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Deputy Matt Martin of the Fauquier County (Va.) Sheriff's Office met actor Robert Duvall during a local fund-raiser at the actor's farm. Martin is a master deputy sheriff assigned to the patrol division.

Officer Brushes With Greatness

We asked you to send us a photo of you in uniform with a recognizeable person for a "brush with greatness" photo gallery. After receiving all your submissions, we've assembled them into this gallery, so enjoy paging through to see the familiar faces posing with law officers whose work has led them into contact with actors, politicians and other celebrities. Thanks for all your submissions!

Sgt. Tracy Jones is a veteran cop with 15 years on the job and "remains cool, confident and always in control."

Police Women of Dallas

TLC's "Police Women" police reality series features five female officers of the Dallas Police Department in its fourth jurisdiction following earlier shows in Broward County, Fla., Maricopa County, Ariz., and Memphis, Tenn. The "Police Women of Dallas" debuts Oct. 28. Photos courtesy of TLC.

The federal Bureau of Land Management posts warning signs for tourists who would venture into the remote areas of southern Arizona's rugged, unforgiving desert.

How Cartels Smuggle Narcotics Into Arizona

Earlier this year, a regional SWAT team led by deputies with the Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office took POLICE Magazine into the Vekol Valley in the Arizona desert to show one way smugglers bring narcotics across the U.S.-Mexico border. Smugglers often use illegal immigrants as drug mules to carry 25-pound marijuana bundles using makeshift "backpacks" of rope and cut strips of Mexican blankets to lessen discomfort. Listen to our podcast, "Tracking Smugglers in Southern Arizona," with Pinal County Sheriff's Sgt. Matt Thomas. Photos by Paul Clinton.

After stealing a BMW, suspect Daniel Brown asked a Peoria (Ariz.) PD  officer to help him move the disabled vehicle. The two men scuffled, and  Brown ran toward a gas station, where he stole a delivery truck. He then led a trio of law enforcement agencies on a pursuit that terminated at a Safeway grocery  store.

Shots Fired: Scottsdale, Ariz., Crime Scene Photos

Det. James Peters of Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD SWAT responded to a Safeway grocery on April 23, 2006, following a multi-agency pursuit of suspect Daniel Brown, who had scuffled with a patrol officer while attempting to steal a BMW. Brown then jacked a Krispy Kreme delivery truck and led officers to the Safeway, where he crashed through the front doors and then took a senior citizen hostage with a handgun. Peters ended the threat with two well-placed shots. Read the full story of this "Shots Fired." Photos courtesy of Scottsdale PD. Warning: Gallery contains a graphic image.

LaserMax has long been known for its great guide rod replacement laser systems and this year it didn't disappoint on that front. The company recently introduced the new guide rod laser system for the full-size Smith & Wesson M&P in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .357 SIG calibers. Once activated, the guide rod laser for the M&P provides pinpoint accuracy to two inches at 20 yards. Alignment of the laser is set at the factory, so there's no need for windage or elevation adjustment after changing batteries or accidentally dropping your firearm.

Lights and Lasers: 2010

Green lasers are the rage this year in weapon-mounted lights. Why? If you were to set a green laser and a red laser side by side in a dark room, you'd hardly notice the difference. The green systems really shine in daylight or moderately bright environments. Our eyes see images in a defined spectrum from near infrared to near ultraviolet. Red is at the far edge of the spectrum close to infrared. But green is right smack dab in the middle of that spectrum, which is the most efficient frequency for the human eye. Read "Lights and Lasers: It's Easy Being Green."

Properly gripping a firearm is much more important to law enforcement officers than "trigger contol," which may be more useful in target shooting than in a gunfight. Under more traditional trigger-control training, officers must loosen their grips to slowly squeeze the trigger. A firm grip will also help you when firing from a marine platform.

How to Grip Your Gun

Having a firm grip on your semi-automatic handgun is key for several reasons, the most important of which is to avoid what's commonly called "limp wristing" the gun. When a shooter has a weak or loose grip on the gun, it usually results in the firearm not cycling properly, causing the gun to jam. A firm grip will also help you on assignments, where you need to fire from a marine platform. Read "Perfecting Your Handgun Grip" for more. Photos courtesy of Michael Rayburn.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confiscated this fake California Identification Card during an investigation. The IDs have since been given additional anti-forgery features, which can often be defeated by savvy counterfeiters.

ID Forgery Kit

Street gangs have become very adept at creating convincing false documents that can pass an officer's cursory inspection. Advanced computers, scanners, and color printers make detection more challenging, and traffickers often use fake birth certificates and other forgeries to obtain authentic state-issued documents. Biometric methods such as fingerprinting, retinal scans and DNA are a much more reliable way to identify suspicious people. Photos courtesy of Richard Valdemar.

One of the marine suspects was a military trained sniper who sported a prominent tattoo of a .50-caliber Barrett rifle. The suspect was taken into custody when the K-9 bit his left arm.

Tucson Home Invasions: Marine Double-Cross

Tucson PD officers responding to a suspicious-activity call of armed men in a residential alley were met with two heavily armed former marines just home from Iraq. According to the initial investigation, one marine double-crossed his buddy on a drug deal, by bringing in a third crew to rob the "hydro weed." One was a skilled markesmen with a heavy duty arsenal determined to fight, when the high-powered rifle malfunctioned. Responding officers used airborne and K-9 units to search unpaved alleys and scrub brush between the homes, where the suspects were eventually apprehended by the home invasion unit. Crime scene photos courtesy of Tucson PD.

A palm strike can deliver significant force, yet it is unlikely to break your hand. Start with both hands up protecting the head and face in a blocking position.

Four Safer Strikes

There are arguments for and against law enforcement officers using closed-hand punches. It can be better to avoid hitting a suspect with your bare knuckles so you don't injure your hands so you can't pull a trigger, hold a baton or continue striking with a broken hand. Here are four safer strikes—palm strike, bottom fist strike, knee strike and elbow strike—when dealing with a violent suspect. Our related article, "Safer Strikes," explains how to avoid bloodborne pathogens.

Deputy Sgt. Yvonne Shull collected one patch from each sheriff's agency in the county with the help of parents Ernie and Alice (pictured left) Shull. The Orange County Sheriffs' Department picked Sgt. Shull it's distinguished deputy in 2010 for her 24-year career, which includes supervising 200 hundred homicide cases. Photo by Jerry Manson/OCSD.

National Sheriffs' Patch Collection

View our photos of the highlights of a collection of patches from sheriffs' departments across the country that was on display at the National Sheriffs' Association Conference in June. Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff Department's Deputy Sgt. Yvonne Shull spent 13 years collecting a patch from each of the nation's more than 3,200 sheriffs' agencies. Alaska is the only state not represented, because there are no sheriffs' agencies there. Shull's parents helped assemble sewn panels of rows of patches that covered the front and back of a 185-foot display. Click "View the Gallery" to see the individual patches.

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