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Texas Officer Injured in Bicycle Accident Released from Hospital

Detective Alan Branch of the the Arlington (TX) Police Department was off duty and participating in group bicycle ride with petitioners of his Fort Worth church when a vehicle struck several riders in late August.

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Alabama Deputy Needs Transplant After Being Gored by Bull

A deputy with the with the Morgan County (AL) Sheriff's Office Alabama lost his small intestine and large portions of his large intestine after he was gored by his two-year old bull over the weekend.

Naval Shipyard Police Officer Honored for Saving Accident Victim

The American Red Cross has recently honored an officer with the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Police Department for saving the life of an accident victim involved in a vehicle collision.

Off-Duty Texas Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash at Sturgis Festival

An off-duty officer with the Navasota (TX) Police Department was killed in a motorcycle crash during a trip to South Dakota for the annual Sturgis Festival.

Off-Duty Officer Rescues Pilot Who Crashed into New Hampshire Lake

An off-duty officer with the Stoneham (MA) Police Department took a vacation from his vacation and rescued the pilot of an aircraft after it crashed into Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.

Ohio Officer in Need of Kidney Reaches Out to Community for Help

An officer with the Green Township (OH) Police Department who is fighting for his life has reached out to get community's support as he searches for a new kidney.

NFL Quarterback Invites Off-Duty Officer to Dinner to Discuss Policing

Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott—who last week signed a "franchise tag" contract with the team worth $31.4 million—made good on a pledge he made several weeks ago to donate at least $1 million to help improve police training in the Dallas metropolitan area.

Personal Information on Officers Being Leaked Online

The United States Department of Homeland Security has issued an unclassified intelligence document stating that personal information about police officers across the country is being leaked and shared online in the wake of the in-custody death of George Floyd in late May.

New York Governor Expected to Sign Bill Making Police Records Public

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on social media that he plans to sign a proposed piece of legislation that will make public the personnel records of police officers, firefighters, and correction officers.

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New York Officer Who Passed Gets His Final Wish: Giving a Painting to Rock Legend Sting

An officer with the Buffalo Police Department who passed in 2016 away after battling Multiple Sclerosis had one final wish—to get a portrait of the rock-and-roll legend Sting of The Police to the singer.