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March 12, 2015

2 officers shot in Ferguson ambush expected to survive

One officer was shot in the face, just below his right eye, with the bullet lodging behind his ear.
February 09, 2015

Sniper kills Austin man who opened fire on police helicopter

27-year-old Sawyer Flache opened fire on the helicopter as it arrived – resulting in a 30 minute standoff.
January 20, 2015

Police radars that can see inside homes?

The FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service are among the agencies that have been given these radar systems, which work like finely tuned motion detectors, using radio waves to determine if someone is inside a home and whether they are moving.
January 08, 2015

SD trooper shot, man arrested in ongoing standoff

Standoff began after suspects made a phone call to police while inside a home "threatening law enforcement".
December 18, 2014

Ill. captain shot in standoff: Next time I'll duck better

Highest-ranking Chicago cop to be shot in the line of duty in years returned this week to his post as second in command of the South Side's Englewood police district.
November 18, 2014

NM officer cleared in fatal shooting during standoff

Armed suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of a cop was killed in a 2013 standoff captured on helmet camera.
November 13, 2014

Breachers: Come Hell Or High Water

From acts of terror to barricaded hostage situations and more, SWAT officers around the country are able to do their jobs because of countless hours of advanced weapons and tactics training. One crucial element to any SWAT operation: breaching.
November 13, 2014

Calif. SWAT forced to rely on private funding to keep up

The SWAT unit has to keep up with ever changing technology, but has a strained budget.

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