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Citizen shoots trailer park gunman, saves Texas officer

EARLY, Texas — An officer under fire in a tense trailer park standoff was saved when an armed Good Samaritan grabbed his pistol to help take out the suspect. The incident began when Charles Ronald Conner shot and killed two neighbors and their dogs in an quickly-escalating argument over excrement found on his property, according to KENS 5.com. As Sgt. Steven Means of the Early Police Department arrived at the bloody scene, Conner hid behind a tree and fired at the officer from an assault rifle. Trouble viewing the video? Download Flash player here Means took cover behind his police cruiser …Read more […..]

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Marquette County, Wisconsin Sheriff a Real Professional

Have to send out props to the professional Marquette County Sheriff who pulled me over on August 6th. Unlike his colleagues on the Wisconsin State Patrol, this officer showed true professionalism and discretion in his duties. His very personable manner as well as his safety procedures indicates to me that he is definitely a police officer that I would want working for me and with me. It is not every day that an Illinois resident is able to say that they were treated in such a professional manner by a Wisconsin law enforcement officer.

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Can You Believe This? Fired For Writing Too Many Tickets!

PALM BEACH, Fla. — From its long abandoned practice of ticketing shirtless joggers and issuing ID cards to gardeners, the rules in Palm Beach have always been different. Now, in response to complaints from town residents who agree that rules on the tiny island should be different, police officers are being investigated and fired for writing too many traffic tickets. Officer William Eaton, who has patrolled the town’s ficus-lined streets for six years, was fired this week. Union leaders say two other officers face similar fates. In a termination letter signed Tuesday, the town’s director of public safety says Eaton’s …Read more […..]

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Earl, True Blue 24/7

After being hired by the Northlake Police Department and graduating from the Chicago Police Academy, the first police officer got to really know, besides my FTO, was Earl. I remember my first impression, and the first impression is very important, was that this guy was very confident and knew his stuff. My FTO, Dan, had told me which officers I could trust and which ones I couldn’t and Earl was the first that I was told I could trust. I took this with a bit of hesitation since several of the old timers, Don M., Louie D. and Tommy O., had each told me, in general, to watch out who I trusted. Boy, what a way to enter a workplace! I …Read more […..]

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Aurora motorcyclist dies on I-88, Friends Blame Police

Nick Linton, killed in motorcycle accident in Aurora, 2011.  An Aurora resident was killed while riding his motorcycle with friends Friday night on Interstate 88 near the Winfield Road exit. Nicholas Linton, 29, of Aurora, was headed to Chicago accompanied by two friends on their own motorcycles around 9:15 p.m. Friday. And that’s where details of the story begin to diverge. Master Sgt. S. LeGrand of the Illinois State Police said that the accident is still under investigation, but according to the report already filed, two motorcycles were involved. “One swerved in front of the other, causing the second …Read more […..]

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My Old Hood as Featured on MSNBC TV

I do not miss this area one bit. Sad that I grew up there!

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