Category Archives: Police News

Save the Date! Peace Officers’ Angels Foundation Holding Fundraiser on July 31

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PTSD Awareness Month: Providing Aid to Police Officers

Photo: Dr. Jarrod Sadulski

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. During this event, it is vital to recognize what PTSD is, how to recognize it in ourselves, and how to mitigate it.

For police officers, it is especially important to recognize PTSD and treat it. Police officers are regularly exposed to traumatic events that can result in PTSD, and it can affect their on-the-job performance if officers are not aware of PTSD’s warning signs. For instance, PTSD that is not properly managed can lead to serious mental health problems, suicide, substance abuse, or aggression.

Read more from American Military University EDGE…

Police Make Bogus Tag Bust Tied to Social Media Ads


Law enforcement officials in Central Texas hope the arrest of a man accused of selling a fake Texas temporary license plate could lead to more information about who is behind a series of Facebook ads advertising bogus tags for sale.

The arrest comes as welcome news for a Fort Worth car dealer, whose company name has been used on fictitious tags that the dealership did not issue.

As NBC 5 Investigates has reported, numerous ads seen on Facebook Marketplace in recent months have offered fraudulent tags containing the name of a Fort Worth car dealer, Powerplay Motors. But the license numbers that appear on those tags were not issued by Powerplay.

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Thanks to Texas Police News for the information.

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 24–30, 2022

Since 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) has challenged the Nation to confront and remove barriers to achieving justice for all victims of crime. During NCVRW, we celebrate the accomplishments of the victims’ rights movement and reflect on how far we have come.

Save the date for NCVRW 2022, which will be observed April 24–30. The 2022 NCVRW theme is Rights, access, equity, for all victims. The theme underscores the importance of helping crime survivors find their justice by:

  • enforcing victims’ rights
  • expanding access to services
  • ensuring equity and inclusion for all

The theme also highlights the need for victims of violent crime to have the necessary resources to allow them to heal and receive the fundamental justice they deserve. The events also recognize crime victims, survivors, and their family members in our community.

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It’s National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week!

Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community are honored. This week-long event, initially set up in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in California and dubbed National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. It is a week that should be set aside so everyone can be made aware of their hard work and dedication.

Ft. Worth Mayor Parker delivers a message regarding trial of former Ft. Worth officer

Atatiana Jefferson (L) and Former Ft. Worth Officer Aaron Dean (R)

The presiding judge has not yet set a date for the criminal trial of a former Fort Worth police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson in October 2019.

Mayor Mattie Parker on Friday shared a message with the Fort Worth community regarding the pending trial timeline:

“I hear, and share in, our community’s growing concern regarding the criminal trial of former City of Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean.

“Until this criminal trial is resolved, Fort Worth cannot reconcile or move forward as a more unified community, and more importantly, Atatiana Jefferson’s family and friends cannot begin to find healing.

“The full responsibility and sole authority to set the trial date lies with Judge Hagerman, and the city has no control over when the trial moves forward. I realize that Tarrant County courts are balancing a full docket with hundreds of cases that are lagging behind schedule due to the effects of the pandemic.

“Despite these obstacles, it is imperative that a trial date be set as soon as possible.

“As mayor, I am committed to ensuring the City of Fort Worth honors Atatiana Jefferson’s legacy and the family she left behind. I will be reaching out to her family to listen and better understand the best ways to accomplish that goal.”

LEO deaths top 110 in the beginning of 2021

We are 120 days into this year and have lost 117 law enforcement officers in the line of duty. There were also five Police K-9’s killed.

Many in America don’t know their names. Here they are:

  • Sergeant Gordon William Best
  • Sergeant Daniel Marcus Mobley
  • Lieutenant Jeff Bain
  • Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Howell
  • Sergeant Randall Sims
  • Deputy Sheriff Jonathan David Price
  • Police Officer Jay Hughes
  • Officer Brian David Sicknick
  • Sergeant David G. Crumpler
  • Lieutenant William Lyle Gardner
  • Conservation Officer Steven Reighard
  • Police Officer Arturo Villegas
  • Master Corporal Brian Roy LaVigne
  • Agent Luis A. Marrero-Díaz
  • Agent Luis X. Salamán-Conde
  • Agent Eliezer Hernández-Cartagena
  • Police Officer Melton “Fox” Gore
  • Sergeant Frederick H. “Butch” Cameron
  • Detective Sergeant Stephen R. Desfosses
  • Chief of Police Tony M. Jordan
  • Corporal Christine Peters
  • Constable Sherry Kay Langford
  • Lieutenant Treva Preston
  • Corrections Officer IV Alfred Jimenez
  • Police Officer Jerry Steven Hemphill
  • Sergeant Edward John Marcurella, Jr.
  • Lieutenant John Reynolds
  • Corrections Officer Joseph A. Martini
  • Deputy Sheriff Adam Gibson
  • Police Officer Brandon M. Stalker
  • Warrants Officer Toby Keiser
  • Deputy Sheriff Jacinto R. Navarro, Jr.
  • Officer Byron Don Shields
  • Lieutenant Frank Arnold
  • Special Agent Wayne Douglas Snyder
  • Captain Michael D’Angelo Garigan
  • Lieutenant Juan Rafael Rivera-Padua
  • Auxiliary Sergeant Louis M. Livatino
  • Director of Field Operations Beverly Good
  • Sergeant Tommy W. Cudd
  • Sergeant Jeffery Robert Smith
  • Special Agent Robert Allan Mayer, Jr.
  • Sergeant William Brautigam
  • Correctional Officer Juan Llanes
  • Sergeant Grace A. Bellamy
  • Lieutenant Michael Boutte
  • Special Agent Laura Ann Schwartzenberger
  • Special Agent Daniel Alfin
  • Detention Officer Robert Perez
  • Agent Juan Rosado-López
  • Patrolman Darian Jarrott
  • Detective Pedro Junior “Pete” Mejia
  • Officer Cesar Dangaran Sibonga
  • Deputy Sheriff Ross Dixon
  • Corrections Officer IV Vicky James
  • Investigator Eddie B. Hutchison, III
  • Chief of Police Timothy John Sheehan
  • Deputy Sheriff Donald Raymond Gilreath, III
  • Police Officer Mitchell Penton
  • Officer Genaro Guerrero
  • Corrections Officer IV Tawiwo Obele
  • Major Estaban “Stevie” Ramirez, III
  • Deputy Constable Manuel Phillipe De La Rosa
  • Sergeant Richard Paul Brown
  • Deputy Sheriff Michael Magli
  • Police Officer Horacio Dominguez
  • Lieutenant Eugene Lasco
  • Natural Resources Officer Jason Lagore
  • Parole Officer Troy K. Morin
  • Officer Carlos Mendoza Deputy
  • fficer Genaro Guerrero
  • Corrections Officer IV Tawiwo Obele
  • Major Estaban “Stevie” Ramirez, III
  • Deputy Constable Manuel Phillipe De La Rosa
  • Sergeant Richard Paul Brown
  • Deputy Sheriff Michael Magli
  • Police Officer Horacio Dominguez
  • Lieutenant Eugene Lasco
  • Natural Resources Officer Jason Lagore
  • Sheriff Thomas Albanese
  • Reserve Deputy Constable Martinus Mitchum
  • Police Officer Dominic Jared Winum
  • Captain Justin Williams Bedwell
  • Police Officer II Jose Anzora
  • Corrections Officer III Tracey Adams
  • Officer Crispin San Juan San Jose
  • Officer Jesse Madsen
  • Sergeant Barry Edwin Henderson
  • Deputy Sheriff Stanley “Allen” Burdic
  • Police Officer Gary Hibbs
  • Border Patrol Agent Alejandro Flores-Bañuelos
  • Police Officer Kevin Valencia
  • Sergeant LaShonda Owens
  • Police Officer Eric Talley
  • Chief of Police Fred Alan Posavetz
  • Correctional Officer Robert McFarland
  • Senior Master Trooper Todd A. Hanneken
  • Corporal Kyle Jeffrey Davis
  • Trooper Joseph Gallagher
  • Sergeant Shane Owens
  • Reserve Deputy Sheriff James Driver
  • Trooper Chad Walker
  • Corrections Officer Luis Arturo Hernandez, Sr.
  • Police Officer William Evans
  • Lieutenant James Kouski
  • Police Officer Brent Nelson Hall
  • Deputy Sheriff Christopher Wilson Knight
  • Sergeant James K. Smith
  • Deputy Sheriff Thomas Patrick Barnes
  • Deputy Sheriff Carlos Antonio Hernandez
  • Border Patrol Agent Christopher Shane Simpkins
  • Police Officer David Parde
  • Constable Edward F. Ryan
  • Police Officer Anastasio Tsakos
  • Sergeant Chris Ward
  • Deputy Sheriff Logan Fox
  • K9 Figo
  • K9 Riley
  • K9 Luna
  • K9 Kozmo
  • K9 Jango


Rest easy. They’ve got it from here.

Robber With Replica Gun Shot And Killed By Dallas Police On LBJ Freeway

Three Dallas Police officers fired at and ultimately killed a man who Chief Eddie Garcia said tried to carjack a woman, robbed a CVS at gunpoint and ran across LBJ Freeway Monday evening, April 19. 

Chief Garcia said the officers fired at the man when he pointed what turned out to be a fake gun at them. 

No officers or bystanders were hurt. 

Chief Garcia said officers first responded to a report of an attempted carjacking by an armed man in Far North Dallas around 4 p.m.

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What is a Blue Alert in Texas? Authorities issue one for suspect after Burleson officer is shot

As law enforcement searches for a suspect accused of shooting a Burleson police officer multiple times Wednesday, millions of Texans may be notified on their phone to be on the lookout with a Blue Alert.

The Blue Alert was launched in Texas in 2008 when then-governor Rick Perry signed Executive Order RP-68. 

It was created to let residents across the state know when an offender who killed or seriously injured a federal, state, or local law enforcement officer in the line of duty is on the run. 

According to DPS, four criteria must be met to issue the alert:

  • A law enforcement officer must have been killed or seriously injured by an offender.
  • The investigating law enforcement agency must determine that the offender poses a serious risk or threat to the public and other law enforcement personnel.
  • A detailed description of the offender’s vehicle, vehicle tag, or partial tag must be available for broadcast to the public.
  • The investigating law enforcement agency of jurisdiction must recommend the activation of the Blue Alert to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Texas is one of the 34 states that currently have the system in place. 

Wednesday’s alert was an effort to locate 39-year-old Jerry Elders, who is described as a 5’11” white man with brown hair and blue eyes, weighing approximately 165 pounds.

He was last seen in Johnson County in a silver 2014 Toyota Tacoma truck with license DKB6819.

Anyone who sees him or has information should call Burleson Police Department at 817-426-9903.

Police officer shot multiple times during traffic stop in north Texas

Photo: WDTV

An officer with the Burleson Police Department in north Texas was shot multiple times during a traffic stop, authorities said in a tweet Wednesday morning.

It happened around 4:15 a.m.

The officer was transported to John Peter Smith hospital in Fort Worth.

His condition was not immediately disclosed by authorities.

A neighborhood near the scene was locked down, according to KRLD.

According to police audio heard after the shooting, three men were in a car and took off with the officer’s gun. The men are at-large.

“Officer-involved shooting. We have an officer that was shot. Car is occupied by three males. They were last seen heading Southwest . They also took the officer’s firearm,” dispatch said.

Police say that if anyone has information or sees something suspicious, they should call 911.

Burleson is about 15 miles south of Fort Worth.

Read more at Texas Police News or KRLD…