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Police: Iowa Man Takes Farm Combine on Drunken Joy Ride

October 16, 2008
Dominic Andrew Bjerke, 21, of LeRoy, Minn., is accused of stealing a combine and taking it on a joy ride across three properties near McIntire about 2:30 a.m.

Off-Duty Chicago Cop Dies in Motorcycle Crash

October 16, 2008
An off-duty Chicago police officer was killed Tuesday in a motorcycle crash in south suburban Matteson. "It appears she lost control of the bike and hit a street sign," Matteson Police Deputy Chief George Pfotenhauer said this morning.

Former California Sheriff Faces New Federal Charges

October 16, 2008
Attorneys for former Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona revealed Tuesday that the government plans to present additional allegations against Carona during his upcoming corruption trial, and argued that they are entitled to the information before the trial later this month.

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.
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