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<p>Photos courtesy of Her BlueWear and Tru-Spec.</p>

New Uniforms Boast Comfort, Technology, and Tradition  

May 16, 2013

By Brittni Rubin

Law enforcement agencies across the country value functional uniforms. As fabric and design technology improve, manufacturers are able to create a more diverse array of products that enhance efficiency on the job.

<p>Officer Lawson&#39;s patrol car was hit numerous times; six rounds struck the officer. Photo courtesy of Oklahoma City Police Department.</p>

Shots Fired: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 08/29/2010  

March 14, 2013

By Dean Scoville

Before Lawson had time to open her car door, the man turned and raised a rifle and began shooting. Lawson's mind kicked into a hyperkinetic drive, her synapses firing in rapid-fire succession of one another and keeping pace with the man's action on the trigger of the AR-15 he was wielding.

<p>Photo courtesy of Kristin Shiner.</p>

Off-Duty Florida Deputy Stops Gunman From Killing More  

December 18, 2012

By Melanie Basich

On July 25, Sgt. Kristin Shiner was relaxing at home. However, when she heard shots fired near her house, she quickly switched modes and successfully kept an armed neighbor who'd killed a door-to-door salesman from continuing to shoot.

<p><span>Screenshot via KPRC.</span></p>

Do You Have a Personal Life?  

November 2, 2012

By David Griffith

Cops are being punished for activities that they participated in while off duty and while not identifying themselves as officers. So one has to ask the questions: What is an officer permitted to do off duty? Where are the red lines? And at what point do officers lose their First Amendment rights?

<p>Photo courtesy of 5.11 Tactical.</p>

Clothes That Make the Woman  

October 11, 2012

By Ronnie Garrett

Ill-fitting uniforms designed to fit a man's body rather than a woman's do more than just create a disheveled appearance. They also hamper a female officer's ability to do her job.

<p><span>A female police officer makes an arrest in the 1980s.&nbsp;</span>Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Police Historical Society.</p>

The First Female Patrol Officers  

September 21, 2012

By Dean Scoville

The dawn of the contemporary female officer came in 1972. It was a moment in time where law enforcement's and the public's attitude toward women with badges began to change and female officers began to be perceived as "real police."

<p><span>Officers Kris Kubasta (left) and&nbsp;<span>Jenni Byrd.&nbsp;</span></span>Photo: Nick Byrd.</p>

Officers Save Two Sleeping Women from Burning Home  

September 19, 2012

By Melanie Basich

A few hours after ringing in the new year, Officer Jenni Byrd of the San Jose Police Department spotted a growing fire through the window of a woman's home. She and Officer Kris Kubasta rousted the sleeping woman and her friend upstairs and brought them outside to safety.

<p>Photo courtesy of Chicago P.D.</p>

Two Chicago Cops Save One of Their Own  

August 30, 2012

By Melanie Basich

Officer Kirsten Lund and Sgt. Christopher Kapa responded to an officer-down call and immediately transported the profusely bleeding Officer Del Pearson in a squad car to a nearby emergency room, saving his life.

<p>Photo: IMPD</p>

Ind. Officer Blocks Drunk Driver To Save Injured Partner  

April 18, 2012

By Melanie Basich

Officer Christin Rudell of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department stood in harm's way and fired her weapon on a drunk driving suspect to prevent the woman from running over her beat partner with a car again.

<p>Woolrich offers its boxy CCW short-sleeve shirt. Photo: Scott Smith</p>

Casual Clothing for Concealed Carry  

April 16, 2012

By Scott Smith

Police gear suppliers are stepping up to the concealed-carry challenge, creating shirts and pants that don't print and provide easy access to your weapon. These same companies are also creating footwear and packs that don't scream "cop," yet meet your needs.

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