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Officer Heroism

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.

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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.

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.

Multi-Agency Training in New York Highlights Importance of Maritime Units

Late last month, a group of police agencies in New York participated in a two-day training exercise held in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard New York. It was one of many such training exercises undertaken by maritime and airborne units across the country every year in preparation for a busy summer season of rescue operations.

Retired Buffalo Officer Killed in Supermarket Attack Buried with Honors

The officer's family was posthumously awarded a Medal of Honor, the Buffalo Police Department's highest award, on his behalf

9 Officers Awarded Medal of Valor by President Biden

The Medal of Valor is awarded to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect others from harm. The awards are for acts of bravery during incidents in the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 award cycles.

Buffalo Police Praised, Slammed for Store Shooter Response

“The Buffalo Police responded in less than two minutes after this incident began,” Mayor Byron W. Brown said in an afternoon news conference. "If not for their swift response and courageous actions, more lives probably would have been lost yesterday.”

Retired Buffalo Officer Among Murdered Victims of Active Shooter, Killed Fighting Back

Retired Buffalo Officer Aaron Salter, 55, was the first to defend lives and engage the shooter when he entered the Tops market around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

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FL Trooper Named Officer of the Month for Saving Runners from Wrong-Way Driver

“We would like to congratulate [Trooper] Schuck for her extreme act of bravery and courage as her quick actions prevented what could have been a tragic situation.” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

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