In the second segment of our two-part year-end Roll Call, Dave Smith recaps some of the biggest police news stories from 2013, including the search for and death of fugitive ex-cop Chris Dorner, the controversial Zimmerman trial, the Navy Yard shooting, the years-long stop-and-frisk debate, and an end-of year LODD update.
This week's Roll Call is is the first of a two part series wrapping up the biggest and most influential news of the year. Dave recaps gun control laws, police militarization, the body camera trend, sovereign citizens, and the Boston bombing.
For the week of December 13, we discuss the Texas officer who continues to fight for his life after being shot in the head, a new initiative that encourages cops to buckle up, some tips for seasonal safety hazards, and this weeks courageous Not Today moment.
For the week of December 6, Dave Smith discusses a frightening situation in which a cop in an unmarked car on the phone with his wife was mistaken for a gang member and fired upon from another vehicle. He also recaps a heartwarming story of a cop who saved a woman's life then stayed at her bedside, and a chief who offered to be TASERed in front of his community to raise money for his department, plus this week's Not Today moment from Wis.
For the week of November 22, Dave Smith recaps two more incidents in which police were forced to shoot young people toting replica firearms. Fortunately in both cases the suspects survived and are recovering. Dave also discusses the Renegade Pigs, a group of cops who raise money for officers hurt on the job, plus this week's Not Today moment.
For the week of November 15, Dave Smith discusses “betting your badge” and a cop who risked his job by drag racing, heroic NY cops who seized opportunity to save a would-be bridge jumper, a cop who may lose his job over PTSD, and this week’s ‘Not Today’ moment from Milwaukee.
In this week's Roll Call, Dave Smith discusses the incident in which a brave citizen decided to pursue an armed subject who shot a cop and fled using a cruiser, the tragic story of an Ore. city cop fatally shot responding to a fire, a study that suggests body cameras protect police, and this week's Not Today moment.
This week, Dave Smith discusses the officer who was miraculously saved by her cell phone charger, an officer-involved shooting found justified after a man at a traffic stop grabbed his gun, and another Not Today moment.
For the week of October 25, Dave Smith warns of two anti-police groups, and reflects on a cop's good deed when she purchased groceries for a woman and her hungry children after she was caught stealing food, the tragic death of a teen armed with replica guns, and yet another school shooting.