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Texas Officer Resigns After Fatal Shooting of Woman in Her Home

Police Chief Ed Kraus said he intended to fire Officer Aaron Dean, who had been on the force since April 2018, on Monday morning, but Dean resigned first.

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Man Holding Hypodermic Needle Reportedly Lunges at New Jersey Officer

A New Jersey man holding a hypodermic needle and who appeared to be impaired reportedly lunged at officers responding to calls to check on the man's welfare.

Minnesota Officer Conducts Welfare Check, then Mows Elderly Woman's Lawn

An officer with the Orono (MN) Police Department was called to do a welfare check on an elderly woman's home late last week, and having completed that objective decided to also attend to her overgrown lawn.

5-Year-Old Calls 911 Requesting McDonald's—Michigan Officer Delivers

A hungry five-year-old boy in Michigan did the only thing he knew how to do with a mobile phone—he dialed 911.

Virginia Officer Makes Pancakes for Disabled Man

Sergeant Wendy Brewer and Officer Kegan Bostic kicked into action, searching the kitchen for something for the man to eat. Finding the cupboards bare but for a box of pancake mix, they set about the simple gesture of making a stack of pancakes for the man in need.

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.

2 NYPD Officers Suspended Over Response to Welfare Check on Woman Found Dead

The officers, who are assigned to the 77th Precinct, were initially called to the home on Sterling Place in Crown Heights to check on 22-year-old Tonie Wells, but didn't find anything and left.

Colorado Deputy Injured, Suspect Killed in Fight

A suspect left the apartment and when the deputy tried to apprehend him, a fight began. During the fight, the deputy fired his gun, striking the suspect. The deputy suffered injuries to the head and neck.