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Ambush Attacks on LEOs Tripled in 2014

What's most notable about the NLEOMF's new report on line-of-duty deaths in 2014 is the spike in firearms-related incidents and especially ambushes that resulted in officers' deaths in 2014.

December 31, 2014

Border Patrol Agent Retrieves Two Children from Submerged Vehicle

Border Patrol Agent Retrieves Two Children from Submerged Vehicle

Agent Travis Creteau was able to retrieve two little girls from a fully submerged vehicle after it crashed into a San Diego-area reservoir. Unfortunately, the children did not survive. For his efforts, agent Creteau has been named the May 2013 NLEOMF Officer of the Month.

May 1, 2013

Pa. Officer Saves Teen from Drowning in Overturned Truck
Utah Sergeant Takes Fire to Rescue Downed Team Members
Florida Officers Take Down Armed Bank Robbery Suspect
N.H. Officer Braves Gunfire to Rescue Two Wounded Officers
Police Links: Shootings Mar Glad Tidings

Police Links: Shootings Mar Glad Tidings

December encompasses a large part of the holiday season, so it's sad when a tragedy like the Newtown, Conn., school shooting mars this time of year's glad tidings. That's why it's so nice to hear a sweet story about two Port Authority officers who helped safely deliver a baby in New York's Holland Tunnel.

December 28, 2012

Off-Duty Florida  Deputy Stops Gunman From Killing More

Off-Duty Florida Deputy Stops Gunman From Killing More

On July 25, Sgt. Kristin Shiner was relaxing at home. However, when she heard shots fired near her house, she quickly switched modes and successfully kept an armed neighbor who'd killed a door-to-door salesman from continuing to shoot.

December 18, 2012

Trooper Stops Wrong-Way Driver with Cruiser

Trooper Stops Wrong-Way Driver with Cruiser

Maine State Trooper Douglas Cropper got a call that an elderly man was driving the wrong way down I-295 in Portland and was headed in his direction. The trooper was prepared to ram the vehicle, but was able to stop it by edging the nose of his patrol car onto the highway, forcing the driver to crash into him.

November 27, 2012

N.J. Detective Splits Time as Cop and Football Coach
Officers Save Two Sleeping Women from Burning Home

Officers Save Two Sleeping Women from Burning Home

A few hours after ringing in the new year, Officer Jenni Byrd of the San Jose Police Department spotted a growing fire through the window of a woman's home. She and Officer Kris Kubasta rousted the sleeping woman and her friend upstairs and brought them outside to safety.

September 19, 2012

Two Chicago Cops Save One of Their Own

Two Chicago Cops Save One of Their Own

Officer Kirsten Lund and Sgt. Christopher Kapa responded to an officer-down call and immediately transported the profusely bleeding Officer Del Pearson in a squad car to a nearby emergency room, saving his life.

August 30, 2012

Officer Paralyzed in Shooting Now Working to Return to Patrol
N.J. Officers Save Mother, Son from Burning Van and Live Wires

Police Links: Breaking the Ice

There's so much happening out there related to law enforcement that it's difficult to keep on top of it all. Starting with this first monthly blog post, I'm going to provide a sampling of items of interest you might have missed online.

May 31, 2012

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