The new officer is K-9 Henzo, who was introduced by police Chief Robert Edler at the town council meeting March 15. After giving the crime report for February, Edler called in Henzo, a sable shepherd who entered the council chamber with his human partner, Officer James Walker.
Walker and Henzo graduated from training at the beginning of March, and Walker reported that the team had already made four drug arrests in the two weeks between then and the council meeting. “I hope he doesn’t find anything in here,” said Mayor Margo Bailey when she heard of the dog’s drug detection record to date.
The man known as the toughest sheriff in America has come up with novel idea for his television-watching inmates he calls “Pedal Vision.”
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Phoenix says he allows his inmates to watch TV only if they power the tube by riding a stationary bicycle. The bike is able to generate 12 volts of electricity.
If the inmate slows down while pedaling, a noise warns the exerciser that the TV is shutting down.
According to Arpaio, the program allows inmates to get in some much-needed exercise while engaging in their favorite pastime.
A Seattle policeman has testified about the night he faced off alone against a feared cop killer. It was during the all out manhunt for Maurice Clemmons who had earlier killed four Lakewood police officers.
An inquest is underway to determine if the Seattle police officer who killed Clemmons last December was justified in his actions. KPLU Law and Justice Reporter Paula Wissel has more.
Brave cop Robert Salerno got an enthusiastic show of support from his fellow officers as he left a Bronx hospital Monday – just two weeks after a crazed gunman nearly took his life during a wild shootout.
Smiling from ear to ear, Salerno, 25, was wheeled out of Lincoln Hospital by fellow Officers Robert Klein, Daniel Robbins and Sean Fitzpatrick–who rescued their wounded comrade during the March 22 gun battle.
Dozens of officers cheered wildly to assure Salerno – the first cop shot in the line of duty this year – that his heroism was not in vain.