The initial call to 911 was made around 9:54 a.m. and officers were dispatched to the scene within a minute. When officers arrived, the gunman reportedly shot at them, forcing officers to use their vehicles as a shield. The gunman was said to be exiting the building when he encountered a uniformed officer and went back inside. Eventually, he was pinned down on the third floor by tactical officers and apprehended.
October 27, 2018
The shootout left 49-year-old SWAT team officer Jaison Potts with a broken jaw. He and other officers were trying to execute a search warrant in Germantown.
August 15, 2018
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said that Officer Jaison Potts suffered "very serious" facial injuries, including a broken jaw, and may have artery damage. Commissioner Ross said that despite the critical nature of his injuries, the 20-year veteran officer is expected to survive.
August 6, 2018
K-9 Choper was a 5-year-old German shepherd who served with the Conewango Township (PA) Police Department.
June 7, 2018
Officer Alex Sable, 37, was training to become a member of York County's Quick Response Team when he went into cardiac arrest. He received immediate treatment from on-site medics and was transported to a Baltimore-area hospital, where he died Wednesday evening.
May 10, 2018
The New Castle Police Department reports on Facebook that Detective Sgt. Brian Cuscino had been with the New Castle Police Department since 2001. He worked as a patrol officer for approximately 10 years and was then promoted to a detective in the criminal investigative division.
April 20, 2018
Paul Jawon Kendrick is accused of fatally beating Sgt. Mark Baserman just before 7 p.m. Feb. 15, which led to Baserman's hospitalization for 11 days. Corrections Secretary John Wetzel reported Baserman's death in a news release Monday afternoon.
February 26, 2018
Police Chief John Phillippy said he has worked with good and bad K-9s over the years and Rony, who served for eight years, was one of the best, if not the best.
December 21, 2017
A Philadelphia police officer was arrested Tuesday on federal drug charges and accused of conspiring with a Baltimore detective to sell cocaine and heroin seized from the streets.
November 14, 2017
SWAT team members were exposed to an unknown airborne chemical substance. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the chemical substance was possibly fentanyl.
August 9, 2017
A Philadelphia woman is jailed on charges she attacked a police horse during a weekend demonstration against Shariah law in Harrisburg, PA.
June 13, 2017
Some law enforcement officers in the Pittsburgh, PA, region have started carrying naloxone in case a K-9 falls ill while sniffing out drugs during detection work, such as raids and searches of cars and homes.
June 2, 2017
On Sept. 17 at 1:30 p.m. Weaver, 59, with 13 years on the job, was guarding dozens of inmates in an outdoor yard. Suddenly he fell backwards, striking his head against a concrete wall. He was working alone.
November 15, 2016
Police and emergency officials were called to a reported stabbing and sexual assault at a mental health facility outside of Pittsburgh Friday.
November 11, 2016
Four juveniles were arrested in a series of flash mob-style attacks on Temple University's campus this weekend that left students and police officers hurt, police and university officials said.
October 25, 2016