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Texas Police Officer Shot

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SAN ANTONIO - A suspect accused of shooting a Fredericksburg police officer is in custody in San Antonio after leading police on a chase spanning several counties. It started in Fredericksburg around 2 a.m. Saturday. According to the Fredericksburg Police Department, an officer was making a routine traffic stop when the suspect fired several shots at him from inside the car. The officer was hit twice, once in the stomach and once in the neck. Read More

K-9 Mick ‘Made The Ultimate Sacrifice’

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6 ) — Until Wednesday, the last time a Portland police K-9 was killed in the line of duty was June 5, 1987. But this week, K-9 Mick was mortally wounded while chasing a man suspected of wounding Portland police officer Jeff Dorn after a chase. The bond between the officers and their canine partners is very strong. “I’m very proud of not just the dog but our training program, and officer Dorn and officer Sweeny, because it really reinforces that we’re doing the right stuff,” officer Shawn Gore told KOIN 6 News. Read More

Maine Soldier Presented Body Armor That Saved His Life

MaineArmorPORTLAND, Maine —A Maine soldier who ran unarmed into enemy fire in Afghanistan three years ago received a special honor in Portland Friday. The Army awarded Sgt. Tim Gilboe the body armor that blocked the bullet that was fired at him from just a few feet away. April 29 will mark three years since Gilboe made the split-second decision to make his body the only thing between his fellow soldiers and enemy’s weapon. At point-blank range, the only thing between that AK-47 and Gilboe was a layer of body armor and that is just part of the story. ”Yeah, I always tell people I was…  Read More

EMS Purchases Bullet Proof Vests for Better Protection

SMITHSBURG, Md. – FEMA experts are advising firefighter and emergency crews to invest in bullet proof vests due to the increase in mass shootings and bombings nationwide. Locally, Wednesday’s night cascade shooting incident was the second time Smithsburg EMS used their new bullet proof vests on the job. ”Well we don’t want to be in a situation where we have to say gosh i wish we had our vests on, um hopefully, we, they never get used but if something does happen during an incident our people are protected. That’s the most important thing,” said Ward Fleger, Smithsburg EMS Operations Director. Read More

Baton Rouge Officer Survives Gunshot While Serving Warrant

officershotA Baton Rouge Police Officer was shot last night while executing a search warrant. The incident took place around 9:32 p.m. Wednesday at 1336 North 36th St., according to a BRPD spokesman.

The officer was struck in the front of his bullet proof vest by a bullet which was fired through the door of the home. He was treated and released from the hospital, Capt. Ronald Norman said in a press release. The officers name has not been released at this time. Read More