Mike Williams' Local Cop News: 12.28.07
National: US Police Fatalities Spike in 2007. With the exception of 2001, 2007 was the deadliest year for law enforcement since 1989, according to preliminary data released jointly by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and Concerns of Police Survivors. Of the 81 traffic deaths this year, 60 officers died in car crashes, 15 were hit by cars and six died in motorcycle crashes.
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deputy whose marked patrol car was stolen when he left it parked with the keys inside on Christmas Day, authorities said Wednesday.
California: San Pablo police fatally shoot suspect.
Philadelphia: Police officer helps deliver Christmas baby