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Georgia Deputy Killed Day Laborer After Attack on Wife

June 13, 2008
The DeKalb County, Ga., sheriff's deputy who told police he was forced to shoot an intruder who attacked his wife had brought the man into his home as a laborer, newly released records show. The shoot out - described by Derrick Yancey as the laborer shooting his wife, Linda, and Yancey shooting the laborer - erupted when the man tried to rob the couple, according to DeKalb police records.

Suspect In Tenn. Deputy's Fatal Shooting Dies

June 6, 2008
A man suspected of killing a Grundy County (Tenn.) sheriff's deputy and wounding another officer has died after authorities said he shot himself at the end of a daylong manhunt, a hospital supervisor said.

LAPD Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed in Boyle Heights Gun Battle

June 6, 2008
A Boyle Heights gun battle between Los Angeles police officers and a group of drug suspects Thursday left a narcotics detective wounded and a suspect dead. The detective, a 14-year veteran, suffered a non-life-threatening injury to one leg, but escaped a potentially deadly wound to his head when a bullet ricocheted off his helmet, authorities said.

LAPD Officers Receive Awards of Valor

May 30, 2008
On Wednesday, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City Council members and top Los Angeles Police Department brass joined about 800 law enforcement personnel and others at a ceremony honoring this year's recipients of the LAPD's Medal of Valor. It is the agency's highest honor and one reserved for acts of bravery in the line of duty.

Off-Duty New Orleans Officer Dies in Drawbridge Accident

May 21, 2008
Shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday, Tommie Felix's silver BMW moved up onto an open drawbridge, past a safety barrier that failed to drop, and careered off the roadway, plunging into darkness.

Four Philly Officers to Be Fired Over Videotaped Violence

May 19, 2008
Four Philadelphia police officers will be fired, three others will be disciplined and a supervising sergeant will be demoted because of the violent beating of three suspects caught after a shooting, the city's mayor and police commissioner said Monday.

Avon Protection Receives CBRN NIOSH Approval for Advanced Face Masks with C420 PAPR Unit

May 19, 2008
Specialist and tactical responders can now take advantage of Avon Protection Systems, Inc.’s new C420 powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) system. The C420 blower unit used with the company’s most advanced face masks recently received National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) approval.

20th Annual D.C. Candlelight Vigil Honors Fallen Police Officers

May 14, 2008
An annual candlelight vigil lit up the Northwest side of D.C. Tuesday night, honoring the fallen law enforcement officials who died in the line of duty.

Pennsylvania Troopers Make Record Number of DUI Arrests

May 9, 2008
As part of its efforts to keep Pennsylvania's highways safe for all travelers, State Police last year arrested 15,583 people for driving under the influence, a 3 percent increase over the number arrested for DUI in 2007, and the highest total for a single year in the department's history, State Police Commissioner Jeffrey B. Miller announced today.

Charlotte Extends Medical Insurance to Widows of Slain Officers

May 4, 2008
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and Charlotte firefighters now have additional peace of mind in the form of extended insurance coverage. The city is extending medical insurance to family members of those killed in the line of duty.
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