Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:01:23 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
week, Toledo Police officers are hitting the range for testing to make sure
they are proficient in handling and shooting the guns they tote on the job
part of a yearly, state-mandated qualification for all police officers. This
year, the state has dropped some of the requirements, but TPD has opted to keep
the higher standards, to keep their officers and the public safe.
felt it was necessary to give officers that exposure," said TPD Firearms
Instructor Roger White. "Especially, like, low-level light shooting, shooting
with a flash light, and things like that."
March, the department set out to qualify every one of its more than 500
officers, incorporating new state guidelines and some of their own. Officers
rand a 25-round course, shooting from the hip, from behind barricades, and
shooting while moving.
is the key to survival," White said. "If we can get the officers to move and
engage their targets at the same time, and hit what they're shooting at, we
enhance their ability to survive."
state dropped some requirements in order to speed up the qualification process
and allow departments more time for vital training, but TPD says they don't
feel they can ever have enough.
evolves," White said. "All of our techniques evolve, police techniques evolve,
we learn from our mistakes. Unfortunately, many times those mistakes are
deadly, and they'll cost some officers their lives."
thought on the firing line is that practice and training are what keep officers
and the people they protect safe.