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Douglas County deputy responsive but remains in “very” critical condition after shootout
The Douglas County sheriff's deputy shot last week during a shootout with a supposedly suicidal man remains in "very critical condition" in intensive care at Parker Adventist Hospital but is responsive, officials said during a Friday news briefing.
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Wife of slain Baton Rouge officer announces pregnancy
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The wife of an officer killed in a lone gunman's ambush in Baton Rouge in July has announced that she's pregnant.
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Off-duty Cook County correctional officer shot in Englewood
An off-duty Cook County sheriff's officer was shot in the leg in Englewood late Saturday evening, Chicago police said. The attack occurred about 8:35 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Aberdeen Street.  The deputy works as a correctional officer at Cook County Jail, said Sophia Ansari, a spokeswoman...
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Sheriff's office says officers personal information released
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - Morton County sheriff's officials say some oil pipeline protesters are releasing personal information about law enforcement officers in an attempt to harass them and their families. The sheriff's department says the tactic is known as "doxing" and has been used by professional protests groups like "Anonymous." ...
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Baby died after jail staff ignored labor, inmate says
A former inmate at the Milwaukee County Jail says a corrections officer laughed off her request for medical help as she went into labor, con...       
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Passer-by shoots man attacking Florida deputy during traffic stop
The bystander shot the man attacking the deputy after first warning him to stop, reports say. Watch video ESTERO, Florida -- A sheriff in Florida is hailing a man as a hero after the man shot and killed a person who was attacking a deputy during a traffic stop. Authorities with the Lee County Sheriff's Office are not identifying the man, who was driving on Interstate 75 Monday when he noticed the deputy being assaulted near an off-ramp. According to the News-Press, Deputy First Class Dean Bardes was at the scene of another crash on I-75 when a car speeding at an estimated 100 mph nearly struck the deputy. Bardes began pursuing the vehicle when the suspect, identified as Edward Strother, 53, pulled the car over at an off-ramp. Strother is accused of getting out of his car and attacking Bardes, wrestling him to the ground, reports say. "He just kept beating him and beating him," Shanta Holditch, a witness, tells  Witnesses tell that the armed passer-by got out of his car and ran up, telling Strother to stop attacking the deputy or he would shoot. When Strother continued to attack Bardes, the passer-by fired three shots, killing Strother. "[He] refused to get off the officer and the officer kept yelling, 'Shoot him, shoot him, shoot him,'" Holditch said. Bardes was treated and released at an area hospital, reports say. Officials with the sheriff's department are not releasing the shooter's name, saying it's an ongoing investigation, reports. But Sheriff Mike Scott is calling the man a hero and a good Samaritan. According to, a Fort Myers, Fla., gun dealer gave the shooter a new gun on Tuesday. The bystander has a concealed-carry permit, reports say. "We reached out to the Lee County sheriff," Shoot Straight manager Mark Williams tells "He had to impound the gun for evidence. We wanted to donate a gun so this man's not unarmed." If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the crime and courts comments section. 
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Authorities: Nashville police officer fatally shoots suspect
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville police say an officer has fatally shot a 43-year-old man who pulled a pistol when confronted.
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Driver dies after vehicle hits tree, catches fire in Lowell
Despite onlookers' rescue efforts, a driver died Sunday when a vehicle caught fire after hitting a tree in Lowell, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Department. Lake County Sheriff's officers were dispatched about 4:45 p.m. Sunday to 14700 Belshaw Road for a vehicle that had gone off the road...
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