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Week-417-December-26-2008

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Week 417
Dec. 26, 2008
Featured News
Eight confirmed dead after man in Santa suit opens fire



A Bomb Squad and Los Angeles County Sheriff official stand near a crime scene where a man in a Santa Claus costume killed at least eight people during a Christmas party in Covina, Calif. (AP Photo)


COVINA, Calif. — The bloodbath began when an 8-year-old girl attending a Christmas Eve party answered a knock at the door. A man dressed as Santa and carrying what appeared to a present pulled out a handgun and shot her in the face, then began shooting indiscriminately as partygoers tried to flee.

By the time it was over, at least eight people at the party were dead and the house was torched. The gunman killed himself hours after exacting revenge against his ex-wife by going on a massacre at his former in-laws' home ... Full Story

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Nabbing "B.C. Bud"



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Ex-trooper suspected in Dallas shootings dies
[Dallas, TX]

Ohio deputy dies clearing tree from road
[Pickaway County, OH]

Fla. officer involved in possible 'suicide-by-cop'
[Fort Lauderdale, FL]

Family of knife-wielding man fatally shot by police seeks $5 million
[Santa Rosa, CA]

New York cop saves newborn baby
[New York, NY]

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Police officers uproot coca shrubs during a manual eradication campaign of coca fields in southern Colombia. (AP Photo)

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News and Announcements
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Gang presence creeps into Utah ski communities
[Summit County, UT]

Ore. police use YouTube to catch fugitives
[Oregon City, OR]

Court upholds $1.5 million award for man bitten by K-9
[Washougal, WA]

Shootings into homes, buildings and police barracks investigated
[Montpelier, VT]


PoliceOne Member
Comment of the Week

"I want to thank my Border Patrol brothers. Don't listen to all of the hyperbole from the politicians. I believe that you have saved many U.S. citizens over the years by
using the same tactics these
politicians are complaining about.
Keep up the good work!"
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Border Patrol's northern expansion
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