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Week 304 Volume 2
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PoliceOne would like to congratulate Sergeant Jeffrey Levitt with the Harford County Sheriffs Office (MD) who has won Profile Thermal Goggles from Eye Safety Systems.

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Managing Editor

Ill. officer dies after late-night shooting
MAYWOOD, Ill. - A 37-year-old police officer was shot and killed while sitting in his patrol car in the suburban village of Maywood, and authorities said Tuesday that they've interviewed several "persons of interest."

Maywood Police Officer Thomas Wood, a seven-year department veteran and a K-9 officer, was shot several times late Monday night and pronounced dead at 11:43 p.m. at the nearby Loyola University Medical Center ... Full Story

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(Courtesy of the Maywood (IL) PD)

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Facing possible life sentence, Investigator fights to prove he’s not a murderer: Series conclusion
By The Force Science Research Center
Part 2 of a 2-part series

Freed on a $15,000 surety bond, Robertson was allowed to continue working on administrative paperwork assignments at his SO, with the full support of that agency. He’d given officials there a copy of his statement ... Full Story

Related: "It's scary how easily an officer can end up charged with murder"

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PoliceOne Training Tip:

Hidden drugs: Never overlook the obvious

Submitted by: Dpty. 1st Class Jeff Levitt, Harford Co. (MD) SO
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Several years ago, while checking some suspected drug dealers on the corner, I noticed one of them casually bouncing a tennis ball as I approached. While interviewing them, the tennis ball was checked and I located ... Full Tip (Secured- law enforcement only)

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