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Disabled Greek Police Officer Fights Discrimination, is Reinstated

A Greek police officer who was discharged in 2009 due to disability was reinstated into the force this week after launching a successful campaign to change the law. Antonis Tsapatakis was considered by the Hellenic Police (ELAS) as incapable of...

Turkey Releases Greek Police Officer Arrested Near Evros Border

A Greek police officer and his partner who were arrested by Turkish security forces on Sunday near the border region of Evros were released on Monday according to the Greek Ministry of Civil Protection. The pair, from the northeastern Greek...

Suspect in Greek-American NYPD Officer’s Death in Court Facing Charges

The suspect involved in the death of Greek-American New York Police Department (NYPD) officer, Anastasios Tsakos, faced court on Tuesday.

Greek Australian Senior Police Officer Killed in Car Crash

Greek Australian Detective Chief Superintendent Joanne Shanahan was one of the two women killed in a horrific crash at Urrbrae on Saturday. Shanahan, mother of two, was born in Adelaide. Her father, Nick Panayiotou had migrated to Australia from a...

25-Year Old Police Officer Found Dead in Greece's Zagori Gorge

A 25-year old police officer was found dead on Saturday morning in northwestern Greece's Zagori Gorge in the area of Astraka. The unfortunate man was mountaineering with a friend when he suddenly slipped and disappeared into the 300-meter deep gorge. A...

Officer Honored for Act of Bravery After Saving Child in Burning Building

On Thursday, Vassilis Terzakis, an emergency dispatch police officer in Athens was honored with the a police medal for his act of bravery while on duty. The honor was bestowed on him for his actions on February 19, 2015 when...

Greek Police Officer Injured During Clash Between Refugees

A Greek police officer had to be transferred to the local hospital to treat his injuries, when refugees at the Chios hotspot started clashing and throwing stones at each other. The refugees complained about the quality of food in the camp....

Police Officer Murdered While Trying to Stop Burglery

A police officer lost his life in the city Andravida, southwestern Greece, while he was trying to prevent a burglary on Sunday. The 35 year-old police officer, father of two, despite being off duty, tried to arrest the thief as soon as...

Greek Police Officer Head of Prostitution Ring

A Greek police officer was arrested for allegedly being the head of an Internet-based prostitution ring in Athens. A police investigation revealed that the 45-year old policeman was forcing his Russian wife and several Greek and foreign women into prostitution...

Albanian Man Arrested For Impersonating a Police Officer

A 22-year-old Albanian was arrested on Tuesday for impersonating a police officer, while the police are still searching for his Albanian accomplice. According to the police, the two men set up a police siren in their car, pretending to be...