Archive for September, 2009

Some Omaha Officers Buying Own AR-15 Guns

OMAHA, Neb. –Some Omaha police officers are making a financial sacrifice to make sure they have high-powered weapons for use on the job.AR-15 rifles are standard for the Omaha Police Department’s Emergency Response Unit, but rank-and-file officers still have the option of buying their own. The option is becoming increasingly popular, officials with the police department said.Many of the police said they’re glad to have the weapons in case they need them.”It’s something you almost can’t do without,” said Officer Steve Kult.The AR-15 is a civilianized version of a gun commonly used in the military and a standard of police SWAT …Read more […..]


Akron, Ohio Lays Off 96 Officers

BY STEPHANIE WARSMITH, PHIL TREXLER and JIM CARNEYThe Akron Beacon Journal, OhioAkron has issued layoff notices to 201 employees — and more than half are police officers or firefighters.The 14-day notices went to 96 police officers, though this includes 21 high-ranking employees who are eligible to bump down into lower positions.Thirty-eight firefighters — including the entire rookie class hired last September — also got notices.Other notices went to employees in departments throughout the city, including recreation, planning, health, service, finance and economic development.”The numbers are absolutely staggering,” said …Read more […..]


Vegas Officer Shot, Suspect Killed at House Fire

Morons shooting at firetrucks going to a fire….Ya can’t make this stuff up!Las Vegas Review-JournalA suspect has been killed following an incident in which police responded to a call that shots were being fired at firefighters putting out a house fire.Las Vegas police responded about 12:30 p.m. to the 1200 block of Comstock Drive, near Washington Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard.One officer received minor injuries in the incident during an exchange of gunfire between police and the suspect. The officer received a gunshot wound to his arm and back and was taken to University Medical Center. He is expected to be release …Read more […..]