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 How I got from ambush to affirmation
 The night I was ambushed, shot 9 times
 Dec. 28, 2012
Dear PoliceOne Member,

With 2012 coming to a close, our final eNews of the year looks back on some of the biggest stories and issues from law enforcement in the past 12 months. Read accounts of the year's most memorable incidents in our first-person features, enjoy expert commentary from our columnists and watch some of the best videos of 2012. Be sure to check out our Year in Review page for our full roundup, and we wish you a very happy and safe end to 2012 and start to 2013.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
2012 Year in Review
The Year in Pictures
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Officer Larry DePrimo purchased all-weather boots for a homeless man who was sitting in Times Square barefoot. A tourist saw the kind act and snapped a picture that was an instant sensation. (NYPD Image) The best photos from 2012
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How I got from ambush to affirmation

By Stephen Brady, PoliceOne Contributor
I believe it's safe to say that we all periodically experience significant or life changing events. Some events are positive and uplifting. Other events are more adverse, such as the death of a close family member. Victim of homicide
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The night I was ambushed, shot 9 times

By Matt Fox, PoliceOne Contributor
The first shot bounced off my radar head and lodged in my forehead, paralyzing me. I was also shot in my left forearm, both hands, and five times in my chest that were stopped by my level three A vest. The driver had fired ten shots, nine of them hitting me. Shot point blank

Top 10 police videos of 2012

Whether a cop is being abused, being a hero, or being rescued himself, these top videos of the year prove just how unpredictable each day on the job can be. Watch the videos
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Top 10 police stories of 2012
Throughout the year, PoliceOne covers hundreds of stories. We went through our archives from the year and selected ten of the biggest stories to happen in 2012. Watch the video
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A deputy's save: Dramatic rescue at fiery crash scene

By Mark Empting, PoliceOne Contributor
As the first responder to the scene, I saw the entire engine compartment of a Dodge Status engulfed in flames. The flames were starting to intrude into the passenger compartment of the vehicle, where the driver was still trapped inside. The clock was ticking
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