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Off-Duty Texas Officer Saves Elderly Woman from Burning Home

On Sunday May 10, off-duty Lubbock, TX, police officer J.R. Wood, was returning home from working security at his church when he saw his neighbor’s house on fire.

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New Jersey Officer Wins $2 Million on "Survivor"

An officer with the Jersey City Police Department has emerged as the winner of the "Survivor," television show, winning a $2 million prize for his endurance and persistence in a wide variety of physical and mental challenges.

Off-Duty Wisconsin Officer Arrested for Assault Following Fight

An officer with the Milwaukee Police Department was arrested on Sunday evening after a fight left a 25-year-old man with serious injuries and hospitalized.

Video of Virginia Officer's Gospel Song Goes Viral

Officer Mervin Mayo with the Richmond (VA) Police Department posted a video of himself singing Marvin Sapp's classic, "The Best of Me" and has become an internet sensation.

Video: 2 Newlywed Officers On Date Foil Attempted Armed Robbery

Two married off-duty law enforcement officers out on a date with each other are being credited with stopping an attempted armed robbery at a restaurant, stopping a man in a mask demanding money from the restaurant's cashier, and holding him at gunpoint until the arrival of on-duty officers.

Nevada Deputy Arrested for Allegedly Illegally Shooting Mule Deer

A deputy with the Lyon County (NV) Sheriff's Office has been arrested on charges of illegally killing a buck without a hunting tag and aiding another man without a tag in killing bucks.

Texas Chief Tells Officers to Wear Uniforms to Church

Chief Ed Kraus of the Fort Worth (TX) Police Department has told his officers that in the wake of several recent active shooter attacks on houses of worship officers should attend religious services in full uniform as a deterrent against violence.

Alabama Sheriff Amends Policy, Allowing Deputies to Drive to Church in Patrol Vehicles

Sheriff Rick Singleton has amended the policy of the Lauderdale County (AL) Sheriff's Office regarding off-duty use of agency vehicles, now allowing deputies to drive to church in their squad cars.

7 More Tips for Off-Duty Officer Safety

Several recent events served as a reminder that off-duty officers risk coming under attack, as well as coming into contact with crimes in progress while not in uniform. Here are seven thoughts on staying safe when you're not on the job.

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Dave Smith: What Would Sherlock Do?

One of the most important things an officer needs to learn how to do is relax. And I recommend reading as great entertainment and relaxation.