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Ohio Officer Recovering at Home After Being Shot at Traffic Stop

An officer with the Willowick (OH) Police Department is recovering at his home after being shot during a traffic stop on Friday night—his ballistic vest quite likely saved his life.

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Florida Officer Shot, Saved by Body Armor

A 19-year Sheriff's Office veteran, the officer was a member of the SWAT team, which was helping U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents serve a high-risk warrant at the home, Sheriff Mike Williams said.

Florida Agency Releases Video of Officer Saved by Ballistic Vest

The Daytona Beach Police Department has released body-camera video of a fatal officer-involved shooting during which an officer was shot in the chest and saved by his ballistic vest.

3 Maryland Officers Shot in Ambush While Responding to Call

Three officers with the Prince George's (MD) Police Department were fired upon as they responded to a call of a home invasion on Sunday evening.

Chicago Officer Saved by Ballistic Vest in Shooting

An officer with the Chicago Police Department is alive and recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after he was struck by gunfire that was stopped by his ballistic vest.

Baltimore Officer Shot and Saved by Armor, Suspect at Large

The commissioner said the officer's body armor prevented more serious injury. "I have spoken with (Shock Trauma Physician-in-Chief Dr. Thomas) Scalea, who has given a good report and said the officer is well, that the bullet likely grazed the side of his abdomen and went in and out (did) not hit any organs," Harrison said.

New York Officer Shot Multiple Times Expected to Fully Recover

An officer with the Tonawanda (NY) Police Department was shot multiple times early Tuesday morning, but is expected to fully recover from his wounds.

Ken Osmond, Child Actor Turned Police Officer Dead at Age 76

Ken Osmond—who played Eddie Haskell on the "Leave It to Beaver" TV show and later went on to become a police officer has died in Los Angeles at age 76. No cause of death has been released.

3 Arizona Officers Shot in 2 Incidents, All Expected to be OK

Three officers with the Chandler (AZ) Police Department were shot and wounded in two separate shootings early Monday. All are expected to fully recover.

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Missouri Officer Shot, Saved by Body Armor

An officer with the Jefferson City (MO) Police Department was shot in the chest and saved by body armor and a suspect was fatally shot Wednesday evening after a vehicle pursuit ended with gunfire.