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Week 335
May 30, 2007

Editor's Note: Talk about successful drug interdiction efforts...the Texas Department of Public Safety announced today that their troopers have hit an all-time departmental high in drugs seized during "routine" traffic stops, pulling in nearly three tons of cocaine, nearly 48 tons of marijuana, and 267 pounds of methamphetamine in 2006. Street value grand total: $335.9 million. Nice haul! [Check out some bust photos].

"Our troopers lead the nation in drug seizures on a yearly basis, but now they have set a new standard of excellence," said Col. Thomas Davis Jr., director of the DPS. "Taking more than 100,000 pounds of drugs off the streets and arresting 1,975 drug smugglers is good news for Texas."

Congratulations to all the troopers involved in this very impressive achievement. You''ve sent a clear message to drug runners: Don''t mess with Texas!

— Scott Buhrmaster, Managing Editor


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Ohio officer fatally shot while responding to domestic involving EDP
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Timothy Urshon Halton Jr., a husky man known to be violent when off medication for mental illness, acted with a maniacal rage Friday night when he fired a 9 mm handgun at officer Jason West with no provocation ... Full Story

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PoliceOne Training Tip:
Drug concealment reminder
In today''s tip, a P1 member shares a reminder of places to look inside drug suspects'' clothing that can be easily overlooked but highly effective in hiding contraband ... Full Tip

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2 deputies shot near Disney World
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Penn. officer assaulted after calling for backup
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Ohio ice cream thief fires on police and is fatally shot
[Cincinnati, OH]


Ky. police use new tool to find missing children
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Officer Down

Officer David Poling
Gallipolis, Ohio


Ohio officer drowns while
pursuing suspect

End of Watch: May 22, 2007

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