Horse wandering Massachusetts Turnpike returned home safely


Horse in Massachusetts

A horse that was found wandering the Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton Saturday morning has been captured and returned home safety, state police have announced.  Massachusetts State troopers responded to reports of a loose horse on Interstate 90 Westbound between Exits 9 and 10 around 9:30 a.m.  Officers were quickly able to capture the wandering horse and remove it from the highway without incident.  The horse was returned home to a farm, which state police said is located near I-90.  State Police said they believe the horse made its way onto the highway after slipping through a fence.


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Missouri State Highway Patrol accepts push-ups challenge


Missouri troopers doing push ups


Patrol employees statewide are accepting the challenge to perform 22 push-ups every day for 22 days.  That figure represents the number of veterans who commit suicide each day, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol press release.  “The colonel challenged each one of the troops within Missouri to do the push- up challenge, and of course, Troop H gladly accepted that,” said Sgt. Jacob Angle of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop H.  Angle said he and about 25 troopers completed the challenge on Tuesday.  He also said patrol employees participating in the challenge are using social media to urge other agencies to join them. Angle challenged the Cameron Police Department.  “After I challenged them, I learned they had already done the challenge, but that’s alright as long as they are participating,” Angle said.  Angle said Troop H has several troopers who are veterans. He also said troopers have been willing to participate in the challenge.  “They (veterans) go over there and help support our freedom, they serve every day to protect us,” Angle said.  “It’s a great cause and a great group of people and the Highway Patrol totally supports them.”  According to the news release, the Highway Patrol hopes the social media-driven awareness campaign encourages the public to make more connections with the people around them.  “The Highway Patrol is very pro-military. ... So if doing this helps raise awareness for veterans, the Highway Patrol wants to be a part of it,” Angle said.


New Hampshire State Police help save a wedding

NHSP Wedding


New Hampshire State Police helped save a wedding this weekend after the mother of the groom became lost in the woods.  Officers were called on Sunday when a woman wandered off a property that she had been renting in Landaff.  The missing woman had gotten lost in the woods and had been missing for four hours.  Police say the missing woman and her family turned out to be from Massachusetts and were in the area for the woman's son's wedding. Thankfully, officers were able to track down the woman and safely reunite her with her family.  The wedding was only delayed a few hours.  "The bride and groom will definitely have a story for the future," New Hampshire State Police wrote on their Facebook page as they congratulated the couple on their wedding.


Maryland State Police help in collecting 33,379 pounds of food

Maryland food drive


The fourth annual Hunger Action Month food drive came to a close this week with the announcement that 33,379 pounds of food, which is the equivalent of 27,816 meals, were collected at 15 community events hosted by the Maryland State Police (MSP) as well as several Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) locations throughout September.  This collection, which also includes monetary donations raised at the events, via online virtual food drive platforms, and from state agency employees, will benefit the Maryland Food Bank.  September is known nationally as Hunger Action Month and traditionally marks the month-long food drive hosted by the state agencies in partnership with the food bank.  This year, in an effort to increase community engagement, MSP and MDOT officials hosted 15 special events across the state.  From Oakland to Salisbury and many towns in between, these community events featured a variety of activities, including child safety seat installations, MSP Aviation tours, K-9 Unit performances, fingerprinting, Bomb Squad robot demonstrations, Barrack tours, and educational activities that focused on safe driving.  “This year we tried something new, and we’re very grateful to the Maryland State Police and Department of Transportation for working so hard to host these wonderful events and food collections to help our neighbors in need,” said Maryland Food Bank President & CEO Beth Martino.  “We wouldn’t be able to operate without the contributions of partners like MSP and MDOT, and we can’t thank them enough for once again joining us in our fight to end hunger in Maryland.”  State Police and Department of Transportation employees joined together to collect donations for the Food Bank in La Plata, Md., on September 10.  MSP and MDOT representatives were out in full force collecting donations throughout the month, while select MDOT locations also accepted food donations for those in need.  Additionally, supporters who were unable to attend these events were encouraged to donate food online using the MSP and MDOT virtual food drive platforms.