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Florida Officer Adopts Puppy in Advance of Hurricane's Arrival

An officer with the Fort Pierce Police Department made the season's first hurricane rescue in the jurisdiction when he adopted a puppy that was too young to be placed in a shelter as Dorian loomed in the nearby Atlantic Ocean.

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South Carolina Police Warn of Slower Response Times in Hurricane Dorian

Officers with the Myrtle Beach Police Department may take longer to get to calls for service as Hurricane Dorian—which was downgraded to a Category 2 on Tuesday—passes the region, the agency warned.

Axon Announces First Successful Deployment of Axon Aid to Assist in Disaster Relief

Axon has announced the first successful deployment of its new charitable program Axon Aid, which aims to assist cities following large-scale disasters at no cost to citizens. The first pilot program for Axon Aid launched earlier this month with the Baton Rouge (LA) Police Department before Hurricane Barry hit.

Nebraska State Trooper Captures Dramatic Image of Massive Tornado

The Nebraska Highway Patrol posted an image to its Facebook page of a massive tornado with a patrol vehicle in the foreground of the photo.

Colorado Sheriff's Home Destroyed, Daughters Injured by Avalanche

The sheriff was able to pull himself out and find one of his daughters before help arrived, but there was still another daughter missing.

Off-Duty Alabama State Trooper Injured in Massive Tornado

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) said that Sergeant Robert Burroughs is currently being treated in the Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital.

How to Manage Your Fleet During a Disaster

Making sure vehicles are available to respond to calls during an event like a wildfire taxes resources and requires adjusting procedures in ways you might not have considered.

Hurricane Response: Weathering the Storm

By the time Florence blew into Wilmington, a city of around 100,000 people, she was much diminished. But then came the rain.

California Department Patrols City that No Longer Exists

Officers with the Paradise (CA) Police Department find themselves with very little to do—no longer receiving calls for domestic violence, burglary, disturbing the peace, or any other incidents occurring on a typical shift before the worst wildfire in California history leveled the town in a matter of mere hours.

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California FOP Seeking Donations for Officers Affected by Wildfires

The California Fraternal Order of Police is asking on its Facebook page for officers across the country to help officers—and their families—who have been affected by the devastating wildfires that have struck the state over the course of the past month.