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Wounded Arlington officer leaves hospital
Fort Worth Star-Telegram via Officer.com
The Arlington detective shot while trying to make an arrest in the capital murder of a 6-year-old Saginaw girl has been released from the hospital, police have confirmed. Officer Charles Lodatto was shot by 17-year-old Tyler Lane Holder. As a result of the incident, Holder now faces an attempted capital murder charge, in addition to the original charge.
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Gregg county sheriff elected president of the Sheriff's Association of Texas
KETK-TV
Gregg county Sheriff Maxey Cerliano was elected president of the Sheriff's Association of Texas at their 135th Annual Training Conference held in Corpus Christi, July 20-23. Cerliano has been the sheriff of Gregg county since 2001. The Sheriff's Association of Texas is one of the oldest law enforcement associations in the nation. The sheriffs of Texas met for the first time in 1874.
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Harrison county: Sheriff utilizing new technology to catch identity thieves
KLTV-TV
To help resolve criminal cases involving identity theft, retail theft, credit card fraud and various other crimes, the Harrison County Sheriff's Office has started using IDThisPerson.com as a tool to aid their efforts.
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Lubbock police save a teen from suicide
KCBD-TV via WCSH-TV
Lubbock police were dealing at a tense situation: A young officer came upon a 17-year-old straddling the edge of the 42nd St. overpass on I-27, threatening to jump. Sgt. Jason Lewis says that's when Officer Mario Sandoval's training came into play. The officer knew one wrong move could have deadly consequences.
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Funeral held for state Trooper Stephen Matthew Culling
The Police News
Texas State Trooper Stephen Matthew Culling, 43, of Dickinson sadly passed away July 25. Culling is survived by his parents, his sister, his loving wife, as well as his daughter and three sons. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the scholarship fund for his children.
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Sheriff: Attorney caught trying to bring gun into Cleburne courthouse
KHOU-TV
A well-known Cleburne attorney and chairman for the Johnson County Democratic Party was taken into custody after trying to bring a handgun into a courthouse. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office said Bill Conover, 53, also appeared to be drunk.
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Latest advances in cellphone forensic tools
By Archita Datta Majumdar
We don't talk about popularity and increasing use of cellphones anymore. They are now an integral part of our lives, much as basic electricity is. Needless to say, every new technology and development has its pros and cons. While cellphones have transformed the way we communicate today, they are yet another tool used by perpetrators to commit crimes. It has, therefore, become imperative for law enforcement and investigation agencies to find new and advanced ways to recover pertinent evidence from mobile devices. To accomplish this task, investigative teams need specific cellphone forensic tools.
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150 arrests made, 105 children rescued in nationwide prostitution sweep
New York Daily News
In raids across the country, 105 youngsters were rescued from prostitution by officers, who also arrested 150 alleged pimps, the FBI has announced. Mostly all girls, the minors ranged in age from 13 to 17. One girl told authorities she had starting turning tricks at 11.
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In California, police roll out license plate reader-equipped squad car
San Jose Mercury News
If you're driving through Palo Alto, Calif., don't forget to smile. The first police car to be fitted with an automatic license plate reader will be hitting the road soon, said Lt. Zach Perron. The technology has been hailed by law enforcement agencies as a powerful tool to fight crime, but civil rights advocates have expressed serious concerns about how the data is ultimately used.
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New York killer of 2 undercover detectives sent back to death row
The New York Times
Ronell Wilson, 31, whose first death sentence for killing two undercover police detectives was overturned, has been sentenced again to die by a federal jury. The anonymous 12-member jury took just five hours to reach its decision to return Wilson to federal death row, where no other New Yorker has served time in six decades.
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Gregg county sheriff elected president of the Sheriff's Association of Texas
KETK-TV
Gregg county Sheriff Maxey Cerliano was elected president of the Sheriff's Association of Texas at their 135th Annual Training Conference held in Corpus Christi, July 20-23. Cerliano has been the sheriff of Gregg county since 2001.

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House: Extra funding for police hiring dropped as part of spending cuts
The Associated Press via Star Tribune
The Community Oriented Policing Services program has been eliminated by the Appropriations Committee. The COPS initiative was to receive $440 million under President Barack Obama's budget. House Democrats stated that this spending cut will result in 1,400 fewer officers.

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Kaufman sheriff: Prosecutors will seek death penalty
The Kaufman Herald
Prosecutors will go before a Kaufman county district court on July 26 and formally announce they will be seeking the death penalty for Eric and Kim Williams, accused of three murders earlier this year.

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Massachusetts police 1st to get overdose-reversing nasal spray
PoliceOne
The Quincy, Mass., police have become the first department in the country to require their officers to carry an opiate overdose-preventing nasal spray with them on duty. Veteran narcotics detective Patrick Glynn oversees the program in Quincy. "We changed our philosophy," Glynn said. "It's just a simple change where we decided that we cannot arrest our way out of this epidemic."
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Icor T5: The newest sheriff's deputy in California
The Stockton Record
The Icor Technology T5 robot was purchased for $169,000 with money from a 2008 grant, said Deputy Les Garcia, a spokesman for the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office. The robot's size, wireless ability and other technological advancements will allow authorities to deploy the robot on planes, trains, buses and other small compartments, reducing the number of instances where bomb squad members have to physically approach a suspicious device.
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Germany: Law enforcement experimenting with 3-D printed guns
Popular Science
German federal police forces are getting into the 3-D printing business. Responding to a question posed by the Left Party in parliament, two German federal police agencies purchased a 3-D printer to see how easy it would be to make weapons that could successfully bypass airport security checks. They also want to see if the technology has any potential police use.
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2 key considerations for buying a gun safe
PoliceOne
We're all a bit paranoid when it comes to our personal security. We take steps to hide our occupational identity when were off duty and/or traveling to and from work. But what about the security of our expensive — and in some cases, dangerous — duty equipment?
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