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PoliceOne member's front line report
from hurricane ground zero: Part 2 and 3
PoliceOne member Chief Jeff Chudwin stands near one of the many stranded dogs in New Orleans that have begun to move in packs to survive
PoliceOne member Chief Jeff Chudwin of Olympia Fields (IL) PD has been dispatched as part of a team of Illinois-based first responders to the epicenter of Hurricane Katrina. Their mission is to aid in rescue, recovery and clean-up efforts. Jeff shares first-hand accounts of his team's monumental challenges and poignant experiences in frequent reports from the field.

On Monday Team F complimented by Patrol Team E members traveled to the FEMA staging area and compound in New Orleans. It is an immense operation in size and scope. They are organized and equipped and everybody and thing is there that can ... Monday's report

Saturday's report

Friday's report

Related Katrina articles:
PR release: U.S. gov. response to Hurricane Katrina

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.

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Remembering 9/11: NYPD on mission in Gulf pause to remember their own
A Mass. State Police color guard in Tewksbury, Mass., during dedication ceremonies for the memorial to the victims of 9/11. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Newsday staff

NEW ORLEANS- They drove more than 1,300 miles to help enforce the law after what may have been the worst natural disaster in American history turned this city into a flooded, wind-battered wreck ... Full Story

Related Stories:
For NYPD cop, soldier, 9-11 and Iraq are clearly linked

Ohio first responders honored as part of 9/11 remembrance

PoliceOne Safety Tip:

Family training for off-duty safety
by Managing Editor Scott Buhrmaster
You may be trained to handle an off-duty encounter wisely, but have you trained your family? One way you can help keep your spouse and children safe in an off-duty encounter is to explain ahead of time how crucial it is for them to listen and act immediately--no questions asked--when you tell them to leave an area ... Full Story

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News Headlines:

Press Release:
Top Three Law Enforcement Teams Qualify to Compete in Second Annual 5.11 Challenge Championship
Retired Texas officers facing handgun certification hurdles
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Texas officer kills suspect after ground stuggle
[Houston, TX]
Two Baltimore judges reject words of police
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Injured Mass. officer didn't wear seat belt
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Student sees dead father in DUI crash photos shown by Tenn. police
[Knoxville, TN]
Police in R.I. seek stricter anti-prostitution laws
[Providence, RI]

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