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Officer Killed in UK Parliament Attack Identified

Officer Keith Palmer;  Photo: Metropolitan Police

Officer Keith Palmer; Photo: Metropolitan Police

The terror attack that gripped the world's attention yesterday and ultimately took the lives of four individuals (plus the attacker), included the loss of police officer Keith Palmer, 48.

Officer Palmer was fatally stabbed by the assailant while he was on-duty. Palmer was a member of the parliamentary and diplomatic protection command.

Officer Palmer had been with the force for 15 years and was a husband and father.

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Axe Wielding Man Injures Five UK Police Officers

Police officers responding to a "domestic incident" in South Yorkshire, UK, met with a man wielding an axe on Wednesday night.

The first officers on scene attempted to arrest the man but were met with significant resistance. A neighbor who witnessed the incident stated that the suspect was "chopping at her with the axe," in describing how the suspect attacked a female police officer.

An additional four officers would be injured in their attempts to arrest the man. He would eventually be taken into custody with the use of tasers and charged with attempted murder.

The female officer was injured the most seriously. According to reports, she suffered injuries to her ankle, hand, and head and is in a local hospital being treated.

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UK Police Use Seized Gang Money to Buy Local Children an Easter Surprise

Police officers from the borough of Trafford in Manchester, England have decided to put to good use money seized from organized criminal gangs this Easter. They are using the proceeds to buy chocolate Easter eggs for children of the area whose lives have been affected by crime.

Police Superintendent Jim Liggett said, "Police in Trafford regularly seize cash and assets from organized crime groups who cause nothing but misery within our communities."

He continued, "This weekend, we have decided to use a small amount of this cash to bring happiness to young children within the community who have been affected by some form of criminality. I hope this small gesture will bring some happiness to the children and show the public that they remain at the heart of everything we do."

Great job by the Manchester, England police!

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