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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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October 29, 2011

Video: Police defend decision to shoot cows

Police said the animals at times charged police cars - Full Story
September 28, 2011

Rights groups say Maine police acted appropriately in raids

The groups included local chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the American Civil Liberties Union - Full Story
September 18, 2011

NH town in search of law enforcement

Officials looking for permanent solution - Full Story
September 08, 2011

Okla. town's only officer killed in wreck

Tommy Reed, 60, died after his motorcycle veered off the highway - Full Story
September 04, 2011

Man won't be charged for killing neighbor's donkey

The donkey had reportedly attempted to mate with a 2,000-pound bull - Full Story
August 08, 2011

70 rural police websites hacked, 'sensitive' data stolen

Sheriffs' department sites were either unavailable for most of Saturday or had been wiped clean of content - Full Story
July 30, 2011

Officials to train tribal police as federal agents

Justice officials say they've traveled to sometimes remote areas to hear from tribal leaders - Full Story
July 05, 2011

Entire police force laid off in Texas town

Alto, Texas City Council gave law enforcement a new budget of $0 - Full Story
June 18, 2011

Oregon pot operation stretched a mile in ravine

A multi-agency law enforcement team raided the camp with air support from the Oregon Army National Guard on U.S. Forest Service land - Full Story
June 14, 2011
SWAT team sent to fight flood in Neb.

SWAT team sent to fight flood in Neb.

Team will secure levees along Missouri River - Full Story

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