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‘Juice’ new K9 at MPD

The Murfreesboro Police Department added K9 “Juice” to the Patrol Division K9 program Wednesday, announced Murfreesboro Police spokesman Kyle Evans.

Officer Greg Brown and “Juice” graduated from the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department’s K9 training program, according to a press release.

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Police ‘K-9’ joins Waynesville Downtown Dog Walk Saturday

“Booger”….LOL! Great name for a K9:)

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Capt. Mike Evans and Booger will represent the Haywood County police departments’ K-9 units in Saturday’s Downtown Dog Walk, hosted by Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation.

Evans purchased Booger, a 17-month-old Belgium Malinois, when he was 4 months old.

“I began training him a few weeks after I got him,” Evans said. “Booger is a dual purpose K-9, which means he not only works in narcotics but he also is certified in officer safety. He got his nationally accredited certification when he was 11 months old.

“By the time he was 15 months old he was certified in drug and bite work. However, Booger knows when the work day is over and, like any good officer, he is a friend to people in the community and loves to be around kids.”

Evans donated Booger to the Town of Clyde after he was fully trained. Evans has been a certified canine handler since 1992 with the North American Police Working Dogs Association.

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K-9 officers battle heat

The death of an area canine officer shows a challenge for law enforcement in extreme temperatures.

Lucky is officer on the job. “They are invaluable tool to the sheriff’s office and to the community, and makes our job a whole lot easier,” said Officer Matt Evans of his partner.

A Belgian Malinois, Lucky is one of 17 K-9 units in the Knox County Sheriff’s Department. And just like with other deputies, fighting crime in high heat takes its toll.

“We may have extensive building searches, vehicle searches, or tracks, and we never how long that might last,” said Evans. “We try to take extensive breaks, rotate the dogs in and out. Make sure there is plenty of shade, plenty of fresh water around to keep them cool and keep them hydrated.

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Wildlife officer saluted for valor in West Memphis showdown

Mike Wintroath/Associated Press Wildlife officer Michael Neal (right) speaks with West Memphis Det. Jimmy Evans after a ceremony Thursday in Little Rock in which Neal was presented the state's Medal of Valor for his part in stopping two suspects in the shooting deaths of two West Memphis officers.

The Arkansas wildlife officer who rammed the vehicle carrying the suspected killers of two West Memphis police officers on May 20 described the horrific firefight that left the two gunmen dead.

“I saw the need, and I reacted upon it,” officer Michael K. Neal of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said Thursday.

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe presented Neal with the Medal of Valor on Thursday for his heroism following the fatal shootings of West Memphis police Sgt. Brandon Paudert and officer Bill Evans on Interstate 40.

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Detroit Police Chief Evans to swear in 43 officers today

Police Chief Warren Evans will swear in 43 new police officers this morning even though budget cuts may not allow him to ultimately keep them.

Mayor Dave Bing has proposed cutting $6.8 million from the police department’s budget to help cope with the city’s ongoing money woes. The department may have to cut 100 positions to offset the budget trims, Evans has said.

County recognizes women deputies

Toting guns in their purses, wearing skirts and heels, the first female deputies started patrol work at the Sheriff’s Department in 1972.

On Monday, deputies lined up at Altadena Community Center to salute the trio of women who broke the gender barrier at the sheriff’s Altadena Station: Judy Preimsberger, Judy Evans and the late Charlene “Charlie” Rottler.

“The women on patrol were told to carry their guns in their purses and wear high heels,” recalled Carol Freeman, a retired Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was one of 12 women who became patrol deputies that year.

Read more: County recognizes women deputies – Whittier Daily News http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_14782377#ixzz0jhcEXHzJ

Goshen gets four new reserve police officers

Reserve officers with the Goshen Police Department pose for a photo after being sworn in during Monday afternoon’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting. From left: Tyler J. Huser, Lance G. Evans, Kyle M. Owens, and Brandon W. Miller. Jesse Davis/THE GOSHEN NEWS

The Goshen Police Department’s reserves grew for the first time in three years Monday afternoon.

At the weekly meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety, four new reserve officers were sworn in. The last time reserve officers were added to the roll was in December of 2006. Tyler J. Huser, 23, Goshen, Kyle M. Owens, 24, Milford, Brandon W. Miller, 24, Goshen, and Lance G. Evans, 29, Syracuse, were each approved by the board.

Huser graduated from Goshen High School and has been a reserve officer with the Bristol Police Department for the last year. His uncle, Mark Huser, is a 25-year veteran of the GPD.

Owens graduated from West Noble High School. His brother, Joshua, has been a patrol officer with the GPD for the past two years, and his father, Frank, is a long-time veteran of the Elkhart Police Department.

Miller also graduated from GHS as well as attending IUPUI and IUSB, and has been interested in police work since high school.

Evans graduated from Wawasee High School.

By Jessie Davis

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DPS Troopers Take Part In National School Bus Safety Week

MIDLAND – It’s National Bus Safety Week and now some bus drivers are rolling out with a more obvious stop sign; a state trooper in tow.

“We need their help anytime we can get it. So people are more aware of what the rules and regulations are. We need to do as much as we can to make sure children are safe,” Bus driver Michael Evans said.

School officials say some drivers just aren’t obeying the law and are speeding around buses; not looking for kids as they get on and off the bus. The problem is kids aren’t watching for cars either.

“Their mind set is to go to school, not look out for vehicles, and our best interest is that the children are safe,” Trooper Travis McRee said.

“Stop and stay stopped once you see the lights and the sign showing, don’t drive until they go off,” Evans said.

Officials say they are finding drivers that can’t seem to follow this rule of the road.

“I did stop one person traveling 60 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone and passed a school bus. Their excuse was that they were texting,” Trooper McRee said.

Trooper McRee said for the most part, drivers in Midland County have been doing well with obeying the stop signals, but sometimes a reminder reinforces the law.

“We successfully minimize drivers passing school buses. That’s why this morning in a two hour hunt, I only got one,” Trooper McRee said.

Trooper McRee said for the most part, drivers in Midland County have been doing well with obeying the stop signals, but sometimes a reminder reinforces the law.

“We successfully minimize drivers passing school buses. That’s why this morning in a two hour hunt, I only got one,” Trooper McRee said.

D.P.S Troopers will continue to follow school buses as they make their rounds on Wednesday morning.

by Diane Tuazon

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Roethlisberger repays Detroit with K-9 cops

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is donating two K-9 unit dogs to Detroit – the city that gave him his first Super Bowl championship.

Roethlisberger, who will be in town Sunday to play the Lions at Ford Field, will pay for two dogs that will replace a pair of retiring dogs from the Detroit Police Department at the end of the year.

Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans said he is grateful.

“We are deeply appreciative to the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation for this grant,” Evans said. “In these difficult budgetary times, we must rely more and more on outside sources of funding to support our officers’ efforts. This grant will provide our officers additional resources to protect the citizens of Detroit.”

The star quarterback is the founder of The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation, which distributes grants to police and fire departments in Pittsburgh and cities of each regular season road opponent for the Steelers.

“It’s incredible to see the strong bond that is formed between the dogs and their partners both on the job and at home,” Roethlisberger said in a statement.

For more information about the foundation, visit www.bigben7.com or www.givingback.org.

BY BEN SCHMITT

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Detroit police help Santa find his way

Former Detroit Councilman Clyde Cleveland tells an interesting story about the days long ago when he and his siblings received Goodfellow Christmas gift packages.

“In my neighborhood,” he said, “it wasn’t cool to have the police coming to your door. In fact, the only time we really looked forward to seeing them was when they delivered the Goodfellow Christmas gifts every year!”

Most Detroit police officers laugh at stories like that. It’s tough raising the money for gift packages every year. But it’s just as difficult to locate the kids who really need them — and then make sure they aren’t disappointed on Christmas morning.

To accomplish those twin tasks, the more than 300-member Detroit Goodfellows rely on the attendance department of the Detroit Public Schools, the cooperation of Detroit Police Chief James Barren and the assistance of Wayne County Sheriff Warren Evans.

Each fall when school opens, teachers hand out Goodfellow package application cards.

Attendance officers have multiple responsibilities in administering the Goodfellow programs.

Over the years the Detroit Police have assumed the dual responsibility of helping the Goodfellows raise money and store and distribute packages. Today, hundreds of officers are on the streets alongside the Goodfellows selling special editions of The Detroit News and donating the money they collect. Sales Day traditionally nets the Old Newsboys about $200,000. The police contribution is frequently more than 50 percent of that figure. But then they do more.

When the recipients are identified and the packages are prepared, notices are mailed to the households asking an adult to pick up the gifts.

If packages go uncollected and Christmas is getting close, the police officers frequently go out into the neighborhoods to find the needy children and make the deliveries.

Teamwork? You bet! And at bare-bones costs.

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