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Wisconsin Firefighter Killed, Police Officer Wounded in Shooting

A firefighter is dead and a police officer was wounded when gunfire broke out during a call for assistance at a transit center in Appleton, Wisconsin, on Wednesday. A third person was also injured in the incident.

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1 Thing to be More Outraged Over than the Jussie Smollett Debacle

Am I outraged about the 16 felony charges against Jussie Smollett being summarily dropped? Sure, but I'm also utterly unsurprised. Here's something that recently happened which did surprise me, and has me pretty hot under the collar.

Police, Firefighters See Flag Flying Upside Down, Partner to Fix it

An officer with the Independence (MO) Police Department was on patrol when he noticed that the top part of an American flag had come apart from the flag pole it was flying from, causing the stars and stripes to fly upside down.

Mississippi Officer Loses Material Possessions in Tragic House Fire

An officer with the Wiggins (MS) Police Department and his fiancé had most of their possessions burned in a fire that ripped through their home on Sunday.

Oklahoma Deputy Jumps Over Power Lines to Rescue Man in Burning Car

Deputy Turner said he did touch a power line, but he was jumping and both feet were off the ground or he would have been shocked. He’d recently attended an educational seminar on the danger of downed lines but said he wasn’t really thinking about the danger at the time.

How the Threat of Terrorism has Changed Since 9/11

Now that law enforcement — particularly the FBI — has placed such an emphasis on investigating and thwarting attacks, a complex and costly plan like the one used on 9/11 would come to the attention of some three-letter agency, and the attackers arrested or killed (depending upon where we found them). Consequently, the tactics of the major terrorist organizations have changed.

NYPD Marks 9/11 Anniversary with Twitter Tribute to Fallen First Responders

The NYPD paid tribute to those first responders with a series of Twitter posts—one for each NYPD officer and several others paying tribute to the FDNY and PAPD, as well as for those who died at the Pentagon and in Shanksville (PA) on Flight 93.

Coast Guard Joins Local Alabama First Responders for Marine Training

Seven boats manned by members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGA), St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office (SCCSO), Pell City Police Department (PCPD), Lincoln Fire and Rescue, and the New London Fire Department recently conducted training exercises on an Alabama lake.

Tennessee Police, Firefighters, "Battle" in Blood Drive

The Tennessee Titans said in a news release that the Battle of the Badges has collected more than 2,385 pints (1,130 liters) of blood in the last 10 years.

Arrest Made in Murder of California Fire Captain

A 77-year-old man has been arrested in the murder case of Captain Dave Rosa — a 17-year veteran with the Long Beach (CA) Fire Department who was shot and killed while responding to a fire at a retirement home.