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Slain Phoenix Officer and Shooter Identified

Chief Garcia grew emotional as he spoke about the death of Phoenix Detective John Hobbs and the critical injuries another officer suffered. He said the 28-year-old suspect William Ray Thornton must have realized that detectives were following him when he got out of his car and engaged the two veteran officers.

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Idaho House Panel Backs Guns On Campus

The measure would allow retired law enforcement officers and those with Idaho's new enhanced concealed carry permit to bring their firearms onto campus. Concealed weapons would still be barred from dormitories, stadiums and concert halls.

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Off-Duty S.C. Trooper Dragged by Car After Stopping Assault

An off-duty S.C. Highway Patrol trooper who tried intervening in a domestic assault at a Rock Hill gas station Sunday was briefly dragged by a car after his hand became stuck in the driver’s side door. He pulled himself free after he hopped onto one of the vehicle’s running boards.

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Off-Duty Philly Officer Shot in Back

According to officials, the 24-year veteran of the force was in plain clothes when a man approached him from behind, mumbled something to the officer, and then shot him once in the back.

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St. Paul PD Hires First Female Officer of Somali Descent

On Saturday morning, Kadra Mohamed was recognized as the first Somali-American woman to join the St. Paul Police Department, a move made possible by the department's announcement that it has approved an option for employees to wear a police-issued hijab.

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Rapid DNA Technology to be Tested in Fla. Court

Rapid DNA Technology to be Tested in Fla. Court

Capt. Diana Blackledge said detectives identified a suspect, but felt they didn't have enough evidence to convict him in court, that is, until they employed a "portable DNA lab in a box." Read Full Story Here.

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N.M. Officer Shoots Carjacking Suspect

N.M. Officer Shoots Carjacking Suspect

Albuquerque Police Department officer Brian Pitzer fired eight shots at an armed carjacking suspect as he was running away on Oct. 28, according to lapel video released by the department Monday. Read Full Story Here.

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SHOT Show 2014

Beretta says its new Pico is the thinnest .380 auto made. The snag-free Pico's slide and frame...

We sent Police Magazine contributing editor Mark W. Clark to the SHOT Show in January and he came back with these shots of guns and gear from Media Day at the Range and from the show floor.

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Expert: Climate Change to Cause Crime Increase

Matthew Ranson, an environmental economist at Cambridge-based Abt Associates, a public policy research and consulting firm, predicts that over the remainder of this century, rising temperatures in the United States will lead to an additional 22,000 murders.