Health - Physical and Mental Fitness

Health - Physical and Mental Fitness

The Police Health - Physical and Mental Fitness topic provides cops with videos, training drills and expert advice to help ensure the officer’s head is straight and body is strong. Complete physical and psychological fitness - through regular trips to the gym, five-mile runs, and conversations with the police psychologist - is critical for an officer to perform the job to maximum potential.
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May 01, 2015
Baltimore PD: Nearly 100 officers hurt since Monday

Baltimore PD: Nearly 100 officers hurt since Monday

More than 40 officers required some sort of treatment at the hospital and 13 have been placed on medical leave - Full Story
April 29, 2015

Deputy shoved off 18-foot bridge back to work

A man pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving is now serving 40 years for pushing the deputy - Full Story
April 12, 2015
NJ officer dies while exercising at PD

NJ officer dies while exercising at PD

47-year-old Scott R. Thompson suffered a heart attack during a workout and was pronounced dead at a hospital - Full Story
April 11, 2015
Boston cop recovering from shot to the face returns home

Boston cop recovering from shot to the face returns home

Officer John Moynihan has returned home to continue rehabilitation and "the road to recovery promises to be challenging" - Full Story
March 23, 2015
Ky. cop helps woman finish 10K run

Ky. cop helps woman finish 10K run

Lt. Aubrey Gregory encouraged runner Asia Ford to complete the 10K after she began to stall around the fourth mile - Full Story
March 18, 2015
Ala. officer dies of heart attack

Ala. officer dies of heart attack

48-year-old Lieutenant Richard Woods was aiding a crash victim at the scene of an accident when he fell ill - Full Story
March 09, 2015
ATF agent dies of 9/11-related illness

ATF agent dies of 9/11-related illness

47-year-old William Sheldon Jr. died March 2 from cancer he developed from exposure to debris at Ground Zero - Full Story
March 08, 2015

Ky. officer suffers fatal heart attack

55-year-old Lieutenant Scott Travis of the Bullitt County Detention Center complained of chest pain shortly after clearing snow - Full Story
February 20, 2015
Fla. man who claims he has HIV bites deputy during arrest

Fla. man who claims he has HIV bites deputy during arrest

Risk of transmitting the disease depends on whether the HIV carrier has a "high viral load" and the severity of the bite - Full Story
February 03, 2015
Pa. cop lauded for community work dies during charity race

Pa. cop lauded for community work dies during charity race

Detective who collapsed and died during a 5K race Saturday morning in Philadelphia was running to raise money for his parish - Full Story



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