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Texas Agency Adds Two New SWAT Team Members, Including First Female

December 11, 2018
The San Antonio (TX) Police Department added two new members to its SWAT Team last week—one of whom is the first ever female to join the unit.

Oklahoma Department Seeks to Recruit More Female Officers

November 21, 2018
The Tulsa (OK) Police Department wants more women in its ranks. Currently, out of more than 800 sworn Tulsa police officers, only about 100 are women.

Texas Deputy Drowns as Patrol Vehicle is Swept into Floodwaters

November 1, 2018
Rookie Deputy Sheriff Loren Vasquez was reportedly responding to reports of high water when her patrol car was swept into a water-filled ditch and overturned.

Army Sergeant Convicted of Killing Virginia Officer Gets Life in Prison

October 26, 2018
A deadlocked jury has resulted in Army Staff Sergeant Ronald Hamilton—who was convicted of capital murder last month for killing his wife and a Prince William County (VA) police officer—likely spending the rest of his life in prison, rather than being given a death penalty.

Massachusetts Officer Reportedly Engaged to Marry Rosie O'Donnell

October 23, 2018
Rosie O'Donnell, the former co-host of The View, is reportedly engaged to marry a police officer with the Worcester (MA) Police Department.

Rookie South Carolina Officer Pulls Over Mayor on First Day of Duty

October 22, 2018
Myrtle Beach, SC, Mayor Brenda Bethune said in a Facebook post that she was the subject of a traffic stop by the city's newest patrol officer—Amanda Johnston—and that she's glad she got pulled over for an expired tag.

New NYPD Officer is Daughter of 9/11 Hero

October 16, 2018
Jillian Suarez had just turned nine years old when her father—45-year-old cop Ramon Suarez—ran three times into the North Tower of the World Trade Center to save individuals from the smoke-filled building.

NYPD Officer Sues Mayor, City for Harassment Over Pumping Breast Milk at Work

October 9, 2018
Simone Teagle says her supervisors "gave her so many problems about her requests to pump at work that she developed mastitis, a painful condition that arises when nursing mothers fail to express milk regularly," according to the New York Post.

Police Product Test: TRU-SPEC Women's 24-7 Series 24-7 Xpedition Pants

October 5, 2018

The Women's 24-7 Xpedition Pants are cut specifically for women. They have a lower rise with a women's cut in the hips and thighs.

Arkansas AG Names Longtime ASP Special Agent "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year"

October 5, 2018
Becky Vacco—a longtime special agent with the Arkansas State Police—has been named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

VA Man Convicted of Capital Murder in Deaths of Wife, Rookie Officer

September 27, 2018
Ronald Hamilton, 34, of Woodbridge, VA, was charged in connection with the February 2016 fatal shootings of his wife, Crystal Hamilton, and Officer Ashley Guindon, who was just hours into her first shift as a Prince William County police officer.

Texas Department Welcomes 54-Year-Old Rookie Officer

September 25, 2018
At 54 years of age, Officer Wendy Caldwell has joined the Houston (TX) Police Department as the agency's oldest rookie.

Jury Hears Testimony from Officers Who Survived Shooting that Killed Rookie Officer

September 13, 2018
Officer Jesse Hempen—who suffered a gunshot wound to his upper leg—and Officer David McKeown—who was shot in the chest, groin and right elbow—told the jury about the shooting that left rookie Officer Ashley Guindon fatally wounded.

Chicago Officer Dies by Suicide Inside Her Personally Owned Vehicle

September 12, 2018
A police officer with the Chicago Police Department died by suicide in her personally owned vehicle on Wednesday. The officer has not yet been identified.

Oregon "Cop Watcher" Faces Charges of Violating Stalking Restrictions

September 12, 2018
A man who had been ordered to stay away from Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw has turned himself in to police for violating that court order.

New Jersey Officer Injured When DUI Driver Crashes Into Her Squad Car

September 10, 2018
An officer with the Brick Township (NJ) Police Department was assisting with an investigation of a motor vehicle accident when a suspected drunk driver slammed into her parked squad car.

Dallas Officer Who Fatally Shot Man in Wrong Apartment to Be Charged

September 7, 2018
A Dallas police officer who fatally shot a man when she entered the wrong apartment will soon be charged according to Dallas police Chief Renee Hall. An arrest warrant was in the process of being issued as of Friday afternoon.

Ohio SRO Placed on Leave for 'Arcing' TASER to Wake Sleeping Student

September 7, 2018
An officer with the Smithville (OH) Police Department has been placed on unpaid leave after reportedly "arcing" her TASER to wake a sleeping student.

California Department Hires First Ever Female Police Officer

September 7, 2018
The Del Rey Oaks (CA) Police Department has hired a female police officer for the first time in its history. Officer Beatrice Pereda started her field training this week.

Good Samaritan Pulls Sheriff’s Deputy Out Of Burning Squad Car

August 31, 2018
An unknown man rescued a Cook County Sheriff's Deputy from her burning patrol vehicle early Thursday. The officer had been trapped in her squad car following a collision with another vehicle.
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