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Oklahoma Officer Convicted of Murder for Shooting Suicidal Man Doused in Lighter Fluid

Prosecutors say Sweeney shot Pigeon after another officer fired a bean bag. An affidavit says Pigeon was unarmed and did not pose a threat when he was shot, and two fellow officers also testified that Pigeon posed no threat.

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Oklahoma Officer Helps Mentally Ill Woman Off Billboard Over Freeway

An officer with the Tulsa Police Department is credited with possibly saving the life of a mentally ill woman who was perched atop a billboard over a downtown freeway during rush-hour traffic late last week.

Connecticut Officer's Rapid Action Prevents Death of Suicidal Subject

An officer with the Hartford (CT) Police Department used his quick reflexes to grab a suicidal subject who was about to jump from a freeway overpass.

Video: TN Officers Save Man Attempting to Jump from Bridge

A deputy with the Knox County (TN) Sheriff's Office and a Knoxville Police lieutenant used quick reflexes and sheer strength to save a young man attempting to jump from a bridge earlier this year.

California SRO Prevents Woman's Suicide

An officer with the Los Angeles School Police Department was patrolling a high school campus in preparation for a football game when he received word that a woman atop a nearby building was threatening to jump to her death.

Man Fatally Shoots Self in New Hampshire Department's Parking Lot

Investigators are looking into the apparent suicide of a man who led officers with the Laconia (NH) Police Department on a vehicle pursuit that ended in the agency's parking lot.

LA Deputy Saves Pregnant Woman from Jumping Off Bridge

A lieutenant with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Officer is being lauded for saving the life of a pregnant woman who hopped the rail of a bridge 175 feet off the waters of the Mississippi River.

Video: Arizona Officer Talks Suicidal Man Out of Jumping from Bridge

An officer with the Chandler (AZ) Police Department saved a suicidal man from jumping off a bridge early Thursday morning.

WI Deputy Shot, Suicidal Subject Killed

The wounded deputy is in stable condition. Wood County Sheriff Becker did not release the deputy’s name, but said he was shot in the upper torso and arm area.

Kansas Man in Custody After Allegedly Shooting at Police

A man is in custody after he reportedly opened fire on officers with the Leawood (KS) Police Department immediately prior to a six-hour standoff on Saturday night.