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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.





Chicago Fire Department Diver Dies Attempting to Save a boater who fell into the Chicago River.

Juan Bucio "was one of the best we had,” said Ron Dorneker, chief of the Fire Department’s dive operations. “He was a great partner in the water. He was a great diver. I can’t say enough about this man."  Click here for the full story.


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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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.



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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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.