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In the Rural Law Enforcement section you'll find news reports and expert articles about what it means to be a police officer in rural America. Early in America’s history, officers rode on horseback from town to town, either alone or with a small posse. Police work has changed drastically since then, but if you patrol in a rural area, you probably have some idea how those cops felt.
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Tiny Mo. town mourns after gunman kills 7, himself

Tiny Mo. town mourns after gunman kills 7, himself

36-year-old Joseph Jesse Aldridge used a .45-caliber handgun to kill two people each at three homes - Full Story

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8 shot to death, including gunman, in Mo. rampage

8 shot to death, including gunman, in Mo. rampage

Gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth person in an overnight house-to-house rampage in a small Missouri town - Full Story

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Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

Anchorage police officers are ready to start handing out $100 fines to make sure taking a toke remains something to be done behind closed doors - Full Story

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Ky. PD puts out warrant for popular 'Frozen' character

The cold might not bother Disney's Queen Elsa, but it's wreaking enough havoc in Kentucky that a PD announced a joke warrant for the popular character - Full Story

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Minn. cops use TASER to free deer tangled by antlers

The antlers of the two bucks were locked together. One deer was dead and the other was thrashing around.

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Video: Minn. cops use TASER to free deer tangled by antlers

The antlers of the two bucks were locked together. One deer was dead and the other was thrashing around - Full Story

Columns

5 examples of effective discipline for small agency leaders Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

5 examples of effective discipline for small agency leaders

In a small agency, the police leader may work shoulder-to-shoulder with officers on the street, and kinship felt among officers and leaders in such cases must be managed as an asset and not a liability - Full Story

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Tensions between BLM, local law enforcement near breaking point

Relationship between local law enforcement and often heavily armed federal officers has always been tense, and now threatens to reach a breaking point - Full Story

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Ala. K-9 killed during shootout

Ala. K-9 killed during shootout

K-9 Tracker was killed while pursuing 50-year-old Billy Wayne Lomaneck - Full Story



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