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July 14, 2009

Police chief defends Va. officers in shooting

By Amanda Codispoti Roanoke TimesROANOKE, Va. — Roanoke police were called to Robert Douglas Mattox's... - Full Story
July 14, 2009

L.A. deputies thought cell phone was a gun, fatally shot man

By Richard Winton Los Angeles TimesLOS ANGELES — Two deputies apparently mistook a cellphone for... - Full Story
July 14, 2009

N.C. officer saves family from house fire

By Gabe Starosta News & ObserverSMITHFIELD, N.C. — A couple and their three children escaped... - Full Story
July 14, 2009

Former cop kills Texas deputy, dies after standoff

By Arelis Hernandez Associated PressBAYTOWN, Texas — A gunman shot and killed a southeast Texas... - Full Story
July 14, 2009

Texas cops help build disabled officer's new home

By Steve Thompson Dallas Morning NewsDALLAS — The home builders spread architectural plans across... - Full Story
July 13, 2009

Fla. police make three arrests in couple's slaying

Associated PressPENSACOLA, Fla. — A team of up to eight people masterminded a chilling and deadly... - Full Story
July 13, 2009

L.A. officers, firefighters discover 1,000 pot plants after fire

Associated PressLOS ANGELES — Police hauled bags of marijuana out of a fire-gutted warehouse Thursday... - Full Story
July 13, 2009
Officer deaths up in first half of '09

Officer deaths up in first half of '09

By Kevin Johnson USA TodayWASHINGTON — The number of police officers killed in the line of duty... - Full Story
July 13, 2009

N.Y. officer fatally shoots man who attacked him

By Tom Hays Associated PressNEW YORK &mdsah; A man who told an undercover policeman to get off his... - Full Story
July 13, 2009

Appeals court rejects D.C. police checkpoints

By Brett Zongker Associated PressWASHINGTON — A federal appeals court said Friday that police checkpoints... - Full Story

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