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Georgia Gang Members Convicted of Murder, Drug, and Multiple Violent Crimes

February 28, 2008
Five Georgia gang members were convicted earlier this week in federal district court of criminal charges that include racketeering, murder, attempted murder, assault, methamphetamine trafficking, and numerous related firearms offenses. The jury convicted the defendants after six weeks of trial and two days of deliberations.

Missouri City Council Shooter Used Stolen Gun

February 28, 2008
Authorities say the .44 caliber handgun used by Charles Lee "Cookie" Thornton to kill Kirkwood, Mo., police Sgt. William Biggs may have been stolen. After killing Biggs, Thornton took the officer's .40 S&W duty weapon and used both to open fire on the St. Louis suburb's city council. Four people, including another officer, were killed in the Feb. 7 shooting before Thornton was shot and killed by police.

Off-Duty Corrections Officer Uses TigerLight to Rescue Woman from Burning Car

February 28, 2008
The willingness to risk his life for another and the toughness of the TigerLight Non-Lethal Defense System flashlight helped off-duty Corrections Officer Lee O. Lindsay Jr., Major, save the life of a young lady in a burning vehicle.

Nearly 10,000 Officers Killed by Gunfire

February 26, 2008
A total of 69 American law enforcement officers were shot and killed during 2007, based on preliminary information received by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF). This represents a staggering 33-percent increase over the 52 officers killed by gunfire in 2006, and the second highest total over the last decade.

HAIX Announces NTOA Approval For Newest Boots

February 22, 2008
HAIX North America recently obtained NTOA approval on its two newest additions to the HAIX law enforcement/military line-up, the Airpower P7 High and the Airpower P9 Desert.

New Tennessee DNA Law Difficult for Agencies to Enforce

February 21, 2008
Implementation of a new Tennessee law has stalled due to a lack of funding and confusion over who should collect the DNA samples now required from all those arrested for a violent crime, not just those convicted.

Suspected Impaired Driver Parks Car, Walks Into Police Station

February 21, 2008
An apparent drunk driver walked into a Canadian police department's lobby Saturday after parking directly outside.

See Video Coverage of First-Ever TREXPO Boxing Match

February 21, 2008
Last night a local news crew was on hand in Long Beach, Calif., as TREXPO West attendees watched fellow officers battle each other in the boxing ring.

Wisconsin Officer Named NLEOMF Officer of the Month

February 21, 2008
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) selected Officer Benjamin Henrich of the City of Prescott (Wis.) Police Department as its Officer of the Month for January 2008 for his efforts to save a woman and nearby residents from a dangerous natural gas leak.

Gunman's Brother Offers Condolences to Downed LAPD SWAT Officer's Family

February 20, 2008
Wilfredo Rivera doesn't know why his brother shot and killed LAPD SWAT Officer Randal Simmons after first killing three family members, but he offered his condolences to the officer's family yesterday.
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