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Texas Officer Surprised by Wife Returning from Deployment Overseas

An officer with the Grand Prairie (TX) Police Department was conducting a press briefing when his wife of 15 years surprised him after being deployed for six months in Iraq.

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Rhode Island Officer Dies in Off-Duty Skydiving Accident

An officer with the East Greenwich (RI) Police Department died over the weekend in a skydiving accident in Connecticut.

Kansas Officer Honored with State VFW Annual Award

An officer with the Riley County (KS) Police Department has been recognized as the Veterans of Foreign Wars State of Kansas Officer of the Year.

Video: Texas Officer Stunned at Arrival of Deployed Army Son at Swearing-In Ceremony

A newly minted officer with the Irving (TX) Police Department was stunned during her swearing in ceremony as her son—a member of the United States Army serving overseas—appeared at the facility to pin her star on her uniform.

Illinois Department to Present Donated Goods to Veteran in Need

An officer with the Berwyn (IL) Police Department who had been sent on a welfare check of a military veteran down on his luck decided to go above and beyond the call of duty and organized an effort to collect a variety of goods the man needed.

Florida Officer Dies After Apparent Medical Event in Patrol Car

Officer Ken Foley, 57, was found unresponsive in his patrol vehicle after dispatch was unable to contact him via radio.

Veteran-Owned Coffee Company Donates to Oklahoma Department

Evan Hafer, the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee Company, said that his company will always "back the blue."

California Agency Waives College Requirement for Veteran Recruits

The Sacramento Police Department has waived the requirement for a college degree for recruits who are veterans of the United States military.

Video: Alabama Deputies Help Disabled Veteran Walking 100 Miles to VA Appointment

Gulf War veteran Gerald Baldwin told a Walker County Sheriff’s deputy he was trying to walk 100 miles from Cordova, AL, to Huntsville for a scheduled appointment with the Veterans Administration because his car was out of commission.

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Why American Military Veterans Make Great Police Officers

Veterans of America's military tend to make excellent police officers—they have baked into their very being a commitment to service, an unusually high level of discipline, an understanding of chain-of-command, and other qualities that police officers also share.