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San Francisco Officer Awarded for Off-Duty Heroism in Saving Drowning Boy

Officer Miguel Cortez was given the Distinguished Service Award by Sunnyvale DPS for saving the life of a boy who had fallen into a swimming pool.

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Off-Duty NY Officer Among Responders to Assist Family in Car Crash

An off-duty officer with the Westchester County Police Department was driving on an interstate highway when he noticed a vehicle being driven erratically and very slowly in the left lane.

(Video) Asking "What's Important Now?" Helps Officers

Renowned police trainer Brian Willis discusses how the question, "What's Important Now?" can help officers be safer and more successful both on and off duty.

Charleston Coroner: Visiting CA Officer's Death Caused by Drugs

An officer with the West Sacramento (CA) Police Department found dead in a Charleston, SC, hotel room in December died of an apparent overdose involving fentanyl and heroin.

Border Agent and Army Vet Stop Gunman at Synagogue Shooting

Off-duty Border Patrol agent Jonathan Morales and Oscar Stewart, an Iraq War Army veteran, helped stop a suspected gunman who had opened fire at the Chabad of Poway synagogue on Saturday in what authorities praised as an "act of courage."

Off-Duty California Officer Stabbed, Suspect Arrested

An off-duty officer with the Oakland (CA) Police Department was stabbed in the neck on Thursday just after finishing shift.

Off-Duty Texas Deputy Interrupts Robbery in Progress, Shoots Suspect

An off-duty deputy constable in Texas is being hailed for his quick thinking and fast action in ending a robbery in progress at a gas station.

Ohio Man Arrested for Shooting Off-Duty Officer and Son While Hunting

According to WCPO-TV, 52-year-old Daniel Brockmann and his 15-year-old son were shot with buckshot or birdshot. They were transported to a nearby hospital where they were treated and released.

Off-Duty Deputy Shoots, Kills Knife-Wielding Brother at Family Gathering

An off-duty sheriff's deputy was forced to shoot and kill his own brother when the knife-wielding man attacked several family members, police say.

Attacker's Gun Malfunction Saves Canadian Officer from Off-Duty Shooting

President of the Winnipeg Police Association Moe Sabourin told 680 CJOB that the incident occurred when the officer was walking to his vehicle after a tour of duty.