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2009-05-07 15:59:27

Authorities said an off-duty New York Port Authority police officer who saw his car being stolen jumped onto the moving vehicle and fired his gun into the car. Witnesses said Officer John Castro, who has been with the Port Authority for 11 years, left his gray BMW running outside of a business in the city's Queens borough Wednesday afternoon when the thief jumped into the car and started driving away, the New York Daily News reported Thursday. It was like a movie scene, witness Heriberto...

2009-04-16 12:06:00

Officers from Prince George's County (MD), Los Angeles County (CA) and Pell City (AL) who died in 2008 are among the first names to be engraved this year on the nation's monument to fallen law enforcement officers WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last June 27, Prince George's County Police Corporal Richard Findley was part of a team of officers attempting to stop and arrest the occupants of a stolen vehicle in Laurel, Maryland. Corporal Findley was intentionally struck and...

2009-03-03 17:15:58

The Florida Highway Patrol said a police officer who rear-ended an empty gasoline tanker had been reading her in-car laptop before the collision. Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Leeper said Jacksonville police officer Amanda Meyer, 29, was driving west on Zoo Parkway in Jacksonville at about 8:30 a.m. Monday when her car rear-ended the truck while it was stopped at a railroad crossing in accordance with state law, the (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union reported Tuesday. Leeper said Meyer...

2009-02-09 16:49:24

Swedish police said nine officers have been reassigned to desk duty during an investigation into a party that involved taking nude photos of the officers. Police officials in Gothenburg said the nine officers, all of whom were male, were celebrating at a cabin near Gothenburg after completing supplemental training to serve in special tactical units, Swedish news agency TT reported Monday. These are officers with several years of experience. They are between 30 and 40-years-old, said Erik...

2009-01-26 17:04:04

A Georgia woman said she used a stun gun she received as a Christmas gift to help a DeKalb County police officer who was struggling with a suspect. Tanisha Cross, 20, of Atlanta, said she was driving with her mother to a Wal-Mart in Lithonia when they spotted the police officer struggling with an attacker who had rubbed pepper spray in the officer's eyes, WBS-TV, Atlanta, reported Monday. Cross said she retrieved the Taser stun gun her husband had given her for Christmas from her child's...

2009-01-18 18:34:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Days before national SEIU officials are expected to launch a hostile takeover of United Healthcare Workers (UHW), an off-duty police officer apparently hired as a private investigator aggressively photographed members of the local union and assaulted a UHW staff member. "Before I even saw the man watching us I could tell something was wrong," said Andrea Carol, a UHW member and food service worker at Children's Hospital in Oakland. "I have...

2008-12-10 22:28:16

Police in Gaston County, N.C., say they arrested a man accused of putting footage of himself impersonating a police officer on YouTube. Sgt. Chris Reynolds said investigators identified David Christopher Moss from his YouTube video and arrested him on a charge of impersonating a police officer, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer reported Wednesday. I don't know if these are people who were having problems on the street, Reynolds said. He approached them, somebody was videoing for him, and he asked...

2008-12-08 20:38:49

Officials in Southampton, N.Y., want speed-limit signs carrying an image of an officer with a radar gun removed because the pictured item resembles a real gun. Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot said she has asked Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy to order the signs, which were erected by the Suffolk Department of Public Works, to be taken down, the New York Post reported Monday. Kabot cited the signs for alarming tone and content and noted many residents had mistaken the radar gun...

2008-09-16 12:00:15

Eleven people, including a Hamas police officer, were killed in a gunfight Tuesday in the city of Gaza, Hamas officials said. The incident began when two members of a Palestinian Doghmush clan, described by Hamas as a family involved in political and criminal activity, resisted arrest, CNN reported. The violence started when two men wanted by police allegedly opened fire when authorities tried to arrest them, a Hamas source told CNN. A gun battle took place in the crowded area of Gaza,...

2008-09-10 18:00:24

A western Pennsylvania woman claims that after being assaulted during a barroom brawl she was assaulted by a police officer. Patricia Turosik of Aliquippa, Pa., filed a federal lawsuit in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The borough of Monaca and Officer Ronald Hogue were named as defendants. Turosik said that the brawl at the American Croatian Social Club in Monaca began with a dispute over where she had to stand while doing karaoke singing. In the lawsuit, she said that...


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  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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