1. “She’s kind of funny, she’s kind of goofy, but if she tripped and fell, she’s fighting with her boyfriend, someone bumps into her, she makes a big deal out of it,” Officer Lema said, “and before you know it, we got a brawl on our hands because of the happy intoxicated person who just had too much to drink and bumped into the wrong person.”  North End culture clash.

     
  2. Springfield police recall wit, warmth of slain officer

    Planning to retire in just a year, Officer Kevin Ambrose, 56, was shot and killed in the line of duty Monday afternoon while responding to a domestic call.

    (BILL BRETT FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

     
  3. Thousands attend memorial service for N.H. police chief

    - Michael Maloney, who was killed last week during a drug bust, is being remembered today at Winnacunnet High School.

     
  4. Slain N.H. chief mourned

    - A line of mourners, somber and ashen-faced, stretched the length of a football field behind the funeral home Wednesday where Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney lay.

     
  5. MIT engineers help fight roadside perils

    - Professor Seth Teller is leading an effort to try to create life-saving devices for police and other first responders to cut crashes at traffic stops and accident scenes.

     
  6. Hamilton police Sergeant recalled at funeral Mass as a “man of faith”

    - Hundreds turned out today for the funeral service of Sergeant Kenneth Nagy, the veteran Hamilton police officer who committed suicide a week ago after allegedly shooting a Beverly police officer.

     
  7. Tough job done well

    - Yesterday was Pervis Ryans Jr.’s first day of retirement after 34 years with the Boston Police Department, where he was the only black captain.

     
  8. Police sergeant found dead in SUV

    - A Hamilton police sergeant was found dead inside his car last night, hours after he allegedly shot and seriously injured a Beverly police officer.

     
  9. Data analysis credited with Cambridge crime decrease

    - Serious crime in Cambridge dipped slightly last year to its lowest level in nearly 50 years, and police are giving the credit to increased reliance on statistical data.

     
  10. Sandals pile up in protest of child charges

    - JAKARTA, Indonesia - Sandals piled up around Indonesia as part of a protest campaign against the trial of a 15-year-old boy accused of stealing old footwear from a police officer.

     
  11. Sleep disorders plague police officers

    - A new Brigham and Women’s Hospital study found that 40 percent of officers have a chronic sleep problem, which in most cases had previously been undiagnosed.

     
  12. Family of slain officer receives Hanna Medal of Honor

    - The family of slain Woburn police Officer John B. Maguire stood in the well of the Massachusetts House of Representatives yesterday and, to thunderous applause, received the Hanna Medal of Honor.

     
  13. Mass. rescue team requires own rescue from forest

    - State police say two Fall River police officers and an environmental police officer who went into the 5,400-acre Freetown-Fall River State Forest to find a lost woman had to be rescued themselves after they lost their direction. (Photo: Profile Rock, Freetown-Fall River State Forest.)

     
  14. Cape police invite public to the station — to watch the Bruins game

    - Police officers are usually known for breaking up parties. But tonight, thanks to the Boston Bruins, they’re the ones hosting the get-together in one Cape town.

     
  15. Greater Boston officials are advising residents not to worry this weekend if they hear large explosions or the rat-tat-tat of automatic weapons fire or see heavily armed SWAT teams roving the area looking as if they’re about to pounce on an acolyte of Osama bin Laden.