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Week 417
Dec. 22, 2008

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Everyone here at PoliceOne would like to wish you and yours a healthy, happy holiday season. Be well, do good, go get ‘em.

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Bulletproof vest spares cop in shoot out
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Mass. police chief pleads not guilty in Uzi death
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LAPD officer accused of smuggling handguns
[Los Angeles, CA]

Guard to continue patrolling New Orleans
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