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Kentucky Officer Assaulted During Traffic Stop

An officer with the Tompkinsville (KY) Police Department was assaulted by a male and female couple during a traffic stop on Wednesday night, leaving the officer with minor injuries including a scraped elbow and a black eye.

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New Bill Would Make Dispatchers and Call Takers First Responders Nationwide

According to the website for California Representative Norma Torres—who is a co-sponsor of the bill along with Republican Richard Burr of North Carolina—the proposed legislation seeks to reclassify communications officers nationally from a non-protective service occupation to a protective one in the Standard Occupational Classification system, giving dispatchers recognition as first responders.

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Florida Officer Buys Taco Bell for Stranded Family

When an officer with the Lynn Haven (FL) Police Department came upon a mother and her three children in a broken down car at a local fast food restaurant and discovered that the hungry family didn't have enough money to buy a meal, she opened her wallet and bought them dinner.