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Florida Officer Searching for Rightful Owner of Purple Heart Medal

Sergeant Anthony Cerniglia wants to find the rightful owner of a Purple Heart Medal given to a paratrooper named Alan Beckwith, who was killed in action on June 7, 1944—one day after D-Day.

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Colorado HOA Orders Officer to Take Down "Thin Blue Line" Flag

An officer in Colorado has been ordered by his Home Owners Association (HOA) to remove from his doorstep a "Thin Blue Line" flag displayed in support of law enforcement.

Florida Officer Rides 1,000 Miles to Raise Money for Fight Against Cancer

Officer Joe McCrink completed more than 1,000 miles of bike rides in the month of September in an effort to raise awareness of—and increase funding for—childhood cancer.

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.

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.

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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.