Demographics

July 20, 2007
A new analysis provides a regional examination of the racial and ethnic dynamics of incarceration in the U.S. The report finds that African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six (5.6) times the rate of whites and Hispanics nearly double (1.8) the rate.

Senate Hears Testimony in Convicted Border Agents' Appeal

July 17, 2007
Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean are serving 11- and 12-year sentences in federal prison for shooting a suspected Mexican drug runner in the buttocks while on duty as border patrol agents in Texas. A jury convicted them in March 2006 of violating gun laws and attempting a cover-up after they failed to write a report of the incident. But a senate subpanel is hearing witness testimony in the officers' appeal.
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