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1 Louisiana Officer Shot and Killed, Another Wounded

An officer with the Mandeville (LA) Police Department was shot and killed and another wounded when a gunman opened fire on them at a traffic stop on Friday evening.
Source: Police Magazine

Sheriff: 1 officer dead, 1 wounded in La. shooting

Associated Press

MANDEVILLE, La. — One police officer was fatally shot and another wounded Friday after a vehicle chase north of New Orleans.

At a news conference, Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker confirmed one officer's death and the other's injury from gunfire in his community on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, near U.S. 190 and Louisiana Highway 22. Sticker said the wounded officer, who's being treated at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, is expected to survive.

Sticker said most of the deceased officer's family has been notified but they're not yet releasing his name.

"He leaves a wife who is grieving, children who are grieving," Sticker said. "We have an agency that hasn't lost an officer in over 50 years that is grieving. The whole law enforcement community is grieving. We're a tight-knit community. This is a bad day for Mandeville Police Department."

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith said two suspects are in custody and a weapon has been recovered.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the deceased officer and the injured officer," Smith said.

The suspects' names and the possible charges they face weren't immediately released.

"At this time we believe, but have yet to confirm, that no others are involved in this incident," Sticker said. "We're working to confirm that."

Gov. John Bel Edwards said the officers were shot after a routine traffic stop turned into a vehicle pursuit. Sticker said Louisiana State Police are in charge of the investigation and would field questions regarding what led to the shooting.

An email to a spokesman for Louisiana State Police Troop L was not immediately returned.

St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister said, "When something happens like this, we are all heartbroken," she said. "But we will come together to support the officers who put their lives on the lines to protect us."

Another look at the scene. A message from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office: "Please keep the Mandeville Police Department, its officers and their families in your prayers." pic.twitter.com/S3rgbEDivZ

— NOLA.com (@NOLAnews) September 20, 2019

You can see in the first photo, a silver car is crashed into the fence. Hood is popped, tarp is over it. Not sure yet what — if any — role this had in the reported chase. #WWLTV pic.twitter.com/920ARsAvvU

— Devin Bartolotta (@devinbartolotta) September 20, 2019

Source: Police One

Photo of the Week: The K-9s of Boise

PoliceOne Members
Author: PoliceOne Members

This week's photo comes from Officer Marshall Plaisted of the Boise (Idaho) Police Department's K-9 Unit. Pictured is the entire Boise Police K-9 Unit at Tablerock overlooking the City of Trees. Looking sharp guys!

Calling all police photographers! PoliceOne needs pictures of you in action or training. Submit a photo — it could be selected as our Photo of the Week! Be sure to include your name, department information and address (including city, state and ZIP code) where we can reach you — Photo of the Week winners have a chance to win a PoliceOne.com T-shirt!

Source: Police One

Cops and social media's 'closed' groups

Policing Matters Podcast
Author: Policing Matters Podcast

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A recent series of articles published by a California organization called The Center for Investigative Reporting—a nonprofit founded in the late 1970s—alleged that a significant number of American police officers were members of "closed" groups on social media that have racist, sexist, or other extremist ideologies.

The articles seemed to indicate that a large number of officers belong to groups on social media hosted by Oath Keepers, Three Percenters and other organizations. In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss these groups as well as officers' participation in them.

Source: Police One

(Video) The Connection Between Mental, Emotional, and Physical Well-Being

POLICE Magazine Contributing Web Editor Doug Wyllie sits down with Sgt. Steve Fish of the Racine (WI) Police Department to discuss how working out and being in good shape can help your mind and soul as well.
Source: Police Magazine

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