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West Virginia Officer Seen Shooting Possum Was "Putting it Out of Misery"

An officer with the Morgantown (WV) Police Department who was seen on a video posted to social media shooting a possum was "putting it out of its misery," after it had been hit by a car and severely injured.

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Alabama Officer Fired Over Social Media Post

An officer with the Hoover (AL) Police Department has been fired by the agency after reportedly posting an image on social media showing a protester with crosshairs overlaid in the picture.

Minnesota Officer Shot in Hand by Suspect Resisting Arrest

An officer with the St. Cloud (MN) Police Department was shot in the hand over the weekend while trying to arrest an armed teenage subject. However, the story told on social media sites said that police had shot a black youth, sparking public outcry.

Police Dog on Children's Cartoon Draws Fire on Twitter

Social media users targeted Chase, saying “Euthanize the police dog,” “Defund the paw patrol," and "All dogs go to heaven, except the class traitors in the Paw Patrol.”

Officer Who Voiced Disagreement with COVID-19 Enforcement on Leave

Officer Greg Anderson of the Port of Seattle Police Department is now on administrative leave after posting a video on social media voicing disagreement with the enforcement of the state’s stay-at-home order.

Video: Maine Officer Sings Song About Coronavirus from Squad Car

The South Portland (ME) Police Department posted a video of one of its officers singing an original song he wrote about COVID-19 while playing his guitar in the front seat of his patrol vehicle.

Know the Limits of Your First Amendment Rights

Law enforcement officers can be disciplined for speaking their minds. Here's a primer on how the First Amendment covers and doesn't cover you on the job.

Michigan Officer Reads Children's Book to Kids on Facebook from Squad Car

An officer with the Norton Shores (MI) Police Department is trying to keep connected with the kids in his jurisdiction despite the need for social distancing.

Maine Police Department Pokes Fun at "4/20 Holiday" on Facebook

In a pun-filled social media post the Freyburg (ME) Police Department poked some fun at the unofficial holiday celebrating the consumption of marijuana and marijuana-based "edible" products.

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Brother of Slain Texas Officer Authors Heartfelt Tribute on Facebook

The younger brother of Officer Justin Putnam of the San Marcos (TX) Police Department—who was shot and killed in the line of duty when he and other officers responded to a domestic assault incident at an apartment complex last week—posted a heartfelt and moving tribute on social media.