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Officer Heroism

2 NYPD Officers Honored by NLEOMF for Rescuing Man from Subway Tracks

“The selfless actions of these officers and their immediate response to a citizen in need undoubtedly saved a life,” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. “It is not difficult to imagine a far different outcome had these officers not acted so quickly and decisively."

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Heroism Amid Horror in the Human Response to California's Worst Wildfire

The 2018 Camp Fire became the costliest wildfire in California history with a total of 85 civilian deaths and an estimated $16.5 billion in damage. The public safety response to the rapidly unfolding disaster was—in totality— valiant and brave and seemingly superhuman even if at times wholly improvised.

Heroic CT Officer Honored by WWE

Bristol police officer Alex Iurato was one of three officers who responded to a domestic disturbance call that turned out to be an ambush. Two other officers were killled. Even though he was wounded, Iurato was able to reach cover behind patrol vehicles and fired a shot at the suspect and killed him.

NC SRO Stops Chase by Ramming Truck Near School

"I praise him for his actions. He's our hero for the day," Swain County Sheriff Curtis Cochran said of officer P.D. Hampton. "He was going to protect those kids even at his own risk of danger to himself."

Heroic FL Officer Honored with Monument Made from His Crashed Patrol Car

"A lion was very much like how Jesse (Madsen) was, fierce and protective, but still family oriented," said Tampa Police Major Eric Defelice, a co-worker and close friend. "So, it really embodied what Jesse meant to us."

Guest Editorial: You Must Commit Yourself to Protecting the Innocent

We cannot stand outside and let an active shooter murder children. We have to be willing to risk our lives to save theirs.

As Autumn Arrives, Police Prepare for Rescuing Victims from Floodwaters

Earlier this month, dramatic body-camera footage was released showing officers in California pulling a woman and her two children from raging floodwaters that suddenly swept them from their vehicle. This event should serve as a clarion call for agencies to provide swift-water rescue to officers.

Off-Duty NJ Officer Rescues 2 Drowning Men

The officer managed to rescue his friends, relying on his water survival and intervention training.

MO Cop Bit by Suspect Flies with USAF Thunderbirds

The Kansas City, MO, police sergeant that apprehended a woman accused in a stabbing and fatal shooting in 2021 was honored as a hometown hero by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds and flew with the demonstration squadron.

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Ohio Officer's CPR Rescues Validate Value of Basic First Aid Training

Providing emergency first aid such as CPR, applying a tourniquet, stopping a sucking chest wound, or staunching the bleed of a gunshot wound is difficult and requires hours of training and preparation.

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