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Update: Police Recruits Will be Required to Wear Helmets
Oklahoma City police say helmets will now be required during self-defense training after the death of a police recruit.
Police say 38-year-old Kelley Chase died after hitting his head on a mat during a custody control and defense training exercise on Friday.
Police chief Bill Citty says that Chase's fall did not knock him unconscious. Citty says, Chase was able to get up to his knees after hitting his head.
A safety officer is present but recruits must also be put in positions they may have to deal with when trying to arrest a suspect on the street.
Police say Chase was going through his final custody control and defense training test when he hit his head.
Posted: Wednesday, October 17 2012, 06:48 AM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Obama says nation must do more for fallen heroes
May 25, 2013 10:08 GMT
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the nation must do more than just remember its fallen heroes on Memorial Day.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says the country must care for the loved ones the fallen leave behind. He says the country must also make sure that all veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned.
Obama says that, above all, the armed forces must have the support needed to carry out their missions at home and abroad.
In the Republican address, Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe thanks the nation for its prayers and support following Monday's deadly tornado in his home state. He recalls past natural and man-made disasters in Oklahoma and says that while the state was hard hit, "we're not knocked out."
Obama's address: http://www.whitehouse.gov Republican address: http://www.youtube.com/gopweeklyaddress
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