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.
Sometimes officers must shoot animals, as Zanesville, Ohio police did when nearly 50 animals escaped in October. NLEOMF recently named Muskingham County Sheriff Matt Lutz Officer of the Month for January to acknowledge how he addressed the situation's unique threat. - Full Story