A Pennsylvania State Trooper has received one of the highest awards in law enforcement for the actions he took to stop a man who launched a deadly rampage last December, and ABC News has exclusively obtained the unedited footage from the dash-cam that was installed in the trooper’s police cruiser.
It’s a rare glimpse into the moments when police engage an active shooter, and put their own lives on the line to potentially save others.
On the morning of Dec. 21, 2012, an unemployed, former trucker allegedly walked into a church in Frankstown Township, Pa., and opened fire on a woman decorating the building’s walls for a children’s Christmas party. The man, Jeffrey Lee Michael, then allegedly killed two others away from the church.
BRAVO, Officer Thomas!!!
The Florida police officer who bought groceries for a shoplifter and her children says she did it “just because I needed to.”
“She touched me,” Miami-Dade Police Officer Vicki Thomas said Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day.”
“I could relate,” Thomas said. “I was a single mom and, without the help of my family, that could have been me.”
Rest assured if there was a shooter at the school, the school administration would be the FIRST ONES asking this officer to show up in his uniform WITH HIS GUN. And are the parents at this school so short sighted that they don’t see the plus side of having an armed officer in their presence?! I did have to laugh at how the school said they “didn’t mean to offend” the officer. Nothing like insulting a public servant who is just doing his job as a police officer AND AS A FATHER.
A police officer who dropped off his daughter at her Phoenix elementary school was asked by the school’s principal not to wear his uniform to the school because other parents were concerned that he was carrying a gun, MyFoxPhoenix.com reported.
Scott Urkov is a police officer for the Coolidge Police Department. The department told him not to comment to media inquiries, but immediately after he received the no-uniform request, he posted on Facebook.
I did get a chuckle out of the fact that no one had bothered to tell him he had such an excellent record. Management!
This is L.A. Sheriff’s Deputy Elton Simmons, and I bet you don’t like him already. Seeing him there, hiding in the shadows.
‘Why can’t he go catch some real criminals,’ you may be thinking. Or, ‘No wonder he has a record number of complaints.’ Who wouldn’t complain about a guy whose sole purpose in life is to ruin your day?
By the very nature of the business, all L.A.County traffic cops can expect to get at least a few complaints every year. A lot of them are petty — people just mad because they got a ticket. But regardless, they all get documented and placed in the officer’s personnel file.
Which is why Capt. Pat Maxwell was stunned when he started looking through Simmons’ file. “I just said that’s not possible,” he said.