MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minneapolis police arrested someone Saturday in the early-morning wounding of an officer who investigators believe was shot because he was a member of the police force.
John Elder, a police spokesman, said he only knew that someone had been arrested in the early Saturday attack, but that further details would be released at an afternoon media briefing.
According to police, the officer and his partner had just handled a burglary call and were standing by their squad car at around 5 a.m. when someone shot the officer. His partner drove him to a hospital, where Elder said he's listed in "satisfactory but stable condition." He didn't describe the officers injuries in further detail.
editors note - how lucky are we that a self described ordinary man like this stepped up to answer the call of duty without fanfare - thank god for the military personnel and civilian public safety members that keep us all safe - rest in peace brave patriot.
SEATTLE — Edward J. Saylor, one of the last surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders, a band of World War II airmen who bombed Japan in early 1942, stunning the Japanese, died Jan. 28 at his home near Seattle. He was 94.
His death was announced by the Doolittle Raiders, a group organized to honor the airmen. Only three of the original 80 men in the squadron remain alive, the group said. The team’s leader, James H. Doolittle, awarded the Medal of Honor after the raid, died in 1993.
Congratulations to Commissioner Commendation Recipients Sergeant Detective Felipe Colon, Detective John McCarthy & Officer Richard Slamin - On November 18, 2014, members of the District A-7 Neighborhood Drug Control Unit were in the Eagle Hill area of East Boston when officers observed what appeared to be a transaction between two individuals involving illegal narcotics.
After witnessing the transaction, officers approached both of the suspects involved.
(editors note: Sidewalk sam created the "Simon" logo for the Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society.)
Bob Guillemin, also known as “Sidewalk Sam,” created chalk and paint artwork in the streets. Leaning down from his wheelchair, Bob Guillemin dipped a brush into a yogurt cup filled with purple paint late one October afternoon in 1995 and highlighted the chalked words “For the Homeless” to complete a painting spanning a Government Center sidewalk.
The Facebook post included several photos of a smiling Baltimore County police officer, some of him in a suit, another sporting outdoor gear. None showed him in uniform or flashing a badge..
The officer works undercover, and the Facebook poster warned that he investigates gun-related cases. The Facebook user's friend had been arrested in June by the officer in an illegal arms sting. The officer is "known to pose as a gun dealer in order to entrap and arrest people," the post read.
"Please share this."
Orchestrating the Safe & Successful Return of a 4 Year-old Girl to her Mother Merits Commissioner Commendations for Sgt. Detective Charles Daly & Detective Joseph Trodella - On Saturday, August 8, 2014, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a call for a missing child. On arrival, officers spoke to the child’s mother who stated that she had fallen asleep and, when she awoke, she discovered that her 4 year-old daughter was gone.
Two off-duty Boston police officers subdued an unruly passenger who tried to open an exit door aboard a flight from Boston to Los Angeles, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing, officials said.
A 26-year-old California man had a “psychopathic episode” Monday morning on Virgin America Flight 363, which prompted officials to divert the plane to Eppley Airfield in Omaha, according to a report filed by Omaha police.
Congratulations to recently promoted detectives Anthony Francis and Timothy Evans who both received their detective shields January 16, 2014, from Commissioner William Evans. We wish Anthony and Timmy the best of luck in their new positions.