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Daughter of Slain Texas Officer Slammed for Tweeting "Blue Lives Matter"

The daughter of a McAllen, TX, police officer who was killed Saturday when he was ambushed was attacked on Twitter for mourning her father with the hashtag "Blue Lives Matter."

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Wounded NJ Detective Proposed to Girlfriend as He Left Hospital

Det. Hershey was shot in the leg during response to a call of a home invasion at a trailer park in Pittsgrove Township on April 25.

Widow of Slain Kansas Officer Speaks About Appreciation for Community's Support

The wife of a slain Overland Park, KS, police officer said that "love was evident" as they moved her husband's body in a procession that attracted countless citizens of the community holding signs and American flags along the route.

Policing During the Plague

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced agencies to find new ways of doing the job while keeping officers and the public safe.

Virginia Releases Convicted Cop Killer on Parole

A parole board in Virginia released on parole a man convicted of the 1979 premeditated capital murder of a young Richmond police officer.

Brother of Slain Texas Officer Authors Heartfelt Tribute on Facebook

The younger brother of Officer Justin Putnam of the San Marcos (TX) Police Department—who was shot and killed in the line of duty when he and other officers responded to a domestic assault incident at an apartment complex last week—posted a heartfelt and moving tribute on social media.

Pulling the Pin: Planning for Your Retirement from Law Enforcement

Here are a few thoughts I've collected over the years of knowing a great many retired officers who are incredibly happy and successful after they've shelved the uniform, returned to civilian ranks, and done amazing things as "regular people" after leaving active-duty.

Wife of LAPD Officer Sues City After Contracting Typhus

The wife of a Los Angeles police officer is suing the city after both she and her husband contracted typhus, which she alleges resulted from his working at an unsafe building located in an area with a large homeless population.

Maryland Teen Charged in Shooting Death of Police Officer's Son

A 17-year-old suspect has been charged with murder in the shooting death of the teenage son of an officer with the Prince George's County (MD) Police Department.

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Florida Department Announces "Baby Boom" Among Officers

The Clearwater (FL) Police Department announced on social media that its extended family mushroomed last year with the arrival of 13 new babies in 2019.