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Video: Alabama Deputies Help Disabled Veteran Walking 100 Miles to VA Appointment

Gulf War veteran Gerald Baldwin told a Walker County Sheriff’s deputy he was trying to walk 100 miles from Cordova, AL, to Huntsville for a scheduled appointment with the Veterans Administration because his car was out of commission.

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Pieces of My Mind

Thoughts on some of the law enforcement news that came across our computers in October.

Alabama Department Opens New $18M Headquarters Facility

The Opelika (AL) Police Department recently celebrated the opening of a new $18 million headquarters facility that has been under construction for just over a year.

Alabama Chief Announces Increased Patrols for Halloween

The chief of the Dothan (AL) Police Department says he will increase the number of officers on patrol on Halloween in an effort to increase the safety of kids out on the streets for trick-or-treating.

Alabama Officer Killed in Gunfight with Wanted Felon

An officer with the Tuscaloosa Police Department was shot and killed in a gunfight with a man reportedly wanted for failing to appear on prior felony charges.

Alabama Officer Honored for Saving Woman's Life from Floodwaters

An officer with the Hartselle Police Department was given the medal of valor for her actions in July that resulted in a woman's life being saved from deadly floodwaters.

Once a Shelter Dog, K-9 Joins Alabama Police Department

A dog that was once in peril of being put down at a Georgia animal shelter is now a K-9 with the Headland (AL) Police Department.

Alabama Officer Receives Thoughtful Note from Lawn Care Service

Officer Reece Smith with the Moody Police Department found a note from the lawn care service that regularly tends to his neighbor's yard stating that the worker just realized that he might be disrupting the officer's sleep.

Alabama Officer Hospitalized After Shots Fired at Traffic Stop

An officer with the Birmingham Police Department was hospitalized early Sunday morning after shots rang out at a traffic stop.

Alabama Sheriff's Office Trolls Social Media Trolls with Humorous Post

The Walker County Sheriff's Office had some fun on social media over the weekend with people who are critical of law enforcement despite having very little—if any—actual knowledge of the profession or the law.