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More Taxi Drivers Die on the Job Than Cops

Loggers, garbage collectors, and farmers are all deadlier

(Newser) - Police officers on patrol face a mortality risk that's three times higher than the average full-time worker's risk, but more than a dozen occupations turn out to be significantly riskier, according to data from 2013 compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics . The deadliest job in America turns... More »

San Jose Cop Killed by Suicidal Gunman: Police

Michael Johnson was first officer killed in line of duty in the city since 2001

(Newser) - A San Jose cop died last night, apparently at the hands of a suicidal gunman, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, in the California city's first fatal shooting of an officer in 14 years. Michael Johnson, a field training officer reportedly engaged to be married, was responding to a call... More »

Cops: Newly Retired Officer Killed 2 Daughters, Self

NY town stunned after 'dependable' officer snaps

(Newser) - In what officials in Westchester County, NY, are calling an "unfathomable tragedy," a respected police officer appears to have completely snapped, killing two of his daughters and himself just a month after he retired. Police say Glen Hochman, 52, shot his daughters Alissa, 17, and Deanna, 13, to... More »

Man Arrested Following Shooting of Minneapolis Cop

Police rep says shooting linked to officer's response to a call

(Newser) - A man has been arrested, police say, after a shooting left a Minneapolis police officer in the hospital . The 43-year-old was arrested over allegedly violating probation in a possible burglary and domestic assault, KARE reports. The injured officer—who is now in fair condition in the hospital—was investigating a... More »

Minneapolis Officer Shot Near Patrol Car

Chief says wounded cop was deliberately targeted

(Newser) - A Minneapolis cop got shot this morning in what the police say was a deliberate attack, reports CBS Minnesota . The officer is hospitalized in satisfactory condition, and his injuries are not life-threatening. He and his partner were wrapping up a burglary call about 5am when the officer was shot while... More »

Teen Helps Save Life of Cop Who Was Booking Him

Jamal Rutledge was being processed when Officer Franklin Foulks collapsed

(Newser) - As Franklin Foulks was processing a teen charged with probation violation for criminal mischief and burglary, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department officer suddenly fell from his chair and, writhing on the floor, grabbed at his chest. The handcuffed teen, 17-year-old Jamal Rutledge, quickly stood up and banged at the door... More »

Domestic Violence Suspect Kills Ariz. Cop, Self

Officer Tyler Stewart not believed to have fired a shot

(Newser) - A 24-year-old Flagstaff police officer died after being shot by a domestic violence suspect who then killed himself yesterday afternoon in Arizona. Officer Tyler J. Stewart, 24, died at Flagstaff Medical Center, police said. Stewart was looking for the man—identified as Robert W. Smith, 28, of Prescott—about 1:... More »

Mo. Teen in Coma After Cop Uses Stun Gun

FBI is launching an investigation

(Newser) - The 17-year-old son of a veteran police officer was rushed to the hospital Sunday after a cop used a stun gun while arresting him during a traffic stop in Independence, Mo. Both the FBI and Independence Police Department have launched investigations while Bryce Masters' family holds vigil at an intensive... More »

St. Louis County Cop Suspended Over Video

Veteran officer railed against 'undocumented' Obama, Muslims, and more

(Newser) - A St. Louis County police officer has been put on administrative leave after a video emerged of him giving a speech in which he complains about our "undocumented president," hate-crime laws, the Supreme Court, and Muslims, and boasts about his prowess as a killer, reports USA Today . Police... More »

Cop Accused of Raping Women on Patrol

Daniel Holtzclaw is accused of sexually assaulting several women

(Newser) - An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol—picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops, and in one case taking a woman to a nearby school, according to an... More »

Ferguson Cop Manages to Lie Low Amid Furor

Conflicting reports emerge about Darren Wilson's injuries

(Newser) - The police officer in Ferguson, Mo., who shot Michael Brown has gone underground, in a big, big way. The media usually dig up information on major news figures via social media, or family and friends—but any social media accounts Darren Wilson had were scrapped before the police divulged his... More »

Officer Saves Choking Woman Who Ran Red Light

He performed the Heimlich maneuver and dislodged sausage and biscuit

(Newser) - It's not every day people are thankful for being pulled over for running a red light, but for one woman choking on a sausage biscuit, the stop likely saved her life. Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Jason Gates, meanwhile, says he was just doing his job. After he pulled the... More »

Cop: Obama Ignores the Constitution, So I Will Too

Officer Richard Recine resigns after heated remark

(Newser) - A New Jersey police officer has resigned after saying that he can ignore a citizen's Constitutional rights—because President Obama has already "decimated the friggin' Constitution." Special Police Officer Richard Recine made the heated remark Monday in a confrontation with a resident of Helmetta, NJ, who had... More »

Cop Replaces Elderly Woman's Stolen Ring

Someone ripped engagement ring off finger of Alzheimer's patient

(Newser) - A classy move by a Florida cop is making headlines: Laurie Graber, an officer in Plantation, got the call for a particularly low-level crime—someone had ripped the engagement ring off the finger of an 87-year-old woman bedridden with Alzheimer's in a hospital, reports Fox News . By the bruises... More »

Fake Cop Pulls Over Real One

Detective pulls him over right back

(Newser) - The problem with impersonating a cop is that at some point you might run into a real one. Florida Detective Justin "Chance" Anderson was driving an unmarked car Monday when a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor he'd passed turned on its red-and-blue flashers. Anderson obligingly pulled over.... More »

Teen Calls Cops on Family; Cop Buys Him a Bed

South Carolina officer goes beyond call of duty to help needy teen

(Newser) - Few calls to police go quite as well as the one 13-year-old Cameron Simmons placed a few weeks ago. After an argument with his mom, the Sumter, SC, teen called the police to say he was done living with his family. Officer Gaetano Acerra soon arrived and told Simmons to... More »

Ex-Cop Killed Attacking Blogger's Hot Dog Cart

Little Rock man says former officer was setting car ablaze

(Newser) - An anti-corruption blogger in Little Rock, Arkansas, may be in hot water after killing a man who set his hot dog cart on fire, Raw Story reports. Ean Bordeaux says he awoke early Friday morning to find his cart—which he runs for a living—in flames outside. He ran... More »

Another Cop Charged With Sex Assault After 911 Call

This time, San Jose officer accused of rape

(Newser) - In the second such story in a week , a police officer responding to a 911 call has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman involved in a domestic disturbance. This time, San Jose officer Geoffrey Graves, 38, is accused of rape, reports the San Jose Mercury News . According to the... More »

Cop Accused of Assaulting Woman Who Called for Help

Detroit officer charged with sex offenses

(Newser) - In the heinous-if-true department: A Detroit cop has been suspended amid allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman who called 911 for help, reports MLive . Prosecutors say officer Deon Nunlee and his partner answered a domestic violence call from a woman who said her boyfriend had assaulted her. While Nunlee'... More »

Firefighter Killed During His Wedding Party—by Cop

Fight erupted with cab driver over price of fare

(Newser) - An especially tragic story out of Kansas City, Mo., where a firefighter celebrating his own wedding was shot and killed—by a police officer. KCTV reports that the uniformed police officer wasn't on duty but was "providing security" near where a disturbance was called in early yesterday. The... More »

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