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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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Fla. deputy uninjured after lightning strike

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

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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

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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

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Ga. police, firefighters face off in fundraiser

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

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Pa. man kicks officer during traffic stop

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

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Conn. police instructor allegedly bites co-worker

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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