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Off-Duty Chicago Cop Shot, Woman Killed in Apparent Robbery Attempt

When police arrived, they found Kathryn Romberg, 45, and Robert Soto, 49, an off-duty 23-year veteran of the Chicago police force, bleeding from gunshot wounds in what police call an attempted robbery. Romberg, who lived in an apartment only steps from where the vehicle was parked, was pronounced dead at the scene. Soto, a detective in the police bomb and arson division, remained in critical condition Wednesday night in Mt. Sinai Hospital.

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Gangs Going High-Tech, Florida Official Warns

Calling gangs a ''nationwide pandemic'' that have harnessed the Internet for recruiting and cybercrime, Miami-Dade's top gang prosecutor on Tuesday urged tougher enforcement and stepped-up prevention efforts.

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WatchGuard DV-1New Version 5.0 Firmware Upgrade Adds Encryption

WatchGuard Video has released Version 5.0 programming for its WatchGuard DV-1 digital in-car video system. The new system firmware is the first major software upgrade since May of 2007, and is being provided free of charge to every WatchGuard customer by CD. Upgrading the WatchGuard DV-1 is done by simply loading the CD.

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EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Introduces 4.9 GHz Access Point for Public Safety

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc., today introduced a 4.9 GHz Access Point for public safety. Operating in licensed spectrum dedicated to police, fire, ambulance and municipal use, the 4.9 GHz feature provides priority traffic for data, video and voice communications ensuring that vital information reaches first responders in the case of emergency situations.

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DPMS Panther Mini SASS Rifle

DPMS Panther Mini SASS Rifle

So successful was the 7.62 x 51mm rifle designed for the military that DPMS officials decided to build a 5.56 x 45mm version of the gun. Called, appropriately enough, the Mini SASS, this new rifle has many of the same features that made its big brother so popular.

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Harley-Davidson to Hold Charity Events for C.O.P.S.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company is planning some memorable events to celebrate 105 years of Harley-Davidson Police motorcycles August 26-31, including the first ever Harley-Davidson-sponsored Riding Skills Competition. Proceeds from the four-day event will benefit Concerns of Police Survivors.

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S.C. Copper Theft Suspect Trapped Under Dumpster for Hours

A man was rescued from under a trash bin Wednesday morning in Dillon County, S.C., after what deputies called an attempted copper theft gone wrong.Gibson Cook, 56, became stuck and was unable to free himself from under the trash bin at the Dillon County landfill on S.C. 57 while he was trying to steal copper wiring, Dillon County Sheriff’s Office reports show.

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Heat-Resistant Revolution Holsters

Heat-Resistant Revolution Holsters

5.11’s Revolution Holster is a secure Level 1 retention holster, producing an audible click as your sidearm seats. With the look, feel, and fit of a custom holster, the resilient Revolution Holster offers high impact strength and withstands variable weather conditions, beyond 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Two Oregon Cops Named NLEOMF Officers of the Month

For their joint efforts in searching for a missing elderly woman, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has announced the selection of Sgt. Travis Ash of the Baker County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office and Senior Trooper Christopher M. Hawkins of the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division as its Officers of the Month for May 2008.

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Probe: San Diego Police Dog Died of Heatstroke

The San Diego police dog left in the back of his handler's patrol car last month died of heatstroke, county investigators said yesterday, and it will be up to the District Attorney's Office whether it will charge the officer.