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Vermont Officer Sues Department Over Head Injuries Sustained in Training

An officer with the Burlington (VT) Police Department says she suffered three concussions and permanent hearing damage during a training exercise at the Vermont Police Academy.

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Video: Denver Police Physical Therapist Treats Officers, Saves City Millions

Police officers in Denver have a new way to get healthy if they are injured now that there is a physical therapist on staff. Daniel Jonte treats officers who are hurt both on duty and off duty.

Denver Police Physical Therapist Treats Officers, Saves City Millions

Police officers in Denver have a new way to get healthy if they are injured now that there is a physical therapist on staff. He treats officers who are hurt both on duty and off duty. More Here.

Risk Management for Law Enforcement

Law enforcement agencies and officers face considerable liability when things go bad during operations, so mitigating this risk is critically important.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Dies of 9/11-Linked Cancer

Zacarias Toro, 50, died just a week after he was awarded the U.S. Marshals Service's Purple Heart Award for his heroism during the terrorist attacks on New York City.

Iowa Sergeant Sues Man Who Choked Him

Sgt. Brian Krei filed a lawsuit in mid-December against 21-year-old Branden Plummer, who was sentenced to 60 days in jail on Nov. 2. Plummer pleaded guilty in September to willful injury and interference with official acts inflicting bodily injury.

Insurer Limits Benefits for Traumatized Newtown Responders

Some of the police officers who responded to the school shooting in Newtown are so traumatized they haven't been working, but they have to use sick time and could soon be at risk of going without a paycheck.

Video: NYPD Cop To Sue Ferrari Driver Over Crushed Foot

A New York City police officer plans to sue a reality TV star's boyfriend who drove his Ferrari over the officer's foot while he was issuing a citation to the man.

N.C. Corrections Officer Dies After Fall

A North Carolina corrections officer has died after falling down the stairs, the state's Department of Public Safety announced Monday. Officer William Wright, 31, has succumbed to injuries sustained after he fell while climbing a metal staircase at the Mountain View Correctional Facility in Spruce Pine.

How to Handle Back Pain

More and more officers suffer from back injuries. We carry far too much gear around our waists. Duty belts press against our lower back while we're sitting in the cruiser. These three approaches to back pain can extend your career and keep life enjoyable.