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Minnesota Officer Shot in Head Making "Miraculous" Recovery

The officer with the Waseca (MN) Police Department shot in the head earlier this month faces a long road of recovery, but is showing signs that progress is being made as he is squeezing the fingers of individuals asking him questions and giving the occasional "thumbs up" sign.

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Illinois Department to Present Donated Goods to Veteran in Need

An officer with the Berwyn (IL) Police Department who had been sent on a welfare check of a military veteran down on his luck decided to go above and beyond the call of duty and organized an effort to collect a variety of goods the man needed.

Ohio Police HQ Under Construction Catches Fire

A fire broke out in the new addition to the Germantown (OH) Police Department's headquarters building that is presently under construction.

Indiana Department Receives 2 Donated Squads from Generous Residents

Two school resource officers with the Jasper (IN) Police Department are now outfitted with two patrol vehicles that were donated by a group of area residents who raised the money for the purchase and outfitting of the vehicles.

Kansas Agency Sees Record Number of Women in Latest Recruit Class

The Wichita (KS) Police Department has a total of 12 female recruits in its latest academy class—the most women ever in a single recruiting round—up from eight women in last year's batch of would-be WPD officers.

Off-Duty Ohio Officer Comes Under Fire During Roadside Dispute

An officer with the Warren (OH) Police Department was on his way home from work when he stopped to provide aid to what he thought was a disabled vehicle on the side of the road. But the incident somehow escalated, and both parties reportedly fired shots.

Study: St. Paul Police Department Should Hire 100 More Officers

A newly released study of the St. Paul (MN) Police Department contends that the agency should hire at least 100 more officers and support staff in order to keep up with increasing call loads, a growing population, and the ever-increasing complexity of conducting criminal investigations.

Ohio Officer Unharmed Despite Coming Under Gunfire

An officer with the North College Hill (OH) Police Department was reportedly unharmed when she came under fire from a suspect inside an abandoned home early Monday.

Ohio Department Mourns Sudden Death of K-9

Officers with the Cleveland Heights (OH) Police Department are mourning the loss of K-9 Rocky, who died suddenly.

Veteran Illinois Officer Shot During Active Shooter Incident Retires

Officer James Zegar served more than a quarter century in law enforcement.