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  • Fla. troopers to soon begin carrying overdose-reversing drug

    By Ryan Callihan The Bradenton Herald

    BRADENTON, Fla. — State troopers are joining the fight against the nation’s opioid epidemic.

    Florida Highway Patrol announced Wednesday that troopers will begin carrying Naloxone, which is more commonly known as Narcan, its brand name. The drug can reverse the effects of an overdose in seconds.

    Troopers in Broward, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River counties will be the first ones issued with the Narcan. FHP

  • Troopers step in to babysit to help mother in childcare bind

    By PoliceOne Staff

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two North Carolina troopers went above and beyond to help a mother who was in a childcare bind.

    KTVU reports that last month, Starbucks shift supervisor Harper Spell received a call from one of her employees, Shantaphae Blakes, who was in tears because she couldn’t find anyone to look after her child while she worked. Spell told her she could bring her daughter, Dilynn, into work and they would figure out a solution to the

  • Officials: Deputy fatally shoots teen who attacked him in Ohio courthouse

    Beth Burger and Jim Woods and John Futty The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Chaos unfolded Wednesday afternoon in a hallway outside a Franklin County courtroom, when a scuffle involving a teenage defendant, his family members and a deputy ended in fatal gunfire.

    The Franklin County sheriff's office deputy, who was knocked to the ground, fired a single shot, killing 16-year-old Joseph Edward Haynes of the Hilltop.

    Haynes was in court on two

  • Man arrested in shooting of off-duty Fla. officer

    By Carli Teproff and Charles Rabin Miami Herald

    MIAMI — Miami-Dade police announced late Wednesday they arrested a man in the armed robbery and shooting of an off-duty Doral police officer in the driveway of his Palmetto Bay home.

    Kionne Bell, 22, was being held in jail with no bond on charges including attempted second-degree murder, armed robbery, aggravated battery on person 65 years or older and armed burglary.

    Late Tuesday night, veteran police officer Lt.

  • US marshal fatally shot, 2 officers wounded while serving warrant in Pa.

    By Mark Scolforo Associated Press

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — A member of the U.S. Marshals Service was shot and killed early Thursday while serving a warrant, the mayor of Harrisburg said.

    Two other officers were also shot, including a Harrisburg police officer who "bravely returned fire and critically injured the gunman," Mayor Eric Papenfuse said.

    York City Police said one of its officers was shot and was taken to a hospital for treatment of


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