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IN THIS ISSUE
 Pulling the pin: 7 keys to retiring happy
 P1 Humor Corner: Santa is a cop
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Featured News

Police impersonators raid Texas game room
An armed crew stole more than $20,000 from three illegal gaming rooms in Houston using raid jackets and tactics that look similar to those of police, HPD officials said. (KHOU Image) Trained, organized Zetas?
Today's Top Stories:
DA dropping death penalty against Mumia Abu-Jamal: Prosecutors abandoned a 30-year push to execute the cop killer
Mass. police shooting justified, DA says: Cops were justified in their use of force when they shot a machete-wielding man
NLEOMF honors Ohio sheriff in exotic animal escape
NYPD investigating officers' Facebook comments
Fire crew sprays down NY cops' attackers
Bullet from county cop's gun strikes Md. city police officer
Ind. cop suspended for on-duty strip club visit
Okla. K-9 discovered dead
News Analysis:
Are Zetas impersonating police in the United States?
 By PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie
News that a group of criminals in Houston is staging armed raids on illegal gaming rooms in that city contains a very important wrinkle for our consideration — these violators are also police impersonators. Whether or not Zetas are conducting paramilitary operations here in the US, the incident is a watershed event indeed. At best, these offenders are ‘frequent fliers’ who have witnessed firsthand the movements and procedures of a tactical team taking down a room. What do you think?
Survival Sciences
7 keys to retiring happy
By Chuck Joyner, PoliceOne Columnist
There are three categories of retirees: Those that were forced to retire, those who left bitter and those who left happy. A happy retirement means you look back gratefully on your career, prepared for life's next adventure ... Do you want to retire happy?
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P1 Humor Corner
The return of Officer Murphy
By PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie
Anything that can go wrong typically will, and at the worst moment. It was one year ago when I posted our first iteration of Murphy’s Laws for Police Officers. We got some pretty hilarious additions to that list ... Murphy was an optimist
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Officer clings to hood of speeding car
A taxi in New Zealand is seen illegally speeding off while a police officer holds on.
UC-Davis pepper spray: What really happened
BLUtube user Miller_time submitted a video with extended footage of the UC-Davis pepper spray incident.
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Tactical Tip
Equipment checks for your squad
This clip from Alaska State Troopers is a reminder to make sure everything is in proper working order and easily accessible ... What if you have to shoot a bear?
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P1 Humor Corner
Six-pack of suspects

Santa is the unseen authority figure who keeps unruly kids in line, despite their devious desires. We asked you, on the PoliceOne Facebook page, to share your pictures of the most likely Santa-cop suspects.

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