Officer Quickfire Recap: Fourth Week of November

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 (Nov. 22-24)

On Friday, the Dallas police officer who was fatally shot by Lee Harvey Oswald was remembered on the 50th anniversary of his death.

Officer J.D. Tippit was slain less than an hour after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963.

The gun industry's national trade association considered moving its offices from Newtown after last year's school shooting.

President and CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation Steve Sanetti said he looked at the situation from "a strategic standpoint" following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The NYPD arrested a man on charges of assault as a hate crime and are investigation whether it is part of the so-called "knockout" game.

A 24-year-old told police that the man punched him in the face after he overheard a group talking about it.

Monday (Nov. 25)

New York State Police have received 32 tall, unmarked SUVs to help crack down on texting while driving.

The NYSP has one of the nation's most aggressive attacks on texting while driving, which includes steeper penalties.

Yale University was on lockdown for nearly six hours as police investigated a phone call saying an armed man was heading to shoot it up.

SWAT teams searching the Ivy League campus didn't find a gunman after a room-by-room search and concluded that the warning was likely a hoax.

A program launched by successful tech entrepreneurs for inmates has proved successful with some graduates landing real dot-com jobs.

The six-month course teaches the inmates the ins and outs of designing and launching technology firms.

Tuesday (Nov. 26)

An Oklahoma County jury found a Del City police captain guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man.

Capt. Randy Harrison shot 18-year-old Dane Scott Jr. in the back following a pursuit on March 14, 2012.

A yearlong investigation into the gunman who opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School ended with the motive still unanswered.

The report offered a disturbing portrait of 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who turned a gun on himself as police arrived at the school on Dec. 14, 2012.

The federal government will make more money available to Chicago to help fight persistent street violence.

Attorney General Eric Holder made the announcement during brief comments at the ceremonial swearing-in for northern Illinois' new U.S. attorney, Zachary Fardon.

Wednesday (Nov. 27)

A Kershaw County, S.C. deputy died after collapsing while directing traffic outside a school a day earlier.

Deputy Rob Evans, assigned as a school resource officer at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, was directing traffic at Wateree Elementary when he fell ill.

A man opened fire on two Inglewood police officers and held two people hostage, sparking a nearly nine-hour standoff.

Police said the man held his girlfriend and her 14-year-old daughter hostage, but eventually surrendered. One officer was hit by the gunfire, but was saved by his bulletproof vest.

The mother of a fallen NYPD officer filed a racial discrimination lawsuit, claiming that a grocery store refused to accept a coupon for a turkey given to families of officers killed in the line of duty.

May Schaberger, mother of Officer Alain Schaberger, is suing the Islip Pathmark saying employees refused to accept her Shady Brook Farm Turkey coupon.

Thursday (Nov. 28)

A Romeoville, Ill. police officer responding to a call of an alleged shoplifter at a department store open on Thanksgiving evening was dragged by the suspect.

Police Chief Mark Turvey said that another officer shot the driver of the car. Both the driver and the dragged officer were treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

A Cape May, N.J. police officer braved heat and smoke to pull an unconscious driver from a pickup truck that burst into flames earlier in the week.

Dashcam video captured the moment Officer Scott Krissinger sprinted toward the pickup and pulled out the driver as the vehicle was engulfed in flames.

Friday (Nov. 29)

A Florence County, S.C. Sheriff's deputy died one week after being hospitalized following a cruiser crash.

Deputy Joseph Antwine, 23, was en route to provide another deputy with backup along with Deputy Brandon Floyd when their unit was involved in a crash.

The chief of the Knightstown, Ind. police department is using an outside-the-box approach to fundraising.

In need of $9,000 for a new police cruiser, Police Chief Danny Baker planned to have a detective shoot him with a stun gun to raise the funds.

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