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<p>Tennessee Trooper Ronnie Hale. Photo: THP</p>

Tenn. Trooper Suffers Heart Attack On Duty

July 6, 2012
A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper suffered a heart attack and died while on duty, the agency has announced. Trooper Ronnie Hale, 57, was a 15-year veteran of the agency.

Video: Excessive Force Claimed In Calif. Pot Raid

July 6, 2012
Video footage of a raid on a marijuana dispensary in Long Beach showed officers smashing surveillance cameras and stepping on a suspect, prompting the dispensary's proprietors to accuse the officers of using excessive force.

Shot S.C. Cop Released Gun Magazine During Struggle

July 6, 2012
A North Charleston (S.C.) Police sergeant was shot with his service pistol Wednesday morning, after struggling with a man who grabbed his gun from behind.

Toddler Son of Calif. Cop Fatally Shot

July 6, 2012
The toddler son of a San Jose police officer was shot and killed at home in Gilroy in what investigators believe was a tragic accident Thursday afternoon.

Video: Mo. Woman Grabs Cop's Gun, Kills Self In Cruiser

July 5, 2012
A woman being transported to the hospital by an Alton (Mo.) Police officer on Wednesday grabbed the officer's gun and turned it on herself during a scuffle in the front seat of the cruiser.

Kelly Thomas' Father Sues Fullerton, Officers

July 5, 2012
The father of the homeless man who was fatally beaten by Fullerton (Calif.) Police officers filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and six officers on the anniversary of his son's death.
<p>This Second Chance ballistic vest stopped a gunshot to the chest and saved NYPD Officer Brian Groves. Photo: NYPD</p>

NYPD Officer Shot In Chest Saved By Vest

July 5, 2012
A New York Police Department officer survived a point-blank gunshot to chest that was stopped by his ballistic vest during a foot pursuit early Thursday. Officer Brian Groves was shot at about 3:30 a.m. while chasing a suspect down the stairwell inside the Seward Park Housing Facility projects in Manhattan.

Ga. Man High On 'Bath Salts' Shook Off Multiple TASER Shots

July 5, 2012
Gwinnett County (Ga.) Police officers subdued a 21-year-old man who had ingested "bath salts" after hitting him with four TASER shots. Karl Laventure, 21, of Atlanta was arrested after threatening to eat customers at a golf range and screaming about rapper Tupac Shakur and religion.

Transit Cop Stabbed In Eye Shoots, Kills Assailant

July 5, 2012
Officer John Barnett, 45, underwent more than four hours of surgery at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center after the assault. After the surgery, a doctor said the knife "almost severed his eyeball in half."
<p>These illegal fireworks were seized in the Willowbrook neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Photo: LASD</p>

L.A. Sheriff Seizes 20,000 Pounds of Illegal Fireworks

July 4, 2012
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies seized 20,000 pounds of illegal fireworks during busts in East Los Angeles, Willowbrook, and Norwalk during the past week.
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