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Good Samaritans Come to Aid of Texas Officer Taking Down Suspect

An officer in Texas got an assist from a couple of Good Samaritans—one of whom plays rugby and is adept at making an open-field tackle—in taking down a suspect last week.

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California Agency Recognizes Good Samaritan for Detaining Assault Suspect

The Santa Cruz (CA) Police Department has awarded an anonymous Good Samaritan—who intervened when an alleged assault occurred on a local store owner—a Chief's Commendation and Challenge Coin.

Slain UNC Charlotte ROTC Student Receives Full Military Burial

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte student who died fighting back against an active shooter attack last week will be laid to rest with full military honors this weekend.

Legally Blind Man Helps Texas Officers Apprehend Armed Suspect

Officers Matthew Brazeal and David Woolbright had responded to a report of shots fired at a local bank. As the officers attempted to detain the subjects, a struggle ensued, and 57-year-old James Walker—who was leaving the bank with his service dog—leaped into the fray.

Texas Department Hosts Fundraisers for Officer Suffering Illness

The Plainview (TX) Police Department partnered with a local chain restaurant on Monday to raise money for an officer who has been out since last autumn with an undisclosed illness.

Wisconsin Officer Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver Suffers Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

An officer with the Milwaukee Police Department was injured when a hit-and-run driver struck him while he was conducting a traffic stop on Tuesday.

Video: 3 Robbery Suspects in Vehicle Pursuit Stopped by Box Truck

Three suspects fleeing police after a residential burglary attempted to navigate their vehicle between the right shoulder barrier and a box truck in the right-hand lane of a Southern California freeway and found themselves pinned between the two immovable objects.

Anonymous Donor Gives $40,000 to West Virginia Police Department

The Wheeling (WV) Police Department has received an anonymous donation from a local company that will enable the agency to purchase video recording equipment, mobile cameras, digital cameras, and laptop computers.

Non-profit Organization Donates Armor Packages to Alabama Agency

The Christian-based organization was moved by the lip-sync video released on social media last summer in which the department's chief of police was seen performing a Christian song.

California Officers Affected by Wildfires Humbled by "Shop for a Cop" Event

For years, police officers with the Paradise (CA) Police Department have participated in the "Shop with a Cop" campaign, affording less fortunate citizens the opportunity to put holiday gifts beneath the Christmas tree. This year, roles have been reversed.