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Saving Police Lives

February 1, 2011

The odds of you dying in a traffic accident are much higher than the odds of you being shot while restrained in your car.

Prison Shanks

February 1, 2011
The jail-made "shank" is fashioned from this material by sharpened by scraping the metal on concrete floors. A handle is fashioned from paper or cloth. Since the length of the shank is small, the handle is often held in the palm of the fist with the blade protruding from between the middle and ring fingers like a push dagger.

Edged Weapons and Gang Culture

February 1, 2011
Edged-weapon gang culture flourished most prominently in American jails and prisons. Every inmate is expected to be able to defend himself. Gang members take this to mean they must be armed with an edged weapon.

Bar Patron Shot After Striking Indianapolis Cop With Vehicle

January 31, 2011
Officer Deanne Pulley, a 21-year veteran, was struck twice by the vehicle driven by Michelle Marsh, 31, outside of Lizards Pub and Grill at about 10 p.m. Sunday. Pulley's partner, Officer Christin Rudell, returned fire, striking Marsh in the abdomen.

California Gang Detective Wounded By Gunfire From Vehicle

January 30, 2011
The detective driving the vehicle was struck once in the upper torso by gunfire and was immediately transported to a local hospital by his partner. He's 30 years old, a seven-year member of LBPD and expected to fully recover.

Washington Corrections Officials Respond to Officer's Slaying

January 30, 2011
On Monday, the state's top correctional official told POLICE Magazine the agency was well aware of Byron Sherf's violent past and allowed him additional access privileges, because he had shown good behavior. It was one reason Sherf was transferred to the medium-security Monroe facility.

PETA Donation Assists Wounded N.J. K-9

January 29, 2011
After learning that a K-9 dog named Jordon was shot in the chest during a standoff between Salem (N.J.) Police and a suspect on on Wednesday, staffers from the animal-rights group PETA are chipping in and sending a contribution to the Salem County K-9 Association.

Detroit Police Precinct Attack

January 29, 2011

The Detroit PD released a clip of narrated surveillance video from the Northwestern District station shooting. The clip shows a gunman striding into the station, and spraying volleys from a shotgun at surprised officers before being fatally wounded within inches of three of his victims. Source: Associated Press.

California Officer Shoots 16-Year-Old During Knife Attack

January 27, 2011
Three 16-year-old boys had robbed a 41-year-old woman of her cell phone and some personal items before being confronted by officers. One boy then grabbed, and stabbed, the officer.

Shot Oregon Cop Twice Decorated As Officer of the Year

January 24, 2011
Officer Steven Dodds, 45, is a decorated officer who was named Officer of the Year by his agency in 2009 and 2010.

Federal Bill Would Help Establish National Blue Alert

January 24, 2011
H.R. 365 would encourage states to set up Blue Alerts for attacks on officers that are similar to the Amber Alert system used to locate abducted children.

11 Officers Shot Over 24 Hours Causes Fear of 'War on Cops'

January 24, 2011
The past 24 hours have been especially dangerous for U.S. law enforcement with 11 officers shot in five states: Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Oregon, and Washington.

Detroit Police Station Shooter Wanted Suicide by Cop

January 24, 2011
Lamar Deshea Moore, 38, had been implicated in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a runaway teenage girl, when he opened fire on officers inside Northwestern station.

Oakland School Officer Shoots Screwdriver Attacker

January 24, 2011
The officers had approached a suspicious vehicle near Skyline High School on Saturday evening when the attack occurred.

Oregon Cop Critically Wounded at Traffic Stop

January 24, 2011
The 45-year-old officer was hit multiple times, after he pulled over a 1984 Dodge SUV for speeding along Highway 101. State troopers used spike strips to stop the vehicle about 40 miles south of Lincoln City and are searching for the suspect, who fled into the woods.

Four Detroit Officers Shot In Precinct Assault

January 23, 2011
Commander Brian Davis, Sgt. Ray Saati, Officer David Anderson and a female sergeant were struck by rounds from the gunman's pistol-grip shotgun. All are expected to recover.

Wash. Deputies Wounded In Walmart Gunfight

January 23, 2011
A female deputy who entered the chaotic scene ended the gunfight by shooting the subject, after the man also shot a young woman who had run toward him.

Indianapolis Officer Shot By Felon Fights for Life

January 23, 2011
Indianapolis Metro Police Officer David Moore was shot twice in the face during a Sunday morning traffic stop, and remained in a coma in critical condition Sunday evening.

Miami-Dade Detectives Killed Serving Murder Warrant

January 20, 2011
Miami-Dade Police Detectives Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth were shot and killed while serving a warrant to a man recently paroled from prison and wanted in connection to an October homicide. Castillo died at the scene, and Haworth succumbed later in surgery.

Parolee Shoots L.A. County Deputy In the Face

January 13, 2011
Nestor Torres, a shot-caller with the Lott Stoners gang, shot Ahmed, 27, as the officer approached him. The training officer then returned fire, killing Torres.
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