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2012-03-14 11:27:05

Just 60 seconds of all-out physical exertion in a threatening situation can seriously damage the memories of those involved for many details of the incident, according to a new study of police officers. Police officers, witnesses and victims of crime suffer loss of memory, recognition and awareness of their environment if they have had to use bursts of physical energy in a combative encounter, according to scientists. Researchers, led by Dr Lorraine Hope of the University of Portsmouth,...

2011-05-11 13:05:00

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year, 152 federal, state and local law enforcement officers left their homes for the last time leaving behind wives, husbands, children, moms, dads, brothers and sisters. On May 13, 2011, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund honors the fallen with its 23rd Annual Candlelight Vigil. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver the keynote, which will be streamed live on Officer.com beginning at 8pm. The 2010 Webcast was...

2010-09-01 14:43:03

Providing body armor to all law enforcement officers in the United States would provide enough benefit to justify the cost, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Analyzing police officer shootings over a four-year period, the study found that wearing body armor more than tripled the likelihood that an officer would survive a shooting to the torso and estimated that providing such equipment to all officers nationally would save at least eight lives annually. While most police departments...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.