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Modoc County sheriff's Deputy Jack Hopkins, 31, was shot to death Wednesday while responding to a disturbance call. (Modoc County Sheriff's Office)

A 31-year-old sheriff's deputy in Northern California was fatally shot Wednesday while responding to a disturbance call, and the suspected gunman was taken into custody, authorities said.

Modoc County Sheriff's Deputy Jack Hopkins responded to a reported...

A packed memorial service for two Palm Springs police officers fatally shot while responding to a disturbance call earlier this month took place Tuesday at the city's convention center.

The service for officers Lesley Zerebny and Jose "Gil" Vega began...

It's gonna hurt. But it will go for a cause that benefits devastated law enforcement agencies and families like in the cases of a Los Angeles Sheriff's department sergeant and two Palm Springs police officers this month.

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Officer Jose "Gil" Vega, 63, and Officer Lesley Zerebny, 27, were shot and killed Saturday in Palm Springs. (Palm Springs Police Department)

The man accused of killing two Palm Springs police officers in a planned attack last week pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon after his attorney asked for a psychological evaluation to determine his mental competence.

John Hernandez Felix was shackled...

They arrived in shades of blue, green, tan - with proud shoulders and weary faces. Many knew well the man whose body lay in the black hearse escorted into a Lancaster church parking lot.

Many did not.

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Sheriff's vehicles line the street outside the coroner's office as they await the hearse taking Sgt. Steve Owen's body to Lancaster on Oct. 6, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said he met Thursday with the family of slain Lancaster Station Sgt. Steve Owen, whom he called a role model and a hero.

Owen, 53, was shot in the 3200 block of West Avenue J-7 after responding to a residential...

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Steve Owen was a 29 year veteran of the department. (Los Angeles County Sheriff)

A Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant was shot and killed in Lancaster on Wednesday while responding to a residential burglary call, setting off a manhunt for a gunman who tried to flee in the slain lawman's cruiser and held two teenagers hostage before he...

LAPD officers stand in line outside the estate of former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan, who died at the age of 94, in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, California March 6, 2016. (REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn)

The Los Angeles Police Commission wants LAPD police officers to run away when a suspect confronts them with a weapon, warns the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the labor union of the city's police officers.

The organization posted a blog post...

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The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to reimburse the full cost of city services incurred during home games at the Coliseum, including for police, fire and street services, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday.

"Stan Kroenke and the Rams organization made...

Police staffing for the Coliseum's busiest fall football season in two decades is putting additional strain on LAPD resources, according to department officials.

For each Los Angeles Rams and USC Trojans game, the Los Angeles Police Department commits...

(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

A taxpayer lawsuit was filed Wednesday against the city of Los Angeles alleging an unlawful "gift of public funds" to the Los Angeles Rams in the form of...

The Los Angeles Police Department was forced to reassign officers, many of whom work for special investigative units, to security at Los Angeles Rams games after two fights broke out at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5...

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer is in serious condition after being struck by an SUV while riding his motorcycle in Fullerton.

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A Northern California man accused of deliberately ramming a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer with his truck and then leaving the scene was charged Monday with assault and attempted murder.

Philip Newlyn, 28, of Elk Grove, is facing one...

Authorities Wednesday sought the public's help to find a motorist behind a hit-and-run crash in the Valencia area that lefta Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer injured.

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Rams football fans hold banners, wave signs and chant while marching around the L.A. Memorial Coliseum in January. (Richard Vogel/Associated Press)

As the Rams prepare for their return to Los Angeles on Saturday with a preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, L.A. city officials are scrambling to figure out who will pay for the substantial police presence required at a National Football League game....

A Los Angeles Police Department officer is being celebrated after raising tens of thousands of dollars for two children whose mother is in hospice care after a stage 4 cancer diagnosis.

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Demonstrators rally in Hollywood on Saturday to pay tribute to law enforcement officers. (Anh Do / Los Angeles Times)

Rosa Padilla is the mother of a narcotics officer and mother-in-law to a son entering the police academy.

So she spent her Saturday morning on a passionate cause: honoring the men and women in uniform whom she calls "our blessings, who protect our lives...

Dozens of officers came in and out of Scripps Mercy Hospital overnight, where one of the wounded officers underwent surgery. That officer is expected to survive, SDPD Chief Shelley Zimmerman said. (NBC 7 San Diego)

A San Diego Police Department officer has died and another officer remains hospitalized after a late-night shooting during a traffic stop just south of downtown San Diego. Both officers are part of the force's Elite Gang Unit.

The SDPD said one suspect...

A Los Angeles police officer was shot and wounded in a gunfight between a suspect in Watts late Monday night.

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck leaves at the end of a news conference held Friday to discuss crime in L.A. through the first half of 2016. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Police Department's decision to flood the city's deadliest neighborhoods with more officers has managed to slow the pace of killings and shootings in recent months.

But the department still faces a continuing rise in assaults, robberies...

A handful of restaurants Monday threw an appreciation lunch for LAPD officers Monday at the LAPD's Pacific Division Station in Del Rey.

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LAPD officers at a protest near City Hall on Tuesday, July 12. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Police Department will increase helicopter patrols and the screenings of 911 calls in the wake of the fatal shootings of three Baton Rouge officers, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Sunday.

Under the move, the LAPD will also...

An LAPD officer was hospitalized Wednesday morning after being involved in a motorcycle crash with an SUV on the 60 Freeway near Mountain Avenue in Ontario.

The officer, a 16-year veteran who has been riding the motorcycle for work for about a year, was...

Jasen Frelot, left, holding his daughter Ruby, gives a pat to Seattle police officer Daniel Aguirre after handing the officer a rose in response to the shootings of police officers in Dallas, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Image)

The Dallas shooting that killed five officers has spurred an outpouring of support for police, not only in Texas but hundreds of miles away.

Around the country, people have showed up at local departments with flowers, sent social media messages or called...

An LAPD commander says others in the department falsely concluded that he gave a blogger information on a horse deal involving the daughter of Chief Charlie Beck. Above, the police chief. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

A Los Angeles Police commander is suing the city, alleging he was the victim of retaliation after top police brass falsely concluded he leaked information to a blogger for a story that said LAPD Chief Charlie Beck approved the department's purchase of a horse...

Sunday, June 12, 2016 photo provided by the Orlando Police Department shows the helmet Officer Michael Napolitano was wearing when responding to the shooting at Pulse nightclub, in Orlando, Fla. (Orlando Police Department via AP)

The Kevlar helmet that saved an Orlando SWAT officer from a gunshot wound during the nightclub massacre this month is proof of why police need sophisticated equipment, say local unions representing law enforcement agencies.

The issue was raised Wednesday...

Officer Guillermo Espinoza pushes a button to turn his lapel camera on and off. The cameras don't roll for the entire shift, only when an officer presses record. (Maya Sugarman/KPCC)

The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday unanimously approved a $69.6 million plan to place body worn cameras on 7,000 Los Angeles patrol officers by the end of 2017.

Originally, L.A. Mayor Garcetti had promised to have cameras on LAPD officers by the end...

On New Year's Day 2016, LAPD K-9 Edo helped save the lives of officers and children from an armed man. (KABC)

On New Year's Day 2016, Los Angeles Police Department K-9 Edo helped save the lives of officers and children from an armed man.

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Sierra Cuesta doesn't remember her dad.

But a group of officers do.

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