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NC Principal Apologizes for Letting Football Player Honor Fallen SRO with "Blue Lives" Flag

The player carried the flag for Officer Julio Herrera who died in early October.

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Dozens of Seattle Police, Firefighters Off Duty One Day After Vaccine Mandate

In all, 103 sworn and civilian SPD employees submitted requests for either a medical or religious exemption and six others have “entered the separation process,” according to the police department. All six of those facing separation for noncompliance are sworn officers.

19 Chicago Officer Stripped of Police Powers Over Vaccine Mandate

Most of the officers were assigned to CPD headquarters in Bronzeville, according to John Catanzara, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, the union that represents rank-and-file officers.

Seattle Could Lose Hundreds of Officers Next Week Over Vaccine Mandate

There are an additional 111 officers awaiting results of exemption requests. Those 111 are not counted in the 292 figure – meaning if their accommodations are denied, the actual number of unvaccinated officers could be as high as 403.

Dozens of MA Troopers Resign Over Vaccine Mandate

About 20% of State Police employees are not vaccinated, the union’s attorney said.

To Vax or Not to Vax: Which is the Lesser of Two Evils?

It's sensible to say that there is inherent risk in taking the vaccine, and there is inherent risk in not taking it. The question becomes, "Which is the lesser of two evils?"

Raleigh Officers Must be Vaccinated for Promotion

According to the City of Raleigh’s website, the policy will remain in place until Wake County’s COVID positivity rate drops below 5 percent and the virus no longer has substantial community spread.

Officers Sue Los Angeles Over Vaccine Mandate

“The city does not and cannot point to any evidence that vaccinated individuals have longer lasting or more complete immunity than those who have recovered from COVID,” according to the complaint filed against the city of Los Angeles, its police chief, mayor and administrative officer.

Portland May Exempt Officers from Vaccine Mandate

The city attorney’s office advised city staff on Tuesday that the order requiring Portland’s police force to be vaccinated was now legally dubious due to new guidance from the Oregon Health Authority.

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WA Sheriff Pulls SROs from Schools Over Vaccine Mandate

Sheriff Brian Burnett said he believes Gov. Jay Inslee's mandate requiring school employees and on-site contractors and volunteers to receive a COVID-19 vaccination infringes on his deputies' rights.

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