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California Sheriff's Office Releases Thanksgiving Video Starring K-9s

A video by the Placer County (CA) Sheriff's Office of several of its K-9s dressed in human clothing—with the animals' handlers using hand gestures to anthropomorphize the dogs as human attendees at a Thanksgiving holiday dinner—has gone viral.

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Michigan Trooper Pulls Over Unusual Car, Slips Driver $20 in Appreciation

Trooper Bill Strouse saw a vehicle that looked like a giant banana traveling down a rural road and decided to effect a traffic stop—not for a violation, but to express appreciation for the craftsmanship of the car.

California Deputy Surprised to Find Deer in Back Seat at Traffic Stop

The Butte County Sheriff's Office posted on social media an image of one of the agency's deputies with a wild deer in the back of a vehicle at a traffic stop.

Video: California Officer Startled by Lizard Leaping from Suspect's Coat

An officer with the Chico (CA) Police Department was searching a man being detained when she suffered a surprise: a lizard leaped from one of the man's pockets.

Missouri Agency's Tongue-in-Cheek "Scam Alert" Social Media Post Goes Viral

A police department in Missouri is getting a lot of attention for a social media post in which it invited gullible purchasers of illegal narcotics to bring their drugs into the station to be properly weighed, thereby supposedly not falling victim to a "scam" in which tricky drug dealers would sell them short on their drug buy.

Police Agencies Begin to Participate in New Social Media Challenge

Police and other public safety disciplines are participating in a new social media challenge—one that shows all the things that are jammed into their patrol vehicles.

Wisconsin Police Stumble Upon "Grisly" Scene of Half-Eaten Donuts

The Sparta (WI) Police Department had some fun on social media after an officer discovered a box of half-eaten donuts in a parking lot late one night.

California Police Department's Humorous Social Media Post Goes Viral

Pleasanton PD posted an image of the state of California on its Facebook page marking in red the areas potentially affected by power outages. The entire state was marked.

Virginia Department's Lip Sync Video Wins National Television Prize

The "Uptown Funk" lip sync challenge video that gained almost instant Internet fame was among the 10 finalists on the television special Lip Sync to the Rescue—which featured first responders singing and dancing to popular music—and ended up taking the top spot among voters.

Woman's Wrong Number Text to Officer Leads to Viral Police Department Social Media Post

A woman errantly sent a text message to an officer with the Winfield (MO) Police Department in which she claimed that they "got high" together.