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Ken Osmond, Child Actor Turned Police Officer Dead at Age 76

Ken Osmond—who played Eddie Haskell on the "Leave It to Beaver" TV show and later went on to become a police officer has died in Los Angeles at age 76. No cause of death has been released.

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Pulling the Pin: Planning for Your Retirement from Law Enforcement

Here are a few thoughts I've collected over the years of knowing a great many retired officers who are incredibly happy and successful after they've shelved the uniform, returned to civilian ranks, and done amazing things as "regular people" after leaving active-duty.

Retired Minnesota Police Chief Now Handcrafting Native American Regalia

A retired police chief from the Fond du Lac (MN) Police Department is embarking on another career, handcrafting clothing and other items honoring Native American heritage.

Colorado Officer Finds Stress Relief in Stand-Up Comedy

A 20-year veteran with the Boulder County Sheriff's Office has a second career in his off-duty time as a stand-up comedian.

Boston Red Sox Announce 37-Year BPD Veteran as Head of Security

The defending World Series Champion Boston Red Sox—and winners of the Commissioner's Trophy three other years in the past decade and a half—have chosen a champion of public safety for its head of security.

Former Oklahoma Officer Opens Medical Marijuana Dispensary

A former officer with the Antlers (OK) Police Department has opened a medical marijuana dispensary in hopes of giving people an alternative pain and PTSD relief, replacing prescription opioids.

2 Former NFL Players Choose Policing as Second Career

Officer Isaac Sowells spent three seasons with the Cleveland Browns, playing 17 games at guard. Officer Jason Hilliard played with the New York Giants, competing in two games at the position of offensive tackle.

3 Keys to Financial Wellness for Police Officers

Jason Hoschouer—when he's not out on motor patrol in the San Francisco Bay Area—helps fellow LEOs with financial coaching. He's also written a book on the subject called "Badges & Budgets." Here is some of the wisdom he shares with his clients.

Video: Baltimore Officer is 'Rapper of Positivity' Both On and Off Duty

Officer Joshua Jackson of the Baltimore Police Department has been rapping since he was a 14-year-old freshman in high school. Now that he's an officer with the department, he continues to pursue his art even as he pursues his law enforcement career. In fact, those two goals seem to have a lot more in common than one might immediately imagine.

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Former Arkansas Police Officer Becomes Television News Reporter

According to a news release from THV11, Adam Bledsoe—the former Public Information Officer for the Faulkner County (AR) Sheriff’s Office—will be joining the station as a feature reporter.