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Officer Quickfire Recap: First Week of March

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 (Feb. 28-March 2)

A rookie NYPD police officer who survived a shooting last week was released from the hospital on Friday.

Police say that Officer James Li was shot by Rashaun Robinson after being pulled off a bus for not paying. The 28-year-old wanted on a drug warrant in Pennsylvania later said he hates police and wanted to kill an officer.

A suspect facing capital murder charges in the death of Virginia State Police trooper was ruled incompetent to stand trial Friday.

Russell E. Brown will be treated at Central State Hospital in a bid to restore his competence to stand trial in the March 2013 death of Trooper Junius A. Walker.

A Loveland, Colo. police officer was shot during a traffic stop Sunday night.

Officer Garrett Osilka was transported to a local hospital and was being treated in the ICU and was listed in serious condition, but was expected to survive.

An off-duty Philadelphia police officer was shot and wounded early Sunday outside his home.

Officer Robert Penn had just finished his shift and exited his parked car in a rear driveway on the when he was approached by a gunman who and shot him once in the right shoulder.

Monday (March 3)

A Phoenix police detective was fatally shot and another detective was wounded in a shootout while attempting to arrest an ex-convict on an outstanding warrant.

Officials say that Detective John Hobbs, who lay bleeding on the pavement, returned fire and killed William Thornton.

Detroit police gathered Monday to say a final goodbye to boy who died of cancer last week after being named honorary police chief in January.

Jayvon Felton got his wish to be an officer when Police Chief James Craig pulled out all the stops.

Two NYPD officers are being hailed as heroes after saving an unconscious little girl after she stopped breathing and turned blue.

Officers Michael Konatsotis performed rescue breathing as David Roussine drove 15-month-old to the hospital in their police cruiser over the weekend.

The former handler of the first military dog adopted by the NYPD is hoping to reunite with his long-lost war buddy.

Retired Army vet Brian Connelly -- who is now a police officer in Columbus, Ohio -- served with bomb-sniffing dog Cezar in Afghanistan before their deployment ended in 2012.

Tuesday (March 4)

The family of a fallen Baltimore police officer is devastated after his killer was freed from prison after four decades behind bars.

Former Black Panther leader Marshall "Eddie" Conway, who was convicted in the 1970 shooting that killed Officer Donald Sager and wounded another officer, walked free due to a Supreme Court decision that has cut short prison sentences for dozens of felons in recent years.

The widow of a fallen Ogden, Utah police officer has created a support group to help console and heal others who have gone through similar tragedies.

Erin Francom's husband Jared was shot and killed Jan. 4, 2012 after the serving of a search warrant turned into a deadly shootout.

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper had a close call late last month after his cruiser was sideswiped by a tractor-trailer speeding along a highway.

Trooper James Wright was finishing up paperwork inside his patrol car following a traffic stop shortly on Feb. 23 when the truck struck the side of his vehicle. The incident was captured on dashcam video.

Two Dunwoody, Ga. police officers who responded to a shoplifting complaint got a lot more than they bargained for last month.

Officers Kerry Stallings and Mark Stevens found two infants left inside a car in a WalMart parking lot on Feb. 28 after their parents were arrested. One of the infants was in desperate need of a diaper change. The officers handled their "diaper duty" and the story went viral.

Wednesday (March 5)

The Senate rejected President Barack Obama's choice to head the Justice Department's civil rights division after opposition by various law enforcement groups.

Debo Adegbile helped get convicted Philadelphia cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal's death sentence reduced to life in prison.

A Phoenix police detective injured in a shootout that killed a colleague and a suspect on Monday was released from the hospital.

Detective Albert J. Casados was wounded and Detective John Hobbs was killed after attempted-murder suspect William Thornton opened fire as police were conducting surveillance.

Four Indianapolis police officers were wounded in a shootout that left a suspect dead.

Officials credited bulletproof vests with preventing any serious injuries to the officers who were attempting to serve a search warrant for drugs.

A man wanted in connection with the shooting of a Loveland, Colo. police officer turned himself in.

Cody Alan Powell was booked for investigation of attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer in the shooting of Officer Garret Osilka during a traffic stop.

Thursday (March 6)

A proposed $35 million grant program would target getting untested rape kits off the shelves and put criminals behind bars.

The money is in the 2015 budget proposal President Barack Obama unveiled this week.

Police, firefighters, and EMTs from across New England made the trip to Burrillville, R.I. to surprise a boy battling cancer on his birthday.

Tyler Seddon was sworn in as his town's honorary police chief on his seventh birthday and was joined by hundreds of officers.

New York Mayor de Blasio announced that the city will stop challenging a law making it easier to bring racial-profiling cases against the police.

The mayor is abandoning a lawsuit over the measure just weeks after deciding to drop the city's appeal of a federal court order for changes to the NYPD’s use of "stop-and-frisk."

Menlo Park, Calif. officials this week agreed to let Facebook foot the bill for a full-time sworn police officer to work out of a substation near the social media giant's new campus.

Police Chief Robert Jonsen called it a "benchmark in private-public partnerships" that will result in a highly visible patrol in the Belle Haven neighborhood.

Friday (March 7)

Colorado is spending $1 million on television ads in an effort to stop stoned driving.

The Colorado Department of Transportation this week unveiled the "Drive High, Get a DUI" campaign, the state's first effort since marijuana was legalized in 2012 to remind drivers that pot should be treated like alcohol and not used before driving.

A Crewe, Va. police officer went above and beyond the call of duty to save a little girl's Valentine's Day.

Officer Jonathan Baxter Stegall used his own money to buy 6-year-old Najah Zarif a Valentine's Day box filled with candy and toys after she broke her leg in a crash, forcing her to miss her a party at her school.

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