Officer Quickfire Recap: Fourth Week of August

It can be hard to keep up with all of the news that occurs on daily basis.

Because of this, the Officer.com staff presents the "Quickfire Weekly Recap."

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

Weekend (Aug. 23-25)

A veteran New York trooper suffered a fatal heart attack while attending a Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conference on Friday.

Trooper William P. Keane was representing the New York State Police at the North American Inspectors Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah, and had been participating in the timed commercial vehicle inspection events when fell ill.

Experts and investigators say a foiled plot by two members of a sovereign citizen movement to kidnap and execute Las Vegas police officers shows the potential for violence against law enforcement.

David Allen Brutsche and Devon Campbell Newman allegedly planned to confront police officers during traffic stops and kill them.

As New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg nears the end of his 12-year tenure, the NYPD is facing a backlash against the street stops and surveillance programs it calls cornerstones of building "America's safest big city."

During Bloomberg's years in office, the department's approach was rarely questioned as the crime rate fell to record lows and the threat of terror attacks was kept at bay.

In the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., many districts across the nation are increasing the number of school resource officers.

In a few cases, school districts are permitting teachers to carry concealed weapons themselves.

Monday (Aug. 26)

With school back in session, Chicago hired hundreds of new safety guards in an effort to assist police in protecting children crossing gang boundaries.

Guards in neon vests lined city streets during the first day of the program in neighborhoods with closed schools.

Detroit police officers are tasked with patrolling one of the most dangerous cities in America, which recently filed for bankruptcy.

Aside from patrolling the city's violent streets, officers are also facing tough financial condition, having taken 10 percent pay cuts, and there's talk of addition concessions.

The New York Police Department faces a tpotential drop in ranks as nearly 3,000 veteran officers become eligible to retire this month.

The police officers graduated the police academy 20 years ago as part of the Safe City, Safe Streets program.

The tiny town of Deer Trail, Colo. will vote next month on whether to issue permits to hunt drones.

The town, with a population of 500 residents, would make itself a national attraction for gun enthusiasts and those skeptical of government surveillance.

Tuesday (Aug. 27)

The Ohio Parole Board rejected mercy for a condemned killer who shot two people, including a Garfield Heights police officer.

Harry Mitts Jr. is scheduled to die next month for the fatal 1994 shootings of Sgt. Dennis Glivar and another man.

Armed suspects are reportedly showing little respect to NYPD officers after a last week's ruling on the department's "Stop-and-Frisk" policy.

Officers say they are being taunted and that they expect suspects to be more arrogant and brazen and no longer be afraid of the police.

The Canadian province of Ontario is allowing all front-line police officers to carry stun guns following the fatal shooting of a Toronto teenager last month.

The decision was made after police shot 18-year-old Sammy Yatim multiple times during a confrontation on an empty streetcar.

A Bismarck, N.D. police officer saved the life of a man who attempted to kill himself by jumping off a bridge over the Missouri River.

Officer Kent Kaylor, whose normal job with the department is as a crime analyst, was filling in for a short-staffed patrol shift when he pulled him to safety just as he was about to jump.

Wednesday (Aug. 28)

A Baltimore County, Md. police tactical officer was killed while serving a search warrant at a Catonsville home.

Officer Jason Schneider was fatally shot after he and two other officers went room-to-room in a house when a suspect opened fire. The veteran officer was able to return fire, critically wounding the gunman.

A military court on Wednesday sentenced a former Army psychiatrist to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood base in Texas.

Maj. Nidal Hasan said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression as he killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others.

The embattled Northern Illinois University Police Department named a new chief as it continues to move forward.

Tom Phillips, who has been deputy chief with University of Chicago's police department, will take over as the FBI and other federal and state agencies continue their investigation of the department.

An NYPD K-9 is being credited with tracking down a subway turnstile jumper who threw an officer to the ground.

Diesel sniffed the clothes of the attacked officer and led Officer Edwin Ramirez to the second-floor of the Dream Hotel where a 32-year-old Jersey City, N.J., man was arrested.

Thursday (Aug. 29)

The Cleveland Police Department banned its officers from shooting at or from a moving vehicle.

The policy change is one of 26 recommendations from a Police Executive Research Forum review into the department's use-of-force policies and practices.

The DOJ said that states can legalize the recreational use and selling of marijuana, as long as it is kept away from kids, the black market and federal property.

The new policy statement was prompted by pot legislation passed in Washington and Colorado last fall.

Police in Manchester, N.H. announced the largest seizure of heroin in the city's history.

The raid conducted at a home a day earlier by the department's SWAT team netted 100 grams of heroin with an approximate street value of $10,000, while a vehicle near the scene contained an additional 200 grams of heroin, valued at $20,000.

The police chief of Gilberton, Pa. who posted a series of controversial pro-gun videos on YouTube says he expects to be fired, but has no intention of going away quietly.

Police Chief Mark Kessler can be seen in the video ranting obscenely about the Second Amendment and liberals while firing department-owned weapons.

Friday (Aug. 30)

A Chicago teen accused of plotting to set off a bomb outside a bar was indicted on new charges that he solicited the murder of an undercover FBI agent.

Adel Daoud allegedly plotted the murder to keep the agent from testifying at his trial.

Immigrant legal-advocacy group New Sanctuary Movement is trying to end the collaboration between the ICE and the Philadelphia Police Department.

The group clams 90 percent of its clients face deportation because of misdemeanor charges, but the city District Attorney's Office differs, crediting the partnership for taking violent undocumented-immigrant criminals off of the city's streets.

A Syracuse, N.Y. bank robbery suspect is in critical condition after falling 21 floors in the garbage chute of an apartment building.

Police say Robin Gutheridge robbed a Chase Bank branch and fled on foot, entering the building where he was found in the basement trapped near a compactor, with some of the bank's money with him.

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