One Bay Area Police Chief Taking Proactive Approach To Stopping Officer Suicides

PINOLE (KRON) — Nationwide, more than 100 police officers committed suicide this year and studies show more officers die by taking their own lives than all other on duty deaths combined. The Pinole police chief is calling the problem an epidemic and he shares with KRON4’s Philippe Djegal his new approach to keeping officers healthy […]

Alton Police Starts Mental Health Program For Law Enforcement Officers

In 2018, 167 police officers in the United States took their own life. The highest number of those suicides were from Texas law enforcement according to Blue Help, an organization that tracks officer suicides. As a law enforcement officer, you never know what situation awaits on the other side of a call. “Us as law […]

University Fires Nine Officers Over Social Media Posts

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) A historically black university in Virginia says it has fired nine of its police officers for sharing “misogynistic, racist and other offensive remarks via social media.” Hampton University said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press on Friday that it fired the officers from its police department for “egregious violations of […]

Local Job Postings Pop Up As Nation Faces EMT, Paramedic Shortage

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WDTV) — There’s a nationwide shortage of EMTs and paramedics as job postings for the positions continue to pop up locally. Those weak staff numbers could affect response times and could be the difference between life and death. For those who risk their lives as first responders, the rewards and benefits outweigh their challenges, […]

Firefighter Punched Elderly Man He Thought Killed Fire Captain, DA Says

A firefighter won’t face criminal charges for punching an elderly man during the aftermath of a chaotic shooting that killed a beloved member of the Long Beach Fire Department, prosecutors recently revealed. Firefighter Bradley Robideaux mistakenly thought 78-year-old Vladimir Tsipursky was responsible for the death of Capt. David Rosa, according to a prosecutorial memo outlining […]