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Week 418
January 2, 2009

Editor's Note:

Start 2009 off right by committing to a few New Year's resolutions, compiled by Senior Street Survival Seminar Instructor Dave Smith, to keep you happy, healthy and safe. You’ll find a resolution form here. Also, be sure to check out P1’s special ’08 Year in Review page.

On behalf of the entire PoliceOne staff, Happy New Year!

— Scott Buhrmaster, Managing Editor

Career Survival
What makes a hero?
What makes a hero? I found myself contemplating that question as my agency struggled to come to terms with the sudden death of one of my own officers. At age 47, a 16-year veteran of my department died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, December 13th, 2008. He was discovered by his wife of 24 years, who checked his vital signs, called 911, and then met the paramedics in the driveway, bravely confirming to them that her husband was indeed gone ... Full Story
Featured News
Baltimore homicides hit 20-year low, thanks to task force

Police Detectives Danny Danzy (right) and Warren Smith (left) with the Warrant Apprehension Task Force, peer into an apartment while attempting to serve a warrant. (AP Photo)

BALTIMORE — On the streets of one of the nation's most violent cities, Detective Danny Danzy is known as a "bodysnatcher."

He's on the front lines of Baltimore's battle to reduce homicides, but he's not looking for dead bodies. Instead, he knocks on doors, taps on windows and shines his flashlight into desolate row homes, searching for violent suspects who should be in jail — people who, according to research, are more likely to become killers or homicide victims ... Full Story

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His bite is worse than his bark...

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P1 Video Training Tip
Straight Arm Bar Takedown

In this week's P1 video tactical tip, trainer Joe Ferrera demonstrates step-by-step instructions for executing a proper straight arm bar takedown and spotlights common mistakes to avoid that will make the technique less effective ... Watch full tip

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News and Announcements

Press Release:
Harris Corporation Urges Adoption of Multiband Radio Technology to Improve and Enhance First Responder Communications
[Harris RF Communications]

Md. cop killer gets life without parole
[Baltimore, MD]

Mich. teen charged as adult in officer's killing
[Detroit, MI]

Veteran officer dies in gun battle at home
[Philadelphia, PA]

Two held after shot fired at Minn. officer
[St. Paul, MN]

Austin chief says "basic police services" could be cut
[Austin, TX]

International Police Photo of the Day

Armed Chinese officers patrol with police dogs at the Shenzhen Railway Station. (AP Photo)

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News and Announcements
Press Release:
OpTac International Announces National SWAT/Sniper Symposium Special Presentation
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N.M. officer charged in fatal hit-and-run
[Albuquerque, NM]

Va. sheriff demands raises, threatens cuts
[Portsmouth, VA]

Study focuses on preventing photo lineup errors
[Dallas, TX]

Cops applaud vests, stun guns for saving lives
[Washington, DC]

PoliceOne Member
Comment of the Week

"I believe training is the direct reason for the decline. I know of many more officers training like never before. I have stated this before, on here and other sites, that the Street Survival class is one of the very best
I've taken. Keep up the good work my fellow warriors and keep it safe out there!"
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Police officer deaths fell sharply in 2008
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