Big Sandy SRT: Officers train for joint tactical team

Big Sandy SRT: Officers train for joint tactical team

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Richard Greene

Gliding through overgrowth carrying shields and with weapons drawn, officers charged in a single-file line through the doors of an abandoned home in Decatur Thursday afternoon.

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Standoff ends after 5 hours

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A five-hour standoff between a Decatur man and police ended peacefully just after noon Friday morning.

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Late-night visitors question officers; Men call themselves first-amendment auditors

Published Saturday, January 27, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Bridgeport and Decatur police chiefs reported two men visited their departments early Wednesday morning taking photos and questioning officers.

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Crime down, but calls are up

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018
By Brian Knox

Decatur saw a drop in crime numbers last year, but that doesn't mean officers or dispatchers are less busy. Actually, they're busier.

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City honors police chief

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Roy J. Eaton

Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins was honored for 35 years service at the city's annual employee appreciation banquet Friday at the Decatur Conference Center.

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6 arrested in prostitution sting

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Brian Knox

Six people were arrested last week in a multi-agency prostitution sting in Wise County.

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Police recover stolen vehicle

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Brian Knox

Investigators were able to track down a stolen vehicle within hours of it being taken Tuesday, thanks to the vehicle's tracking system.

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PD recognizes local businesses

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Police Department Thursday honored a dozen businesses for their support of the department through the past year.

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Chase ends in arrest

Published Monday, September 11, 2017
By Racey Burden

A police chase involving multiple local departments ended in the arrest of a Dallas man Saturday.

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Highway renamed for fallen officer

Highway renamed for fallen officer

Published Saturday, August 26, 2017
By Brian Knox

Under a cloudy, yet not quite overcast sky, Wednesday morning, a brown sign dangled from the end of a crane between two metal poles on the side of U.S. 380 at Decatur's east city limits.

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Vacation at the station; Kids learn bike safety, more at police event

Vacation at the station; Kids learn bike safety, more at police event

Published Saturday, August 12, 2017
By Brian Knox

One moment, a line of children's bicycles sat motionless in a row outside of the Decatur Police Department Friday.

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Officer injured in wreck

Officer injured in wreck

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017
By Racey Burden

A Decatur police officer was air lifted to the hospital after his parked patrol vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer on U.S. 81/287 Thursday night.

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Toy drives help brighten kids’ Christmas

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Brian Knox

'Tis the season to help out children in need, and Wise County has plenty of opportunities to do just that.

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2-wheel transition; Decatur PD adds motorcycle to traffic division

2-wheel transition; Decatur PD adds motorcycle to traffic division

Published Saturday, October 8, 2016
By Brian Knox

For Decatur Police Officer Corey Bosworth, two wheels are better than four.

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Car dealerships burglarized

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Decatur Police Department is looking for leads in the burglary of three car dealerships in Decatur.

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Death of Dallas officers felt locally

Death of Dallas officers felt locally

Published Saturday, July 9, 2016
By Brian Knox

No shots were fired in Wise County Thursday night, but the local law enforcement community certainly felt the pain of the loss of five Dallas officers who were killed by a sniper.

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Fake bills, check scams reported

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By Brian Knox

There's funny money going around Wise County, but it's no laughing matter.

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Two promoted by police

Published Wednesday, March 16, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins has promoted two longtime officers to lieutenant, the first officers to achieve that rank in the department.

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Tech provides more than fine information

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Brian Knox

If you haven't paid your traffic tickets, Decatur Police have a new tool to find you.

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Decatur Police Department expands use of body cameras for officers

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Brian Knox

All Decatur policemen on the streets will be equipped with body cameras as of Sept. 1.

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