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Vermont Sheriff Named To Late Wife's Job

August 11, 2011
Sgt. Ray Allen took over as sheriff of Grand Isle County, Vt., on Wednesday with mixed emotions — grateful for the opportunity, yet sad to replace the prior sheriff. Sheriff Allen has taken over a job left open when the former sheriff, and his wife, took her own life earlier this summer.

Atlanta Officer Struck at Vehicle Stop Leaves Hospital

August 11, 2011
An Atlanta Police investigator who was run down at a traffic stop in July has been released from the hospital, and returned home where he is still recovering from serious injuries.

Tulsa Officer Gave 'Take Out' Order for Inmate

August 11, 2011
Sgt. Carla Housely said she wrote out a statement by inmate Durrell Collins, who claimed that Tulsa Police Officer Bill Yelton asked him to beat up another inmate in the Tulsa Jail,

Embattled Fullerton Chief Goes on Medical Leave

August 11, 2011
Following the decision by Chief Michael Sellers' doctor to place the chief on medical leave, City Manager Joe Felz named Capt. Kevin Hamilton as interim chief.

Feds Indict 65 In N.Y. Gang Sweep

August 10, 2011
Federal authorities unsealed five indictments Tuesday charging 65 people with crimes such as murder, narcotics distribution, and firearms possession in Yonkers, New York. Of those, 59 are members or associates of the Elm Street Wolves or the Cliff Street Gangsters street gangs.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Tennessee Highway Patrol</strong></em></p>

Tennessee Highway Patrol Names First Female Major

August 10, 2011
Betty Blair, who has served as captain over the Inspectional Services Bureau, will be assigned as the executive officer to Colonel Tracy Trott. Major Blair has been part of the Inspectional Services Bureau (ISB) since 1999, first as a trooper assigned to the accreditation team.
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California Agency Adds Third Eurocopter AS350

August 10, 2011
Each of the Air Support Unit's B2s are equipped with Spectrolab searchlights with 30 million candlepower, L-3/Wescam forward looking infrared (FLIR), and avionics for communication and navigation.

NYPD Forms Social Media Unit

August 10, 2011
The NYPD has formed a new social-media unit of officers assigned to sniff out troublemakers and criminal behavior on Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace.

Philly Implements Curfew to Curb Flash Mob Violence

August 10, 2011
In recent weeks, there have been several assaults by teens on city residents, CNN reports. These attacks, or "flash mobs," are organized via e-mail and social media Websites.

FBI: Ted Bundy's DNA May Solve More Murders

August 10, 2011
Detectives in Tacoma, Wash., hope to solve the case of 8-year-old Ann Marie Burr, who disappeared from her house in 1961. Bundy, who was 14 at the time and living in Tacoma, denied responsibility for her disappearance.
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