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'Jayme is the hero' sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captor

'Jayme is the hero' sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captorThousands of volunteers and hundreds of law enforcement officers had searched around the clock around the small town of Barron after Jayme Closs’ parents were found shot dead in their home, the front door open and the girl gone. Relying on what Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald called “the will of a kid to survive,” a disheveled Closs escaped a house in the tiny town of Gordon where she had been held captive, about 60 miles (100 km) north of Barron. “Jayme is the hero in this case.



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'Jayme is the hero' sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captor

'Jayme is the hero' sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captorJayme Closs is with her aunt after her rescue on Thursday and has been reunited with the rest of her family and her dog, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told reporters. Thousands of volunteers and hundreds of law enforcement officers had searched the small town of Barron after Closs’ parents were found shot dead in their home in October, their front door blown open with a shotgun, their daughter gone. Closs was targeted by suspected kidnapper Jake Patterson, 21, who carefully planned her parents’ murder, even shaving his head to avoid leaving forensic evidence at the crime scene, Fitzgerald told reporters.



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Florida governor suspends sheriff for response to school massacre

Florida governor suspends sheriff for response to school massacreDeSantis said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel showed leadership failures in the shooting that left 14 students and three adults dead at the hands of a lone gunman on Feb. 14, 2018. “The massacre might never have happened had Broward had better leadership in the sheriff’s department,” DeSantis said during a news conference outside the Broward Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. Israel, a Democrat who has served as the elected sheriff of the agency with 5,800 employees since 2013, accused the newly elected Republican governor of a power grab.



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Florida governor vows to hold officials 'accountable' amid reports of planned suspension of sheriff

Florida governor vows to hold officials 'accountable' amid reports of planned suspension of sheriffDeSantis planned to speak about “holding government officials accountable” on Friday in Fort Lauderdale, at the offices of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, DeSantis’ office said in a statement. The website Politico and the Miami Herald newspaper, citing unnamed sources, reported on Thursday that DeSantis planned to suspend Israel and replace him with a former police sergeant from the Broward County city of Coral Springs. DeSantis, a Republican, while campaigning last year, had expressed interest in suspending Israel over the massacre at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, in which 14 students and three adults were shot to death by a lone gunman.



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DeSantis Officially Suspends Broward Sheriff over Response to Parkland Shooting

DeSantis Officially Suspends Broward Sheriff over Response to Parkland ShootingNewly elected Florida governor Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over failing’s in his department’s response to the mass shooting that left 17 people dead at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School last February. “Sheriff Israel has repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership,” DeSantis said in a statement. “He failed to protect Floridians and visitors during the tragic Fort Lauderdale International Airport shooting in 2017.



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Police officer who shot a Chihuahua during a service call loses job, Arkansas sheriff says

Police officer who shot a Chihuahua during a service call loses job, Arkansas sheriff saysThe former officer, Deputy Keenan Wallace, was also a K9 handler.



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The Latest: Sheriff: Man in truck was witness, not suspect

The Latest: Sheriff: Man in truck was witness, not suspectHOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes (all times local):



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Sheriff blames sanctuary law for California officer's death

Sheriff blames sanctuary law for California officer's deathSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A suspected drunken driver accused of killing a California police officer who pulled him over was captured Friday as he tried to flee back to Mexico, where he lived before illegally crossing into the U.S., authorities said.



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Police killing suspect was fleeing to Mexico, sheriff says

Police killing suspect was fleeing to Mexico, sheriff saysSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man suspected of gunning down a California policeman was in the U.S. illegally and was captured while planning to flee to his native Mexico, a sheriff announced as he all but blamed the state's sanctuary law for the officer's death.



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The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect surrendered in officer's death

The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect surrendered in officer's deathSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a California officer (all times local):



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