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Local officers to pay tribute to fallen Harris County
sheriff's deputy

KWTX-TV
Law enforcement officers throughout Central Texas plan to pay tribute Friday to fallen Harris County sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth, 47, who died in an execution-style shooting last Friday as he pumped gas into his patrol vehicle.

Gov. Greg Abbott ordered flags lowered to half-staff Friday and called on the state's law enforcement officers to turn on the red and blue flashing lights of their patrol vehicles for one minute at 11 a.m. Friday, which is same time that Goforth's funeral is scheduled to begin at the Second Baptist Church in Houston.
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Stroke claims life of Brown County sheriff
Brownwood Bulletin
Brown County Sheriff Bobby Grubbs died Thursday afternoon in a Hendrick Medical Center hospice bed in Abilene, a day after he was disconnected from life support and two days after suffering a massive stroke at his home in Early. Hendrick spokeswoman Lynne Bruton confirmed that Grubbs, 70, had died in Hendrick Hospice Care.
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2 arrested for murder of Abilene police officer
KTXS-TV
Violet Walter, 30, and Phillip Walter, 29, were taken into custody Thursday in connection with the murder of officer Don Russell Allen, according to Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge. The Walters, who are husband and wife, were charged with first-degree felony murder and punishment ranges from 5-99 years to life in prison. Standridge said that charges could be added, pending further investigation. Bond has been set at $500,000 each.
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Law enforcement ramps up DWI patrols for Labor Day weekend
San Antonio Express-News
In anticipation of a three-day weekend filled with parties and travel, local law enforcement agencies are preparing to buckle down on intoxicated drivers. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office and the San Antonio Police Department plan to dispatch more officers and deputies to patrol city and county roads Friday through Monday.
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New state law creates funding for police body cameras
KYTX-TV
Hundreds of new laws took effect in Texas on Sept. 1. One in particular could help keep you and those protecting you safe. The law sets aside $10 million in grants that can help law enforcement agencies buy body cameras. Departments that receive the money will have to create policies for the cameras that follow state guidelines and officers will undergo training.
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Governor reappoints former Lubbock County sheriff to the Board of
Pardons and Paroles

KLBK-TV
Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Ed Robertson of Pflugerville and has reappointed David Gutierrez of Belton to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles for terms set to expire Feb. 1, 2021. The governor additionally designated Gutierrez as presiding officer. Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Ed Robertson of Pflugerville and has reappointed David Gutierrez of Belton to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles for terms set to expire Feb. 1, 2021. The governor additionally designated Gutierrez as presiding officer. Gutierrez has 35 years of experience in criminal justice and law enforcement, including 11 years as sheriff of Lubbock County.

The Board makes parole decisions for Texas prison inmates, determines conditions for parole and mandatory supervision, and makes recommendations on clemency matters to the governor.

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Citizen opinion poll offers feedback to Central Texas police force
KXXV-TV
Baylor University has released the data from a public opinion poll of the Waco Police Department and its services. The university's Center for Community Research and Development conducted the poll. Waco police say they wanted to know how they could provide better service to the community.
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6 considerations for officers stuck in a hostile workplace
PoliceOne.com
Low morale is a significant issue for law enforcement, and behaviors easily categorized as bullying — especially from administrators and line supervisors, but in some cases peer-to-peer — are a primary cause. We need to go deeper into this issue — to not just address the existence of bullying, but to offer real suggestions to combat it at the source. Here are six things to consider when you confront this problem in your department.
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Bludgeon defense: Defensive tactics (video)
Officer.com
Defensive tactics instructor Richard Nance discusses ways to defend yourself from an attack with an impact or "bludgeon" weapon, and doing so without getting a broken arm — or cranium.
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