Law Enforcement

Oregon Trooper Shot 12 Times Honored With Award at the White House for His Bravery - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:08
Oregon State Police Trooper Nic Cederberg, who shot 12 times in the line of duty nearly three years ago, was awarded a National Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor on Wednesday during a ceremony hosted at the White House by President Donald Trump.
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State Police investigate member involved shooting in town of Montgomery

State - NY Police - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 09:57
On May 23, 2019, at approximately 1:55 a.m., State Police responded to a report of a disabled vehicle on I-84 in the town of Montgomery near exit 5A.
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Hope Valley Barracks

State - RI Police - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 09:30
No arrests to report MEDIA CONTACT: Acting Captain Erik Jones, District "B" Commander, 401-764-5615
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Bodycam video shows fatal OIS of man advancing at LEO with heavy chain

Police One - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 09:26
Author: Booker Hodges

Lyndsay Winkley The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — The District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday that a San Diego police officer’s actions were legally justified when he fatally shot a man who “aggressively” swung a heavy chain while advancing toward the officer in August.

Officer Corey Pitts fired twice at Vaughn Harrison Denham, 48, who had allegedly attacked a man with a machete before the shooting, police said.

The encounter happened on Aug. 8 after someone reported Denham had seriously injured a man near the Southcrest Recreation Center. The victim told officers he was attacked after he spotted Denham breaking a car window with a chain and asked him to leave. The man said he dodged several swings from the chain before Denham armed himself with a machete and attacked.

The victim was cut in the head and forearm.

Pitts, the first officer to arrive, found Denham on South 40th Street. Body-worn camera footage shows Denham running up to Pitts’ patrol vehicle and smacking it with the length of chain. The officer attempted to shoot Denham with a Taser, but told investigators later that the barbs got tangled in the chain Denham was swinging.

Pitts then drew his gun and ordered Denham to get on the ground. Instead, Denham walked toward Pitts, swinging the chain several times, the footage shows.

For more than a minute, Pitts walked backwards and continued giving commands to Denham to drop the weapon and get on the ground or he would be shot. Pitts told investigators he believed if Denham got close enough he would hit the officer’s gun out of his hand and then use it against him.

Moments before other officers arrived, and as Denham kept moving toward the officer, Pitts fired.

Denham was taken to a hospital where he died. An autopsy revealed he had PCP, marijuana and methamphetamine in his system.

Several witnesses recorded the interaction and Pitts captured the incident with his body-worn camera.

“Based on these circumstances, Pitts fired at Denham in his own defense,” the District Attorney’s Office wrote in its investigation. “He therefore bears no state criminal liability for his actions.”

Under California law, peace officers may use deadly force to protect themselves from the threat of death or great bodily injury and to use reasonable force in making an arrest.


©2019 The San Diego Union-Tribune

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Help Identify Witness To Business Robbery

Sheriff - Hillsboro County (Tampa, FL) - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 09:22
Anyone with any information reference the robbery is asked to call HCSO at 247-8200.
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Mass. officer helps couple deliver baby at home

Police One - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 09:00

Author: Booker Hodges

Jesse Collings Wicked Local Metro, Needham, Mass.

ARLINGTON, Mass. — Arlington police officer Brandon Kindle probably didn't expect to be playing the role of doctor during his early-morning patrol on Wednesday, May 1, but through proper training and a calm demeanor, Kindle was able to safely assist in the delivery of a healthy baby girl.

Kindle was on patrol when he received a 911 call about a woman going into labor shortly before 5:30 a.m. At the time Kindle was only about a block a way from the home of Audra and Ed McKinnon on College Avenue and he arrived first on the scene.

"I got there and the grandmother was standing outside the front door waving me in," Kindle said. "Normally the EMTs or Fire Department would handle a situation like this, but I just happened to be there first."

Kindle entered the home and spoke with Audra, who was in labor in her kitchen.

"I just introduced myself and tried to keep everyone calm. They had planned on going to the hospital, but when I got into the kitchen the baby was already coming. I asked if this was her first child and she said this was her third; I said that I had four kids so this was going to be my fifth," Kindle said. "I put on my gloves and I could see there was already a bit of crowning. Mom gave a great big push and a baby girl came out, she was cute as a button."

Every year members of the police department go through mandatory medical training, which handles dealing with emergency births.

"I just remembered my training, the umbilical cord was wrapped around her head, so I was able to get it loose, I patted her on the back and got her to cry. Dad handed me a nice new towel and wrapped her up," Kindle said.

Shortly after the fire department and Armstrong Ambulance arrived and transported the baby and Audra to a nearby hospital, where they were later released and are doing well.

The eight-and-a-half pound girl was named Maeve, and she visited Kindle with her mother on Friday, May 10 to thank the officer.

"This was not a planned home delivery, so it was a kind of a scary situation," Audra McKinnon said. "Officer Kindle was able to remain calm and professional, which was really needed. We're very thankful he was there with us."

"Officer Kindle did an outstanding job on scene," Acting Police Chief Julie Flaherty said. "It was his professionalism, knowledge, training and quick response that ensured mom was able to safely deliver Maeve and keep both mom and baby safe until paramedics could arrive. He went above and beyond the call of duty and we're extremely proud of the job he did."

Kindle was awarded a pink stork pin, which is given out to officers who help in the delivery a baby, pink for delivering a girl and blue for delivering a boy.

"I'm the third one in the department, Sgt. Bryan Gallagher and Chief Flaherty also have stork pins. I guess Arlington is a good town to live in if you need a police officer to help deliver a baby," Kindle said.


©2019 Wicked Local Metro, Needham, Mass.

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Man Fire Bombs Porch In Wimauma

Sheriff - Hillsboro County (Tampa, FL) - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 08:59
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is working to identify the arson suspect.
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Lloyd Harbor, New York Police Department Transitions to SIG SAUER P320 - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 08:56
SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce the Lloyd Harbor Police Department has transitioned to the SIG SAUER P320 9mm pistol from the GLOCK 23 as their official duty pistol.
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SIG SAUER Academy to Host Open House on Saturday, June 1st - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 08:48
SIG SAUER Academy will host an Open House event on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, at its state-of-the-art facility at 233 Exeter Road, in Epping, New Hampshire.
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Detective Bureau

State - RI Police - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 08:45
MEDIA CONTACT: Major Timothy G. Sanzi, Detective Commander (#401-764-5606) On May 22, 2019, members of the Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Luis Rollins, age 25, of 41 Anthony Street (Apartment 1), Coventry, Rhode Island, on the following: 1.) Affidavit and Arrest Warrant drafted by the...
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Wounded Ala. LEO improving from shooting that killed colleague

Police One - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 08:27

Author: Booker Hodges

Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. — An Alabama police officer who was seriously wounded in a shooting that killed another officer is improving, officials said Wednesday as they made plans to remember the fallen man.

Officer Webb Sistrunk has been moved into critical care at a hospital in Columbus, Georgia, according to a statement released by the Auburn Police Division. The change was an improvement because Sistrunk had been in intensive care.

Sistrunk and two other officers were shot at a mobile home park in Auburn on Sunday night. Officer William Buechner was killed, and another officer suffered a less severe wound.

Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, is jailed on charges including capital murder and attempted murder in the shootings. Wilkes, who leads an infantry combat team with the Alabama National Guard, is being held without bail.

The statement relayed by police from Piedmont Columbus Hospital said Sistrunk was shot in the right shoulder. He will continue to undergo a number of medical procedures, it said.

Sistrunk is a canine officer, and he received a visit in the hospital from his dog partner, Leon. The animal was at the scene of the shooting, but wasn't injured.

"It's really good. He's my best friend," Sistrunk said in a video released by the hospital.

Meanwhile, the city of Auburn said Buechner's funeral would be held Friday afternoon at the Auburn Arena.

Court documents show officers were called to a mobile home park Sunday night by a woman who identified Wilkes as her live-in boyfriend and the father of her child. Meeting with officers away from their home, she said the man had threatened to kill her, according to the complaint.

The shooting began after police went to the couple's trailer.

"Officers knocked on the door and Wilkes answered the door wearing body armor and was armed with a rifle. After Wilkes opened the door he immediately began firing at the officers," the document said.

An attorney appointed to represent Wilkes, William Whatley, declined comment.

City of Auburn, AL - City Government Officer Webb Sistrunk was shot while responding to a call and was hospitalized at...

Posted by Piedmont Columbus Regional on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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Wounded Auburn Police K9 Handler Reunited With Partner

Law Officer - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 08:23

LEE COUNTY, Ala. – An Auburn police K9 handler who was critically injured in a triple-shooting Sunday night continues to improve at a Columbus, Georgia hospital.

Wednesday, the Auburn Police Department said Officer Webb Sistrunk has improved from ICU and is now in critical care at Columbus Regional Medical Center, WSFA reported.

“The Sistrunk family thanks everyone for their continued prayers for our officer,” a statement released by the police department said, “and asks that you keep the Buechner and Elliott families in your prayers as well.”

Moreover, a noteworthy event occurred Wednesday in Sistrunk’s hospital room as he had a special visitor.

Family, fellow officers and hospital staff arranged for injured Auburn Police Officer Webb Sistrunk’s K9 partner, Leon, to visit his hospital room. (Source: Piedmont Columbus Regional)

Family, peers and hospital staff arranged for Sistrunk’s K9 partner, Leon, to visit him, according to Jessica Word Roberts with the hospital.

Leon was with Sistrunk during the shooting but was not injured. The happy photos show Leon excitedly licking Sistrunk’s face.

Auburn Police K9 Handler Webb Sistrunk was reunited with his four-legged partner, Leon, at Piedmont Columbus Regional hospital today. (Source: Piedmont Columbus Regional)

Sistrunk was shot in the right shoulder during a domestic violence call. As a result, he sustained critical injuries that required he be flown to Columbus.

Fellow officers Evan Elliott and William Buechner were also hit by gunfire. While Elliott was treated for a gunshot wound to the arm and released, Buechner’s injuries were fatal.

Officer Evan Elliott (left); Officer William Buechner (middle); and Officer Webb Sistrunk (right) (Source: Auburn Police Department)

A GoFundMe account has also been set up for each of the officers and their families.

“Officer Sistrunk is an eight year veteran of the Auburn Police Division and is a K9 Officer,” APD said. “Leon was with Officer Sistrunk during this incident, but was not injured. Leon’s third birthday is coming up in July and his favorite toy is a tennis ball.”

Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, has been charged with capital murder. (Source

Following an overnight manhunt, Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, was arrested Monday morning. He has been charged with one count of capital murder, three counts of attempted murder, and one count of second-degree domestic violence. Consequently, he’s being held without bond.


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State Police will be holding a media briefing at 9:45 a.m. at State Police Barracks in Montgomery

State - NY Police - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 07:32
The State Police will be holding a media briefing at 9:45 a.m. on the officer involved shooting on Interstate 84 in the town of Montgomery.
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Franklinville man arrested for drug possession in Great Valley

State - NY Police - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 07:32
On May 22, 2019, SP Olean Troopers arrested Jordan A. Keller, 27, of Franklinville, NY for three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, Criminal Possession of Marihuana 4th Degree, and Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Non-Original Container.
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Wickford Barracks

State - RI Police - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 07:30
MEDIA CONTACT: Acting Captain Erik Jones, District "B" Commander, 401-764-5615 On May 22, 2019 at 1:10 PM, Troopers arrested Maceo Moreino, age 29, of 9 Pearl Street, Newport, RI for Violation of a No Contact Order. The arrest was the result of an investigation by Capitol Police and Troopers...
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New Scent Kit Helping Police Track Down Missing People Faster - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 06:34
Bloodhounds and search dogs are routinely called in when someone disappears, but the trail can go cold quickly. But a new kit could help police find missing people faster with a simple swab.
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Massachusetts Police Officer Revives Electric Company Worker - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 06:26
The Norton police officer who revived a critically injured National Grid electrical worker Tuesday says he was in the right place at the right time.
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Two LAPD Officers to Be Disciplined In Killing of Hostage During Standoff - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 06:22
Two Los Angeles police officers will be disciplined for fatally shooting a woman who was being held hostage by a knife-wielding man in Van Nuys back in June of 2018.
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Lincoln Woods Barracks

State - RI Police - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 06:15
Media Contact: Captain Darnell S. Weaver District "A" Commander State Police Headquarters 401-444-1012 At 11:00AM Troopers arrested Roberto Carmenate, age 58, of 157 Willow Street, Apartment #D8, Providence, RI., on a Sixth Division District Court bench warrant for failure to appear for an...
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Maryland State Police to Review Death of Baltimore Police Detective - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 05:54
The Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police are planning to conduct a joint review of the death of city homicide detective Sean Suiter, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said.
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