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Photo: Black SC officer helps heat-stricken white supremacist during rally

Photo: Black SC officer helps heat-stricken white supremacist during rally

A photo going viral is gaining praise from internet for officer's actions during Confederate flag rally - Full Story

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Ga. cop demonstrates danger of a hot cars to kids and pets

A Forsyth County (Ga.) Sheriff's officer volunteered to sit in a patrol car to demonstrate the danger of hot car to children, pets, elderly or anyone unattended in a hot parked car. In seven minutes his pulse rate doubled from the heat stress and after 20 minutes the dashboard temperature was 177 degrees.

Yesterday, I "volunteered" to sit in a HOT patrol car to demonstrate why NOT to leave children, pets, or anyone unattended in a hot parked car. Many of you may have seen the video from WSB-TV (link below), here is a more in depth behind the scenes video from that demonstration. http://bcove.me/7vsk6224

Posted by Forsyth County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, June 18, 2015

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Cops and Barbers program aims to unify NC during trial

Cops and Barbers program aims to unify NC during trial

The project hopes to open the dialogue between the Charlotte police and the community as shooting trial looms - Full Story

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Fla. cop buys disabled man new bike after robbery

Officer is being lauded for going above and beyond to help a mentally disabled man whose bike was stolen - Full Story

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Many NC police agencies don't drug test officers involved in shootings

Study found only two NC agencies require drug or alcohol testing following the use of deadly force - Full Story

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Army vet guilty of using chalk to vandalize Calif. police memorial

Vet contended the misdemeanor charge was ridiculous because his anti-police slogans caused no damage - Full Story

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Va. chief: Naming police officer shooters a 'national discussion'

Many around the country have contended that names of officers involved in fatal shootings should become public - Full Story

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Life details of Tenn. shooter emerge, but motive elusive

Life details of Tenn. shooter emerge, but motive elusive

An FBI spokesman declined to comment on whether investigators were pursuing mental health records for suspect - Full Story

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Police: Man sees robbery video of himself, turns himself in

Man is shown on surveillance video trying to hold up a business at gunpoint - Full Story



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