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Florida Mayor Fired on SWAT Team Serving Him Warrant, Police Say

The tactical team was reportedly serving a warrant on the formerly licensed physician for practicing medicine without a license.

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Florida Highway Patrol Officer Dies of Heart Attack in Training

The Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy posted on Facebook, "It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Master Sergeant Daniel Hinton. Master Sergeant Hinton suffered cardiac arrest during a training exercise and was transported to Gulf Coast Hospital where he later passed away."

3 Teens Arrested for Attacking Off-Duty Florida Officer, 1 Still Sought

Three teens of a group of four that reportedly attacked an off-duty police officer jogging in a Sarasota, Florida park have been arrested—one remains at large.

Florida Department Adopts Stray Dog, Makes him Official Therapy Dog

Officers with the Lynn Haven (FL) Police Department reportedly found a stray dog wandering the streets and took him to get cleaned up and examined. The department soon discovered that the animal would make a perfect pet for the department, and would also serve a vital role for the community.

Florida School Hires Combat Veterans to Protect Against Active Shooters

Principal Bill Jones said he wants to make sure if an armed intruder were to enter the campus of Manatee School for the Arts, which has a student population of about 2,100 middle and high school students, they would be met with swift, overwhelming and deadly force.

Florida Sheriff's Office Valentine's Day Facebook Post: "Don't Play Hard to Get"

The Martin County (FL) Sheriff's Office posted an image on Facebook of five deputies collectively holding a bouquet of flowers, a heart-shaped balloon, and five boxes of Valentines chocolates, saying, "Our Warrants team is waiting for you with open cuffs. Don’t play hard to get, because they’re in it for the long haul and are truly committed to capturing your heart!"

Report: No Civilians Shot by Police in Pulse Nightclub Massacre

Law enforcement opened fire five separate times during the standoff, which lasted more than three hours. In total, 14 officers fired more than 180 shots — but hit no civilians, the report found.

Off-Duty Florida Officer Attacked While Defending Homeless Person Harassed by Teens

An off-duty officer with the Sarasota (FL) Police department was jogging in a park on Thursday when he came upon a group of teenagers harassing and hitting a homeless person.

Florida Department Hosts Blood Drive for Officer Injured in Off-Duty Crash

Mario Gonzalez—a 12-year veteran of the department—was badly hurt when his motorcycle collided with another motorcycle and a car on Sunday.

Florida Chief Says Agency Gives No Special Favors to Scientology

"For years the Clearwater Police Department has been thrust into the middle of a debate between a controversial religion and its critics, without a voice in the matter. We feel it important to publish some facts of our own to provide the city we serve and anyone else who may be interested with some perspective."