Monthly Archives: December 2008

Protected: PSTA News Update #21, December 30, 2009

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South Dakota Judge upholds H.R. 218, “The Law Enforcement Officer’s Safety Act”

Weapons charges dropped against four Iron Pigs

By Heidi Bell Gease, Journal staff | Monday, November 17, 2008

A judge has ordered that concealed weapons charges be dismissed against four off-duty Washington police officers who were charged in connection with a shooting during the Sturgis rally. Continue reading

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State Police to assist at inauguration

Pennsylvania police to patrol Washington during inauguration

Contingent: Philly, state and SEPTA to bolster D.C. force.

By Josh Drobnyk | Call Washington Bureau

December 17, 2008

WASHINGTON | – The command, ‘Stop! Police!’ could come from a Pennsylvania state trooper during this city’s inauguration day celebrations. Or from a California officer, for that matter. Continue reading

Federal regulations require anyone working along a highway to wear a high-visibility vest

State Police Get New High-Visibility Vests Providing Added Security When Working On Busy Roadways 

HARRISBURG: December 2008 – Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski said troopers and motor carrier enforcement officers who work on busy roadways have an added measure of protection now that they have new, high-visibility safety vests for directing traffic and carrying out other duties.   Continue reading

Trooper involved shooting on I-95

Pa. State Trooper Dragged Along I-95

ESSINGTON, Pa. (CBS 3) ― A routine traffic stop ended with a Pennsylvania State Trooper being dragged and opening fire on two suspects Monday afternoon. Continue reading

Woodburn, Oregon Police Officer killed when bomb detonates in bank

Bomb explosion at bank in Woodburn kills officer

Blast occurs during investigation of device inside West Coast Bank

Staff, news services /

December 13, 2008

WOODBURN — A Woodburn police officer was killed when a bomb detonated Friday at a bank in Woodburn, state police said. Continue reading

“…his sons, ages 12 and 15, came home from school and found their father lying on the deck in the snow…”

Slaying stuns quiet Warren County town

By Robin Acton
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

State police described the shooting death of a Warren County father as one of the most callous, heart-rending crimes they’ve seen in years. Continue reading

Allentown Police Department Contract Arbitration Award

New pact cuts police pension benefits

Arbitration: Panel resolves Allentown’s long-term dispute.

By Jarrett Renshaw | Of The Morning Call

November 22, 2008

An arbitration panel settled a long-running dispute between Allentown and its Police Department on Friday with a contract that reduces pension benefits by capping overtime calculations and eliminating an early retirement provision. Continue reading

“…140 to 160 officers nationwide will die in the line of duty this year, double the number will kill themselves.”

Suicide not rare in police work

Nationwide, twice as many officers kill themselves than die in the line of duty

By Greg Bock,

POSTED: December 7, 2008 /

As with any job, the days of a police officer are often filled with mundane duties and routine tasks. But unlike most jobs, that can change in an instant for the men and women in uniform who protect the area’s streets and highways. Continue reading