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Week 352
September 28, 2007
Preparing for the worst

Despite the dangerous nature of the profession, approximately 80-90 percent of all first responders do not have a will.

But help is at hand. For the past six years, the Wills for Heroes program has been offering free legal help to emergency services personnel.

"I couldn't understand how somebody whose job involves literally putting their lives on the line didn't have something in place"... Full Story



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New Calif. law requires uniform stores to check law enforcement ID

P1 Member Photo of the Week


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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Retailers will be required to check the picture identification of customers buying law enforcement uniforms or face fines up to $1,000 under legislation signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Previous law made it illegal to impersonate police but did not require an ID check at the point of purchase ... Full Story

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A prowler call: What would you do?
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News and Announcements

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Texas officer wounded in gunbattle
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Calif. officer sprayed with chemical shoots at driver
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Mich. man fatally shot after running down police officer
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NYPD cadet stopped gunman at NY college
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PoliceOne Member Comment of the Week

"I know all about the rush: It can save you or get you killed. The mission for a police officer is to be safe and go home at the end of watch. "

Member comment in response to a column about the rush one gets from crime-fighting.

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News and Announcements

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Trijicon Helps Those Wounded Heroes Whose Spirit Keeps This Country Free
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Teen points gun at Chicago officer; suspect fatally shot
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Pa. trooper arrested for murder
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Chicago's video surveillance gets smarter
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