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Off-Duty Colorado Deputies Save Life of Wounded Hunter

Four off-duty deputies with the El Paso County (CO) Sheriff’s Office were enjoying a day of hunting in rural Colorado when they encountered a fellow outdoorsman who had accidentally injured himself with a knife.

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Pink Patches: How Police Agencies Are Fighting Breast Cancer

The Pink Patch Program—a public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations—has raised more than $1M for cancer research and treatment.

Minnesota Off-Duty Officers Told to Not Wear Uniforms to Political Events

The Minneapolis Police Department has told its officers that they may no longer wear their uniform while attending political events when off duty.

Michigan Department Fires Officer Who Owns KKK Memorabilia

An officer with the Muskegon Police Department who was found to be in possession of KKK memorabilia has been fired.

FL HOA Reverses Course, Allows Officer to Park Squad in Driveway

An officer with the Clearwater Police Department who had been told by her homeowners association's board of directors that she could not park her marked squad car in her driveway is now getting permission to do so.

NC Officers, Deputies Face Off in Charity Ball Game

Deputies with the Scotland County (NC) Sheriff's Office faced off against the Laurinburg (NC) Police Department for the first ever 'Swinging for a Cure' softball game, aimed at raising money for cancer research.

Homeowners Association Tells Police Officer to Park Car in Garage

A homeowner's association in East Lake, FL, recently sent a letter to one of its residents—an officer with the Clearwater Police Department—that she has to park her patrol vehicle in a garage and not in her driveway.

Why Police Should Ignore the Starbucks Kerfuffle

The blowback on Facebook against Starbucks was especially vitriolic, leading an outside observer to conclude that mistreatment of law enforcement officers in the company's stores is a pervasive problem (spoiler alert: it's not).

North Carolina K-9 Spooked by Fireworks on July Fourth Found Safe

A North Carolina K-9 that was spooked by fireworks on Independence Day has been found safe.

Officer Rescues Kitten at Scene of Traffic Collision, Decides to Adopt Her

An officer with the Gaffney (SC) Police Department was working the scene of a traffic collision when she heard a tiny little "meow." She shone her flashlight around and discovered a small grey kitten.