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Mass. Officer Saves Man Who Drove Into River

March 5, 2012

A Rehoboth (Mass.) police officer waded into a frigid river to save a man who had driven into the water.

N.Y. Officer Trapped In House Fire Suffer Minor Injuries

February 15, 2012
Two Schenectady (N.Y.) Police officers suffered minor injuries today searching for residents of a house fire. The officers were treated and released.

San Diego Cop Pulls Driver From Burning Car

February 8, 2012
A San Diego Police officer who witnessed a fiery crash Tuesday night in Clairemont broke the window of a car and pulled the unconscious driver from the burning wreckage.

N.J. Officer Pulls Man From Fiery Wreck

February 2, 2012
After a neighbor called to alert police, Officer Lauren Keilitz and Officer Michael Diblasi responded to a car fire on Biscayne Road at 8:44 p.m. that involved a 2005 BMW 745i.

N.Y. Cop Saves Third Life In Two Weeks

February 2, 2012
Suffolk County (N.Y.) Police Officer James Garside, who is also an emergency medical technician, has saved three people in the last two weeks.

Texas Officer Saves Burning Man

January 9, 2012
A San Antonio Police officer likely saved the life of a burning man after the officer's quick use of a fire extinguisher.

Vermont Officer Talks Jumper Off Bridge

January 8, 2012
Burlington (Vt.) Police Officer Laura Pezzulo convinced a suicidal man perched on the Main Street bridge Saturday night not to jump to his death.

FBI Agent Drowns In Puerto Rico

December 30, 2011
Special Agent Daniel Knapp accidentally drowned on Thursday, while attempting to rescue a distressed swimmer at Playa Escondida (Hidden Beach) in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

NLEOMF Launches Holiday Heroes Campaign

December 16, 2011
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund launches its Holiday Heroes campaign encouraging citizens to recognize law enforcement officers for their service and sacrifice.

Texas Cop Saves Boy Choked by Zip Tie

November 16, 2011
A Pasadena (Texas) Police officer used a seat-belt cutter to save a boy who had slipped a zip tie around his neck and tightened it. While being pulled over for a seat-belt violation on Nov. 5, the driver asked the officer to help her 5- or 6-year-old son.

Fla. Cop Saves Apartment Residents In Arson Fire

November 7, 2011
A Clearwater (Fla.) Police officer entered a burning apartment complex this morning, helping residents exit the building before firefighters were able to get the fire under control.

Ohio Cop Saves Infant's Life

October 28, 2011
A Covington Police officer is being hailed as a hero for saving the life of a four-month-old baby, by quickly performing CPR on the infant.

Kansas Deputies Pull Man From Sinking Car

October 18, 2011
Two Franklin County (Kan.) Sheriff's deputies rescued a man from a car that was stuck and sinking in a pond. Deputy Bentley used a baton to smash the driver's side window and, with the help of Deputy Jones, pull the man to safety.

Ill. Cop Nominated for Heroes Award

October 10, 2011
Veteran Aurora (Ill.) Police Officer Liz Robinson-Chan is one of three finalists for General Motors' "Our Towns, Our Heroes" contest that recognizes firefighters, paramedics and police officers for exceptional service.

Maine Officer Pulls Man From Burning Car

October 10, 2011
Officer Andrew Weatherbee used his collapsible baton to shatter the vehicle's rear window and pulled 33-year-old Shaun Parsons to safety as flames spread through the vehicle.

NLEOMF's Officers of the Month

September 26, 2011

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has honored some of the nation's bravest and most dedicated officers through its Officer of the Month program. Officers of the month are nominated by their supervisors, and then the nominees are reviewed by the NLEOMF staff. Nominations that make the cut receive consideration from a select committee of NLEOMF board members. Last year POLICE Magazine became official media sponsor for the Officer of the Month program. We have been publishing detailed stories of the officers who have received this honor in print, since June 2010. View this gallery for photos and capsule summaries of the honorees.

N.J. Cop who Claimed Sgt. Left Him In Wreck Gets Settlement

September 13, 2011
Edison (N.J.) Police officer Joseph Kenney has received $250,000 from the city to settle a harassment claim that arose after he rescued two men from a smoking auto wreck.

Chicago Cop Saves Choking Baby

August 4, 2011
Officer Christopher Elliot was sitting in his cruiser doing paperwork, when the frantic father banged on his window. The officer began CPR by doing chest compressions that cleared food inthe child's airway.

Video: LAPD Officers Save Suicidal Man

August 1, 2011
The man, who is in his 30s, was distraught over a breakup with his girlfriend. In footage captured by a bystander, the man can be seen dangling from the edge, as officers grab him by the jeans. As officers attempted to pull him to safety, he reportedly tried to bite the arm of the officer who was holding onto him.

Missing Wyo. Deputy's Body Found

August 1, 2011
Searchers on Sunday morning found the body of a missing Converse County (Wyo.) Sheriff's deputy who had jumped into the North Platte River to help a struggling girl.
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