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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.

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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.

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.

Former Nebraska Officer Charged in Connection with Girlfriend's Death

A former officer with the Omaha (NE) Police Department now faces several charges in connection with the 2018 death of his then-girlfriend.

Nebraska Officer Dies 2 Weeks After Being Shot Serving Warrant

Investigator Luis “Mario” Herrera died at 3:30 a.m. surrounded by his wife and children, the family reported.

6 Days After Being Shot, Nebraska Officer Fighting for Life

Chief Bliemeister said there is reason for optimism and that it’s been expressed by medical professionals, but he said that’s within the boundaries that Officer Herrera is in extremely critical condition, fighting for his life.

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Nebraska Officer Shot While Executing Arrest Warrant on Teen

An officer with the Lincoln (NE) was shot on Wednesday while attempting to execute an arrest warrant on a teen wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred in March.

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