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2010-04-09 12:57:00

ATLANTA, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local police officers brave moving treadmills for EIGHT hours straight... On April 10th, Special Olympics Georgia and Georgia police officers join forces to raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run®. WHO: Special Olympics Georgia and Georgia Law Enforcement Officers WHAT: Georgia Law Enforcement officers are once again teaming up with Special Olympics Georgia to raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch...

2009-11-23 17:42:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The 4th annual Guns And Hoses boxing event features police officers taking on firefighters as a fund-raiser for Backstoppers group that assists families of Police Officers and Firefighters who die in the line of duty. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080605/LATH062) "More than 18,000 spectators, including local police and local fire station firefighters are expected to attend this special night at the Scotttrade Center," notes Paul...

2009-10-13 09:15:00

Four officers from Maryland and Virginia and four federal agents who lost their lives in the performance of duty over the past 12 months are being recognized during October 15 ceremony in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Law enforcement leaders, survivors of officers killed in the line of duty and other supporters will mark the 18th anniversary of the dedication of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on October 15, at 11 a.m., during the annual...

2009-07-19 13:52:46

The deputy police chief in Haverford Township, Pa., says a police officer's decision to shut down a lemonade stand run by children was a misunderstanding. Deputy Chief John F. Viola said the officer shut down a lemonade stand run by seven children because the young entrepreneurs were allegedly peddling their refreshments to residents by visiting their homes, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Saturday. Viola said the lemonade stand visit by the officer, whose identity was not released, was...

2009-07-07 18:40:14

Police in eastern England say a police officer scarecrow wielding a soft drink bottle instead of a radar gun sent the wrong message to drivers. Inspector Dave Buckley of the Norfolk Police said the problem was not the 7-foot police scarecrow greeting motorists on the outskirts of Brancaster, The Daily Telegraph reported. In fact, the scarecrow was returned to the village after a policewoman removed it. But he said radar guns are not a laughing matter. Speed radars are used to prevent...

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2009-06-06 08:10:00

In the wake of last week's friendly fire tragedy that left one police officer dead, the New York Police Department is looking into futuristic technology that would give their officers' weapons the ability to recognize one another with the aim of avoiding a repeat of such fatal mishaps. Officer Omar J. Edwards, age 25, was killed on May 28 while pursuing a man who had broken into his car. Edwards had just come off his shift and was not in uniform. Three plainclothes detectives came upon...

2009-06-03 11:00:00

Reiterates That Products Are Safe When Used in Accordance with User Materials and Proper Training BEDFORD, N.H., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Segway feels that issues raised in a class action lawsuit against Walt Disney World Co. pending in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Mahala Ault et al. v. Walt Disney World Co.) may have caused some confusion about the safety of our Segway(R) Personal Transporter ("Segway PT") product. The plaintiffs in this action allege...

2009-05-29 06:00:00

Event offers first live online appearance viewed by nearly 3,000 CALVERTON, Md., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Officer.com, the leading portal for law enforcement professionals, hosted thousands of viewers recently as it became the first to offer live online video streaming of the 21st annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial in Washington, DC. The partnership between Officer.com and the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund serves as an important annual...

2009-05-18 09:14:04

Dr. Jared Strote at the University of Washington Medical Center led a group that examined the medical records of nearly 900 patients subdued by the Seattle Police Department with a Taser over a six-year period. Less than one percent required hospital admission for an injury related to the restraint incident. No deaths occurred, even when patients exhibited signs of excited delirium.Meanwhile, a separate study led by Dr. Strote looked at every use of force by the Seattle Police Department in...

2009-05-18 00:08:36

Injuries inflicted by police officers in the process of subduing suspects are relatively rare, two U.S. studies found. In one study, Dr. Jared Strote at the University of Washington Medical Center and colleagues examined the medical records of nearly 900 patients subdued by the Seattle Police Department with a Taser over a six-year period. No deaths occurred. In a second study, Strote and colleagues looked at every use of force by the Seattle Police Department in one year. Despite some 900...


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