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2022 Innovative LE Leaders: Nebraska Chief Meets Challenges with Technology

Chief Phillip Lukens of the Alliance Police Department is using a major grant to provide his city with crime-fighting and traffic-control technology. He is also big on community relations, rewarding kids with coupons for treats at local businesses.

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Nebraska Deputy Dies After On-Duty Medical Event

The deputy was reportedly arresting a vehicle theft suspect when he started to experienced chest pains.

Man Gets 96-Year Sentence for 2018 Shooting of Omaha Office

John Ezell Jr. shot and wounded Omaha Police Officer Ken Fortune during a September 2018 traffic stop and was himself shot by other officers returning fire, police records state. Initially charged with attempted murder, Ezell pled “no contest” in January to four felony counts, including assault and assault of a first-responder.

Nebraska Sheriff's K-9, Innocent Motorist, and Suspect Killed in Train Crash

The suspect who had stolen a sheriff's K-9 vehicle hit the back of a vehicle driven by a teacher who was waiting for the train come through, pushing the vehicle into the train. Stoltenberg, Ediger and the K-9 died on impact.

11-Year-Old Nebraska Girl Raised Money to Buy Body Armor for K-9

“It’s not something we can budget for because the dog’s life, working life is anywhere from 5-7 years. So typically it’s not something we’re able to buy,” Officer Jim Bartley explained.

Nebraska Bill Would Provide a New Death Benefit for Families of Fallen Officers

LB255, introduced by Lincoln Sen. Matt Hansen, would provide monetary compensation to the family of a law enforcement officer, firefighter or public EMS ambulance squad member killed in the line of duty, including those who work on a voluntary basis.

Omaha Officer Shot in Face Friday Now Recovering

Officer Jeffrey Wittstruck and Officer Joseph Kunza went to the JC Penney’s store in Westroads Mall for a man accused of shoplifting who was being detained by store security. A JC Penny’s loss prevention employee told officers Jenkins put a package of t-shirts in his backpack and left the store without paying.

2 Retiring Nebraska K-9s Sent Home to Handlers

After careers full of searching for drugs, suspects and evidence two Lincoln Police service dogs are retiring, and going home with their handlers.

Nebraska State Patrol Names New K-9 After Fallen Trooper

The Nebraska State Patrol announced on social media that their newest K-9 partner has been named in honor of one of its fallen troopers, who passed away suddenly in March of this year.

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Nebraska Officer Fatally Shoots Dog Attacking Him

An officer with the Schuyler (NE) Police Department who came under attack by an out-of-control dog was forced to fatally shoot the animal during an incident on Monday night, police say.

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