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Law enforcement HEROS

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Good News: Police officer's compassion for injured girl was heroic, grateful mom says

In the terrifying moments after her 7-year-old daughter fell and broke her arm at the P.S. 69 playground last week, Suzanne DiMaso says she met a real-life super hero, wearing a badge and dressed in blue.

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Indiana trooper saves choking child

State Trooper Ben Reason performed the Heimlich maneuver inside the family's minivan
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Hero Police Officer Saved Pair As Raging Fire Tore Through Home

A true hero: The officer "took control of the situation and dragged the occupant out of the burning house to safety," fire chief says. Click here for the complete story.

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Gov. Greg Abbott Honors First Responders With Star of Texas Awards

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Arizona LEO saves suicidal man on bridge by offering a hug

The officer was able to talk the man back down to safety — Jun 14, 2019

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August 2019’s Hometown Hero: Maine Firefighter and Paramedic Goes Above and Beyond for Residents

Anthony is a full-time firefighter and paramedic for the Augusta Fire Department, and he maintains per-diem positions at Redington-Fairview General Hospital, Anson-Madison-Starks Ambulance Service, Clinton Fire (where he and his wife reside), and the Belgrade Fire Department.

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How one California officer is breaking barriers with the youth

Officer Ryan Tillman is repairing the bond between law enforcement and the community through his organization, Breaking Barriers United

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Video: Coast Guard members leap onto moving submarine full of drugs

Called “a self-propelled semi-submersible,” the vessel was stopped in international waters on June 18, 2019

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Pennsylvania officer slain off duty remembered as a peacemaker


Pittsburgh police Officer Calvin Hall lived to make a difference

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Calif. cop braves flames to pull man from burning car

A police officer just happened to be in the right place at the right time for a man in need after a solo vehicle crash.

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Responder receives top award for saving baby while on hunting trip

Roanoke County firefighter-paramedic Andrew Goodpasture was in the “middle of nowhere” when he came across a woman trying to give her grandchild CPR.
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Patrol Officer John Hetland was off duty was shot and killed while intervening in an armed robbery

Officer Hetland had served with the Racine Police Department for 24 years and was preparing for retirement. He is survived by his two children and his parents. Click here for the full story.

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Colorado officer helps homeless man reunite with family


Arthur Robinson hadn’t seen his family in 20 years. Click here for the full story.

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Ohio LEO helps save 6 lives in 2 HOURS

After helping save teens during a water rescue, the LEO helped save a man from a speculated heroin overdose.

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Meet the Army veteran and off-duty Border Patrol agent who chased the San Diego synagogue shooter

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Four Des Moines officers catch children dropped from burning apartment complex.

Harris County, TX LEO saves woman from burning trailer

BAYTOWN, Texas — Harris County Sheriff Deputy Roberto Martinez frantically ran from window to window of the Baytown trailer home that was engulfed in flames. Click here for the video and complete story.

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Verizon honors first responders who saved the lives of twelve individual NFL stars in ad campaign beginning at the super bowl.

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Minnesota LEO hands out cold weather gear to homeless during big freeze

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California Highway Patrol and Yosemite Search and Rescue unit rescue two hikers stranded near North Dome as snow moves in.

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Chicago cop creates nonprofit to help at-risk youth after school.

The organization, Future Ties, offers homework help, life-skills training, resume workshops, conflict resolution, yoga, tutoring, field trips and other opportunities

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Hero Police Officers Save Residents From Three-Alarm Fire In Newburgh

City of Newburgh police officers braved smoke and flames to save several residents inside a home early Wednesday as flames spread throughout the residence.

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YouTube HQ shooting: For one cop, pulling an overtime shift led to a lifesaving response

The wound treatment videos Joe Gomez watched on YouTube led to him saving a YouTube employee’s life.

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Shine a light on your fire fighter heroes from 2018

Announcing Quiet Warrior 2018: Help us celebrate the everyday firefighter hero

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First responders in Paradise help others while their own homes burn.

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Ventura County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Ron Helus murdered as he runs into the Borderlands Bar to stop the attack

Police Officer Antwan Toney, of Gwinnett County, LA Sheriff's Dept. posted on Facebook about why First Responders run towards anger. Click here for the post.

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"The heroism of these officers is truly remarkable," Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said.

Video shows Ohio cops responding to deadly bank shooting.

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Quiet Warrior: How a school cop stopped a would-be mass shooter

Despite the attention, SRO Mark Dallas doesn’t consider himself a hero – he’s just thankful he was there to protect the kids of Dixon High.

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Officers' quick actions save State Fair worker's life

Dallas police officers were honored for saving a life while on duty at the State Fair Classic game at the Cotton Bowl on September 29.

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“He gave his life just like he lived it — as a hero”

A SC police officer killed in an ambush last week was remembered Monday as a hero who risked his life to try to save the lives of injured colleagues’

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Cop rescues unicorn

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Hero Police Officer Leaps from Overpass to Save Boy

The 28-year-old has already received six lifesaving awards in her seven years as a police officer.

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Sheriff Jeff Easters said Deputy Robert Kunze "prevented loss of other life" before he was shot during Sunday's fatal OIS

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cotton bowl game now the serv-pro first responder bowl - Thank you, Serv-Pro

In a joint effort to honor the service and sacrifice of America’s First Responders, the annual college football bowl game played at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas has been renamed the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl. Click here for the complete story.

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American Police-The World’s Most Trusted Per Gallup Survey

Many officers feel that the public no longer holds them in high regard due to recent high-profile events. The data says the opposite. It’s time to publicize those findings.

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Seagoville police officer saves five children from a burning home

Father says, "This creates a whole new level of respect for what they (police) do."

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Fort Worth police rescue suicidal woman on overpass

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First responders suffer emotionally long after the trauma ends

Some firefighters, emergency medical providers, law enforcement officers and others say the scale, sadness and sometimes sheer gruesomeness of their experiences haunt them.

Click here for the full article in The Chicago Tribune

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west Virginia Deputy Just Doing Her Job...

"At the end of the day, we are exactly like all of you “normal” people. We just want to go home after work."

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Honoring our heroes - New first responder stamp to be released by USPS on Sept. 13th, 2018

The stamp, which features three first responders racing into action, was designed to recognize "all first responders for their skill, dedication and uncommon bravery," USPS wrote in a news release.

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Paramedic and Fire Captain Helped Save 18 year old man and 4-Year Old Girl After Lightning Strike

"Peterson bolted into action and ran toward the tree. There, he found an 18-year-old male in cardiac arrest, a victim of the lightning strike, and immediately began CPR, he said. Within seconds, Eric Watkins, a paramedic from the Plainfield Fire Protection District, was at his side to help. Watkins was with his wife and children in their car about 100 feet away when he saw a “gigantic flash of white light” strike the tree."

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Video captures LEO helping colleague wounded in Vegas mass shooting

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The video is a part of the latest release of public records from the mass shooting

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paramedic-Pastor Shoots, Kills Gun Wielding Carjacker In Walmart Parking Lot

An armed off-duty paramedic, who is also a pastor, is being hailed as a hero after he shot and killed a shooting suspect at a Washington state Walmart. Click here for the story.

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Police Snatch Woman From The Edge Of 180-Foot Texas Bridge Known For Suicides

(HOUSTON) — Newly released dashcam footage shows Texas police officers snatching an apparently distraught woman from the edge of a 180-foot bridge as she sat precariously with her legs dangling over the Houston Ship Channel. Click here for the full story.


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Santa Fe police officer who confronted gunman will likely lose his arm.

Friday, May 18, 2018

John Barnes had just joined the Santa Fe, TX department. He retired after 23 years with the Houston Police Department.
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Off-duty cop nearly caught in Fla. bridge collapse helps save lives

Mar 16, 2018, By PoliceOne Staff Click here for the article.

The officer helped two unconscious people get to the hospital, and they may not have survived otherwise.

CNN reports that Sweetwater Sgt. Jenna Mendez was at a red light when she witnessed the pedestrian bridge collapse near Florida International University on Thursday. She initially thought a demolition crew collapsed it, but when she saw the crushed cars, she sprung into action.

Had the officer beaten the red light, she may have been one of the victims of the collapse that killed at least six people. "I was seconds away from being caught under that," she said.


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Dixon IL school-based police officer shoots gunman at high school

May 16, 2018

A Dixon police resource officer confronted the gunman around 8 a.m. The suspect fired at the officer, who shot back, injuring the gunman, who was captured. The gunman was later found to be a student who had been expelled for drugs.
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French policeman who swapped with hostage praised for his sacrifice

March 26, 2018, The National Catholic Register Click here for article.

Arnaud Beltrame swapped places with a female hostage when an Islamic State-inspired gunman attacked a supermarket in southern France. Beltrame was then shot in the throat by the gunman, and died from his injuries early Saturday morning.


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Bellingham Police officers go 'above and beyond' to help young boy

Bellingham Police officers go 'above and beyond' to help young boy

BY DAVID RASBACH Click here for the article.

March 15, 2018 05:00 AM,Updated March 19, 2018 01:23 PM

A pair of Bellingham Police officers responded to a child "in extreme distress," according to a Facebook post by the Bellingham Police Department, and probably made a friend for life, in the process.

According to the post made Tuesday, police received a message Monday evening, thanking Officer Clark Bourgault and Officer Mark Litovchenko after they took their time to try to fix a young boy's bike earlier that day.