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Pa. Teen Gets 25 to 50 years for Shooting Two Officers

October 16, 2008
Donyea Phillips, who pleaded guilty in July to two counts of attempted murder and related charges, apologized to Officers Christopher Reed and Stephen Holts. Phillips insisted to Common Pleas Court Judge Glenn B. Bronson that he did not know police were trying to come through the door when he blindly fired through a window Nov. 13.

Savage Range Systems Awarded Patent

October 16, 2008
Savage Range Systems—manufacturers of indoor and outdoor shooting ranges, bullet traps, target systems, and shoot houses—has been awarded U.S. Patent Number 7,434,811 for its Air Barrier System (ABS).

Texas Sheriff Charged with Helping Mexican Cartel Smuggle Drugs

October 15, 2008
Federal agents arrested Starr County Sheriff Reymundo "Rey" Guerra on Tuesday for his alleged role in a drug trafficking organization with ties to the Gulf Cartel.

Feds Charge 14 in St. Louis with Illegally Sending Money to Palestinians

October 15, 2008
A federal indictment made public Tuesday accuses 14 people of operating a criminal enterprise in St. Louis that illegally funneled money to the Palestinian territories. Although the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force was one of the agencies on the case, officials would not comment on whether they think terrorism was involved in the crime.
Tags: Terrorism, FBI

Officers and Families to Mark 17th Anniversary of National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

October 14, 2008

U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Jennifer Thacker, national president of Concerns of Police Survivors, will join law enforcement officers, supporters, and surviving family members of officers killed in the line of duty in commemorating the 17th anniversary of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.

BAE's Protech Armored Products Introduces Ultra-Lightweight Protective Helmets Made With Dyneema

October 14, 2008
DSM Dyneema today announced that Protech Armored Products, a BAE Systems Products Group company, is marketing protective helmets made with ultra-strong Dyneema HB26 unidirectional (UD) composite in the United States. The Denver Police Department in Colorado is the first U.S. organization to adopt the new Protech Delta LT helmets.

Armor Express Awarded Federal BOP Vest Order

October 14, 2008
A contract to produce some 10,000 spike resistant vests has been awarded Central Lake Armor Express, Inc., by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Mobile Satellite Ventures Expands Communications Coverage from Coast to Coast

October 14, 2008
Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV) has joined with the state of Washington's Military Department Emergency Management Division to launch the NorthWest Satellite Mutual Aid Radio Talkgroup (NWSMART) serving public safety interests throughout seven states in the northwestern U.S.

One in Three Recent Atlanta Police Academy Graduates Have Criminal Records

October 13, 2008
More than one-third of recent Atlanta Police Academy graduates have been arrested or cited for a crime, according to a review of their job applications. The arrests ranged from minor offenses such as shoplifting to violent charges including assault. More than one-third of the officers had been rejected by other law enforcement agencies, and more than half of the recruits admitted using marijuana.

LAPD Officer Named NLEOMF Officer of the Month

October 13, 2008
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has announced the selection of Police Officer III Andrew Taylor of the Los Angeles Police Department as its most recent Officer of the Month.
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