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Richmond officer saves woman from approaching train
KWTX-TV
Richmond Police Officer Ramon Morales has been praised as a hero for dragging a woman off some railroad tracks moments before a train roared by. Morales was on patrol when someone flagged him down saying a woman was sitting on nearby train tracks. A video shows the railroad crossing arms lowering as Morales runs to the tracks, grabs the woman and drags her to safety.
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Sheriff: Arrest made in Atascosa County slaying
KSAT-TV
The June 18 slaying of a 29-year-old Pleasanton mother has led to one arrest and a $2,000 reward for the alleged shooter, according to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward. He said the victim, Lindsey Wadkins, had been shot several times and left alongside a rural road. Soward said 24-year-old Naomi Delgado, of Jourdanton, is in custody for her alleged role in Wadkins' death.
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Chase Stapp named San Marcos police chief
Austin American-Statesman
Chase Stapp, the San Marcos assistant police chief and a 25-year law enforcement veteran, has been appointed as chief of police to succeed retiring Chief Howard Williams, City Manager Jared Miller announced. The San Marcos City Council will consider confirmation of the appointment at its July 1 meeting. Chief Williams will retire Aug. 1.
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Supreme Court: Police need warrant to search cellphones
Texas Public Radio
The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that police may not search the cellphones of criminal suspects upon arrest without a warrant — a sweeping endorsement for privacy rights. By a 9-0 vote, the justices said smartphones and other electronic devices were not in the same category as wallets, briefcases and vehicles — all currently subject to limited initial examination by law enforcement. The decision is seen as a sweeping win for privacy advocates.
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Texas game wardens enhance BWI enforcement efforts
Cleveland Advocate
Law enforcement officers across the U.S. are gearing up for Operation Dry Water — the nation's boating while intoxicated awareness and enforcement campaign. The nationwide event will take place through June 29.
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Law enforcement deaths: Analyzing the past decade
Mark Bond
In the past decade, 1,553 law enforcement officers died in reported duty deaths. This is an average of one duty death every 58 hours, or 150 duty deaths per year. In order to analyze and examine these law enforcement duty deaths, data was culled from six different sources. The different ways each reporting organization categorizes these deaths made it challenging to compare and contrast. But one statistical category that is absent from reporting agencies is law enforcement suicides.
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Texas law enforcement volunteer in Brooks County overrun with migrants, death
Breitbart
Volunteer police officers and deputies from across South Texas have responded to the need for help in Brooks County, Texas. The deaths of many illegal immigrants have created a huge financial burden on the budget of a county that is a choke point for the trafficking of illegal immigrants, narcotraffickers and foreign gang members. The off-duty law enforcement officers are donating their personal time and even money to make sure "everyone goes home" at the end of their shifts.
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For law enforcement officers, training is critical to begin or advance one's career. However, many police departments, sheriff's departments and state and federal agencies continue to cut their training programs in an effort to tighten their budgets. As a result, many officers need to start taking advantage of free programs to get the training they need.

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Texas to fund DPS surge amid increasing immigrants across Rio Grande
The Monitor
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus directed the Department of Public Safety to begin a law enforcement surge along the Texas-Mexico border, according to a news release from their offices. The program will cost about $1.3 million per week and will last until the end of the year.

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Webb County Jail receives perfect score from Texas Commission on
Jail Standards

KGNS-TV
For the sixth time in a row, the Webb County jail, under the leadership of Sheriff Martin Cuellar, has passed inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. The meticulous inspection covered an array of areas ranging from health and safety, building maintenance, inmate intake and release procedures to jail guard/inmate ratio and documentation.

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War gear flows to police departments
The New York Times
Inside the municipal garage of this small lakefront city, parked next to the hefty orange snowplow, sits an even larger truck, this one painted in desert khaki. Weighing 30 tons and built to withstand land mines, the armored combat vehicle is one of hundreds showing up across the country, in police departments big and small.
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