Officer Quickfire Weekly Recap: Second Week of July

It can be hard to keep up with all of the news that occurs on daily basis. Because of this, the staff presents the "Quickfire Weekly Recap."

Here are some of the stories you may have missed that ran on our site this week:

Weekend (July 5-7)

An NYPD rookie officer who was shot while patrolling the city on July 4 was released from the hospital on Friday.

Officer Jamil Sarwar left Jamaica Hospital to the cheers of family and colleagues after taking a bullet to the leg the previous night.

Police in West Virginia killed an 84-year-old who wounded two Nicholas County deputies on Saturday.

John Evans was shot and killed after exiting his barricaded house with a weapon, officials said. The injuries sustained by the two deputies were not life-threatening.

Two people were killed after an Asiana Airlines flight slammed into the runway while landing at the San Francisco airport Saturday, and one officer is being credited with joining firefighters in the rescues of passengers.

San Francisco Police Officer Jim Cunningham charged into the burning wreckage of Flight 214 without a respirator or protective clothing to help pull out the last several survivors.

Monday (July 8)

Ahead of the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, eight Watertown, Mass. police officers described the takedown of the teen and his brother.

Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were allegedly on their way to New York City following the bombing that killed three people and left more than 200 injured and the slaying of an MIT police officer before the Watertown officers intervened.

An Indiana State Police K-9 that was shot and killed in the line of duty last month was honored at a memorial service.

Trooper Nathan Abbott said his longtime partner, Kilo, saved his life and the lives of others during a nearly 10-hour standoff on June 24.

The Chicago Police Department announced a pilot program that will allow residents to submit anonymous tips from their cell phones.

The program, which is being rolled out in three communities, also will include a pilot Twitter program that will allow police to share information with residents.

Tuesday (July 9)

Newtown police officials are defending the response to the Dec. 14, 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School amid a report that Connecticut State Police are examining whether officers unnecessarily delayed entering the building.

Officials said any hesitation either was minimal or justified given the chaos at the scene.

Nine members of the Bonanno crime family were charged in an indictment with what prosecutors called "old-school mob activity."

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. read the charges that included gambling, loan sharking, extortion and drugs resulting from a two-year investigation that dismantled a crew within the family.

A police officer in Lima, Ohio was heralded as a hero after resuscitating a 1-year-old boy the previous day.

Officer Eric Mericle II was on patrol Monday morning finishing a call when a woman ran up to his cruiser asking for help.

Illinois became the final state to allow the public possession of concealed guns.

Lawmakers raced to beat a federal court deadline in adopting the concealed-carry law over the objections of Gov. Pat Quinn.

Wednesday (July 10)

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made his first court appearance, pleading not guilty to the deadly attacks that left three dead, more than 200 wounded and an MIT police officer dead.

The 19-year-old was seen with his arm in a cast and his face swollen during the seven-minute arraignment in federal court in Boston.

On the same day, Boston's police commissioner told Congress that the Justice Department's terrorism task force needs to share threat information more quickly with local law enforcement.

Edward F. Davis III urged lawmakers to write into the task force's mission a requirement that information be shared as he testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Nearly a dozen Lakeland, Fla. police officers are being investigated in a widespread sex scandal.

Sue Eberle told officials that she had consensual and sometimes coerced sex with the officers and a firefighter, and that she once was propositioned by a city worker.

Thursday (July 11)

Preliminary data shows that there were 51 law enforcement officers killed the line of duty in the first six months of the year, a 9 percent increase in on-duty deaths compared to the same period in 2012.

Despite the uptick in deaths, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Chairman and CEO Craig Floyd Despite pointed out that there were historic decreases in several areas.

Police in Sanford, Fla. and surrounding areas prepared for possible protests and even violence as a high-profile trial in the murder of an unarmed black teenager neared its end.

Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman pleaded not guilty in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, claiming he fired in self-defense during the February 2012 confrontation.

A former Houston police officer convicted last month for his role in the videotaped beating of a teen asked for a new trial.

Lawyers for Drew Ryser claimed juror misconduct, alleging the jury foreman in the trial researched the case on the Internet.

A Summerville, Ga. Police detective and a Chattooga County deputy may have thought it was a good idea to launched the website, but the decision ended up costing them their jobs.

Detective Josh Brock and Deputy Jeremy Reece were allegedly offering lawbreakers answers to their questions for $24.95 a year.

Friday (July 12)

Police in Cobb County, Ga. searched for a gunman who allegedly shot a police officer during an early-morning confrontation.

Officers from a half-dozen agencies sought for the man considered armed and dangerous as officials offered a $5,000 reward to the public for help in the suspect's capture.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano made the announcement that she is stepping down from the position.

Just the third person to lead the DHS, Napolitano revealed that she will move on to head the University of California system.