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A New York policeman has saved his own life by jamming his ring finger between the hammer and cylinder of a gun when a suspect tried to shoot him in the stomach during a struggle.
Sergeant Michael Miller and his partner were arresting passengers in a speeding car when Eugene Graves pulled a gun on him, the New York Daily News reports.
Grand Chute and Clintonville will soon have a more versatile police force as their police departments prepare to introduce K9 units to their patrol divisions.
Last November when a Fox Communities Credit Union in Grand Chute was robbed, the robbers fled on foot and have yet to be caught.
With a police canine at the time, Grand Chute had to call another agency for help. Although that dog arrived within a half hour, it was too late to track the scent.
If Grand Chute had a dog on duty, police say it would’ve been there within three minutes, significantly upping the chances of catching suspects.
Charles Miller, a K9 handler with the Spring Township Police Department, has a special officer with him at all times, his 2 year-old Belgian Malinois, Gaspar.
“People don’t really see it as another officer, but it really is,” said Miller.
The Forest Park Police Department’s newest member has a very sensitive nose: one that will prompt him, at times, to dig or bite to get what he’s after. Having recently completed training to perform specialized drug searches and suspect apprehensions, village officials enthusiastically support the hiring of this new recruit.
His name is Bear and he’s an 18-month-old German Shepherd, who, along with his partner and handler Officer Dan Miller, will work primarily to locate narcotics.
During my 40 years in law enforcement, I have been very fortunate to work with some dedicated and professional officers. Since being elected Sheriff, I have done my best to continue that practice and have, what I believe, is the finest staff in the State of Georgia. Each one is important to the operation of the department but I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to a few special ones.
The Lake Charles Police Department’s Special Response Team was recently named the best SWAT team in the state of Louisiana at the Louisiana Tactical Police Officers Association competition.
The team won first place in the overall category. They also won first place in the pistol, rifle and sniper competition.
7 News sat down with four of the team members on Sunday.
Cpls. Larry Moss, Dwayne Petroski, George Miller and Kevin O’Rourke all competed in the competition, which is held annually. This year’s competition was hosted by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.
I don’t know how good they are for police dogs, but these pups are gorgeous!
The puppies jostled for position, gnawing on one another’s tails and rolling in the grass of the outdoor pen. The two Los Angeles policemen watched them with the cool calculation they might give suspects in a crime lineup.
Officer Jeff Miller dangled a ball on a string to see if one of the seven dogs would bite — chase a would-be prey and pass the test.
“The white female,” he said to his partner, Sgt. Doug Roller, without taking his gaze from the animal. “That one likes the ball.”
The K-9 officers had come to Asia in search of a new breed of partner. Veteran dog trainers in the LAPD’s Metropolitan Division, they brought a combined 50 years’ experience in assessing animals that become a police officer’s most-trusted ally.
Porterville police officers Cody Dean and Gary Miller know how to handle their Belgian malinois.
Having earned seven trophies at the Second Annual South Valley K9 trials earlier this month, they were distinguished as the “Top Team” for accumulating the highest combined score in such tests as agility, area search and protection. They, along with their sharp-nosed pooches Dodge and Seven, were stacked against tough competition — 22 law enforcement agencies as large as the Fresno and Bakersfield police departments.
“For them to do as well as they did, compared to the larger agencies, it’s very impressive,” Sgt. Brian Nix, who leads the local K9 unit said. “I’m very proud of them.”
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Four year-old Wyatt joined the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department in May of 2008. “First week he was on the road, he found about 1lb of marijuana in the engine compartment of a vehicle,” says Sheriff Virgil Miller.
Since then he’s helped them track down criminals and sniff out drugs alongside Sgt. Marshall Powers, “we were at the training facility for two weeks, he was already trained prior to that, but this was to introduce me to the training, and then I’ve trained weekly with him, since then,” says Sgt. Powers.
The Norfolk Police Department welcomed a new member to the SWAT Team on Friday, and he is only 7-years-old.
With help from a local advocacy group known as the ROC SOLID Foundation, 7-year-old Hayden Miller, who is battling cancer, went out and struck a deal with Norfolk police.
“Our primary goal and our primary outreach is to give positive change and hope to children dealing with pediatric cancer,” said Eric Newman of the ROC SOLID Foundation.
Armstrong was the first to answer the call from ROC SOLID. He said this request was a natural fit for the SWAT TEAM.
“He kind of characterized the spirit of what we believe in. Team and Loyalty,” said Armstrong.