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Bizarre Beat

The Bizarre Beat topic gives police officers a place to get news articles of the weird, including the naked protesters, drunks in clown costumes, and all other oddball encounters cops have on the street on a daily basis. The job is deadly serious, but there are dozens of calls for service that leave the responding officers shaking their heads and laughing as they get back into their squads.
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July 11, 2009

Fla. deputy uninjured after lightning strike

By Erika Pesantes Sun-SentinelWEST BOCA, Fla. — A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputy was... - Full Story
June 27, 2009

Animal hoarders pose unique problem to LEOs

By Wendy E. Normandy Chicago TribuneOAK LAWN, Ill. — Oak Lawn police responding to an odor complaint... - Full Story
June 23, 2009

Calif. police save lost sea lion on freeway

By Henry K. Lee San Francisco ChronicleOAKLAND, Calif. — A young sea lion was rescued today after... - Full Story
June 16, 2009

Ga. police, firefighters face off in fundraiser

By Megan Matteucci The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionAtlanta Fire Lt. Jerome Robinson gulped down five... - Full Story
June 15, 2009

Pa. man kicks officer during traffic stop

By Chris Foreman Greensburg Tribune-ReviewJEANNETTE, Pa. — A Jeannette man is accused of kicking... - Full Story
May 27, 2009

Conn. police instructor allegedly bites co-worker

Associated PressMERIDEN, Conn. — An instructor at the Connecticut Police Academy was arrested on... - Full Story
May 23, 2009

Neb. officer helps stop child who drove truck

Associated PressNORTH PLATTE, Neb. — Police say a 6-year-old boy grabbed the wheel of their pickup... - Full Story
May 18, 2009

S.F. cops are prime suspects in car theft

Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross The San Francisco ChronicleSAN FRANCISCO — Bad enough that the SFPD... - Full Story
May 17, 2009

Chicago K-9 afraid of thunder returns

CHICAGO — A Chicago police dog named Bear who is apparently a scaredy cat when it comes to thunder... - Full Story
May 06, 2009

Trinidad officers steal 1,000 endangered animals

By Danica Coto Associated PressSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Four police officers in Trinidad intercepted... - Full Story

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