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Daughter of Slain Pennsylvania Trooper Takes U.S. Army Oath of Service

December 4, 2018
The 22-year-old daughter of a Pennsylvania state trooper who was killed in the line of duty nearly a decade ago is following in her father's footsteps, taking the U.S. Army Oath of Service beside her father's grave over the weekend.

Pennsylvania City Disbands Department Months After Fatal OIS of Teen

December 3, 2018
Over the weekend, the East Pittsburgh (PA) Police Department disbanded, less than six months after the fatal officer-involved shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose.

Pennsylvania Police Chief Arrested for Suspected DUI

November 20, 2018
Swatara Township police say that Charles Kellar was pulled over after officers received a call about an erratic driver.

Pennsylvania Police Shoot, Wound, Apparently Suicidal Gun-Wielding Subject

November 15, 2018
Police in Philadelphia responded to a call of a man wielding a gun on Tuesday evening, arriving at the scene to find 66-year-old Patrick McGuinn on his front porch with a gun in his hand.

Suspect in Shooting of Philadelphia Officer Held on $3.3 Million Bail

November 12, 2018
The man accused of shooting a Philadelphia police officer, and a man who apparently interfered with the investigation, have been identified and are being held on bail.

Philadelphia Officer Shot, Wounded; 2 Suspects in Custody

November 7, 2018
Authorities say two suspects have been arrested in a shooting that wounded a Philadelphia police officer after he and another uniformed officer apparently interrupted a confrontation between two men.

Video: Off-Duty Rookie Officer Fired Over Confrontation with On-Duty Officer

November 5, 2018
A rookie officer with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has been fired over a confrontation with a uniformed officer with the Swissvale (PA) Police Department.

Off-Duty Rookie Fired Over Confrontation with Uniformed Officer

November 5, 2018
A rookie officer with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has been fired over a confrontation with a uniformed officer with the Swissvale (PA) Police Department. A witness caught the incident on cell phone video as 25-year-old Sidney Bates—who had just been sworn in with the PPD in May—got into a dispute with an officer in the street. More Here.

Love and Hate: Some Observations about the Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack

November 2, 2018
It's somewhat disappointing that it takes an act of evil for the pure good in people to come bubbling visibly to the surface, but when the deep-down-good does show itself, we are reminded that it's been there all along—it's just been hiding beneath the waterline.

Pennsylvania Police Seize Drugs and Guns in Arrest

November 1, 2018
Officers with the Upper Darby (PA) Police Department were serving a warrant on a man wanted for parole violations when they discovered a stash of $10,500 in cash, more than 1,000 bags filled with drugs and a number of firearms.

Pittsburgh Officers Injured during Synagogue Shooting Cheered at NHL Game

October 31, 2018
Just before the puck was dropped in the hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Islanders, two of the officers injured in the tragic mass murder at the Tree of Life synagogue on Saturday stood before a crowd roaring with their appreciation for their heroics.

4 Pittsburgh Officers Recovering from Injuries Suffered in Synagogue Shooting

October 30, 2018
Four officers with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police who were injured while responding to the deadliest attack on Jews in United States history are reportedly recovering.

Wife of Slain Officer Removed from Appeal Hearing for Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

October 30, 2018
During a hearing to determine whether or not to extend the appeal hearing of Mumia Abu-Jamal in the fatal 1981 shooting of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, Maureen Faulkner—the officer's widow—rose to her feet to sternly address the judge.

Pittsburgh Synagogue Gunman Made Anti-Semitic Statements on Fringe Social Media Site

October 29, 2018
Robert Bowers—the 46-year-old man who opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh in an attack that left 11 dead and six injured—reportedly made anti-Semitic statements on a social media website that has become a haven for white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other extremists, according to the New York Times.

11 Killed in Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, 4 Officers Wounded

October 27, 2018
The initial call to 911 was made around 9:54 a.m. and officers were dispatched to the scene within a minute. When officers arrived, the gunman reportedly shot at them, forcing officers to use their vehicles as a shield. The gunman was said to be exiting the building when he encountered a uniformed officer and went back inside. Eventually, he was pinned down on the third floor by tactical officers and apprehended.

Video: Pennsylvania State Helicopter Called to Quell Unruly Crowd at College Football Game

October 2, 2018
A Pennsylvania State police helicopter was called in to hover low over a tailgate party prior to the Penn State football game against Ohio State on Saturday.

5 Shot, Gunman Dead in Attack on Pennsylvania Magistrate's Office

September 20, 2018
Police officers from Masontown and German Township entered the lobby and engaged the shooter. The officer from German Township shot and fatally wounded the suspect.

How the Threat of Terrorism has Changed Since 9/11

September 14, 2018
Now that law enforcement — particularly the FBI — has placed such an emphasis on investigating and thwarting attacks, a complex and costly plan like the one used on 9/11 would come to the attention of some three-letter agency, and the attackers arrested or killed (depending upon where we found them). Consequently, the tactics of the major terrorist organizations have changed.

DA: Police Not at Fault for Death of Pennsylvania Man During Search

August 31, 2018
Berks County District Attorney John Adams has concluded that the death of 51-year-old Gregory Longenecker as he fled police into a thicket of tall grass was his own fault, not the fault of the police who were chasing him.

Pennsylvania Town Considers Disbanding Police Department after Fatal OIS

August 23, 2018
Officials in East Pittsburgh, PA, are considering dissolving that town's police department after a controversial officer-involved shooting in June.
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