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Officer Quickfire Recap: Fourth Week of June

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 (June 20-22)

Police have charged a man in the fatal shooting of the Little River-Academy, Texas police chief.

David Risner is accused of killing Police Chief Lee Dixon on the night of June 19 in Bell County with a shotgun.

A pioneering female chemist at DuPont who invented the fibers used in Kevlar body armor died on Friday.

Stephanie Kwolek, 90, had been ill about a week though her cause of death wasn't initially reported.

A SWAT team raided an upscale Montreal condominium early Sunday to capture three wanted men.

Police say made a bold escape by helicopter from a Quebec jail two weeks earlier.

The San Jose Police Department made the unprecedented move of requiring patrol officers to work mandatory overtime starting June 29.

Union officials say the requirement will create even more stress for patrol officers who already collectively volunteer to work more than 2,000 hours worth of overtime shifts each month.

Monday (June 23)

A Vermilion Parish, La. Sheriff's deputy was killed as he was investigating suspicious activity he observed while off duty.

Deputy Allen Barres was fatally after he called in to report what he saw while mowing grass on his day off.

A Rainier, Ore. police officer was luckily saved by his bulletproof vest after he was shot by a suspect along a highway.

Officer Russ George and a reserve officer pulled over a car when the driver shot the officer, who put his hand up to block a bullet, but it went through his hand and hit his chest. Officials say that George's vest stopped the bullet.

Officials say that a man and woman who killed two Las Vegas police officers earlier this month planned to kill more officers.

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said Jerad and Amanda Miller wore adult diapers and carried four handguns, a shotgun, water and food.

Kathleen O'Toole was sworn in as chief of the Seattle Police Department after the City Council voted 8-to-1 to confirm her for the job.

The former Boston Police commissioner will be tasked with carrying out federally mandated reforms, restore morale throughout the ranks and rebuild community trust.

Tuesday (June 24)

A veteran Jennings, La. police officer was recovering after he was shot in the neck by a suspect.

Sgt. Ricky J. Benoit was wounded while responding to a domestic disturbance call and was reported to be alert and in good spirits.

Nearly 170 victims of child sex trafficking were rescued in the last week as part of an annual nationwide crackdown.

The FBI reported that 281 pimps were arrested during the same period on state and federal charges during "Operation Cross Country."

Two gunmen opened fire on a Miami apartment complex, killing two people and seriously injuring seven others.

Police officials said it was one of the worst mass shootings in the city in decades.

The Ohio Supreme Court moved to give local law enforcement extra time to install tracking devices after obtaining a search warrant.

The rule change will give prosecutors and law enforcement up to 10 days, instead of the current three, to safely install an electronic device to track a person or property.

Wednesday (June 25)

A Delaware state trooper was recovering after he was wounded during a shootout on Tuesday.

Officials said that the 4-year veteran of the force was reported in stable condition while the suspected gunman was killed in the confrontation.

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police can't search cellphones of people they arrest without first getting a search warrant.

The justices decided that the phones contain so much information, police must get a warrant before looking through them.

Over 300,000 people have visited the Sept. 11 museum since it opened little more than a month ago

Organizers said the number exceeded expectations and see it as a strong start for the ground zero museum.

Fans disrupting traffic and confronting police after Mexico's World Cup match victory this week have law enforcement in Los Angeles bracing for the team's next game on Sunday.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said deputies experienced in crowd control and mounted deputies will be on scene in possible hot spots.

Thursday (June 26)

Law enforcement officers across the country are being briefed and new procedures are in place after the Supreme Court's ruling that restricts police searches of cellphones.

Experts say that the ruling could make it harder for officers to quickly find incriminating evidence.

A 12-year-old boy who was missing since June 14 was found alive by Detroit police in the basement of his father's home.

Charlie Bothuell V was concealed by a makeshift barricade that officials said they don't believe the child could have made.

A Minnesota teenager accused of planning to massacre his family and high school classmates told police he idolized one of the Columbine gunmen.

The 17-year-old was arrested in April after authorities said they found him with bomb-making materials in a storage locker at his school in Waseca.

NYPD officials are considering a merger of the department's borough task forces as a way of freeing up more cops for anti-crime duties.

The potential merger of the five task forces into a single unit is one of several ideas being mulled over in Commissioner William Bratton's plan to re-engineer the police department.

Friday (June 27)

The Bethel Park, Pa. Police Department made an 8-year-old boy, who has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, an honorary member this week.

When Community Police Officer Tom Rigetti learned of Joey Fabus' situation, he worked with the boy's family and Chief John Mackey to make Joey an officer for a day

Dashcam video has been released of a Richmond, Texas police officer rushing to rescue a woman who was sitting on railroad tracks in the path of an oncoming train.

Officer Ramon Morales just as the crossing arms were going down as he spotted the woman in the train's path.

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