When the three Boca Raton officers were called to a child trapped under a car, they didn’t have time to think. So they lifted, police said, and the 6-year-old boy was saved.
It was two minutes after the 8 a.m. bell on Wednesday and the teachers were headed to class when Dominic DeRoberts, a first-grader at Verde Elementary School, got out of his grandfather’s car, the DeRoberts family said.
Ouch, Mrs. Caruso!
Chief Vincent Caruso of Lodi, N.J., ordered his own wife to be ticketed for double-parking after one of his cops gave her a pass for double parking in front of their kids’ school.
Good boy, Max! Job well done!
The Estherville Police Department said farewell far too soon to one of its own on Wednesday, Oct. 5 with the passing of Max, the 100 percent German shepherd officer, who was sworn in by Mayor Lyle Hevern on April 21, 2008.
The trained K-9 was born in Czechoslovakia and trained at Brodie’s Kennels in Tennessee. He and his handler, Estherville Police Officer Matt Reineke, underwent the final two weeks of training together before the 18-month-old dog moved into the Reineke home and joined the police force.
Drug-running operations are using the Ohio Turnpike as a major drug pipeline, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol is shutting down their shipments.
Troopers had several big busts this week and last week.
The University of Texas-Pan American is the second school in the UT-System to have a K-9 drug unit on campus, according to Assistant Chief James Loya. The University of Texas at Austin was the first to acquire drug-sniffing dogs.
The University Police Department purchased two Belgium Malinois in July as an added tool for the department.
A police K-9 that was seriously injured in a patrol car accident in Clayton County this week is expected to fully recover after it undergoes surgery Friday.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies will be showing their support all month by wearing pink, San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks announced.
Boise Police K-9 dog Blek to retire Thursday after 8 years of service
There comes a time in the career of every police officer where it’s time to chase something else besides criminals.
For Blek, that time is now. He’s been on the job for eight years and it’s time to perhaps run after tennis balls instead of theft suspects or sniff for drugs during a traffic stop.
“His nose is still in excellent shape, but he is 10 years old and is starting to feel his age a little bit,” Boise Police Spokeswoman Lynn Hightower said.
Cheektowaga Police to retire K-9 Officer Iozo
The Cheektowaga Police announce the retirement on one of their most popular members. K-9 Iozo will be headed for the beach shortly after his replacement Wazi is fully trained to take on the duties as the new police dog.
The Massachusetts State Police will dedicate the Department’s second Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT) Mobile Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the name of Sergeant Douglas A. Weddleton, the state trooper who was killed on Route 95 in Mansfield last year while protecting a road construction crew. At the time of his death, Sergeant Weddleton was assigned to the State Police Barracks in Foxboro. Prior to that, he had served for many years in the Department’s Ballistics Unit.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel claimed Thursday to have delivered on his campaign promise to put 1,000 more police officers on the street amid confusion about new police hiring.
After joining Emanuel in announcing the redeployment of 138 more officers, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said the city would hire more police officers next year for the first time since September 2010.