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Roll Call: 2013 in Review - Part 2–
In the second segment of our two-part year-end Roll Call, Dave Smith recaps some of the biggest police news stories from 2013, including the search for and death of fugitive ex-cop Chris Dorner, the controversial Zimmerman trial, the Navy Yard shooting, the years-long stop-and-frisk debate, and an end-of year LODD update.
Roll Call: 2013 in Review - Part 1–
This week's Roll Call is is the first of a two part series wrapping up the biggest and most influential news of the year. Dave recaps gun control laws, police militarization, the body camera trend, sovereign citizens, and the Boston bombing. Keep an eye out next week for Part 2!
Roll Call: Texas cop fights for life; Ore. cop wounded treats self–
For the week of December 13, we discuss the Texas officer who continues to fight for his life after being shot in the head, a new initiative that encourages cops to buckle up, some tips for seasonal safety hazards, and this weeks courageous Not Today moment.
P1 Roll Call: Cop mistaken for gang member, Police chief TASERed–
For the week of December 6, Dave Smith discusses a frightening situation in which a cop in an unmarked car on the phone with his wife was mistaken for a gang member and fired upon from another vehicle. He also recaps a heartwarming story of a cop who saved a woman's life then stayed at her bedside, and a chief who offered to be TASERed in front of his community to raise money for his department, plus this week's Not Today moment from Wis.
P1 Roll Call: Trending fake guns, Group raises money for wounded cops–
For the week of November 22, Dave Smith recaps two more incidents in which police were forced to shoot young people toting replica firearms. Fortunately in both cases the suspects survived and are recovering. Dave also discusses the Renegade Pigs, a group of cops who raise money for officers hurt on the job, plus this week's Not Today moment.
P1 Roll Call: Cop risks badge over drag race, PTSD threatens Newtown cop's job–
For the week of November 15, Dave Smith discusses “betting your badge” and a cop who risked his job by drag racing, heroic NY cops who seized opportunity to save a would-be bridge jumper, a cop who may lose his job over PTSD, and this week’s ‘Not Today’ moment from Milwaukee.
P1 Roll Call: Witness pursues would-be cop killer, Cop shot responding to fire–
In this week's Roll Call, Dave Smith discusses the incident in which a brave citizen decided to pursue an armed subject who shot a cop and fled using a cruiser, the tragic story of an Ore. city cop fatally shot responding to a fire, a study that suggests body cameras protect police, and this week's Not Today moment.
Preparing for an active shooter response–
Dave Smith discusses how to prepare for an active shooter, and reflects on high-profile cases like Columbine, Aurora, and Newtown.
P1 Roll Call: Cop shot in face still hunts gunman, Cop saved by charger–
This week, Dave Smith discusses the officer who was miraculously saved by her cell phone charger, an officer-involved shooting found justified after a man at a traffic stop grabbed his gun, and another Not Today moment.
P1 Roll Call: Teen with fake rifle killed, Cop turns theft into lesson–
For the week of October 25, Dave Smith warns of two anti-police groups, and reflects on a cop's good deed when she purchased groceries for a woman and her hungry children after she was caught stealing food, the tragic death of a teen armed with replica guns, and yet another school shooting.
P1 Roll Call: 63 Ohio police suspended, officer dragged during traffic stop–
For the week of October 18, Dave Smith discusses a picture of a Boston cop that caught the nation's attention, an Ohio pursuit that resulted in the suspension of 63 officers, a state trooper who was injured after jumping into a suspect's vehicle, a family's 8-year legal battle with the Department of Justice over a fallen officer's death benefits, and a "Not Today" moment regarding traffic stops.
P1 Roll Call: NFL bans off-duty carry, Ore. trooper ambushed–
For the week of October 11, Dave Smith analyzes the scuffle that occurred between bikers and an SUV driver that has resulted in the arrest of an NYPD detective suspected of being involved, as well as a new motion that bans off-duty police from attending NFL events armed, an announcement by the NTOA for more medical training, and a shocking 'Not Today' moment from Oregon.
P1 Roll Call: Dorner victim back on duty, Police dad banned from wearing uniform–
For the week of October 4, Dave Smith addresses the controversy that arose over a SWAT officer being told not to wear his gear on his daughter's school campus, the return of the California officer who was wounded by then-fugitive Chris Dorner, a cop's selfless good deed for a neighborhood kid, and this week's Not Today!
P1 Roll Call: Jogging cop kills robber, Heroes of mall terror attack–
For the week of September 27, Dave Smith shines a light on the plainclothes, lightly armed officers who saved hostages from the mall shooting in Nairobi, Kenya, a remarkable call a wounded officer made to dispatch after he was shot, and a 'Not Today' story that makes an argument for carrying while off-duty.
P1 Roll Call: Navy Yard investigation, Suspect jumps from cruiser–
For the week of September 20, Dave Smith analyzes the mass shooting that occurred this week at the Navy Yard in Washington and the ongoing investigation into the way it was handled, as well as an LODD update as we start the last quarter of the year, and a heartwarming story of a boy's small but truly meaningful effort to help his local department.
PoliceOne top 5
- Mistrial declared in fatal SC OIS
- Video: Tenn. police lieutenant fatally shoots man charging at him
- FBI agent arrested after firing gun at Mich. police
- 1 Ga. officer killed, 1 critical; shooter at large
- Prosecutor drops charges in death of Detroit college officer
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