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Florida Officer Dies in ATV Crash

December 13, 2018
Officer Jermaine Brown of the Miami-Dade Police Department has reportedly died from injuries sustained when his all-terrain vehicle struck a tree near a canal where he was patrolling.

Judge Denies Ex-Deputy's Motion to Dismiss Parkland Shooting Lawsuit

December 12, 2018
The only armed deputy stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School the day of Nikolas Cruz’s deadly rampage asked a Broward judge on Wednesday to find he had “no legal duty” to protect the students and faculty from harm.

Former Florida Officer Sues Department for Age Discrimination

December 6, 2018
Frank Arias was a Tallahassee police officer for 30 years before he resigned in October 2017 following a reprimand he said did not follow protocol.

Video: Florida Trooper Struck by Vehicle at Roadside Crash in Serious Condition

December 4, 2018
A Florida State Trooper pushed a bystander out of the path of an oncoming vehicle before being struck by that car at the scene of a traffic collision on Monday.

Florida Trooper Suffers Minor Injuries in Roll-over Crash

December 4, 2018
A Florida Highway Patrol trooper—who has not been identified—was involved in a roll-over crash early Monday morning.

Florida Officers Add Christmas Decorations to Home of Injured Colleague

December 3, 2018
Officers with the Orlando (FL) Police Department visited the home of Officer Kevin Valencia to deliver some Christmas Cheer. Valencia remains in a coma after being shot in June.

Veteran Florida Officer Dies of On-Duty Medical Emergency

November 29, 2018
The Miami Beach (FL) Police Department issued a statement on Twitter on Wednesday announcing the sudden death of Detective Larry Marrero, a 28-year veteran of the department.

Florida State Senator Files Bill to Triple Prison Time for Harming K-9s

November 29, 2018
Currently in Florida, killing a police dog is a third-degree felony -- which carries a sentence of up to five years in prison. If passed, the new legislation would make killing any public safety dog a second-degree felony, tripling the maximum prison sentence to up to 15 years.

Former Florida Chief Gets 3 Years for Framing Suspects in Burglary Cases

November 28, 2018
Three former officers have also pleaded guilty in the case, which centered around Atesiano's efforts to improve the department's crime-solving rate.

Florida Man Accused of Shooting Officer with AK-47 Says He "Didn't Mean to"

November 28, 2018
Investigators said Roberts has pulled a gun on officers during two other past incidents earlier this year and has a violent past.

Florida Officer Responding to Man-with-a-Gun Call Injured in Vehicle Collision

November 27, 2018
Boynton Beach (FL) Police Department said on Twitter that the officer—who has not yet been identified—reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Citizens Come to Aid of Florida Officer Shot by Felon Armed with a Rifle

November 26, 2018
Officer Kevin Hird was struck in the right arm during a confrontation with a suspect armed with a rifle. Citizens immediately rushed to Hird's aid, applying pressure to his wound until EMS responders arrived.

Florida Reserve Officer Arrested Following Hit-and-Run Collision

November 21, 2018
Miami police spokeswoman Kiara Delva told WPLG-TV that 55-year-old Milton Roy Lovett served as a full time police officer with the City of Miami for 14 years until he retired in July 2013. Lovett is currently a reserve officer with the department.

Florida Police Commander Criticized Over Parkland Attack Response Resigns

November 21, 2018
Commander Jan Jordan had been described in testimony before a commission investigating the Valentine's Day massacre as being "ineffective" and having a "dream-like" nature to her speech during the incident.

Florida Police Impostor Accused of Murdering 2 Teens, Wounding Another

November 20, 2018
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said that 46-year-old Elwood Timothy Robinson is accused of shooting and killing 19-year-old William Hughes and 16-year-old Jeremy Stewart. He also reportedly wounded an unidentified female teen with a gunshot to her hand.

Florida Captain Was "Dream Like" During Response to Parkland School Shooting

November 19, 2018
According to the Miami Herald, a commission investigating the Feb. 14 massacre was told that the Broward Sheriff's Office captain who took charge of the scene during the incident was "ineffective" and had a "dream-like" nature to her speech during the incident.

Florida Officer Charged in Fatal Patrol Vehicle Collision

November 15, 2018
The Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office said on Wednesday that Officer John Young Song—who has been with the police department for six years— was travelling at nearly 80 miles per hour when he crashed his marked patrol vehicle into a car driven by Emilio Vizcaino in March.

Report: Some Deputies Don't Remember Active Shooter Training Prior to Parkland Massacre

November 15, 2018
According to a new report, some deputies with the Broward County (FL) Sheriff’s Office couldn’t remember the last time they attended mass-shooter training—others couldn't recall what they'd learned when they did attend.

Photo: Florida Deputies Stop "Fred Flintstone" for Speeding

November 14, 2018
"Mr. Flinstone was issued a citation for speed and became unruly and had to be detained. After further investigation, Mr. Flinstone was issued a Notice To Appear and released," the agency said.

Orlando PD to Get 800 new AR-15 Patrol Rifles

November 13, 2018
The upgraded weapons—including optics and lights—will cost an estimated $1.34 million, according to OPD spokesman Eduardo Bernal.
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