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New Hampshire Woman Accused of Kicking, Spitting at Police Officer

A New Hampshire woman is accused of kicking and spitting at an officer with the Dover Police Department as he attempted to detain her following a report of domestic disturbance at a local bar.

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Indiana Chief, Assistant Chief Involved in Fatal Gunfight with Armed Suspect

The chief of police and the assistant chief of the Brownstone (IA) Police department were involved in a shooting outside the department's headquarters building.

8 Oklahoma Officers on Leave Following Fatal OIS at Domestic Call

Eight officers with the Muskogee Police Department are on routine paid administrative leave following a deadly shooting at a domestic violence call earlier this week.

11 Tips for Responding to Domestic Violence Calls

Here are some tips on staying safe on these types of calls for service, and ensuring the welfare of the individuals who have been victimized.

Retired New Jersey Officer Dies By Suicide Following Domestic Arrest

According to NBC News, 58-year-old Patrick Montella was in the process of being released when he lunged for his old service weapon—which had been collected during his arrest— and shot himself.

2 Colorado Officers Hospitalized After Violent Fight with Suspect

"This was one of the most violent altercations I have seen in my career," said Chief Nick Metz, who has been in law enforcement for about 35 years.

Arizona Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Man Who Reportedly Assaulted Woman

The incident reportedly began when a man began to assault a woman he was dating as the couple drove on a Phoenix road around 2130 hours on Monday.

Colorado Deputy Dead in Vehicle Collision that also Killed a Mother and Child

Three people—a Las Animas County Sheriff's deputy, a toddler, and a 23-year-old woman—died in a vehicle collision late Wednesday night.

Massachusetts Officer Attacked Responding to Domestic Dispute

The officer—who is as yet unidentified—reportedly engaged in a foot pursuit of the subject, apprehending him and placing him under arrest.

Responding to Domestic Disturbances

A domestic disturbance call can involve anything from a verbal dispute to a homicide. So we all need reminders of the danger of domestic disputes and ensure officers are taking all precautions.