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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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A happy anniversary: 5 key themes from 5 great years

A happy anniversary: 5 key themes from 5 great years

Five years, 650 articles. A ton of great memories. Here’s a recap of just a few of the issues I’ve covered, a handful of my favorite articles, and a couple of “shout outs” to some of those people who’ve helped me along the way. - Full Story

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Blade-wielding man shot, killed by officer after traffic stop

The man got out of his car and approaches the officer with a blade in each hand, refusing to drop them - Full Story

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A happy anniversary: 5 key themes from 5 great years Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

A happy anniversary: 5 key themes from 5 great years

Keeping cop killers out of jail, active shooters in schools, and other issues I've covered during my five years (so far) at PoliceOne - Full Story

Columns

A tribute to the railroad police officer Pat Novesky - Rural Policing

A tribute to the railroad police officer

Since 1849, there have been 149 railroad officers who have been killed in the line of duty and recognized on the wall, although a little more research can put the number as high as 201 - Full Story

Columns

P1 First Person: Using 'Not Today' and 'Below 100' on every shift PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Using 'Not Today' and 'Below 100' on every shift

By Jason Welin PoliceOne Member I returned from ILEETA 2013 with a desire to teach and increase office... - Full Story

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4 shot, 3 dead at Ky. condo shooting

4 shot, 3 dead at Ky. condo shooting

Officers believed everyone involved was accounted for but wouldn't say whether the shooter was among those shot - Full Story

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Maine's rural communities debate merits of local policing

Lincolnville, Searsport. and Stockton Springs are the only remaining Waldo County towns with their own police departments - Full Story

News

Pa. chief adopts 'bike helmet for ice cream' program

Chief Thomas E. Szoke is borrowing the outreach program from another police department - Full Story

Videos

Okla. cop saves 2-year-old hostage

When the assailant began “counting down” the last seconds of the young girl’s life, an officer killed the suspect with a single gunshot.



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