9 Firefighters, 6 Officers Hurt in NYC Explosion, 1 NYC Battalion Chief killed

A 17-year New York fire department veteran was killed Tuesday after an explosion sent parts of a home’s roof raining down onto firefighters, police officers and utility workers, authorities said.

Firefighters responded to the house near the corner of Tibbett Avenue in Kingsbridge after someone in the neighborhood reported what they thought was a gas leak around 6:20 a.m. But when firefighters entered the house, they found what appeared to be a homemade drug laboratory inside a dark room, and immediately requested police, according to sources. Continue reading “9 Firefighters, 6 Officers Hurt in NYC Explosion, 1 NYC Battalion Chief killed”

2 Anchorage Police Officers shot in Standoff, suspect dead

Two police officers were shot Thursday afternoon during an armed  and ongoing standoff with a barricaded man on Ginami Street in South Anchorage has ended.

It started shortly after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when two members of a Carlos Tree Service crew, clearing a utility easement for power lines in the area, told police Musser approached them with a gun and opened fire. Continue reading “2 Anchorage Police Officers shot in Standoff, suspect dead”

Philadelphia, Pa. 2 Officers shot, 5 citizens shot, 1 killed, 1 suspect killed.

Philadelphia Police are investigating a shooting in West Philadelphia that killed one civilian and injured 5 other people, including two officers.   The suspect was also shot and killed following a shootout with police late Friday night. 

A gunman targeting Officers carried a note titled “Doomed” fired 18 shots at an unsuspecting Philadelphia Police sergeant Friday night, then went on a rampage before being stopped, killing a woman and injuring several others. Continue reading “Philadelphia, Pa. 2 Officers shot, 5 citizens shot, 1 killed, 1 suspect killed.”

Knox County, TN. Officer got busted helping out a young student with some school work

A heartwarming moment was captured in Knox County, Tn. During School and posted to twitter

A School Resource Officer in Knox, Tn. saw a student working on an assignment during school. While most people think that SRO’s jobs are just to protect the kids they may be enlightened to find that they do much more. Continue reading “Knox County, TN. Officer got busted helping out a young student with some school work”

PTSD: The Hidden Toll of Policing

Witnessing death, violence, and the suffering of innocents on a daily basis can leave police officers feeling overwhelmed and desperate
By Denisse Moreno, Epoch Times

One night eight years ago, Mark DiBona was in a very dark place.

The police officer felt unappreciated, unhappy with his weight, emotional. He had recurring nightmares of scenes he had witnessed at work—death, shootings, child molestation, fatal crashes. Continue reading “PTSD: The Hidden Toll of Policing”

Chicago, Il. Officer shot, suspect killed.

Chicago Bike officer was shot and injured in the South Loop near 18th and Calumet, Officers returned fire killing the shooter.

Chicago, Il. A Bicycle Patrol Officer was stopped by a citizen at about 8:15 P.M. on Thursday evening who complained about a man who was drinking, acting strangely and watching some girls in a park. Continue reading “Chicago, Il. Officer shot, suspect killed.”

A Paradigm Shift in Community Policing from Policing to Self-Protection

When I began my career as a police officer in 1975, the turmoil and civil strife of the Viet Nam war era where police often clashed with protestors had subsided. The anti-police violence of militant, radical revolutionary groups such as the Black Panther Party, the Black Liberation Army and the Weather Underground had greatly diminished as their leaders were killed in police shoot-outs or imprisoned. Continue reading “A Paradigm Shift in Community Policing from Policing to Self-Protection”

Who Really Needs “De-escalation” Training?

It’s Citizens; Not Police Who Need De-escalation Training. Reprinted with permission by Dr. Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V

In the wake of the officer-involved shootings of Philando Castile (St. Paul, MN), Anton Sterling (Baton Rouge, LO) and most recently the assassination of five Dallas, Texas officers; I have been doing non-stop interviews with reporters from the national and international news media. Continue reading “Who Really Needs “De-escalation” Training?”

Utica, NY Officer saves child who suffered from an epileptic seizure disorder

A Utica, NY Police Officer saved a child who suffers from an epileptic seizure disorder  as a first responder by recognizing the signs and providing help needed with training he received as a paramedic

Utica, New York Officer Christopher Manion was praised for his assessment and continued work on a child who suffered from a seizure that left the child lifeless. Upon his arrival the Officer noted the child’s lifeless signs and began CPR.  Continue reading “Utica, NY Officer saves child who suffered from an epileptic seizure disorder”

Cleveland County, OK.  Sheriff’s Deputies K-9 rescue 2 Lost Boys

An 8 and 12 year old were rescued by Cleveland County Sheriff’s Deputies K-9 team

Cleveland County youths were found with minor scrapes thanks to the efforts of a Sheriff’s Department K-9 team during the 95 degree heat and humidity. Continue reading “Cleveland County, OK.  Sheriff’s Deputies K-9 rescue 2 Lost Boys”