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Officer Who Responded to Joplin Tornado Dies from Lightning Injuries

June 3, 2011
Officer Jefferson "Jeff" Taylor, who was struck by lightning on Monday, May 23, while on tornado disaster response duty in Joplin, passed away at a hospital here on Friday. He was 31 years old. He worked for Riverside, a suburb on the north side of Kansas City.

Houston Officer Killed by Drunk Driver Remembered as Hero

June 2, 2011
Will’s last words were a shouted warning that saved the life of a civilian witness Will was interviewing as Johoan Rodriguez’s vehicle crashed through a police barrier and barreled toward them. Rodriguez has been charged in connection with Will’s death.
<p><em><strong>Photo via (Pat Gaines).</strong></em></p>

Video: Cops Called to Corral Bear at Oregon Grade School

June 2, 2011
Once police arrived at the scene, they surrounded the animal from every angle. The bear was shot with a tranquilizer dart after it ran across the street and climbed a tree.

Detectives Acquitted in Sean Bell Shooting Face Departmental Discipline

June 2, 2011
The three detectives acquitted in the Sean Bell shooting death will appear in the NYPD trial room Thursday as part of the disciplinary process against them.

Boston PD Seeks Jurisdiction Over Waterfront

June 2, 2011
Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said yesterday that city police are better equipped to respond to crimes in areas such as the Seaport District and Carson Beach that technically are part of Boston but that fall under State Police jurisdiction.

Prosecution Rests in Trial of Accused Dallas Cop Killer

June 2, 2011
The last witness called by prosecutors, Dr. Reade Quinton, who performed the autopsy on Sr. Cpl. Norm Smith, testified that the bullet wound to his left eye “was almost immediately a fatal shot.”
<p>Photo capture from ABC 7 Sarasota, Fla., <a href="">newscast</a>, <a href=""></a>.</p>

Video: Army Sgt. On Leave Thwarts Florida Bank Robbery

June 2, 2011
When Army Staff Sgt. Eddie Peoples returned to Sarasota this week on leave, he never expected to find himself using the combat skills he'd honed during four years in Iraq. But he sprang into action Tuesday afternoon when a bank robber hijacked his family fishing trip and pointed a gun at Peoples' 4- and 6-year-old sons.

Funeral Held for Newark Officer Killed in Drive-By Shooting

June 2, 2011
Newark Police Officer William Johnson was remembered today as a man devoted to his native city and his two daughters a week after he was killed in a drive-by shooting. He was off duty and standing at the counter of a fast-food restaurant in Newark waiting for a slice of pizza.

California Officer Gets Year for Stealing Guns

June 2, 2011
A former Long Beach, Calif., police officer has been formally sentenced to a year in jail for stealing weapons but will receive some credit for time already served behind bars.

Elbeco Supporting Officers' Cross-Country Bike Trek to Raise Funds for National LEO Memorial

June 1, 2011
Elbeco has signed on as a major sponsor of The Race Across America and issued a challenge grant to uniform distributors throughout the U.S. in support of the cause.
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