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7 Tips for Safely Dealing with Animals on Patrol

Mountain lions and other very dangerous predators have been known to show up in densely populated cities. Elk have been known to get tangled in a farmer's fencing. Raccoons and opossums end up in storm drains and dumpsters on a regular basis. Here are some thoughts on dealing with non-human subjects in a way that keeps both the animal and the officer safe.

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California Motor Officer Injured in Motorcycle Crash

An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department was reportedly on his way to work on his motorcycle on Saturday afternoon when he was involved in a collision with another vehicle.

Texas Police Arrest Gunman en Route to Church Claiming to 'Fulfill Prophesy'

Police are thanking a concerned citizen and a quick-acting off-duty officer with the Seguin (TX) Police Department for preventing what could have been a tragic incident at a neighborhood church.

Pennsylvania Department Adds 2 K-9 Officers to its Ranks

K-9s "Bolt" and "Linc" are the newest members of the Warminster Township (PA) Police Department.

Philadelphia Man in Police Custody Dies of Suspected Heart Attack

The 39-year-old man was arrested for allegedly shoplifting. Authorities say there was no struggle or force used during the arrest.

K-9 Partner of Slain California Officer Will Retire

Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson said at a press conference, "I will not take another member of that family from them."

Georgia Officer Dies Weeks After Being Shot in the Face

Officer Michael Smith of the Henry County (GA) Police Department died early Friday morning, weeks after being shot in the face during a call of a suspicious person at a dental office on December 6.

Knife-Wielding Suspect Dies Following Struggle with Massachusetts Officers

The suspect—identified as 25-year-old Erich Stelzer—was taken into custody and was being transported to a nearby hospital by responding EMS when he reportedly became unresponsive and was pronounced dead.

Man Who Reportedly Killed California Officer in the United States Illegally

Sheriff Adam Christianson of the Stanislaus County (CA) Sheriff's Department told reporters at a news conference that the man suspected of killing a police officer at a traffic stop on Wednesday is in the United States illegally.

North Carolina Man Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer

According to WRAL-TV, 30-year-old Devin Alexander Stenulis pulled up behind another driver in a white Dodge Charger equipped with a flashing light and siren.