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Illinois Department to Present Donated Goods to Veteran in Need

An officer with the Berwyn (IL) Police Department who had been sent on a welfare check of a military veteran down on his luck decided to go above and beyond the call of duty and organized an effort to collect a variety of goods the man needed.

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Video: Tennessee Officer Helps Man in Wheelchair Across Street

A woman recently posted a brief video on social media showing an officer with the Gallatin (TN) Police Department helping a man in a wheelchair cross a busy four-lane street.

Texas Officer Adopts Dog Badly Wounded When Dragged By Vehicle

An officer with the Round Rock (TX) Police Department is now the proud owner of a three-year-old bull terrier that had suffered extensive injuries when it fell from the bed of a pickup truck and was dragged along the roadway for up to a mile before breaking free of its tether.

Off-Duty California Deputy Struck, Killed by Car While Helping Elderly Woman

Detective Amber Joy Leist had observed an elderly woman who had fallen in the middle of the road and stopped and exited her vehicle to give assistance when she was struck by an oncoming car.

Video: Australian Officer Gives Water to Thirsty Kangaroo in Wildfire

A viral video surfaced on Monday showing an officer with the New South Wales Police Service giving a thirsty kangaroo water by pouring it from a plastic bottle into his cupped hand.

Photo Shows NY Sergeant Comforting Dog Hit By Car

A photo being shared on social media shows a New York sergeant comforting a frightened dog that had just been hit by a car, even using his coat to provide warmth.

Massachusetts Officers Team Up to Provide Christmas Surprise for Murder Victim's Toddler

Officers from 10 police departments around the state, plus Massachusetts State Police, answered that call, and the departments decided to surprise JJ outside his grandparents’ home.

Naughty and Nice: Policing During the Winter Holidays

The holidays offer myriad opportunities for officers to interact with the public in a positive and inspirational way. However, the season also holds the same perils officers face during the rest of the year—and potentially some heightened dangers due to holiday revelry and winter weather. Here's a quick recap of some of the things to watch out for.

Maryland Officers Replace Family's Holiday Ornaments Wrecked by Vandals

Officers with the Aberdeen (MD) Police Department were not going to let vandals ruin Christmas for a family whose front yard decorations were trashed earlier this month.

Massachusetts Department Raises $2K for Local Food Bank

Officers with the Reading (MA) Police Department raised more than $2,000 for a local food bank this holiday season.