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

Police History: 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

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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

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

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

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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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38 percent increase in assaults, threats on wildland LEOs

38 percent increase in assaults, threats on wildland LEOs

Latest numbers show violence against rangers, refuge workers, U.S. Park Police on the rise nationwide - Full Story

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Backlog grows on school safety inspections by state police

Many schools, including several in Western Pennsylvania, decided not to wait for months or years for the state police to inspect entrances, exits, locks, radios and safety plans - Full Story

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Wyo. cops respond to 'exorcism' call

Associated Press RIVERTON, Wyo. — Authorities in central Wyoming say they received a 911 call reporting... - Full Story



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