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 (May 16-18)
Four members and associates of a street gang were charged with kidnapping and killing a Waynesboro, Va. reserve police officer who was reported missing on Feb. 1.
Officer Kevin Quick was found dead days after authorities began searching for him in a wood area.
A felon wielding two guns in a Utah hospital's emergency room was critically injured Friday after being shot at four times by a parole officer.
North Park Police Chief Kim Hawkes said the officer was at the facility on another assignment and responded to help deal with the threat.
Denver police officials blamed their delayed response to a woman who killed during a 911 call on a dispatcher.
Officials say the dispatched who failed to relay information to officers about the gravity of the situation.
A Utah lawmaker says he believes a firing squad is a more humane form of execution after a botched execution in Oklahoma.
Rep. Paul Ray said that he plans to bring back that option for criminals sentenced to death in his state.
Monday (May 19)
An NYPD officer critically injured in a Brooklyn arson fire last month that killed her partner was released from the hospital.
Officer Rosa Rodriguez had been in the hospital for six weeks since the April 6 fire that claimed the life of Officer Dennis Guerra.
Investigators have renewed their search for answers in the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl from her Minnesota home 25 years ago.
Maple Grove police and Hennepin County sheriff's office conducted an intensive search of Amy Sue Pagnac's childhood home.
The family of a New York college student who was accidently killed by an officer while being held hostage has sued the Nassau County Police Department for negligence.
The lawsuit claims that the officer "carelessly discharged" his firearm when he fatally shot Andrea Rebello and her hostage-taker last year.
The police commissioner of Wolfeboro, N.H. resigned after he admitted using a racial slur to describe President Barack Obama.
Robert Copeland's resignation put to rest a controversy that drew national attention and sparked debate.
Tuesday (May 20)
A retired Clearwater, Fla. police officer who was working as a crossing guard died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.
Doug Carey was killed after police say a driver in a Cadillac ran a red light before hitting another vehicle and the crossing guard. The driver then sped off but was soon captured by authorities.
A Soledad, Calif. police sergeant was recovering after being stabbed while coming to the aid of an elderly couple whose grandson went on a violent rampage.
Sgt. Thomas Marchese was stabbed multiple times by the 17-year-old, who also stabbed his grandparents at their home.
Former Boston police commissioner and former inspector general for Ireland's national police force was nominated as Seattle's first female police chief.
If approved by the City Council, Kathleen O'Toole would take over the police department of about 1,300 officers.
Police in Salem, Mass. are crediting a dispatcher with potentially saving a woman's life over the weekend.
Officials say the quick-acting and "outstanding" work by the dispatcher to use the GPS from a kidnapping victim's phone led police to her.
Wednesday (May 21)
A Franklin County, Ga. Sheriff's deputy was killed after his cruiser wrecked while on duty.
Officials said that Deputy Cruz Thomas was attempting to catch up to a traffic violator when the crash occurred.
A corrections officer in Muskegon, Mich. suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in training at Camp Grayling.
Officer Chad Charles collapsed during a building clearing scenario with the agency's Emergency Response Team.
Thousands gathered in Exeter, N.H. to say goodbye to a Brentwood police officer who was killed last week.
Officer Stephen Arkell was gunned down on May 12 while responding to a home for a domestic dispute between a father and son.
Police in Santa Ana, Calif. were contacted by a woman who said she was abducted by a man a decade ago who forced her to marry him and fathered her child.
The unidentified woman told police she often thought about escaping but was fearful of her abductor.
Thursday (May 22)
A Mesa, Ariz. police dog stabbed during a standoff in late April is back to 100 percent.
K-9 was stabbed several times during the confrontation on April 26 with Chad Bogle, who died from gunshot wounds following an exchange of gunfire.
Dashcam video was released this week of a Missouri City, Texas police officer jumping off a bridge to escape being struck during a traffic stop.
Officer Kenneth Lewis was forced to jump about 30 feet off the bridge to safety after an oncoming vehicle hit his cruiser, pushing it into him.
Instead of "renting" police cruisers for special-duty officers, businesses in Columbus, Ohio have found that it's cheaper to buy the vehicles.
The businesses have exclusive use of the cruisers under contract with the city for three or four years.
Four major wireless phone companies are providing text-to-911 to local governments that want it and have the capability to use it.
Local governments in 16 states are using it, according to the Federal Communications Commission, and Vermont became the first to offer the technology statewide this week.
Friday (May 23)
The brutal murder of a Hillsborough County, Fla. sheriff’s deputy seven decades ago is bringing together cousins from across the country who never knew of one another before.
Deputy Robert Maxwell Suarez, who was honored during a dedication in Tampa of a memorial to 15 deputies known to have died in the line of duty, was killed in Sept. 22, 1944 and his story was largely a mystery until recently.
Law enforcement agencies around the country use social media to interact with the public, but the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office has brought it to a new level.
Tweets by spokesman Mark Myers Have helped the agency develop an identity among residents who typically don't have much interaction with law enforcement.