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Police Give Free Hugs at Walmart

Caurie Putnam | Posted 07.18.2016 | Good News
Caurie Putnam

Shoppers at a Walmart outside Rochester, New York were greeted with an usual offer on July 16, 2016: the invitation to hug a cop.

Cops Pay Bill Of Diners Who Shun Them

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.13.2016 | Good News

A group of big-hearted cops made the perfect tactical response when a couple refused to sit near them at a diner in Homestead, Pennsylvania. They paid...

Cop Fixes Boy's Bike, Takes 'Serve And Protect' To Whole New Level

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.05.2015 | Good News

Turns out the boys in blue can fix bikes, too. At least one of them anyway. A bystander in Shelton, Connecticut, snapped a photo of an officer from th...

Boy Donates Birthday Money To Kids Of Fallen Officer

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.20.2015 | Good News

"It made me feel good because I knew that I was helping someone else." So says Carson Atkins, who used his ninth birthday party earlier this month ...

Don't Lose Sight of the Good Cops

Anthony Hatcher | Posted 05.22.2016 | Crime
Anthony Hatcher

Recent events in Baltimore, Ferguson, New York or wherever an unarmed black man has died in police custody remind me of something I learned long ago when I was on the police beat: There is nobody better than a good cop. There is nobody worse than a bad cop.

Toddler Gets Pulled Over By Cop, Loves Every Minute Of It

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.30.2015 | Good News

When officer Bill Mayo pulled over Jaxon Arbuckle last week, it wasn't exactly the end of a hot pursuit. Jaxon, a 2-year-old who lives in Louisvill...

Officer Responding To Shoplifting Call Buys Single Dad Baby Formula

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.03.2015 | Good News

Superman has a cape, Spider-Man his webs, and Justin Roby has ... baby formula. Roby, an officer with the London Police Department in Kentucky, res...

If Most Police Officers Are 'Good Cops,' These Are Even Better

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.16.2015 | Crime

As protesters around the nation continue to call for police reform, they are regularly reminded of an important fact: While some officers abuse their ...

THIS Is How Cops Should Treat Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact

Steve Wick doesn't just patrol people on the streets of Houston -- he befriends them, too. The sergeant helps run the city's Homeless Outreach Team...

Watch Police Surprise Needy Family With Christmas Tree After Answering Their 911 Call

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.04.2014 | Good News

This little girl got a pretty magical surprise for the holidays -- and it didn't even come from Santa. Officers Barry Ward, 49, and Terrence Param...

When A Man's Wheelchair Got Stuck In A Storm, This Cop Did Something Great

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.22.2014 | Good News

When push comes to shove, Gil Benitez is happy to do more pushing. On Thursday night, the police officer in Fort Myers, Florida, pushed a man stran...

WATCH: What Do You Think This Cop's About To Do?

Posted 03.21.2014 | Good News

Police in San Antonio are searching for a "mystery man," but it's not a criminal suspect. It's one of their own officers who's been going viral on Fac...

Officer Stops To Be Quarterback In Neighborhood Kids' Football Game

Posted 02.11.2014 | Good News

Patrol Officer Craig Walsh is no Joe Montana, but for a few kids in Erial, N.J., he's certainly a Hall of Fame quarterback. A resident filmed the o...

10 Cops Caught Red-Handed Making The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 01.31.2014 | Good News

These cops showed an inspiring side of law enforcement that the public doesn't always see. From taking the time to reach out to local youth to helping...

Good Cops, Good Karma: When Tables Are Turned

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.12.2012 | Good News

In October 2005 in Orange County, Fla., sheriff's deputy Adam Pierce was shot twice in the head and neck while trying to arrest a man who was selling ...

WATCH: Hero Cop Revived A Choking Toddler

Posted 10.04.2011 | Chicago

Chicago police officer Christopher Elliott is being hailed as a hero after he revived a choking toddler around Wednesday night. NBC Chicago report...