Texas Sheriffs Today
Nov. 29, 2013

Harris County Sheriff: Triple homicide suspect captured
The Associated Press via PoliceOne
Johnathan Sanchez, 25, has been apprehended, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Sanchez, as a result of a Nov. 20 shooting, has been charged with capital murder. No motive has been provided for the triple homicide.More

3 rescued by daring sheriff's deputy at Lake Conroe Dam
The Courier of Montgomery County
A man and two women riding in a pontoon boat on Lake Conroe had to be rescued by emergency personnel after an engine malfunction left them stranded during severe weather near Lake Conroe Dam. A Montgomery County sheriff's deputy patrolling in his vehicle on Texas 105 spotted the endangered watercraft slamming up against the dam. More

Dallas police officer killed by JFK assassin honored posthumously
The Associated Press via PoliceOne
Dallas police Officer J.D. Tippit was on patrol in the neighborhood of Oak Cliff on Nov. 22, 1963. Tippit had heard about the shooting of President John F. Kennedy, and was on the lookout for anything suspicious when he came upon a man matching the description of the alleged shooter.More

Boy allegedly bragged on Instagram of vandalizing deputy's memorial
Los Angeles Times
A 13-year-old California boy allegedly stole a bronze dove from a statue memorializing a San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy killed during a massive manhunt. He was caught, however, after bragging on Instagram, authorities said. More

FBI's Internet crime pilot project considered a success so far
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
An FBI pilot project rolled out to address the growing threat of Internet crime is seeing success. The project is a new way to share analyzed and detailed intelligence among all levels of law enforcement. Precise intelligence is collected from the Internet Crime Complaint Center — or IC3 — which receives Internet-related complaints from the public. More

Report shows violence between intimate partners on the decline
United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
This report examines nonfatal intimate partner violence, including rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault committed by the victim's current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend.More

IACP: Using video to communicate with the public
Dionne Wough says: I'd like to start off this blog by personally thanking the Tampa Police Department for permanently making me think of them every time I hear Carly Rae Jepson's catchy "Call Me Maybe" song. But that was exactly the whole point of their creative use of video to reach their audience. More

Argyle police earn honor
Denton Record Chronicle
The Argyle Police Department recently became the fourth agency in Denton County to receive “recognized” status from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Best Practices Recognition Program.More

Dallas County sheriff defends decision to provide Ramadan meals
The Blaze
Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez has stepped into some controversy after providing special meals for Muslim inmates during Ramadan, the annual Islamic month of fasting.More

Texas officer shot twice, still catches suspects
In the middle of an early morning traffic stop in Stafford, Texas, Officer Ann Marie Carrizales was shot twice — once in the chest and once in the face — by a gunman in a car with two other suspects.More

Personalized gun technology revives legal debate in New Jersey
The Wall Street Journal
A law that injects technology into the gun debate has lain dormant for more than 10 years. Now it may be about to wake up. In 2002, New Jersey passed a law saying that once technology is available to prevent a gun from being used by an unauthorized person, only that type of handgun may be sold in the state.More

Charges dropped in Florida cyberbullying case, sheriff isn't backing down
The New York Times
In both word and deed, Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County, Fla., has long approached crime fighting as a moral quest — a clear-cut fight between good and evil, with no-nonsense punishments for offenders. Judd's latest effort, however, to root out wrongdoers — this time, child cyberbullies — came unraveled. More

Virginia police division launches Pinterest account
In Virginia, the Henrico County Police Division has now added Pinterest to their use of social media tools. "Connecting with citizens through a variety of social media is important as many people are expanding their personal and professional use of social media," said Henrico County police Chief Douglas A. Middleton. More