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6-Year-Old Texas Girl Terminally Ill with Cancer Sworn in as Honorary Officer

A six-year-old girl with terminal cancer was sworn in as an honorary police officer with the Freeport (TX) Police Department.

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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.

New York Deputies Conducting Welfare Checks Also Shovel Snow for Citizens

Deputies with the Albany County (NY) Sheriff's Office were caught on camera in an act of kindness for elderly citizens trapped in their homes by a recent blizzard.

NYPD Officer Adopts Dog He Saved from Freezing Rain

Three days after Christmas last year, two officers with the New York Police Department came upon a dog chained to a fence, seemingly abandoned. They freed the animal and delivered it to a shelter.

Colorado Officer Finds Wedding Ring, Uses Investigative Skills to Find Owner

During a call for service late in the final days of 2018, an officer with the Fort Collins (CO) Police Department discovered a wedding ring that had been missing for more than a year.

2018 in Review: A Glass Overflowing with Great Stories of American Policing

Despite downward numbers of recruits seeking to join the ranks of law enforcement and increasing indications of de-policing across the country, we can—if we look hard enough—find countless bright spots for American policing in 2018.

Video: New York Officers Visit Mom of Slain Detective

Colleagues of slain Detective Miosotis Familia of the New York Police Department paid a holiday visit to the fallen officer's family for Christmas.

Georgia Police Grant Boy's Birthday Wish to Tour Department HQ

A 9-year-old boy in Georgia got a ride in a police car on his birthday—and it was exactly what he wanted for a present.

Michigan Officers Stop People to Give Children Christmas Eve Gifts

Police officers Josh Carrol and Mark Farhat set up patrols around the city. They then looked for families out walking or driving by. If they saw them, they stopped them. They then delivered gifts to the children, creating a memory they hope they never forget.

Arkansas Officers Distribute Coats to Kids in Need

Officers with the Conway (AR) Police Department have been busy giving the gift of warmth this holiday season.