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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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August 10, 2012

Video: Utah deputy frees moose from swingset

A Weber County Sheriff's deputy found himself face to face with the moose whose antlers were wrapped up in a backyard swing - Full Story
August 06, 2012

$50K bail for accused cruiser-crushing farmer

Authorities said the suspect used a large farm tractor like a monster truck and drove over seven police vehicles - Full Story
August 06, 2012
NY police save baby deer from 20-foot-deep manhole

NY police save baby deer from 20-foot-deep manhole

Officers spent several hours lifting up the fawn, then released it into the woods - Full Story
August 03, 2012

Vt. farmer crushes cruisers with tractor

Police say 34-year-old Roger Pion, angry about his arrest last month, destroyed more than half the department's fleet - Full Story
August 01, 2012

Ex-deputy pleads guilty to Tenn. drug thefts

Knoxville News-Sentinel A former Hawkins County sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to multiple charges... - Full Story
July 31, 2012

Cop killer's release rekindles anguish in Ind.

The murder of a beloved officer brought fear, violence and upon killer's release, loss of faith in the criminal justice system - Full Story
July 30, 2012

NC officer foils coyote's chase

Officer wrote in a report he first thought the coyote was a stray dog - Full Story
July 24, 2012

Information sharing helps, but intelligence solves crime

By Dale Peet, Michigan State Police (ret.) PoliceOne Special Contributor I recently read (with great... - Full Story
July 22, 2012

Supervisors for police: How many is too many?

In Wauconda, Ill., ten of 26 sworn officers hold supervisory positions - Full Story
July 20, 2012

Officers accused of hunting on duty

State Inspector General's report claims wildlife officers routinely hunted while working, sought overtime pay - Full Story



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