The Up-Beat: 'Human shield' cop dies saving woman and 4 more P1 posts cops loved

Here's what made PoliceOne's Facebook audience smile this week


By PoliceOne Staff

Facebook recently launched a new extension of their ‘like’ feature that allows readers to more accurately express their feelings about a story – something police officers aren’t shy about doing. Below are the most ‘loved’ posts of the week from PoliceOne's Facebook page, from a Florida deputy’s final act of heroism to a young girl’s show of support to an Ohio police department.

5. K-9 Veterans Day: NY lawmakers want to honor 4-legged heroes

Two New York lawmakers are pushing a bill that would make March 13th a day to honor the thousands of dogs who bravely serve with the military and law enforcement.

Every dog has its day, now police and military dogs do too.

Posted by PoliceOne.com on Monday, March 14, 2016


4. Video: Ill. officers save choking baby’s life

Two officers received high-praise for their quick-thinking actions that saved the life of a 19-month-old girl found unresponsive.

Officers had seconds to react when they found the 19-month-old girl with blue lips.

Posted by PoliceOne.com on Tuesday, March 15, 2016


3. Fla. deputy acted as 'human shield' for another car in wrong-way collision

A woman credits Deputy John Robert Kotfila Jr. with saving her life after he pulled in front of her vehicle to shield her from a wrong-way driver barreling down the highway. Kotfila “died a hero,” according to the woman.

If Deputy John Robert Kotfila Jr. had not made the split-second decision to veer in front of the wrong-way driver, more lives might have been lost.

Posted by PoliceOne.com on Tuesday, March 15, 2016


2. La. captain who left PD after viral video controversy lands new job

Clay Higgins is back! After leaving his previous agency last month in the wake of controversy over one of his many viral videos, the internet sensation was sworn in as a reserve deputy for the Lafayette city marshal Wednesday.

Higgins is back.

Posted by PoliceOne.com on Thursday, March 17, 2016


1. After K-9 slain, young girl sends Ohio PD her allowance for vests

After an Ohio K-9 was killed in the line of duty, the department in mourning was shocked to find a letter from an 11-year-old girl informing them that she was donating her allowance to help pay for K-9 ballistic vests. 

The girl wrote "I sorry about Jethro. So here is my allowance."

Posted by PoliceOne.com on Monday, March 14, 2016
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