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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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April 09, 2011

Cops and cowboys chase 3 rodeo bulls through town

The bulls were being unloaded Wednesday afternoon for the Xtreme Bulls event when they made a run for it - Full Story
April 05, 2011

Iowa deputy killed questioning subject

The killer remained barricaded in his home for three hours before exiting with a firearm and being fatally shot by SWAT - Full Story
April 04, 2011

Ex-cop volunteers time to clean roadsides

Several years ago, the cop was almost struck by a car that began sliding on dirt and pebbles while trying to make a turn - Full Story
April 03, 2011

Texas town's first chief ready for challenges

He doesn't have an official badge, gun or uniform, but he's now this city's first police chief - Full Story
March 26, 2011

Navajo town waits 3 hours on average for cops

The Alamo Chapter of the Navajo Nation is home to about 1,200 people, but they are served by PD that's 130 miles away - Full Story
March 24, 2011

Texas officer critical after cow attack

The officer's body was launched into the air and he landed on his head - Full Story
March 24, 2011

Charges vs. 4 NY college football players dropped

Two weeks ago, prosecutors moved to dismiss various charges of disorderly conduct, obstruction and criminal mischief against the teammates - Full Story
March 17, 2011

NH town holds first-ever citizens' police academy

Chief Thomas Dawson said the department launched the program in part to dispel public myths and misconceptions - Full Story
March 13, 2011
2 Va. deputies fatally shot, suspect killed

2 Va. deputies fatally shot, suspect killed

Sniper fired from mountainous area; later killed in shootout - Full Story
March 12, 2011
SD sheriff oversees more bison than people

SD sheriff oversees more bison than people

Thanks to a judge, this gun-toting tenor now spends more time with some 6,000 bison than people - Full Story



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