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Maryland Officer Shoots Dog Attacking Mother and Child

An officer with the Upper Marlboro (MD) Police Department was forced to fatally shoot a dog that was attacking a 12-year-old child and another individual on Wednesday evening.

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Video: Idaho Officer's Body Camera Catches Conflict with Wild Turkeys

An officer with the Ada County (ID) Sheriff's Office conducting a traffic stop came under sudden attack by a group of wild turkeys earlier this week, and the entire interaction was captured on body-worn camera video.

Runaway Horse and Buggy Given "Verbal Warning" in Michigan

A trooper with the Michigan State Police "gave a verbal warning" to a rider-less horse that had been seen running amok on a state roadway.

Pennsylvania Officer Adopts Puppy She Rescued from Cruelty

An officer with the Girard Borough Police Department who rescued a puppy from a couple now facing multiple charges has officially adopted the animal.

California Officer Who Arrested Man Choking Puppy Has Adopted the Dog

An officer with the Fresno (CA) Police Department who responded to a call of a man choking a puppy in December returned to the SPCA shelter where the dog was housed following the incident to inquire on its condition.

Florida Agency Posts Image on Facebook of Deputy and Small Deer

The Monroe County (FL) Sheriff's Office posted an image on social media of an encounter between a deputy and a small male deer.

Virginia Officers Take Shelter Dogs on Patrol to Find Adoptive Homes

Officers with the Williamsburg (VA) Police Department have taken to being accompanied by dogs from area animal shelters in a "K-9 for a day" program aimed at finding the animals adoptive homes.

Kentucky Officer Rescues Wayward Deer from Pool

An officer with the Lexington (KY) Police Department enlisted the assistance of a local resident in helping a deer trapped in a swimming pool to safety and onto solid ground. Video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

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.

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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.