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Week 246 Volume 1
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"Tangential trauma" & the Katrina crisis
by Managing Editor Scott Buhrmaster

As is often the case in mass crisis situations, the reach of traumatization can spread far beyond the ground zero region. The devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is horrific and the reports PoliceOne has received from ... Full Story

Related Katrina articles:
Two POs return to the Superdome that was their prison, too

Chaos of Katrina drives police officer to suicide

N.O. corrections officer's harrowing odyssey

Hurricane Help & Information Center

In addition to current news articles (particularly those with a focus on law enforcement-related information) and links to charities where you may donate financial support, you will find a special Hurricane Helpline Forum.

(left) Two men come out with their hands up as an officer keeps his weapon on them at the Fisher Housing Development in New Orleans where law enforcement officials searched for snipers on Wednesday. Workers restoring service in the area had reported hearing sniper fire. One arrest was made. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Death rate for Missouri's police ranks high
By HEATHER RATCLIFFE of the Post-Dispatch

Over the years, Tom Mayer has helped bury more than 50 friends and colleagues.

As president of Missouri's Fraternal Order of Police, he has hugged their grieving widows, consoled their children and helped pick out their caskets. His burden has grown heavier as the number of on-duty deaths among Missouri police officers continues to outpace the national average ... Full Story

PoliceOne Safety Tip:

HGN test positioning
by Managing Editor Scott Buhrmaster
While performing the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test during roadside sobriety testing, consider having the suspect sit on the rear bumper of your patrol unit with his legs somewhat extended ... Full Story

Officer Down:
Minn. cop killed in high speed chase
[Lino Lakes, Minnesota]

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Baltimore police union officials target cop-killing T-shirts
[Baltimore, MD]
Fla.: Clash between free speech and undercover investigations
[Brandenton, FL]
U.S. authorities seize millions in counterfeit goods from smuggling ring
[Newark, NJ]
Md. troopers issue record number of tickets

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Mass. officials seeking answers on screening of new patrolman
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Mexico Supreme Court could allow more extraditions, pleasing U.S. police
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Mexican man gets prison term in police car ramming case
[Tuscon, AZ]
Government memo: Police have inherent right to enforce immigration laws
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