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Some NJ City Leaders Say They Will Fire Officers Over Off-Duty Pot Use

The Newark Municipal Council passed a resolution 5-0 asking Mayor Ras J. Baraka to issue an order prohibiting Newark police officers from using marijuana while off duty.

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Black Friday: Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Law Enforcement Family

Wherever you patrol and whatever your shift, there will be mayhem and morons with which to contend on Black Friday. Hopefully, however, you will also enjoy some downtime during which you can get ahead on your holiday shopping for family and friends.

On Thanksgiving, Have a Healthy Heaping of Happy (Not a Holiday Headache)

Holiday get-togethers are making something of a comeback, so you're headed over the river and through the woods to "Grandmother's house" for the traditional Thanksgiving Holiday gathering. In case the dinner conversation turns contentious, here's a small collection of short jokes and one-liners to break the tension when the food fight is about to begin.

You Traded One Uniform for Another: Veterans Day Deals 2021

It's not at all uncommon for men and women who have worn the uniform of one of our military services to dress in a law enforcement uniform in their next career after leaving the armed forces. Here's a short list of free and discounted goods and services for veterans, active-duty military personnel, and their dependents.

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.

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.

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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.

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