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FL Deputy Rescues Toddler from House Fire

K-9 Deputy First Class Marcus Dawson responded to the home in the west section of Palm Coast after a neighbor reported that a fire appeared to have broken out in the kitchen.

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Florida Officer Killed in Shooting, Suspect in Custody

Officer Yandy Chirino, 28 years old and with the department only four years, was highly decorated, having earned several commendations and being named the department’s officer of the month in June 2020.

Acevedo Officially Fired by City of Miami

“It’s a litany of things,” interim chief Manny Morales said when asked by the city’s attorney to explain why Acevedo had lost the trust of officers. “But it perhaps boils down to the systematical or systematic demoralization of the police department that has been a result of his leadership style.”

Miami Names Interim Chief to Replace Acevedo

A veteran Miami officer—Assistant Chief Manny Morales—has been named interim chief as city leaders take steps to terminate Chief Art Acevedo who was hired away from Houston in March.

Miami Chief Acevedo to be Fired After 6 Months on Job

City Manager Art Noriega announced Monday night that he was suspending Acevedo with the intent of terminating his employment, saying the chief’s relationship with his department and the community “has deteriorated beyond repair.”

Miami Chief Tries to Make Peace with City Commission

The 24-page report turned in late Monday by Acevedo was in response to a directive from City Manager Art Noriega, who late last week scolded the chief for a lack of “cultural awareness” and for not being receptive to his advice.

Proposed FL Law Would Fund Care for Retired K-9s

A bill put forward by Rep. Sam Killebrew, R-Winter Haven, would require the state of Florida to provide funds for the care of retired K-9s.

FL Trooper Rams Suspect's Vehicle to Save Deputy Deploying Spikes

The deputy was putting down spike strips at a highway exit to catch a driver during a police chase, according to FHP. The driver lost control, careening into the grassy median between the ramps.

Chief Acevedo and Miami Commission Go to War

The former Houston chief penned an eight-page memo Monday to Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and City Manager Arthur Noriega, accusing three commissioners of engaging in a pattern and practice of “official misconduct” and “unlawful behavior.”

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Suspected Killer of FL Deputy Arrested After Multi-Day Manhunt

The 35-year-old has been on the run since Friday, Sept. 24, after he was named as the suspect who shot Deputy Joshua Moyers twice, including once in the back, during a traffic stop in Callahan, FL. Moyers died of his injuries two days later.

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