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Kansas Deputy Dies After Exchanging Gunfire With Suspect

September 29, 2009
Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy Brian S. Etheridge has died as a result of injuries he sustained from a gunshot wound while pursuing a suspect Monday near Wichita, Kan., KansasCity.com reports.

Mayor Who Banned Police Vehicle And Foot Pursuits Reverses Herself

September 28, 2009
A small-town South Carolina mayor who told police they couldn't chase suspects on foot or driving a patrol vehicle has changed her mind, WTKR-TV reports.

Bull Run: 1,400-Pound Steer Drags Officers Down N.J. Street

September 28, 2009
A 1,400-pound bull dragged officers who were attempting to return it to a slaughterhouse down the street during a 10-block run, before the animal was captured and returned, MyFoxNJ reports.

Man Killed By Dallas Officer Was Holding Cellphone

September 28, 2009
A Dallas police officer shot and killed a man who was pointing a black object at him that turned out to be a cell phone, the Dallas Morning News reports.
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Leading LE Pistol Supplier Faces Tax Investigation

September 27, 2009
Glock, the Austrian firearms supplier that claims to supply duty pistols to 65 percent of the American law enforcement market, is being investigated for tax evasion, according to a story in Business Week.

Dallas PD Heads to El Paso To Hire Spanish Speakers

September 27, 2009
Officers from the Dallas Police Department headed to El Paso this weekend to recruit "borderland" officers to fight crime in the northern Texas metropolis, KFOX reports.
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Baltimore Patrol Cars Return To Service After Fuel Contamination

September 27, 2009
A third of Baltimore's patrol fleet has returned to service, after a fuel-contamination incident at a city fueling station earlier in the week had briefly kept them out of service, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Female Officers Share Challenges At Colorado Conference

September 25, 2009
The Rocky Mountain Women in Law Enforcement hosted a conference this week for female officers and administrators to share their unique challenges in a male-dominated profession, KJCT reports.
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Protesters, Police Clash at Pittsburgh G-20 Summit

September 24, 2009
Police threw canisters of pepper spray and smoke at anarchists protesting the Group of 20 summit Thursday after the marchers responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins and throwing rocks.

SWAT Officers Shot In Raid In Lakewood, N.J.

September 24, 2009
A gunman opened fire early Thursday on a SWAT team that burst into a home during a drug and gun raid, wounding four officiers while spraying bullets from atop a staircase, authorities said. One officer was critically wounded.
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