Law Enforcement

5th Annual Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Fallen Heroes Memorial Ride 2018

Sheriff - Hillsboro County (Tampa, FL) - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:39
The ride is in honor of the 16 men and women of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office who were killed in the line of duty.
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Missing Runaway Juvenile

Sheriff - Hillsboro County (Tampa, FL) - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:37
He left his residence and has not returned.
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Slain Mass. LEO's K-9 released from hospital

Police One - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:36
Author: Therese Matthews

By Kristen Young Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass.

YARMOUTH, Mass. — Nero, the wounded K-9 partner of slain Yarmouth police Sgt. Sean Gannon, was released from a veterinary hospital Wednesday and taken home in the cruiser assigned to Gannon, according to a post on the Yarmouth Police Department's Facebook page.

The 28-month-old Belgian Malinois was shot in the face and neck April 12 and had been recovering at Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists in Buzzards Bay, where dozens of current and former K-9 officers made sure the dog was never alone. The man accused of shooting Nero is also charged with shooting and killing Gannon as the K-9 officer was helping to serve a warrant at a Marstons Mills house.

Nero's release came just hours after Gannon's funeral at Saint Pius X Church in South Yarmouth, which drew law enforcement officers from across the country to pay respects and stand in solidarity with Yarmouth police.

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K9 NERO GOES HOME! At the end of one of the most emotional and saddest days, and six-day period in American and...

Posted by Yarmouth Police Dept. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The post called the day "one of the most emotional and saddest days ... in American and Yarmouth Police Department history."

In the post, Yarmouth police thanked those who helped save Nero's life and emphasized the role retired Yarmouth police K-9 handler Peter McCLelland played in the dog's recovery, saying that McClelland "entered the home after Nero was shot and has never left his side."

Nero will stay with McClelland until he fully heals and then will return to the Gannon family, according to the post.

"Rest In Peace Sean, your beloved K-9 Nero is home," the post says.

©2018 Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass.

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Mayfield Highway Superintendent Arrested

State - NY Police - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:35
On April 2, 2018, State Police were approached by the Mayfield Town Supervisor about the possible theft of stone from the town.
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Leadership, Deadly Force and Race

Law Officer - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:35

It will not shock many that following the officer-involved shooting of Elijah Smith, age 20, by the West Valley City (Utah) Police Department, the protesters are calling the shooting excessive and questioning the use of deadly force in the incident.

Some are depicting the shooting of an “unarmed black man” for just putting his hands up,

It is oddly similar to a recent case in Sacramento where a suspect ran from police after a series of car burglaries and formed a shooting stance towards officers.  Those officers shot and killed the subject but unlike the Utah Incident, protests have been going on for weeks and the California Legislature has introduced a bill that would place further restrictions on law enforcement including removing the “reasonable” standard from United States Supreme Court Case Law (Graham v. Connor).

Both cases involved a black/male that was suspected of theft and both men ran from law enforcement.  One suspect ran into a backyard of a residence to hide while in Utah, Smith ran into a home and hid in the garage.

Police shot and killed both men for simulating the pointing of a weapon and there is body camera footage in both instances.

So why has the Sacramento Case drawn international attention and few have heard about the Utah Case?

In my humble opinion, there is one reason and that is Courageous Leadership versus the lack of Leadership.

Following the release of the Utah Incident Video,  Police Chief Colleen Jacobs said. “I am sad for his loss. It is an unfortunate incident that Mr. Smith lost his life in this incident. He did not lose his life because of his race.”

It was short, definitive and sent a clear message as the leader of the agency.  There was no back peddling and waiting for the completion of the investigation.  There was no bowing down to political correctness or the calling in of an outside entity.  More importantly, there was not any silence.

The video, situation and context was clear and the Chief did not mix words.  Yes, it is tragic that Smith lost his life but blaming law enforcement for the actions of criminals has got to stop and stopping it lies at the feet of our leaders.

Whether Chief Jacobs knew it or not, she did exactly what is advocated with the Courageous Leadership Institute.  She made a statement quickly and she gave an assessment of the incident.  It set the tone for the media, the activists and for the officers that heard it.

For Courageous Leaders, making quick, accurate and factual statements will not stop those that hate cops from acting out but it does set the stage for the general public to understand the incident.  For far too long, law enforcement has ignored the general audience and placated to the very small audience that makes scenes in public and talks tough online.

The actions of Chief Jacobs are rare today and I applaud her for what she did.  Not because she blindly supported cops in a deadly force incident to hide wrongdoing (because she didn’t).  Because the cops did nothing wrong and she stated that implicitly and quickly.

That is Courageous Leadership!


Travis Yates is the Founder of the Courageous Leadership Institute

Find out how to become a Courageous Leader here.

What others are saying about “Courageous Leadership For Law Enforcement”

“This class is absolutely outstanding.”  Nathan Mendes, California Narcotics Officers Association

“This class should be required for every single police officer in America.” Officer Jason Cummings, Claremore PD

“In my 12 year career, this was the best class I have ever taken on leadership.”  Sergeant Josh Johnson

“The best presentation I have had in over 22 years in law enforcement.”  Sgt. Michael Huber, McMinnville (OR) Police Department

“This is some of the best training I have attended in over 40 years of law enforcement.”
Scott Johnson, Chief of Police – Grand Rapids (MN) Police Department  


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Largest Maker of Bump Stocks Will Stop Accepting Orders

Forensic Magazine - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:34
NewsThe largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month.Contributed Author: Michael Balsamo, Associated PressTopics: Firearms
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Missing Runaway Juvenile

Sheriff - Hillsboro County (Tampa, FL) - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:33
She may be in the Progress Village area.
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Missing Runaway Juvenile

Sheriff - Hillsboro County (Tampa, FL) - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:29
He is believed to be in the Gibsonton area.
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Woman now faces first-degree murder in slaying of Mo. officer

Police One - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:00

Author: Therese Matthews

By Max Londberg And Ian Cummings The Kansas City Star

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tammy Dee Widger's charges in the fatal shooting of Clinton Officer Ryan Morton last month have been amended and now include first-degree murder, the Henry County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday.

Widger also now faces two counts of first-degree assault. She originally faced second-degree murder and drug charges.

First-degree murder carries a maximum penalty of the death sentence or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

Officers responded to Widger's home in Clinton by mistake in early March after a 911 call was made 20 miles away. James Waters fatally wounded Morton and injured two other officers in a shooting, police said.

"Although it is believed that James Waters actually shot the three police officers," the Henry County Prosecutor's Office said in a release, "Missouri law provides that if an accessory to a crime ... aids another person in planning, committing or attempting to commit the offense, the accessory may be charged with the same offense."

The release added that aiding can occur either before or during an offense.

Widger had earlier told The Star that she never expected gunfire to break out and had no reason to believe officers were in danger that night.

She said she did not know Waters had a gun and thought he had left the house by a back door to avoid police.

She said she was in the house with officers when the shooting started.

Police reviewed surveillance footage from a camera installed at the residence. Waters is not seen leaving the residence leading up to the shooting, according to police.

"I didn't know what was going to happen," Widger said. "In the blink of an eye, my life changed. I didn't want this."

According to updated charging documents filed by investigators:

Investigators discovered a text message in which Waters asks Widger to "go home and load both of the 410's now." Police do not say when the text was sent.

Shotguns using the .410 caliber were found in the residence after the shooting.

A witness stated that Waters often carried a weapon and had told the witness that "he was going out with a bang. If anything ever happened to him, he was going to go out shooting." Such comments were common from Waters and made in the presence of Widger, the witness said.

Police also write that Widger had "adamantly" stated Waters had left the residence when he hadn't, and she "denied there were any weapons in the residence."

A pistol was found in Widger's purse, police state. Another witness told police of seeing "all kinds" of guns at the residence.

Waters had a large rifle magazine and said Widger had purchased it for him, according to a witness. Waters obtained a rifle without a magazine from two unknown people a few days before the shooting, the witness added.

John Picerno, a Kansas City-based defense attorney, said the distinction between first- and second-degree murder is that a perpetrator must display "cool reflection upon the matter, no matter how brief."

He called the first-degree murder charge in Widger's case "a stretch," adding that even if Widger provided bullets to Waters or loaded his weapon, she "has no idea what he's going to use that for."

"I don't see where there's any fact ... that she coolly reflected upon the matter of taking a person's life," Picerno said.

Widger also faces felony drug charges.

©2018 The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Mo.)

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West Belmar, NJ man arrested for Possession of Cannabis Candies and Marihuana after traffic stop on New York State Thruway.

State - NY Police - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:52
State Police report the arrest of Mark C. McNulty, age 34, of West Belmar, NJ for Criminal Possession Controlled Substance 4th, 5th and 7th, Criminal Possession of Marihuana 4th, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  
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Slain Mass. LEO remembered for the joy he brought to others

Police One - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:43

Author: Therese Matthews

Associated Press

YARMOUTH, Mass. — A Massachusetts police officer killed in the line of duty was remembered at his funeral service on Wednesday for his faith, professionalism and engaging personality.

Hundreds of family, friends and colleagues packed St. Pius X Roman Catholic church for the funeral Mass of Sean Gannon, a K-9 officer with the Yarmouth Police Department. Thousands of officers from around the country stood at attention outside.

A line of blue created by uniformed officers marched from the local high school to the church before the service started. It was made up by representatives from departments across Massachusetts and New England, from New York City and Chicago, and from as far away as Texas and California.

Hundreds of civilians also stood outside the church.

"We give him back to you without a murmur, but our hearts are wrung with sorrow," the Rev. Paul Caron said during a short service without a eulogy.

Caron told the story about the day he arrived at the Cape Cod parish last year. A secretary called to tell him police were on the way to his office.

"I wasn't here long enough to be in trouble," Caron said.

He heard a bang on his door and the words, "Police! Open up!"

He opened the door to find Gannon, who hugged him and welcomed him to town.

"So now we come together and mourn his death, but we also give thanks that he lived, that we knew him on some level," Caron said.

Gannon, 32, was shot Thursday while he and other officers were serving an arrest warrant at a home in Barnstable. The suspect in the shooting, described by police as a career criminal, is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder.

Gannon's Belgian malinois dog, Nero, also was shot but underwent surgery and is recovering.

After Wednesday's Mass, K-9 officers and their dogs lined the route to the cemetery for a private burial service.

Gannon, who was posthumously promoted to sergeant, leaves behind a wife, parents, a brother and a sister.

The New Bedford native was a graduate of Bishop Stang High School in Dartmouth and Westfield State University. He had a master's degree from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.


Sean Gannon was posthumously promoted to sergeant, the Cape Cod Times reports.

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Motor Units from near and far paid respects to fallen Sergeant Sean M. Gannon during yesterday’s burial procession. Thanks to all of you!

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Heroes Live Forever! Thanks for always being there for us BPD. We Are ALL Blue. ??

Posted by Yarmouth Police Dept. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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Woodmere, NY man arrested after intentionally damaging another person’s vehicle during a road-rage incident on the New York State Thruway.

State - NY Police - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:05
State Police report the arrest of Daniel J. Bosquez, age 36, of Woodmere, NY, for Criminal Mischief 2nd, Menacing 2nd and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th
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Scituate Barracks

State - RI Police - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:30
Media Contact: Captain Derek W. Borek, District A Commander, 401-1014 At 3:15 PM, Troopers arrested Juan Zetino, age 44, of 211 Hanover Street, Providence, RI, for: Sixth District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Arraignment on the original charge of Driving with a Suspended...
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Inmate Dies in Apparent Suicide

State - NC Police - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:15
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Inmate John Dalton (#04383428) died Thursday at Central Prison after an apparent suicide. He was found unresponsive in his cell at approximately 4 a.m. during the morning inmate count. Prison medical staff responded and worked to resuscitate the inmate.

Massachusetts Police Officers Rescue Elderly Woman From Burning Home - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 06:58
Two Malden police officers spotted flames and helped rescue an elderly woman.
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Teen Helps Texas Police Lasso Miniature Pony on the Loose - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 06:54
Colby Caudle, 17, was on a police ride-along when police got a call for "loose livestock," so he grabbed his rope and got to work.
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Colorado Deputies Find Bear Breaking Into Car - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 06:49
When Colorado authorities responded to a call for vehicle trespass, they found an unusual culprit.
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Wickford Barracks

State - RI Police - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 06:45
**MEDIA CONTACT: Acting Captain Christopher J. Schram 1-401-444-1202** At 2:05 PM, Troopers arrested Brian Watson, age 30, of 135 Abbott Ave, Warwick, Rhode Island on a Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Cost Review on the original charge of Possession of a Controlled...
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Lincoln Woods Barracks

State - RI Police - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 06:15
Media Contact: Captain Derek W. Borek Division "A" Commander State Police Headquarters 401-444-1014 At 10:40AM Troopers and members of the Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Michael Demedeiros, age 54, of 136 2nd Street, East Providence, RI on an Affidavit Arrest Warrant for Threats to a...
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Slain Massachusetts Police Officer's K-9 Released From Veterinary Hospital - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 04:10
Nero, the wounded K-9 partner of slain Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon, was released from a veterinary hospital on Wednesday and taken home in the cruiser assigned to his handler.
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