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December 21, 2014

Sign honoring slain Calif. officers torn down, vandalized

Highway sign dedicated to four Oakland police officers killed in 2009 was ripped from its post on Interstate 580 and tagged with a red "X" - Full Story
December 18, 2014
Level IV kit combines lightweight plates, rifle plate carrier

Level IV kit combines lightweight plates, rifle plate carrier

Designed to deploy quickly and easily over soft body armor and/or uniforms, the plates are lightweight, low-profile - Full Story
December 18, 2014

Ill. captain shot in standoff: Next time I'll duck better

Highest-ranking Chicago cop to be shot in the line of duty in years returned this week to his post in South Side's Englewood police district - Full Story
December 18, 2014
Machete, pill bottles found near Pa. rampage suspect

Machete, pill bottles found near Pa. rampage suspect

Bradley Stone had an ax, a machete and two prescription pill bottles beside him when he was found dead Tuesday in the woods after killing 6 - Full Story
December 16, 2014

Top 5 acts of police kindness caught on camera in 2014

By PoliceOne Staff From cops connecting with kids to lending a hand to those in poverty, 2014 was filled... - Full Story
December 16, 2014
Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

Leaders demanded to know how a man with a violent criminal history slipped through the cracks and ended up in a cafe where he took 17 hostages - Full Story
December 16, 2014
Ex-Marine wanted in 6 Pa. killings commits suicide

Ex-Marine wanted in 6 Pa. killings commits suicide

Man suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead in the woods Tuesday after a day-and-a-half manhunt - Full Story
December 15, 2014
3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney cafe siege

3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney cafe siege

Swarm of heavily armed police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early Tuesday, ending a siege by an Iranian-born gunman - Full Story
December 15, 2014
6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philly

6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philly

Man killed 6 people and seriously wounded another in 3 different homes and remained at large hours after the shootings - Full Story
December 11, 2014

SWAT team's website yanked as ACLU lawsuit looms

Website spurred controversy over mission statement that reported agency was established in 1963 out of a fear and distrust of civil rights advocates - Full Story



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