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Slain Female Officer Remembered as Stickler for Officer Safety

November 30, 2009
Before joining the Lakewood (Wash.) Police Department, Tina Griswold earned a reputation as a hard-charging, well-liked officer in Lacey who never let things slide when it came to officer safety. Griswold, 40, was among four Lakewood officers slain early Sunday while working on their laptops at a coffee shop.
Lakewood officers killed Sunday were identified as (clockwise, from upper left) Tina Griswold, Ronald Owens, Greg Richards and Mark Renninger. Photos via Lakewood PD

Lakewood PD Identifies Four Officers In Coffeehouse Shooting

November 29, 2009
Sgt. Mark Renninger and three other patrol officers were killed by the gunman. One officer reached the shop's doorway and returned fire, wounding the assailant.

Rookie Cop Grazed In Seattle Shooting Ready For Duty

November 23, 2009
Rookie Seattle officer Britt Sweeney is ready to return to patrol duties after watching the fatal shooting of her partner during a Halloween ambush, the Seattle Times reports.

NY Subway Groping On The Rise

November 20, 2009
Complaints by female subway riders in New York are rising and the NYPD has been conducting undercover investigations with female officers to snare gropers.

Officer Used Lessons From Virginia Tech To Halt Fort Hood Shooter

November 9, 2009
Civilian officer Kimberly Munley is credited with applying lessons learned from the 2007 rampage at Virginia Tech to halt an active shooter at Fort Hood before he killed more victims, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
Officer Kim Munley, stopped Fort Hood active shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, is shown with singer Dierks Bentley. Photo via Munley's Twitter page.

Army Officials Praise Police Woman Who Wounded Fort Hood Shooter

November 6, 2009
Kimberly Munley, who remains hospitalized with the other victims, confronted the suspected shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who drew two handguns and began firing in a building where soldiers were preparing to deploy overseas.

Boston Officer Claims Colleague Raped Her

October 27, 2009
A Boston police officer has filed a restraining order against another officer in the department, claiming that he assaulted her and stalked her, the Boston Globe reports.

Officer Remains On Duty After Stun Gun Use Questioned

October 19, 2009
Fort Worth police officer Stephanie Phillips will remain on active duty while a grand jury reviews an incident where she twice Tasered a mentally ill man who later died, the Star-Telegram reports.

Durham Officer Fired in Overtime Scandal

October 15, 2009
A Durham, N.C., officer who was fired Wednesday as a result of an overtime scandal is not going out without a fight.

Fired Oakland Officer Files Gender-Bias Suit

October 6, 2009
Karla Rush's actions were similar to that of her male counterparts, her attorney is quoted telling the news outlet. Rush was one of four officers fired in April for telling judges that substances seized from suspects had tested positive in the crime lab as narcotics, when they had not.
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