Magazine article The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

Bulletin Notes

Magazine article The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

Bulletin Notes

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Law enforcement officers are challenged daily in the performance of their duties; they face each challenge freely and unselfishly while answering the call to duty. In certain instances, their actions warrant special attention from their respective departments. The Bulletin also wants to recognize those situations that transcend the normal rigors of the law enforcement profession.

Officer Edward Weissgerber of the Brookfield, Illinois, Police Department responded to check on the well-being of the stepbrother of a local apartment tenant. The subject was visiting his stepsister's apartment to gather her belongings after her ex-boyfriend threatened to kill her 2 days before ending their relationship. As Officer Weissgerber arrived at the apartment, he made contact with the ex-boyfriend, who was standing inside the doorway near a large amount of blood on the floor. The ex-boyfriend attempted to shut the door, but the officer forced his way in and handcuffed the suspect. While doing so, he heard cries for help coming from a nearby bedroom. The stepbrother was found inside the bedroom closet, alive but stabbed seven times and hanging from a noose with his hands tied behind him. Officer Weissgerber cut the victim free and applied first aid measures while requesting medical assistance. The ex-boyfriend was subsequently charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery.

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Trooper Craig Larson of the Wisconsin State Patrol arrived at the scene of a reported vehicle stuck in a snow-filled interstate median in northwestern Wisconsin. …

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