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Good Samaritans Aid Virginia Officer Attacked at Traffic Stop

Two civilians in Virginia are receiving praise and thanks from the Virginia State Police Department for coming to the aid of a trooper who came under attack during a recent traffic stop.

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6-Year-Old Girl Delivers Gifts to Rural NY Police Department

Officers with the Bath (NY) Police Department were visited by a six-year-old girl who wanted to give thanks to them for their service to the community, and give to them some tokens of appreciation she made by hand.

Washington Teens Come to the Rescue of Deputy in Jeopardy

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht and Auburn Police Chief Daniel O'Neil awarded five teenagers the Medal of Heroism—the highest honor a civilian can receive from the Sheriff's Office—for their act of valor when a deputy with the King County Sheriff's Office got into a violent confrontation with a suspected drunk driver.

Teenager Rescues Alabama Officer from Lake After Patrol Boat Sinks

Grady McClendon pulled a Tuscaloosa police officer to safety after the officer's patrol boat was pulled under water.

Florida Officer, Good Samaritan Resuscitate Apparent Overdose Victim

An officer with the Orlando Police Department was assisted by a Good Samaritan in reviving a person who had appeared to have overdosed on drugs.

Metro DC Officer Stabbed, Good Samaritan Steps in to Help

An officer with the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department was stabbed multiple times on Thursday afternoon and a citizen who witnessed the attack rushed in to help get control of the suspect.

Pennsylvania Man Pulls Police Officer from Wrecked Patrol Car

Daylan McLee was at a Fathers' Day event with family when he saw the police officer pinned to the ground by his patrol vehicle following a crash.

North Carolina Agency Welcomes Former Shelter Dog as Narcotics K-9

The Gaston (NC) Police Department has a new member of its narcotics enforcement team—K-9 Jax—that was once a rescue dog and was taken in and trained by a local establishment focused on animal care, shelter, and training.

Armed Civilian Prevents Attack on Alaskan Village Officers

Authorities say the assailant broke into the village public safety building on May 16, staged rifles inside, and set off the fire alarm. When officers responded, he opened fire on them.

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Teen Lauded for Delivering to Police Bag Filled with $135K in Cash

A teenager in New Mexico who aspired to become a police officer is being lauded for "doing the right thing" after he discovered a large bag of money near an ATM machine in Albuquerque late last week.