Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstMore >>
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.More >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andMore >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
This week, participants in the Maumee Police Department's Citizens' Academy class tried their hands at firearms.
Many people have never shot a firearm before, so when a handgun, rifle or shotgun are put in their hands for the first time, they get nervous and excited, according to Maumee Police Sgt. TJ Stratton.
"I see a lot of twinkling eyes," he said. "It's almost [like] I'm seeing the same thing from adults that I would see from children at Christmas time."
The purpose of the firearms demo was more than just an opportunity to show class members the variety of weapons officers use in different situations; it was also an opportunity to open some eyes.
"A lot of these folks have never shot a weapon before, and we get them over that anxiety that they just don't know about it," Stratton explained. "I think they feel a lot more comfortable about being around firearms and about firearms in general after a day like this."
This week's class also discussed fire investigations, use of force and less-lethal weapons, and the role of county coroners and school resource officers.
The next class will cover fraud, carrying concealed weapons, and the court system.
Mugshots of wanted criminals listed as "Fugitive of the Week." Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a fugitive is encouraged to contact their local authorities. More >>
Mugshots of wanted criminals listed as "Fugitive of the Week." Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a fugitive is encouraged to contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or local police department. More >>
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