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PoliceOne Year in Review 2013

From triumphs to tragedies, 2013 was full of significant lessons for both PoliceOne and law enforcement nationwide. Take a look back at the year's most memorable incidents through the perspective of the officers involved and our expert columnists. Be sure to check out our most influential photos and videos from 2013.


10 Most inspiring police photos on 2013 From simple good deeds caught on camera to displaying the utmost compassion in times of catastrophe, these 10 photos illustrate the whirlwind of emotions police felt this year and their dedication to their communities. Full Story

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2013 in Review: 5 observations on the past year By Doug Wyllie
The year 2013 is all but behind us, and 2014 is about to begin. Today, as I reflect on the last dozen months, a handful of issues and incidents stand out in my memory. Full Story
Law enforcement fatalities dip to lowest level in six decades By Craig Floyd
111 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2013, an eight percent decrease from 2012. Full Story
3 New Year's commitments any cop can make By Brian Willis
Resolutions are so easily broken – we need a new word for changes we will commit to making. Full Story
2013 in Review: 12 stories that capture the essence of police work By Joel Shults
From hostage situations to drugged-up lunatics to little lost teddy bears, it’s all in a day’s work. Full Story
2013 in Review: SCOTUS decisions, from dogs to Katz By Terrence P. Dwyer
The U.S. Supreme Court’s continuing protection of property rights in 2013. Full Story
The '12 Knights' of Christmas 2013 By Lt. Dan Marcou
Law enforcement knights like you make a positive difference in your communities every day. Full Story
The Conspiracy of Safety, three years on By Dave Smith
What does the idea of ‘Not Today’ mean to law enforcement officers? We asked, you answered. Full Story
Keeping our cynical side at bay at year's end By Betsy Brantner Smith
Here are a few suggestions for staying optimistic during the often-difficult season of “happy” holidays and New Year’s resolutions. Full Story
2013 in Review: Below 100 and the Boston Bombing By Duane Wolfe
From the violence at the Marathon to the loss of peacemaker Nelson Mandela, this was a watershed year. Full Story

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Seniority had won veteran Officer Steve Horgan a prime detailing spot in Fenway Park: the bullpen.

Roll Call: 2013 in Review - Part 1

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