On the Police Heroes topic page we not only remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the mission to protect their communities, but we also recognize the many moments of heroism that all too often go unnoticed by the public or the mainstream press.
In this remarkable story of survival, Jared Reston of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Department describes how a foot pursuit turned into a life or death struggle. Watch as Dave Smith interviews Reston about a harrowing, deadly encounter that exemplifies the importance of "staying in the fight."
Several officers are being praised for their response to a woman who tried to jump off a bridge in Akron, Ohio last week. Shortly after one officer asked to take her hand, she let go of the railing. Dash-cam video
A North Texas deputy has been shot and killed in the line of duty, and a suspect also was fatally shot when fellow deputies returned fire. Deputy Sheriff Clifton Taylor, 31, was shot three times responding to a domestic. "He will be missed"