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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.

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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.

Civilians Come to the Aid of Texas Officer Engaged in Struggle with Suspect

Civilians rushed to the aid of an officer with the Midland (TX) Police Department after a man attacked the officer and attempted to take his gun.

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.

UK Police Shoot Man on London Bridge Following Alleged Terror Attack

A police officer in London shot and killed a man reportedly wearing a fake suicide vest who police say stabbed at least two people to death on the London Bridge.

Video: Ohio Officer, Good Samaritan Pull Man from Burning Vehicle

An officer with the Canton (OH) Police Department was assisted by a good Samaritan in pulling a man from a burning vehicle that had crashed into a residence.

Good Samaritans Pull Injured Alabama Officer from Burning Squad Car

Four civilians rushed to the aid of an officer with the Sylacauga (AL) Police Department who was trapped inside a burning patrol vehicle late last week.

Good Samaritans Come to Aid of California Officer Struggling with Suspect

Three Good Samaritans came to the aid of a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department who was in a potentially deadly struggle with a suspect who was reportedly attempting to take the deputy's gun.

Good Samaritans Come to Aid of Texas Officer Taking Down Suspect

An officer in Texas got an assist from a couple of Good Samaritans—one of whom plays rugby and is adept at making an open-field tackle—in taking down a suspect last week.

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Ohio Officer Recovering from Injuries Sustained in Rollover Crash

The officer—identified as 43-year-old Robert Veverka—hit a patch of ice during the pursuit and rolled several times before coming to an inverted stop on the front lawn of a residence.