Some booking photos just make you feel good:
The officers located Birtz, who was not cooperative, and when they tried to pat him down to look for the knife, he became irate and started fighting them, the sergeant said.
“He began to flail and fight with the officers,” Edwards said. “Birtz was trying to punch and swing at the officers” and after a scuffle “they finally got him to the ground.”
Ex-boyfriend carjacks Bangor woman’s car, police say
Good work, officers!
“I opened it up and there’s a 100 dollar bill. I broke down in my car what else could I do?,” Carlo told CBS DFW.
Video: The $100 traffic ticket
Lincoln County News
Waldoboro Police Officer Jeremy Joslyn was commended Feb. 26 for his efforts to save the life of a man during the Feb. 9 blizzard.
"On this date a citizen walked into the woods on Winslow Mills Rd. during blizzard like conditions," Labombarde read. "He had not been seen or heard from since. Upon being thoroughly briefed, you arrived on scene, entered the woods on snow shoes, and followed his tracks through the woods for over two (2) hours in a tireless attempt to rescue the citizen from the elements"
Officer Joslyn had to be ordered off the search! He would have stayed out there all night had he not been told to stop.
Officer Joslyn is a true public servant! Hats off to the man!
Arrrggg! I agree with a Bill Nemitz column! The end must be near!
Bill Nemitz: Suspect owes her life to Saco officers' restraint
Even I, in this case, would have a hard time critizing the use of deadly force, and the officers took mortal risks in this situtation.
What I find hopeful is the mentality that even dangerous confrontation does not have to be met by a hail of bullets. Aside from the particular circumstances of any confrontation, that is what I hope will be changing.
Great story and he made an important distinction: legally justified vs absolutely necessary.
Of course, he couldn't help but take a jab at Zimmerman. Stripes unchanged.
Nick Ague, a police officer in Pennsylvania, went above and beyond the call of duty while responding to a car accident report.
... So he lifted the 75-pound dog and carried her 100 yards to safety. A photo on the police department's Facebook page earned him kudos from fellow dog lovers.
Cop hailed as hero for rescuing hurt dog after car crash
Rockland police disarm man downtown with gun who sought suicide by cop
Great job - smart, quick-thinking and aware.
Here's a thought. When I looked over the story quickly, I thought one of the police officers was a woman - and the thought popped into my head - " a woman cop didn't just start blasting away? That doesn't make sense." Then I looked again and saw all the officers are male, and my instinctive response was: "Well, now THAT makes more sense."
Then I caught myself - why would I believe that a woman cop was incapable of subduing a suspect without shooting him?
Close to dead 86 year old found lost in the Maine woods.
Cops did a GREAT job de-escalating this:
Pastor tries to prevent police from arresting violent abuser.
The video is a hoot. Long, but worth watching the whole thing.
Over the last few years, we've seen Maine police showing very good restraint, and peacefully resolving situations that might have resulted in a fatal outcome.
Police put an end to a two-hour standoff with a suspected gun-wielding man in the parking lot of a Brewer motel Thursday night by using non-lethal impact ammunition to disarm the man and place him in custody, police said Friday morning. Authorities learned upon his arrest that the rifle-like gun the man was waving at himself was a replica of an AK-47, not a real firearm.
Man in custody after waving replica of assault rifle in Brewer
This is a puckerer.
Did the guy have a second grade diploma?