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    Dad, 6-year-old daughter buy coffee for officers manning police funeral roadblock

    TACOMA, Wash. – Mario Woodworth brought his family to pay their respects for fallen Tacoma, Washington, police officer Jake Gutierrez. With temperatures in the 30s Friday,  Mario and his 6-year-old daughter, Izabel, decided to buy coffee for officers manning a roadblock for the funeral procession as a simple way to say thank you, according to KCPQ-TV. Speaking of police officers in general, Mario said, “There’s a good chance that they might not come home, they might not have Christmas or Thanksgiving […]

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    Fallen officers: 63 shot dead in the line of duty in 2016

    At least 63 law enforcement officers have been shot and killed this year — well ahead of last year’s 12-month total, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The most recent shooting happened in Americus, Georgia. An officer in that city, Nicholas Ryan Smarr, was shot killed, and another officer was wounded, as they checked a report of a domestic dispute at an apartment complex near Georgia Southwestern State University, police said. The 2016 shootings have spanned the […]

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    Veteran can’t work without his service dog — so Lowe’s hired them both

    ABILENE, Texas — Getting a job these days is tough enough. Getting a job for you and your service animal? It’s as hard as it sounds. But Clay Luthy did it. Luthy, a disabled Air Force vet, had been struggling to find work since he needed his service animal, a dog named Charlotte, to be with him. But he got hired for a part-time job at a Lowe’s in Abilene, Texas. Hiring Luthy meant Lowe’s was also hiring Charlotte. “We […]

  • Iraq combat veteran Jonathan Hancock faced long spells alone on his 5,800-mile walk from Maryland to California. Hancock fought with the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment -- nicknamed The Magnificent Bastards -- in the first Battle of Ramadi in 2004. Hancock's marathon trek to honor their continuing struggle now is being turned into a documentary called "Bastard's Road.

    An Iraq war veteran walks 5,800 miles to spread a powerful message

    His road has been long and, at times, lonely. He had to take it. He was a combat veteran who had simply seen too much — too many brother Marines dead on the battlefield in Iraq. When he came home he faced fresh battles: alcohol, arrests and a suicide attempt. He chose a date that resonated — and on September 11, 2015, Hancock set out to prove that hurt would no longer define him. “It was the toughest thing I’ve […]

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    An Iraq war veteran walks 5,800 miles to spread a powerful message

    His road has been long and, at times, lonely. He had to take it. He was a combat veteran who had simply seen too much — too many brother Marines dead on the battlefield in Iraq. When he came home he faced fresh battles: alcohol, arrests and a suicide attempt. He chose a date that resonated — and on September 11, 2015, Hancock set out to prove that hurt would no longer define him. “It was the toughest thing I’ve […]

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    Dakota Access Pipeline to be rerouted

    NEAR CANNON BALL, North Dakota — Celebrations, tears of joy, chanting and drumming rang out among thousands of protesters at the Standing Rock site after the Army Corp of Engineers announced it will look for an alternate route for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. But tribal leaders worry the decision to change the pipeline’s direction may not be permanent as backers of the pipeline vowed to push the project ahead without any rerouting. […]

  • Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their supporters opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) confront bulldozers working on the new oil pipeline in an effort to make them stop, September 3, 2016, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.  (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Army Corp of Engineers: Dakota Pipeline to be re-routed

    The Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army’s assistant secretary for civil works announced Sunday. Jo-Ellen Darcy said she based her decision on a need to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing. This comes three weeks after a November 14 announcement from her office that delayed the decision after protests from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their supporters. “Although we have […]

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    Dine at over 75 restaurants Thursday to help an injured Hazelwood police officer

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-  You can eat out Thursday and help raise money for a Hazelwood police officer who suffered paralysis after a crash in the line of duty. Officer Craig Tudor is currently being treated at Craig Hospital in Colorado. The hospital is known for helping patients with spinal cord injuries like Officer Tudor suffered. Ballwin Police Officer Mike Flamion who was paralyzed after he was shot earlier this year also received treatment at the same hospital. Back in August, Tudor […]

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    Washington state deputy buys grieving veteran groceries after traffic stop

    SEQUIM, Wash. – A sheriff’s deputy in Washington state did everything in his power Sunday to make a grieving veteran’s day a little better. Clallam County Deputy Don Kitchen responded to a call reporting an erratic driver Sunday evening, and found an 83-year-old retired United States Army colonel behind the wheel, according to KCPQ. Kitchen learned the man had gone to the store for some groceries, but had become lost and disoriented. Kitchen also found out the man’s wife had […]

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    Police officers ‘keenly aware’ they are targets for violence

    CHICAGO (AP) _ The shootings of police officers in Texas and Missouri on Sunday were the latest in what law enforcement officials say is an alarming spike in ambush-style attacks. One-third of police officers shot to death on the job this year were purposely targeted by their assailant, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The San Antonio detective was writing a traffic ticket in his squad car Sunday morning outside police headquarters when he was shot to […]

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    Fallen officers: 58 shot dead in the line of duty in 2016

    Fifty-eight law enforcement officers have been shot and killed this year — well ahead of last year’s 12-month total, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The most recent shooting happened in San Antonio, Texas. Detective Benjamin Marconi, 50, was fatally shot in his patrol car outside police headquarters. The shooting occurred after Marconi had pulled over a driver and returned to his patrol car to write a ticket. A man pulled up behind him, walked to the […]

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    San Antonio police continue search for man who killed officer

    Investigators in San Antonio, Texas, are continuing their search for a gunman who they say killed an officer during a traffic stop over the weekend. San Antonio Police Detective Benjamin Marconi was shot Sunday in his patrol car outside police headquarters, Chief William McManus said at a news conference. Marconi, who was 50 years old, spent nearly half his life on the force. “[When] most families will be celebrating the holidays SAPD will be burying one of its own because […]