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Houston Chief Acevedo Tells City It's "Hard to Say Goodbye" as He Takes Helm of Miami PD

Art Acevedo choked up as he said, "I've led the best team; it's hard to say goodbye."

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Orlando Officer Dies from Injuries Suffered in 2018 Standoff

“It is with deep regret and heartache that I inform you of the passing of Officer Kevin Valencia,” Chief Orlando Rolon said in a statement Monday.

Fallen Tampa Officer Saved Temporarily Paralyzed Deputy During Summer Riot

During the riot at the University Mall in May of 2020, Hillsborough County Master Deputy William Scobie was hit in the head with a piece of concrete, which left him temporarily paralyzed. Madsen and another officer with TPD rushed to Scobie’s aid, carried him to the car and took him to the hospital.

FL Officer Killed Saving Others from Wrong-way Driver

Chief Brian Dugan said Officer Jesse Madsen, 45, served 16 years with the Tampa PD and received seven life-saving awards during his time with the department.

Black Florida SRO Fired Over Using N-Word

Officer Delvin White, who served in a local middle school, was fired for “violations of policy that prohibit discriminatory conduct,” said a news release. He was an eight-year veteran of the department.

FL Deputy Rescues 13-Year-Old Girl from Man at Motel

Tyler Thompson, 22, was charged with interference with child custody, with the Edgewater Police Department adding a charge of traveling to meet after using a computer to lure a child, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Additional charges are pending.

Florida Tribal Officer Killed when Patrol Vehicle Flips on Interstate

Officer Horacio Sebastian Dominguez, 43, was on duty and heading west on Interstate 75 near Picayune Strand State Forest Campground at about 1:20 a.m. when the marked police car's right rear tire blew out, a Florida Highway Patrol news release states.

FL Deputy Killed Deploying Spike Strips During Pursuit

Deputy Michael Magli, 30, died after he was struck by a pickup truck that spun out in the median of a road in north Pinellas County. Magli had parked his patrol cruiser in the median of the road to retrieve and deploy spike strips.

FL Deputy Repairs Woman's Door Breached During Service Call

Deputies were answering a call from a woman who had barricaded herself and her child inside a closet in their apartment out of fear that someone had broken in, the Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook.

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The Super Bowl Could Spark a Riot

Law enforcement agencies—local, state, and federal—are preparing for the possibility of mayhem in the streets of Tampa and Kansas City following the final whistle of Super Bowl LV this Sunday evening. Here are some thoughts on keeping everyone safe in the event of a sports riot.