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Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goats
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT

Associated Press

BELFAST, Maine — Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets.

A Belfast police officer responded Sunday morning to find the pygmy goats in a woman's garage. They had been snacking on cat food. Officer Daniel Fitzpatrick used a cat leash to lead them into his squad car.

The trio drove around looking for the goats' owner as Fitzpatrick fed them carrots and celery. Belfast is a seaport town about 45 miles east of Augusta.

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***UPDATE*** The goats have been returned home. Louis and Mowgli enjoyed their day trip with Sgt. Fitzpatrick but alas,...

Posted by BELFAST (MAINE) POLICE DEPARTMENT on Sunday, April 23, 2017

The daughter of the goats' owner saw Fitzpatrick's Facebook post and picked up the pair, named Louis and Mowgli — but not before Fitzpatrick snapped a selfie with the duo.

Fitzpatrick called the runaways "good company" and joked about adding patrol goats to the next police budget.

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
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P1 Research: De-policing and police morale are troubling trends post-Ferguson and Dallas
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:13:49 GMT
Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor at Large
2 groups arrested in Coachella cellphone thefts
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:59:25 GMT
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Ala. officer given Legislative Medal of Honor
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:56:49 GMT
Author: Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor at Large

Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A Lincoln police officer has been awarded the Legislative Medal of Honor for putting himself in danger to shoot and kill a man threatening people in a convenience store with a shotgun.

The Alabama Legislature recently gave the commendation to Lincoln Police Officer Zach Tutten.

Lawmakers said Tutten put himself in danger to prevent the man from killing people inside the store. The incident last spring began as a domestic violence call at the Discount Food Mart in Lincoln.

The commendation said the suspect in the assault returned to the store and Tutten followed him as he pulled his car to the store entrance and pointed a shotgun at the people inside the locked store.

Tutten fatally shot the man after he refused to drop the weapon.

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Officer Zack Tutten receiving the Medal of Honor from the Governor of Alabama at the State House on Thursday. Officer Tutten is the top cop of 2016 for the State of Alabama. Congratulations again Zack!

Posted by Lincoln Police Department on Friday, April 21, 2017

Pa. police ambush killer's strategy to avoid death: Blame Dad
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:53:43 GMT
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Va. officer shoots knife-wielding man
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:52:05 GMT
Author: Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor at Large

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. — Police say an officer in Virginia shot a knife-wielding man who had earlier told dispatchers that he strangled his wife.

The Richmond Police Department says officers were called to an apartment complex early Sunday after a man told a dispatcher that he strangled his wife and was holding a gun to his head.

Police say officers found the man at the front door of the residence and an officer used a stun gun, which police say "proved ineffective." Police say the man then threatened the officers with a knife and an officer shot the man once.

Police say the man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say officers found a woman's body in the residence.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.

Sessions praises NYPD after 'soft on crime' controversy
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:44:04 GMT
Author: Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor at Large

Associated Press

NEW YORK — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the New York Police Department has developed "some of the best" policing techniques ever and should be studied, just days after the Justice Department chastised New York City for a "soft on crime" stance.

The Republican Sessions said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that the Justice Department statement was in reference to the city's so-called sanctuary city policy that limits cooperation with federal immigration authorities, but praised the city's law enforcement for efforts to make the city safer.

City officials had strongly criticized the statement, with NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill saying that it was "absolutely ludicrous" and noting that violent crime is continuing to fall and the number of shootings last year was the lowest since records began being kept.

Police arrest man with knife at Paris' Gare du Nord station
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:28:03 GMT
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Family of slain Mass. officer thanks Tom Brady for support
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT
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