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Video: Georgia Trooper's Touching Gesture Helps Orphaned Siblings

A Georgia State Patrol Trooper went above and beyond the call of duty after four Morgan County children lost both of their parents as they were getting ready to trick-or-treat Saturday.

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Georgia Trooper's Touching Gesture Helps Orphaned Siblings

A Georgia State Patrol Trooper went above and beyond the call of duty after four Morgan County children lost both of their parents as they were getting ready to trick-or-treat Saturday. More Here.

Texas Officer Who Notified Teen of Parents' Death Attends His Graduation

Lt. Eric Ellison of the Orange (Texas) Police Department was tasked with telling 18-year-old Kazzie Portie his parents died on May 24 when a pickup truck smashed into their motorcycle. More Here.

Video: Texas Officer Who Notified Teen of Parents' Death Attends His Graduation

Lt. Eric Ellison of the Orange (Texas) Police Department was tasked with telling 18-year-old Kazzie Portie his parents died on May 24 when a pickup truck smashed into their motorcycle.

FBI Offers Free Death Notification Training to Officers

The FBI—in conjunction with its partners at Penn State University (PSU)—announced a new, no-cost training website for law enforcement agencies and other first responders responsible for notifying the family members of those who have died suddenly as a result of a crime, an accident, a suicide, or other type of incident.

Slain Mass. Officer Had Put In Retirement Papers

Starting Jan. 1, Maguire was scheduled to leave the busy night shift and retire in about a year. Woburn Chief Philip Mahoney said telling Maguire's wife of 23 years that her husband had been fatally shot was "one of the saddest duties I ever had to do."

Bearing Bad News

Make the notification as soon as possible following the incident. Making a personal notification is always a race against time, and it's far better that they hear it from you, in person, rather than finding out on the news or through the grapevine that their loved one has died.