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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.

LAPD Officers Pull Jumper from Ledge

August 1, 2011

LAPD officers saved a suicidal man distraught over the breakup of his girlfriend  who had climbed onto the 13th-floor ledge of a downtown building.

Oregon Trooper Rescues Man with Head Pinned Under Truck

July 28, 2011
An Oregon State Police trooper patrolling an area he usually doesn't patrol rescued a man whose head was pinned under a pickup truck near Dorena Lake south of Eugene.

N.J. Cop Delivers Baby in McDonald's Bathroom

July 22, 2011
A Newark (N.J.) Police officer is being hailed as a hero, after he helped a woman deliver her baby boy on Wednesday afternoon in a McDonald's bathroom.

Video: Wisc. Officer Who Saved Family from Train Leaves Agency

June 19, 2011
The Wisconsin police officer who saved a family from an oncoming train, suffering serious injuries and gaining acclaim as a national "officer of the month" has left his agency.

Pa. Officer Pulls Sleeping Couple Out of Burning Home

June 14, 2011
Officer Kirk Kotchig headed into a home in the 400 block of Patton Street in Wilmerding around 2 a.m. Tuesday to save the couple who was sleeping one floor below the attic, which was on fire.

Video: Texas Officers Support Rice U. Cop Fired for Responding to Officer Down Call

June 6, 2011
Officer David Sedmak’s trouble began when he heard a radio call on May 7 about a shooting at a downtown Houston Greyhound station. After learning that an officer had been shot, Sedmak left the campus – two minutes away from the scene – and rushed to the scene to help. Officers said Sedmak was a hero, but Rice University fired him for dereliction of duty.

Ohio Officer Saves Teen from Drowning

June 6, 2011
Saturday evening, Officer Jim Ennemoser heard an emergency call for the fire department over the scanner, and decided to head to the river himself. "I was coming down the path right here, I could hear people yelling to the people in the water to try and make it to shore," Ennemoser said, while pointing to the spot of the incident.

Houston Officer Killed by Drunk Driver Remembered as Hero

June 2, 2011
Will’s last words were a shouted warning that saved the life of a civilian witness Will was interviewing as Johoan Rodriguez’s vehicle crashed through a police barrier and barreled toward them. Rodriguez has been charged in connection with Will’s death.

Chicago Recruit Struck While Helping Motorist Returns to Duty

May 25, 2011
Chicago Police Officer Daniel Vazquez returned to patrol this week, after recovering from serious injuries suffered while attempting to help a female driver at a crash scene.

Delaware State Police Assist Rescue of Oil Tanker Crewman

May 4, 2011
Delaware state troopers assisted firefighters and paramedics in the air rescue of the crewman who fell into an oil tanker's 20-foot cargo hole on Tuesday.
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